Are Saudi’s Female Olympians Sea Remnants, Harlots or Heros?

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KSA wasn’t alone in coming late to the party: Brunei and Qatar also sent female athletes for the first time this year. Lifestyle & Culture Religion Brunei human rights London London Olympics 2012 Olympics Qatar Saudi Arabia sexism social mediaOlympians Wojdan Shaherkani and Sarah Attar landed world records before the Games even began.

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Pacific Rim Trade Talks May Become Even More Secretive

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Brunei is a tiny, remote country in Southeast Asia with a population smaller than that of Washington, D.C. Between August 23 and 30, trade negotiators from these 12 nations will meet behind closed doors in Brunei to further hash out the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact. In Brunei, the U.S. Given this context, the idea that the 19th round of trade talks in Brunei might be the last official round is particularly unacceptable.

Female Arab Athletes With Headscarf Problems, Again?

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The Olympics first allowed women competitors in 1900; well over a century later, KSA, Brunei and Qatar are sending female athletes for the first time this year. If football could redesign their way around the health and safety issue, why can’t judo? The ruckus over allowing competitive athletes to wear the hijab – a garment representative of cultural modesty – is drawing fever-pitch attention to female Arab athletes.

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Arab Athletes by Brigitte Lacombe Celebrated at London Exhibit

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More negative press rolled in when, along with Saudi Arabia and Brunei, Qatar was criticized for excluding female athletes from their Olympic teams. Hey’Ya: Arab Women in Sport: Sisters Brigitte and Marian Lacombe celebrate Arab female athletes at London’s Sotheby’s Gallery.

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Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

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years), Qatar (1.3), Guyana (1.4), Malaysia (1.9), United Arab Emirates (2.0), Kuwait (2.4), Papua New Guinea (2.5), Brunei (2.8), Australia (2.8; “Australia is committed to a greedy and inhumane course of climate exceptionalism, climate racism and climate injustice.&#. We all know that we have to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution and eventually reach zero emissions.

Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

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At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action. It was reported that Island States had again pleaded with other representatives to avert “ climate genocide ” but their pleas fell on deaf ears at Durban, as at Cancun, as at Copenhagen.

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

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Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming. In relation to carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, Net Carbon Debt is equal to the Historical Carbon Debt (from fossil fuel burning since the start of the Industrial Revolution in circa 1750) minus the Carbon Credit (the residual carbon pollution from fossil fuel burning permitted between now and zero emissions in 2050).