The Middle East Needs More Sluts

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SlutWalk Toronto took just six weeks to organize, and now a dozen protests are planned worldwide. Is the Middle East next on the slut map? Without exception, every major human rights organization, from Amnesty International, the World Health Organization, and World Pulse to the Association for Women’s Rights in Development point to the clear connection […]

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Egyptian Women Forced to Take ‘Virginity Tests’ During Protests, Amnesty International

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Unstable and unsustainable societies threaten our health, and that of the environment. The latest: virginity tests in Egypt. Despite their massive involvement in the protests and overthrow of their government, Egyptian women are being denied a voice in the formation of a new government, World Pulse and other watchdog organizations report. Amnesty International has called […]

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Israeli Black Globe Award Went to IEI for Oil Shale Agenda

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The Elah Valley, which IEI hopes to use as testing grounds for oil shale extraction. The annual Israeli “Green Globe” award ceremony, hosted by the environmental umbrella organization Life and Environment, took place last Thursday where recipients included Minister of the Environment Gilad Arden.  That award ceremony is not all pats-on-the-back and positive recognition, however.  […]

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Green Globe Awards to be Presented to Israel’s Environmental Heroes this Week

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And the Green Globe goes to… Minister of the Environment, Gilad Arden. This Thursday will be a very environmentally conscious day in Israel, between the Earth Hour light outages taking place in almost 20 cities, the “Carmel Repair” event to rehabilitate the burned-down Carmel Forest, and the Green Globe environmental award ceremony celebrating the past […]

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Eating Real Food Can Save The Environment

A blooming rooftop garden, or a share in a local CSA. Individual actions add up to change for the better in our fragile world. A far-off cry in the wind, that’s what the vital issue of climate change has become. Legislation imposing change on carbon-emitting industry drags. American politicians even argue that the U.S. can’t […]

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Greenpeace Activists In Jerusalem Protest Plans To Build Coal-Fired Power Plant

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No it’s not Spiderman and friends, just green activists trying to call attention to the environmental impact of coal-burning power plants. Greenpeace went to great heights yesterday to express opposition to plans for a new coal-burning power plant in Israel. Five Greenpeace activists scaled the cables of the Chords Bridge at the entrance to Jerusalem […]

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Jordanian Environmentalists to Fight Ajloun Forest Construction

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Jordanian environmentalists have launched a new campaign against planned construction in a nature reserve. Jordanian environmentalists have launched a new campaign against plans to build a military academy at Bergish, in the Ajloun Forest nature reserve in north-western Jordan. The plans will, says campaigners from Halt Ajloun Deforestation, destroy an estimated 2,200 trees – some […]

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Blondes Have More Fun Composting

Maybe blondes really do have more fun, and more fun composting too. It’s easier to get Israelis excited about blondes than about composting, but if you get their eco-attention using a blonde?  That’s a different story.  Atar Friedman, a beautiful young Israeli blonde with a mission, has been trying to get Israelis more conscious about […]

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Obama Tried to Get Saudis on Board at Copenhagen, Wikileaks Reveals

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ClimateWire has revealed that leading up to the UN meeting at Copenhagen last December, the Obama administration leaned hard on the Saudis to get them to agree to the Copenhagen Accord. According to Wikileaks of private communications within the state department, the administration went right to the source of opposition to climate negotiations. The Saudis. […]

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Tiny Nation With Expertize in Rising From the Ashes of War Gives Help to Palestine

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The Japanese International Cooperation Agency is finalizing “a corridor for peace and prosperity”so the PA can bypass exports via  Jordan. Solar power is in the plan. Japan is funding the creation of a $100 million 111.5 hectare agricultural-cum-industrial park near the ancient Palestinian city of Jericho. About $5 million of this amount is to go […]

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Israeli Farmers Protest Lack of Imported Farm Help by Withholding Local Produce

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Which is a bigger environmental sin – imported produce or imported farmers? For the past few days Israeli farmers have been protesting a governmental decision to cut the amount of foreign workers legally permitted to come work in the agricultural sector, with the demonstration planned to continue tomorrow as well.  The growers have been demonstrating […]

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Egyptian Bike Rack Design Competition Part of 350.org’s Global Climate Change Work Party

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The (designing) pen is mightier than the sword – protest climate change by thinking of cool bike rack designs. To protest the rise of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, global organization 350.0rg organizes a climate solution day each year. These protests, demonstrations, and pro-active events take place all over the world, including the Middle […]

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Tel Aviv’s Salon Mazal to Host a DIY Recycled Craft Workshop This Week

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Salon Mazal’s eco-activists may be a little extreme, but they can still teach you some cool recycled crafts. Salon Mazal, an information center in Tel Aviv that spreads information about a whole range of issues including social change, human rights, animal rights, consumerism, feminism, and gender issues, is known for bringing together a collective of […]

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