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Headlines - February, 2012

Wednesday February 29, 2012

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Naomi Klein: 'If You Take Climate Change Seriously, You Have to Throw Out the Free-Market Playbook'
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Education Cuts Spur Huge Student Protests Across Spain
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Hezbollah says Attack on Iran Would Set Middle East Ablaze
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Victory: Grassroots Pressure Leads to Closure of Two Highly Polluting Coal Plants in Chicago
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Shut Down the Corporations! Occupy Groups Target ALEC
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Wikileaks: US Dept. of Homeland Security Kept File on Occupy Wall Street
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Gitmo Plea Deal May Speed Prosecutions; Does Not Address Torture, Indefinite Detention

Tuesday February 28, 2012

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Antarctic Ocean Alliance Calls for World's Largest Marine Reserve
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Child Advocates Slam Greenwashing of Seuss' Beloved 'Lorax'
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Report: US Has 'Secret Indictment' Against Wikileaks' Assange
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Greenpeace: Fukushima Disaster Caused by Japan's Nuclear Authorities, Not Tsunami
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Wall Street Fights Back Against Bid to Curb Oil Speculation
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Israeli Officials: Israel Won't Warn U.S. Before Attacking Iran
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Police Dismantle Occupy London Camp
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Millions Join Strikes Across India Demanding Reforms

Monday February 27, 2012

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There Will Be Fire: The 'Carbon Bomb' 'Waiting to Be Ignited'
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White House Vows to 'Expedite' New Pipeline Proposal
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WikiLeaks Publishes 5 Million 'Shadow CIA' E-Mails
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Monsanto Wins Lawsuit While Food Justice Advocates 'Occupy' Food System
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Seven Greenpeace Activists Arrested for Blocking Arctic-Bound Drilling Vessel

Sunday February 26, 2012

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US Supreme Court to Weigh Foreigners' Suits vs. Corporations
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Drone Makers Cash In as Other Nations, US Police Enter Market
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Huge Anti-Putin Human Chain Protest Encircles Moscow

Saturday February 25, 2012

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Privatization Derailed Argentina’s Rail System
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US Spies See No Evidence of Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program
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2 US Officers Killed as Anti-US Protests Rage for 5th Day
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Second NY Judge Rules: Towns Can Block Fracking
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In Their Own Words: Occupy Oakland According to City Officials

Friday February 24, 2012

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Global Day of Action: Occupy Our Food Supply
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Postal Service Cuts a Path to Privatization, say Critics
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'Anonymous' Targets Private Prison System in Latest Hack
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Number of Children Living Amid Poverty Has Surged This Decade: Study
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Green Group Sues State Department for Not Disclosing Tar Sands Pipeline Lobbyists’ Communications
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Russian PM Warns of Western 'Regime Change' in Iran
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Monsanto Reaches 'Agent Orange' Settlement With US Victims
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Outrage Fuels Continued Protest in Afghanistan

Thursday February 23, 2012

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Texas Throws Women Under the Bus -- Again
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Workers Strike Deal, End Occupation of Closing Factory
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Economists Predict 'No Gain, More Pain' for Greece
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Bill Gates: We Need Genetically Modified Seeds
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Report: Half a Million Afghans Flee Fighting but Head to Starvation and Death
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Deadly Attacks Across Iraq Leave Scores Dead
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Updated: Alleged US Army Whistleblower, Bradley Manning, Arraigned
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Outrage Continues in Afghanistan; Two US Soldiers Killed
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EU Vote on Canadian Tar Sands Ends in Stalemate

Wednesday February 22, 2012

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Chicagoans Protest Mayor Emanuel's Corporate School Plan
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Wall Street Oil Speculation Driving Surge in Gas Prices
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Silencing of Women on Women’s Health Continues
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UC Davis Faces Lawsuit for Occupy Protest Pepper Spray Incident
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Police Fire on Anti-US Protesters in Afghanistan
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Judge Affirms NY Town's Right to Ban Fracking
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Swedish Paper: WikiLeaks to Reveal Swedish Foreign Minister Bildt as US 'Spy'
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Warrantless Surveillance?: Gov't Subpoenas OWS Activist's Twitter Records
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In Wake of Global Protests, ACTA Heads to Court

Tuesday February 21, 2012

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Greenpeace from the Rooftop: 'Do Not Drill in the Arctic'
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With Greece's Final Austerity Deal Reached, the 'Gruesome Bleeding Process' Continues
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Occupy Movement Targets Corporate Interest Group with Ties to Legislators
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Israel to Release Palestinian After 66-Day Hunger Strike
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Iran Vows to Launch Preemptive Strike If Attack on Them Imminent
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Deception Aside, Scientist Who Leaked Heartland Docs Called 'Hero'
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Report: Global Repression of Journalists Hits 15-Year High
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Spanish Police Continue Brutality on Fifth Day of Protests Against Education Cuts
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France to EU: Stop Monsanto's Corn

