November 2009

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Artwork draws attention to destruction of rain forests

Indigenous Brazilians blessed an art installation featuring giant tropical tree stumps in Trafalgar Square, London. The special work put on show in the UK is designed to symbolise the devastating effects of deforestation worldwide. Chief Tashka, of the Yaw ...
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Artwork draws attention to destruction of rain forests

Indigenous Brazilians blessed an art installation featuring giant tropical tree stumps in Trafalgar Square, London. The special work put on show in the UK is designed to symbolise the devastating effects of deforestation worldwide. Chief Tashka, of the Yaw ...

Child protection sacrificed in the name of 'art'

Joanna Aniel BidarA naked image of Hollywood actress Brooke Shields taken in 1978 when she was 10 years old was recently displayed at Tate Modern, Britain's national museum of international modern art. It sparked an impassioned debate over its artistic con ...

Can we save the planet by not eating meat?

Ylenia LemosFancy some tasty roast beef, rump steaks, sausages, appetising veal medallions, meatballs, mouth-watering hamburgers, delicious meat loafs, beef stews, juicy ribs, or some lovely meat pies? Forget it. Last month Lord Stern, British economist, a ...

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Big boys' toys and daring stunts

Lara PlatmanAs the London and Birmingham live performances of Top Gear, based on the BBC’s motoring magazine show, draw to a close I wish presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May and The Stig every success with their 2nd world (domination) to ...

How citizen journalism has become a global force

Bloggers and Tweeters have taken news reporting into their own hands and are changing the face of journalism, reports Michael Buerk, of the BBC. More than eight out of 10 Americans have a mobile phone according to the International Association for Wireless ...

Cuban blogger fighting for freedom

Marina Watson PelaezHavana-born Yoani Sánchez has been listed by Time magazine as one of the world's 100 most influential people.  The journal commented that "under the nose of a regime that has never tolerated dissent, Sánchez has practiced what pape ...

US religious extremists sell anti-Obama merchandise with biblical curse

Karen HatterIt seems to be catching on. It can be found on such items as mouse pads, aprons, tee shirts, teddy bears and bumper stickers. It’s being tweeted and has been worming its way through the internet. Pray for Obama 109:8 merchandise is available&nb ...

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