News for 2012-12-03

Monday, December 3, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Fossil Fuel Subsidies Five Times Greater Than Pledges To Help Developing Nations
An analysis by advocacy group Oil Change International and Earth Track, found that "fossil fuel subsidies in rich countries are, on average, five times greater than those same countries' pledges towards climate finance—support to developing countries to address climate change and its impacts.''
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[field_image_caption-raw] More Brutality and 'Armchair-Diagnoses' Revealed in Manning Pretrial Hearing
The military judge overseeing the pretrial hearing for Pfc. Bradley Manning announced Sunday that the trial will be delayed another month til mid-March, due to lengthy pretrial proceedings. The pretrial hearings are meant to determine whether Manning's nine months in pretrial confinement at the...
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[title] 8 Principles for Understanding the Fiscal Cliff in Two Minutes and Thirty Seconds
Democrats, here are eight principles to guide you in the coming showdown over the fiscal cliff: ONE: HOLD YOUR GROUND . The wealthy have to pay their fair share of taxes. That’s what the election was all about, and we won. It’s only fair they pay more. They’re taking home record share of national...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Historic 'Super Typhoon' Bopha Smashes Into Philippines
Historic and potentially catastrophic Super Typhoon Bopha has made a direct hit on the southern Philippines on Tuesday morning, raising fears the impacts of the storm may be far worse than a much weaker 2011 storm that killed over 1200 people. The powerful storm made landfall at 3:45 PM EST on...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Egyptian Courts Backtrack on Vow to Boycott Referendum
Despite reports on Sunday that Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court had suspended work indefinetly after a large group of President Mohamed Morsi's supporters protested, denying judges access to the courtroom, the BBC and Russian Times report Monday that Egypt's top judicial body will oversee a Dec...
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[field_image_caption-raw] UK Uncut Claims Victory as Starbucks Begins to Crack on Tax Avoidance
Multinational firms like Google, Amazon, and Starbucks are coming under new pressure in the UK to pay their fair of corporate taxes as a result of pressure from tax fairness campaigners who have gained the support of British lawmakers who have picked up the call that tax avoidance by some of the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] COP18: Protestors Demand Urgency as Developing World Calls for Compensation
Hundreds of activists from over 15 Arab countries took to the streets of Qatar this weekend demanding their leaders do their part in reducing greenhouse gases, as the second week of the COP18 climate conference marches on.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Tar Sands Activists Barricade Themselves Inside Keystone XL
Activists in Texas were arrested on Monday after taking their fight to stop the tar sands directly to the belly of the beast Monday morning -- by sealing themselves inside of a section of pipe that will be part of the Keystone XL pipeline.
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[title] The Untold Story of the Great Recession
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[field_image_caption-raw] As Global Pollution Hits Record High, Frighteningly Hot Future Seems 'Inevitable'
New global carbon emission numbers released on Sunday show that the world is heading in the exact wrong direction when it comes to its energy production policies and scientists at the Global Carbon Project now say that frightening climate change impacts are all but inevitable without a "radical...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Israel's Latest Plan to Punish Palestinians Gets Worldwide Rebuke
Israel's retaliatory moves against the Palestinians for receiving new statehood status at the UN last week have now earned their own rebuke, as world governments say that the Israeli's newly announced plan to build more than 3,000 new settlement homes in the occupied West Bank is a threat to the...
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