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Death Sentences and Executions 2014 - by Amnesty International
An alarming number of countries used the death penalty to tackle real or perceived threats to state security linked to terrorism, crime or internal instability in 2014, Amnesty International found in its annual review of the death penalty worldwide.
Posted: Wed Apr 1, 2015 5:00PM
Greece Proposes Plans to Tackle Tax Evasion and Corruption - by Jubilee USA Network
Greece submitted a list of economic reforms to the European Union (EU) in an effort to secure emergency financing.
Posted: Wed Apr 1, 2015 2:29PM
Nuclear Shutdown News, March Edition - by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the continuing decline of the US nuclear industry, and highlights efforts of those who are democratically working to bring about a renewable energy future. As nuclear plants in the US are approaching or surpassing their 40 year operating life, their ability to operate properly and safely lessens, creating more and more problems across the nation.
Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:22PM
Violence, death and injustice: A beginner’s guide to human rights in Nigeria - by Amnesty International
Violence, death and injustice: A beginner’s guide to human rights in Nigeria
Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:11PM
Yemen: At least six civilians burn to death in further airstrikes overnight - by Amnesty International
There is growing evidence that the Saudi Arabian-led military coalition is failing to take precautions to prevent civilian deaths amid ongoing airstrikes on sites around Yemen, Amnesty International said, as it confirmed that at least six civilians, including four children, were among 14 people who burned to death in further strikes early this morning.
Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:58PM
The Working Class And Lessons Of The Iranian Revolultion - by International Discussion Group IDG
This presentation by the International Discussion Group focused on the lessons of the Iranian revolution and the working class with Ralph Schonenman and Kambis Sakhai
Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:54AM
Saudi Arabian and U.S. Imperialist Hands off Yemen! - by Steven Argue
[Photo: Mass rally against air strikes in Sana’a, Yemen, held on March 26, 2015. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah.]
Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:09AM
New Study Shows Toll of Illegal Fishing on Sharks and Ray Species at Cocos Island National - by Joanna Nasar
A new study published this week in Conservation Biology (available here) investigates Costa Rica’s ability to adequately enforce and protect it’s crown jewel of marine protected areas (MPAs) – Cocos Island National Park – from illegal longline fishing. The study, “Shifting elasmobranch community assemblage at Cocos Island—an isolated marine protected area,” was authored by R. White Easton, Mark C. Myers, Joanna Mills Flemming, and Julia K. Baum.
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:36AM
Hypocritical and Hippocratic Economic Policy in Europe - by Andreas Botsch
The crisis is multilayered-a bank crisis, a crisis of wealth distribution and a misallocation of capital between long-term real investments and virtual financial investments, the latter without discernible social benefits...The frugal Schwabian housewife is not a suitable model for fiscal policy. The equation of public and private debt carrying-capacity is a classical fallacy from part to whole. What is right for individuals can be harmful for the whole... Politics should hold to empirical fa...
Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:20AM
Indigenous Land conflict in Brazil – Support needed NOW - by Ardaga - Huu-té Dschaam Dscheu
The once ~5 to 6 million Indigenous People in Brazil are down to less than 1 million. And those brave survivors of a genocide machine of half a millennium are still being brutalized and deceived by state and parallel authorities. And while the media reports nothing on it, Indigenous people are fighting for survival, their legal lands and against spree killings right now. This is a brand new eyewitness report. And a plea for YOUR support!
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:06AM
New Report Links World's Most Commonly Used Herbicide to Cancer - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— A new report by the World Health Organization has linked the world’s most commonly used herbicides to cancer. Glyphosate — widely known as Roundup and marketed by Monsanto — has also been linked to the decline of many wildlife species, including the monarch butterfly. The WHO determined that glyphosate and two other insecticides, malathion and diazinon, are “probably carcinogenic to humans.”
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:49PM
Less Growth and Less Work - by Mohssen Massarrat
French economist Thomas Piketty described neoliberalism or finance capitalism as an "inequality machine." Profits soar and investments are postponed. Keynes spoke of three phases: investments, surplus and stagnation. Are economic alternatives and trade agreements blacked out from public discussion? Reduced working hours is the only way to full employment and to gaining work-life balance. Doing the same thing and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity, Einstein said. Elim...
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:33AM
Mideast Migraines - Fascism Is Again the Issue (audio/mpeg 126.6MB) - by Ren Tawil
"Why the Rise of Fascism Is Again the Issue" by John Pilger; Resetting Palestine's Political System" by Sam Bahour; music by Stuart Davis. Length: 1:50:37/ Date Recorded: 2015-03-16/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (130MB), Mono
Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:35PM
Mideast Migraines - The Tragedy of Elie Wiesel (audio/mpeg 53.5MB) - by Ren Tawil
The tragedy of Elie Wiesel, Hell Fire - Weapons Industry & Gaza, interview with former AIPAC member, Netanyahu’s Latest Falsehood, Destroying History, music by Andrea Bocelli. Length: 1:56:58/ Date Recorded: 3-2-2015/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (55MB), Mono
Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:02PM
Renowned War Resister Juanita Nelson Slips From Her Body - by Scribe
Juanita Nelson's first public act of courage occurred on a train from Cleveland to the South when she was put at the Mason Dixon Line into a Jim Crow car. Nearly 8 decades of war tax resistance, sitins at segregated restaurants, organic farming, simple living and peacemaking followed.
Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:22AM
This Week in Palestine, March 20th, 2015 (audio/mpeg 8.1MB) - by IMEMC
Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for March 14th, to the 20th, 2015.
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:24PM
Monarch Butterflies in North America Found to be Vulnerable to Extinction - by via The Xerces Society
PORTLAND, Ore.—A newly completed assessment has found that monarch butterflies in North America are vulnerable to extinction. The assessment was undertaken by NatureServe and the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, and results were published in a report released by the U.S. Forest Service on March 9 (see PDF).
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:21AM
Global Iron Curtain: Repressive States control human rights at UN. - by Anthony Ravlich
American Professor describes the World's State Criminals deciding human rights issues at the international level. While, in my view, a Global Iron Curtain exists with the UN hiding very much of enormous and profound importance from the rest of humanity.
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:20AM
Juvenile Green Sea Turtle ‘Gina’ Migrates Over 310 Miles from Cocos Island to Golfo Dulce - by Joanna Nasar
First evidence of habitat connectivity accomplished by collaborative tagging efforts (Photos and Map Available).
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:46AM
BA Protests Visit Of Turkey Tech Minister Fikri Isik 3/17 To 3/23 -Stop Attack On Rights - by Turkish American Gezi Platform (TAGP)
Protests will be held against Fikri Isik, the Republic of Turkey’s Minister of Science, Technology and Industry for suppressing democratic communication rights.
Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:00PM