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First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

South African Calls to Boycott Israel

Former South African President Thabo Mbeki and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu have both called for boycotting Israel.In arguing whether Israeli policy is comparable to Apartheid, I have always been inclined to take South Africans as the experts, starting ... [Published Daily Kos - 6 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

How to growth-hack a sustainable future

At , we want to see more of the latest and best thinking applied to sustainability challenges. Leading companies are making commitments to that effect. , for example, focus on using science to address three global challenges: feeding the world; building ... [Published GreenBiz - 19 hours ago]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

The Planet Needs You! Help Avaaz Create the Biggest Climate Change Mobilization in History

As an Inhabitat reader, you’re already aware of just how much the fragile balance of the Earth’s climate is under threat . We hear regularly about how climate change threatens to raise sea levels, destroy even more habitats, plants and animals and make ... [Published Inhabitat - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Efforts to boycott Israeli products gain steam

Online petition Avaaz has gathered 1.7m signatures urging divestment from Israel Dubai: Pressure on companies to boycott Israel amid the most recent round of violence in Gaza has mounted in recent weeks. An online petition urging divestment from Israel ... [Published Gulf News - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

British TV star receives death threats after calling for Israeli boycott

World Bulletin / News DeskBritish television star Russell Brand has received death threats after being called an Anti-Semite for calling on his fans to sign an online petition calling for the boycott of pro-Israeli companies, prompting him to clear his ... [Published World Bulletin - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Much response to ABP's investments in Israeli banks

During the past few weeks we received several thousand messages concerning ABP's investments in Israeli banks. We understand this response and appreciate the interest of our participants and other stakeholders in our investment policy.Your responseIf ... [Published ABP - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Tutu pleads to Israelis, liberate yourselves by liberating Palestine

Archbishop Desmond Tutu was at the forefront of the anti-apartheid movement in his native South Africa. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, and has used his platform to campaign on a number of global human rights issues, including the spread of HIV/Aids, ... [Published Middle East Monitor - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 3 reports

Russell Brand calls for Israel boycott: 'Stop facilitating the oppression of people in Gaza'

Russell Brand has urged banks and big businesses to sever investment ties with Israel in wake of Gaza conflictRussell Brand has already publicly condemned the Israel-Gaza conflict, but now the comedian has targeted banks and businesses, urging them to ... [Published Closer Online - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 2 reports

Slacktivist Inc

by Customers want @Dove to make ‘real beauty’ more real by disclosing when they Photoshop. Share to spread the word! pic.twitter.com/yiVUy6KUyz— Change.org (@Change) August 6, 2014Nithin Coca considers the economics of petition sites:Make no mistake, ... [Published Atlantic Monthly - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

​ABP agrees to meet with campaign group over Israeli bank holdings

The €325bn civil service scheme ABP has accepted an invitation from international activists network Avaaz to discuss its current €68m exposure to three Israeli banks.Last month, Avaaz urged ABP as well as five other companies – including Barclays and ... [Published Investment Pensions Europe - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 2 reports

Russell Brand urges Israel boycott

British comedian and actor Russell Brand has added his voice to those calling for a boycott of Israel in the wake of its month-long Operation Protective Edge in the Gaza Strip — but has gone a step further, urging banks and pension funds to sever investment ... [Published The Times Of Israel - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 02 2014 - Updated Aug 02 2014 - 2 reports

Tutu backs Israeli-settlement funding boycott - Middle East

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, the South African activist who fought to end apartheid, has joined a worldwide campaign calling on corporations profiting from Israel's occupation of Palestinian Territories to pull out their funding. Tutu is among 1.5 ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 02 2014]

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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Wednesday urged Dutch pension fund ABP, the world's third largest, to "strike a powerful, non-violent blow for peace in the Middlethe Middle East" by divesting from three Israeli banks
The march is "Committed to principles of environmental justice and equality — representing the communities that are being hit the hardest by climate change."
...In Paris, local groups will create the "Paris Marche pour le Climat,” with parades, marches, and bicycle rides planned across the bridges of the Seinne. Reports are also coming in of large mobilizations planned in: Kathmandu, Rio, Sao Paulo, Jakarta, Dublin, Manila, Seoul, Mumbai and Istanbul."
..." He reiterated this sentiment in 2002, when he spoke out against "the humiliation of the Palestinians at checkpoints and roadblocks, suffering like us when young white police officers prevented us from moving about." Accordingly, he has long been a supporter of the campaign for divestment from Israel

