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Archive for December, 2010 :


Climate Change and Regional Defence Forces: Is There a Connection?
December 31st, 2010

While regional militaries are often called on to address the security ramifications during natural disasters, few pay attention to the impacts of climate change at the strategic, institutional and operational levels.


U.S. Prepares For New Decade Of War In Asia
December 31st, 2010

Like the war that had been America’s longest before now, that in Indochina, the current one is in the Asian continent.


DD-WRT, I Know Where You Live
December 31st, 2010

What if you wanted to find the wireless MAC address of someone else’s router – remotely? Thanks to an information disclosure vulnerability in DD-WRT, you can.


Wikileaks Rest in Peace
December 31st, 2010

The original Wikileaks initiative is dead, replaced by a bloated apparatus promising 260,000 cables at slower than a snail’s pace.


Think HUGE for 2011
December 31st, 2010

Together we can create a better world but only if we step up and do the right thing. Now is the time.


Please Do NOT Donate to Wikidpedia
December 29th, 2010

Wikipedia is begging for large amounts of cash – here is why you shouldn’t give them any, ever.


Oklahoma Praised for Animal Treatment Progress
December 29th, 2010

Oklahoma falls in the middle of the pack in a national ranking of states’ animal rights laws. The Humane Society of the U.S. applauded Oklahoma’s recent improvements to puppy mill laws.


PETA Sues University of Utah for Animal Research Records
December 29th, 2010

The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has filed a lawsuit against the University of Utah seeking information about the school’s animal research programs.


53 Animal Parks Ordered to Stop Abuse
December 29th, 2010

The State Forestry Administration (SFA) has ordered 53 wildlife parks and zoos staging animal shows to improve their management after inspections found animals’ welfare had not been well protected.


PETA Gets Clothing Retailer Papaya to Drop Fur Products
December 29th, 2010

Clothing retailer Papaya has agreed to drop garments made with animal fur at its more than 90 outlets across the United States, bowing to pressure from the animal rights group PETA.


Norway Bans Fur From Oslo Fashion Week
December 29th, 2010

Norway announced earlier this month they would ban fur from Oslo Fashion Week in February. Making Norway the first country to ban fur at the popular biannual runway event.


Activist Making Opinions, Voice Heard to Right Wrongs
December 29th, 2010

Gina Greisen is 43 years old, has a 15-year-old daughter, is divorced and unemployed. She doesn’t have any money or power or influence, and yet she gets things done.


Animal Rights Activists Protest Outside W. NY Poultry Market
December 29th, 2010

A group of animal rights demonstrators showed their disdain for slaughterhouses yesterday by protesting outside a live poultry market on Bergenline Avenue in West New York.


Davis County, PETA Settle Open Records Dispute
December 29th, 2010

The Davis County Commission has agreed to pay the legal fees of an animal rights group after settling a lawsuit over animal shelter records.


Guernsey Animal Rights Group to Target Visitors
December 29th, 2010

A Guernsey animal rights group is planning to give visitors brochures depicting alleged cases of animal cruelty committed in the island.


Animal Rights Activists Highlight Cruelty Cases
December 29th, 2010

The protests against the commercial breeding of domestic pets yesterday entered into its second day, continuing in the form of public fasts.


Seminar Will Address Animal Welfare Concerns
December 29th, 2010

Agrifest 2011 will feature a seminar on how agri producers can deal proactively with important issues such as new laws at the state and federal level and auditing requirements by large purchasing companies


Animal Rights Group Provides Dog Houses to Keep Pets Warm
December 29th, 2010

Michiana Animal Alliance builds sheds and dog houses to donate to dog owners looking to keep four-legged friends warm this winter.


Whales and Dolphins Enslaved by the Government
December 29th, 2010

Whale and dolphin shows promote exploitation and consumption of the natural world, not conservation.


Activists: Live Animals Freezing in Nativity Scene
December 29th, 2010

Animal rights activists are protesting the use of live animals amid freezing temperatures at an outdoors nativity scene in northern Poland.


Megyn Kelly Fired Up Over Obama Praising Vick
December 29th, 2010

President Obama’s praise for convicted dog-murderer Michael Vick receiving a second chance really fired up Megyn Kelly earlier today on Fox News.


Pamela Anderson Ad Too Racy for Hong Kong Airport
December 29th, 2010

An animal rights commercial starring former Playboy centerfold Pamela Anderson, which is banned at some US airports, has been deemed too racy for Hong Kong, one of Asia’s busiest aviation hubs.


‘Homeland’ inSecurity Coming to Hotels, Malls
December 28th, 2010

The U.S. is expanding its ghestapo activities at hotels and shopping malls, as well as trains and ports.


A Defense for Assassinating U.S. Citizen?
December 28th, 2010

On its way to the Supreme Court is the first-ever ruling on whether a president — without ever going to a judge — can order the assassination of an American for terrorism.


Pulitzer Winner: US Empire Could Collapse at Any Time
December 28th, 2010

America’s military and economic empire could collapse at any time, but predicting the precise day, week or month of its potential demise is unattainable, according to a former New York Times war correspondent.


Why Was Monsanto’s Neotame Allowed a USDA Certification?
December 28th, 2010

The food labeling requirements required for aspartame have now been dropped for its super clone, Neotame. And no one is clear why this was allowed to happen.


Grocery Stores Erect Fake “Farmer’s Markets” to Trick Shoppers
December 28th, 2010

Grocery stores across the country have begun appropriating the term “farmer’s market” as a way to appeal to more environmentally and socially conscious consumers.


Foodborne Illness Estimates: CDC’s Inflated Scare Tactic
December 28th, 2010

The Center for Disease Control seems to be using its scare tactic by using assumed and inflated figures about food borne illnesses.


Banks, WikiLeaks, and the Truth
December 28th, 2010

What would happen if a clutch of big banks decided that a particularly irksome blogger or other organization was “too risky”? What if they decided to shut down financial access to anybody who would reveal irksome truths about their operations?


ADL to Attack Journalists, Publications Tying Israel to Wikileaks
December 28th, 2010

ADL’s website is defending Wikileaks and Julian Assange and attacking news sources that print materials either critical of Julian Assange or citing Israel’s involvement with Wikileaks.


‘Peace with Palestinians, Forbidden’
December 28th, 2010

In a further blow to peace in the Middle East, Israel’s foreign minister has ruled out a comprehensive agreement with Palestinians as “impossible” and “forbidden.”


Chavez Cleaning Up Drug Problem
December 28th, 2010

Venezuela has detained 12,376 people for drug-related crimes this year, about 40 percent more than in 2009, as the South American nation continues to be a major shipment route, authorities said.


Farm Animal Rights Weigh Heavily on Minds of B.C. Residents
December 28th, 2010

About two-thirds of Canadians say a politician’s stance on farm-animal welfare could affect how they vote, according to a new poll.


Royal Family In Christmas Fur Controversy
December 28th, 2010

The Queen and the Duchess of Cornwall, attending the Christmas Day church service at Sandringham, have angered animal rights campaigners by appearing to wear hats made of fur.


Animal Rights Outrage Over “Canned Hunting” of Lions
December 28th, 2010

Many of those who are involved in the wildlife, conservation and ecotourism industries in South Africa, were outraged when the Supreme Court of Appeal judged in favor of “canned hunting” of lions.


