News for 2012-07-12

Thursday, July 12, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Global Fight for Natural Resources 'Has Only Just Begun,' say Experts
Better economic incentives, rather than ethical considerations and appeals to human morality, are needed to encourage investment in a more sustainable economy, according to Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Wikileaks Scores 'Significant Victory' vs Visa/MasterCard
WikiLeaks declared a 'significant victory' Thursday afternoon in its legal campaign against the financial blockade imposed by Visa and MasterCard after an Icelandic court ordered their local partner to resume processing credit card donations to the WikiLeaks site. WikiLeaks says that the ensuing...
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[title] A Grand Threat: Outdated Environmental Studies Used to Bring Uranium Mining to Grand Canyon
Federal public lands are managed by the government on behalf of all Americans. Some of our public lands are appropriate for energy production and other industrial development, but others should instead be prioritized for values like recreation, hunting and fishing, clean air, clean drinking water,...
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[field_image_caption-raw] As 'Statute of Limitations' Approaches, Wall Street Crimes of 2008 Go Unpunished
The US Securities and Exchange Commission is quickly running out of time to file charges against financial firms and high-level executives involved in fraud and other crimes leading up to the 2008 financial crisis.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Romney's Exit from Bain: Lying Then or Lying Now?
Newly obtained SEC filing records from Bain Capital show that Mitt Romney was "the man in charge" of his investment firm up and through 2002, a full three years after the Republican presidential candidate says he left the company.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Are US, France Pressuring Palestinian Authority to Quit Arafat Probe?
A Palestinian investigation into the mysterious death of former leader Yasser Arafat may be facing serious opposition from the US and France behind closed doors, a Palestinian official warned. Media outlets are now reporting on an apparent 'flip-flop' in Palestinian efforts to exhume Arafat's...
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[title] Jeremy Scahill: Obama's Foreign Policy Deception
On the campaign trail, Obama promised an end to torture, extraordinary rendition and secret prisons. But since taking office he has in fact doubled-down on some of the more insidious policies he inherited from the Bush administration. As Nation correspondent Jeremy Scahill explains, Obama has...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Animal Rights Advocates say 'Show Business Is No Business' for Wild Animals
Hundreds of animal rights activists gathered outside the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday to protest what they say is Ringley Bros.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Dangerous Partnership': The UN's Increasing Use of Mercenary Firms
The United Nations is increasingly hiring private military contractors for protecting its staff and operations, threat assessments, and a wide array of security services.
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