News for 2010-10-06

Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Powerful Nations Withhold Climate Aid, Trample World's Poor
The global aid group Oxfam says the world's poorest countries are missing out on aid earmarked for climate change programs at the expense of emerging superpowers China, India and Brazil. Oxfam's analysis finds one-third of international money aimed at climate programs went to the three major...
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Labor Pains: Clash Between Two Unions Could Change Face of US Labor
Enemy number one of the American Worker sits with a cup of iced tea in front of a San Francisco coffee shop, looking hardly menacing at all.
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One Nation Fails to Impress Corporate Media
NEW YORK - Thanks to the efforts of independent media outlets like Free Speech TV (10/2/10), GritTV ( 10/4/10 ) and Democracy Now! ( 10/4/10 ), you may have been able to follow the happenings at last weekend's One Nation Working Together rally.
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There Is Class War, and Rich Are Winning
A University of Chicago law professor created a firestorm of controversy last month when he blogged that he and his wife are barely making ends meet with their $250,000-plus combined salaries. Professor Todd Henderson was protesting President Obama’s plan to let the George W. Bush tax cuts on...
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Is Digital Activism an Effective Medium for Change?
"The revolution will not be tweeted" read the provocative standfirst on a piece by Malcolm Gladwell in the New Yorker last week, questioning the value of Twitter and Facebook as a tool for effecting real change.
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Civilian Trial of ex-Guantanamo Prisoner Due to Start in New York
NEW YORK – The first civilian trial for a former detainee of the US prison in Guantanamo Bay was expected to start Wednesday in New York in a key test of President Barack Obama's anti-terrorism policies. The federal court in Manhattan was expected to begin by completing the jury selection process,...
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Special Report: The Pentagon's New Cyber Warriors
WASHINGTON - Guarding water wells and granaries from enemy raids is as old as war itself. In the Middle Ages, vital resources were hoarded behind castle walls, protected by moats, drawbridges and knights with double-edged swords. Today, U.S. national security planners are proposing that the 21st...
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Enbridge Investors Told Pipelines Feed Fossil Fuel Addictions
As Enbridge holds its investors meeting in Toronto's financial district, Environmental Justice Toronto sent them a message about their dirty investments in fossil fuels. Grassroots organizers sent up a banner attached to helium balloons that read "Enbridge Invests in Oil Addiction." The banner was...
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Daschle Admits -- Then Denies -- That White House Agreed With Industry To Scrap Public Option
In a candid interview with the Center for American Progress [on Tuesday], former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle acknowledged that the public option didn't survive the health care debate because of a "understanding" that the White House reached with health care industry stakeholders --...
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Taliban in Talks with Karzai Government: Report
WASHINGTON — The Taliban and the government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai have begun high-level talks over a negotiated end to the war in the country, the Washington Post said . Citing unnamed Afghan and Arab sources, the Post said the talks are believed, for the first time, to involve...
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Changing America - One Fire at a Time
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