Archives for July 2015

Zimbabwe Calls For Extradition Of American Hunter That Killed Cecil The Lion

Authorities seeking Palmer’s extradition have described him as an accomplice to the illegal hunt. But they have not specified what charges might be laid against him, meaning it is unclear what penalty he could face if he is tried and convicted.

FILE - In this image takem from a November 2012 video made available by Paula French, a well-known, protected lion known as Cecil strolls around in Hwange National Park, in Hwange, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe's wildlife minister says extradition is being sought for Walter Palmer, the American dentist who killed a Cecil.

HARARE, Zimbabwe  — Zimbabwe intends to seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and shot with a bow and a gun, and the process has already begun, a Cabinet minister said Friday. In the Zimbabwean government's first official comment on the killing of Cecil the lion, the environment,

Protesters Forcibly Removed By Police As Arctic Drilling Ship Escapes Blockade

After blocking vessel for nearly two days, activists said to be ‘tired and hot, but filled with gratitude’.

The Royal Dutch Shell PLC icebreaker Fennica heads up the Willamette River under protesters hanging from the St. Johns Bridge on its' way to Alaska in Portland, Ore., Thursday, July 30, 2015.

Ending a nearly two-day standoff, Greenpeace activists who had successfully blocked passage of a Shell Oil drilling vessel were dramatically removed from their positions on the St. Johns Bridge in Portland, Oregon on Thurdsay evening as a special team of law enforcement officers cut them away to allow passage of the ship. As the local KOIN

Jewish Extremists Torch 2 Palestinian Homes, Burning Toddler To Death

“I never imagined that this could happen, that someone could come and burn people alive while they are sleeping,” … “I don’t know what those people were thinking. What do they have inside their hearts and minds?”

Photos of a one-and-a-half year old boy, Ali Dawabsheh, lie in a house that had been torched in a suspected attack by Jewish settlers in Duma village near the West Bank city of Nablus, Friday, July 31, 2015. The boy died in the fire, his four-year-old brother and parents were wounded, according to a Palestinian official from the Nablus area.

DUMA, West Bank— A sleeping toddler was burned to death when suspected Jewish assailants set fire to two Palestinian homes in a West Bank village early Friday, an attack that also critically wounded the child's 4-year-old brother and parents and outraged both Israelis and Palestinians. The attack threatened to set off another violent escalation

GOP Mega-Donor Sheldon Adelson Recruits NBA To Fight Israeli Boycott Movement

Supporters of Israel are pouring millions into opposing the growing success of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins, Omri Casspi get muddy in the Dead Sea /Photo: Sacramento Bee-Twitter

MINNEAPOLIS --- A delegation of eight professional basketball players visited Israel earlier this month. Yet this was no simple sightseeing visit: Multiple reports suggest the trip was part of a renewed, multimillion dollar effort to oppose the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. Organized by Omri Casspi, an Israeli player for the NBA’s

World Bank Peddling Private, For-Profit Schools In Africa, Disguised As Aid

Aid is being used as a tool, a spokesperson for Global Justice Now tells MintPress, to compel the majority of the world to undertake policies which help Western business while undermining public services in emerging nations.

Young students in a Bridge International Academy school in Nairobi, in September. (Frederic Courbet/NPR)

Private, for-profit schools in Africa funded by the World Bank and U.S. venture capitalists have been criticized by more than 100 organizations who’ve signed a petition opposing the controversial educational venture. A May statement addressed to Jim Kim, president of the World Bank, expressed deep concern over the global financial institution’s

Jewish Man Goes On Stabbing Rampage At Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade

A similar attack took place at the event in 2005.

The man suspected of stabbing several people at the Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade, July 30, 2015.

JERUSALEM — Israeli police say a man has stabbed several people at a gay pride parade in central Jerusalem. Spokeswoman Luba Samri says the attack took place Thursday evening. Eli Bin of Israel's emergency service said six young people were wounded, two of them seriously. Witnesses told Channel 2 TV that an Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man rushed