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Headlines - June, 2012

Saturday June 30, 2012

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US Agency Gave Nuclear Industry 'Sweet Deal': Documents
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Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi Sworn In
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World Leaders Struggle Over Syria Solution at Geneva Talks

Friday June 29, 2012

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200,000 Protest in Japan Ahead of Nuclear Restart
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US Coast Guard Creates 'Protest-Free Zone' in Alaska Oil Drilling Zone
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'Heat... Fire... Disaster': What Climate Change Looks Like
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Kucinich: US Drone Program Is ‘Vigilantism Conducted by Robots’
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Spain and Italy Hold Fast, Germany Bends in Eurozone Deal
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Report: Global Beef Demand Leading to Deforestation, Global Warming
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Sumatran Orangutans Being 'Extinguished' by Palm Oil Push
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Crackdown in Sudan Continues as Anti-Austerity Protests Rage On

Thursday June 28, 2012

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Fukushima Radiation at Record High
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Affordable Care Act Upheld: Mandate Deemed Constitutional
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Student Loan Costs to Increase by $20 Billion Despite Interest Rate 'Deal'
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House Votes to Put AG Holder in Contempt of Congress
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Rhode Island Enacts Nation's First 'Homeless Bill of Rights'
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Quebec Court Rejects Students' Challenge to Bill 78
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Assange Handed Extradition Notice, Requested to Return to Police Custody
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SCOTUS Aside, Progressives Champion 'Medicare for All'
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Exxon CEO: Global Climate Change 'Manageable'; 'Engineering' Can Fix It

Wednesday June 27, 2012

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Arctic Sea Ice at Lowest June Level Ever
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UK Accuses Israel of Violating Rights of Palestinian Children
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Support for Assange Surges
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Austerity Pushes Greece Closer to Edge of Chaos Ahead of European Summit
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Stockton, Calif. Set to Be Largest U.S. City to Declare Bankruptcy
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Obama Administration OKs Portion of TransCanada's Tar Sands Pipeline
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Mexican Media Scandal Hits Tumultuous Presidential Election
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Leading Intellectuals Call for 'Global Democracy' to Challenge Corporate Globalization
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US Policy in Yemen Short-Sighted and Dangerous, say Experts
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'Epic' Fire Forces Tens of Thousands to Flee in Colorado

Tuesday June 26, 2012

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Small Town Police Amass 'Battlefield-Grade Arsenals' in New Federal Program
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Clean Air Win: Court Upholds EPA's Greenhouse Gas Rules
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Criminalization of Drug Use Fuels the Global HIV/AIDS Pandemic: Report
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ACLU: The Government’s Pseudo-Secrecy Snow Job on Targeted Killing
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SCOTUS Ruling to Fuel Movement to Amend Constitution
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BP Gulf Oil Disaster Further Choked Long-Attacked Wetlands
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Amazon Indians Occupy Belo Monte Dam Site in Brazil
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Bradley Manning Defense Claims Victory over Bid for Withheld Evidence
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Letter From Prominent Americans Urges Ecuador to Accept Assange Asylum Request
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Seismologists Warn Japan Against Nuclear Restart
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Taliban Leader Bans Polio Vaccinations in Protest at US Drone Campaign

Monday June 25, 2012

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Supreme Court Upholds Citizens United; Tightens Corporate Stranglehold on Campaign Finance
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Supreme Court Upholds Arizona's Racial Profiling Law
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Jimmy Carter: US Foreign Policy Since 9/11 Has Been 'Catastrophic' for Global Human Rights
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Sudan Cracks Down as Protests Over Austerity Grow
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Climate Change: Waiting for a Catastrophic Wake-Up Call
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Supreme Court Strikes Down Mandatory Life Without Parole for Juveniles
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Studies: Rising Oceans to Wreak Havoc this Century
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Koch Brothers Hope to Raise Even More Funds at Secretive Right-Wing Gathering

Sunday June 24, 2012

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Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood's Morsi Declared Winner
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Food Safety Up Against Biotech Giants
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Bradley Manning Lawyer: US Trying to Prevent Fair Trial for Soldier
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University of Virginia President's Ouster Reveals Corporate Control Of Public Education

Saturday June 23, 2012

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Pension Giant Dumps $73 Million Caterpillar Stock Over Israel Ties
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Iranian General: Military Strike Would Be the End of Israel
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Tensions Soar Ahead of Egypt Election Result

