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Thursday, March 15, 2012
Enviro Groups Fear "Dangerously Misguided" Plan to Unleash Genetically Modified Mosquitoes
The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District is having a town hall meeting tonight about a plan to release genetically modified mosquitoes in order to control the population of Aedes aegypti , the mosquito responsible for the spread of dengue fever.
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States that have adopted new laws account for 171 electoral votes in 2012 — or 63 percent of the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency. News
Friday, March 09, 2012
NAACP Looks to UN in Fight Against Increasing US Voter Suppression
The NAACP is sending representatives next week to a session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland to argue that minority community members are facing clear voter suppression efforts in the United States, NAACP President Ben Jealous said during a press call on Thursday.
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012
With Greece's Final Austerity Deal Reached, the 'Gruesome Bleeding Process' Continues
This morning Greece and its creditors finalized a $170bn bailout package for the country with further austerity measures already bringing calls for strikes. While Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos has said the bailout means a "nightmare scenario" has been averted, for many Greeks the further deep cuts mean the nightmare is unfolding.
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Monday, February 20, 2012
Australian Cancer Survivor Fights to Stop Gene Ownership
In Australia today, a cancer survivor and a consumer organization have taken four biotech companies to court over a patent related to a human gene linked to breast and ovarian cancers. On Monday, an Australian Federal Court began hearing the landmark case brought by the Brisbane woman, Yvonne D'Arcy, and Cancer Voices Australia against the US-corporation Myriad Genetics Inc , owner of the patent. * * *
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Occupy Davos: Attendees Confront a New Wave of Anger
This years’ World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, marks the start of the perennial capitalist meet-and-greet summit season. The economic equivalent of the Oscars, the WEF is a time for the 0.1% to celebrate the achievements and successes of free-markets, and to discuss how to keep the crumbling ship from running ashore; it’s also a time to get in a few good runs on the slopes, deep tissue massages and a soothing hot tub session on the 99%’s dime.
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Risks will be top of the agenda at this year's World Economic Forum in Davos. News
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Growth of Global Inequality Sowing 'Seeds of Dystopia': Report
The World Economic Forum released its global assessment on Wednesday, and it paints a stark future if world institutions - including governments, private industry, academic institutions, and civil society organizations - don't make some radically practical changes. From the report :
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Pakistani former cricketer turned politician Imran Khan waves to supporters during a public meeting in Karachi. Khan ramped up the anti-corruption message at a rally of over 100,000 people in Pakistan on Sunday, December 25, 2011, boosting his image as a rising political force. News
Friday, January 06, 2012
A Pakistani Spring? Imran Khan's 'Tsunami' Brings Hope
Nuclear-armed Pakistan has been through turmoil for many years with military coups, rampant corruption and US drone attacks. Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan , the leader of Pakistan's Movement for Justice party, is emerging as a leading contender to lead Pakistan into the future.
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Explosion at Bus Stop in Central Jerusalem; 25 Reported Wounded
An bomb tied to a telephone pole exploded Wednesday at a crowded bus stop outside the International Convention Center in Jerusalem, just opposite the central station. At least 25 people were wounded in the incident, four of them seriously. All of the casualties have been evacuated to the Hadassah Hospital in Ein Karem. The Magen David Adom emergency services said that there were no fatalities. The blast could be heard throughout Jerusalem and blew out the windows of two crowded buses, No. 74 and No. 14.
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Friday, September 24, 2010
US Executes Grandmother Despite Protests
JARRATT, Virginia - A US grandmother has been put to death by lethal injection in Virgina, the first woman executed in the state for nearly a century, prompting outrage from anti-death penalty campaigners. Teresa Lewis, 41, convicted of masterminding the murders of her husband and step-son, was pronounced dead at 9:13 pm Thursday (0113 GMT Friday) at Greensville prison, prison official Larry Traylor said. Death penalty abolitionists had championed Lewis's case, insisting she had diminished mental faculties and that smarter accomplices had taken advantage of her.
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Monday, April 27, 2009
Iraq PM: Deadly US Raid 'Breach' of Security Pact
BAGHDAD - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said a US raid on Sunday in which a policeman and a woman were shot dead was a "breach" of a landmark security pact with Washington. "The prime minister condemns the killings which are in breach of the (US-Iraqi) security pact," Maliki said in a statement carried by Iraqi state TV. The premier "wants those responsible to be put on trial," it added.
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