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mature trees anchor complex ecology and protect biodiversity

10 saplings do not a mature tree equate – Delhi’s horticultural suicide

The Forest Department has given permission to chop down nearly 17,000 trees in Delhi for the redevelopment of Central Government accommodations. While the government is talking euphemistically about the destruction, the numbers are staggering. 11,000 out of 13,128 trees in Sarojini Nagar will be felled. 1,465 out of 1,513 in Nauroji Nagar. 3033 out of 3906 in …

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Rape is a serious violation of the rights and dignity of a woman

Media non-confrontation of authorities in the face of 11 rapes in a month

This month, Haryana has seen 11 rapes. Yet, a glance through headlines has no mention of any government authority making any kind of statement over it. Atrocities against dalits are on the rise in Haryana. Many of the rape victims are dalits. In some cases, there are gang rapes of dalits leading to at least …

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Anonymous Speech – A Press Release by Riseup

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FBI seizes server providing anonymous remailer and many other services from colocation facility. Contacts: Riseup Networks, Devin Theriot-Orr, 206-708-8740, sunbird@riseup.net May First/People Link, Jamie McClelland, 917-509-5734, jm@mayfirst.org ECN: Isole Nella Rete, inr@riseup.net Attack on Anonymous Speech On Wednesday, April 18, at approximately 16:00 Eastern Time, U.S. Federal authorities removed a server from a colocation facility …

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Age, Sex, Consent

Replugging this old article with my views on the lack of recognition of distinctions between sex and crime in actions of governments and judiciary in the wake of yet another instance of a court going on record calling it wrong to punish statutory rape if the 15 year old girl voluntarily eloped with the accused, …

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