All Further Articles for 2010-07-08

Thursday, July 8, 2010
Sit-In at EPA Calls Out Lisa Jackson's Mountaintop Removal Betrayal
Blaring the EPA administrator's own words from last April's press conference with her intent to end mountaintop removal mining valley fills on an amplified soundtrack, five sit-in protesters are currently occupying the lobby of the EPA's headquarters in Washington, DC.
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Rocking the Casbah But Welding Shut the Doors
A surreal little video of Israeli soldiers on patrol in Hebron suddenly breaking into dance to pop singer Kesha's "Tik Tok" has gone viral in recent days. The soldiers are in Hebron, the only West Bank city where a small number of Jewish settlers live amidst 160,000 Palestinians. What the video doesn't explain: Shuhada Street, Hebron's main drag, is so empty because only the settlers are allowed to walk there. Mondoweiss offers that video and another : The painstaking roofs, stairs, ladders and alleys an elderly Palestinian woman must navigate to get to the street that once was hers.
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Oh Dear, It Seems Mission WAS Accomplished.
So what if hundreds of scholars and every vaguely sentient biped on the planet judge George Bush the worst president, ever. The stalwart folks at Honor Freedom want to set the record straight - that W was "the right leader at the right time." Under headings like Compassion and Truth, it seeks to correct nefarious myths like, "The war in Iraq was an invasion, not a liberation." Are these people dangerous, or just sad? "He remains a living symbol of individual freedom; a symbol that must be defended at all costs."
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Wal-Mart: Life, Liberty, The Pursuit of Freedom to Allow Mobs to Trample Your Employees to Death
Wal-Mart's illustrious lawyers are in court this week to continue their battle against OSHA telling them what they can and cannot do - as in, allowing frenzied shoppers to stampede their employees to death - having already spent a year and two million dollars fighting a $7,000 fine on the issue. Jdimytai Damour was killed by a post-Thanksgiving mob in 2008. Wal-Mart says it shouldn't be held accountable for safety standards - like not having workers trampled to death - that would cut into their sales of plastic gimcracks from China. These guys are truly princes of industry. "The government is improperly trying to define ‘crowd trampling' as an occupational hazard that retailers must take action to prevent." - Wal-Mart
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