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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
DARK Act Remains Catastrophic for Farmers and Consumers Despite Proposed Changes - by via Center for Food Safety
Bill will result in denial of consumers’ rights, elimination of state and local rights, market confusion, and legal uncertainty.
Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:35PM
Fracking-Harmed Pa. Residents Demand Action from Gov. Wolf - by via Food & Water Watch
Scranton, Pa. – Individuals whose fracking-related health complaints were ignored by the state Department of Health (DOH) gathered outside the Scranton Courthouse today to discuss a letter calling on Governor Wolf to provide immediate help to their families and place a moratorium on fracking in Pennsylvania.
Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:27PM
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
35 Of Many Reasons To Vote Against Presidential Candidate John Kasich - by Populist
Kasich has executed 12, has supported all illegal immoral wars, lost hundreds of millions of dollars for Ohio pension funds in the 8 years he worked for Lehman Brothers (which went bankrupt), has cut school, library monies but has continued through his natural resources department to teach children to trap animals and to shoot with bows and arrows.
Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:09AM
Agriculture Committee Throws Consumers and Farmers Under the Bus In Passage of DARK Act - by via Center for Food Safety
July 14, 2015 (Washington, DC)—Center for Food Safety (CFS) today expressed disappointment in the House Agriculture Committee’s adoption of H.R. 1599, which would not only prohibit all labeling of GE foods, but also to make it unlawful for states or local governments to restrict GE crops in any way. If it becomes law, the bill would prohibit any future state and local laws related to GE foods, and also undemocratically nullify numerous state and counties laws that have existed across the ...
Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:57PM
Deep-sea Mining Regulations Need Stronger Environmental Protections - by Center for Biological Diversity
KINGSTON, Jamaica— Scientists and conservationists are calling on the International Seabed Authority, now meeting in Jamaica, to adopt stronger-than-proposed protections for wildlife and oceans in setting environmental standards for deep-sea mining projects. The Center for Biological Diversity, which recently sued the United States government for issuing deep-sea mining permits that circumvent the ISA’s nascent environmental review process, warns that the current push to start strip-minin...
Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:16PM
DARK Act To Be Voted On In The House Next Week!! Say No to GMO! - by via Pamm Larry, LabelGMOs
Let’s not let Monsanto, Syngenta and the Grocery Manufacturers bypass the will of 90% of the population. Vote NO on HR 1509, YES on the DeFazio bill HR 913. We want real labeling, not a greenwashing program.
Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:25PM
Dept. Of Energy Boss Goes “Full Crony” in Broad Daylight - by Emily F.
Dept. Of Energy Boss Goes “Full Crony” in Broad Daylight While the L.A. Times, and other recent articles, have exposed Elon Musk as the “King of the Kickbacks”, a sort of federal moocher on steroids. The Moochee, who gave away the taxpayer money to Musk, has come forward to demonstrate one of the most thumb-his-nose at the law moves, and it is bold! Former head of the United States Department of Energy: Steven Chu, who was nominated by John Doerr and the Silicon Valley Cartel has jo...
Posted: Mon Jul 6, 2015 10:18AM
Tests reveal toxic cocktail as media covers up CA. oil spill's root cause - by Dan Bacher
While Governor Brown, other state officlals and the mainstream media continue to falsely portray California as a "green" state, the devastation of the oil spill shows the fragility of California's ocean waters - and exposes the failure of state and federal officials to stop a disaster like this, due to the capture of the state's regulatory apparatus by Big Oil. Photo and meme courtesy of Stop Fooling California.
Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2015 8:28AM
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
Nuclear Shutdown News June 2015 - by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline the decline and fall of nuclear power
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:22PM
Protesters urge state officials to halt Santa Barbara offshore drilling expansion - by Dan Bacher
“The last thing this oil-drenched area needs is more drilling,” said Michelle Bednash, a resident of Goleta. “The State Lands Commission should safeguard our public lands and focus on decommissioning offshore oil wells and promoting sustainable energy." Photo of Wednesday's rally in Goleta courtesy of the Center for Biological Diversity.
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:34AM
Nepal Conference Hopes to Raise $6.6 Billion in Post Earthquake Aid - by Sophia Har
Nepal Conference Hopes to Raise $6.6 Billion in Post Earthquake Aid Debt Relief Could Be Part of Nepal Recovery Plan
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:47PM
Activists will rally to block offshore oil drilling expansion in Santa Barbara - by Dan Bacher
Using a loophole in the state law that prohibits leasing state waters for oil and gas drilling, Venoco has asked the State Lands Commission to approve a lease swap that would allow the company to drill for more oil on 3,400 acres off the California coast. That oil would be transported through the Plains All American pipeline, according to Californians Against Fracking.
Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:37PM
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
"Fast Track" Hurdles and Development Concerns Remain After House Trade Votes - by Sophia Har
A package of trade bills stalled today when the US House of Representatives defeated one portion of the package while voting in favor of another. Trade Adjustment Assistance, a program to assist US workers who lose their jobs because of trade agreements, failed by a vote of 302-126. This worker assistance is part of the Trade Act of 2015 which would give President Obama Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) to move international trade agreements through Congress without amendment. Congress must pas...
Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:29PM
G7 Calls for Greater Global Economic Stability - by Sophia Har
The G7 Summit concluded on June 8 and produced the annual leaders' declaration addressing global economic instability. The summit emphasized unsustainable debt and increased financial transparency. The leaders also discussed the humanitarian crises in Nepal and Ebola-affected West African countries.
Posted: Mon Jun 8, 2015 2:22PM
ACLU Releases Detailed Best Practices for Police Body Cameras - by ACLU
NEW YORK — The American Civil Liberties Union on May 21 released a detailed set of recommended policies for the use of police body cameras (see PDF).
Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 5:31PM
Corporate Trade Agenda Attacks Americans’ Right to Know - by via Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C.—Today, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled that mandatory country of origin labels (COOL) rules for meat and poultry that went into effect in the United States in 2013 are not compliant with global trade standards. The WTO continued to find that the goal of providing information to consumers was compliant with international trade rules, but it decided narrowly that the implementation of the rules for COOL labels negatively impacted livestock imports from Canada and Mex...
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 5:13PM