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Palestinian statehood and Arafat’s exhumation, nuclear waste disposal, and grandmother power
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Arafat’s exhumation and Palestinian statehood
Earlier this week the body of the latePalestinian leader Yasser Arafat was exhumed and then reburied. A groupof forensic experts removed samples from the corpse, looking for traces ofpolonium. Suspicions abound among the Palestinians that Arafat waspoisoned and that Israel is responsible.
Why on earth did they exhume Yasser Arafat? - Telegraph BlogsAt first glance, the exhumation of the remains of Yasser Arafat, the former Palestinian leader, seems a bit bizarre. Conspiracy theories …
Also, this afternoon, the UN General Assembly will vote on the Palestinian Authority’s status as a non-member observer state. France and other Western nations have said they intendto vote in favor of the measure. Ali Abunimah, co-founder of The ElectronicIntifada website, gives us his take on the state of statehood andPalestinian-Israeli relations.
The Electronic IntifadaShortcomings identified by 2006 independent report on BBC’s Palestine coverage exemplified over past few days.
U.S. policy on nuclear waste disposal
December 2, 2012 marks the 70th anniversary of Enrico Fermi’s first sustainednuclear chain reaction — an event which eventually led to the development of the atomic bomb. A conference this weekend in Chicago called “A Mountain of Waste Seventy Years High” will mark the event. Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear, a group thatworks for a world free of nuclear power, joins us to talk about the state of nuclear energy here in the U.S. and abroad.
Beyond Nuclear - Home - Confirmed speakers for “A Mountain of Radioactive Waste 70 Years High,” Chicago, Dec. 1-3A number of experts have confirmed they will speak, including (alphabetical by last name): Kinnette Benedict, Executive Director & Publis…
Global Activism: Activist Grandmothers
Photojournalist Paola Gianturco identifies a new, international activist grandmother movement in her photographicbook, Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon. The book documents the work of 120 activist grandmothers in 15 countries who are fighting against poverty, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation and human rights abuse.
Grandmother Power: A Global PhenomenonGrandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon By Paola Gianturco Today’s grandmothers are different from mine. My grandmother lived a mile away…