News for 2012-02-28

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Child Advocates Slam Greenwashing of Seuss' Beloved 'Lorax'
Environmentalists and child advocates are raising warning flags this week over the consumer-driven, corporate-sponsored ad campaigns and product tie-ins surrounding the movie version of Dr. Suess' 'The Lorax'. One of the most beloved children's book authors of all time, Dr. Seuss published his...
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[title] How Much is That Politician in the Window?
Campaign season is in full swing, especially in key states, where residents may see twelve political campaign ads in an hour of television viewing—many of them attack ads aimed at the sponsoring party's opponent. It is estimated that in 2012 $3.5 billion will be spent on political advertising.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Greenpeace: Fukushima Disaster Caused by Japan's Nuclear Authorities, Not Tsunami
A new report released today by Greenpeace argues it was neither the 7.1 magnitude earthquake nor the raging tsunami that followed which deserve the real blame for the nuclear disaster at Japan's Fukushima Diachi power plant last year.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Antarctic Ocean Alliance Calls for World's Largest Marine Reserve
The Antarctic Ocean Alliance , a coalition of groups including Greenpeace, WWF and Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC), has called for the world's largest marine reserve to be declared in Antarctica's Ross Sea to protect the delicate ecosystem. The alliance calls on the Commission for the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Wall Street Fights Back Against Bid to Curb Oil Speculation
A Federal Judge is weighing arguments for and against a deeper regulatory regiment on the oil futures market that stems from Congressional legislation passed in the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform bill. McClatchy reports on the hearing that took place on Monday where the judge hinted that he "...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Israeli Officials: Israel Won't Warn U.S. Before Attacking Iran
Israel won't notify the U.S. if they decide to launch a pre-emptive strike against Iran, the Associated Press is reporting , and says the announcement was "delivered in a series of private, top-level conversations with U.S. officials." Associated Press reports that though Israeli defense officials...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Report: US Has 'Secret Indictment' Against Wikileaks' Assange
According to an exclusive report in Australian newspaper The Age , a 'sealed indictment' exists in the United States against Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange. UPDATE: (12:37 PM EST) DOJ refuses to confirm Assange indictment revealed by Stratfor leak
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[field_image_caption-raw] Police Dismantle Occupy London Camp
Police have dismantled the Occupy London Camp outside St Paul's Cathedral arresting 20 people early this morning. But occupiers have vowed, "This is only the beginning." The BBC reports : The City of London Corporation said it "regretted" that it had become necessary to evict the protesters. Occupy...
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[title] Opposition to Invasive Anti-Abortion Bills Grows as Word of Tactics Grow
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[field_image_caption-raw] Millions Join Strikes Across India Demanding Reforms
Millions of people, including members of the nation's eleven largest trade unions, took to the streets across India today in a nationwide strike that seeks a remedy to rampant inflation, an end to the privatization of public entities, and increased labor protections -- including calls for a social...
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