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U.S. Supreme Court Dismisses Lawsuit Against Shell in Nigeria
In a unanimous ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court today dismissed a lawsuit against Shell in Nigeria . The lawsuit was brought by Esther Kiobel against the company for aiding and abetting the Nigerian government who executed her husband and 10 other activists in the Ogoni region of the Niger Delta. The...
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Eco Heroes Win Goldman Environmental Prize
Winners showcase grassroots struggles across the globe to achieve environmental justice
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In Death as in Life, Chávez Target of Media Scorn
Venezuela's left-wing populist president Hugo Chávez died on Tuesday, March 5, after a two-year battle with cancer. If world leaders were judged by the sheer volume of corporate media vitriol and misinformation about their policies, Chávez would be in a class of his own. Shortly after Chávez won...
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'More Alive Than Ever': World Reacts to Loss of Venezuela's Hugo Chávez
Following the death of Hugo Chávez Frías on Tuesday, world leaders and supporters of the Venezuelan leftist leader were sharing their condolences and commenting on the legacy left on his country, Latin America, and the world. The following is just a sample of some of those reactions. Bolivian...
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'Idle No More' Actions Sweep Canada
Protest movement takes message to Canadian capital and beyond
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World Bank 'Fights Poverty' by Investing in Five-Star Hotel
Accra is a city of choking red dust where almost no rain falls for three months at a time and clothes hung out on a line dry in 15 minutes. So the new five-star Mövenpick hotel affords a haven of sorts in Ghana’s crowded capital, with manicured lawns, amply watered vegetation, and uniformed waiters...
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Despite US Refusal to Sign On, Global Landmine Treaty Working
Syria sole country to employ deadly mines in 2012; US among few countries still maintaining right to produce them
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Israel Ranked World’s Most Militarized Nation
WASHINGTON - Israel tops the list of the world’s most militarised nations, according to the latest Global Militarisation Index released Tuesday by the Bonn International Centre for Conversion (BICC). At number 34, Israel’s main regional rival, Iran, is far behind. Indeed, every other Near Eastern...
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What You Likely Won't Hear in Foreign Policy Debate
Climate Change, Drones and Torture Unlikely to be Addressed
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Breaking Ground: Women, Oil & Climate Change: Delegation to Highlight Tar Sands Impact on Women
Delegation led by Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams kicks off Tuesday on Northern Gateway Pipeline tour
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