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South African Calls to Boycott Israel [Published Daily Kos - 6 hours ago]
South Africa's Archbishop Tutu urges Dutch pens... [Published Yahoo Philippines News - 12 hours ago]
Anger management [Published Research Magazine - 15 hours ago]
How to growth-hack a sustainable future [Published GreenBiz - 19 hours ago]
The Planet Needs You! Help Avaaz Create the Big... [Published Inhabitat - Aug 26 2014]
Seeking local voices on climate change [Published Mudgee Guardian - Aug 25 2014]
Efforts to boycott Israeli products gain steam [Published Gulf News - Aug 22 2014]
British TV star receives death threats after ca... [Published World Bulletin - Aug 22 2014]
Much response to ABP's investments in Israeli b... [Published ABP - Aug 22 2014]
Kitchen Table Kibitzing 8/21: People's Climate ... [Published Daily Kos - Aug 22 2014]
One Month Countdown Until Major Climate Marches... [Published Common Dreams - Aug 21 2014]
Tutu pleads to Israelis, liberate yourselves by... [Published Middle East Monitor - Aug 21 2014]
Russell Brand opposes anti-Semitism after death... [Published The Independent - Aug 21 2014]
International outcry as Egypt sentences 683 Mor... [Published Middle East Eye - Aug 21 2014]
Russell Brand denies he called for Israel boycott [Published Jewish Chronicle - Aug 20 2014]
These Inspiring Posters Will Remind New Yorkers... [Published Huffington Post - Aug 20 2014]
Russell Brand : Why I Oppose Anti-Semitism [Published Huffington Post UK - Aug 20 2014]
Tutu to Israelis: Free yourselves [Published All4Women - Aug 20 2014]
Abuse of Syrian Child on Video Sparks Outcry an... [Published Global Voices Online - Aug 19 2014]
PETITION; Take the occupation to court [Published Care2 - Aug 15 2014]
amandla.mobi: the power of online protest redes... [Published Htxt.Africa - Aug 15 2014]
On-line activism - from surveillance to ecologi... [Published Ecologist - Aug 15 2014]
Slacktivist Inc [Published Atlantic Monthly - Aug 15 2014]
Slacktivist Inc [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Aug 15 2014]
Russell Brand calls for Israel boycott: 'Stop f... [Published Closer Online - Aug 15 2014]
Russell Brand Calls for Boycott of Israel (VIDEO) [Published Algemeiner.com - Aug 14 2014]
Russell Brand Calls for Israel Boycott [Published International Business Times UK - Aug 14 2014]
​ABP agrees to meet with campaign group over Is... [Published Investment Pensions Europe - Aug 14 2014]
Russell Brand urges Israel boycott [Published The Times Of Israel - Aug 14 2014]
British TV star calls on firms to boycott Israel [Published World Bulletin - Aug 14 2014]
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Abuse of Syrian Child on Video Sparks Outcry an... [Published Global Voices Online - Aug 19 2014]
By Charlotte Gilliland and Madeleine Bair “Come on Abbas, don’t be afraid. Beat him!” “Lift up the stick and beat his face and head,” says a voice off camera. “No,” pleads the defenseless boy, later identified as a nine-year-old Syrian refugee. ”Don’t ...
Slacktivist Inc [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Aug 15 2014]
by Dish Staff Customers want @Dove to make ‘real beauty’ more real by disclosing when they Photoshop. Share to spread the word! pic.twitter.com/yiVUy6KUyz — Change.org (@Change) August 6, 2014 Nithin Coca considers the economics of petition ...
3 Years in Prison for Spray-painting a Fence? N... [Published Global Voices in English - Aug 07 2014]
Screen capture from freevitishko.org. Russian environmentalist Evgeny Vitishko is spending the next 3 years of his life in prison, after a kangaroo court convicted him earlier this year of spray-painting a fence built illegally on national park ...
Israel-Palestine: This is how it ends [Published St George West - Aug 03 2014]
To the CEOs of ABP, HP, Veolia, Barclays, Caterpillar, and G4S: In the wake of the terrible violence unfolding in Israel-Palestine, we, citizens from around the world, are deeply concerned about your companies’ continued investment in companies ...
Privacy watchdog’s next target: the least-known... [Published Post Tech - Jul 23 2014]
This graphic from NSA internal training materials, provided to The Washington Post by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, outlines the various authorities for signals intelligence collection. At the bottom, there are 'checkboxes' for target status, ...
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