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Monday, August 27, 2007

The Greener edition: Carnival of the Green # 92

Carnival, this is the fourth Carnival we've been privileged to host: two on Greener Magazine and one each at The Naked Vegetarian and our own Animal Broadcast Network and the largest yet with some 35 contributors.

Thanks to Green Options for last week’s portable feast and be sure to catch Carnival September 3rd on Organic Authority.

And, if you have something green to share, surf over to TreeHugger for all the details.

Mesdames et Messieurs, Carnival!

Simmons at Thoughts on Global Warming asks, "So what's so special about hydroelectricity?" The fact that it's already being used.

David Gross at The Picket Line presents A review of Bill McKibben's "Deep Economy" (2007).

And Miss Cellania at Mental Floss looks back at "Life before air conditioning" and concludes it may not have been bad back when...

Jeannette Kimmel from Intelligent Travel reminds, "It's not easy bein' green" but making it easier, Sustainable Travel International sells mini green tags as carbon offsets to guests when they travel.

The Lazy Environmentalist with Josh D has this on gently used Green Cars: Fast, Ferocious, and Freaking Awesome

And another then from L.E. as they profile TOMS Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie: Treading lightly in sustainable footwear.

Anna Hackman, Green Talk, who says she's a new blogger sends us her post,
"Do you get a headache when you walk into your closet?", which she says, "Is not a news article... I was not sure what is appropriate," We think she has her finger exactly on the Green pulse.

Next from Joel Williams a gaggle from Goggles. "Just a few submissions," he says, "That might be worthy of the Carnival of Green."

"We're trying to create a glossary of environmental terms to make it easy for people to understand green stuff. Submissions welcome!" Thanks, Adam

Why not wander over and give 'em a hand with The Green Glossary

Here's one from the gang at Greener and our contribution to this week's Carnival, Micro loans, major impact. Under M for $$ or more to the point "Micro Finance" as in Kiva, we file this as small loans to help the planet.

Sadie one of the talented writers at Veggie Revolution takes us on a field trip in search of bats? in Woods 1, PlayStation 0. Sheesh, could of saved this for the end of October.

A lot has been made about R.M. Carter’s paper, published by the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and presented at several conferences, titled “The Myth of Dangerous Human-Caused Climate Change“. John at Hell's Handmaiden read it and files the second in his series of reports titled Bob Carter’s Mythology: Introduction

Marguerite Manteau-Rao from La Marguerite writes, "Garbage and society", and reminisces about the way things were, the way they are now and her life as a child in a small French village.

Tiffany Washko, Nature Moms, recommends Eco Books for Kids - Barefoot Books

And Bill Hobbs of ecotality Blog adds up the carbon footprint of LiveEarth concerts in 31,500 metric tons of fun

Over at the Bldg Blog's post Airborne geology we get an introduction to Alan Weisman's new book The World Without Us.

Next, Emily from inhabitat comes up green and clean with the Cyclean bike-powered washing machine

Pass the Eco-Barf Bag from 21st Century Citizen echoes a little of the "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore" syndrome but FFFunny, thanks Kevin.

Also from 21st How to Calculate the Savings from using Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs


Intelligent Travel's Marilyn Terrell opines over The CN Tower in Toronto and their choice of LED lighting over conventional; the result, well take a look for yourself.

G.P. (we figure that could stand for good post, maybe goyim publisher), anyway G.P. has a nifty observation titled Going Kosher... Naturally on INNside Inn Keeping in Montana, is everybody in, inn, into it, intuit!!!! Next time we're in Montana.

Ocean Conservancy's Mark Powell of blogfish has his mind in the gutter literally with this piece, You can't escape drug testing, "Sewage monitoring," he says, "Can now be used to track illegal drug use. This raises concerns about environmental effects and also makes me wonder if we need to worry about 'sewagetapping.'"

Boing Boing weighs in this week with Xeni Jardin's tilt to Steve Wozniak's penchant for sustainable digs, The passion of the Woz: energy efficient housing.

Stephanie of Stop the Ride recycles the cycle with her post about ah-hem Reusable feminine products.

Moving on...

