News for 2012-10-13

Saturday, October 13, 2012
[title] The Romney-Ryan Agenda: Cuts to Taxes and the Social Safety Net
Errol Louis, host of NY1′s “Inside City Hall,” and Thomas Frank, columnist for Harper’s Magazine and author of “Pity the Billionaire,” analyze the Romney-Ryan ticket’s economic and social agenda with Current TV’s Michael Shure, sitting in for “Viewpoint” host Eliot Spitzer.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Global Implications of Case Against Shell
A case in which four Nigerian fish farmers have succeeded in taking the Anglo-Dutch owned oil giant Shell to Court in the Netherlands, marks a historic turning point on whether how oil pollution and oil damage cases are handled. The case has ramifications not just for Shell and other oil companies...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Clashes in Tahrir Square Leave 100 Injured
Clashes and confusion broke out in Egypt's Tahrir Square on Friday, with violence leaving at least 100 injured . Supporters and opponents of President Mohamed Morsi led separate rallies in the capital, according to news agencies. The Egypt Independent adds :
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[field_image_caption-raw] Israel Threatens Force Against Aid Boat to Gaza
Finland said Saturday that Israel had warned it would "take action" and "use force" against an aid boat headed for Gaza. Ship to Gaza Sweden on their aid boat Estelle left a port in Naples on Oct. 6, and are currently headed towards Gaza to break the Israeli-imposed blockade.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Recipe for Disaster': Group Says No Financialization of Nature!
The "financialization of nature" is a flawed approach to saving biodiversity, an environmental groups warns as representatives from over 170 countries meet at a United Nations biodiversity conference. In the midst of the United Nations 11th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological...
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