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Washington Wages War of Sanctions against Iran

In the long run, Western oil firms and consumers may “emerge the biggest losers.”

(TEHRAN) - Iran flag Washington's double-edged sword of policies towards the Islamic Republic is not only exhausting the patience of the Iranian nation but it is provoking the ire of international conscience as well.

Goaded by Washington, EU foreign ministers decided on January 23 to impose a ban on oil imports from Iran under the fickle excuse that the country is pursuing a clandestine nuclear weapons program.

Read Full Article (Jan-09-2012 14:57)

Salafis to Hindus & Buddhists: Reconvert Back to Islam

Nearly 2000 Salafis are planning to travel to Bangkok next week to protest against the huge number of Buddhists who were allegedly Muslims in previous lives but now either don’t remember or don’t seem to care.

(EL KOSHARY, Cairo) - Salafis demand people switch to Islam The Egyptian Salafi movement has accused the Indian government of holding captive millions of Hindus and Buddhists who had allegedly been Muslims in a previous life.

“These people had converted to Islam at some point in the distant past and they are now being kept hidden inside Buddhist temples and ashrams all over South Asia,” said Salafi leader
Mohammed Hareeqa-

Read Full Article (Dec-09-2011 15:27)

Tibetan self-immolations - the most `underreported` story of 2011

“Not so the despair of many Tibetans at their plight under Chinese rule, now in its seventh decade” - TIME magazine

(DHARAMSHALA, Tibet) - A screen grab of a short clip of Palden Choetso's self-immolation on November 3, 2011 in Tawu region of eastern Tibet. An agony that many Tibetan and Tibet supporters continue to suffer, following the recent spate of self-immolations in Tibet, has now come to the fore of international media.

Read Full Article (Nov-17-2011 01:56)

Genetically Modified Crops - Contamination without Representation

If Oregon allows GM sugar beets to be deregulated, we may not stand a chance against full federal deregulation of all GM crops.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Sugar beet A public hearing is being held in Corvallis, Oregon this Thursday, November 17th to determine if Genetically Modified sugar beets will be deregulated in Oregon.

Meanwhile, the public comment period maybe just a local distraction giving way to full federal deregulation without any representation of organic and conventional crop farmers.

Read Full Article (Sep-28-2011 00:48)

Oregon Wheat Farmer Brings $25 Million Annual Wine Business to the Columbia River Gorge

小麦 葡萄酒 为什么
Wheat to Wine and Why: A bright spot for a dull Oregon economy.

(THE DALLES, Ore) - Wine vineyard and Mt. Hood by Al Hayward The Oregon Wine Industry has reported doubling wine revenues during this recession and exports look very good as Red Wine sales in Hong Kong has doubled just this past year, as the fast-increasing affluent Chinese are demanding quality imported wines.

Capitalist Hong Kong now has more than 100,000 millionaires - a 33% increase since 2008.

Read Full Article (Jul-01-2011 14:25)

Stand with Aung San Suu Kyi

Time for the world to focus and do what is right...

(NEW YORK) - Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma, which is now called Myanmar. The future of Aung San Suu Kyi and her amazing movement for democracy in Burma is hanging in the balance this week, and we could make the difference.

Suu Kyi has bravely called on the military regime to free the thousands of monks and peaceful activists still held in horrific prisons, some in cramped dog cages. Unprecedentedly, thousands of Burmese have risked their own safety to join her call for freedom through an online petition.

Read Full Article (May-14-2011 16:36)

US Government is Behind the Baluchi Insurrection

When Islamabad accused foreign governments of fueling and arming the unrest in Baluchistan, they were absolutely correct.

(ISLAMABAD / WASHINGTON) - Baluchistan is a Pakistani state. The corporate-financier funded NGOs that fomented the “Arab Spring” are now cultivating a united Baluchi front ahead of a proposed US-funded Baluchistan insurrection.

As early as 2006, Baluchistan province has been viewed as a potential point of leverage against Islamabad and an opportunity to assert foreign intervention.

Read Full Article (Mar-23-2011 21:15)

A `Revolution of Greens` Needed to Curb Food Price Crisis

Worldwatch Institute's Nourishing the Planet team highlights need for innovations in indigenous vegetable production to improve food security and raise incomes in the long term

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - A 'Revolution of Greens' Food prices have soared to record highs and are projected to increase further in the coming decade, pushing millions of people into hunger and fueling political unrest around the world.

The Worldwatch Institute's recently released report shows that diversifying food production can help communities boost their self-sufficiency and protect vulnerable populations from price shocks.

Read Full Article (Mar-06-2011 19:02)

U.S. Human Rights Policy is Self-Serving and Duplicitous: George Katsiaficas

In my view, the synchronicity of revolts and occupation of public space that began in 1968 is continually widening its circles. - George Katsiaficas

(TEHRAN / GWANGJU) - George Katsiaficas George Katsiaficas is a renowned university professor, sociologist, author and activist. He is a visiting American Professor of Humanities and Sociology at Chonnam National University, Gwangju, South Korea where he teaches and does research on the 1980s and 1990s East Asian uprisings.

He specializes in social movements, Asian politics, the U.S. foreign policy, comparative and historical studies and has written numerous books in these fields.

Read Full Article (Jan-17-2011 20:01)

China Moves Troops Into North Korea

A South Korean official downplayed the report saying that it only permits China to come to North Korea's aid in the event of greater instability.

(CHICAGO) - Hwanggumpyong South Korea's daily newspaper is reporting that what Western analysts have feared has happened: Chinese troops have been deployed into North Korea.

The Chinese now have a presence in the rogue state for the first time in more than 15 years.

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