Tag Archives: culture

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The End of the Western Black #Rhinoceros

By, Joclyn Corrigan

Anyone that cares about animal rights can tell you the extinction rates are too high. These people could also tell you that rhinoceroses are the target of unnecessary hunting, so…

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International Prosecution of Crimes Against Culture, Environment & Animals?

The International Criminal Court has taken the first steps toward prosecuting those who not only commit serious crimes against cultural, religious and historical heritage but also against our environment and…

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Happy 100th Birthday #NationalPark Service

Celebration is in the air for the August 25, 2016 Centennial birthday of the the National Park Service. Special programs and festivities are planned at the 58 parks in the…

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The #Indigenous, Educators & Custodians of our Future

There are more than 370 million Indigenous people living in more than 90 countries across the globe.  (Rainforest Action Network)  The theme this year at the United Nations for International…

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New Orleans Jazz Fest – “When Doves Sing not Cry”

Don’t cry for New Orleans. While it was a time to mourn the loss of a great talent, Prince, the New Orleans Jazz Fest was a confirmation and celebration of…

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When Human Rights Abuses Masquerade as Culture: #FGM

From female genital mutilation to ingrained bias, the rationale often is culture, religion or even patriotism to deflect criticism.  However, if we were to accept such rationalizations human sacrifices would…

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“Public Space is Vital Component of #Cities” – World #Habitat Day

  We share more than living space when we converge in the city, the town and the village. Public places become part of culture, social interaction and political discourse. They…

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#NewOrleans, Love Me or “Hate Me for my Freedom”?

In the immediate aftermath of #Katrina, many around America blamed the death and destruction on New Orleans and its residents – some asked should the US simply abandon New Orleans?…

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World Day for Cultural Diversity, Dialogue & Development

Some are promoting a conflict of civilizations and the killing and genocide of “the other.” Today, though, the United Nations and UNESCO are promoting diversity and our right to Humankind’s…

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Cinco de Mayo is Simpatico for Global Citizens

Dogs donning festive sombreros , margaritas – guacamole – salsa and chips, Cinco de Mayo is cause for celebration and not just in Mexico (primarily Puebla State) and the United…