Archive for February 2013

Sequestration and the Looming Setback to Women’s Rights

Feb 27th, 2013 | By
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By Suzanne York, It’s easy, if you’re not in the Beltway, to disregard all the machinations emanating from our nation’s capital.  Do or die elections, fiscal cliffs, and now sequestration – budget cuts to end all cuts. $85 billion in federal spending reductions just for this year alone is not a joking matter.  The
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Protect Elephants by Addressing Rights of People and Nature

Feb 22nd, 2013 | By

By Suzanne York, During that 15 minute coffee break you took this morning, somewhere across the ocean an elephant was killed.  It is estimated that every 15 minutes an elephant is slaughtered, about 40,000 annually. It makes you wonder how much longer wild elephants will roam the earth.  Because at this rate, with high
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One Billion Rising: Let’s All Rise Up and Keep on Going!

Feb 13th, 2013 | By
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By Suzanne York, Kudos to Eve Ensler, performer, playwright and activist. For the past year, Ensler has spearheaded a global campaign called One Billion Rising to draw attention to the sadly pervasive crisis of violence against women. This coming Valentine’s Day, One Billion Rising actions will take place all over the world, in at
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GDP: Improving the “Grossly Distorted Picture”

Feb 7th, 2013 | By
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By Suzanne York,   Recently the Post Carbon Institute hosted a web chat called Enough is Enough: Exploring the path towards “America the Possible featuring the work of two authors working diligently to change the endless economic growth narrative so entrenched in today’s global society. James Gustave Speth is author of America the Possible:
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Rhinos and Tigers and…Oh Wait, Let’s Limit Their Numbers

Feb 4th, 2013 | By

By Suzanne York, A recent story on BBC News epitomizes some of the challenges for balancing conservation efforts and the needs of people. The news article of note addressed wildlife, endangered species, development, and population growth in Nepal. Titled Attacks Prompt Nepal to Cap Wildlife Growth, the BBC reports that “Officials in Nepal have
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