Workers Dob in Bosses for Animal Cruelty
December 28th, 2010

At least six farmworkers have dobbed in their bosses for animal cruelty barely a month after the Animal Welfare Fund was started. But none of them wants to be rewarded for it.


Law Bans Animal Gas Chambers
December 28th, 2010

A new state law that goes into effect on Friday will outlaw the use of animal gas chambers for dogs and cats.


Sheriff’s Department Working Toward Animal Welfare
December 28th, 2010

The Las Animas County sheriff’s department will begin partnering with a private agency to protect the safety and health of animals.


Animal Rights Groups Seek PM’s Help
December 28th, 2010

Conservation groups around the world are calling on the government to put an end to the exploitation of elephants in Thai cities and towns.


Environmentalist Appeals to Society for Stray Animals
December 28th, 2010

The founder of Turkey’s Green Party, Bilge Contepe, is filing a complaint with the Animal Rights Association against her husband, Kaynak Contepe, for cruelty to the animals she was fostering.


New Animal Group Lines Up Contracts
December 28th, 2010

An animal rights crusader has put up an animal sanctuary which has lined up contracts with 13 municipalities to pick up stray dogs.


Bob Barker Receives Homage for Animal Rights Work
December 28th, 2010

Bob Barker received an award that is given to “outstanding individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the protection of animals.”


Drug Industry Fraud Unchecked
December 28th, 2010

The drug industry’s criminal activity is well-known and documented but is rarely prosecuted.


Putin Orders Russia to Dump Microsoft Software
December 28th, 2010

Russian strong-man Putin has ordered the Russian govt. to stop using Microsoft software and switch to open-source Linux.


Lunatics Wage War on Net Neutrality
December 28th, 2010

Right-wing morons are being used to misleed their followers down a path to information fascism.


As Intended, The Gulf of Mexico is Dying
December 28th, 2010

The continuing BP oil spill is causing the collapse of the Gulf of Mexico eco-system and is reducing the Earth’s oxygen generation ability because most oxygen is produced by ocean plankton.


How The New Food Fascism Laws Could Be Used
December 28th, 2010

Given the nature of the U.S. govt., it is very likely that the new laws will be used to deny people the right to grow their own food.


U.S. Tried to Retaliate Against Europe over Frankincrops
December 27th, 2010

The leaked cables document how the US intended to retailiate against Europe for trying to protect themselves from toxic genetically engineered crops.


Africa Glows With Renewable Energy
December 27th, 2010

Now that the Chinese are manufacturing low-cost solar technology it is feasible for even African villagers to employ small-scale solar power.


Religious Freedom = Terrorism in Tennessee
December 27th, 2010

A simple letter from the ACLU encouraging religious freedom in schools was flagged for suspicion of terrorism by the TN Homeland inSecurity.


America Chooses More War
December 27th, 2010

The US Congress has approved a massive military budget that will be used to further terrorize the world, enrich criminal corporations and manufacture enemies.


Billions Wasted by US in Afghanistan
December 24th, 2010

Surprise! Waste and fraud in the U.S. efforts to ‘rebuild’ Afghanistan have cost taxpayers billions of dollars, a special investigator said on Monday.


Hunger and Homelessness Stalk U.S. Cities
December 24th, 2010

Washington can somehow afford to give Trillions to bankers and hundreds of billions to the war industry but little or nothing to Americans made homeless and hungry by govt. policies.


Argentina Still Haunted by its Past, and Present
December 24th, 2010

One of Argentina’s worst psychopaths, former Dictator Jorge Videlahas has again been convicted and sentenced to life in prison. However, the culture which spawned such a monster remains deeply flawed and in denial.


Obama Pushes Nuclear Boondoggles
December 24th, 2010

Obama is continuing his pro-nuclear lobbying activities and wants to spend tens of billions of taxpayers money to enrich his friends.


Who’s Who at Wikileaks?
December 23rd, 2010

A deeper look into the nature of WikiLeaks reveals that perhaps not all is as it is claimed to be.


Great News – Community Radio Expanded
December 22nd, 2010

Not all in America is doom and gloom. The suppression of Low power FM community radio will soon be lifted. Let freedom ring!


US Food Fascism Act Approved
December 22nd, 2010

Our elected officials have betrayed us once again and passed a new law that will restrict access to safe and healthy food, violates the Constitution and may ultimately put many small and organic growers and sellers out of business.


Monitoring America
December 22nd, 2010

The post 9/11 United States is assembling a vast domestic intelligence apparatus to collect information about Americans, using the FBI, local police, state homeland security offices and military criminal investigators.


Environmentalism, a Plot to Take Over the World?
December 22nd, 2010

Climate change has split the Evangelical Christian world asunder. But which side really does matter?


Chinese Weather Manipulation Experiments To Increase
December 22nd, 2010

Chinese officials have vowed to ramp-up efforts to control the weather, announcing on Thursday that they intend to try to use technology to reduce natural disasters and combat droughts.


Are You Next for Electronic Torture?
December 22nd, 2010

Do you ever hear a high pitched sound even though your house is totally quiet and there is not electronic equipment on? Have you ever felt a pin prick of pain on your skin? You would easily be a victim of electronic torture like tens of thousands of others.


Travelers Choosing TSA Cancer Over TSA Sex Assault
December 22nd, 2010

This holiday season, few American air travelers are opting to be sexually assaulted by TSA and instead, are choosing to be radiated in TSA’s cancer causing scanners.


Jesse Ventura Proves 911 Cover-Up
December 21st, 2010

Jesse Ventura lets the facts speak for themselves and exposes the involvement of the US govt. in the events of 911.


Wikimania and the First Amendment
December 21st, 2010

The mad dog, homicidal demands to destroy the leaders of Wikileaks is anti-democracy and unconstitutional.


FCC Fails to Protect the Internet – Betrays America
December 21st, 2010

Despite the hype. The Obama Administration voted to allow Internet providers to block wireless applications and competing ‘services’. Traffick slowing was not prohibited.


Cancer-Causing Toxin Found in 31 US Cities’ Drinking Water
December 21st, 2010

An investigative study released on December 20, 2010 by an environmental group reveals that 31 major cities have tap water tainted with the carcinogen hexavalent chromium.


Animal-Rights Group Puts Up Reward Money Against Decapitator
December 21st, 2010

A Salt Lake City-based animal-rights group is offering reward money to someone who provides information that leads to the arrest of a person or people involved in the recent animal decapitations in Park City.


Goldman Sachs’ DC Office Hounded By Animal Rights Radicals
December 21st, 2010

Animal rights radicals have been harassing Goldman Sachs employees in Washington, DC, according to a lawsuit filed in a DC Superior Court.


Animal Rights Group to Blacklist Governorates for Animals Abuse
December 21st, 2010

The Egyptian Animal Friends Society, an organization that aims to prevent cruelty against animals, is working to compile a black list of Egyptian governorates that commit regular animal rights violations.


America’s War on Islam: New Republican Offensive Planned
December 21st, 2010

Dozens of previous articles addressed America’s war on Islam, discussing victims of America’s war on terror for political advantage, not for threatening national security or public safety.


Amnesty International Responds to Wikileaks Controversy
December 21st, 2010

Amnesty International now gives much broader answers to the issue about Wikileaks and the freedom of expression.


