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Food & Water Watch Calls on SEC to Reject GMO Salmon Stock Filings - by via Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C., July 28, 2015—Food & Water Watch called on the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) today to reject the stock registration filings of AquaBounty Technologies (ABTX), the maker of genetically engineered salmon, based on misleading and erroneous claims the company is making in its attempts to join the NASDAQ stock exchange. The letter (see PDF) asks SEC to compel AquaBounty to revise the document to apprise investors of new scientific evidence showing that GMO salmon cannot ...
Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:55AM
Tiel and Cairo Kwame talk with Gahiji about Threads of Truth Clothing and its pol message (audio/mpeg 28.0MB) - by WTUL News & Views
Tiel and Cairo Kwame talk with Gahiji Akil Lumumba Barrow about their clothing line Threads of Truth, its political message of liberation and police brutality as well as bringing focus to political prisoners.
Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:19AM
Analysis: Republican Attacks on Endangered Species Up 600 Percent Per Year - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— Over the past five years, Republicans in Congress have launched 164 attacks on the Endangered Species Act — a 600 percent increase in the rate of annual attacks over the previous 15 years, according to a new analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity.
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:17PM
LAO Notes "Significant Uncertainty" of Reed/DeMaio Pension Reform Measure - by Steven Maviglio
Nonpartisan Review Questions Impact on Current Employees, Legality, Death & Disability Benefits
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:17PM
United Nations Votes for Global Bankruptcy Principles - by Sophia Har
A United Nations committee adopted nine principles to create a global bankruptcy process for countries. Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz addressed the final session of "The UN Ad Hoc Committee on Sovereign Debt Restructuring" that the UN General Assembly established last fall. Countries currently cannot access bankruptcy protection when they face economic crisis. The World Bank notes that 49 countries face worrying levels of debt distress and the International Monetary Fund notes debt is the ro...
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:26AM
Greece demonstrates - by International Communist Party
At the end of yet another «historic» marathon session Brussels negotiations between the Greek government and its creditors, a «definitive» agreement has yet again been found to «resolve" the Greek crisis: Greek Prime Minister Tsipras and his team have come to accept as a condition for new loans to the virtually bankrupt Greek government, a plan of austerity measures significantly harsher than he had rejected a week earlier and against which he had, supposedly, held a referendum! The only...
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:55AM
Nuclear Shutdown News July 2015 - by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and all of the US nuclear industry, and spotlights those who are working for a nuke free future.
Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:43PM
Mideast Migraines - Freedom Flotilla III, Breaking the siege of Gaza (audio/mpeg 66.0MB) - by Ren Tawil
Review of the current effort to break Israel's economic and military siege of the Gaza Strip, and details of yesterday's IDF assault and commandeering of Freedom Flotilla III's flagship; Greek oud music. Length: 1:55:16/ Date Recorded: 2015-06-29/ Location: Santa Cruz, CA/ File Info: 64Kbps, mp3 (68MB), Mono
Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:23PM
Evidence mounts for litigation of major Carbon polluters with climate change - by John Englart (Takver)
The world is moving rapidly on withdrawing the social licence of carbon polluters. As the impacts of climate change become clearer and the urgency for rapid action impresses itself on the public psyche in the lead up to the Paris climate talks in December 2015, the major carbon polluters will increasingly find it more difficult to operate with social support.
Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:00PM
CFPB Fines Predatory Student Lending Practices; Religious Organizations Pray for Relief - by Sophia Har
Synagogues and churches held prayer services for students as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fined Discover Bank $18.5 million for illegal student lending practices. The bank must repay students $16 million, pay a $2.5 million civil penalty and reform its lending practices. The Bureau accused Discover of overstating the minimum amount due in billing statements, misrepresenting students' total interest payments and engaging in illegal debt collection practices. The penalty is the firs...
Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:28AM
This Week in Palestine, July 24th, 2015 (audio/mpeg 8.7MB) - by IMEMC
Welcome to this Week in Palestine, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for July 18th, to the 24th, 2015.
Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:34PM
TMT (30-meter telescope) on sacred Hawaiian land is illegal and destructive - by DLi
"We Are MaunaKea" is a rallying cry for native Hawaiian and environmental activists who oppose the controversial TMT (Thirty Meter Telescope)project atop Hawaii island's highest peak. Native Hawaiians consider the "white mountain" to be sacred grounds, where religious ceremonies are held and any desecration of the "piko"(navel) of the entire Hawaiian cultural origins is considered "kapu." or forbidden. Moreover, activists proclaim that there are numerous legal and environmental violations on ...
Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:41PM
Photos: Giant Albert Woodfox mural in New Orleans by artist B-Mike w/ Amnesty Intl. USA - by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
Featured below are photos of the new Albert Woodfox mural in New Orleans, Louisiana, painted by artist Brandan "B-Mike" Odums in conjunction with Amnesty International USA. The photos below are taken by Amnesty USA and the A3 Coalition. Read the July 3 NOLA Times Picayune article to learn more about the mural and to view more photos. This first photo is of Michael Mable, brother of Albert Woodfox, standing in front of the mural.
Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:51PM
Rodeo Calves Brutalized; Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead Watches and Yawns - by Cres Vellucci
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead condoned animal cruelty when calves were brutalized in the controversial calf-roping event at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo – in fact, the governor called CFD the "Daddy" of all rodeos, although it has a reputation of being the most cruel and brutal rodeos in the U.S. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4V5Zufhf4dg.
Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:32PM
Israel Denies Medications for Palestinian Prisoners - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:38AM
Marshall Islands sets ambitious post 2020 climate change targets, urges Australia to lead - by John Englart (Takver)
The small island nation of the Republic of the Marshall Islands submitted it's climate target on 21st July 2015. It is the first small island state to set an emissions reduction target for 2025, and the first developing country to adopt the simpler and more robust absolute economy-wide target that is usually expected of industrialized countries.
Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:29AM
NNU Statement on Black Lives Matter and the Health Impact of Societal Racial Disparities - by via National Nurses United
National Nurses United joins with the AFL-CIO and activists across the United States in urging all presidential candidates to address the pervasive problems of racial and economic justice that have so stained our nation.
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:51PM
House of Representatives Ignores Will of the People in Passage of Anti-labeling DARK Act - by via Center for Food Safety
July 23, 2015 (Washington, DC)--Center for Food Safety today expressed deep disappointment in the House of Representatives’ passage of H.R. 1599, a bill that preempts state and local authority to label and regulate genetically engineered (GE) foods. Instead the bill, backed largely by House Republicans, codifies a voluntary labeling system approach, blocks FDA from ever implementing mandatory GE food labeling, and would allow food companies to continue to make misleading “natural” claim...
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:38PM
House Passage of DARK Act Hinders Public’s Right to Know - by via Food & Water Watch
Statement of Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:29PM
Thousands of L.A.-area Oil Wells Under State Investigation for Pollution Dangers - by Center for Biological Diversity
LOS ANGELES— The Center for Biological Diversity today urged California officials to release results from an investigation into thousands of oil industry injection wells in the Los Angeles area that may be contaminating water and threatening public health.
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:58PM