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July 7, 2008, 8:17 PM EDT
(Editor's note: Corrects attribution in the first two paragraphs.)(CNSNews.com) - Villagers, coal miners and peasants beware! Western environmental activists "intolerantly devoted" to misguided views that stymie progress are opposing improvements to your standard of living and greater economic vitality.This is the thrust of a new film, co-produced by New Bera Media and the Moving Picture Institute (MPI), a New York-based non-profit organization whose goal is to promote freedom through film.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Just before Pope Benedict XVI arrived in the United States Tuesday, a Catholic university in Minnesota that had previously blocked a pro-life speaker from appearing on campus reversed its position. The University of St. Thomas in St. Paul has previously hosted left-of-center activists who are hostile to church teachings, so conservative students questioned why the school would bar someone who endorses church teachings.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Political agitators who use "Al Sharpton rhetoric" are in a stronger position today because "spineless Republicans" have supported racial gerrymandering -- thus ensuring the election of divisive figures, said a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Abigail Thernstrom, the commission's vice chair, made the comments during a panel discussion entitled "Trumping the Race Card" at a conservative summit in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - New Jersey is moving rapidly towards outlawing capital punishment in the face of academic studies challenging the view that the death penalty is not an effective deterrent to murder and despite opinion polls showing that two-thirds of Americans see capital punishment as morally acceptable.Although New Jersey has a death penalty statute dating back to 1982, it has not executed anyone since 1963. It is now looking to abolish the death penalty altogether.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Before President Bush's troop surge strategy kicked in last May, the road between Ramadi and Fallujah in Iraq's Anbar Province frequently crackled with gunfire, especially in 2006, as terrorists ambushed Iraqi soldiers who were fighting alongside U.S. troops.Since then, Anbar has been transformed from an al Qaeda stronghold into a platform for effective counter-insurgency. Images from some of the battles to secure the area are presented in the new movie, "Brothers at War."
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Scientific evidence for human-induced global warming will receive a significant boost Friday when the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) releases the summary of a key report, according to environmental activists and top Democrats in Congress.But wait.Some climate researchers and environmental scientists previously associated with the IPCC claim the public relations summary of the panel's fourth assessment report distorts the actual scientific findings and that the discrepancies are driven by a political agenda.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Young America's Foundation (YAF) is being threatened with legal action for including Robert Spencer, the author of several books on terrorism and Islam, in its line-up of speakers this week in Washington, D.C.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A documentary released earlier this year may be partly responsible for "academic freedom bills" now advancing at the state level. Those bills are intended to strengthen the free speech rights of those who seek to examine the full range of views on evolutionary theory.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Polar bears have become an "icon" of the global warming movement, but the fate of the creatures and the role played by climate change remains the subject of dispute among scientists.According to animal experts linked to the World Conservation Union, polar bears are in trouble as sea ice recedes and global warming accelerates, and habitat loss will impact at least the next three generations of polar bears.The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Canada has warned global warming could ultimately lead to the eradication of the species.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(Editor's note: Fixes spelling in 7th and 9th paragraph.) (CNSNews.com) - America's largest and most well-financed Islamic advocacy group has been called out for allegedly hiring terrorist sympathizers and for helping to advance a radical ideology incompatible with the principles of a free society.The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) bills itself as a civil rights organization and as a responsible voice of moderation. But its history, legal activities, and financial ties suggest otherwise, said Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Al Gore's movie on climate change is likely to win an Oscar for best documentary on Sunday even though it arguably violates the Academy's own criteria and should be disqualified, critics say.But, they argue, the way in which the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has handled the issue in the past shows a clear political bias.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(Editor's note: Corrects language in the third paragraph.)(CNSNews.com) - Desperation has set in among left-wing activists who continue to embrace racial preferences and quotas at a time when public sentiment and Supreme Court rulings are shifting in the direction of colorblind ideals, in the view of civil rights activist Jennifer Gratz.By consistently lining up to combat efforts aimed at eliminating racial preferences that are inconsistent with the principle of equality, they are standing in the way of racial progress, she charged.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Radical Islam has the power to seduce young people who are spiritually unsatisfied, according to a former radical who now cooperates with the FBI and writes on terrorism.Daveed Gartenstein-Ross chronicles the "process of radicalization" in a new book, "My Year Inside Radical Islam."He said he's concerned that too few Americans fully grasp the ideological component of the struggle against terrorism in the world today.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A Missouri court will soon hold a hearing in a politically charged dispute over the proposed wording for a November 2008 ballot initiative on banning racial preferences and quotas.Supporters of the initiative are unhappy with the language put forward by state authorities, which they charge is designed to distort the issue and affect the result.Under state law, the secretary of state is directed to write ballot language in up to 100 words, explaining the proposed constitutional changes in a manner that will be widely understood.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - "Apartheid in Palestine" must end before peace can begin, former President Jimmy Carter told an audience in Washington, D.C., Thursday, as he defended his controversial new book on the Middle East.The Georgia Democrat who served as president of the United States from 1977-1981 has come under fire in recent months for the book, "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid."
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A conflict of interest involving the radical Nation of Islam and the Washington, D.C., affiliate of the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) is an example of unethical journalism that benefits extremist Muslims, according to a national security expert and a Hollywood filmmaker.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Centralized planners seeking to "rule from above" are operating under the guise of environmentalism and other fashionable "isms" in a bid to attack freedom and liberty, Czech President Vaclav Klaus said here.Addressing an audience at the CATO Institute in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Klaus argued that although communism has been eradicated in Eastern Europe, there are renewed efforts in this new century to reintroduce statist schemes.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - High level officials in the Public Broadcasting System are operating from a mindset that is overly sympathetic toward the concept of "parallel societies," where sharia (Islamist laws) holds sway over democratic norms, according to documentary filmmaker Martyn Burke.Burke, also a Hollywood producer, collaborated with some conservative national security experts to produce a documentary on moderate Muslims, entitled, "Islam versus Islamists: Voices from the Muslim Center."
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A one-two punch in favor of global warming legislation will land on Capitol Hill this week, as former Vice President Al Gore testifies before House and Senate committees following an "action day" involving thousands of environmental activists.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Once it became evident that lightning strikes were responsible for a mining tragedy in West Virginia - a tragedy initially blamed on International Coal Group's (ICG) Chief Executive Officer Wilbur Ross - ABC News reversed its reporting.However, ABC's updated account of the incident did not express any contrition toward Ross. In fact, he was "practically accused of murder" in a January 2006 broadcast, according to a special report on media coverage of business figures released by the Business & Media Institute (BMI) on Tuesday.