News for 2011-10-16

Sunday, October 16, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] Obama Administration Allows BP Back Into the Bidding for Gulf Oil Drilling Rights
The Obama administration has infuriated environmentalists by giving BP the green light to bid for new drilling rights in the Gulf of Mexico. The move – seen as a major step in the company's political rehabilitation as an offshore driller following the Deepwater Horizon accident – was revealed by...
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[field_image_caption-raw] ACLU Will Take Gene Patent Case to Supreme Court
WASHINGTON - When Jaydee Hanson, then-bioethics director for the United Methodist Church, spoke out publicly against gene patents over 15 years ago, some in the biotech industry compared his stance to the Catholic Church's persecution of Galileo, the 15th century astronomer who discovered the moons...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Global Protests Pressure G20
World leaders are under pressure to produce a decisive plan to rescue the euro zone after a meeting of G20 finance ministers vowed that they did not want any ''contagion'' from Europe's financial crisis to affect their own economies.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Occupy London Protest Continues Into Second Day
Anti-capitalism protesters were continuing to demonstrate near the London Stock Exchange as part of the worldwide movement spawned by Occupy Wall Street. Up to 100 tents were pitched at a makeshift camp at the foot of the steps of St Paul's Cathedral, though of the thousands of protesters who...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Across the World, the Indignant Rise Up Against Corporate Greed and Cuts
Protests against corporate greed, executive excess and public austerity began to gel into the beginnings of a worldwide movement yesterday as tens of thousands marched in scores of cities. The "Occupy Wall Street" protest, which started in Canada and spread to the US, and the long-running Spanish "...
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[title] Grace Lee Boggs' Message to Occupy Wall Street
Philosopher and Activist Grace Lee Boggs, who has been an active participant in the struggles for social justice for over 70 years, has this message for the people of Occupy Wall Street and the growing movement across the country and around the world. This is the start of a dialogue, the beginning...
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[title] 'Occupy': A Catalyst for Change?
The 'Occupy' movement is holding gatherings around the world as protesters meet in the financial centres of several cities. The movement's central site, United for Global Change, says 951 cities in 82 countries will participate in rallies. Dozens of protesters were arrested in New York as thousands...
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