News for 2012-03-06

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] The Aliens Are Coming: New Study Shows Invasive Seeds Threatening Antarctic
Climate change isn't the only thing affecting the pristine Antarctic ecosystem. Tourists and scientists are inadvertently bringing invasive ("alien") plant seeds with them to the Antarctic, and the plants are likely to spread as the climate warms, a new study says. The study (pdf), published by the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Top 1% Enjoyed 93% of Economic Recovery in 2010: Report
In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008 and the recession that followed, huge numbers of US workers lost their jobs, homes were lost to foreclosure, and most found themselves in the most precarious economic shape of their lives. Now, in a new report, evidence shows that as an economic recovery...
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[field_image_caption-raw] "This Is Our Land:" Lakota Form Human Blockade to Stop Tar Sands Trucks
Lakota members yesterday formed a human blockade to stop trucks carrying tar sands equipment through the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The action resulted in the arrest of 5 protesters. Brenda Norrell reports : PINE RIDGE, S.D. -- Lakotas on Pine Ridge Indian land in South Dakota were arrested as...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Vermont Town Meetings Model People-Driven Democracy
Update: (Wednesday, March 7 - 6:03 AM EST) Vermont Public Radio reports : Over 70 Vermont Towns Want Corporate Personhood Amendment Voters in at least three dozen towns want Congress to amend the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations aren't people.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Super Tuesday: If Dennis Kucinich Loses, What Next?
US Rep. Dennis Kucinich is fighting a tough primary battle in Ohio to stay in the US House of Representatives. Redistricting forced Kucinich and Marcy Kaptur, also a progressive Democrat, to battle it out for Ohio's reconfigured 9th District. Pundits predict that Kaptur will win but it's never...
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[title] Activists Share Message with AIPAC with Message to Congress: No War On Iran
An AIPAC Policy Conference panel titled “Stopping Iran” had some unexpected speakers: activists with Occupy AIPAC who stood up and “mic checked” Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Israeli Ambassador Jeremy Issacharoff.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Thousands Protest Soaring Education Cuts in California, 72 Arrested
Thousands of students railed against soaring education costs and cuts at the Capitol building in California yesterday, where 72 people were arrested .
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[field_image_caption-raw] UN Official: Manning Subjected to 'Cruel Treatment' by US Govt
"I believe Bradley Manning was subjected to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment in the excessive and prolonged isolation he was put in during the eight months he was in Quantico," UN special rapporteur on torture Juan Ernesto Mendez told AFP on Monday .
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[field_image_caption-raw] Senator McCain Wants to Wage War Against Syria
Republican US Senator John McCain, his party's nominee for president in 2008 and a perennial war hawk, urged US military intervention in Syria on Monday. On a speech from the Senate floor, McCain said the US should use its "full weight of air power" against the government of Bashar al-Assad in...
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