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(guardian.co.uk) As the world follows the north African revolutions with bated breath, a less public north African revolt and tragedy is taking place in Athens and Thessaloniki. Three hundred non-documented migrants, mostly from the Maghreb, have entered the 35th day of a hunger strike. Many have been taken to hospital in pre-comatose condition and are reaching a state of non-reversible organ failure and subsequent death. Read More

(Democracy Now!) In the liberated city of Benghazi, where pro-Gaddafi forces have been ousted, Libyan people are now organizing a self-government structure to manage the city. One group calling itself the Coalition of the February 17 Revolution— which is made up of doctors, lawyers, teachers, professors, workers, students— just established a city council to manage the day-to-day activities of the city. Democracy Now! correspondent Anjali Kamat speaks with two female Libyan attorneys who are very involved in the coalition.

Watch video here:
http://www.democracynow.org/2011/2/28/libyans_organize_citizen_councils_to_run

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Grave dangers face those living next to ash disposal sites connected to Chinese power stations

China’s coal-fired power plants dump enough toxic coal ash to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool every two and a half minutes, according to Greenpeace. While investigating 14 power plants around the country in 2010 activists found many ash disposal sites situated illegally close to villages and residential areas, with terrible consequences for the people who live there…

Useful links: Greenpeace International

Source: http://www.theecologist.org/tv_and_radio/tv/791547/the_toxic_cost_of_coal_in_china.html