Monday February 20, 2012

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'Perpetual Growth Myth' Leading World to Meltdown: Experts
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'It's Going to Be War': First Nations Battle Canadian Tar Sands
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Seasick: Dead Sea Otters, the Canaries in a Coal Mine of 'Sick Seas'
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Australian Cancer Survivor Fights to Stop Gene Ownership
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US/UK Military Chiefs Urge Against 'Destabilizing' Israel Strike
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Thich Nhat Hanh: Connect With and Love Mother Earth to Heal the Planet
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U.S. Legacy in Afghanistan: Giant Prisons

Sunday February 19, 2012

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Greeks Rally Against Final Wave of Austerity
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Muslim Students Across Northeast Monitored by NYPD
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Massive Crowds as Spaniards Protest Stripping of Labor Rights

Saturday February 18, 2012

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Canadian Government is 'Muzzling Its Scientists'
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Pakistan Vows To Stand with Iran if US, Israel Attack
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'We Are All Greeks Now' Rallies in Europe, US

Friday February 17, 2012

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Mortgage Settlement 'Whitewash': US Taxpayers Will Pay for Big Bank Settlement
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Obama DOJ Tries to Insulate Warrantless Wiretapping Law
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Updated: Iran Nuclear Coverage Echoes Iraq War Media Frenzy
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'Journalist without Peer': Anthony Shadid Dies at 43 in Syria
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Anonymous Hacktivists Step Up Anti-ACTA Offensive
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Thousands Rally in Gaza, Hunger Striker Sparks Political 'Imagination'
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Moving Backwards: Despite Fukushima Disaster, World Moves Towards More Nuclear Power
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Willie Nelson Says 'Occupy the Food System'

Thursday February 16, 2012

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Wikileaks Banned From UN Conference on Wikileaks
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Austerity in Greece: The 'Shock Therapy' Killing the Patient
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Israel To Demolish Palestinian Solar Energy Program
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Transcanada Pushes Eminent Domain for Its Tar Sands Pipeline
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'I Don’t Know Why I Signed': ACTA Support Tanks
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Olympic Committee: Dow Not Responsible for Bhopal Tragedy
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Heartland Claims 'Fraud' Over Leaked Documents, Offers Scant Evidence

Wednesday February 15, 2012

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'Global Square': Wikileaks-Backed Activist Platform Launching in March
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Iran Improves Nuclear Program, Requests Talks With U.N. Security Council
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Documents Reveal Plans, Funders and Goals of 'Climate Denial' Machine
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Democracy 'On the Chopping Block' Under Michigan's 'Emergency Management'
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Report: One in Four Children Afflicted With Malnutrition
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Hundreds of Nonprofits Out Cash After Fiscal Sponsor Scam
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Push To Privatize US Prisons Lurks in Corporate Investment Scheme
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Honduras: 375 Minimum-Security Prisoners Die in Prison Farm Fire

Tuesday February 14, 2012

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Fukushima Nuclear Plant at High Risk for Major Earthquake
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'Climate Deniers' Follow 'Creationists' to Undermine Public Education
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Greeks Worry That a Future of Austerity is No Future at All
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Anonymous Targets US Tear Gas Maker, Marking Bahraini Crackdown Anniversary
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McDonald's Move to Ban Pig Gestational Crates Good Step, Not Enough
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West Continues Quiet Support as Bahrain Suppresses Dissent
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Occupy Protesters Sue NYC over Pepper Spray Incident
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Pentagon Wants $3 Billion for 'Ended' Iraq War
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Apple Inc. Launches Labor Conditions 'Audit' in China Factories

Monday February 13, 2012

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Groups Galvanize Against US Senate with 24 Hour 'Signature Bomb'
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Iris Photographs by Police, Not So Optional, Occupiers Among Others Subjected
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Bombings Target Israelis in Both India and Georgia
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Gay Marriage Signed into Law in Washington State, Passes Senate in New Jersey
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Greece in Flames After Austerity Measures Pass
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US-Backed Bahraini Forces Suppress Protesters in Anniversary Demonstrations
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Court: Monsanto Guilty of Chemical Poisoning in France

Sunday February 12, 2012

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Fears Growing as Fukushima Reactor Temperature Rising
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'Despair' in Greece as Germany Says: Cut More

Saturday February 11, 2012

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Is 'Prescription for Disaster' Our 'Most Optimistic' Climate Future?
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Egyptians Stage Day of Disobedience, Demand "Down With Military Rule!"
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Tens of Thousands Across Europe Protest Against ACTA
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Thousands March Against Nuclear Power in Japan

Friday February 10, 2012

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Eastward No! Enviros Warn of Tar Sands Heading to Maine Coast
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Anonymous Hits CIA Website
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Greeks Compare Austerity to 'Dictatorship' as 48 Hour Strike Begins
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President Obama Makes 'Accommodation' on Birth Control Policy
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People Show Support for Ousted Maldives President; US Backtracks on Coup Stance
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Report: Saudi Arabia Says Will Buy Nuclear Weapon if Iran Tests A-Bomb
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'Hose Streets? Our Streets!' Belgian Firefighters Turn Their Ire (and Hoses) on Austerity
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ACTA Backlash Grows: Germany Delays Vote, Day of Global Protest Tomorrow
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Nearing Imminent Death, Palestinian Hunger Striker Continues Protest Against Israeli Military Justice System

