Monthly Archives: May 2011

Floods, Droughts Are ‘New Normal’ Of Extreme U.S. Weather Fueled By Climate Change, Scientists Say

REUTERS WASHINGTON (By Deborah Zabarenko) – Heavy rains, deep snowfalls, monster floods and killing droughts are signs of a “new normal” of extreme U.S. weather events fueled by climate change, scientists and government planners said on Wednesday. “It’s a new … Continue reading

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Amazon Deforestation In Brazil Increases Six-Fold, Crisis Center Created To Combat Huge Rise

By MARCO SIBAJA HUFFINGTON POST BRASILIA, Brazil — Brazil has set up a crisis center to combat increased deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, the nation’s environmental minister said Wednesday. Minister Izabella Teixeira said officials had to take action after satellite … Continue reading

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The True Cost of Chevron: Teach-In & Protest

Teach-In 5/23, Protest at Chevron AGM 5/25! Teach-In on the True Cost of Chevron Monday, May 23 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room 2150 Allston Way Berkeley, CA Join  JINN, Emem Okon from the Niger Delta and … Continue reading

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Protesters At JPMorgan Shareholder Meeting Demand Action On Foreclosures, Human Rights

NEW YORK – MAY 18: Protesters hold signs with images of JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon while demonstrating outside JPMorgan Chase’s annual shareholder meeting in downtown Manhattan May 18, 2010 in New York City. The protesters demonstrated against the bank’s … Continue reading

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The Great Switch by the Super Rich

Members and supporters of Welfare Rights Committee stand in front of banner after April 15 “tax the rich” protest. (Fight Back! News/Kim DeFranco) By Robert Reich Forty years ago, wealthy Americans financed the U.S. government mainly through their tax payments. … Continue reading

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SOLUTIONS: Tax The Rich!

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Organ trafficking: ‘Her heart was missing’

By Chris Arsenault Al Jazeera “The common denominator [with theft and “consensual” sales] is profiteering,” he told Al Jazeera. The stories are grim and often impossible to confirm: illicit clinics, corrupt doctors and global networks dealing in human flesh. International organ … Continue reading

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The Obama Deception: Why Cornel West Went Ballistic

By Chris Hedges TruthDig “a black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black puppet of corporate plutocrats. And now he has become head of the American killing machine and is proud of it.” The moral philosopher Cornel West, if … Continue reading

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SOLUTIONS: Hospital Workers, Facing Layoffs, Launch Counterattack On Executives

By Dave Jamieson and Ryan Grim HUFFINGTON POST According to Woodhouse, the union’s research into executive pay at Salinas uncovered the fact that the hospital’s outgoing CEO, Sam Downing, will receive a nearly $4 million payout, most of it in … Continue reading

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Confidential Federal Audits Accuse Five Biggest Mortgage Firms Of Defrauding Taxpayers

By Shahien Nasiripour HUFFINGTON POST The audits conclude that the banks effectively cheated taxpayers by presenting the Federal Housing Administration with false claims: They filed for federal reimbursement on foreclosed homes that sold for less than the outstanding loan balance … Continue reading

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