Postal Trucks Could Become a Nationwide Data-Collecting Network
December 21st, 2010

The Chief Council to the Chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission proposed to turn mail trucks into a data-producing nationwide sensor network. Could this be another way for Big Brother to monitor America? Let’s hope not.


Diabolical Secrets Of The Rand Corporation
December 20th, 2010

A deep look into the archives of the Rand corporation reveals the organization to be Satan’s think-tank.


Over a Million EU Citizens Finally Have Their Say on GM Crops
December 20th, 2010

Greenpeace had just recently succeeded in gathering 1 million signatures calling for safe food and stopping genetically modified (GM) crops in the EU, by virtue of citizens’ rights under the Lisbon Treaty.


Two Indy Movies, Two Different Types of Activism
December 20th, 2010

Two movies. One is focused on Berkeley politics, described as “an unfiltered look at the frantic pace of the activist and reactionists.” The other charts the history of the feminist Heresies Collective.


Rights Group Calls for Release of Syrian Activist
December 20th, 2010

Human Rights Watch urged Syrian authorities Friday to release a writer and political activist who it said faced a military trial for criticizing rights violations in Syria’s ally Iran.


George Will Endorses New, Good Kind of Judicial Activism
December 20th, 2010

Judges doing things conservatives like is very different from judges doing things liberals like.


Kentucky and Four Others Have Weakest Animal Abuse Laws
December 20th, 2010

An animal rights group says Kentucky, North Dakota, Idaho, Mississippi and Iowa have the weakest laws against animal abuse.


When Animal Welfare Beats Party Loyalty
December 20th, 2010

These brave MPs show that keeping foxes free from the torture of hunting with dogs is more important than party politics.


Animal Rights Claims Abuse at Smithfield Foods
December 20th, 2010

An animal rights organization is alleging that Smithfield Foods is not upholding its pledge to phase out the use of gestation crates at pig-breeding farms.


‘The Office’ Star Angela Kinsey Continues Sea Turtle Activism
December 20th, 2010

Earlier this month, Ecorazzi reported that The Office star Angela Kinsey had teamed up with Oceana to record a PSA in support of sea turtle protection.


Street Dogs Combine Music and Activism in AFL-CIO Concert
December 20th, 2010

Jennifer Angarita, AFL-CIO Media fellow, talked with lead singer Mike McColgan from the punk rock band Street Dogs about punk and politics.


Obama Brings Back “Duck & Cover”
December 17th, 2010

Suppose the unthinkable happened, and ‘someone’ struck New York or another big city with an atom bomb. What should people there do? The government has a surprising new old message.


Martial Law UK: Fact Or Another Conspiracy Theory?
December 17th, 2010

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Kosovo PM is Head of Human Organ and Arms Ring, CE Reports
December 16th, 2010

Kosovo’s prime minister is the head of a “mafia-like” Albanian group responsible for smuggling weapons, drugs and human organs through eastern Europe, according to a Council of Europe inquiry.


Study Confirms That Fox News Makes You Stupid
December 16th, 2010

A new survey of American voters shows that Fox News viewers are significantly more misinformed than consumers of news from other sources.


Heroic, Female and Muslim
December 16th, 2010

A Somali Muslim woman has confronted armed militias, forced them to back down — and even submit a written apology. Best of all she has created an oasis of refuge for 90,000 displaced people.


Assange Walks Free on Bail in London
December 16th, 2010

Fighting extradition to Sweden over alleged sex crimes, the WikiLeaks founder walked free on bail from a British jail Thursday pledging to continue exposing official secrets.


The Permanent War Is Killing Us, Time for Solidarity
December 16th, 2010

Our current state of permanent war is killing us. Each of us has an issue that we care deeply about. We must stand together strongly on the side of justice so that one day justice will prevail.


Grim Reports Ahead of Afghan Review
December 16th, 2010

Intelligence assessments pessimistic of chances of military success as White House prepares review of conflict.


U.S. House Passes Bill to Repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Ban
December 16th, 2010

The House of Representatives has for the second time this year voted to dismantle the U.S. military’s so-called “don’t ask, don’t tell'” policy.


You Are On Your Own. It’s Official!
December 16th, 2010

Some of us have known this for a long time. Some of us just found out and some will find out very soon. There are few, if any, elected officials who really care about our interests unless we’re one of the few thousand ultra rich who control Congress and the White House.


Ron Paul: Break Fed ‘Monopoly,’ Use Gold and Silver as Currency
December 16th, 2010

Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), who has long been a critic of the US Federal Reserve and central banking as a whole, said he views the Fed as a “monopoly” that could benefit from the introduction of competition.


Paraguayan Govt. Raids Offices of NGO Opposing Chaco Research
December 16th, 2010

Amnesty International criticizes government for raid on group that questioned the impact on indigenous people of a British Natural History Museum expedition to Paraguay’s remote Chaco forest.


After Tripling Tuitions, UK May Ban Student Marches
December 16th, 2010

London’s top police officer says he is considering banning student marches in the wake of violent flare-ups at protests opposing a massive increase in university tuition fees.


US May Charge Assange with Conspiring to Leak Cables
December 16th, 2010

The Justice Dept. is looking at contact between Julian Assange and the alleged source of the leaked State Dept. cables, PFC Bradley Manning, to build a criminal conspiracy case against Assange, report says.


Leaked Cable: Hike Food Prices to Boost GM Crop Approval
December 15th, 2010

In 2008, US and Spain trade officials strategized how to increase acceptance of genetically modified foods in Europe, including inflating food prices on the commodities market, WikiLeaks revealed.


The Rich Can Have Tax Cuts, Sick Ground Zero Workers Won’t
December 15th, 2010

As far as tax cuts for the rich go, Republicans are willing to pull out all the stops. But when it comes to health care for Ground Zero workers — well the tax cuts come first.


Halliburton to Bribe Nigeria to Drop Bribery Charges Against Cheney?
December 15th, 2010

The massive industrial conglomerate Halliburton has reportedly offered to pay $250 million to settle charges against its former chief executive, ex-Vice President Dick Cheney, in a multi-million dollar bribery case.


Silencing the Whistleblower
December 15th, 2010

The Kremlin has gone beyond sweeping the problem of corruption under the carpet. It is now actively defending corrupt officials and launching attacks against those who expose corrupt officials.


Whistleblower ‘Fed’ NYT and WSJ for Favorable Coverage
December 15th, 2010

A former health insurance insider turned whistleblower says that he was not only surprised at how “easy” it was to manipulate members of the news media over the years. He routinely “wined and dined” reporters from major news outlets in return for favorable coverage.


Keeping Hope and the “Yes We Can” Spirit Alive in 2011
December 15th, 2010

For progressives, 2010 was a cruel year. Activists who worked day and night to elect a President with the most progressive stands since FDR are now a target of White House scorn.


Activist Shareholders ‘Attack’ Symantec – Director
December 15th, 2010

Symantec Corp’s lead independent director said that the world’s biggest maker of anti-virus software is “under attack” by activist shareholders critical of a big acquisition the company made in 2005.


Right-Wing Hypocrisy on “Judicial Activism”
December 15th, 2010

In the next few days we will hear repeatedly from conservatives how a federal court has agreed with the law’s critics, constituting an unwarranted federal takeover of health care. The one thing we will not hear from the ruling’s supporters is the charge of “judicial activism.”


