Militant gains illustrate plight of Syrian Kurds the northern region of Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab.Over the span of two days, they took 21 villages in the area, activists said Thursday.Beyond building the coalition, Washington is also making plans to train up to 5,000 Syrian rebels. Kurdish...
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World famous activist to speak in Juneau

...intellectual, author and international environmental and social activist, will be in Juneau Sept. 1 through 6. Sivaraksa is internationally...Lama's. He will speak on "Unrest in Southeast Asia: A Thai Activist's Perspective" at 5 p.m. Sept. 3 at KTOO studio, 360...
'It always starts with one person'

...common? Sulak Sivaraksa, a Buddhist activist from Thailand, says we're much more...Unrest in Southeast Asia: A Thai Activist's Perspective" will give Juneau residents...region through the eyes of a longtime activist. The University of Alaska Southeast...
No DC gridlock for gay marriage, legal marijuana

...right while failing to fully satisfy activists on the left.Given those realities...Under constant pressure from gay-rights activists, he endorsed it in 2012, and since...said Socarides, referring to the activists' pressure.Obama's stance on marijuana...
Evening at Egan Lecture Series kicks off Friday

...will be "The Wisdom of Sustainability: Consumerism, Capitalism and Climate Change" led by Sulak Sivaraksa.Author and activist Sivaraksa is an advocate for social, environmental and political justice in Thailand, Sri Lanka and around the world. Twice...
Court says coal discharge into bay is illegal

...future," said Russ Maddox, a Sierra Club volunteer and activist, by phone from Seward.A spokesman for the Alaska Railroad...illegal until the coal dust became an issue," he said.Activists brought it to the attention of the railroad and said it was...
Fall Arts Preview

...and other activities. Most of their events are free and open to the public.The fall season began with a visit from Thai activist Sulak Sivaraksa, who spoke Sept. 3 on 'Unrest in Southeast Asia." Sivaraksa, an advocate for social and political change...
Perpetual war is our reality

...the drug dealers, and we thought, well, most of them are probably minorities anyway. Fairly recently they came for peace activists, seized their computers, and threw them in jail, but we didn't know about that because under provisions of the Patriot...
Around Town for Wednesday, Sept. 3

...463-6175. Historic Walking Tour, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Unrest in Southeast Asia: A Thai Activists' Perspective, 5-6:30 p.m., KTOO studio, 360 Egan Dr. Free. Details: Bob, 209-5049. Al-Anon Family Group...
Some SeaWorld mammals live longer in captivity

...Since the release of a highly-critical documentary last year, SeaWorld Entertainment has been condemned by animal rights activists distressed over the condition of its killer whales. But annual survival rates for some of the most common marine mammals...
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