Philobiblon's Natalie Bennett who gets her "fix" on nitrtogen fixing, permaculture and presumably reading checks in with Dirt: how our foundations are eroding , review of the book that moves from how past civilisations (don't you love the way the Britsh spell that) have destroyed their agricultural foundations, to the perilous state of our agricultural soils today; well you grow girl.

The Good Human's David connects the dots in What is triclosan and why you should avoid it. Found in tons of products from deodorants to toothpaste to household cleaners, triclosan acts like an antibiotic, trying to kill anything that it comes in contact with. But that's not the real concern… the real concern is that studies have shown that triclosan can combine with chlorine in tap water to make chloroform and then Jumpin' Jack Flash it's a gas, gas, gas!

C at Lighter Footstep writes, "Blog Action Day, bloggers unit for the environment is uniting -- at last count -- well over two thousand bloggers for a single day of posts on the environment: October 15th. What's particularly cool about this is that most of the sites involved are not part of the green press -- folks like Lifehacker, Problogger, GigaOM, and many others." Add Greener to that list, see you there.

Preston at Jetson Green sent in this, Jellyfish House, Future Sustainable Structures [Video].

Video, thank God this Carnival needed a little eye candy diversion. Thanks Preston.

Intermission II:

Don Bosch, the Evangelical Ecologist, who as always comes through with a timely post, says, "Good to see my fellow elephants greening up..." with this keen observation called what else... Green elephants

A couple of short features from Allie at Allie's Answers (green of course). First Hemp, what is it good for, absolutely... everything. Who knew! Turns out hemp is eco-friendly, different than marijuana and we can't grow it in the US.

Then second piece, Allie sends us is an explanation of rBGH and the benefits of organic milk.

Next a couple of "newbies" to sustainable world frolic in a newfound frenzy of financial freedom and fortune.

We start with this piece on buying local ala Nina at Queer¢ents

Followed by some "sage" green career counseling from Devon at Ask the Career Councelor in It's not easy being green

This last entry by Ann Hartter at Saving Advice called Ten great no-cost newspaper gift ideas is probably my favorite; as a newspaper reporter I feel a little twinge of guilt everytime the paper hits the pavement, I'm a treehugger after all, ask anybody. With these 10 recycle projects to help ward off the guilt I can sleep a little better. Thanks Ann.

Oh, late addition from Inhabitat's Ali Kriscenski Medlock Ames Solar-Powered Winery

In a sunny valley of Sonoma County two winemakers have forged green building, renewable energy and biodynamic agriculture into a bountiful endeavor; the Medlock Ames Winery has come to full fruition beautifully with glowing wine reviews and an operation that is now 100% solar powered.

We mention this because not only is it great news for greeners everywhere, it is the perfect opportunity to mention our newest Greener spin-off, Here's Cooking at You, Kid- they loaned us the intermission piece - and also to introduce our new associate wine guy Mike Rosenberg of The Naked Vine who will be dispensing wine advisories on a regular basis, posts like this timely and thought provoking article on wine production in Africa, "Rainbow Nation". Welcome Mike.

From all of us at Greener Mag, thanks to everyone for helping with this 92nd Carnival of the Green and be sure to visit Organic Authority when Carnival returns September 3rd.

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    We strongly support Kiva's mission and drive. I've seen this horrible
    poverty first hand. Granting people access to and control over capital
    gives them a path and the power to lift themselves out of poverty.

    What seems to be a relatively small amount to you or I can make a lasting
    economic impact beyond imagine.

    Cool MagazineYou are making green fun and hip, and that is what's been missing in a lot of the green discourse so far. Many people already know what to do. They just don't feel like doing it, because it is too much of a chore. We are all pleasure creatures in the end. Congratulations, and thanks for including me in your carnival,
    marguerite manteau-rao
    Thanks so much for including both of my articles! This COTG is going to keep me busy all day! So much great information! Best, Allie

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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Gelatin from corn, a first

photo courtesy USDABoston 8/22/07:: Scientists meeting in Boston last week announced an advance toward turning corn plants into natural factories producing gelatin.

Currently gelatin for food and used by the pharmaceutical industry for manufacturing capsules is derived almost exclusively from animal products. The advance, described Wednesday at the 234th national meeting of the American Chemical Society, may lead to a safe, inexpensive source of this protein.