“16 Days of Activism” – A Muted Effort at Hopely Farm, Zimbabwe
December 15th, 2010

A book looks at the property rights of women living in developing countries, specifically South Africa and Uganda, where many women either do not have, or aren’t permitted to exercise, the right to own or inherit property.


Activism by Avatar: Helpful or Useless?
December 15th, 2010

Last weekend’s status-update and avatar campaign triggered talk within the child-welfare community, echoing ongoing debate in activist circles: What did digital activism really accomplish?


Animal Rights Lobby Unconcerned About Farmers’ Plight?
December 15th, 2010

With farmers resorting to shooting down monkeys in order to protect crops and farmlands, many city based NGO’s opposed the killings while some have come out in support of the farmers’ action.


Animal Rights Campaigners Demand Reform
December 15th, 2010

The rising number of cases of animal abuse has highlighted the need for a coordinated nationwide approach to the problem, according to campaigners.


589 Bears Killed In Six-Day New Jersey Hunt
December 15th, 2010

Though protesters were concerned that upwards of 1,000 bears could be killed in the northern New Jersey bear hunt, officials tallied that 589 bears were killed over six days.


New Elephant Habitat Angers Animal Rights Supporters
December 15th, 2010

As the Los Angeles Zoo prepared to open its $42 million Elephants of Asia exhibit Thursday, its newest pachyderms seemed to have already called L.A. home – despite a lawsuit that aims to send them packing.


PETA Blasts Nicole Richie’s Wedding Elephant
December 15th, 2010

Animal rights supporters have blasted Nicole Richie and Joel Madden for having an elephant at their wedding.


Who is Really Behind Wikileaks?
December 14th, 2010

Michel Chossudovsky makes his thoughtful and logical case for why Wikileaks is not what it pretends to be and is likely a front for sinister forces.


Heroic GOP War Critic – Traitor or Patriot?
December 14th, 2010

When was it ever deemed “patriotic” to defy wrongheaded national wars, or insurgencies, good, bad, or indifferent? Domestic or foreign? Like, “once” upon a time?


How the U.S. Govt Can Engage in Aggression Against the People
December 14th, 2010

Two Senators are manipulatively counting on Americans to have no knowledge or memory of the Espionage Act, which was designed deliberately to be used specifically and viciously to silence people.


Ad Networks Owned by Google, Microsoft Serve Malware
December 14th, 2010

Two of the world’s biggest ad serving networks – one owned by Google and the other by Microsoft – have been caught delivering booby-trapped banner ads that infect computers with malware.


First ‘Global Cyberwar’ is Battle of Amateurs
December 14th, 2010

The Internet drama precipitated by WikiLeaks’ release of classified U.S. diplomatic cables has been called the first “global cyberwar.” But at closer look it’s really more of an amateur brawl.


Congressman Baird Called On Israel To Stop Shooting Children
December 14th, 2010

Congressman Brian Baird in a bid to congressional peers had the following to say to his fellow delegates about the Israeli policy of shooting Palestinian children.


Social Engineering by Wikileak
December 13th, 2010

CIA operation Wikileaks is being used exactly as intended to shape the thoughts and feelings of the world.


Haitian Contractors Denied Aid Contracts
December 13th, 2010

The Obama gang is following the same old imperialist ‘Aid’ play-book by using the money to enrich its buddies while blocking local contractor participation.


Justice Dept.’s “Anti-Terrorism” Law Expansion Targeting Activists
December 13th, 2010

Ain’t it hilarious that the Justice Department is going after activists (in most cases, peaceful) as terrorists, yet refuse to arrest and prosecute two of the biggest terrorists of out lifetime: George W. Bush and Dick Cheney?


The Greater Traitor
December 13th, 2010

Both Irish prime minister, Brian Cowen, and American president, Barack Obama are carrying out the same mission– plunging the bulk of the citizenry of their nations into debt peonage, so that bankers and the rich can prosper. Which of the two is the greater Judas to his nation?


Their Fear of Democracy
December 13th, 2010

Police once again stepped up the level of repression against demonstrators, including the use of its tactic of hemming in protesters and refusing to let them leave for hours.


Canada, U.S. on Verge of North American Trade, Security ’Perimeter’
December 13th, 2010

A landmark deal is at hand between Canada and the United States to form a trade and security perimeter around the continent with an eye to easing the flow of goods and people across the border.


New Hope to Stop Violence Against Women
December 13th, 2010

Pending legislation would place efforts to prevent and respond to violence against women at the center of the U.S. foreign policy and international aid agenda.


Leaking Covert Wars
December 13th, 2010

While the Obama administration was insisting publicly that its role in Yemen was limited to training the country’s military forces US Special Operations forces were conducting offensive operations in Yemen, including airstrikes.


Pilots Protest Dangerous Industry Trend
December 13th, 2010

Pilots strongly object to two airlines expanding their fleet of smaller aircraft, commonly referred as regional jets. These jets are generally flown by lower-paid and less-experienced pilots.


Aurora Not Returning Money It Seized, Despite a Court Order
December 11th, 2010

After they were pulled over in a traffic stop that didn’t even result in a traffic ticket, two brothers were quite literally ‘robbed’ of their family’s savings by the City government of Aurora.


Julian Assange Should be Awarded Nobel Peace Prize
December 10th, 2010

By exposing some of America’s war mongering, lies and other illegal activities Wikileaks has certainly done more for peace than Obama ever dreamed of doing.


Tar Sands Expansion Faces Growing Opposition
December 10th, 2010

Equipment manufactured in Korea to expand the insane tar sands project in Alberta, Canada will be hauled by river and road through the US where the new industrial supply corridor is facing stiff opposition. Sign the petition.


Another Government Handout…For the Rich
December 10th, 2010

Another giveaway to the rich is being justified in the name of “bipartisan compromise.”


Secret GOP Plan: Push States to Declare Bankruptcy, Smash Unions
December 10th, 2010

Congressional Republicans appear to be methodically executing a plan that would avoid federal bailout of spendthrift states and cripple public employee unions by pushing cash-strapped states to declare bankruptcy.


Money Rules in U.S. Politics
December 10th, 2010

The US is a land of extremes: climatic, economic and ideological. But amid the turbulent craziness of American politics, there is one constant: money rules.


U.S. Fiscal Health Worse than Europe’s: China Adviser
December 10th, 2010

The U.S. dollar will be a safe investment for the next six to 12 months because global markets are focused on the euro zone’s troubles but America’s fiscal health is worse than Europe’s.


NATO Developed Secret Contingency Plans for Baltic States
December 10th, 2010

The South Ossetia war in August 2008 made the Baltic states worry about the prospect of a Russian attack. The diplomatic cables reveal how Baltic politicians persuaded NATO to prepare a new strategy to defend their countries.


House Passes DREAM Act, But Will Face Tough Senate Vote
December 10th, 2010

The proposal’s success is much less likely in the Senate, where a GOP filibuster will require 60 votes for passage. Most of the bill’s opponents haven’t changed their positions over the last 3 years.


Controversial Chemical BPA Found on Paper Money
December 10th, 2010

Bisphenol-A, a hormone-disrupting chemical linked to cancer, diabetes, early puberty and neurological problems, might now be lurking in your wallet.


