WWII Dogs in Gas Masks - Dogs have historically been a valuable ally for soldiers in war and safety equipment was designed specifically for them. They were tasked with a number of different jobs even within the trenches during the Second World War.
Hundreds of people have been killed while defending the environment and land rights around the world, international monitors said in a report released Tuesday, highlighting what they called a culture of impunity surrounding the deaths.
At least 908 people were killed in 35 countries from 2002 to 2013 during disputes over industrial logging, mining, and land rights – with Latin America and Asia-Pacific being particularly hard-hit – according to the study from Global Witness, a London-based nongovernmental organization that says it works to expose economic networks behind conflict, corruption and environmental destruction.
Only 10 people have ever been convicted over the hundreds of deaths, the report said.
The rate of such deaths has risen sharply – with an average of two activists killed each week – over the past four years as competition for the world’s natural resources has accelerated, Global Witness said in the report titled “Deadly Environment.”
A Iraqi girl in an orphanage - missing her mother so she drew her and fell asleep inside her. This is America’s democracy
This makes my heart hurt.
Whatever happened to rent control?
===Think the rent is too damn high? Well, it actually is. No matter where you live in the country, a new report says that no full-time worker making minimum wage can adequately afford a one-bedroom or two-bedroom rental at fair market rent. Faced wi…
Young Dubliners - Foggy Dew
“America will never, ever, ever stand down. We are Boston. We are America. We respond, we endure, we overcome and we own the finish line”. –Joe Biden
One of the greatest casualties of the Marathon bombing is that people forget that despite its provincial name, the Boston Marathon was a major…