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1 hr ago | Washington Times

Former Vice President Al Gore will speak to the United Nations on climate change.

One thing is for sure about Al Gore : It never rains on his global warming parade. The former vice president is not about to let go of his climate change zeal, and he takes to the Internet at high noon Tuesday for a lengthy demonstration.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Al Gore, Global Warming, Rush Limbaugh, Tax

5 hrs ago | Investor's Business Daily

Ackman's New Fund Could Spur More Market Activism

Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management plans to raise $2 billion with a new fund listing on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange, the company said in a statement Monday. The hedge fund has already secured $1.5 billion from 30 cornerstone investors and expects the new fund, called Pershing Square Holdings, to have a market capitalization of $5 billion after its 25-a-share IPO on Oct. 13. "We expect that the public listing of PSH will substantially enhance the stability of our capital base, enabling us to invest a greater percentage of our assets in activist commitments on a long-term basis, and improving our ability to take advantage of market dislocations when they arise," said Bill Ackman in a statement.


9 hrs ago |

UN taking over C. African Republic peacekeeping

The United Nations is set to take over a regional African peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic on Monday, nine months after sectarian violence erupted that has left at least 5,000 people dead and has forced tens of thousands of Muslims to flee into exile in neighboring countries. About 1,800 additional peacekeepers and police are joining the mission as the United Nations takes over, though the force when combined with the existing African troops is still only about 65 percent of what was authorized by the U.N. Security Council in April.


Related Topix: Central African Republic, Africa, World News

10 hrs ago | Charter97

Opposition activist held in custody for weekend

Activist of the Zmena movement Vital Vasilkou, who disappeared on September 12, was 'found' in the Partyzanski district court of Minsk. He is charged with disorderly conduct and resisting a police officer .


14 hrs ago | SFGate

Egypt's most prominent activist to be released

Egypt's most prominent activist, who is facing a retrial on a 15-year prison sentence for violating the country's draconian protest law, was granted release on bail on Monday, lawyers and relatives said. Lawyer Mohammed Abdel-Aziz said that blogger Alaa Abdel-Fattah , a vocal government critic since mid-2000, won release on bail of 5,000 Egyptian pounds along with two other activists.


15 hrs ago | Hindustan Times

Nepal activist seeking right to secession in constitution arrested

A prominent activist from Nepal's Madhesh region who is seeking inclusion of the right to secede in the country's new constitution has been arrested for anti-national activities. Dr CK Raut, a PhD from University of Cambridge and a former employee of Raytheon, a US defense contractor, was arrested on Saturday evening in Morang district in eastern Nepal while returning home from a public rally.


Sun Sep 14, 2014

Daily Kos

The Fruits of Accidental Activism - Tips for Taking Facebook Activism Into Real Spaces

The headline in the local paper reads, "100 Rally in Worcester Against Police Brutality." The first paragraph of the story reads, "...more than 100 people met on the Common Saturday night..." In reality, the count was closer to 200 than 100, and they came from all walks of life, in all ages and from all backgrounds.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Life, Fruits, Food

Sydney Morning Herald

Sun and wind Alter German's energy landscape, leaving utilities behind

Of all the developed nations, few have pushed harder than Germany to find a solution to global warming. And towering symbols of that drive are appearing in the middle of the North Sea.


Related Topix: Global Warming, Commercial Aircraft, Civil Aircraft, Aircraft, Airbus A380, Airbus Aircraft, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Christian Science Monitor

From IS-controlled Raqqa, tales of the group's resilience

In a hospital bed in southern Turkey, lies a Syrian volunteer rescue worker who had his kneecap blown off in an airstrike in Raqqa, the Syrian bastion of the self-styled Islamic State . His story - and that of others who have made their out of Raqqa - sheds light on what life is like under the group's rule, and of how difficult it will be for a US-led coalition that President Barack Obama insists will "destroy" IS to make headway with airstrikes alone.


Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Sydney Morning Herald

Climate activism's new frontier is targeting fossil fuel investors

In mid-July, the peak body of the Uniting Church in Australia voted to sell its investments in fossil fuels. The decision was available online for anyone who cared to peruse the church's minutes, but it didn't issue a media release until a month and a half later, on the last Friday afternoon in August.


Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News, Global Warming

Seeking Alpha

Darden's Results Show Some Recovery Amid Investor Activism

The casual dining industry has been under pressure for some time now, suffering from increased competition from the fast-casual space on the one hand, and weak consumer spending on the other. Of the major publicly listed companies, Darden Restaurants has been one of the hardest-hit, as it struggled with slowing sales and a sagging bottom-line.


Related Topix: Darden Restaurants, Restaurant Management

Cape Cod Times

Cape Cod weather: Mostly sunny

The National Marine Life Center released three rehabilitated seals at Scusset Beach State Reserve.


Related Topix: Buzzards Bay, MA

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Fairhaven: Community recalls the giving spirit of fallen friend

With stories of the outspoken, compassionate, ray of sunshine she was, the spirit of Katie Brienzo was rekindled Saturday at the third annual walk established in her memory. "I've had some really good personal time with Katie," said family friend Anthony Gaudielo, a participant at the Katie Brienzo Memorial Walk who said he knew Brienzo for nearly 30 years.


Related Topix: Fairhaven, MA, Bristol County, MA

The Virginian-Pilot

Doves saved in Va. Beach, available for adoption

The Virginia Beach Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals rescued 99 ringneck doves from a hoarding case June 17, 2014. As of Thursday, Sept.


Russia Taday

Guilty! 'Russell Tribunal' condemns Obama, Poroshenko 'war crimes' in E.Ukraine

The presidents of Ukraine and the US, in addition to heads of NATO and the European Commission have been condemned for war crimes in Eastern Ukraine by an informal Russell Tribunal, which took place in Venice, Italy on Saturday. The show trial in Venice was inspired by the Russell Tribunal organized by British philosopher and Nobel Prize winner Bertrand Russell and hosted by French philosopher and writer Jean-Paul Sartre in 1966 to investigate US war crimes in Vietnam.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Italy,

The York Daily Record

Syrian troops pound central village amid offensive

Syrian warplanes and helicopter gunships struck targets in a central village on Saturday in what appears to be preparations for a ground offensive on the rebel stronghold, activists said. The air raids on Kfar Zeita, which has been under rebel control for nearly two years, came amid a major government offensive in the religiously mixed central province of Hama.


The York Daily Record

German gay rights activist beaten in Belgrade

Serbian police say a German man who has taken part in a gay rights conference has been severely beaten in downtown Belgrade and has been hospitalized with life threatening brain injuries. Jovanka Todorovic, from the Labris gay and lesbian group, told the AP that the man was beaten around early Saturday morning.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Albuquerque, NM

Silicon Alley Insider

Dan Loeb Raised $2.5 Billion For His Fund In Just 2 Weeks

Hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb raised $2.5 billion over just two weeks in August, signaling investor appetite for shareholder activism investing, The Wall Street Journal reports. According to The Journal, Loeb plans to use the capital by the end of the year to take activist stakes in companies in the U.S. and abroad.


The Leadership Institute

Liberty Campaign & Activism Workshop

Liberty University, De Moss Hall 1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, VA The Campaign Management Workshop teaches you how to manage or contribute to a winning campaign. Every year thousands run for elected office, but only a few win.


Related Topix: Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA

Fri Sep 12, 2014

South China Morning Post

Student activist vows to fight on

Scholarism founder is determined to continue pushing his group's idea of true democracy as he gets ready to start his university studies Scholarism's Joshua Wong hands out fliers calling on students to support a one-day class boycott at secondary schools to protest against Beijing's restrictive reform proposal. Photo: Sam Tsang Two years ago, a bespectacled 15-year-old became a household name for his fearless crusade against the ill-fated national education curriculum.


Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Family