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text Is this the world's most radicalmayor? Ada Colau of Barcelona by Dan Hanvox
Colau spent the first years of the new millennium embroiled in activism, protesting and campaigning against wars, poor housing and gentrification. While working for the PAH, she developed her distinctive style of speech, which rests on a sincere, if carefully crafted, populism. She has said that she wants to “feminise” politics and avoids macho or old-left rhetoric.
Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 4:56AM
text Obama Administration OKs Offshore Fracking in California by Center for Biological Diversity
LOS ANGELES, May 27, 2016 — The Obama administration today finalized plans to allow oil companies to resume offshore fracking and dumping fracking chemicals mixed with wastewater in California’s wildlife-rich Santa Barbara Channel.
Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 2:34PM
text The expenses of the poor by Ted Rudow III, MA
But the Capitalistic financiers of Trump and his kind: They're all like a bunch of pimps! (Or Panders: Those who solicit business for a whore, and share in her wages and profits)
Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 4:23PM
text A Case Against Hillary Clinton, Candidate Of Endless War by Populist180
More hawkish than Obama, more willing to murder prisoners than her husband, a tyrant who woudl force parents to submit their chidlren to toxic vaccines, Clinton is tied to the military industrial complex
Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 11:02AM
text Puerto Rico Debt Bill Heads for Full House Vote by Greg
The House Committee on Natural Resources voted 29-10 to approve Puerto Rico debt legislation for consideration by the full House of Representatives.
Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 10:55AM
text Traditional whistleblower by Ted Rudow III. MA
Guardian published a stunning new chapter in the saga of NSA whistleblowers on Sunday, revealing a new key player: John Crane, a former assistant inspector general at the Pentagon who was responsible for protecting whistleblowers, then forced to become one himself when the process failed.
Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 3:36PM
text Who Owns the Sky? The Climate in the Globalization Trap by C. Methmann, A. Haack and J. Eisgruber
The bad news is that there are more inconvenient truths. Climate change is present, not future. Globalization and protection of the atmosphere do not go together. Climate policy has a policy. Economic profit dominance always has priority over climate protection. The logic of the financial markets to which climate protection often falls victim must be broken. A whole bundle of measures is necessary. Climate protection must go hand-in-hand with fighting poverty.
Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 4:07AM
text Made refugees by Ted Rudow III, MA
The Israeli defense minister, Moshe Ya’alon, has resigned, saying, "I fought with all my might against manifestations of extremism, violence and racism in Israeli society." His resignation comes only days after Ya’alon’s deputy chief of staff, Major General Yair Golan, compared modern-day Israel to "nauseating trends" in Nazi-era Germany.
Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 3:04PM
text USDA Imposes $3.5 Million Penalty on Santa Cruz Biotechnology for Animal Welfare Violation by via the Humane Society
May 20, 2016 - The Humane Society of the United States applauds a settlement agreement that will effectively end the abuse of animals by Santa Cruz Biotechnology. The agreement reached with the U.S. Department of Agriculture is the largest civil penalty in the 50-year history of the enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act.
Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 5:56PM
text New UK Report Supports Strong Action on Antibiotics in Ag by via Center for Food Safety
WASHINGTON, May 20th, 2016 — A report commissioned by the government of the United Kingdom (see PDF) recommends reducing “the extensive and unnecessary use of antibiotics in agriculture” in order to curb the global spread of infections. The Review on Antimicrobial Resistance released its final report this week, calling for quick movement to ban or restrict the use of antibiotics in animals that are vital for human health, among other measures.
Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 3:37PM
text Just Released Graphic Photos Expose Carnage of Deadly California Driftnet Fishery by Joanna Nasar
Government Forced to Release Images Showing Dead Dolphins, Whales, Sharks and Sea Turtles
Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 10:15AM
text The Language of Neoliberalism by Sebastian Friedrich
Knowledge enables people to interpret reality. Metaphors and pictures give things a new meaning and can change reality when people act accordingly. Capital isn't so frightened and isn't the same as a deer. Different forms of capital must be distinguished. The financial crisis is compared to a thunderstorm that is not man-made. The term "sleek state" implied in the demand for "more market and less state" is physical or bodily. Costs for the population rise parallel to the trimming of the s...
Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 5:58AM
text House Passes Most Environmentally Destructive Defense Authorization Act in History by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2016 — In a partisan vote today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which, if enacted into law, would gut protections for several endangered species, including the American burying beetle and lesser prairie chicken, and remove the Clean Water Act’s ability to control destructive invasive species. The must-pass legislation now moves to the Senate for further consideration.
Posted: Thu May 19, 2016 5:20PM
text House Releases New Puerto Rico Debt Legislation by Greg
Representative Sean Duffy (R-WI) introduced the latest version of legislation to help resolve Puerto Rico's financial crisis.
Posted: Thu May 19, 2016 1:52PM
text Study: Biodiversity Essential to Protect Ocean Fishes From Climate Change by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, May 16, 2016 — Biodiversity is essential to maintaining the health of our oceans in the face of climate change and ensuring an adequate supply of the fish that billions of people around the world rely on for protein, particularly in developing countries. That’s the conclusion of important new research published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study suggests that maintaining biodiversity by reducing overfishing in reef ecosystems is crucial not...
Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 1:53PM
text The recession will become a depression by Ted Rudow III, MA
The cycle of recession and rebound is what you would call a confidence game, perpetrated by the biggest con man and swindler of all. He has succeeded very well, and the economic world has a false foundation today, a paper one, which could go up in smoke if the right match were applied to it.
Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 12:22PM
text UFW improving farm worker lives through proactive union work by via United Farm Workers
Attending the United Farm Workers’ 20th Constitutional Convention May 19-22 at the Rabobank Convention Center in Bakersfield, Calif. are nearly 400 farm worker delegates and alternates representing their co-workers at ranches under union contract in California, Oregon and Washington state. The convention highlights how farm workers today are living out the legacy of Cesar Chavez and the farm worker movement.
Posted: Thu May 12, 2016 4:14PM
text Karwan Bazar by Ted Rudow III, MA
During the Mughal rule, there was a customs check post located near Karwan Bazar. Markets have existed in Karwan Bazar area since the 17th century. In the late 18th century, a market was established in the area by Karwan Singh, a Marwari trader. The market was named Karwan Bazar after him.
Posted: Wed May 11, 2016 6:08PM
text An Anarchist Take on the Trump Campaign by Armchair Anarchist
As of this writing, there is no obvious path to the White House for Donald Trump. As Harry Enten recently pointed out, Trump's strong unfavorability rating (not his unfavorability rating, his strong unfavorability rating) stands at 53%, a full 16 points ahead of Hillary Clinton's heroic-in-its-own-right 37%. While some combination of electoral fraud and liberal third party candidate could conceivably send Trump to the Oval Office, if the election were to be held today he would lose.
Posted: Tue May 10, 2016 5:26PM
text Adopt a Redwood Tree as a Green Gift for Graduates by Joanna Nasar
Honor a High School or College Graduate by Planting a Tree in their Name
Posted: Tue May 10, 2016 9:36AM