About 55,000 tons of animal-sourced gelatin are used each year to produce capsules and tablets for medicinal purposes. Plant-derived recombinant gelatin would address concerns about the possible presence of infectious agents in animal by-products and the lack of traceability of the source of the raw materials currently used to make gelatin. Resourcing plant materials to recover and purify recombinant gelatin has remained a challenge because only very low levels accumulate at the early stages of the development process.

Now, scientists at Iowa State University in Ames and FibroGen, Inc., in South San Francisco say they have developed a purification process to recover these small quantities of recombinant gelatin present in the early generations of transgenic corn.

The studies establish transgenic corn as a viable way to produce gelatin and potentially other products, Said Charles Glatz, Ph.D., a professor of chemical & biological engineering at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa who worked with others including Cheng Zhang a doctoral student at Iowa State to develop the procedure.
In time, researchers may also be able to develop a variety of “designer” gelatins, with specific molecular weights and properties tailored to suit various needs.
“Corn is an ideal production unit, because it can handle high volumes at a low cost,” Glatz said. In addition the recombinant gelatin is free from the safety concerns of using meat byproducts.

The group is now working to refine the method and boost the overall recombinant protein yields in corn. Though the procedure requires more testing, Glatz says the technique could someday be used to produce high-grade gelatin in a safe and inexpensive manner.

Overall costs could be further reduced by combining the production of gelatin in corn with the extraction of non-protein parts of the grain — such as oils and starches — that are now grown and harvested for biodiesel and ethanol production, he adds.

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Micro loans, major impact

Ki•va \´kē-vƏ \ n [Hopi] : An underground or partly underground chamber in a Pueblo village, used by the men especially for ceremonies or councils.


Kiva the little shop of honors, the honor system that is allowing folks like you and me to invest a little or a lot in your fellow man, woman, child.

From their site:We let you loan to the working poor

"Kiva lets you connect with and loan money to unique small businesses in the developing world. By choosing a business on Kiva.org, you can "sponsor a business" and help the world's working poor make great strides towards economic independence.

Throughout the course of the loan (usually 6-12 months), you can receive email journal updates from the business you've sponsored. As loans are repaid, you get your loan money back."

Here’s the way it works, Kiva provides a forum for borrowers seeking a small loan for a new start up, or to capitalize an existing small business or just to improve the overall condition of life for their family in a developing economy.

The prospective borrower's story is told on Kiva’s website and potential investors can choose which loan application to fund with small loans starting at $25. Pooling these resources, a borrower promises to pay back these micro-loans over a predetermined life of the loan.

The loans are non-interest bearing so don’t look to double your money but do expect to get your money back; they have a 99.7 % payback rate, along with the knowledge that you have done something meaningful.

And the real payoff, you can turn right around and recycle (reloan) your money to help someone else.

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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Beyond bars

Community Resistance to Prison Expansion

In the United States, more than 2 million people live behind prison bars. In the state of California alone there are more people locked up than in prisons in France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Singapore combined. Dr. Ruth Gilmore is a professor of geography at the University of Southern California, and is a key figure in the grassroots movement fighting prison expansion in California.

Dr. Ruth GilmoreOn this edition, Dr. Gilmore extracts lessons from more than two decades of on-the-ground community organizing against what has been termed the "biggest prison building project in the history of the world." We also hear from members of Californians United for A Responsible Budget, C.U.R.B. who are fighting prison expansion in California.

Listen nowFeaturing::

Dr. Ruth Gilmore, Critical Resistance co-founder and USC geography professor; Khalid An-Nur, formerly imprisoned person; Vanessa Huang, Justice Now!; Miss Major, Trans in Prison Committee; Zachary Norris, Books Not Bars.

