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In response to President Rafael Correa’s decision to terminate the historic Yasuní-ITT
The ground-breaking initiative launched in 2007 would keep some 920 million barrels
But Correa, citing the proposal’s lack of contributions, signed a decree to liquidate
However, recent polls show that 90% of Ecuadorians support the Yasuní-ITT initiative,
The park is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and contains what are thought to be the greatest
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A leaked Pakistani government report has bolstered claims that civilian casualties from U.S. drone strikes are far higher than the Obama administration has been willing to admit. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism has released figures from the Pakistani government’s own research into casualties from drone attacks in Pakistan’s tribal areas. The Pakistani report investigates 75 CIAdrone strikes and five operations by NATO between 2006 and 2009. It finds that the attacks left at least 746 people dead, including at least 147 civilians, 94 of them children — a conservative count given the omission of key data. The high number of civilian casualties directly contradicts statements made by senior Obama administration officials and top lawmakers. We go London to speak with Chris Woods, a reporter with the Bureau of Investigative Journalism’s drones investigation team, which won the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism last month.
First Leaked Pakistani Report on U.S. Drone War Undermines Claims of Low Civilian Toll
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I just received this in the mail from Anat Hoffman of Irac.org. The Haredi are no better than the Mullahs. This is shameful and all self respecting Israelis must stop this….
Have you ever been in a restaurant and seen a sign reading “No shirt, No shoes, No service”? If you feel that this dress code is strict, imagine living in Beit Shemesh, where women are intimidated while walking on public streets if their clothes do not conform to a strict interpretation of modesty. A group of Orthodox women from Beit Shemesh found this situation intolerable and they came to IRAC for legal help.
Representing several of these women, last week we filed a lawsuit against the city of Beit Shemesh, claiming that city authorities have allowed a small but extreme sect of ultra-Orthodox Jews to act as a “modesty police” against the city’s residents. The suit centers on street signs that were put up in public places telling women they can only enter wearing “proper dress” and a description of the kind of dress that is considered proper. City officials, including the ultra-Orthodox mayor of Beit Shemesh, have so far refused to intervene and act against the radical group behind these signs, thereby giving the signs tacit approval.
It is important to understand that the four women we are representing, and the many other women who have come to us about this issue, are not radical non-conformists. They are modest Orthodox women in every sense. The stories they told us about being afraid to walk down the street for fear of men hurling insults or worse at them was heartbreaking. It is hard to fully express the level of intimidation these women are feeling.
We are suing the city for not taking steps to remove these offensive signs and we are seeking significant damages (25,000 shekels) for emotional distress on behalf of each of the women named in the case. It is our hope that the sting of Israel’s justice system will remind the officials in Beit Shemesh of their responsibilities to protect all residents.
The views of this extreme group represent neither the majority of Israelis, nor the majority of Orthodox Jews, but they hold a disproportionate amount of power because hardly anybody else besides these brave women and IRAC are pushing back or providing help against this kind of religious coercion. .
This case accentuates how important it is for Israel to have a government that represents all its citizens. Prime Minster Netanyahu has asked for a two-week extension in forming a government. We need to keep the pressure on him to fill his cabinet with moderates. Click here to email the Prime Minister and send him that message.
Executive Director, IRAC
Use this link to write Prime Minister Netanyahu to urge him to form a government that will include parties committed to pluralism. Once you have finished you canforward the letter to your friends and post it on your Facebook page and other social media.
Under the Terrorism Act 2000, the Home Secretary may proscribe an organisation if they believe it is concerned in terrorism. For the purposes of the Act, this means that it:commits or participates in acts of terrorism; prepares for terrorism; promotes or encourages terrorism (including the unlawful glorification of terrorism); or is otherwise concerned in terrorism.
If the statutory test is met, there are other factors which the Secretary of State will take into account when deciding whether or not to exercise their discretion to proscribe. These criteria are:the nature and scale of an organisation’s activities; the specific threat that it poses to the UK; the specific threat that it poses to British nationals overseas; the extent of the organisation’s presence in the UK; and the need to support other members of the international community in the global fight against terrorism.
Proscription makes it a criminal offence to:belong to or invite support for a proscribed organisation. arrange a meeting in support of a proscribed organisation. wear clothing or carry articles in public which arouse reasonable suspicion that an individual is a member or supporter of the proscribed organisation.
