News for 2012-02-21

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Greenpeace from the Rooftop: 'Do Not Drill in the Arctic'
Greenpeace activists today scaled the National Gallery in London to deliver a clear message from the rooftop: 'Shell Oil, Stay Out of the Arctic.'
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[title] Is Capitalism Bankrupt?
The world is a largely capitalistic economy - one that even communist China is embracing. Capitalism is often celebrated as the panacea for the world's financial problems but in this episode, Counting the Cost looks at how the system is open to abuse, corruption and could benefit from taking a page...
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[field_image_caption-raw] With Greece's Final Austerity Deal Reached, the 'Gruesome Bleeding Process' Continues
This morning Greece and its creditors finalized a $170bn bailout package for the country with further austerity measures already bringing calls for strikes. While Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos has said the bailout means a "nightmare scenario" has been averted, for many Greeks the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Report: Global Repression of Journalists Hits 15-Year High
Pakistan remained the deadliest country for journalists for a second year in a row, while across the world coverage of political unrest proved unusually dangerous last year, according to ' Attacks on the Press - 2011 ,' a report released today by the Committee to Protect Journalists . CPJ's...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Iran Vows to Launch Preemptive Strike If Attack on Them Imminent
A top Iranian military commander said today that Iran would take pre-emptive action against its enemies if it felt it were about to be attacked. Mohammad Hejazi, Deputy Head of the Iranian Armed Forces, made his comments to the Iranian FARS news agency. Iran is facing mounting international...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Spanish Police Continue Brutality on Fifth Day of Protests Against Education Cuts
In the face of police brutality, thousands of students, parents, professors and others are on the streets of Valencia, Spain today in the biggest protest yet against education cuts. Protests in other Spanish cities are underway as well. The Guardian reports :
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[field_image_caption-raw] Deception Aside, Scientist Who Leaked Heartland Docs Called 'Hero'
Peter Gleick, president and co-founder of The Pacific Institute and a longtime champion of environmental causes and sustainable development, came forward on Monday to admit he was the source of leaked internal documents (pdf) from the rightwing Heartland Institute which detailed their ongoing...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Israel to Release Palestinian After 66-Day Hunger Strike
Khader Adnan, a Palestinian baker, who has been detained without charge by Israeli authorities since last year and has been on a hunger strike for over 65 days will be released, according to one of is lawyers and various media outlets. According to The Telegraph /UK :
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[field_image_caption-raw] France to EU: Stop Monsanto's Corn
France has asked the European regulators to suspend the authorization to plant Monsanto's genetically modified (GM) MON810 corn. France's ecology minister says the decision is based on studies showing GM crops "pose significant risks for the environment." Agence France-Presse reports :
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[title] Michael Moore Explains Michigan to Mitt Romney
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[field_image_caption-raw] Occupy Movement Targets Corporate Interest Group with Ties to Legislators
A coalition of Occupy groups, led by Occupy Portland in Oregon, is calling on people "to target corporations that are part of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) " with direct actions and public events later this month.
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