News for 2012-08-21

Tuesday, August 21, 2012
[title] Rebecca Walker: 'There Is No Reason to Wait for Revolution. It Is Here Already in Each of Us'
Author Rebecca Walker outlines a utopian vision of a world after capitalism underpinned by a moral and spiritual revolution. • For an alternative animation of this piece click here .
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[field_image_caption-raw] In Drought Crisis, Company Sees Profit Opportunity
While the United Nations declared Tuesday that better drought strategies are needed for the world now suffering the effects of climate change, one company is acknowledging that the crisis is a perfect money making opportunity.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 240 Million Americans to Lose Protections From Coal Pollution
Up to 240 million Americans will now lose protections against dangerous smog and soot pollution, following a decision by a US appeals court on Tuesday. In a 2-1 decision the US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit overturned the Environmental Protection Agency's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule,...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Not-So-Mighty Mississippi: Drought Pushes River to Lowest Level Since 1988
Continued drought conditions have brought the Mississippi River to its lowest level since 1988 and have lead the U.S. Coast Guard to close an 11-mile stretch of the river , backing up traffic on the heavily used waterway. In New Orleans, the levels mean salt water is creeping into the drinking...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Record Radiation Found in Fish off Fukushima
Fish recently caught off the shores of Fukushima have shown the highest level of radioactive caesium detected in fish and shellfish caught in Japan since the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster last year. The fish were caught 12.5 miles off the plant on August 1 and registered 25,800 becquerels...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Ecuadorans Rally Behind Assange, Correa over Asylum
Hundreds of Ecuadorans took to the streets Wednesday in support of President Rafael Correa's https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/08/16-0 "
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[title] The Romney-Ryan Economic Plan
Mitt Romney hasn’t provided details so we should be grateful he’s selected as vice president a man with a detailed plan Romney says is “marvelous,” “bold and exciting,” “excellent,” “much needed,” and “consistent with” what he’s put out. So let’s look at the five basic features of this “marvelous”...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Top US General's Plane Hit by Rocket in Afghanistan
Afghan militants fired into the sprawling Bagram airbase in Afghanistan on Monday night damaging an aircraft used by U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Martin Dempsey. According to NATO senior spokesman Colonel Thomas Collins, Dempsey " was nowhere near the aircraft. We think it was a lucky shot...
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