The penalties for proscription offences can be a maximum of 10 years in prison and/or a £5,000
The information about the groups’ aims was given to Parliament when they were proscribed.Abu Nidal Organisation (ANO) Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) Al-Gama’at al-Islamiya (GI) Al Ghurabaa Al Ittihad Al Islamia (AIAI) Al Qa’ida (AQ) Inspired and led by Usama Bin Laden, its aims are the expulsion of Western forces from Saudi Arabia, the destruction of Israel and the end of Western influence in the Muslim world. Al Shabaab Ansar Al Islam (AI) Ansar Al Sunna (AS) Ansarul Muslimina Fi Biladis Sudan (Vanguard for the protection of Muslims in Black Africa) (Ansaru) The aim of the GIA is to create an Islamic state in Algeria using all necessary means, including violence. Asbat Al-Ansar (‘League of Partisans’ or ‘Band of Helpers’) Babbar Khalsa (BK) Basque Homeland and Liberty (Euskadi ta Askatasuna) (ETA) Baluchistan Liberation Army (BLA) BLA are comprised of tribal groups based in the Baluchistan area of Eastern Pakistan, which aims to establish an independent nation encompassing the Baluch dominated areas of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran. Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ) Groupe Islamique Combattant Marocain (GICM) Hamas Izz al-Din al-Qassem Brigades Harakat-Ul-Jihad-Ul-Islami (HUJI) Harakat-Ul-Jihad-Ul-Islami (Bangladesh) (HUJI-B) Harakat-Ul-Mujahideen/Alami (HuM/A) and Jundallah. Harakat Mujahideen (HM) Hizballah Military Wing Hezb-E Islami Gulbuddin (HIG) Indian Mujahideen (IM) IM aims to establish an Islamic state and implement Sharia law in India using violent means. International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF) ISYF is an organisation committed to the creation of an independent state of Khalistan for Sikhs within India. Islamic Army of Aden (IAA) Islamic Jihad Union (IJU) Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) Jaish e Mohammed (JeM) Jammat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) Jeemah Islamiyah (JI) Khuddam Ul-Islam (Kul) and splinter group Jamaat Ul-Furquan (JuF) Kongra Gele Kurdistan (PKK) Lashkar e Tayyaba (LT) Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) Palestinian Islamic Jihad – Shaqaqi (PIJ) Revolutionary Peoples’ Liberation Party – Front (Devrimci Halk Kurtulus Partisi – Cephesi) (DHKP-C) Salafist Group for Call and Combat (Groupe Salafiste pour la Predication et le Combat) (GSPC) Saved Sect or Saviour Sect Sipah-E Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) (Aka Millat-E Islami Pakistan (MIP) – SSP was renamed MIP in April 2003 but is still referred to as SSP) and splinter group Lashkar-E Jhangvi (LeJ) The aim of both SSP and LeJ is to transform Pakistan by violent means into a Sunni state under the total control of Sharia law. Another objective is to have all Shia declared Kafirs and to participate in the destruction of other religions, notably Judaism, Christianity and Hinduism. Tehrik Nefaz-e Shari’at Muhammadi (TNSM) Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Teyre Azadiye Kurdistan (TAK) TAK is a Kurdish terrorist group currently operating in Turkey. (Note: Mujaheddin e Khalq (MeK) was removed from the list of proscribed organisations in June 2008, as a result of judgements of the Proscribed Organisations Appeals Commission and the Court of Appeal).
LIST OF PROSCRIBED NORTHERN IRISH GROUPSContinuity Army Council Cumann na mBan Fianna na hEireann Irish National Liberation Army Irish People’s Liberation Organisation Irish Republican Army Loyalist Volunteer Force Orange Volunteers Red Hand Commando Red Hand Defenders Saor Eire Ulster Defence Association Ulster Freedom Fighters Ulster Volunteer Force Home Office 23 November 2012 And now Britain has its very own homegrown movements….born and fed in Britain. The recent expose by a British publication on the life and hate speeches of Anjem Choudary is a clear indication that “loving hands at Home” have permitted this for reasons best known to the puerile politicians.