Chicago Police Will Taser Just About Anyone
December 10th, 2010

The Chicago police have used tasers on people 683 times, which is 486 more than in 2009. The department more than doubled its taser arsenal, and stopped investigating every taser-related incident.


Sea Shepherd Offers NZ$11,500 Reward for Conviction of Seal Killers
December 10th, 2010

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is offering NZ$11,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the brutal December 2010 clubbing of 23 fur seals at the Kaikoura colony in New Zealand’s South Island.


Wikileaks: Stop Us? You’ll Have to Shut Down the Web
December 10th, 2010

“This is a turning tide and starting a trend that you can’t really stop unless you want to shut down the Internet.” – Wikileaks’ spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson


The New Wave of Student Revolt
December 10th, 2010

The protest means more than fees. If they resist education cuts, it would boost opposition to the whole austerity drive.


Top Israel Rabbis: Don’t Sell Property to Non-Jews
December 10th, 2010

Three dozen top Israeli rabbis threw their support Tuesday behind a religious ruling barring Jews from selling or renting homes to non-Jews.


The Quaid Conspiracy
December 10th, 2010

Randy Quaid and his wife say “Hollywood Star Whackers” are out to get them, the reason why they are on the run. The author probes the couple’s nightmare reality, which has turned them into outlaws.


NASA’s Arsenic Microbe Science Slammed
December 10th, 2010

A recent high-profile astrobiology discovery led by a NASA scientist is being called into question by a B.C. microbiologist, who says the science was sloppy. Even the peer review smelled fishy, sort of.


Poll: World is Growing More Corrupt
December 9th, 2010

One person in four worldwide paid a bribe during the past year, according to study by Transparency International.


Cables Reveal Background of Pro-Dictator U.S. Policy
December 9th, 2010

After the Soviet collapse in 1991 U.S. policy toward Central Asia was transparently cynical: support the dictators, screw the people.


Are The Federal Reserve’s Crimes Too Big To Comprehend?
December 9th, 2010

What if the greatest scam ever perpetrated was blatantly exposed, and the US media didn’t cover it? Does that mean the scam could keep going? That’s what we are about to find out.


Military Urged to Stock Kitchens with Toxic Gulf Waste
December 9th, 2010

To aid in the BP oil spill coverup the Obamites are urging the military to feed soldiers as many toxic dead creatures as possible. After all, soldiers are disposible resources while BP profit’s are one of America’s highest priorities.


Highway Robbery and the Progressive Future
December 9th, 2010

Protecting the most vulnerable members of society is not a liberal idea. It is the basic moral intuition of every philosophical and religious tradition. These policies should never, ever be the subject of political negotiation.


5 Ways Homeowners Are Victimized by Wrongful Bank Foreclosure
December 9th, 2010

The issue at the center of the foreclosure scandal isn’t the use of robo-signers and paperwork shortcuts. It’s whether the banks’ mistakes and lack of due diligence caused people to face wrongful foreclosures.


The Pentagon Continues to Overpay for Everything; Let’s Fix It
December 9th, 2010

Editor Dina Rasor outlines an essential first step toward regaining control over the notoriously corrupt Department of Defense contracting system.


Were Fake Documents Planted to Encourage an Attack on Iran?
December 9th, 2010

Documents at the center of the case against Iran show telltale signs of fraud.


Freedom Fighters Returning to Battlefield
December 9th, 2010

A report on former detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, should prompt the Obama administration to change its mind about closing the facility, a lawmaker says. America needs to be the bully in order to create more enemies.


Canada’s Ecological Footprint – Reason to Restrict Immigration?
December 9th, 2010

The Centre for Immigration Policy Reform is using environmental arguments to push for more restrictive immigration policies in Canada. This policy group is made up of prominent figures of the political right.


Immigrants Blamed for Water Shortages in the Southwest
December 9th, 2010

The anti-immigrant movement, under groups like The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), blame immigrants and population levels in the American Southwest for lack of water and potential water shortages.


Misusing Cesar Chavez in Immigration Debate
December 9th, 2010

This past spring, the National Council of La Raza called on congress to honor Chavez’s legacy by passing immigration reform.


Human Rights-Based Approaches to Maternal Death in the U.S.
December 9th, 2010

Amnesty International released a report entitled Deadly Delivery concerning the maternal health care crisis in the United States including how this crisis disproportionately affects marginalized communities.


Large Majority Strongly Opposes Republican’s “Plans” for Women
December 9th, 2010

The new Republican House leadership have a long list of bills they want to pass to restrict women’s health and rights. Voters say: Not so fast.


Note to Religious Liberals: God Does Take Sides
December 9th, 2010

If the religious left (such as it is) wants to be effective on economic issues—tax cuts, employment, child nutrition—it’s going to have to learn to take sides too.


GOP Wackopedia
December 9th, 2010

The Republican Party’s bizarre wackopedia seems to contain no discernible boundaries. Repeatedly, these corporate supplicants oppose any measure that will directly help U.S. citizens, the environment, small taxpayers and even investor-shareholders.


The Russians Did Better … So Why Did They Lose?
December 8th, 2010

US forces have now stayed longer in Afghanistan than the Soviet army during Moscow’s ill-fated intervention. Some US officials wonder if they might not learn something from Soviet failures and successes.


Scientists Fight Inhofe Attack on Climate Fund
December 8th, 2010

A group of four Republican senators, led by climate denier Sen. Jim Inhofe, lashed out at the Obama administration’s efforts to protect the poorest and most vulnerable people of the world from climate disasters.


Information Terrorists?
December 8th, 2010

WikiLeaks is under concerted attack from the US government. Also under attack by the US government is the whole idea of freedom of thought and of information.


Assange ‘Rape’ Accuser Linked to Notorious CIA Operative
December 8th, 2010

One of the women accusing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of sex crimes appears to have worked with a group that has connections to the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).


Turning the Air Into a Commodity
December 8th, 2010

As the world’s politicians gather, protesters march against the Cancún climate change summit’s ‘false solutions’.


MasterCard Site Partially Frozen by Hackers in WikiLeaks ‘Revenge’
December 8th, 2010

‘Operation: Payback’ hacks into MasterCard site over payment network’s decision to cease taking donations to WikiLeaks.


Julian Assange Captured by World’s Dating Police
December 8th, 2010

Naomi Wolf, the bestselling author of The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot, writes a satirical letter regarding the Interpol’s new found “commitment” to protect women from two-timing men.


Lebanese Newspaper Publishes Files Not Found on WikiLeaks
December 8th, 2010

Nearly 200 previously unreported U.S. diplomatic cables were posted on the website of Lebanese newspaper.


The Decline and Fall of the American Empire
December 8th, 2010

A soft landing for America 40 years from now? Don’t bet on it. The demise of the United States as the global superpower could come far more quickly than anyone imagines.


A Plunge with No End in Sight
December 8th, 2010

Despite widespread claims of economic recovery, the housing bubble appears to be continuing its deflation. What does this mean? Simply, the so-called “housing crisis” has not yet hit bottom.


The CIA: A Law Unto Itself
December 8th, 2010

The problem with the CIA et al. is not the intelligence they collect but the operations they conduct. These are criminal. And almost no one appears to care.


