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Nuclear Shutdown News, November 2015 - by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the US and global nuclear industry. In addition, it highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free world. Here's our November report.
Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 7:52PM
Appeal Challenges Dangerous Oil Drilling in San Luis Obispo's Price Canyon - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., November 25, 2015 — The Center for Biological Diversity filed an appeal today against the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission’s recent approval of Freeport-McMoRan’s plan to drill dozens of new oil wells in the Arroyo Grande Oil Field in the Price Canyon area near Pismo Beach.
Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:24PM
ACLU Questions Council and Chief of Police on Automatic License Plate Readers - by ACLU Santa Cruz County
Status of Surveillance Technology a Concern
Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 2:06PM
Friends and Family - by Seana Sperling
The transition from the traditional family to the family of friends.
Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:48PM
Puerto Rico Faces Default - by Greg
Puerto Rico may default on a $354 million December 1 debt payment. The island's governor calls the total $72 billion debt "unpayable" and vows to prioritize public services over debt repayment if forced to choose.
Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:20AM
The Shortwave Report 11/27/15 Listen Globally! - by Dan Roberts
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, and Sputnik Radio.
Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 4:02PM
The tale of refugees - by Ted Rudow III, M
The Daily Star Letters To The Editor The tale of refugees They have to sell their land and their house and borrow heavily to pay the human traffickers. Then, they have to cross the border into Turkey, often illegally, over razor wire fences, and then they have to make their way to the smugglers to be pushed onto the boats.
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:42PM
What "Orwellian" Really Means - by Noah Tavlin
The population is inundated with propaganda. Labor camps are called joy camps. With cognitive dissonance, individuals are left completely dependent on the state. Orwell urged us to protect our language in a world where war is slavery and freedom is peace.
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:52PM
Letter to Berkeley: You Are Being Scammed by Your City Council. - by JP Massar
If the Berkeley City Council wanted to help the homeless they would be providing the money, a timetable and the plans to create the facilities they say they want to create. They didn't. They don't. They just want you to believe they are.
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:44AM
Presidential Candidates Criticize Pfizer Merger - by Jubilee USA
Presidential candidates from both parties criticized pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's merger with Allergen, claiming Pfizer's goal is to move its headquarters to Ireland on paper where it will pay a lower tax rate without changing its US business activities.
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:47AM
NATO is harboring the Islamic State - by Nafeez Ahmed
Who funds ISIS? Is the Bush-Cheney policy of "regime change" related to the flood of refugees from Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria?
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:46AM
Casino Capitalism and Profit Maximization - by Gunter Grzega and Sven Hergovich
In the 1960s the average holding time for stocks was 10 years. Now the holding time is not 9 months but 22 seconds. Like shareholder value, profit maximization leads to exploding inequality and the waster of resources. States were weakened by extensive tax cuts. How can the economy serve long-term necessities (e.g. affordable housing, education and health care) and not only short-term profit maximization?
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:22AM
Black horse - by Ted Rudow III, MA
I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, "A measure of wheat for a penny; and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine." (Revelation 6:56 KJV.)
Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:56PM
How many babies are on this journey - by Ted Rudow III, MA
They have to sell their land and their house and borrow very heavily from neighbors and from family to make this journey, because they have to pay smugglers incredible amounts of money.
Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:10PM
No to Racism and War! - by Attac and Marx21
We must give good and equal chances to youth for education and training instead of hate campaigns and general suspicion. The left must urge welcoming refugees and opening borders instead of allowing people to drown in the Mediterranean. The Islamic State would not exist without the western wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and now in Syria. The "war on terror" has taken the lives of more than a million persons and destroyed whole societies. Whoever wants to fight IS must battle against the imperi...
Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:07AM
(A-Radio) Northern Europe 1: Musta Pispala festival in Finland - by A-Radio Berlin
As Anarchist Radio Berlin we had the opportunity of making this radio show on the anarchist counterculture festival, Musta Pispala, that was organized in Pispala, Tampere, Finland, on the second weekend of July. Musta Pispala was organized for the first time ten years ago and it’s idea is to bring local activist and people from all over the world together to learn and share anarchist thoughts and practices and to have good time in the beautiful neighbourhood of Pispala. You'll find the aud...
Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:38AM
Letter to Santa Cruz City Council in Support of RV Safe Parking Zones - by Homeless Persons Legal Assistance Project
Time for Council to Do the Right Thing
Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:39PM
The Malonga Center windows: A tale about Oakland city priorities - by Lydia
Public records requests reveal that the city of Oakland prioritized the noise complaint of one individual over an entire decades-old arts community.
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:56PM
Puerto Rico Government Meets with Debt Holders in New York - by Greg
Puerto Rico's Government Development Bank is meeting with advisers of some of the finance firms that own Puerto Rico's debt to present a plan to comprehensively resolve the island's debt crisis.
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:17AM
FDA Approves First Genetically Engineered Animal for Human Consumption Over the Objections - by via Center for Food Safety
WASHINGTON, DC (November 19, 2015) – Center for Food Safety today announced plans to sue the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to block the agency’s approval for sale and consumption of the genetically engineered AquaAdvantage® salmon developed by AquaBounty. The suit will be filed in coordination with other colleague plaintiffs.
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:16AM