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29.02.2012

“Eat It Up Monsanto!”

So it turns that Monsanto, one of the world’s largest profiteers of genetically engineered (GE) food, has banned GE food from its own corporate canteens! »

24.02.2012

Uganda – Foreign Corporations Plan Massive Oil Production

Tullow Oil plc announced that it has completed the farm-down of two thirds of its Ugandan licences to China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) Limited and French oil major Total for $2.9 billion earlier today. The news that British firm Tullow has finally brought in partners to develop its oil fields in Uganda paves the way for commercial oil production to begin in the country. »

24.02.2012

New Obama Campaign Co-Chair: ‘The President Is Wrong’

“The president is wrong.” So says one of the newly appointed co-chairs of President Obama’s re-election campaign. Those 4 words headline the site of the organization Progressives United, founded by former U.S. senator and now Obama campaign adviser Russ Feingold. He is referring to Obama’s recent announcement that he will accept super PAC funds for his re-election campaign. »

18.02.2012

The truth about the Greek revolution emerges from the cloud of chemical war – part 2

Terrible images are circulating through the world's media, chronicling the desperate plight of the Greek people as they try to stand up to their government and stop the destruction of their society. Kostas Klokas, who wrote for us back in September in graphic terms about a modern-day Greek tragedy and his hope for nonviolent struggle, updates his story. »

18.02.2012

Israel-U.S. vs Iran: Two (Nuke) Haves Against One Have-Not

The state system at its worst: trading insults and threats, sanctions, readiness to use extreme violence, forward deployment of US troops in Israel as hostages to guarantee US involvement, disregard for common people and the effects of warfare in the Middle East and the world. »

16.02.2012

Making Worlds: An Occupy Wall Street Forum on The Commons

From February 16th to the 18th, the Empowerment and Education working group of Occupy Wall Street organized a forum to reflect on the direction and aims of the Occupy movement and articulate strategies for the movement’s future. The forum occurred at the Church of the Ascension at 122 Java Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and was open to the public. »

11.02.2012

Nuclear Free Middle East “High Priority”

New York – UN General Assembly (UNGA) President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser is committed to convening an international conference directed at establishing a nuclear-weapons-free zone in the Middle East. »

01.02.2012

Nuclear Free Middle East — Necessary Yet Impossible

Finally, there is some argumentation in the West supportive of a nuclear free zone for the Middle East. Such thinking is still treated as politically marginal, and hardly audible above the beat of the war drums. »

26.01.2012

Egypt: Jubilation, But…

Cairo, 26 January – It started as a day of celebration, with tens of thousands of Egyptians converging on Tahrir Square to mark the first anniversary of Egypt’s revolution, 25 January. The morning crowd — dominated by bearded Islamists — waved flags and strolled peacefully in the Square — flashpoint of the eighteen day uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak last year. »

26.01.2012

Obama’s late payment to mortage-fraud victims

In his State of the Union address, many heard echoes of the Barack Obama of old, the presidential aspirant of 2007 and 2008. Among the populist pledges rolled out in the speech was tough talk against the too-big-to-fail banks that have funded his campaigns and for whom many of his key advisers have worked: “The rest of us are not bailing you out ever again,” he promised. »

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