SHIELDing the Truth: U.S. Aim to ‘Kill the Messenger’
December 8th, 2010

On Dec. 2nd, extremist Senators John Ensign (R-NV), Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Scott Brown (R-MA) introduced a bill entitled the Securing Human Intelligence and Enforcing Lawful Dissemination Act (SHIELD), effectively criminalizing whistleblowers.


CDC and EPA Caught Withholding Truth About Toxic Drinking Water
December 8th, 2010

A recent story from The Washington Post reveals that the U.S. CDC and the U.S. EPA knowingly dragged their feet on releasing an important report about the dangers of contaminated drinking water supplies.


When Interpol Cares About Sexual Assault
December 8th, 2010

Since when is Interpol [the investigative arm of the International Criminal Court at The Hague] so vigilant about violence against women? If women’s security is suddenly Interpol’s priority–that’s big news!


If An Island State Vanishes, Is It Still A Nation?
December 8th, 2010

What happens if the 61,000 Marshallese must abandon their low-lying atolls? Would they still be a nation? With a U.N. seat? With control of their old fisheries and their undersea minerals? Who, precisely, would they and their children become?


Get Sabra Hummus Off Campus
December 8th, 2010

The close association between Sabra-brand hummus and a notorious IDF brigade makes it the ideal target for a national boycott campaign.


Hidden Tutoring Centers Provide ‘Unnatural’ Education
December 8th, 2010

At first glance, it’s a hoax: a storefront for a Museum of Unnatural History, complete with a bizarre animal skeleton visible through the front window and unicorn tears for sale. Perfect for luring in curious children.


WikiWitchhunt
December 8th, 2010

U.S. POLITICIANS are baying for the blood of Julian Assange, head of the muckraking Web site WikiLeaks.


U.S. War Veterans Being Killed with High-Dose Psychiatric Drugs
December 8th, 2010

Questions are being raised over whether a widely prescribed anti-psychotic drug may be contributing to the deaths of traumatized U.S. war veterans.


H1N1 Vaccine Linked to 700 Percent Increase in Miscarriages
December 8th, 2010

Recent data presented to the U.S. CDC Advisory Committee on Children’s Vaccines has revealed some shocking information about the effects of the H1N1 / swine flu vaccine on pregnant women.


Good News—Food Safety Bill Suddenly on Life Support!
December 8th, 2010

The Senate’s controversial FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510) now appears to be dead in the water.


Colleges Are Producing New Style of AIDS Activist
December 8th, 2010

Roughly a quarter-century after gay men rose up to demand better access to H.I.V. medicines, a new breed of AIDS advocate is growing up on college campuses.


An AIDS-Free Generation
December 8th, 2010

We are right around the corner from achieving one of the most important milestones in the fight against AIDS — virtually eliminating mother-to-child transmission of the disease by 2015. -Ethan Zohn.


Reindeer ‘Cruelty’ Slammed by Rights Group
December 8th, 2010

WSPA released a video on Monday that shows reindeer in distress when herded and transported, and while at the slaughterhouse.


Tommy Lee Complains About How SeaWorld Treats Whale
December 8th, 2010

Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee is outraged over the way SeaWorld breeds whales, complaining about how they extract the semen of their captive orca.


Cats Allegedly Poisoned With Antifreeze
December 8th, 2010

An East County animal rescue group claims someone at a local hotel is poisoning cats with anti-freeze.


Update: Recent Animal Rights, Cruelty Cases
December 8th, 2010

As an all purpose animal law blog, the Animal Blawg gives its readers a rundown of some recent key jurisprudence dealing with cruelty towards domestic animals.


Taiwanese Retailers Stopped Selling Canadian Seal Oil Products
December 8th, 2010

Two leading retailers in Taiwan say they have stopped selling seal oil products in response to a campaign by animal rights activists to protect Canadian seals.


Consumers Urged to Make a Difference
December 8th, 2010

Hans Kriek, animal rights campaigner, says consumers can speed up the phasing out of sow crates by not buying factory-farmed pork.


Bear Hunt – Christie’s Payback for Pro-Hunting’s Election Support?
December 8th, 2010

An animal rights group charged the bear hunt is “payback” for a pro-hunting committee’s support for Gov. Chris Christie’s campaign last year, and filed a complaint for campaign finance laws violation.


N.J. Appellate Panel Rejects Lawsuit to Stop Bear Hunt
December 8th, 2010

A panel of appellate judges rejected an appeal by the Animal Protection League of New Jersey, the Bear Education and Research Group to stop the hunt, which began Monday.


Fashion Designers Say Swamp Rat Fur is Eco Friendly
December 8th, 2010

Is wearing fur, that came from an animal that was “destructive to an ecosystem,” be considered eco friendly? That’s a question animal rights activists will need to come to a conclusion on.


Zahra Baker Case Inspires Activism
December 8th, 2010

A dog trainer from Greensboro has created an organization to help fight child abuse after the killing of Zahra Baker, the 10-year-old disabled girl whose remains were found weeks after she was reported missing.


Elephant Aggression May Lead to Tragedy at S.A. Zoo
December 8th, 2010

In Defense of Animals (IDA) filed a complaint in California against the San Antonio Zoo saying aggressive behavior between the two elephants, Lucky and Boo, will most result in ‘dire consequences’.


Smokey the Dog Going to Arizona Sanctuary
December 8th, 2010

Smokey the dog will be soon will be on his way via pet transport to Tara’s Babies Animal Welfare sanctuary in Young, Arizona for the winter and beyond.


Bob Barker Honored for Protection of Animals
December 8th, 2010

Bob Barker has been named an honorary fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics for his “exceptional contributions to the protection of animals.”


Activists Stage Naked Protest
December 8th, 2010

About 50 animal rights activists staged a naked protest on Sunday at a square in Spain’s northeastern city of Barcelona to denounce the torture and slaying of animals to make fur coats.


Hens Still Down the Pecking Order
December 8th, 2010

Sow crates are going but life for our more than three million battery hens doesn’t look like improving any time soon.


Zoo Staff Conviction Upheld for Culling Hybrid Tigers
December 8th, 2010

A German court Monday upheld an earlier verdict which found a German zoo director and three of his staff guilty of cruelty in the killing of three newborn tiger cubs.


Bucharest Stray Dog Problem Could Be Solved by 2012
December 8th, 2010

Bucharest could solve its stray dog problem by late 2012 if a consistent programme of capturing, neutering and releasing dogs continues unopposed, according to animal rights groups.


Ian Somerhalder Creates His Own Foundation
December 8th, 2010

Just last month, Ian Somerhalder took part in a charity event for an animal shelter in Louisiana.


Contaminated Seeds for Flood Ravaged Pakistan?
December 7th, 2010

The destruction of Pakistan by floods is being used as an opportunity to destroy the future of Pakistan’s agriculture by the agro-mafia.


Pearl Harbor: A Successful War Lie
December 7th, 2010

History has shown that the attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan was a setup and that the US govt. orchestrated the murder its own citizens to justify the entry into WW II.


Honduran Dictatorship Hires Washington Insider
December 7th, 2010

After engineering the overthrow of the democratically elected govt. of Honduras, some of Washington’s coup backers are now working directly for the dictatorship.


Why Money Doesn’t Motivate File-Sharers
December 7th, 2010

Piracy is so difficult to battle because file-sharers are motivated by altruism and not financial gain, according to one academic.


