The world lost environmental leaders on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302

Just six minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa on Sunday, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 lost contact with air traffic controllers and went down, killing everyone on board. In that moment, the world lost agents of change across multiple humanitarian and environmental movements. Many of the 149 passengers were headed to the fourth United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi. Among them were conference attendants leading work to end global hunger, take on plastic pollution in oceans, and make connections between climate change and gender inequity.

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No doubt on Karmapa’s commitment to Tibetan struggle: top MHA official

INDICATING THAT New Delhi is willing to accept the leadership of the 33-year-old Karmapa Lama Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the adviser on Tibetan affairs in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Amitabh Mathur, told The Indian Express, “India doesn’t doubt 17th Karmapa’s commitment to Tibetan civilisation struggle and he is the future face of Tibetan Buddhism.”

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Death, division and denial as US embassy opens in Jerusalem

Simon Tisdall | The Guardian | May 14, 2018

Israel rained bullets on its own parade – and furnished a murderous metaphor for a divided age. On one side of the fence, or barrier, or wall, or call it what you will, American and Israeli dignitaries lined up in best bibs and tuckers to salute the relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem. The pompous grandiosity of this tacky ceremony conveyed the essence of Trump-ism: all sound and symbolic fury, lacking substance or sense.

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