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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
Local Fights Against Austerity Are Growing Across the U.S. - by Mark Vorpahl
Between sequestration, with its damaging impact on workers and the entire economy, and the billions of dollars in cuts to Social Security, Medicare and other necessary social programs that President Obama is pushing, it is evident that the economic policies of both major parties are not intended to promote a recovery for working people. You cannot lift up a nation’s economy while slashing away at its consumers’ pocketbooks. In order to justify their defiance of this elementary law, both R...
Posted: Wed May 8, 2013 8:02PM
Fannie and Freddie in Good Hands with Mel Watt - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Wed May 8, 2013 12:03AM
State of the Tenant Movement – Why Do So Many Democrats Vote the Wrong Way? - by Dean Preston
Tenants Together, California's statewide organization for renters' rights, is working to empower tenants across the state. Our current campaign fights back against security deposit theft.
Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:14AM
Opposition Grows Fierce to Austerity Cuts in Portland - by Mark Vorpahl
On April 11 over 400 people packed the third public Portland Budget Hearing, which was organized by the City of Portland and which left many spilling out beyond the room where the hearing took place. More importantly, for the City Council there was an unexpected critical outpouring from the vast majority who attended. For the first time, the City Council and Mayor Charlie Hales began to lose control over their attempts to sell austerity.
Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:49AM
Obama's War on Social America - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:16AM
Who Will Save Social Security and Medicare? - by Shamus Cooke
Before Social Security and Medicare existed, the elderly were either completely dependent on their children or were left to beg in the streets. These programs thus remain sacred to the vast majority of Americans. They allow the elderly dignity and independence instead of poverty and insecurity.
Posted: Tue Apr 9, 2013 12:31AM
Stealing your Social Security with a budget based on lies - by indyradio.nu
We are witnessing a bi-partisan effort to destroy a self-sustaining program that has survived for 70 years, in spite of periodic "borrowing" by the general fund of the US government. Maybe it's time to call in those debts, rather than cut back our coverage. Social Security is just not an "entitlement", paid at will by the government. It is insurance paid with premiums deducted from your paycheck. Those deductions never were intended to lumped in with the rest of the federal budget.
Posted: Fri Apr 5, 2013 9:45AM
Monsanto Protection Act - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Tue Apr 2, 2013 12:14AM
Family with Young Children Forced to Live in the Cold and Dark for Refusing a LADWP Smart - by J Hart
LOS ANGELES- Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has terminated electricity to the family of a middle school teacher, her husband, and their six children for refusing to have a smart meter on their home, which they say caused their family serious health problems. The family has been living without power for six weeks now, in the heart of LA.
Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:21PM
Shameless NYT Defense of Obamacare - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:05AM
Pro-fluoride lobby uses Error-laden Media Story as Evidence of Safety - by Fluoride Action Network
Wichita, Kansas residents rejected fluoridation in a November 6, 2012 referendum, for the third time, despite a local newspaper’s false and misleading reporting. Wichita’s battle is over, but the poorly fact-checked Wichita Eagle article is being used by fluoridationists in Portland, Oregon and other states to influence decision-makers, physicians and the public to disregard a scientifically-valid,published and peer-reviewed Harvard Research Paper linking fluoride to children’s lower IQ
Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:08AM
Obama's 2013 Health Care Program Nightmare - by Vote Peace & Freedom or Green
KPFA's Workweek radio had an excellent discussion on the Democrats' attack on Single Payer Healthcare in California on 3/18/13 at 8:30 a.m., 94.1 FM. The Democrats claim Obamacare will solve our problems. In this year, 2013, Obamacare gives us $784 per month charge by Kaiser for the 60-64 age group and almost $600 per month charge by Blue Cross for a cheap, garbage plan, not including fees to see the doctor, lab tests, therapy and hospitalization. The guests on the show suggested voting for...
Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:00AM
Jill Stein: The Progressive Caucus will not stop Social Security and Medicare cuts (audio/mpeg 1.3MB) - by KPFA Evening News, 03.09.2013
Obama has signaled he's prepared to negotiate cuts to Social Security and Medicare in order to reach a budget compromise. Jill Stein, 2012 Green Party presidential candidate, says don't hold your breath for the Congressional Progressive Caucus to stop him.
Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:33AM
The Choice In Portland: Austerity Versus a People’s Budget - by Mark Vorpahl
It’s no secret that most cities, counties, states and school districts in the U.S. are facing big deficits. What is less understood is the extent to which austerity cuts have become politicians’ bi-partisan response to the situation. The dramatic measures being implemented in Portland, Oregon are no exception.
Posted: Wed Mar 6, 2013 5:52AM
Austerity USA Begins March 1st - by Shamus Cooke
U.S. politicians have cried wolf over austerity long enough for the public to ignore them. A perfect time, then, for politicians to actually unleash the wolves. Barring an unlikely last minute deal, here’s a short list of some of the massive, national bi-partisan-created austerity cuts, according to the New York Times
Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:59PM
Climate change induced heat stress threat to public health and work capacity - by Takver - Climate IMC
Climate change will result in hotter and more humid environment for the tropics and mid latitudes resulting in increasing economic costs of reduced work capacity due to heat stress. The study by NOAA scientists said work capacity has already reduced by 10 percent due to extreme heat in summer months. This is likely to double to 20 per cent by 2050.
Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:44AM
Child Poverty Massively Increases through EU Austerity Programs - by Ralf Streck
Caritas warns 'lost generations" are growing up in Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Ireland. The Caritas study blames the austerity programs for the impoverishment of children. The austerity programs failed since poverty expands and crisis countries cannot really reduce their deficits. A new prioritization and an even distribution of the burdens of the debt crisis are demanded.
Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:55AM
PG&E Officers Kiraly and Burt, CPUC Planning & Policy Division Head Marzia Zafar Implicate - by J Hart
Utility’s Own Internal Investigation Reveals Violations were Systemic and Widespread SAN FRANCISCO- Documents filed last week at the California Public Utilities Commission indicate that the spy scandal that forced the resignation of William Devereaux, ex- Senior Director of Pacific Gas and Electric’s SmartMeter program in November 2010, has now widened to include at least 2 officers in the company, Chief Customer Officer Helen Burt and Greg Kiraly, Senior Vice President of Electric Dis...
Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:39PM
Indymedia: It’s time to move on - by Behindthemask (repost)
Launched in 1999 at the dawn of the anti-globalisation movement, the Indymedia publishing model represented a revolutionary step forward in democratic, non-corporate media production. And yet, a decade on, it seems the moment has arrived to ask whether it is still useful and necessary to the social movements that it grew from.
Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:12AM