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Nation of Cowards - by John Chuckman
The definition of a coward is not the traditional military one of a soldier who won’t fight
Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:40AM
Federal Court Rules BP’s Reckless Behavior to Blame for 2010 Deepwater Oil Disaster - by Oceana
WASHINGTON – On September 4, a United States federal judge ruled that BP’s reckless and negligent behavior is at fault for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which killed 11 people and caused 200 million gallons of oil to flood into the Gulf of Mexico. The ruling opens up BP to billions of dollars in possible civil penalty fines, including a possible $18 billion under the Clean Water Act.
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:23PM
Lawsuit Seeks Public Records on Keystone XL's Impacts on Endangered Species - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit (see PDF) on September 9 against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the State Department to obtain public records that reveal how the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project will affect migratory birds and endangered species, including whooping cranes. Nearly 10 months ago the Center filed a Freedom of Information Act request for Keystone’s “migratory bird conservation plan” and survey data specifically referenced in th...
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:52PM
I demand right to inform Chch post-quake victims of human rights truth and ethical plan. - by Anthony Ravlich
Chch post-quake victims are facing severe discrimination which is a human rights issue. But they are being deprived of hearing the human rights truth and ethical human rights plan which emphasizes 'bottom-up' development and is firmly based on the Universal Declaration. To reach the democratic majority residents need to be informed by the mainstream media where I am banned and isolated by the establishment whereas I only want a proper interpretation of the declaration - over half the rights i...
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 3:30PM
Pirate Bay founder on trial again (video/mp4 48.8MB) - by IndyRadio
Political prisoner Per Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, aka Anakata, is now on trial in Denmark where the game began with tables tilted against him. A video is attached to help you understand the legal struggles of Pirate Bay, and how it relates to the concepts of freedom vs. property in a rapidly changing world.
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:53AM
3 More NW Illinois Counties Show Insect Resistance to Monsanto's GMO Bt Corn - by Nature Bats Last
Five counties in northwestern Illinois have now shown resistance in western corn rootworms to Monsanto's GMO "Cry3Bb1" Bt protein. This trend of pest insects evolving resistance is expected to continue throughout the corn belt region of the Midwestern U.S., the result raising prices at the supermarkets. The recommendation is to avoid consumption of any and all corn products not specifically labeled "non-GMO" though even these are questionable due to pollen resistance. Humans will take longer ...
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:50AM
Urban Agriculture ~ U.S. Census of Agriculture 2017 - by khubaka, michael harris
Urban Agriculture remains a viable job creator, career path and catalyst for community economic development. Preparation for design methodology for the US Census of Agriculture 2017 will include a unique pilot project, California Pan African Urban Agriculture Project
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:57AM
This Week in Palestine, September 12th, 2014 (audio/mpeg 8.0MB) - by IMEMC
Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for September 6th, to the 12th, 2014.
Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:45PM
Israeli Officer Charged with Assault on Palestinian-American - by IMEMC
Israel's Ministry of Justice has filed an indictment against a border policeman for assaulting and injuring 15-year-old Tarek Abu Khdeir, cousin to Muhammad Abu Khdeir, who was burned to death by Israeli settlers, in July.
Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:17PM
Ukraine must stop ongoing abuses and war crimes by pro-Ukrainian volunteer forces - by Amnesty International
(Kyiv) In a meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on September 8, Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty urged the Ukrainian government to stop abuses and war crimes by volunteer battalions operating alongside regular Ukrainian armed forces.
Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:57AM
Gambia: President should reject homophobic law - by Amnesty International
President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia should not sign a new Criminal Code amendment that would increase the punishment for “aggravated homosexuality” to life in prison, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said on September 9. The measure would further add to the climate of fear for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people in Gambia.
Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:54AM
Afghanistan: Urgent inquiry needed after new US airstrike increases civilian death toll - by Amnesty International
The reported killing of 14 civilians, including two children, in a US/NATO airstrike in eastern Afghanistan highlights the urgent need for transparent investigations and justice for civilian casualties caused by foreign troops in the country, said Amnesty International.
Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:51AM
We Are Lab Animals in Fluoridation Experiment - by NYSCOF
Government agencies recommend more research on the human population to see if fluoride chemicals purposely added to water supplies has damaged our bones, thyroid, teeth, lowered our IQ and more. If you don't rebel, it will continue. Even if it's not in your water, it's in your food.
Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:13AM
The BRICS: Challengers to the Global Status Quo - by Walden Bello
Can the BRICS wrest control of the global economy from the United States and Europe, or will their internal contradictions tear them apart?
Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:32AM
A Visit With President Mujica - by Dianne Budd
A group of Bay Area activists met with the progressive President of Uruguay to discuss the radical changes he has made in this small Latin American country.
Posted: Tue Sep 9, 2014 7:14PM
UN Votes for Process to Enact Bankruptcy Treaty and Stop Vulture Funds - by james
The UN General Assembly passed a historic resolution to begin treaty negotiations to enact a global bankruptcy process and stop predatory hedge funds. The resolution passed by a super-majority vote of 124-11 with 41 abstentions. The US voted no along with 10 other countries. The bankruptcy process could make it more difficult for hold-out investors to block countries from debt restructuring and could limit future defaults.
Posted: Tue Sep 9, 2014 1:58PM
Shark Scientists Focus on Finding Out Where Threatened Sharks Swim at International Bogotá - by Joanna Nasar
Shark scientists from around the globe gathered at a conference organized by the Colombian Presidential Agency for International Cooperation to learn how to effectively track the migration patterns and behavior of threatened sharks species with specialized underwater acoustic tags, as well as strengthen the Latin-American Migramar network of scientists studying marine migratory patterns in the Eastern Pacific.
Posted: Tue Sep 9, 2014 10:50AM
TISA: Everything Will Be Marketed - by Christoph Jehle and Jascha Jaworski
A new agreement (TISA, Trade in Services Agreement) could privatize drinking water and health care through the back door. The resistance by many non-governmental organizations to the free trade agreement TTIP negotiated between the EU and the US seems to pick up speed.
Posted: Tue Sep 9, 2014 6:11AM
Ukraine: Mounting evidence of war crimes and Russian involvement - by Amnesty International
Ukrainian militia and separatist forces are responsible for war crimes, Amnesty International said on September 5. The organisation accused Russia of fuelling separatist crimes as it revealed satellite images indicating a build-up of Russian armour and artillery in eastern Ukraine.
Posted: Mon Sep 8, 2014 3:50PM
Mideast Migraines - "Paving the Way for the Messiah", chapter 9 (audio/mpeg 130.3MB) - by Ren Tawil
Continued reading from "They Dare to Speak Out" by congressman Paul Findley, chapter 9, "Paving the Way for the Messiah" which examines the effective collusion between Zionist Jews and fundamentalist Christians in garnering support for Israel; music of Arab-Americans. Length: 1:53:52/ Date Recorded: 2014-08-30/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (133MB), Mono
Posted: Mon Sep 8, 2014 3:05PM