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The Adventures Of A Progressive In Redland - Chapter 1: Flushed
By : Progressive Democrats of Illinois - Saturday December 18, 2010
I always knew that the Greedy Red Trolls would try to drown us in sorrow and financial misery, I could see it in their beady little glowing red eyes, and don’t ask me about the foul smoke they continually blow out their posterior extruders! I’ve heard it said that Red trolls have no heartbeat - if you put a stethoscope near their chest, it will freeze so badly your hand will turn to ice and fall off. There’s a money-sucking black hole in there, powered by corporatite! (...)
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The Global Crisis, Food, Water and Fuel By Michel Chossudovsky*
Friday June 27, 2008
Global Research, June 5, 2008 The Global Crisis: Food, Water and Fuel Three Fundamental Necessities of Life in Jeopardy * Professor of Economics at the University of Ottawa The sugar coated bullets of the "free market" are killing our children. The act to kill is unpremeditated. It is instrumented in a detached fashion through computer program trading on the New York and Chicago mercantile exchanges, where the global prices of rice, wheat and corn are decided upon. (...)
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Decorate, Water
By : Dan Stafford - Saturday April 12, 2008
I really wanted to write about this first episode a week ago, before it first aired on The Sundance Channel, but it was just impossible to get to. Still, you can view it online at - the episode is entitled "Decorate." (Next Television Showing: Sun day, April 13, 3:00PM on the Sundance Channel) Decorate follows the base format of the "Big Ideas For A Small Planet" series, using three examples of people following the principles it teaches. First, we see an interior designer who utilizes (...)
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UN rejects water as basic human right
By : blacklistednews.com - Sunday March 30, 2008
OTTAWA - The Harper government can declare victory after a United Nations meeting rejected calls for water to be recognized as a basic human right. Published on Wednesday, March 26, 2008. Source: CanWest News Service Instead, a special resolution proposed by Germany and Spain at the UN human rights council was stripped of references that recognized access to water as a human right. The countries also chose to scrap the idea of creating an international watchdog to investigate the issue, (...)
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one of africa’s most dramatic waterfalls will be destroyed
By : Emily - Saturday January 19, 2008
One of Africa’s most dramatic waterfalls will be destroyed by a hydroelectric project in Gabon, according to reports from a Gabonese NGO and the Inter Press Service (IPS). Kongou Falls, a 184-foot (5 6m) two-mile-wide (3.2 km) cataract on the Ivindo river in the Congo rainforest, will be flooded by a dam to provide power for a $3.5 billion plan to mine iron ore at Bélinga in northeastern Gabon. The project — financed by a Chinese consortium led by CMEC, a Chinese company (...)
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Fire, water and denial
By : Neal Peirce - Tuesday November 6, 2007
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by Neal Peirce Could there be a pattern here? The San Diego and Los Angeles areas are hit by a raging series of high-impact wildfires — the worst in the state’s history. Many of the blazes coincide with areas already scorched in 2003 by fires that themselves were declared California’s worst ever. But is there any move to get away from the areas where a century of firefighting has left many forests choked and overgrown, thick underbrush creating tinderbox conditions? (...)
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IRAQ : Engineers Confirm a Real Surge Would Drown Half A Million People
By : Emily - Monday November 5, 2007
Gen. Petraeus & U.S. Engineers Confirm a Real Surge Would Drown 500,000 People The Most Dangerous Dam in the World By PATRICK COCKBURN A catastrophic failure of the largest dam in Iraq would send a wave 65ft high hurtling down the valley of the river Tigris, killing up to 500,000 people, US engineers warned yesterday. The dam, which is near Mosul in the north of the country, was built in 1984 on a bed of water-soluble rock and is in imminent danger of collapse. "In terms of the (...)
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Georgia declares drought emergency
By : CUMMING - Sunday October 21, 2007
Georgia declares drought emergency White House says it will review Perdue’s request for federal assistance Updated: 4:46 p.m. ET Oct. 20, 2007 CUMMING, Georgia - With water supplies rapidly shrinking during a drought of historic proportions, Gov. Sonny Perdue declared a state of emergency Saturday for the northern third of the state of Georgia and asked President Bush to declare it a major disaster area. Georgia officials warn that Lake Lanier, a 38,000-acre reservoir that (...)
