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18.04.2015 ANDES, Agencia pública de noticias del Ecuador y Suramérica

President Correa criticizes Chevron for hiding evidence of contamination, shown in videos released by Amazon Watch

President Correa criticizes Chevron for hiding evidence of contamination, shown in videos released by Amazon Watch

Quito, April 18 (Andes).- The North American oil company Chevron misled justice and hid evidence in the case of environmental contamination in the Amazon for which it was sentenced in Ecuador, which is evidenced in a video produced by Amazon Watch based on the company’s film, a “convincing” proof of … »

18.04.2015 Democracy Now!

Lawmakers Reach Deal to Give Obama TPP Fast-Track Authority

Lawmakers Reach Deal to Give Obama TPP Fast-Track Authority

Republican and Democratic lawmakers have reached a deal to give President Obama fast-track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact. Senate Finance Committee leaders Republican Orrin Hatch and Democrat Ron Wyden reached the deal along with Republican Rep. Paul Ryan. It will allow Obama to negotiate the 12-nation pact … »

18.04.2015 Gary Corseri

USA: Side-effects, popping pills and pop-up politics

USA: Side-effects, popping pills and pop-up politics

Used to be, when I flipped channels, I’d go from one movie to another, one drama to another, one news show to another, etc.  These days, I’m more likely to go from one commercial to another—and more likely than not, it’s a prescription pill commercial! By Gary Corseri Wasn’t there … »

17.04.2015 Tony Henderson

Paul Stamets introduces fungi for a greened future

Paul Stamets introduces fungi for a greened future

It was in 2006 that a patent was granted to Paul Stamets, seen by many as. the world’s leading mycologist, but his patent has received very little attention and exposure. This might be because of the very technical nature of this subject and the informed but wordy way he presents … »

13.04.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Hope on the Horizon and It Comes from Greece

Hope on the Horizon and It Comes from Greece

Washington in its arrogance, seeing itself as “indispensable,” poses a continuing threat to the lives of hundreds of millions of people. The extraordinary number of dead that Washington has murdered in the 21st century–”The American Century”–is dismissed as “collateral damage” in the “war on terror.” Paul Craig Roberts The war … »

12.04.2015 Prensa Latina

Summit of the Americas in Panama Ends Today

Summit of the Americas in Panama Ends Today

Panama, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The Seventh Summit of the Americas will end today in Atlapa Convention Center, with a plenary session to be attended by thirty leaders of the region. Presidents Santos and Obama to Meet in Panama Pope Francis yesterday addressed a message to the host … »

09.04.2015 Pressenza New York

No Immigration Reforms in the US under Obama.

No Immigration Reforms in the US under Obama.

New York, April 8, 2015 – During a Town Hall Meeting on immigration held in Jackson Heights tonight, the district’s congressman Joe Crowley said he was doubtful that any immigration reform would pass during what remains of President Obama’s second term. He said “It makes more sense with what is … »

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