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Senior Producer/Host: Tena Rubio
Associate Producer: Puck Lo
Interns: Samson Reiny and Joaquin Palomino

For more information::

Ruth Gilmore
Associate Professor of Geography and American Studies and Ethnicity
University of Southern California
College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Department of Geography
Kaprielian Hall (KAP), Room 416
3620 South Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0255

Californians United for A Responsible Budget (CURB)
1904 Franklin Street, Suite 504
Oakland, CA 94612

Justice Now
1322 Webster Street, Suite 210
Oakland, CA 94612

Critical Resistance
1904 Franklin St., Suite 504
Oakland, CA 94612

INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence
PO Box 226, Redmond, WA 98073

Transgender, Gender Variant, and Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP)
1095 Market St. Suite 308
San Francisco, CA 94103
510-677-5500 or 415-252-1444



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9:37 PM

Saturday, August 18, 2007

NOAA, hurricane hunters

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration's Air Operations Center at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa serves as home to The Hurricane Hunters. The air group provides life saving, real time information on the formation and progress of earth's deadliest storms. However, the AOC's year round mission as NOAA's air platform for gathering vital data on weather, ocean resources and the atmosphere may be our best tool yet in the quest to understand the environment.

At 9 AM, it is already a steamy 93 degrees as we approach the main gate to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa. The sky is bright and clear betraying no hint of severe thunderstorms approaching from the west – but you know they’re there all the same. This is hurricane season and storms rising daily over the Gulf are a constant reminder that hurricanes are our perennial companions.

We are met by Lori Bast from Public Affairs, NOAA – the Hurricane Hunters. She quickly guides us through security and leads our small caravan into the city within a city that the base has become since taking on the role of U.S. Central Command. Our destination is a hanger marked Aircraft Operations Center (satellite image). The hanger building is parked inconspicuously among a half dozen other hangers along the concrete apron bordering the base’s interlace of runways. We are here to meet Dr. James McFadden Chief of Programs & Projects Staff for NOAA and a few of his charges: Kermit, Miss Piggy and Gonzo.

Originally designated as the Research Flight Facility (RFF), the group began operations in 1961 in Miami conducting weather studies and gathering information about atmospheric conditions for the U.S. Weather Bureau's National Hurricane Research Project. One project, early on, was called Operation Stormfury, an attempt to determine if a hurricane’s destructive energy could be somehow modified by controlled cloud seeding.

In 1970, President Nixon proposed unifying several branches of earth science studies under one umbrella and assigned it the designation National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration under the Department of Commerce and NOAA was born. Data gathered by NOAA’s five line offices each responsible for a different research venue is shared with other government agencies, research communities, private industry and the public. NOAA’s Aircraft Operations Center moved to MacDill AFB in 1993. The AOC provides the aircraft platform from which NOAA conducts its various studies.

To the public much of what NOAA does on a day-to-day basis is lost in the glare of the “Hurricane Hunter” missions. Part of the reason the public focuses so intensely on the hurricane flights themselves Dr. McFadden observed, is that, “people notice weather, they don’t notice climate”. These dramatic flights above and into the eye of the storm provide dynamic data streams of information from which weather forecasters can predict a storm’s strength, growth potential and probable track to landfall. This vital service saves lives and property and has become, over the years, the most visible aspect of NOAA operations. I asked Dr. McFadden if he would describe some of the other missions the Aircraft Operations Center enables throughout the year.

NOAA, he told us, flies a variety of environmental missions designed to support science studies such as marine resources surveys for the National Marine Fisheries Service, monitoring coastal erosion, annual changes in snow pack levels, which aid in predicting spring flooding from melt runoff and winter storm research in the Pacific. The AOC may partner with other agencies as they did recently when they joined with NESDIS, the National Satellite, Data and Information Service, flying low-level flight instrumentation checks to help calibrate GPS mapping coordination of their satellite imagery. NESDIS satellite imaging provides global environmental data to scientists and government agencies, which in turn is used in a variety of studies designed to enhance our understanding of weather, natural resources and the environment.

The men and women who comprise the AOC come from many different backgrounds. Some are scientists, or engineers; some are flight officers, mathematicians or aircraft mechanics; civilian or NOAA Corp, which, Dr. McFadden explained, is the seventh uniformed service of the United States. The Corp can trace its origins back to the establishment of the Survey of the Coast by Thomas Jefferson in 1807. Like the Coast Guard, the Uniformed Corp of NOAA maintains an organizational identity similar to the military and works in close association with their civilian counterparts. For more information about the NOAA Corp, visit their web site at NOAA Marine and Aviation Operations (NMAO.)

