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Friday, July 24, 2009

Eco Etiquette, Invoking Godwin's Law, Lloyd Axworthy and Allan Rock

Want to find out how to (politely) convince your boyfriend to give up that gas guzzler? Not sure how to recycle that broken hair dryer? Don't know the difference between Cap and Trade and Cap'n Crunch? HuffPost Green Eco Etiquette advisor Jennifer Grayson is here to answer all your pressing environmental questions, solve your eco dilemmas, and ease you into a green lifestyle you can live with. Eco Etiquette: HuffPost Green's New Advice Column

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has ordered diplomats to use an old photograph of a former Palestinian religious leader meeting Adolf Hitler to counter world criticism of a Jewish building plan for East Jerusalem. Israeli officials said on Wednesday that Lieberman told Israeli ambassadors to circulate the 1941 shot in Berlin of the Nazi leader seated next to Haj Amin al-Husseini, the late mufti or top Muslim religious leader in Jerusalem. Israel circulates photo of Hitler greeting late Palestinian mufti

This week, a principle adopted by world leaders four years ago to prevent mass atrocity will face a crucial test. The Responsibility to Protect, or R2P, stipulates that states, individually and collectively, have an obligation to protect populations from genocide, ethnic cleansing, war crimes or crimes against humanity. It expressly provides that the international community, acting through the Security Council, can have a direct role in providing protection to vulnerable populations. Lloyd Axworthy and Allan Rock


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