Friday June 22, 2012

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Rio+20: A Crisis is a Terrible Thing to Waste
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Can Vermonters Win Single Payer?
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Call for Ray Bradbury to be Honored with '451' Internet Censored Message
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High Court Produces a Politics Of, By and For Corporations
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Many Factions, One Demand in Tahrir Square: 'Down with Military Rule!'
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Senate Approves New Farm Bill
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Uncertainty Over Fate of Assange's Asylum Plea
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Israeli Air Strike Breaks Truce, Growing Casualties in Week of Violence
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Arkansas Supreme Court: Execution Law Unconstitutional
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Kabul Hotel Assault Ends After 12-Hour Siege

Thursday June 21, 2012

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Rio+20 Fail: Youth Lead Walkout of UN Summit
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Strike! UK Doctors Take Day Off in Austerity Protest
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Time to End the 'Conspiracy of Silence Over Drone Attacks': UN Investigator
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Greenpeace Launches 'Unprecedented' Campaign to 'Save the Arctic'
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Injection Wells: The Poison Beneath Us
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Obama White House Rejects Request for Targeted Killing Docs
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More than 10,000 High School Chilean Students March for 'Free Education'
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Death Knell for ACTA?
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Report: CIA Supplying Syrian Opposition with Arms
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Assange's Asylum Fate to be Decided Today
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House to Vote on Effort to Preempt EPA Regulation of Coal Ash
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'NATO 3' Indicted on Terror Charges for Alleged Plot to Attack Chicago Sites
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In Egypt, a President Without Power

Wednesday June 20, 2012

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Nancy Pelosi Slams Contempt Vote: 'I Could Have Arrested Karl Rove ... But We Didn't'
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Tar Sands Crude Spill in Alberta Leaves Albertans in Toxic Wake Again
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Rio+20 Kicks Off
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Vandana Shiva: 'Making Peace With the Earth Is a Survival Imperative'
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US, Israel behind Flame Virus Cyber-Attack on Iran, US Officials Confirm
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Will Obama Administration Come Clean on Its Killer Drone Program?
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Report: Public Sector Austerity Crushing Economies Locally and Nationally
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Change.org Drops Michelle Rhee Group Under Pressure From Progressives
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Obama Asserts Executive Privilege in Bid to Forestall AG Holder's Contempt Vote
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Assange's Bid for Asylum, Day Two

Tuesday June 19, 2012

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Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Seeking Asylum in Ecuador
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Furious Greenpeace Moves to 'War Footing' at Rio+20
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Thousands of Women Slam Rio+20's 'Green Capitalism'
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Mubarak Critical: Survives in 'Coma' On Life Support
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UN Investigator Blasts US Drone Program
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Greek 'Rage' the Best 'Weapon' Against European Austerity: Tsipras
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Historic Act Introduced for Mountaintop Removal Moratorium
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House Financial Services Committee Hearing: JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon Fields Questions From Financial Friends
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Japanese Gov't Hid Radiation Information from Public
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Earth's Defenders Being Murdered at Increasingly Alarming Rate
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US Shortchanged Native American Tribes by Millions, Supreme Court Rules
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'Twitter Storm' Calls for End to $1 Trillion in Public Subsidies for Dirty Fossil Fuels

Monday June 18, 2012

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US To Egypt's Military: Hand Over Power or Lose US Aid
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"Re-Invent the World": Rio+20 People's Summit Gathers Pace
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Greece's Syriza Party Vows to Fight After Close Second-Place Finish
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Major Design Flaws Uncovered at Calif. Nuclear Plant; Watchdog Groups Petition for Closure
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G-20 Protesters Call for Alternatives to Austerity
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Socialists Win Complete Majority of French Parliament in Historic Elections

Sunday June 17, 2012

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Is the Secret War in Yemen and Somalia Secret No Longer?
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Israeli Soldier Holds Hunger Strike in Solidarity With Palestinians in Detention
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Rodney King Dead at 47
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Disenchanted Egyptians Spoil Their Ballots
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Polls Show Greek Left, Right Candidates Neck and Neck

Saturday June 16, 2012

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Global Eyes on Greece as It Prepares for Austerity-Deciding Election
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Burmese Pro-Democracy Leader Suu Kyi Accepts Nobel Peace Prize 21 Years After Award
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UN Suspends Syria Mission
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Egyptians Boycott Elections or Choose Between Islamist or 'Mubarak Lite'