Standing inside the Hurricane Hunter’s cavernous hanger, one can not resist the impression that regardless their training or service specialty the one thing that motivates this team of specialists as much as their dedication to the science of weather is the presence of their teammates and partners, the most visible element of their organization, the aircraft themselves. Earlier we mentioned Kermit, Miss Piggy and Gonzo, names certainly familiar to generations of America children and the respective designated names of 2 giant Lockheed WP-3D Orion aircraft and a sleek, high flying Gulfstream G-IV SP. Next week we’ll take you aboard Kermit and explain how the Hurricane Hunters reveal the nature of these violent storms.


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11:26 AM

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Musicians, migrants and all that jazz

Musicians have always been the heart and soul of New Orleans and like everyone else in the flood damaged city, they're struggling to survive. Two years after the disaster, only half of the residents have returned, and large swaths of the region remain as uninhabitable as the day the levees broke. And yet the bands play on.

On this edition, correspondent Reese Erlich talks with musicians to learn how the historic New Orleans music scene endures and how new influences are bringing hope to the struggling city.

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Trumpeter Terence Blanchard, world famous jazz artist and composer; Wilhelmina Blanchard, mom; Spike Lee, independent filmmaker, writer, producer, director; Keith Frasier, Rebirth Brass Band; Wynton Marsalis, trumpeter and composer; Shannon Powell, New Orleans jazz drummer; Marissa Rodriguez, hosts Mexican music show in New Orleans; Wilfredo Guzman, a Honduran immigrant who works as a roofer; Francisco Flores, owns store in New Orleans; Joe Cabral and Rod Hodges, "The Iguanas" founding members; Javier Gutierrez, founder of the New Orleans salsa band "Vivaz."

Senior Producer/Host: Tena Rubio
Sound Editor: Matt Fidler
Interns: Puck Lo, Samson Reiny and Joaquin Palomino

For more information::

Renew Our Music
828 Royal St., #833
New Orleans, LA 70116
800-957-4026 or 504-596-6496; info@nomhrf.org

New Orleans Music Clinic-Keepin¹ the Music Alive
2820 Napoleon Avenue, Suite 890
New Orleans, LA 70115

Sweet Home New Orleans
1201 Saint Philip
New Orleans, LA 70117
504-596-3924; 504-596-4098 (Find Help Phone); 1-877-933-8466; info@SweetHomeNewOrleans.org

The Tipitina's Foundation
c/o 4040 Tulane Avenue, Suite 8000
New Orleans, LA 70119

Arabi Wrecking Krewe, Inc.
79 Parc Place
Mandeville, LA 70471

New Orleans Habitat for Humanity
Office Address
7100 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118

Louisiana volunteer-operated station featuring the music and musical heritage of the Crescent City including blues, rhythm and blues and jazz


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2:03 PM

Monday, August 06, 2007

Bono's wife unveils African Conservation Cotton Initiative

EDUN a socially conscious, sustainable clothing company launched in 2005 by Bono’s wife Ali Hewson and clothing designer Rogan Gregory, recently announced unveiled the Conservation Cotton Initiative (CCI).

Julie Larsen Maher/Wildlife Conservation Society  Organic cotton farmers in Zambia.
The initiative works towards improving the livelihoods of communities in Africa by promoting greater investment in sustainable and ethical production of conservation-friendly agricultural products.

CCI's focus is on organically grown cotton production methods that, in part, transition from conventional, traditional farming practices used for decades by the farmers in that region.

Their further goal is to incorporate sustainable agricultural practices that can successfully coexist alongside efforts to protect local wildlife. To that end CCI has partnered with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), which currently works on sustainable conservation farming in Madagascar, Uganda and Zambia.

EDUN and the WCS hope that by working directly with local farmers to promote “conservation cotton” they can improve the livelihoods of communities living and working in landscapes crucial to wildlife.

In well-managed landscapes, where higher incomes are possible, the negative impact of people and farming in particular on their local natural habitats is often lessened. The effort is expected to generate funds that will go directly back to the community to support sustainable natural resource management in African nations.

“Eighty percent of Africans live directly off the land, so it is imperative that Africa’s natural resources are managed sustainably,” said Dr. James Deutsch, WCS director for Africa programs. “Working with EDUN, which has been a global leader in promoting markets in Africa, is a natural fit for the Wildlife Conservation Society", he said.