Anat Hoffman, Rabbis Jeremy Gordon & Moshe Freedman debate Women of the Wall and who owns Judaism.
On Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2013, one billion women will dance, dance to highlight the atrocities committed against them, sing for equality, and celebrate freedom of Self. Let us begin to be the change.
The Indian media is all about how you “feel” about the hanging of Mohammad Afzal Guru.
Have you also shared how you feel about his involvement in the terrorist attack on the Parliament which brought India and Pakistan to the brink of war? Have you admitted that due process of law had been followed? Have you on the hanging of Mohammad Afzal Guru aired your feelings for those killed in the terrorist attack on the Parliament?
On the hanging of Mohammad Afzal Guru all you can say is that the Kashmiri youth feel alienated. So are you suggesting that the Kashmiri youth sympathise with the terrorist acts of Mohammad Afzal Guru?
What are you saying? That his family was not allowed one last meeting with the deadly terrorist and therefore you feel a great injustice has occurred?
Thousands of Kashmiris Pandits since the height of terrorist activity in the Kashmir Valley were killed, chased out of the Valley by “Kashmiri Muslim terrorists”. They lost everything. They are the indigenous people of Kashmir “before” Islam arrived with the sword. One doesn’t read how you feel about the Kashmiri Pandits (Hindus). Nor does one read how “much” you have done for those dispossessed Kashmiri Pandits.
Is there something that we are missing?
I do hope you recall when you were sworn in as Chief Minister you swore allegiance to the Indian Constitution. One sincerely hopes that you haven’t forgotten this oath.
Your statement ““Like it or not, the execution has reinforced the point that there is no justice. We will have to deal with how we can change that sort of alienation,” the Chief Minister” – I think this says it all.
Is it because Mohammad Afzal Guru is a Muslim from Kashmir and those on death row like Rajiv Gandhi’s killers are not that you feel this grave injustice? Why don’t you say it aloud…shout it from the rooftops!
Thankfully your illustrious father Sheikh Farooq Abdullah has rightly contradicted you and set the record straight by saying, “As far as I am concerned the courts had given the death sentence. His plea was put in front of the President. He rejected the plea. The matter is over.”
Justice has been done and Afazal Guru hanged. Deal with it and look inwards towards your own and question why such things are occurring and why the Kashmiri Pandits have still not received compensation from your State.
What you should be looking for is a Kashmiri Gandhi instead of feeling “sorry” for Mohammad Afzal Guru, a deadly terrorist who got his due.
I. like many stand, by the Government of India’s decision to go ahead with the hanging of Afzal. The Government has done the right thing.
Rape, female foeticide, casteism and slavery are diseases that are endemic in the world’s largest democracy. But where do these sordid social afflictions originate from and why has the mindset of Indian society been largely resistant to the legitimate protests from women’s rights groups and enlightened citizens?
Will 2013 be a watershed year for the emancipation of the Indian woman?
The “Amanat” rape case in Delhi, which is believed to be the rape capital of the country by statistics, has unraveled the myth of Mother India. Perhaps it should be called Father India because of its skewered patriarchal society that continues to treat the Woman as a receptacle for the male libido, breeding machine and domestic help… an appendage to Man. The myth of Mother India has been perpetuated based on the premise that the country is the spiritual mother – strong, passionate, loving, forgiving…And that the people rest in her embrace. A movie was made portraying the ‘super Indian woman with high moral values overcoming all life’s hardships’.
In reality this personification of the Indian woman has just been raped.
In fact, this has been going on for a very long time and the image perceived and flaunted of “Mother India” exists in the realms of fantasy. One has only to read how Sita ended her life in the Ramayana and the fate of Draupadi in the Mahabharata to understand the psyche of many Indian men who view women as a sub -species.
In the aftermath of the Delhi rape there were quite a few misogynistic statements by Indian politicians. Here are some classic examples:
01. “One has to abide by certain moral limits. If you cross this limit, you will be punished, just like Sita was abducted by Ravana” – LINK.
02. The President of India’s son has said, “These pretty ladies coming out to protest are ‘highly dented and painted’,” – LINK.
03. “Rapes are rare in “Bharat” (rural India) but occur frequently in “India” – LINK.
