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Archive for August, 2011 :


U.S. Prisons Turned Into “Training Grounds” for Radical Muslims
August 31st, 2011

Could there be truth to reports that U.S. prisons are being turned into training grounds to radicalize Muslims? Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, believes so.


Missouri Voters to Decide on Water Fluoridation
August 31st, 2011

The much-debated topic of fluoride in the City of Bolivar’s water supply could be decided by voters.


City Manager: Stop Water Fluoridation
August 31st, 2011

For years the City of College Station has been putting fluoride in the water to help fight tooth decay, but it’s a practice they might be stopping.


Is the Media In Connivance With Russia to Trap the US?
August 31st, 2011

An article in the Christian Science Monitor is an indication that the media support the “treaty trap” option favoring the Russians and not the building of any new icebreakers to counter the Russian advantage.


City Code Amendments Seek to Increase Protection Of Cats
August 31st, 2011

The City Council of San Antoio, Tx is scheduled to vote on proposed changes to the Chapter 5 ordinance on Thursday. Some last-minute changes to the proposal have pacified animal rights groups.


Animal-Rights Protesters Demonstrate Outside Circus
August 31st, 2011

More than 100 animal-rights activists assembled outside Matthew Knight Arena on the University of Oregon campus Friday evening to protest the first of four Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus shows.


Animal Rights Groups Call for Legislation Against ‘Captive Hunts’
August 31st, 2011

The way some of those captive hunts are conducted is sparking national debate among hunters, conservationists, politicians and animal rights groups.


Scientist Who Exposed Climate Threat to Polar Bears Is Suspended
August 31st, 2011

In the guise of “integrity inquiry” the US government tries to silence an Arctic Scientist to protect the oil firms wanting for Arctic permits.


Arctic Claimants “Agree” on Certain Points
August 31st, 2011

In spite of their strong claims over the Arctic, the claimant states came to a consensus on certain Arctic policies to abide with.


Canada Still Not Ready to Secure Arctic Region
August 31st, 2011

In spite of its claims, Canada is still far back behind in securing its Arctic region.


‘Cooperatives Aren’t Charity’
August 25th, 2011

Kanya D’Almeida interviews BRIAN VAN SLYKE, founder of a worker-owned cooperative.


Smart Americans Want GMO’s to be Labeled
August 25th, 2011

Efforts to make California the first state to require mandatory labeling of all genetically modified foods sold in the state are underway with growing support from organizations including the Organic Consumers Association and the Right2Know March.


California Residents Protest Police Brutality
August 23rd, 2011

California residents take to the streets to protest against police brutality after a mentally-ill homeless man had been beaten to death by law enforcement.


Time to End NATO’s War in Libya
August 22nd, 2011

Whether Gaddafi goes or not, this costly intervention has thwarted peace talks and betrayed its ‘humanitarian’ mission.


Madrid Protest Against Pope Visit Ends In Clashes
August 18th, 2011

Thousands of Spaniards protested against the visit of the pope to Madrid today. Clashes between protesters and police led to six arrests and 11 wounded.


Thousands of Chinese Revolt Against State Authority
August 18th, 2011

Beijing fears an uprising of the masses as angry men set fire to police cars, attack officials and build barricades in the southwest of China.


15-M Movement Shakes The System
August 18th, 2011

A reporter for El País spent a week at the heart of the #spanishrevolution, and wrote this incredible piece.


Protests Against Obama’s Police State
August 16th, 2011

Democracy activists are trying to push back the police state and the erosion of democracy and freedom.


The Missing Truth in the BP Oil Disaster
August 16th, 2011

Millions of Americans have been made sick from BP’s poisoning of the Gulf of Mexico and surrounding areas – most of them remain sick and are being denied health care.


Climate-Driven Migrants Raise Thorny Legal Issues
August 16th, 2011

As climate change forces massive numbers of people from their homes where will they go and what will happen to them when they get there?


China Praises Brits Internet Censorship Plans
August 16th, 2011

One of the most oppressive countries on Earth has high praise for Britain’s plans to censor social networks after staging riots to win public support for greater oppression.


The Day When Computers Overtake Us
August 15th, 2011

The signs are clear. People and even governments cannot do most things anymore without the aid of a computer. One way or another, machines with Artificial Intelligence (AIs) look set to take over. Should we evolve too?


‘Prison for Cash’ Judge Given 28 Years
August 14th, 2011

The corrupt judge in Pennsylvania that sentenced kids to jail for kickbacks from the prison’s owner was finally sentenced, to only 28 years. Too bad the hundreds of other crooked judges, cops, district attorneys and lawyers have not been prosecuted.


Israel Sabotages UN Racism Conference
August 14th, 2011

The UN has sabotaged its own conference on racism under the orders of Israel, who opposes it.


Where Have Libya’s Children Gone?
August 14th, 2011

NATO Goons are kidnapping and disappearing scores of children in Libya.


White House Using “Secret Law” to Spy on Americans
August 13th, 2011

The Obama administration is using the Patriot Act in new and secret ways to spy on Americans and is blocking Senator’s attempts to expose its crimes.


Navy Vet Sues Donald Rumsfeld for Torture
August 13th, 2011

A suit by a whistleblower is being allowed to proceed against Rumsfeld for torture in Iraq.


US Continues to Lie about Civilian Murders
August 13th, 2011

Another independent research organization has found that America has killed large numbers of civilians, including children with its drones.


Taiwanese Animal Rights Advocates Call for Stoppage of Pig Contest
August 11th, 2011

In what may be an insinuating move towards a debate over freedom of religion against animal rights, advocates are crying foul over a decades-long practice of fattening pigs as part of a Taiwanese religious ceremony.


Outdated Power Plants Harm the Environment
August 9th, 2011

A new report details the damage from outdated once-through cooling systems used by power plants in the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi River, and several others.


More With Less
August 8th, 2011

Reduce, reuse and recycle’ is not enough.


Why is Leonard Peltier in Solitary? Why is He in Prison?
August 5th, 2011

Political prisoner Leonard Peltier continues to live in tortuous and inhumane conditions. He should have been released a long, long time ago for the crime he didn’t commit.


War, Debt and Obama
August 3rd, 2011

Amy Goodman’s thoughts on the debt deception and Obama’s war mongering.


NATO Continues Slaughter of Libyans, Why?
August 3rd, 2011

The US and its allies of evil continue to wage a senseless and illegal war against the people of Libya, just so they can steal the country’s resources and incite more hatred and retaliation.


Monster Murdoch given $27M No-Bid Contract
August 3rd, 2011

Rabid right-wing lunatic Rupert Murdoch was given a lucrative no-bid contract from the state of New York while better companies were denied a chance to bid.


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