News for 2011-12-29

Thursday, December 29, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] FDA Draws Criticism After U-Turn on Antibiotics in Animal Feed
Environmental and consumer groups have condemned the US Food and Drug Administration's move to renege on its long-held policy to regulate the use of human antibiotics in animal feed. Last week, the agency quietly announced it was withdrawing its plan to limit the use of antibiotics fed to healthy...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Where Did They Come From? The Rise of the Tea Party
US press coverage has usually cast the Tea Party as an authentic expression of popular anger against Washington insiders.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Corporate Monopolies 'May Dominate Green Economy'
NEW DEHLI - The global push towards a 'green economy' risks being hijacked by large corporate monopolies trying to gain control over natural resources, a report has warned.
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[field_image_caption-raw] ALEC-Linked Group Revealed As Major Secret Donor In Referendum On Maine Voting Rights
Last month, Maine voters delivered a major rebuke to Gov. Paul LePage (R) and the Republican-held legislature when they approved a referendum restoring election day voting registration rights in the state. Earlier this year, state legislators passed a bill repealing the state’s 38 year-old law...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Report: US Nuclear Renaissance Unlikely after Japan's Fukushima Disaster
LOS ANGELES — A new study released Wednesday said that the regulatory fallout from the Fukushima power plant disaster in Japan in March will short-circuit the U.S. nuclear renaissance of new power plant construction.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Special Report: The UAW's Last Stand
DETROIT/HAMBURG - The United Auto Workers union is staking its future on the kind of struggle it hasn't waged since the 1930s: a massive drive to organize hostile factories. This time, the target is foreign car makers, whose workers have rebuffed the union repeatedly. Specifically, Reuters has...
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[title] The Face of Homelessness: Eli on the Pursuit of Happiness and the American Dream
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[field_image_caption-raw] Five Ways to Re-Occupy in 2012
The Occupy Wall Street movement is at a crossroads. Since the protesters in Zuccotti Park who made headlines around the world were ousted from their New York City encampment in November, and other demonstrators were sent packing in cities across the country, observers have been left wondering...
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[title] Occupy Our Food
On this past December 4, food activists from across the country joined the Occupy Wall Street Farmers March for "a celebration of community power to regain control over the most basic element to human well-being: food."
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[field_image_caption-raw] Egypt Police Raid Offices of Human Rights Groups in Cairo
Egyptian security forces have launched raids on a series of high-profile human rights and pro-democracy organisations based in Cairo, including the US National Democratic Institute, founded by former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, and the International Republican Institute. During the raids...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Occupy Geeks Are Building a Facebook for the 99%
"I don’t want to say we’re making our own Facebook. But, we’re making our own Facebook,” said Ed Knutson, a web and mobile app developer who joined a team of activist-geeks redesigning social networking for the era of global protest.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Kucinich, Kaptur to Face Off in Primary for New Ohio District
Two veteran Democratic congressmen -- Toledo's Marcy Kaptur and Dennis Kucinich of Cleveland -- will square off in a 2012 primary race for the newly redrawn 9th Congressional District. Both filed petitions Wednesday in Cleveland to challenge each other in a district that snakes from Toledo to...
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Arms Sale to Iraq Stokes Fears of Civil War
The Obama administration is moving ahead with the sale of nearly $US11 billion worth of arms and training for the Iraqi military, despite concerns Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is consolidating his authority in a one-party Shiite-dominated state and abandoning the US-backed power-sharing government...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Israel Threatens Another Gaza Invasion
Israeli officials are stepping up their rhetoric, warning that another invasion of Gaza is just a matter of time. Speaking as Israel launched two air strikes on militant targets in the strip, Israel’s top general, chief of staff Lieut Gen Benny Gantz, warned that cracks had emerged in Israel’s...
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