Tehran orders probe of ‘suspicious’ Neda death ABC News Article link.

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Tehran orders probe of ‘suspicious’ Neda death

Monday, June 29, 2009

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called for a judicial probe into the “suspicious” death of a young Iranian woman who has become an icon of opposition protests against his re-election.

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Mr Ahmadinejad sent a letter to judiciary chief Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi-Shahroudi requesting a serious investigation to help identify “the elements” behind this month’s killing of Neda Agha-Soltan.

The president accused foreign media of using the case for propaganda purposes.

He also suggested that the opposition and Iran‘s enemies abroad aimed to misuse it “for their own political aims and also to distort the pure and clean image of the Islamic Republic in the world”.

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Australia wimps out on Plastic bags ABC News Article link.

Cleanup Australia chief laments lack of action on banning deadly bags, especially when voters clearly support bans.


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French Polynesia court dismisses nuclear compensation claims ABC News Article link.

French Polynesia court dismisses nuclear compensation claims

Friday, June 26, 2009

By Pacific correspondent Campbell Cooney

A court in French Polynesia has dismissed nearly half the nuclear compensation claims it is hearing from former workers on Mururoa Atoll.

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for Amy, Nora and all who’ll be in Chicago this weekend in the Overnight Walk for suicide prevention – see theovernight.org and support these people please

for Amy, Nora and all who’ll be in Chicago this weekend in the Overnight Walk for suicide prevention – see theovernight.org and support these people please.

http://www.theovernight.org/
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Gerry & The Pacemakers – You’ll Never Walk Alone

click here for an interview with Amy Kiel on surviving clinical depression and living with chronic pain – Amy is amazing.

Please follow Amy on twitter @abeeliever and fellow walker Nora @noralmt as they walk to remember those who died and reduce the death toll from PREVENTABLE/TREATABLE mental illness.

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Amy Kiel @Abeeliever

A major way we can all help is to reduce the deadly stigma surrounding mental illness – you can do that by supporting brave people like Amy who take huge risks to speak up about their experence.

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Bush Adviser: Twitter Deserves Nobel Peace Prize For Iran. Huffington video

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Via TVNewser comes this video of President George W. Bush’s former deputy national security adviser, Mark Pfeifle, offering his opinion on matters pertaining to the aftermath of the Iranian election. In general, Pfeifle gives a great overview and seems generally to support the notion that the administration needs to avoid having “the U.S. or the West become the talking point for the Iranian regime, saying they are trying to do a coup.” But his next point was, to my mind, a stretch:

Bush Adviser: Twitter Deserves Nobel Peace Prize For Iran

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A third of whales slaughtered by Japanese whalers last year were pregnant

By Malcolm Holland

A THIRD of the whales harpooned by Japan in the Antarctic last summer were pregnant, it was claimed yesterday.
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Conservation group Humane Society International (HSI) said Japan’s own figures, revealed in secret documents discovered at the International Whaling Commission meeting being held this week, showed the “true, disgusting nature” of the country’s whale hunting.

Japan’s annual hunt, which it claims is a scientific study, took a horrific toll on female whales, the HSI said.

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