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Church group holds alternative anti-mining Christmas protest at the DENR

Monday, December 26, 2011

Church group holds alternative anti-mining Christmas protest at the DENR 



Members and allies of the Promotion of Church People’s Response (PCPR) and the Stewards of Creation held a different kind of early-morning, anti-mining program in front of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) offices in Quezon City.

Instead of the usual placards, they carried the traditional, star-shaped christmas lanterns on which they painted slogans calling for the scrapping of the Mining Act of 1995 and an end to ecological and environmental destruction caused by irresponsible mining. They also sang versions of popular Christmas songs with lyrics that denounced the current economic and political set-up of the country and the corruption prevalent in society..... MORE

SourceBulatlat.com

URL: http://bulatlat.com/main/2011/12/16/church-group-holds-alternative-anti-mining-christmas-protest-at-the-denr/

Russia helps Syria keep the West away

Russia helps Syria keep the West away

 On December 19, Syria allowed Arab League observers to enter its territory. The observers will try to see that the Syrian government has been trying to end bloody clashes in the country peacefully. Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi stated that the observers could fly to Syria in the next 72 hours.

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem stated that the country signed the protocol following the recommendations from the Russian partners. If Syria had declined the plan of the Arab League, the organization would have introduced sanctions against the country..... MORE

SourceRT.com

URL: http://english.pravda.ru/hotspots/conflicts/21-12-2011/120040-russia_syria-0/

Ron Paul wins despite mainstream smear

Ron Paul wins despite mainstream smear


Herman Cain got secret service protection. Michele Bachmann has a big, fancy bus. Congressman Ron Paul isn’t like other Republicans, however. At least not like those who have chased the GOP’s bid for the 2012 election.

The road to the White House is a bumpy one but Rep. Ron Paul is okay with that. So are his supporters in Iowa, apparently, who have come to appreciate the could-be-president’s lack of fleer while dismissing the mainstream media’s smear campaign against the congressman..... MORE

SourceRT.com

URL: http://rt.com/usa/news/ron-paul-mainstream-congressman-549/

20 years on: Is the post-Soviet world a safer place? (w/ Video)



20 years on: Is the post-Soviet world a safer place?


Two decades ago to the day, the world's largest country ceased to exist. The fall of the Soviet Union meant the end of the Cold War. But has the world become more secure without a powerful counterweight on the geopolitical stage?

Today, people still struggle to explain the fall of a global Goliath, with some putting it down to the role of just a handful of key people..... MORE

SourceRT.com

URL: http://rt.com/news/ussr-collapse-world-secure-645/

Hacked and discredited: Anonymous takes down Stratfor

Hacked and discredited: Anonymous takes down Stratfor


The servers of global intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting have been hacked into, allegedly by the Anonymous group. Some Anonymous members claim responsibility, while the group’s press release denies it.

More than 200 GB of Strafor’s internal data were allegedly lifted from its servers before its network was shut down. Strafor’s web server was offline for some 40 minutes, during which the company sent notifications of the security breach to its clients..... MORE

SourceRT.com

URL: http://rt.com/news/anonymous-stratfor-hacked-discredited-641/

Environmentalists protest against Aboitiz Coal Power Plant in Davao


Hundreds of environmentalists occupy the entrance of Davao City’s Sanggunihang Panglunsod Building as the councilors meet on a special session on Monday to overturn Mayor Sara Duterte’s veto on the land reclassification ordinance that will materialize the proposed establishment of the 300-megawatt coal-fired power plant in the city. .... MORE



SourceBulatlat.com

URL: http://bulatlat.com/main/2011/12/15/environmentalists-protest-against-aboitiz-coal-power-plant-in-davao/

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