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Global Warming to exacerbate Heat related deaths, more storms for New York - by Takver - Climate IMC
The residents of Manhattan and New York are already feeling the effects of global warming after experiencing Hurricanes Irene and Superstorm Sandy. But more is in store with more frequent large storms, rising sea levels, and higher temperatures and heatwaves in summer. The latest scientific study identifies that rising temperatures and heatwaves are likely to substantially increase temperature related deaths in the city.
Posted: Mon May 20, 2013 10:06AM
Chokwe Lumumba's close race in Mississippi: Colorlines Editor Bob Wing on why it matters (audio/mpeg 2.7MB) - by KPFA Evening News, Ann Garrison, 05.18.2013
The Jackson, Mississippi press is reporting "crunch time" in a close mayor's race. Jackson’s population is majority Black and Democratic, so Tuesday’s Democratic primary run-off, between Black Democrat Chokwe Lumumba and Black Democrat Jonathan Lee, will effectively determine who the city’s next mayor will be. The Jackson Free Press reports, however, that donors to the Jonathan Lee campaign have also given $1.2 million to federal Republican campaigns since 2008. Second District Mississi...
Posted: Mon May 20, 2013 7:03AM
Creative Destruction - by Rudolf Hickel
The exodus from the casino capitalism producing ever faster and ever deeper crises cannot succeed without a broad and powerful democratic base. Parliamentary democracy is urged to finally take up the struggle around the primacy of politics against the financial markets. Financial markets have nothing to do with the idylle of market competition. Dethroning the financial markets means reducing the speculation businesses. Speculation shopping represents 80% of the world economy while their busin...
Posted: Mon May 20, 2013 4:26AM
Guantanamo Force-Feeding Constitutes Torture - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Sun May 19, 2013 11:48PM
Women, Revolution, and Counter-Revolution in Syria - by Steven Argue
[Photo: female Commander Engizek who leads a combat brigade of the Committees for the Protection of the Kurdish People (YPG) in Syrian Kurdistan. The brigade under her command is 20 percent women. Lebanon Daily Star, 22 April 2013.]
Posted: Sun May 19, 2013 7:01AM
America Honors Its Worst - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Sun May 19, 2013 12:11AM
Release of Two Books on the Same Day Recall the Aerial Massacre in Laos Fifty Years Ago - by N. Lombardi Jr.
The publication date of two different books, to be released on May 31 2013, is a coincidence that could turn out to be a fortuitous one for each, in that both deal with the same topic, the secret war in Laos that took place during the 1960's, and whose geographical focus is the same area of northern Laos. One is a novel, The Plain of Jars, while the other is a reprint of a 1972 anthology of bombing survivor stories, Voices from the Plain of Jars.
Posted: Sat May 18, 2013 9:03PM
Judge William Brigham reported to Texas State Commission of Judicial Conduct - by Truth & Honesty
May 16, 2013 Mary Cummins filed a complaint against Judge William H. Brigham with the Texas State Commission of Judicial Conduct. In the complaint she alleges that Judge Brigham was unethical and did not rule according to the law and evidence because of his special relationship with the Plaintiffs' attorney Randy Turner and with the sitting Judge for that court Judge Bonnie Sudderth.
Posted: Sat May 18, 2013 3:57PM
Putin v. Obama et al - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Sat May 18, 2013 12:01AM
Israel Threatens More Syrian Attacks - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 12:08AM
This Week in Palestine, May 10th, 2013 (audio/mpeg 8.4MB) - by IMEMC
Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for May 4th to the 10th 2013.
Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 5:46PM
Lot Lizard (dir. Alexander Perlman, 2013) Screening at SF Sex Worker Film & Arts Festival - by Professor Kevin Heffernan
Inspired by his hitchhiking trip across the country, Perlman’s film looks closely at figures he first barely glimpsed in the shadows of the nighttime truck lots. Over the course of the film, we come to see them in their fully complex humanity and as participants in an equally complex and interlocking economy of which we all are a part. Lot Lizard will screen at the SF Sex Worker Film & Arts Festival, May 25, 10:30 PM at the Roxie
Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 2:22AM
American Courtesans: Our Unsung Healers - by Natalie Mills, LMFT
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, central to my work is my mission to provide education and awareness of the value of sex work and the need for equal rights and protection for our sex workers to my professional and surrounding communities. Although there is a great need for educational material relevant to practitioners in my field, resources are rare, so I am eager to introduce a new film, American Courtesans, an invaluable resource for therapists, clients, sex workers, as well as...
Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 1:29AM
Obama's Contempt for Venezuelan Democracy - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 12:07AM
Syria Endgame Approaching Fast - by Shamus Cooke
The tempo of events in Syria has increased in recent weeks. The government forces have scored significant battlefield victories over the rebels, and this has provoked a number of responses from the U.S. and its anti-Assad allies: a mixture of war provocations and peace offers.
Posted: Wed May 15, 2013 12:56AM
Anti-Assad Forces: Caught in the Act Again - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Wed May 15, 2013 12:04AM
Attorney Lynne Stewart Too Sick for Prison; Sign Petition for Compassionate Release Now - by Free Lynne Stewart
Attorney Lynne Stewart, framed by Republican Bush, and still being prosecuted and persecuted by Democrat Obama, is so weak from Stage 4 Cancer, now in her lungs, that she walks with a walker and must nap for an hour just to take a shower. She needs your signature on her Petition for Compassionate Release now at http://www.change.org/petitions/petition-to-free-lynne-stewart-save-her-life-release-her-now-2
Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 8:23PM
Public hearing ordered for San Onofre nuclear restart - by indyradio.nu
Received from Friends of the Earth this morning, news of a significant victory: “The U.S. Atomic Safety Licensing Board ruled today that the reactors can not be restarted before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a formal license amendment proceeding with full public participation.”
Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 2:50PM
Turkey: US Imperial Tool - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 12:33AM
Close Guantanamo Now! - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 12:03AM