04. “Restrict women to household work” – LINK
05. “Rape of grown-ups understandable but not of minors” – LINK
Religion is a controlling tool for man as no one dares argue with his interpretations. The man interprets/makes/imposes the religious laws, while the woman is supposed to obediently comply. Followed closely by religion is the wretched caste system which continues to exist and in some areas flourish thanks to the Great Indian Middle Class, the powerful Indian media and caste politics. One has only to glance through the matrimonial pages/supplements of leading newspapers to view the evidence; and also to trace the machinations of political parties that play vote bank politics.
It is the caste system and the class divide that adds to the Indian woman’s vulnerability. This is reflected in the disparity between the educated Indian Middle Class and the great unwashed; homeless and lower class people of rural India, bonded labourers (people bought/sold into slavery), subsistence farmers and daily wage workers in cities… nearly 400 million living on or below the poverty line. (61 people were set free from a life of slavery in India, including children as young as 5, by International Justice Mission – LINK).
Around 77% of the country’s population lives on Rs.20 (00.40cents) per day (Ranjana Padhi’s interview in Live Encounters January 2013 – LINK). These people who have every right to assistance from the State are often subject to abuse. The women in particular face the daunting task of surviving beatings and/or sexual abuse. Even children a few years of age, little girls, fall prey to the sexual depravity of men who know these helpless people cannot retaliate nor seek justice because the System fails miserably.
There are instances where the police themselves have taken sexual advantage of these poor folk. criminal apathy is the order of the day. (A sting operation by Tehelka targeting 23 police stations across the Delhi NCR reveals that men in uniform have a strict litmus test when it comes to determining “real” rape cases. According to their stringent criteria, almost all women deserve to be raped. LINK).
The massive demonstrations in Delhi showed the class divide – women from the educated classes in Metros are more ‘important’ than those of the lesser class… the great unwashed. The class divide is self evident in these two instances that failed to ignite the Nation:
01. Sikar, Rajasthan – An eleven year old girl abducted/raped by six men and after a day left on the roadside bleeding profusely. Five months till date she lies in a hospital after 14 reconstructive surgeries. The men who raped her are believed to have told the family, “You are poor, what can you do? Take some money and take back the case”. LINK
02. Kerala – The Suryanelli rape case. A sixteen year old abducted/raped by a bus conductor and then passed onto others. She was raped by 42 men in 40 days and left on the roadside seriously injured for she couldn’t sit or stand. The Supreme Court is hearing her case after an 8-year gap. LINK
There are no voices for the girl in Sikar and the other in Kerala. The silence from the Indian Middle Class and political parties is deafening. The less said about the response from religious leaders the better.
India has a fixation with the ‘Mother’. Here men adore their mothers and sisters and yet torture and abuse their daughters-in-law for insufficient dowry, sometimes murdering them. Rampant female foeticide, new born girls abandoned on garbage dumps and other public places is wide spread even among the educated classes. The Indian State of Haryana is said to have the lowest male-female ratio. Their men have to look as far as Karnataka in south India for brides. There is no Mother India. It is a myth based on warped perceptions and an embedded Oedipus complex. The sooner Indians except this and work towards creating a living breathing Mother India the better it would be for the position of women in this country.
One hopes that the massive protests in Delhi and elsewhere across the country will bring about a social change in India, a country contaminated by the caste system, class system, puerile caste politics and religious fundamentalism. The change will only come if the Indian middle class, intelligentsia, national media and enlightened politicians come together as a cohesive force to be the Change!
Perhaps a brave new world for the much abused Indian women will begin in 2013.
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om
The Government of India has hastily passed Justice Verma’s report as an ordinance leaving out important key demands made by the Verma Commission such as: the prosecution of security personnel (AFPSA), barring politicians who have been either accused or convicted of rape from standing for elections, marital rape and more. The Indian Law Minister has stated that the Ordinance will be discussed in Parliament when it is presented to be converted into an ACT and then political parties/people can debate the various issues involved. This has been vociferously objected to by Women’s Rights activists.
Will Bangladeshis get justice after 43 years. I doubt it!
This is shameful. It dishonors all those Bangladeshis who fought and died in the war of independence from Pakistan.
