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2 hrs ago | The Beaumont Enterprise

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

In this May 22, 2014, photo, a ship is docked at Norfolk Southern's Lamberts Point coal terminal as a man plays golf in Norfolk, Va.

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Related Topix: Norfolk, VA, Global Warming, Newport News, VA

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Winnipeg Free Press

Coal exports help US clean up global warming pollution at home - but still pollute elsewhere

Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, George Bush, W.

Scotsman.com

Rebellious shareholders see activism pay dividends

Shareholder activism is on the rise, with rebel investors becoming increasingly successful in their interventions, according to major new research.

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Related Topix: Greater London County, England, United Kingdom,

Santa Cruz Sentinel

July 27, 2014 Editorial: Teachers extend poitical activism

Democrats are in an interesting position when it comes to educational reform as teachers unions pour more money than ever into political campaigns ahead of coming November elections.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Los Angeles County, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Opinion

Salon

Wired for change: Millennials, hashtag activism and today's new Arabs

The role of the Internet in the revolutions that began in 2011 has provoked debate.

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Related Topix: World News, Tunisia,

Channelnewsasia.com

Bali to continue anti-rabies dog cull as gory video emerges

Stray dog wander near by a temple compound in Jimbaran village on the resort island of Bali.

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Related Topix: Indonesia, Animal Rights, Vaccinations, Health

Juan Cole

In Palestine, R2P isn't Dead; It was never on the Table

My response to students' queries on the matter of Responsibility to Protect has generally been that the whole narrative is a bit of a distraction: R2P merely repackages a principle that already existed, namely that states have a moral - and kind of legal - obligation to act in the face of genocide and widespread human rights abuses.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News, US News, Liberal Political News

Sat Jul 26, 2014

WOWT-TV Omaha

Sex Trade Survivor Sheds Light on Dark Crime

A woman who thought she was moving to the United States for a new job quickly found herself sold in the sex trade industry once in the country.

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The Georgia Straight

Housing activists demand end to gentrification in Downtown Eastside

Organized by the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users, the protest began across the street from Insite, Canada's only legal supervised-injection site.

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New Jersey Herald

Video shows smiling American bomber in Syria

An al-Qaida-linked group fighting in Syria has released video of the first American to carry out a suicide attack in the country's civil war, showing him smiling and saying he looked forward to going to heaven.

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WKXW-FM Trenton

American suicide bomber said he's going to heaven

An al-Qaida-linked group fighting in Syria has released video of the first American to carry out a suicide attack in the country's civil war, showing him smiling and saying he looked forward to going to heaven.

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The Daily Star

85 Syria troops killed in jihadist advance: activists

BEIRUT: At least 85 Syrian army troops were killed as the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria advanced on a regime position in the northern province of Raqa, an activist group said Saturday.

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Tri-cityherald.com

Activists: Syrian rebels shoot down helicopter

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the helicopter was shot down with a missile over a poor area of town known as Camp Nairab.

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Tri-cityherald.com

2 critics of Swaziland government sentenced

The sentencing Friday of lawyer Thulani Maseko and Bheki Makhubu, editor of Swaziland's The Nation magazine, drew criticism from Amnesty International and other human rights groups, which described the ruling as an attack on freedom of expression.

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Related Topix: Swaziland, World News, Africa, Mswati Iii

News9 Oklahoma City

Activists: Syrian rebels shoot down helicopter

The Ohio State marching band is moving forward without its director; a day after he was fired they're performing with the Columbus Symphony in what's often considered the band's unofficial season kickoff.

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Related Topix: Ohio State University, Family, Kids, Wichita, KS

The Age

Boats: the backdown

More than 157 asylum seekers will be transported to the Australian mainland. The first time any asylum seekers have done so this year.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Mon Activist Wins Asian Women's Award

An ethnic Mon women's rights activist, Khin Khin Kyu, has won the N-Peace Award, given by the multi-country N-Peace Network in recognition of her efforts to advance the rights of ethnic minority women in Burma.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News,

Phoenix New Times

ICE Removes Immigrant Detainees From Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu's Jail

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has removed its immigrant detainees from the Pinal County Jail, after the county and the federal government failed to come to an agreement over how much the county gets paid to house the detainees.

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Related Topix: Prison

Burnt Orange Report

When Well-Meaning Activism Goes Horribly Wrong: Stop Patriarchy and the Texans Who Oppose Them

If you follow Texas reproductive justice activists online, chances are you've heard of Stop Patriarchy and their Abortion Freedom Ride .

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Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

The Island Packet

PETA blasts chimps theater appearance at 'Planet of the Apes' in Myrtle Beach + video

PETA is calling supporters to action more than a week after two chimpanzees went to the movies for the premier of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in Myrtle Beach.

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Related Topix: Myrtle Beach, SC, Science Fiction TV, Entertainment, Television, Theater, Arts

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