News for 2012-08-15

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] After Years of Grassroots Pressure, Johnson & Johnson to Remove Toxic Chemicals From Products
Following years of pressure by consumer groups, cosmetics giant Johnson & Johnson has announced it will be phasing out dangerous chemicals and cancer-causing ingredients from its baby and adult products by 2015.
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[title] John Holloway: 'In the Anti-Worlds of Daily Struggles the World Beyond Capitalism Is to be Found'
Marxist sociologist John Holloway argues that a world after capitalism is already being imagined in struggles around the world. In the first of a six-part series, which will see an author's words accompanied by animation by students at Central Saint Martins college, Carolina Aguirre, Lucas Gloppe...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Leaked Israel Memo: Propaganda or Iran War Plan?
Richard Silverstein - the American blogger who says he has been given the text of a memo outlining Israel's plans for a strike on Iran's nuclear facilities - is clear about what he thinks it is.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Another Oil Spill Off the Coast of Nigeria
In a reminder of the cost of oil, an oil spill has hit the already ravaged Niger Delta region of Nigeria near operations by Mobil Producing Nigeria, a local subsidiary of U.S. oil behemoth ExxonMobil. In a statement, the company "confirms that oil from an unknown source has been sighted along the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Penn. Judge Refuses to Block Controversial Voter ID Law
A Pennsylvania judge has ruled not to block a controversial voter ID law on Wednesday, which critics have said could disenfranchise as many as 750,000 registered voters .
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[field_image_caption-raw] Families of Slain Iranian Nuclear Scientists Sue Israel, US, and UK
Several Iranian families have filed a lawsuit against Israel, the US and Britain, accusing them of involvement in the assassination of their relatives, including the killing of five nuclear scientists since 2010.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Global Activists Plan Mass Rallies ahead of Pussy Riot Verdict
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'A Great Victory': Controversial Brazilian Dam Construction Halted
A victory came to activists in Brazil on Tuesday when a federal judge halted construction on the controversial Belo Monte dam in the Amazon, saying that the indigenous peoples had not been consulted.
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[title] Bernie Sanders: The Deficit Hawk Hypocrites
What caused the country to blow a big budget surplus and end up with a $1 trillion deficit and $16 trillion national debt? Sen. Bernie Sanders says the major factors were unfunded wars, tax breaks for the rich, Wall Street deregulation and a prescription drug program that made it illegal for the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Paul Ryan Will Talk About Tax Policy 'In The Light Of Day' -- After The Election
WASHINGTON - The Romney campaign is willing to discuss its proposals on taxes "in the light of day," vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan said Tuesday evening -- just not until after the election.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Deadliest Day' This Year as Afghanistan Violence Spikes
A seemingly unrelated grenade attack on Wednesday at a mosque in Khost comes a day after a deadly series of suicide bombings and shootings took place across Afghanistan on Tuesday killing more than 54 people in the southwestern part of the country. The most deadly attack on Tuesday occurred in...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Willfully Gullible' Corporate Media Sing Paul Ryan's Praise
Mitt Romney's choice of Rep.
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