The project deployed in 2007 will continue over the next three years to increase production of organic cotton and farmer incomes while protecting key conservation areas. Additional partners in the project include local governments, donors, NGOs and others involved in the production and marketing of organic cotton in the focal countries.

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EDUN is a socially conscious clothing company launched in spring 2005 by Ali Hewson and Bono with New York clothing designer Rogan Gregory. The company's mission is to create beautiful clothing, while fostering sustainable employment in developing areas of the world, in particular Africa. In 2005, EDUN launched the edun LIVE brand of blank t-shirts. The edun LIVE range enables EDUN to drive further trade into Africa through high-volume sales direct to the wholesale market. The tees are 100% African produced, from the fields where the cotton is picked, to the factory where the final printing process occurs.

Edun live available online at http://www.edun-live.com/.

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10:15 AM

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Sex-trafficking and HIV, South Asia link

Estimated world wide there are some 150,000 girls and women trafficked each year from within the countries of South Asia, approximate numbers include as many as 5,000 to 7,000 Nepalese girls and women trafficked to India’s commercial sex industry every year.

Data on HIV prevalence among survivors of sex trafficking and roles of trafficking-related exposures in HIV infection have been limited but now, according to a recent study, nearly 40 percent of repatriated Nepalese sex-trafficked girls and women tested were positive for HIV infection, with girls trafficked before age 15 having higher rates of infection,

Jay G. Silverman, Ph.D., of the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, and colleagues examined the prevalence and risk factors for HIV infection among 287 repatriated Nepalese girls and women sex trafficked to brothels in India. Medical and case records were reviewed of the girls and women, who received rehabilitative services between January 1997 and December 2005.

The researchers found that among the 287 girls and women, 38.0 percent tested positive for HIV. Among those with complete documentation of trafficking experiences (n = 225), median (midpoint) age at time of trafficking was 17.0 years, with 33 girls (14.7 percent) trafficked prior to age 15 years. Compared with those trafficked at 18 years or older, girls trafficked prior to age 15 years had an increased risk for HIV, with 20 of 33 (60.6 percent) infected among this youngest age group.

Additional factors associated with being HIV positive included being trafficked to Mumbai (India’s second largest city) and longer duration of forced prostitution (indicating increased risk per additional month in a brothel). Additional analyses indicated that girls trafficked prior to age 15 years had five times the increased odds of having been detained in multiple brothels and more likely to be in brothels for a duration of 1 year or more vs. those trafficked at age 18 years or older.

The authors write::

    “Findings of the present study emphasize the critical need to strengthen efforts to prevent sex trafficking and to intervene to protect trafficking survivors so as to shield young girls and women, both from this form of sexual violence and from the high risk of HIV infection.

    Currently, relatively few such efforts exist, and organizations that do engage in this work often lack adequate political or financial support.

    Furthermore, the high rates of HIV documented herein support concerns that sex trafficking may be a significant factor in the expansion of the South Asian HIV epidemic, both within higher-prevalence nations such as India and also from such nations to their lower-prevalence neighbors (e.g., Nepal).

    Moreover, the current demonstration of the very young age of many of those trafficked and sexually exploited, and the further harm to these young lives through high rates of HIV infection, requires attention from public health researchers and strategists to better understand and reduce the demand for sexual services from prostituted girls and women.”
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8:36 PM

War Made Easy: Norman Solomon on Media and Militarism

We talk with media critic Norman Solomon and hear excerpts from the powerful
documentary, "War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death." Narrated by actor Sean Penn, this new film is being shown by peace
activists across the country to help stop the war in Iraq.

Film producers at the Media Education Foundation have adapted Solomon's book "War Made Easy" into a documentary. Community screenings are also being organized - including a benefit premiere in Oakland for Making Contact.

Norman is the Executive Director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. He is
also one of the founders of National Radio Project which produces Making
Contact. Our executive director, Lisa Rudman, sat down with Norman to
discuss how spin is spun.

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Norman Solomon and excerpts from the film.

Guest Host: Sandina Robbins
Mixing Engineer: Puck Lo
Intern: Samson Reiny

For more information::

Norman Solomon

Loretta Alper
413-584-8500 ext. 2219

Media Education Foundation
60 Masonic Street
Northampton, Massachusetts 01060
800- 897-0089 or 413-584-8500


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