News for 2013-11-13

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Socialist Candidate Kshama Sawant Heading Towards Historic Seattle Victory
It has been several decades since a socialist candidate has won a citywide office race in the United States but that could all change soon as polls are showing Seattle City Council candidate Kshama Sawant with a 402 vote lead on Wednesday evening and no signs of the margin shrinkin
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[field_image_caption-raw] Hawaii Says 'I Do': Gov. Signs Bill Legalizing Gay Marriage
Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie signed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage on Wednesday in the state where
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[title] Filipino Delegate Goes on Hunger Strike As Wealthy Nations Don't Meet Global Climate Fund Pledges
Patrick Bond: Global Climate Fund was set to provide $100 billion every year by 2020 for adaptation and mitigation efforts, but it goes grossly unfunded with nations like the Philippines feeling its consequences.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Despite Greenwashed Image, Walmart Still Top Polluter: Report
Despite a greenwashed new image, Walmart is still one of the country's biggest polluters, guilty of externalizing the cost of their negligence on people and the environment, says a new report published Wednesday by the Institute for Local Self Reliance (ILSR).
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'A Living Death': Thousands Serving Life in Prison for Nonviolent Offenses
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[field_image_caption-raw] On Hotter Planet, Expect More Weather Extremes, say Reports
Two new reports released amid the UN climate talks in Warsaw this week show that weather extremes are only on the rise and that those facing the most dire consequences are the countries that have contributed least to climate change.
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[field_image_caption-raw] This Polluter Won't Pay: US Shirks 'Climate Justice' at UN Talks
The United States is, per capita, both the world's wealthiest and most polluting nation. But when it comes to facing its responsibility for the calamity of climate change caused in large part by its outsized emissions, many are left asking: Where's the climate justice?
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Nature Is Not for Sale' Forum Challenges Corporate Push to Financialize the World
Rejecting the push for the commodification and financialization of nature, an upcoming gathering is offering a counter-narrative to a corporate heavyweight-backed forum on "Natural Capital" that critics charge follows a "vicious paradigm of disaster capitalism."
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[field_image_caption-raw] Dismantle Syria's Chemical Weapons in Albania? Protesters Say 'No, No, No!'
Anger spilled into the streets of Albania's capital on Tuesday after reports confirmed that the U.S. government wants Syria's chemical weapons stockpile to be dismantled on Albanian soil.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Obama's Pacific Trade Deal 'Worst Ever' Attack on Public Health, Leaked Draft Shows
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[field_image_caption-raw] Sanders Goes on Offense Against Austerity with 'Progressive Budget Blueprint'
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[title] Fossil Fuel Industry Receives $500 Billion in Subsidies by Governments Worldwide
A new U.K. study published by the independent think tank the Overseas Development Institute outlined how world governments subsidize the fossil fuel industry to the tune of $500 billion. They also looked at the impact of these subsidies on the environment.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Trust Us': World's Most Perilous Nuclear Operation Set To Begin
"No one here trusts Tokyo Electric."
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[field_image_caption-raw] Under US Occupation, Afghan Opium Industry Surges to Record Levels
The cultivation of opium poppy in Afghanistan—a nation under the military control of US and NATO forces for more than twelve years—has risen to an all-time high, according to the 2013 Afghanistan Opium Survey released Wednesday by the United Nations.
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