The latest news is that an Islamist leader, Abdul Quader Mollah, convicted of war crimes was spared execution. He has been given a life term. Mollah,64, is assistant secretary general of Jamaat-e-Islami of the country’s biggest Islamist party. You know what this means?
Bangladesh became part of Pakistan at the end of British rule in 1947 but broke away in 1971 after a war between Bangladeshi nationalists, backed by India, and Pakistani forces that cost 3 million lives, saw thousands of women raped, and forced nearly one million people to flee to India.
– Some factions in what was then East Pakistan opposed the break with Pakistan, and numerous abuses were committed during the nine-month war. Jamaat-e-Islami denies accusations that it opposed independence and helped the Pakistani army.
It appears that the Jamaat-e-Islami, a powerful Islamic political party controls Bangladesh and it is the followers of this ruthless party that has taken complete control of Bangladesh.
Incidentally, large amounts of money has/is being transferred from Pakistan to the Jamaat-e-Islami to help it take complete control of this beautiful country, Bangladesh!
What a pity that Bangladesh is being controlled by right wing Islamic thugs.
Will history repeat itself?
– I suppose if one wants to control people – put the fear of God and the resident mullah in them.
Arkansas: Tenants Face Prosecution Over Rent Problems
(Little Rock) – Hundreds of Arkansas tenants face criminal charges every year because they don’t pay their rent on time and then fail to vacate their homes quickly enough. The Arkansas state legislature should repeal the abusive law that allows for these prosecutions, which has no parallel in any other US state.
The 44-page report, “Pay the Rent or Face Arrest: Abusive Impacts of Arkansas’s Criminal Evictions Law,” tells the stories of Arkansas tenants who were dragged into criminal court for transgressions that would not be a crime in any other US state. Other tenants who did not violate the law have faced charges because prosecutors acted on specious claims by landlords. Several of the tenants interviewed for this report were confronted at home or at work by police officers who had warrants for their arrest. One woman was berated in open court by a district judge, who compared her to a bank robber.
“The Arkansas ‘failure-to-vacate’ law is unjust and tramples on the fundamental rights of tenants,” said Chris Albin-Lackey, business and human rights senior researcher at Human Rights Watch. “It also criminalizes severe economic hardships many tenants are already struggling to overcome.”
Under Arkansas’s failure-to-vacate law, a landlord can demand that a tenant move out of a property within 10 days if the tenant does not pay the rent in full and on time. Any tenant who fails to do so is guilty of a misdemeanor. There is no way for tenants to present their side of the story in court without risking a criminal conviction.
Many tenants end up in court precisely because they have struggled to meet their rent obligations and can ill-afford the hefty fines that can go along with a guilty verdict. But the law mandates the court to convict the tenant no matter why the person failed pay the rent in full or on time or was unable to move out before their 10-day deadline expired. The rights and interests of the tenants are not to form any part of the court’s deliberations.
The failure-to-vacate law was used to bring charges against more than 1,200 Arkansas tenants in 2012 alone. This figure greatly understates the total number of people impacted by the law. The vast majority of tenants scramble to move out when faced with a 10-day notice to vacate rather than face trial – and with good reason.
Making matters considerably worse, the law strongly discourages accused tenants from pleading not guilty. Those who do are required to deposit the total amount of rent they allegedly owe with the court, which they forfeit if they are found guilty. Tenants who are unable to deposit the rent amount but plead not guilty anyway face substantially harsher fines and up to 90 days in jail. Tenants who plead guilty face none of this.
“The failure-to-vacate law effectively coerces tenants into either quietly moving out or pleading guilty instead of exercising their right to defend against a criminal charge and having their day in court,” Albin-Lackey said. “Disturbingly, it does so by turning prosecutors into landlords’ personal attorneys – at taxpayer expense.”
The criminal evictions process is also wide open to abuse by unscrupulous landlords because there is little effort to assess the veracity of landlords’ claims. Many prosecutors file criminal charges against tenants purely on the basis of landlords’ assertions.
Human Rights Watch interviewed one tenant whose landlord got an arrest warrant issued against her just three days after ordering her to move out. Another woman was repeatedly charged on the basis of false claims made by a man from whom she had purchased her home – and paid it off in full.
The criminal evictions law is poorly written and its implementation is wildly inconsistent, Human Rights Watch found. There may be no two district courts in Arkansas that apply it exactly the same way.
