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June, 2012


The blight of Pornography

June 29, 2012 ·  , Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J., June 27, 2012."The blight of Pornography"". http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/

Our American culture, now well-secularized and well-sexualized, is also rife with pornography. This grave evil worries good parents, educators, and some public servants. Mindful of its effects, the Church is ever protective of the sacred character and dignity of the whole person. What Is Pornography? The root of the word pornography (porne or pernea), is […]

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Coal Ash Is More Radioactive than Nuclear Waste

June 28, 2012 ·  , Hvistendahl, Mara. December 13, 2007. " Coal Ash Is More Radioactive than Nuclear Waste". Retrieved from http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=coal-ash-is-more-radioactive-than-nuclear-waste

The popular conception of nuclear power is straight out of The Simpsons: Springfield abounds with signs of radioactivity, from the strange glow surrounding Mr. Burn’s nuclear power plant workers to Homer’s low sperm count. Then there’s the local superhero, Radioactive Man, who fires beams of “nuclear heat” from his eyes. Nuclear power, many people think, is inseparable from […]

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The Dangers of Coal-Burning Power Plants

June 28, 2012 ·  , Colley, Julie. Tuesday, 01 November 2011."The Dangers of Coal-Burning Power Plants". Retrieved from http://ecohearth.com/eco-zine/green-issues/401-the-dangers-of-coal-burning-power-plants-.html

Coal has been an integral part of American power generation since the late 1800s. While that technology has in some ways benefited our society, we now recognize the ecological hazards and health risks associated with using coal as an energy source. Coal by itself is not harmful; however, the byproducts of burning coal raise serious […]

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Report Details History of Abuse in Australian Military

June 28, 2012 ·  By Matt Siegel, http://www.nytimes.com

SYDNEY, Australia — newly released documents detail numerous cases of physical and sexual abuse of minors in Australia’s armed forces dating back to the 1950s, prompting Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Friday to raise the possibility of a high-level public inquiry.  The cases are described in a confidential report commissioned by the Australian military last year and […]

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Cebu City outlaws corporal punishment of children

June 28, 2012 ·  By Doris C. Bongcac, Inquirer Visayas

CEBU CITY, Philippines—just pinching a child’s ear is now prohibited in Cebu City. The Cebu City Council passed on Wednesday an ordinance that prohibits parents, guardians, relatives, teachers, nannies and househelp from inflicting pain or causing humiliation in disciplining children under their care. Among the acts prohibited by the ordinance are shaving of a child’s […]

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Coal and Mining – The Killing Industries

June 27, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

Death came swiftly suddenly but not it was not unexpected. One day in October 2011the motor bike pulled into the open entrance in front of the church rectory of Italian missionary, environmentalist and human rights defender Father Fausto Tentorio.

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3 million child laborers in Philippines, says ILO survey

June 26, 2012 ·  By Philip C. Tubeza, Philippine Daily Inquirer

There are 3 million child laborers toiling in the Philippines and almost all of them are working in hazardous conditions, according to a survey financed by the International Labor Organization (ILO).

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Rio +20 makes no fresh, green breast of the new world

June 25, 2012 · 

Like The Great Gatsby, this summit failed to measure up to the challenge of a new world, preferring to recreate the failures of the past

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AUSTRALIA : Sex sells but we are selling out our children

June 25, 2012 ·  By Melinda Tankard Reist

Ever feel like you’re living in a giant porn theme park? Billboards dominate public space with hyper-sexualised messages. Buses are painted with semi-naked women. There are pole-dancing themes in shop-fronts, porn mags next to the lollies at the petrol station counter, T-shirts in youth surf shops depicting S&M and Playboy bunnies on everything from girls  […]

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Coal 'monsters' take over Energy Department

June 25, 2012 · 

MANILA – A group of coal “monsters” staged a takeover at the Department of Energy in Taguig City and renamed the agency the “Department of Coal Energy,” and asking to see their leader, Energy Secretary Jose Rene “COALmendras”.

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