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Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Brazil's Balbina Dam created an "artificial archipelago of 3,546 islands." (Photo: Eduardo M. Venticinque)
A new study by University of East Anglia researchers confirms what numerous Indigenous communities have long charged: gigantic hydroelectric dam construction projects are not environmentally friendly, as proponents claim, but in fact pose a profound threat to biodiversity and life in the Amazon. Widespread Forest Vertebrate Extinctions Induced by...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Naomi Klein—activist, author, and self-described "secular Jewish feminist"—...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Children fleeing Saudi coalition bombings in Sanaa, April 6, 2015. (Photo: Abdullah Ali/Reuters)
With Yemen on the verge of famine, and civilians paying a devastating toll in...

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In "a test for the credibility of international mechanisms (the) world cannot afford to fail," Palestinian authorities have submitted their first evidence of Israeli war crimes to the International Criminal Court, charging Israel with apartheid and 22 other crimes in the assault on Gaza, settlements on occupied lands, and the treatment of Palestinian prisoners. The U.S. called the move "counter-productive," Israel called it an attempt to "manipulate," many others called it a quest for justice.