There are nascent efforts to repeal this law. In January 2013, a non-legislative commission on landlord-tenant law established by the state legislature called on the state government to repeal the criminal evictions statute and replace it with a more efficient civil evictions process. It also called for other key reforms.
“The road map to reform this unjustlaw is already there,” Albin-Lackey said. “The state legislature already has good recommendations in front of it and it should act on them immediately.”
One Family’s Story
Steve and his wife, Angela, [surnames withheld at their request] are active in their church and had never been in trouble with the law before August 2012. One evening that month, the couple were preparing for Bible study class when they heard a knock at the door. Two police officers were standing outside.
“One of them said, ‘We have a warrant for y’all’s arrest,’” Angela recalled. “The next thing I remember is my husband dragging me from the kitchen. I had fainted.” The couple had not been able to make their US$585 rent payment that month.
When Human Rights Watch interviewed the couple outside of the District Court in Little Rock several days later, Angela was clutching a gallon-sized plastic bag full of pills. She had undergone heart transplant surgery and her body was rejecting the new organ. Afraid that their landlord would change the locks while they were away in court, she brought her entire supply of anti-rejection medicine along with her just in case.
Steve had been living in his apartment for eight-and-a-half years; Angela had moved in with him when they married in 2010.
“The place is OK, and a lot of folks there said they’d be sorry to see us go,” Steve said. “We didn’t have any problems in there, and I’ve never been more than one month late. Then they stick this notice on the door and said get out in 10 days.”
Two weeks after the rent was due, Steve approached their landlord.
“I told her I have half of the money,” he explained, “but she didn’t accept it. I tried to borrow from everyone. She said, ‘If I do it for you I’ll have to do it for everyone else.’ I said, “But Miss, I’ve been here eight-and-a-half years!”
Steve and Angela continued trying to negotiate with their landlord after she posted the 10-day notice to vacate. They thought they might somehow persuade her to give them more time. They had also set about looking for a new apartment, but had not found anything by the time the 10-day notice expired.
“We were trying to find a place,” Steve said.
Steve and Angela sat in court with their arms around each other for almost two hours, watching a procession of criminal defendants accused of theft, drug offenses, and violent crimes called up before the judge. When their case was finally called, the court clerk asked Angela to face him so he could take her mug shot. She broke down in tears, grabbed her husband’s arm and screamed, “Steve, are we going to jail? I don’t want to go to jail!” The room went silent as the judge tried to calm her down, telling the couple she would dismiss the charges against them if they moved out within a week—a mercy the law does not actually allow judges to extend to the accused.
Standing outside the courthouse afterwards, Steve and Angela were visibly shaken.
“I felt like a criminal,” Angela said. “I just wanted to be here with my husband. But at the same time, I didn’t want to be here at all, you know?”
Asked what they would do next, Steve shook his head. “I don’t know. We’re just praying. That’s about it.”
Captain Paul Watson really needs your help. There is a very good chance that he would be extradited into politically motivated corruption by Costa Rica and Japan upon entering the United States.
Sign and share this petition to the White House to “Provide Safe Haven to Captain Paul Watson, Founder of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society”. You do not have to be a US citizen or resident to sign.
It can be found @ http://wh.gov/VnRf. The full text of the petition language is as follows:
“We request the U.S. not extradite U.S citizen Paul F. Watson.
“There are two active Interpol Red Notices issued against Captain Watson at the request of Costa Rica and Japan. Underlying these notices are non-lethal acts in defense of marine life suffering from illegal shark fishing and whaling operations. The warrants are politically motivated.
“Captain Watson is a world-renowned and highly respected leader in environmental issues. In 1999, he was awarded President George H.W. Bush’s “Daily Points of Light” Award and in 2000, he was named one of Time Magazine’s “Top 20 Environmental Heroes of the 20th Century.” In 2012, he became only the second person ever to be honored with the Jules Verne Award for environmentalists and adventurers. Captain Watson is a national treasure.”
We have until February 28th to garner 100,000 signatures from individuals 13 years and older, no matter where they live in the world, who support these motions in order for the White House to consider taking action on the petitions.
Please sign and share: http://wh.gov/VnRf