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Turkish authorities block Kurds from crossing into Syria to fight against ISIS

In Syria, fighting continues to rage between the Islamic State and Kurdish militias over a key Kurdish city near the Turkish border. But on the Turkish side of the border, anger is boiling due...

Posted on 29 September 2014 | 1:23 pm

FSRN Weekly Edition – September 26, 2014

Download Audio U.S.-led coalition continue airstrikes on Islamic State in Syria Three days of climate-related activities in New York end with promises For Jordan’s Trash Pickers, Work Isn’t What it Used to Be U.S....

Posted on 26 September 2014 | 10:52 am

Profile: Napa teacher trains a new generation of sustainable beekeepers

With commercial honey bees dying off from pesticides and diseases, Napa resident Rob Keller – is a man on a mission to save the honey bee. He has become A leading advocate for bees...

Posted on 26 September 2014 | 10:40 am

U.S. High Court convenes for Fall term – a look a the docket

The U.S. Supreme Court begins its next session on October 6. While no “blockbuster” cases like last session’s Burwell v. Hobby Lobby are expected, decisions involving free speech, exercise of religion and the 14th...

Posted on 26 September 2014 | 10:05 am

Protests against military action in Syria and Iraq scattered and sparse

Protests against the U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria targeting the group that calls itself the Islamic State have been small-scale since the offensive began this week. Despite a call to action on Monday, events were...

Posted on 25 September 2014 | 2:40 pm

U.S.-led coalition continue airstrikes on Islamic State in Syria

Download Audio A U.S.-led military offensive against the militant group that calls itself the Islamic State expanded airstrikes into Syria this week, targeting the group’s command centers and oil-refineries in the country’s east. Reports...

Posted on 25 September 2014 | 12:14 pm

Three days of climate-related activities in New York end with promises

New York City became a world stage for climate change discussions this week – not just at the United Nations, but also in the streets. Hundreds of thousands participated in The People’s Climate March...

Posted on 24 September 2014 | 1:58 pm

For Jordan’s Trash Pickers, Work Isn’t What it Used to Be

Few professions are more grueling, dangerous and revealing than digging through trash. As work that is completely dependent upon the refuse of others, it is a window, of sorts, into a country’s economic soul....

Posted on 23 September 2014 | 2:13 pm

Slideshow: Slim pickings in Jordan’s trash

Photos and captions by Elizabeth Whitman. Hear and read the accompanying audio report. Click on any thumbnail to launch slideshow.

Posted on 23 September 2014 | 2:12 pm

Streetbeat: People’s Climate March and Flood Wall Street actions call for climate solutions ahead of UN summit

Participation in New York City climate actions today and yesterday exceeded organizers expectations. Around two thousand people staged a sit-in on Wall Street today to draw attention to those who profit from practices that...

Posted on 22 September 2014 | 1:27 pm