News for 2012-11-30

Friday, November 30, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] In Wake of Palestinian Statehood Vote, Netanyahu Orders New Settlements
The Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, has ordered the construction of thousands of new homes in Jewish settlements in the occupied territories in a move widely regarded as a retaliation for the United Nation's vote to recognize a Palestinian state on Thursday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Supreme Court to Hear Case of Human Genes Under Corporate Control
The US Supreme Court announced (pdf) on Friday that it will hear a case on whether human genes can be patented and thus under corporate control. Salt Lake City-based Myriad Genetics has patents on two genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, creating a monopoly on genetic tests...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Tipping Point': Obama Lawyer Talks About Ending 'Endless' US War
If a global war declared by the world's sole military and economic superpower against a shadowy, fragmented, franchisable, and loosely-grouped band of erstwhile 'dangerous' but also 'ravaged' and 'largely dismantled' terror group was over, how would you know it? You wouldn't, of course, which is...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Fake AP Graph Exposes Israeli Fraud and IAEA Credulity
That Associated Press story displaying a graph alleged to be part of an Iranian computer simulation of a nuclear explosion — likely leaked by Israel with the intention of reinforcing the media narrative of covert Iranian work on nuclear weapons – raises serious questions about the International...
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[title] Congo Humanitarian Crisis Worsens Amidst Renewed Violence Linked to US Backed Rwanda
A massive humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Central Africa, where fighting has displaced tens of thousands in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Rebels believed to be backed by Rwanda postponed their departure Friday from Goma for "logistical reasons," defying for a second time an ultimatum set by...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Genetically Modified Seed Giant DuPont to Unleash Seed Police
Agricultural behemoth and genetically modified seed maker Dupont is preparing to send out former police officers as "soybean police" to enforce its seed patents. As Monsanto has done in the past, DuPont will be looking for evidence that farmers have saved and replanted its Roundup Ready soybean...
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[field_image_caption-raw] In Response to War-Weary Nation, Senate Votes to Hasten Afghan Withdrawal
The U.S. Senate has voted overwhelmingly for an accelerated withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan while the Pentagon continues to ignore the desires of a war-weary nation by calling for an extension of the Obama administration's current timetable.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Outlook Bleak: Eurozone Unemployment Breaks Record While Workers Continue Fight Against Austerity
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[field_image_caption-raw] Climate Experts To World: Act Boldly Now, or Pay Severely Later
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[field_image_caption-raw] Senate Unanimously Passes New Round of Sanctions on Iran
The Senate unanimously voted on Friday to approve a new round of economic sanctions on Iran. While touted as being "tough" on Iran, the sanctions are set to bring further misery to the country, especially the poor. The 94-0 vote passed on an amendment attached to the National Defense Authorization...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Protesters March Against Egypt's New Constitution
Protesters rallied throughout Egypt on Friday after an Islamist-led assembly supported by President Mohamed Morsi rushed through a new constitution that could curtail freedom of speech, women's rights and other freedoms.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Derailed Train Causes Toxic Spill in New Jersey
A derailed Conrail freight train has spilled hazardous chemicals into a Delaware River tributary Friday morning. The U.S. Coast Guard is reporting a collapsed rail bridge dumped five tanks cars carrying vinyl chloride into Mantua Creek in Paulsboro, New Jersey.
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[title] The World Bank and Climate Change: Turning up the Heat
Extreme heat waves, declining food stocks, and a life-threatening sea level rise: it's a sobering vision of the future by one of the world's largest and most powerful institutions. A report issued by the World Bank earlier this month warns of severe consequences if global warming is not dealt with...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Sen. Sanders: Wall Street CEOs are the 'Faces of Class Warfare'
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