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War for Water on the Golan Heights
By : T Schuh - Sunday August 26, 2007
QUNEITRA, Syrian Golan Heights— Trucks of every size were queued up for miles and some hadn’t budged in days. At the end of the line, drivers resigned to a long, hot ordeal set up camp waiting for inspections. At the border checkpoint on the Beirut-Damascus highway, each industrial vehicle must be searched in compliance with UN Resolution 1701 to insure it isn’t smuggling missiles or weapons into Lebanon. Israel and the US repeatedly charge Syria with rearming (...)
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South Asia Monsoon Crisis Presents An Opportunity To Learn And Prepare For Future Crisis.
By : Brian McAfee - Wednesday August 15, 2007
by Brian McAfee. Is the South Asia monsoon a harbinger of things to come and will we be ready next time around? The perennial monsoon floods that have devastated parts of Bangladesh, India, and Nepal are said to be the worst in 30 years. The death toll has surpassed 2,200. meanwhile, the event has made over twenty million people homeless and has resulted in massive crop failure, ensuring hunger, poverty and homelessness for millions of men, women and children in South Asia for some time (...)
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Swollen rivers still threaten millions of Chinese lives
By : Xinhua - Friday July 27, 2007
27/7/2007 9:55 Continuous rainstorms have continued to raise the water levels of many rivers across China, putting the lives of millions of people at risk and causing huge economic losses. The water level of the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze river has continued to rise quickly with many sections exceeding the danger line. Wuhan, capital city of central China’s Hubei Province, is on high alert as the level of the Hanjiang river, a main tributary of the Yangtze that (...)
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Interview with Dr. Michael Gros, a victim of water contamination at US Marine base By Joanne Laurie
By : Johan - Wednesday June 20, 2007
World Socialist Web Site www.wsws.org WSWS : News & Analysis : North America Interview with Dr. Michael Gros, a victim of water contamination at US Marine base By Joanne Laurier 20 June 2007 Back to screen version | Send this link by email | Email the author For more than 30 years, residents of Camp Lejeune, a US Marine Corps base in North Carolina, were exposed to contaminated water. From 1957 to 1987, Marines/Naval personnel, family members and civilians drank and used water (...)
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The wrath of 2007: America’s great drought By Andrew Gumbel in Los Angeles
By : Ann - Tuesday June 12, 2007
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The wrath of 2007: America’s great drought By Andrew Gumbel in Los Angeles Published: 11 June 2007 America is facing its worst summer drought since the Dust Bowl years of the Great Depression. Or perhaps worse still. From the mountains and desert of the West, now into an eighth consecutive dry year, to the wheat farms of Alabama, where crops are failing because of rainfall levels 12 inches lower than usual, to the vast soupy expanse of Lake Okeechobee in southern Florida, which (...)
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Asia’s river systems face collapse
By : Alan Boyd - Friday March 23, 2007
Asia’s river systems face collapse By Alan Boyd Water in the Indus River is so clouded that the native dolphin has in effect lost its eyesight and has to detect prey and other objects through sound waves. More than half of all the industrial waste and sewage in China flows into a single waterway, the Yangtze. And tributaries of the Ganges, one of Asia’s greatest cultural and religious treasures, are running dry because of the crippling burden of irrigation. Such has been the (...)
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Water shortages may affect two-thirds of World by 2025, UN Says
By : pakistan - Thursday February 15, 2007
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UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 15 (APP): Two-thirds of the world’s population may be living in areas where there are water shortages by 2025... http://www.app.com.pk/en/index.php?...
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Israel’s Aquifer that provides 20% of water could become unusable
By : Zafrir Rinat, - Saturday February 10, 2007
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Israel’s Aquifer that provides 20% of water could become unusable 09/02/2007 By Zafrir Rinat, Haaretz Correspondent One of Israel’s three sources for fresh water, the coastal aquifer, is in danger of becoming unusable because of contamination, according to data collected by the Water Authority and the Health Ministry. The data shows that over the past decade, 160 wells were shut down (because of various kinds of contamination) from an overall figure of 1,000 wells, which (...)
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We Can Stop Iraq’s Humanitarian Crisis
By : obie - Monday October 9, 2006
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Iraq is Having a Humanitarian Crisis! - What We Must Do The situation in Iraq is a full blown humanitarian crisis. Water and food supplies are either foul or insufficient. Lack of sanitation has produced an environment that supports disease. The people suffer from cold, heat, lack of light, clean water and food. Their medical system is in desperate need of medical supplies and clean, safe facilities. Since the US invasion, 3 1/2 years ago, they have lived the trauma of a 9/11 (...)
