News for 2012-05-29

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Appeals Decision Paves Way for Shell's Arctic Drilling
An appeals court ruling issued late Friday gives Shell the green light to pursue its Arctic drilling plans, despite years-long challenges by environmental and indigenous groups.
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[field_image_caption-raw] ‘Green Economy’: New Disguise for Global Capitalism's Old Tricks?
FLORENCE, Italy - Though the current global economic and financial crises are undoubtedly devastating much of the world, they present the perfect opportunity for remodeling our economic system, according to participants at the ninth annual Terra Futura (Future Earth) exhibition of ‘good practices’...
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[field_image_caption-raw] IMF Boss Lagarde, Who Lectured Greeks to 'Pay Up', Pays No Taxes Herself
Christine Lagarde, the International Monetary Fund managing director who provoked an angry reaction from the Greek people after telling them to pay their taxes, does not pay tax on her own salary. In an interview last Friday, Lagarde said she had little sympathy with the Greek people -- preferring...
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[title] Prof. Jayati Ghosh: Austerity Being Defeated in the Elections, EU Zone Policies will have to Change
Prof. Jayati Ghosh, JNU discusses with Newsclick the impact of the elections in France and Greece on the fiscal and economic policies of Euro zone. She believes that though Greece is now nearing end-game, if Germany and the EU is willing to change its austerity regime, there is still a chance of...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Protests Erupt in Egypt as Mubarak’s Ex-PM Secures Spot in Presidential Runoff
An angry group of Egyptians on Monday night stormed the campaign headquarters of Ahmed Shafiq, the former prime minister of ousted President Hosni Mubarak and one of two candidates now in a run-off for the presidency in post-revolution Egypt. The group threw campaign materials out of windows and...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Hundreds of Lawyers Join Montreal Uprising to Protest Bill 78
Hundreds of lawyers marched through the streets of Montreal on Monday in a nearly silent protest contesting the constitutionality of Bill 78, Quebec's latest law that attempts to bar the current student protest and strike. Many marchers carried copies of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Ikea Products Made From 600-Year-Old Trees
STOCKHOLM - The home furnishing giant Ikea, founded in Sweden in 1943, is facing heavy criticism for the logging and clear-cutting of old-growth forests in the north of Russian Karelia by its wholly owned subsidiary Swedwood. According to leading environmental organisations, such logging is...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Syrian Citizen Journalists Risk All to Bring Stories from the Frontlines
Since the uprising in Syria began last year, Syrian citizen journalists have risked their lives to fill a media void and bring the news of the oppressive government crackdown to a global audience. This has been done often with little recognition for the activists who have laid their lives on the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Obama OKs Proliferation of US "Hunter-Killer" Drone Technology
The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that the Obama administration plans to arm Italy's fleet of Reaper drone aircraft, a move that would open the door for sales of advanced hunter-killer drone technology to other countries. Obama's decision to provide the advanced hunter-killer drone...
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[title] Julian Assange: The World Tomorrow: Occupy Movement
The Occupy movement has united hundreds of thousands across the world to fight social and economic inequality. In the latest edition of Assange's very own interview programme Julian Assange meets with prominent Occupy activists who say their collective efforts target global institutions.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Fukushima Radiation Found in Tuna Off California
Detectable amounts of cesium-137 and cesium-134 were found in bluefin tuna caught off the coast of California about four months after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, US scientists reported on Monday. The timing is important because it shows that migrating fish carried radiation much...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Obama Personally Oversees 'Secret Kill List': NYT
President Obama, who ran for the nation's highest office on a promise to close Guantanamo and end the war in Iraq, has now become a president who personally oversees a covert assassination program that allows a small group of top US officials to monitor, select, and mark for death those it alone...
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