Friday June 15, 2012

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Why the Economy Has Only Recovered for the One Percent
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German Newspaper's Election Endorsement Sparks Greek Uproar
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Suzuki: 'Absurd' to Let Corporations Profit in Name of 'Saving Planet'
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Obama to Stop Deportations of Undocumented Youth
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Michigan Lawmaker Banned From Speaking After Saying 'Vagina' in Abortion Legislation Debate
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Austerity in Ohio: State's Most Vulnerable—including 40,000 Children—To Be Kicked Off Poverty Assistance
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Public Outcry, Calls for Election Boycott Grow After 'Counter-Revolutionary Coup' in Egypt
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Wal-mart PR Officer Posed as Journalist to Spy on Union Workers
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Activists Aren’t Mourning Obama’s Absence at Rio Summit

Thursday June 14, 2012

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Report: Gaza's Water 'Unfit to Drink'
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'Military Coup' in Egypt as Court Dissolves Parliament
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Britain's Supreme Court Refuses Julian Assange Appeal Bid
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Charting the Cozy Connections between JP Morgan and the Senate Banking Committee
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Arizona Latinos Prepare for Civil Disobedience as Supreme Court Reviews Immigration Law
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FDA Moves (Slowly) Towards BPA Ban for Infant Formula Packaging
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Japan One Step Closer to Nuclear Restart; Reactors Likely to be Turned On by Weekend
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Report: Banks, Financial Institutions Still Funding Cluster Bomb-Making Companies with Billions of Dollars
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Expanding US "Shadow War" In Africa Builds Spy Network

Wednesday June 13, 2012

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US Drone Program Fuels Global Dismay with Obama Presidency
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US Trade Agreement Leak Reveals 'Radical New Powers' for Multinational Corporations
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Whistleblower Bradley Manning Thanks Supporters
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Obama to Skip Rio Earth Summit
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Greek's Leftist Leader Holds Firm Against Fear-Mongering Ahead of Crucial Elections
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Protesters Shout 'Jamie Dimon is a Crook' at JPMorgan Senate Hearing
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We're Number 88! We're Number 88! US Ranked Low on Global Peace Index
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Scores Dead in Spate of Bombings, Shootings Across Iraq
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Johnson & Johnson 19th Company, 23rd Private Sector Member, to Cut Ties with ALEC

Tuesday June 12, 2012

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Federal Reserve Directors' Banks and Businesses Took $4 Trillion in Bailouts: Report
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America's Love Affair With the Motor Car Is Running on Empty
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Nobel Prize-Winner Elinor Ostrom Dies at 78
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Chicago Teachers Union Votes 90 per cent in Favor of Strike
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'Lost Decade' for US Middle Class, says Economist
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DOJ Showdown over Florida Voter Purge Escalates
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Over 1300 Fukushima Residents Demand Nuclear Officials Face Jail
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Wikileaks' Assange Appeals UK Extradition Decision
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Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Guantánamo Cases
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More Austerity Won't Solve European Crisis, says UN
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In Moscow, Tens of Thousands Take to Street to Decry Putin Rule

Monday June 11, 2012

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Talks Meltdown: US-Pakistan Relations Crumbling Further
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Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps CEO Arrested in White House Hemp Protest
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Squeezing Africa Dry: Behind Every Land Grab Is a Water Grab
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Greece's 'Potato Movement' Grows in Power
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90,000 Protest Candidate, Media Corruption ahead of Elections in Mexico
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Japan State-Wide Nuclear Restart on the Horizon
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Spain's Bailout Prompts Greek Fury
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Key Member of Obama Economic Team Facing Felony Hit-and-Run Charges

Sunday June 10, 2012

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In a World of Super PACs, Mitt Romney Rules
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Afghan Officials Warn US over Attack That Killed 18 Civilians
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Cleanup of Latest Canadian Oil Spill Will Take Months
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Monsanto’s Genetically-Modified “DroughtGard” Corn Barely a Drop in the Bucket

Saturday June 9, 2012

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Greece's Tsipras: Spain's Bailout Proves Austerity 'Disastrous'
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Probe Launched Over White House Intelligence Leaks
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Egypt Transition on Brink of Collapse
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Media Amplify Obama's Comments On Private Sector, Ignore Romney's Attack On Public Workers
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Against Assault, Intimidation Women Press On for 'New Egypt'
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FEMEN Activists, Calling Attention to Illegal Sex Trade, Arrested in Poland