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Canada fights to keep its water
By : Linda Duffin - Thursday September 14, 2006
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Canada fights to keep its water By Linda Duffin Business Reporter, BBC World Service, Calgary, Canada One country has abundant fresh water, far more than it needs. Across the border there is simply not enough and it has yet to find a solution to the problem. This is the situation Canada and the US find themselves in. Canada has, by some estimates, up to 20% of the world’s fresh water supplies and only 0.5% of the world’s population. You would think there would be (...)
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Israel’s Water Wars
By : Jason Godesky - Saturday August 19, 2006
Israel’s Water Wars Tuesday, August 15th, 2006 by Jason Godesky The stated rationale for Israel’s invasion of Lebanon was nonsense. Ostensibly, Israel invaded Lebanon because Hizb’allah captured two IDF soldiers that violated the Lebanese border.1 Later reports in Western media were changed so that Hizb’allah was entering Israel in an unprovoked attack; this is the generally understood scenario in the West, though it conflicts with the original reports and Lebanese (...)
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China drought leaves 17 million without water -media
By : china - Monday August 14, 2006
China drought leaves 17 million without water -media 13 Aug 2006 04:03:41 GMT Source: Reuters BEIJING, Aug 13 (Reuters) - About 17 million people in southwest China don’t have access to clean drinking water due to sustained drought, state media reported on Sunday. Crops on large tracts of farmland in Sichuan province and the nearby Chongqing municipality have withered due to the month-long drought, causing economic losses of 9.23 billion yuan ($1.15 billion), the Beijing News and (...)
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I, European citizen, won’t let refugees be rejected in my name
Thursday 10 March
©Olivier Jobard/Myop I, European citizen, won’t let refugees be rejected in my name THE RIGHT TO ASYLUM IS A RIGHT In the phrase « right to asylum », every word matters. Under the law, every person who is persecuted because of his or her political opinions or because of his or her identity, every person that is endangered by violence, war or misery has a RIGHT to seek asylum in another country The aim of this petition is to collect (...)
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Neo-Nazis and far-right protesters in Ukraine 3 live-stream
Friday 24 January
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The far-right in Ukraine are acting as the vanguard of a protest movement that is being reported as pro-democracy. The situation on the ground is not as simple as pro-EU and trade versus pro-Putin and Russian hegemony in the region. When US Senator John McCain dined with Ukraine’s opposition leaders in December, he shared a table and later a stage with the leader of the extreme far-right Svoboda party Oleh Tyahnybok. This is Oleh Tyahnybok, he has claimed a "Moscow-Jewish mafia" (...)
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Hugo Chavez is dead (video live)
Wednesday 6 March
by : Collective BELLACIAO
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President Hugo Chavez companeros venezueliano died after a long battle with cancer.
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International initiative to stop the war in Syria Yes to democracy, no to foreign intervention!
Thursday 13 December
Your support here: http://www.peaceinsyria.org/support.php We, the undersigned, who are part of an international civil society increasingly worried about the awful bloodshed of the Syrian people, are supporting a political initiative based on the results of a fact-finding mission which some of our colleagues undertook to Beirut and Damascus in September 2012. This initiative consists in calling for a delegation of highranking personalities and public figures to go to Syria in order to (...)
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THE KU KLUX KLAN ONCE AGAIN CONTROLS INDIANA
Monday 12 November
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
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At first glance, the results of America’s 2012 election appear to be a triumph for social, racial, and economic justice and progress in the United States: California voters passed a proposition requiring the rich to shoulder their fair share of the tax burden; Two states, Colorado and Washington, legalized the recreational use of marijuana, while Massachusetts approved the use of marijuana for medical purposes; Washington and two other states, Maine and Maryland, legalized same-sex (...)
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I’VE DECIDED TO "WASTE" MY VOTE
Sunday 28 October
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
In a 2004 episode of Comedy Central’s animated series South Park, an election was held to determine whether the new mascot for the town’s elementary school would be a “giant douche” or a “turd sandwich.” Confronted with these two equally unpalatable choices, one child, Stan Marsh, refused to vote at all, which resulted in his ostracization and subsequent banishment from the town. Although this satirical vulgarity was intended as a commentary on the two (...)