Animals Harmed at MPI, Animal Rights Group Says
December 6th, 2010

An Ohio-based animal-rights group released documents Tuesday that it says show a “multi-year pattern of serious traumatic injuries” to animals used in testing at MPI Research.


PETA Offers to Pay for Anti-Fishing Sign at a Kansas Lake
December 6th, 2010

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals offered to pay the state to erect an anti-fishing sign at Miami State Fishing Lake in Fontana. The group said it would pay rent for the sign if the state left it up.


Connecting the Dots: People Power vs Weapons of Mass Distraction
December 6th, 2010

With so much happening all at once, it is difficult to see which event or trend presents the most danger for humanity. SOTT tries to filter out the distractions by connecting the dots between the trends.


Don’t Mention the Cables, Future Diplomats
December 6th, 2010

Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, which grooms future diplomats, e-mailed its students warning them to avoid posting comments online about the leaked diplomatic cables.


Mounting Debts by States Stoke Fears of Crisis
December 6th, 2010

Financial analysts say their fear is that even when the economy recovers, the shortfalls will not disappear, because many state and local governments have so much debt.


Tax Cut Lies: The Day The News Died
December 6th, 2010

Michael Copps, the Commissioner of the FCC, recently told Katty Kay of the BBC that we’re not producing “news” the way we were decades ago, but instead our media have a “substance abuse” problem, cranking out only infotainment designed to generate profits.


Gordon Duff: “AIPAC Ordered Bush To Attack Iran”
December 6th, 2010

A highly placed source within the White House and CIA confirmed that the invasion of Iran was scheduled for 2006 but planned in 1999. We have heard some of this before but not with so many pieces.


‘Operation Scorched Earth’: A US Hand in Yemen’s Civil War
December 6th, 2010

Authorities in Yemen are more interested in pursuing its war against Shiite rebels in the north. American weapons are used in the fight — and the US secretly pursues terrorists on their own.


Sierra Leone: Revisiting the Path to War?
December 6th, 2010

In less than a decade following the end of one of the world’s most brutal wars, Sierra Leoneans are again worrying as their leaders resume signing a string of mineral exploitation contracts which ironically have caused the citizens more harm than good.


US Govt’s Israel Policy: Speak Softly and Carry a Very Big Carrot
December 6th, 2010

Failing to persuade Israel, the US government is now bribing it with a package of $3 Billion worth of 20 F-35 stealth attack jets, just so Israel will nod to a 3 months “freeze” in the occupied lands.


WikiLeaks Will Release Encrypted ‘Doomsday File’ If Site Is Blocked
December 6th, 2010

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has circulated across the internet an encrypted “poison pill” cache of uncensored documents suspected to include files on BP and Guantanamo Bay.


Police Arrested Twelve Year Old Boy for Refusing Vaccine at School
December 6th, 2010

A child of twelve was arrested and charged with ‘threatening behaviour’ at his school in Bowmanville (East Toronto), when the boy (who cannot be named for legal reasons) threw a tantrum refusing the Hepatitis B vaccine.


Partnership for Resilient Livelihoods in a Changing Climate
December 6th, 2010

Oxfam and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) announced they are seeking funding for their five-year partnership to help poor rural people protect their crops and livelihoods from the impact of climate change.


China’s U.N. Influence Rising, West Should Be Careful
December 6th, 2010

China’s engagement with the UN is on the rise as its economic power grows.The West should be cautious in calling it to act as a responsible world leader. Beijing’s goals may not be the same as the West’s.


Death of Gene Patents?
December 6th, 2010

It took more than a decade to expose this legal monstrosity; all patents on DNA sequences natural or synthetic should be banned on the ground that they usurp the ‘laws of nature’ embodied in the DNA coding mechanisms that have evolved through billions of years of evolution.


Expect UFO Talk in Future Files – WikiLeaks
December 6th, 2010

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Friday that there were some references to UFOs in “yet-to-be-published” confidential files obtained from the U.S. government.


Abandoned in a ‘Dead Land’
December 6th, 2010

In the 1950s, Patsauq’s family, along with 18 other families from the Inukjuak area, then known as Port Harrison, were plucked from their hunting camps and relocated to the High Arctic -some 1,200 kilo-metres farther north in what was then the Northwest Territories, now Nunavut.


South America Calls for Unity Against US Imperialism
December 5th, 2010

South American nations are sick of American suppression of democracy in their region and trying to stand up to Yankee imperialism.


Canada Surrenders Sovereignty to U.S. Secure Flight Program
December 3rd, 2010

Canada is under pressure from U.S. officials to further comply with American security rules which in some cases, threatens its sovereignty and the privacy of its citizens.


Fed Wants to Strip a Key Protection for Homeowners
December 3rd, 2010

As Americans continue to lose their homes in numbers, the Federal Reserve is considering making it much harder for homeowners to stop foreclosures and escape predatory home loans with onerous terms.


Mass Mind Control Artist Condemns El Reg to Obscurity
December 3rd, 2010

Mass mind control artist Rush Limbaugh has convinced millions of brainwashed Americans that The Register is an “obscure UK tech site.”


Obama and GOPers Worked Together to Kill Bush Torture Probe
December 3rd, 2010

When Spain considered a criminal case against ex-Bush officials, the Obama White House and Republicans got really bipartisan.


Chavez Opens His Palace to Venezuelan Homeless
December 3rd, 2010

Venezuelan socialist leader Hugo Chavez has invited 25 families made homeless by recent torrential rains to stay temporarily at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas.


The (Not So) Secret (Anymore) US War in Pakistan
December 3rd, 2010

Despite sustained denials by US officials spanning more than a year, US military Special Operations Forces have been conducting offensive operations inside Pakistan.


Govt Agencies Conduct “Real-Time” Spying Without Court Orders
December 3rd, 2010

Newly released documents show warrantless government spying is continuing with real-time tracking of Americans’ everyday transactions.


CIA or Wikileaks – Who Really Has Blood On Their Hands?
December 3rd, 2010

So it has come to pass that the republic once cherished for birthing the ideals of individual liberty, including privacy, is now the world’s spymaster, jailer, warmonger, torturer, and, yes, mass killer.


State Dept. Bars Staffers from WikiLeaks, Warns Students
December 3rd, 2010

The U.S. State Department has imposed an order barring employees from reading the leaked WikiLeaks cables.


CIA and the Culture of Corruption
December 3rd, 2010

The detailed report on Peru documents a culture of corruption and deceit at the highest levels of the CIA as well as the interventions of CIA lawyers to stop the DOJ from pursuing prosecutions in the case.


“Unconstitutional” Food Bill Driven by Food Mafia
December 3rd, 2010

If the food mafia has its way we will only be able to buy toxic trash to eat and will go to jail for attempting to grow real food.


Phony Scandals the GOP May Waste Your Tax Dollars Investigating
December 2nd, 2010

Get ready for a reprise of the Clinton wars, as House Republicans investigate everyone who’s ever walked by the White House.


Cheney to be Charged in Nigeria Corruption Case
December 2nd, 2010

Nigerian officials said Thursday they will charge former US vice president Dick Cheney over a massive bribery scandal related to his time at the helm of oil services giant Halliburton.


The Economy is Sacred, Stupid
December 2nd, 2010

The economy is sacred, and “free enterprise” is a religious commitment of the highest order to most Americans when the chips are down and the recession is deep.


