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text 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
text 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
text 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
text The lessons of Greece - by Pcint
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: Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:35AM
audio US still demands that Burundi's Nkurunziza stand down (audio/mpeg 2.3MB) - by KPFA Weekend News/Ann Garrison
The regional tensions are no doubt real, the danger of mass violence great, but the African Great Lakes Region is so resource rich that the resource interests of the world’s industrial and military power elites are inevitably in play behind the news.
Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 2:35PM
text ¿Qué demuestra Grecia? - by partido comunista internacional
Muchos le gritan traidor a Tsipras, entre ellos las corrientes de “extrema-izquierda” que afirmaban no guardar ninguna ilusión en Syriza y su gobierno. Pero solo pueden sentirse traicionados aquellos que tomaron en serio los discursos demagógicos de Syriza y su jefe.
Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 11:56PM
audio John Pilger on Syriza's betrayal of Greece (audio/mpeg 9.9MB) - by KPFA Flashpoints
John Pilger spoke to Dennis Bernstein on KPFA Flashpoints about Syriza's betrayal of the Greek people on July 14, 2015.
Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:35PM
text Pope Francis Calls for Global Bankruptcy Process - by Sophia Har
Pope Francis called for an international bankruptcy process in a news conference as he left Latin America on Monday. According to the Associated Press, when asked about the Greek debt crisis, Francis stated, "if a company can declare bankruptcy, why can't a country do so and we go to the aid of others?" Francis offered further comments noting that too many countries are struggling with high debts and he suggested a United Nations bankruptcy proposal could be the solution.‎
Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:02AM
text World Leaders Challenge Predatory Hedge Funds in UN Development Agreement - by Sophia Har
On the UN and Vulture Funds
Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:33AM
text Greece Reaches Financing Deal with Eurozone: Religious Debt Relief Coalition Issues Statem - by Sophia Har
European negotiators agreed unanimously to a new financing deal with Greece. The deal includes up to $96 billion in new loans to Greece in exchange for economic reforms, including austerity measures. Greece can reschedule its debt under the deal but cannot receive debt relief. Greece's parliament and Eurozone parliaments must approve the deal.
Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:49AM
image Add Your Voice: Ask Oprah to Renounce Leviev’s Blood Diamonds & Illegal Settlements 120_oprah_leviev_6.8.2105.jpg original image ( 1200x600) - by Adalah-NY
One week ago Adalah-NY launched an online appeal to US megastar and social justice philanthropist Oprah Winfrey calling on her to publicly distance herself from the abusive business practices of the companies of Israeli billionaire Lev Leviev in Palestine and Angola. Ms. Winfrey was featured wearing Leviev diamond earrings on the cover of the May 2015 edition of O, The Oprah Magazine, lending Leviev her credibility. Over 2500 people have now signed our online letter to Ms. Winfrey, and also e...
Posted: Wed Jul 8, 2015 4:42PM
image Statement of Solidarity With the People and Government of Greece 120_2015-greece-syriza.jpg original image ( 493x322) - by Party of the Laboring Masses PLM -Philippines
The following statement is issued by various progressive individuals and organizations from many parts of the world, but mostly in Asia-Pacific. A copy of the statement has already been sent to Syriza's international department.
Posted: Wed Jul 8, 2015 5:41AM
image Greece Overwhelmingly Votes "No", Ostensibly To End Austerity 120_greek-communist-party-pro-005.jpg original image ( 620x372) - by Steven Argue
Photo: communist protesters of the KKE opposing the austerity of the SYRIZA government.
Posted: Sun Jul 5, 2015 1:54PM
text Referendo: Grecia escribe su Historia (Resumen e Informe Completo) - by Luis Gonzales Guardia
El referendo es una forma del ejercicio democrático en la toma de decisiones del estado a partir de la sociedad civil y desde ya se convierte en un triunfo histórico.
Posted: Sun Jul 5, 2015 10:37AM
image Unconditional Anti-Oppression: The Rise of Anti-Speciesism in the Anarchist Movement 120_attention_anarchy.jpg original image ( 552x690) - by via Animal Liberation Press Office
Negotiation is over. Moving beyond liberal veganism.
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:50PM
text The Question of a US form of fascism - by Steve Martinot
In recent years, the term "fascism" is heard more and more. With the growing epidemic of police killings, mostly of people of color, with the intentional maintenance and growth of the largest prison system in the world (with practically a political guarantee of recidivism), with police making lethal demands for obedience, with the increasing corporate technological destruction of land and oceans, and with the constant obsessions with war (a misnomer for massacre from a distance), the term "fa...
Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:14AM
text The Relationship of Social Philosophy to Social Policy - by Gil Villagran, MSW
Today, our nation of 350 million is governed “officially” by the democratic ideals eloquently prescribed in our Constitution, but in reality we are governed by the same ideology of “survival of the fittest,” who are the wealthiest, the 1% billionaire owned politicians who are served by the most clever at propaganda, mass marketing advertising, public manipulation which determines elections so that “the people” in “we the people…” vote against their own best interests, such a...
Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:46PM
text UN ‎Debates Debt and Tax Prior to Historic Development Conference - by Sophia Har
UN negotiators struggle to find consensus on debt, trade and tax policies on the last day of scheduled negotiations before heads of state, business leaders and development organizations meet for the July Financing for Development (FfD) conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:04PM
image Kurdistán: Crónica desde Rojava 120__kobane__ajvfh.jpg original image ( 480x503) - by reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras
Kurdistán: Crónica Rojava Marzo y Abril y otras consideraciones (historia rojava, movimiento social en rojava, historias personales de rojava)
Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:11AM
image Larry Summers on the future of Africa 120_800-dirty-air-in-africa.jpg original image ( 800x400) - by IndyRadio
Larry Summers once mused that Africa was "underpolluted' and thus "inefficient", but not anymore. Chuck Mertz reads the history and introduces a new 4 hour episode of This Is Hell.
Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 5:16PM

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