News for 2012-08-18

Saturday, August 18, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Organization of American States to Meet Over UK's Threats to Seize Assange From Embassy
The Organization of American States (OAS) is set to meet next week over the UK's threat to storm the Ecuador's embassy in London to seize Julian Assange.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Israel Kicks Out Migrants – By Changing Their Nationality and Sending Them to Another Country
Sudanese asylum seekers in Israel are being issued with documents changing their nationality, allowing them to be removed from the country or imprisoned. The Bureau has identified migrants who have recently been issued with documents labelling them as South Sudanese – despite holding passports...
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[title] Pam Warhurst: How We Can Eat Our Landscapes
What should a community do with its unused land? Plant food, of course. With energy and humor, Pam Warhurst tells at the TEDSalon the story of how she and a growing team of volunteers came together to turn plots of unused land into communal vegetable gardens, and to change the narrative of food in...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Deadly Week for Afghan Civilians Ends With More Bloodshed
A bomb exploded in a crowded market in Afghanistan on Saturday killing four and wounding at least 12, ending a deadly week for civilians in the occupied country. The explosion happened in the Shindand district of the western province of Herat.
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[field_image_caption-raw] U.S. Court Upholds Status Quo on Gene Patents
Is a gene more like a tree trunk or more like a baseball bat? A federal court Thursday took a stand on the question, ruling that isolated DNA molecules are “not found in nature”, and are therefore more like inventions, such as baseball bats, than natural phenomenon, such as tree trunks. Using...
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[title] Encore: Confronting the Contradictions of America’s Past
Learning from our racial past is crucial to addressing America’s current ethnic issues, but only if we confront key contradictions in our shared history. In a conversation with Bill Moyers, Khalil Muhammad helps bring these issues to light. Muhammad heads the New York Public Library’s Schomburg...
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