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HIGHER EDUCATION IN AMERICA: DREAM OR NIGHTMARE? PART IV
Friday 28 September
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
PART I PART II PART III If there is one major inconsistency in life, it is that young people who know little more than family, friends and school are suddenly, at the age of eighteen, supposed to decide what they want to do for the rest of their lives. Unfortunately, because of their limited life experiences, the illusions they have about certain occupations do not always comport to the realities. I discovered this the first time I went to college. About a year into my studies, I (...)
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HIGHER EDUCATION IN AMERICA: DREAM OR NIGHTMARE? PART III
Friday 28 September
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
PART I PART II PART IV Disillusioned with the machinations of so-called “traditional” colleges, I became an adjunct instructor at several “for-profit” colleges. Thanks largely to the power and pervasiveness of the Internet, “for-profit” colleges (hereinafter for-profits) have become a growing phenomenon in America. They have also been the subject of much political debate and the focus of a Frontline special entitled College Inc. Unlike traditional (...)
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HIGHER EDUCATION IN AMERICA: DREAM OR NIGHTMARE? PART II
Friday 28 September
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
PART I PART III PART IV Several years ago, a young lady came into the college where I was teaching to inquire about a full-time instructor’s position in the sociology department. She was advised that only adjunct positions were available. Her response was, “No thanks. Once an adjunct, always an adjunct.” Her words still echo in my mind. Even as colleges and universities raise their tuition costs, they are relying more and more on adjunct instructors. Adjuncts are (...)
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HIGHER EDUCATION IN AMERICA: DREAM OR NIGHTMARE? PART I
Friday 28 September
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
PART II PART III PART IV When The Bill of Rights was added to the United States Constitution over two hundred years ago, Americans were blessed with many rights considered to be “fundamental.” One conspicuously missing, however, was the right to an education. This was not surprising given the tenor of the times. America was primarily an agrarian culture, and education, especially higher education, was viewed as a privilege reserved for the children of the rich and (...)
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ONE SOLITARY LIFE, PART TWO
Monday 30 July
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
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If there is one universal question that haunts all human beings at some point in their lives, it is, “Why do we die?” Death, after all, is the great illogic. It ultimately claims all, the rich and the poor, the mighty and the small, the good and the evil. Death also has the capability to make most human pursuits—such as the quest for wealth, fame and power—vacuous and fleeting. Given this reality, I have often wondered why so many people are still willing to (...)
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HOW MUCH CORRUPTION CAN DEMOCRACY ENDURE?
Thursday 28 June
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
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How much corruption can a “democracy” endure before it ceases to be a democracy? If five venal, mendacious, duplicitous, amoral, biased and (dare I say it) satanic Supreme Court “justices”—John Roberts, Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Anthony Kennedy—have their way, America will soon find out. In several previous articles for Pravda.Ru, I have consistently warned how the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision is one of the (...)
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DEMOCRACY IN THE HANDS OF IDIOTS, PART TWO
Tuesday 12 June
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
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Imagine, if you will, that the United States government passes a law banning advertisers from sponsoring commercials on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show or Rupert Murdoch’s Fox (Faux) “News” Network. On one hand, there would be two decided advantages to this ban: The National IQ would undoubtedly increase several percentage points, and manipulative pseudo-journalists would no longer be able to appeal to the basest instincts in human nature for ratings and profit while (...)
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DEMOCRACY IN THE HANDS OF IDIOTS
Thursday 7 June
by : David R. Hoffman, Pravda.Ru Legal Editor
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LIVE, from the State that brought you Senator Joseph McCarthy, Wisconsin voters now proudly present, fresh from his recall election victory, Governor Scott Walker! At first glance, it is almost unfathomable that anyone with a modicum of intelligence would have voted to retain Scott Walker as Wisconsin’s governor. This, after all, is a man who openly declared he is trying to destroy the rights of workers through a “divide and conquer” strategy; who received 61% of the (...)
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PEOPLE WITHOUT SOULS
Tuesday 13 March
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
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A question I’ve frequently been asked since I began writing for Pravda.Ru in 2003 is, “Why did you become disillusioned with the practice of law?” This question is understandable, particularly since, in most people’s minds, being an attorney is synonymous with wealth and political power. I’ve always been reluctant to answer this question for fear it will discourage conscientious and ethical people from pursuing careers in the legal profession—a (...)
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