News for 2011-09-28

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] Surge of Lobbying Fuels Keystone XL Pipeline Project
In its trek from the tar sands of Alberta to the white sands of the Gulf Coast, the Keystone XL oil pipeline project would traverse 1,700 miles. The oil's long voyage across the American heartland through a pipeline about the size of a semi-trailer truck tire is not unlike the journey the project...
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Occupy Boston: Smart, Savvy, and Aiming to Emulate Wall Street Protests
There were socialists, anti-poverty campaigners, students, anarchists, computer hackers, the unemployed, and workers ranging from a vet to an accountant. And, numbering around 200 and meeting to plot until late in the night, a group of Bostonians have decided to recreate the anti-Wall Street...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Chilean Students Agree to Talks With Govt After Huge Protests
Chile's student federation agreed to talks with the government of President Sebastian Pinera on education reforms after nearly five months of demonstrations. But student leaders on Tuesday said they would be calling for no classes to be held while the talks are ongoing, to maintain pressure on the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Nobel Peace Prize May Recognize Arab Spring
OSLO - The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize may recognise activists who helped unleash the revolutionary wave that swept through North Africa and the Middle East during the Arab Spring. Wael Ghonim, an Egyptian Internet activist and Google executive, Egypt's April 6 Youth Movement, one of its founders Israa...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Pakistan: Another Victim of Climate Change
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Environmentalists are blaming climate change for the unprecedented massive monsoon rains in Pakistan, which so far this year have affected eight million people, claiming 350 lives and damaging 1.3 million homes. Over the past month, the country's southern region has received...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Is Your Mobile Phone Helping Fund War in Congo?
Insurgents in the central African state are earning up to £118 million every year by selling four so-called “blood minerals” that are vital in making electronic goods.
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[field_image_caption-raw] How Revolution Turned Sour in the Birthplace of the Arab Spring
Not a day goes by for Manoubia Bouazizi when she does not think about her son with sorrow. "He was a dutiful boy, he had a long life ahead of him, he martyred himself for justice, for Tunisia, for his community," she declared. "People cannot forget that."
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[title] Humanitarian Guns for Hire: The West's Mercenary Mission
With the UK and other Western forces still in Libya, a prominent British journalist argues that control of oil was the real motivating factor. Rebels in oil-rich countries everywhere can count on the West as a mercenary army in their revolutions:
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[field_image_caption-raw] Japan Sizes Up Task of Fukushima Waste Disposal
TOKYO - Japan faces the prospect of removing and disposing 29 million cubic metres of soil contaminated by the world's worst nuclear crisis in 25 years from an area nearly the size of Tokyo, the environment ministry said in the first official estimate of the scope and size of the cleanup. Six...
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