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Vermont's Largest City Marks Major Climate Goal
While few local governments have taken any serious steps to address for the pending climate crisis, the city of Burlington, Vermont—home to roughly 42,000 people—now boasts a 100 percent renewable energy supply. Earlier this month, Burlington Electric Department announced the purchase of the 7.4-...
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US Leadership Against Russia Crippled By Its Own Hypocrisy
The fragile ceasefire between the U.S.-backed Ukrainian government and Russian-backed rebels could help pave the way to a peaceful resolution to the conflict—or simply postpone a worsening of the crisis. Unfortunately, Washington’s leadership of international efforts against Russian aggression has...
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Big Brother 3.0: FBI Launches Facial Recognition Program
The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced on Monday that its facial recognition software, Next Generation Identification (NGI), is "fully operational," cementing the launch of a program that civil rights groups warn could risk turning innocent civilians into criminal suspects. "The IPS facial...
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American Empire in the Year 2014: The Great Concentration or the Great Fragmentation?
It’s possible I’ve lived most of my life on the wrong planet -- and if that sounds like the first sentence of a sci-fi novel maybe, in its own way, it is. I thought I knew where I was, of course, but looking back from our helter-skelter world of 2014, I wonder. For most of the last several hundred...
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Women Put A Searing New Game Face On the NFL, Corporate Sponsors Actually Start to Notice
As ever, money talks. With profit-driven carnage the name of its game, little wonder the NFL has been trying to turn a conveniently blind eye to its latest domestic violence scandals: the horrific video of Baltimore Ravens' Ray Rice knocking out his girlfriend and Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson...
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Aiming at Roots of Climate Chaos, 'Flood Wall Street' Targets Capitalism Itself
What does climate change have to do with capitalism? According to " Flood Wall Street " organizers, who are part of a mass people's response to the upcoming United Nations Climate Summit in New York City, the answer is simple: Everything. To illustrate this, thousands of people on Monday, September...
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200,000 Climate Protesters Won’t Stop Corporate Agenda at UN Summit
The United Nations will host dozens of governments, corporations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) during a one-day Climate Summit 2014 in New York on September 23rd but, according to scientists and environmentalists, the meeting will deal mainly with only one limited way of fighting...
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Senate Republicans: No Pay Equity for Women
For the second time this year, Senate Republican have blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act from moving forward. In a procedural vote on Monday, the Act, which would help women achieve protections from gender-based wage discrimination, failed to earn the 60 votes needed. Joining all the Republicans in...
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Naomi Klein: 'Ferocious Love' and the Climate Fight To Come
Timing matters. The calendar is counting. The clock is ticking. The planet is warming. But... people are rising. If there's a way to adequately condense the central tenet of Naomi Klein's new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate , it's the observation that just as the rise of...
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As US Congress Dithers, Obama Expands Bombing
U.S. warplanes bombed targets south-west of Iraq's capital city of Baghdad on Monday, the Pentagon confirmed, marking the beginning of an expanded war against the militant faction known as the Islamic State (aka ISIS/ISIL) promised by President Obama in a national address last week. "The airstrike...
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