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text New York Fracking Ban Increases Pressure on Obama to Protect Public Lands From Fracking - by Center for Biological Diversity
ALBANY, N.Y.— After years of public pressure, New York today became the second state to ban hydraulic fracturing because of risks to people and the environment. The announcement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo adds to the pressure on the Obama administration to end fracking across the country, including on America’s public lands.
Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:59PM
text EU Parliament Recognizes Palestinian Statehood - by Stephen Lendman
Palestine
Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:41PM
text True peace - by Ted Rudow III, MA
True Peace Although peace has been the goal of mankind for thousands of years—and the desire for peace is never so great as it is at Christmas—it seems that our ability to find or establish peace continues to elude us. Today, after the end of the Cold War, bloody hostilities continue on nearly every continent, reaching global proportions once again after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 in New York City, Washington, D.C., and near Pittsburgh.
Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:08AM
text Jeb Bush Exploring White House Bid - by Stephen Lendman
police state
Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:39AM
text Kiev Anti-Russian False Flag Planned? - by Stephen Lendman
Ukraine
Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:47AM
text Oakland nonprofit bribes tenants to give up private information - by Lynda Carson
Last week low-income tenants in around 1,400 rental units were served a three page survey packet of very personal questions, and were informed in an accompanying flier that if they submitted the completed survey to the property manager or online with Survey Monkey Inc., that they would be entered into a raffle to win a $100 Visa gift card.
Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:33AM
text Police Brutality and the American Inquisition - by Steve Conover
In addition to looking into why Police brutalize drunks, we also should look into why police and corporations also are so supportive of AA/NA. I think I know why, such drunks then have to admit it was all their fault, they are powerless, god will make them a better employee and citizen, and god will remove their desire to drink. btw, to get food stamps and GA these folks are forced to attend AA/NA. And the really sad thing is that this American Zeitgeist is rarely questioned, as if there i...
Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:00PM
text Save the Bay! Is UC Berkeley Building a research center to do GMO research on SF Bay? - by BP - GMO spill anyone?
In 2007 BP entered into a $500 million contract with UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley Lab to build research facilities for BP researchers and now they plan to build right on the waterfront. Should BP be allowed access to Bay front property in light of their environmental record. What happens when GMO polution results from their research? Help Save the Bay Stop the Richmond Field Station project...
Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:27PM
text Plummeting Oil Prices - by Stephen Lendman
oil
Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:45PM
text Proposal for Prison Noise Demos on New Year's Eve - by Rev. Solidarity
Freedom will blossom in the ruins of the prisons. Proposal for Prison Noise Demos Across North America on New Year’s Eve 2014/2015 December 15, 2014
Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:37AM
text "Bearcat-a-tat-tat" Video and Abbi Samuels Letter to the Mayor - by posted by Norse
This morning videojournalist Brent Adams posted an impressive video covering the City Council's Hasty Acquisition of the Bearcat "Protester Punisher" vehicle. It's available now on You-Tube. Additionally, Abbi Samuels forward to Mayor Don Lane a series of questions still unanswered that she asked at City Council before they shut down the discussion, locked the doors, and recessed the meeting on December 9th. Lane's original apologia for the Bearcat bulldozing and my response ("Mayor Resp...
Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:31AM
text Former Ukrainian Parliamentarian Exposes Kiev Ruthlessness - by Stephen Lendman
Ukraine
Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:56AM
text Economics is Onesided and Reactionary - by Conrad Schuhler and Rudolf Hickel
The homo oeconomicus cannot be our hope and is not desirable or future friendly. The economic benefits for the capitalist entrepreneur are in contradiction to nature and to the person. We do not need a homo oeconomicus but an economic actor for whom the human factor and not economic advantage is most important in his/her economic actions... We face completely oversized financial markets today that have uncoupled from the real economy creating value. In 2010 the volume of financial transacti...
Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:19AM
text Obama's Phony Turning Point - by Stephen Lendman
anti-war
Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:48AM
text Mayor Responds to Indybay Story on Council Lock-Out - by Robert Norse
A few minutes ago I received and responded to a letter from Don Lane. He in turn was reacting an earlier article I posted ("Council Moves to Shut Down "Shame" Protest; Excludes Public; Jettisons Agenda" at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2014/12/09/18765331.php . I reprint his letter and my reply below. I have also invited the Mayor to expand his views on Free Radio Santa Cruz this Thursday.
Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:11PM
text Knee-Jerk Reaction to Sydney Hostage Siege - by Stephen Lendman
Islamophobia
Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:13PM
text homeless in the rain - by franhattan
abolish unlawful sleep??? ..............................................
Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:43AM
text PLO Security Council Statehood Bid - by Stephen Lendman
Palestines
Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:50AM
text For a Different Economics - by Jacob Hafele and Benedict Weihmayr
Economists are criticized everywhere for their onesidedness, their focus on markets and their inability to deal with the burning problems... From the neoclassical assumptions that "more is better" or markets lead to efficient distribution, a perspective on the world results that sets efficiency above justice and maximization of profits above protection of the environment...The focus on the market and efficiency dominates the discipline.
Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:05AM
text Major Anti-Russian False Flag Coming? - by Stephen Lendman
anti-war
Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:03AM

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