Leak the Bank Records NOW, Or Forever Hold Your Peace
December 2nd, 2010

Unless Wikileaks quickly moves up the release of the bank documents, it may be shut down before ordinary people have the chance to see it.


Can NATO, the Holy Roman Empire of Our Era, Survive Until 2025?
December 2nd, 2010

We have been told many things about NATO that, as the old song says, ain’t necessarily so.


More Than a Change in Government is Needed in B.C.
December 2nd, 2010

The current government of the province of British Columbia, probably one of the most corrupt and destructive in recent history, is finally coming unglued.


Big Meat vs. Michael Pollan
December 2nd, 2010

Since its launch in March 2009, the MBA has trained nearly 3,000 college students to fight back against critics of big agribusiness, like Michael Pollan.


Sustainable Agriculture Essential for Green Circular Economy
December 2nd, 2010

No attempt to build a green economy can succeed unless it is fully integrated with sustainable primary agricultural production based on nature’s own circular economy.


State Approves Pesticide Despite Cancer Warning
December 2nd, 2010

Over objections from its own scientific advisers, the Schwarzenegger administration issued its final approval of a highly toxic pesticide that conventional strawberry growers say is critical to their industry.


Tell the FTC: GMOs are not “Natural” or “Green”
December 2nd, 2010

Many companies are selling food with toxic genetically modified ingredients labeled as “natural”. Tell the FTC to stop the food lies.


Geoengineering Is a Recipe for Disaster
December 1st, 2010

Have you heard about Climate Plan B that could cause wars and mass starvation? Chances are you haven’t heard anything about the dangerous and costly sci-fi climate fixes known as geoengineering.


The FBI has Found a New ‘Demon’ to Purge
December 1st, 2010

The FBI has its groove back, thanks to 9/11. The agency has found a new demon to purge as it knocks down your door…terrorism!


Hillary Gets Wiki-Served
December 1st, 2010

Hillary Clinton should cut out the whining about what the Obama administration derides as “stolen cables” and confront the unpleasant truths they reveal about the contradictions of U.S. foreign policy and her own troubling performance.


Is Wikileaks Good for Democracy or Trying to Start WW 3?
December 1st, 2010

Information about government contributes to a healthy democracy. But by labeling tens of millions of documents secret, the US government has created a huge vacuum of information.


The Headlines Can’t Be Taken In A Vacuum
December 1st, 2010

While North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is a madman, and while North Korea was the first to kill anyone in today’s skirmish, it was actually the South Koreans who fired first.


Fed Data Shows Foreign Banks Huge Beneficiaries of Bail Out
December 1st, 2010

Under orders from Congress pursuant to the Dodd-Frank financial legislation, the Fed has finally released details of its emergency lending starting in 2007.


Student Googles Self, Finds He’s Accused of Murder
December 1st, 2010

A Florida college student got quite the shock when he Googled himself — and discovered that authorities had released his name and photo as a suspect in a murder case.


Has the Japanese Whaling Fleet Surrendered?
December 1st, 2010

Could the whale wars be over? Things are looking very good in that direction! The whalers may be close to capitulation.


Oxfam Calls On Dirty Industries To Clean Up Their Act
December 1st, 2010

Dirty industries are blocking the European Union from making more ambitious cuts to its greenhouse gas emissions while, at the same time, making millions in profits from existing environment policy.


Thanks-giving Day Slaughter of Dolphins at Taiji
December 1st, 2010

It appears there is no respite for the defenseless dolphins driven into the Cove at Taiji during Thanksgiving weekend.


Mike Tyson Opening Vegan Restaurant
December 1st, 2010

Tyson is blazing on with his mission to promote a vegan diet and the health benefits it creates.


Greenpeace Sues Corporate Spies in US
December 1st, 2010

Greenpeace USA has filed a lawsuit against Dow Chemical, Sasol North America (which owns CONDEA Vista), and PR firms Dezenhall Resources and Ketchum, for hiring private investigators to steal documents from Greenpeace, tapping their phones and hack their computers.


Wi Fi Is Killing Trees
December 1st, 2010

According to research from Wageningen University, new evidence suggests that the infiltration of wi fi into the world is, in fact, making trees sick and potentially killing them.


D.C. Restricts Masked Protesters
December 1st, 2010

Wearing a mask while protesting outside a residence without telling D.C. police first could now get you arrested, the Washington Examiner reports.


Michelle Obama’s Program to Bring Salad Bars to Schools
December 1st, 2010

Despite Sarah Palin’s (crazy) verbal attacks, Michelle Obama is somehow finding the strength to soldier on and invade our privacy further by… increasing the number of fresh vegetable salad bars in schools.


Animal Welfare Groups Slam Shechita Reversal
December 1st, 2010

Animal welfare organisations are disappointed by the Government’s decision to reverse a ban on the kosher killing of chickens, saying the practice is inhumane.


Activists Had Foie Gras Removed from Cambridge Food Benefit
December 1st, 2010

Foie gras items will be scrapped from the menu of a food benefit in Cambridge on Wednesday after an animal rights group protested on grounds of animal cruelty.


Airports Stop PETA Vegan Poster At Security
December 1st, 2010

People at Tiny Green Bubble thought that PETA’s playful take on the benefits of a vegan diet and the ridiculous consternation about security body scans at U.S. airports was incredibly effective–and funny.


Animal Neglect Case Continues
December 1st, 2010

The defense is expected to present evidence today in the case of a Staunton dog breeder who faces dozens of animal-neglect charges.


Anti-Fur Movement Takes On DKNY’s Facebook Page
December 1st, 2010

Some PETA anti-fur protesters organized themselves (and their profile pictures) to make a statement on DKNY’s wall on Facebook. Hilarious.


‘Dancing with Stars’ and ‘Big Bang’ Stars Support Animal Rights
December 1st, 2010

Do you want to help out animals currently in shelters around the country? If so, then you should follow the lead of people such as the stars of “The Big Bang Theory” and “Dancing with the Stars.”


Scottish Beaver Trapping Plan Angers Animal Activists
December 1st, 2010

The plan is an “urgent campaign” to capture twenty beavers that, after escaping from private beaver collections have colonized in rivers and lochs and are now free breeding beavers in the wild.


Stars Take the Side of Animals
December 1st, 2010

Celebrities have their passions and causes too, just like the rest of us. PETA, the organization, has always managed to get celebrities to be the face of its ads.


Has CoverGirl Stopped Testing On Animals?
December 1st, 2010

For years CoverGirl has faced the wrath of animal rights groups for their shameless animal testing methods. Have they finally seen the error of their ways?


Labels Focus of Lawsuit Against Perdue
December 1st, 2010

A new class action lawsuit accuses Perdue Farms Inc. of practicing false advertising by labeling some products as “humanely raised” — a description that, according to the plaintiff, contradicts the manner in which the company’s birds are raised and slaughtered.


Animal Rights Activists Protest at Fashion Valley Mall
December 1st, 2010

Activists protested the sale of fur at the crowded Fashion Valley mall on the afternoon of November 26, designated “Fur Free Friday” by more than one animal-rights group.


Egypt’s Factory Farming Threatens Social Strife in a Hungry Country
December 1st, 2010

Egyptians like their meat. They eat a lot of it. In order to maintain their daily, often multiple-times-per-day hunger for it, factory farming has entered the country.


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