Friday June 8, 2012

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Rio+20 Earth Summit: Leaked Draft Portends Another Failed Climate Summit
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Israel Plans Giant Detention Center for African Migrants
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Judge Allows 'Vague' Bradley Manning Charges to Stand
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Canadian Pipeline Spills Crude Oil into Major River
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Killer Insect Virus Helping to Decimate World's Bee Population
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Oceans in Peril as World Oceans Day Marked
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'Hot Spring': Record Temps Herald Era of Warmer World
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Big Tobacco Cash Floods California Election; Results Still 'Too Close to Call'
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Republicans Vote to Block Transparency on Political Ads
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'All-Out Civil War' Looms in Syria, Kofi Annan Says

Thursday June 7, 2012

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Earth Facing Imminent Environmental 'Tipping Point': Report
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UN Human Rights Commissioner Questions Legality of US Drones
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Bradley Manning Defense Allowed Access to Crucial Documents
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Florida Defies DOJ Call to Halt Voter Purge
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Greek Neo-Nazi MP Assaults Leftist Rivals on Live Television
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Defense of Marriage Act Found Unconstitutional in Federal Court, Again
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Attacking Iran Likely Counter-Productive, Think Tank Warns
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Is Occupy Wall Street Dead?
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Solomon: Race for Congress Still 'Wide Open'

Wednesday June 6, 2012

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Afghan Children Dead After US Air Assault: Report
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Ex-CIA Official Slams Obama's 'Indiscriminate' Use of Drones
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Norman Solomon's Campaign Says: The Race Not Over; 'Extremely Close'
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Bradley Manning Pre-Trial Opens, Defense Seeks 10 Count Dismissal
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Echoing Quebec's 'Law 78' Russian Parliament Passes 'Draconian' Anti-Protest Law
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CIA ‘Revives Attacks on Rescuers’ in Pakistan
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US Rejected 2005 Iranian Offer Ensuring No Nuclear Weapons

Tuesday June 5, 2012

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Experts Tell Congress: Support Healthy Food System, Not Big Ag
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Walker Evades Recall in Wisconsin
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GOP Kills Paycheck Fairness Act, Equal Pay for Women
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Marriage Equality Advocates Applaud 9th Circuit Decision on California's Prop 8.
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California Primary: Norman Solomon Vying to Replace US Rep. Lynn Woolsey
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BP is an Enemy of Academic Freedom: Scientists
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Rallies Across Egypt Today with Calls to 'Renew Revolution'
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European 'Virus' Spreads as Markets Close Doors to Spain
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24 Policies to End the Earth Emergency

Monday June 4, 2012

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Canadian Websites Go Dark for 'Black Out Speak Out Day'
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US Drone Blitz on Pakistan Continues
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Bradley Manning Lawyer: US Government Refusing to Disclose 250,000 Pages Relevant to Case
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Ben and Jerry’s Co-founder: Time to Occupy Dollar Bills
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Pakistani Police Confiscate Assault Weapons from US Diplomats
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Fewer but Newer Nuclear Arms Deemed Future Threat

Sunday June 3, 2012

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Egypt Protesters Continue New Occupation of Tahrir
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Thousands Continue Protest in Montreal after Government, Student Talks Fail
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Israel Reneges on Hunger Strike Agreement, Palestinian Prisoners May Renew Strike
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Weekend Drone Toll up to 12 in Pakistan

Saturday June 2, 2012

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Protests Erupt Across Egypt After Surprise Mubarak Verdict
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In Extreme Wildfire Season, Budget Cuts Put Communities in Danger
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US To Heavily Increase Warships in Asia

Friday June 1, 2012

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For an Ailing Planet, the Cure Already Exists
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Obama Ordered Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran: NYT
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Greek Leftists Lead Poll; Vow to Kill Bailout, Nationalize Banks
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Public Outrage as Japan Officials Push Nuclear Restart
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Citizens United Unleashed in Wisconsin Recall
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Dismal Jobs Reports Driven by Continued Cuts to Public Sector, say Analysts
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US Steps Up 'Largely Clandestine' Action in Yemen
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Canada, Last Holdout, Drops Opposition to Water as Human Right
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America has No Interest in Wikileaks' Assange, says US Ambassador to Australia
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Quebec Government Walks Out on Student Negotiations

June 2012