Thursday February 9, 2012

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In Egypt, Activists Prepare for General Strike, Military Increases Tanks in Streets
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US Recognizes Maldives Government That Ousted Democratically Elected Nasheed
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Greek Unions Protest "Barbaric" Austerity Cuts, Vow "There Will Be Social Uprising"
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Bank Bailout 2: Obama Lets Mortgage Abusers Off the Hook
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With New Plants Approved, Anti-Nuke Coalition Readies for Fight
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30,000 Domestic Drones to Fill Our Skies, Civil Liberties at Risk
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Judge: Whales Are 'Non-Persons,' So Seaworld's 'Enslavement' OK
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'Flash Occupation' of Los Angeles Banks Planned Today
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Washington State Headed Towards Legalizing Gay Marriage
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U.S. Military Beefing Up Its Asia/Pacific Presence
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US Drone War Resumes in Pakistan

Wednesday February 8, 2012

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Report: 'Super PACs Are Kryptonite for US Democracy'
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Emails Show Panic Within US Nuke Agency in Wake of Fukushima Disaster
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President of Maldives, Climate Crusader, Ousted in Coup
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Final Debt Talks in Greece Stall
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Obama Wavering In Face of Anti-contraception Pressure
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In Lead-Up to Mass Protests in Chicago, Illinois Ban on Recording Police Challenged

Tuesday February 7, 2012

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US Paints False Picture of Afghan War: US Army Officer
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California's Anti-Gay Marriage Prop 8 Ruled Unconstitutional
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Monsanto, Agent Orange Creator, Returns To Vietnam
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Nerve Gas To Be Used for Crowd Control in the UK?
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As BP Profits Gush Skywards, Deal May Be Cut to Allow BP to Avoid Trial
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Poll: Most Canadians Oppose Fracking
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General Strike Hits Greece as Leaders' Austerity Meeting Postponed Again

Monday February 6, 2012

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ACTA: Europe Braced for Protests Over Anti-Piracy Treaty
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Sea Mammals of War: Next Stop - Iran?
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Syrian Violence Escalates as Global Deliberation Continues
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The Millions Funding Geoengineering
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Temperature Soars Mysteriously Inside Fukushima Nuclear Reactor
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For Greece, It's Austerity -- or Else

Sunday February 5, 2012

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Obama's Drone Program Includes Targeting Rescuers and Funerals
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Turkey: Israeli Attack on Iran 'Would Be Disaster'
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Scientists: Arctic Melting Leading to Europe's Freeze
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Canadians Fight Tar Sands Pipeline
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Occupy Groups, Labor Unions Hope to Capture Super Bowl Audience

Saturday February 4, 2012

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Report: Civilian Deaths at Record High in US-Occupied Afghanistan
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Syria: Hundreds Killed, Injured in Homs; Russia, China Veto UN Resolution
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DC Police Raid Occupy Encampment in Washington
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Whistleblower Bradley Manning Will Face Military Court Martial

Friday February 3, 2012

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Censorship U? Arizona State Downs Site After Tuition Petition
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New England Town Meetings To Challenge Corporate Personhood
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War on Iran? Most American, Israeli Citizens Oppose
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'Anonymous' Hacks FBI/Scotland Yard Call on 'Anonymous Hacking'
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Bird Population in Collapse Near Fukushima
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Capitol Hill Scrambles To Save Military Spending After Debt Deal
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28 Dead Across Syria as Protesters Attempt to Commemorate Hama Massacre
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Jobs Report Encouraging, More Stimulus Needed: Economists
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Susan G. Komen Foundation Backs Down, Will Continue Funding Planned Parenthood

Thursday February 2, 2012

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Drumbeats of War: Israel says Iranian Missiles Aimed at US
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Nobel Peace Prize Jury Under Investigation
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ACLU Suit Demands Release of US Government's 'Assassination Memos'
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States Don't Want to Be Dumping Ground for Fracking Fluids
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Report: Global Land Grab Efforts Will Lead to "Widespread Civil Unrest"
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IMF Official: Austerity Policies Hurting Greece
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The Rapidly Expanding, Secret 'No-Fly List'
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Citing 'Israel Bias' Palestinians Greet UN Chief with Shoes in Gaza
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Assange Court Hearing: Day Two

Wednesday February 1, 2012

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Wall Street Journal Slammed for Giving Platform to Climate Change Deniers
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Unplanned Shutdown of California's San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant
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'Gasland' Film Director Arrested at US Capitol Hearing
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Super PAC Power: The 0.1% Buying Our Elections
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Hawkish Group Report Pushes for Military Action Against Iran
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Anti-Choice Bullying in Congress Threatens Planned Parenthood Cancer Programs
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Wikileaks Founder Faces Extradition; Shadows of US Intention Loom
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Mitt '1%' Romney: "I'm Not Concerned with the Very Poor"
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Iraq Executes 17 in One Day Despite UN Rebuke

February 2012