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21.12.2013

Indigenous Groups Win Right to Seize Chevron’s Canadian Assets over $18 Billion in Amazon Pollution

Indigenous Groups Win Right to Seize Chevron’s Canadian Assets over $18 Billion in Amazon Pollution

Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez for Democracy Now! A court in Canada has ruled Ecuadorean farmers and fishermen can try to seize the assets of oil giant Chevron based on a 2011 decision in an Ecuadorean court found it liable for nearly three decades of soil and water pollution… »

18.12.2013

An Open Letter to the People of Brazil

An Open Letter to the People of Brazil

By Edward Snowden Source: Folha De S. Paulo Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Translation/source, ZNet Six months ago, I stepped out from the shadows of the United States Government’s National Security Agency to stand in front of a journalist’s camera. I shared with the world evidence proving… »

18.12.2013

As Judge Rules NSA Surveillance “Almost Orwellian,” Obama Prepares to Leave Spying Program Intact

As Judge Rules NSA Surveillance “Almost Orwellian,” Obama Prepares to Leave Spying Program Intact

Link to Democracy Now! full article. A federal judge ruled Monday the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of Americans’ phone records “almost certainly” violates the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against unreasonable searches. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon described the NSA’s activities as “almost Orwellian.” He wrote, “I cannot imagine a… »

09.12.2013

“Poverty Wages in the Land of Plenty”

“Poverty Wages in the Land of Plenty”

By Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan for Democracy Now! The holiday season is upon us. Sadly, the big retailers are Scrooges when it comes to paying their staffs. Undergirding the sale prices is an army of workers earning the minimum wage or a fraction above it, living check to… »

05.12.2013

Detroit Bankruptcy: Wall Street, Lost Revenues Forced Decline, But City Pensioners to Pay the Costs

Detroit Bankruptcy: Wall Street, Lost Revenues Forced Decline, But City Pensioners to Pay the Costs

Amy Goodman for Democracy Now! A federal judge has approved Detroit’s bid to qualify for bankruptcy, putting the city on a path to financial recovery — but threatening the livelihoods of thousands of city workers. In a landmark decision that could harm retiree benefits nationwide, Federal Judge Steven Rhodes… »

04.12.2013

States Have a Responsibility to Protect Higher Education from Attack

States Have a Responsibility to Protect Higher Education from Attack

[clear][divide] States must protect universities as spaces where professors and students are safe to teach, learn, and research free from threats to their physical and psychological well being, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) said in a new report released today. The 25-page study, Institutional… »

27.11.2013

Iran eeal gains traction despite Netanyahu and Republican dissent

Iran eeal gains traction despite Netanyahu and Republican dissent

Analysis by Jim Lobe WASHINGTON, Nov 26 2013 (IPS) – Despite strenuous objections by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and mostly Republican lawmakers here, the new accord between the Iran and the U.S. and five other major powers on Tehran’s nuclear programme appears to be… »

15.11.2013

De-Americanizing the World

De-Americanizing the World

Noam Chomsky Truthout, November 5, 2013  … »

14.11.2013

Yellow Oscar award winning Documentary ‘Nuclear Savage” travels with Uranium Film Festival through USA

Yellow Oscar award winning Documentary ‘Nuclear Savage” travels with Uranium Film Festival through USA

On November 27th & 28th, 2013, the International Uranium Film Festival (IUFF) will make its premiere screening in the United States, starting in the Southwest with Albuquerque, New Mexico (Guild Cinema) highlighting over 40 films from 15 countries which explore not only this radioactive element called… »

13.11.2013

Indigenous Elders and Medicine Peoples Council Statement on Fukushima

Indigenous Elders and Medicine Peoples Council Statement on Fukushima

President Obama meets with Native American tribal leaders November 13, 2013, in advance of his speech Wednesday at the fifth annual Tribal Nations Conference. At the conference a national public safety panel assessing issues on American Indian reservations will release a document calling for tribes to be given more control… »

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