Neo-Nazis cloak themselves in eco-rhetoric | Environment | DW.DE | 08.03.2012.
They’re into organic farming, oppose GMOs and worry about endangered species protection. Right-wing extremists are increasingly active in typically left-wing movements. Experts say the trend is troublesome.
“Environmental protection should be inherent to cultural progress.” That’s a statement that could easily be attributed to any environmentalist group. Instead it comes from the National Democratic Party (NPD), a far-right but still legal German party, and it’s another sign of how right-wing groups are increasingly latching on to environmental topics.
The connection between right-wing extremism and environmentalism is not new, but experts believe the growing trend represents a real threat, because it helps push extremist views into the mainstream.
Two recent publications have responded, seeking to educate the public by explaining what’s behind such efforts, and debunking certain lines of reasoning within them.
Circling the Lion’s Den: Anyone seen a pair of (very expensive) SUVs?. Ever lose something? Like a pair of glasses, some socks, gloves, a couple of top secret SUVs?
Army Times is reporting that the US Army is offering a $10,000 reward for any information as to the whereabouts of two American Army SUVs equipped with classified technology used to jam roadside bombs that were stolen from under the noses of soldiers at a military base in Kabul.
The vehicles — black armoured Toyota Land Cruisers outfitted with CREW Duke electronic jamming systems and valued at $344,000 — disappeared from Camp Eggers in Kabul in January
Illegal sales of unquarantined domestic fowl and poultry products continue to take place in many Ha Noi markets despite the high risk of a bird flu reoccurrence.These products are easy to come by at markets in Dong Da, Cau Giay, Ha Dong, Thanh Xuan and Hai Ba Trung districts, Tien Phong (Pioneers) newspaper reports.
via Unquarantined poultry hits markets amid bird flu risk – Social Issues – VietNam News.
The current debate in Lebanon about the legal status of several hundred thousand resident Palestinian refugees reflects the best and worst of the Arab world. The mistreatment, abysmal living conditions and limited work, social security and property rights of these Palestinians are a lingering moral black mark – but change is in the air, initiated largely by Lebanese.To be fair to Lebanon, all Arab countries similarly mistreat millions of Arab, Asian and African foreign guest workers, who often are treated little better than chattels or indentured laborers. Racism and discrimination are alive and well in most Arab societies. The Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, however, are a distinct case. Most were born in the country and know no other residence.
via THE DAILY STAR :: Opinion :: Columnist :: Lebanon\’s Palestinians, the shame rises.
Trust an empty soil and it will grow a flower for you whether or not you’ve seeded it. Trust is the origin of nature.If we trust ourselves to do the things we want, we will do them.Trust is the basis of a married life in the union of two persons, or in a family.If you decide to believe in someone, you will already think better of her.By trusting people, I can do my best for them,and if I think a person trusts in me, I must do better. I will.Trust is in prayers, that the words of a human are heard by God.Without trust, we would not step forward. Trust is the future.The Kabul Writers
via Afghan Women\’s Writing Project | Nature’s Origin.
\”It is a tragedy for any farmer to lose livestock, but its even more of a tragedy when you feel like there is nothing you can do,\” he said. \”How can you get rid of all the midges?\”The new lambing season will be on us soon. We can only pray that the we don\’t see a new wave of cases then.\”George Risse, 40, from the town of Warstein, lost 16 new lambs to the virus.\”I was in tears when I went into the lambs\’ stalls on New Year\’s Day and found the young ones dead or dying,\” he said.\”You know, you do everything right, you do everything you are supposed to do and there is a certain pride and expectation and joy knowing that the new lambs will be coming.\”And then you see these creatures
via Schmallenberg virus: the town at ground zero worries about losing farming and tourism – Telegraph.
At the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing, Walsh stated: This is not about women. This is not about contraceptives. We know, you\’ve said it, we\’ve said it up here. This is about religious freedom. This is about religious liberties.Usually we try to be a little more neutral, but this has to be said: It must be really easy for Walsh to not care about whether women have access to contraception. He is, after all, allegedly a deadbeat dad. In June his ex-wife sued him for more than $100,000 in unpaid child support. Did Walsh cough up the money? No. Instead he fired back at her through the press. And then he claimed she said he \”didn\’t have to pay child support.\” Classy.Congressional candidate
via Rep. Joe Walsh Says Birth Control Issue \”Not About Women\”: Chicagoist.
In the Tennessean article, Sheriff Arnold was quoted as saying he didn’t want to pick sides. However, he did pick a side — and he picked the wrong side. He chose as a trainer a man who apparently wants to teach hatred, someone who would legitimize bigotry and the demonization of the world’s 1.3 billion Muslims.If this training takes place, how could any Muslim in Rutherford County trust that a sheriff’s deputy coming to his or her aid does not view them as some sort of terrorist, a person whose rights are of no consequence? How could a Muslim there have the confidence to pick up the phone in an emergency and call people who are trained to see them as a dire threat? Trained to believe they have no Consti
via A New Sheriff Loses His Compass: Muslims are not the Enemy | Hatewatch | Southern Poverty Law Center.