Archive for November, 2010

Nov 30 2010

December 1, 2010

Coming Up | Published 30 Nov 2010, 2:34 pm | Comments Off on December 1, 2010 -

We’ll analyze the economic crisis in Europe and the massive response on the streets of many European cities by citizens angered by austerity measures. And, understanding the impact of the Department of Defense’s study on the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy. And, a look at Colorlines Magazine’s “Drop the “I” Word” campaign. Plus this week’s edition of the Right Hook. …

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Nov 30 2010

Lowered Expectations in Cancún Climate Talks

Feature Stories | Published 30 Nov 2010, 10:54 am | Comments Off on Lowered Expectations in Cancún Climate Talks -

Climate conference in cancunThe United Nations sponsored conference on climate change began in Cancún, Mexico on Monday. Nearly 200 countries will be negotiating over two weeks in the first global meet-up since the Copenhagen conference in December 2009. The much anticipated Copenhagen summit had begun with high expectations, but ended with a non-binding agreement that was largely derided. There was …

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Nov 30 2010

Latest Wikileaks Release Exposes US Diplomatic Spying

wikileaksIn its third major release of classified information this year, the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks.org released over a quarter of a million classified State Department diplomatic cables, most of them from the years 2006 to 2009. A small number of news organizations including the New York Times, and the Guardian of London were given early access to analyze and publish the …

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Nov 30 2010

Cities Tempted to Ease Budgets Find Out the True Cost of Water Privatization

Feature Stories | Published 30 Nov 2010, 10:53 am | Comments Off on Cities Tempted to Ease Budgets Find Out the True Cost of Water Privatization -

waterFood and Water Watch released a landmark report on Monday titled “Trends in Water Privatization: The Post Recession Economy and the fight for Public Water in the United States”. Cash-strapped localities, from Coatesville, Pennsylvania to Hawthorne, California have been wooed into selling or leasing their water systems for a short-term payoff to relieve budget problems. However Food and Water Watch …

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Nov 30 2010

People’s Marketplace – 11/30/10

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People's MarketplaceWhile pundits and economists worry about Wall Street’s well-being, Americans worry about losing their jobs, paying their bills and the health of the planet. The capitalist marketplace promotes the exploitation of people and natural resources as cheap fixes. But you don’t have to abandon your values to save a buck. Welcome to the People’s Marketplace.

Someone once said, “Give and …

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Nov 30 2010

November 30, 2010

Subversive Thoughts | Published 30 Nov 2010, 10:22 am | Comments Off on November 30, 2010 -

“Privatisation does not mean you take a public institution and give it to some nice person. It means you take a public institution and give it to an unaccountable tyranny.” — Noam Chomsky …

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Nov 29 2010

November 30, 2010

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We’ll cover the latest Wikileaks document release, this time comprising over a quarter million State Department diplomatic cables. And, how cities across California are considering privatizing their water supplies in response to the recession. Plus, a report on the Climate talks in Cancun and this week’s People’s Marketplace. …

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Nov 29 2010

Progressive Blueprint for Economic Recovery, An Alternative To Deficit Commission Recommendations

EPIUnless Congress acts to extend jobless benefits by tomorrow, 2 million Americans expecting their unemployment checks, will not receive them. Congress reconvenes today after a week-long break. However, negotiations over the benefits may be held hostage by lawmakers wishing to extend Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy. Coming just before the holidays, the cut in jobless benefits could impact not …

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Nov 29 2010

“Snorkel Bob” Calls For Saving Reefs, Ending Aquarium Trade, and More

some fishes I have knownThe United Nations Climate Change Conference began today in Cancun, Mexico and will go through December 10th. It follows from the Copenhagen climate conference held last year. While a majority of people around the world are pinning their hopes on more progress in Cancun than in Copenhagen in terms of combating climate change, most of the …

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Nov 29 2010

Mobilizing the Will to Intervene

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frank chalkWhile providing a day for friendship and family togetherness, Thanksgiving is a holiday with roots in a dark period of American history that many describe as a genocide, perpetrated by foreign settlers against the Native American people. But while the definition is clear, the application of the term ‘genocide’ can be highly controversial. Those accused of committing genocide often …

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