Yoani Sánchez -- the world-renowned Cuban blogger and philologist -- will be honored here with the inaugural Freedom Award by CEPOS. But there's one oddity: Yoani is forbidden to leave her country to accept the award.
The financial crisis that hit Iceland in 2008 revealed many weaknesses inherent in the country's system of governance. One fortunate consequence of this most unfortunate revelation has been a movement to draft a new Constitution.
Is it a coincidence that a country whose people adore -- nay, are addicted to -- a wholesome, nutrient-rich bread enjoys a high quality of life and leads the world when it comes to shifting from fossil fuels to a post-carbon future?
With international negotiations at a standstill, 350.org, Greenpeace and others are using every new media tool available to share their climate message. Two days before 10/10/10, they had registered nearly 7,000 events in 188 countries.