All Further Articles for 2012-11-29

Thursday, November 29, 2012
Chasing Ice, Changing Lives
When photographer James Balog and a small team embarked on a multi-year “Extreme Ice Survey” to document glaciers in remote regions of the world, he found what he describes as “decrepit old men falling into the earth and dying” - glaciers as old as 30,000 years old breaking open and disappearing in seconds. His new documentary, "Chasing Ice," is said to offer undeniable, devastating evidence of the effects of climate change: See a Fox News/O'Reilly-loving, former climate change denier in tears at what she's learned.
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Annals of Creepiness
If you ever wanted the autograph of a racist loser who gunned down an unarmed teenager for walking while black, here's your chance. George Zimmerman is back, with a new murky legal defense fund, a whopping narrative filled with tortured syntax and angry blasts at "unfounded misinformation" about him, and an enticing offer. Send him cash, and he'll send you a signed "NOTE OF THANKS," in a discreet unmarked envelope. It seems he is the victim of "a coordinated public relations attack designed to assert that George acted with racial bias ...and with the purpose of profiting from a tragedy." Him? Naaah.
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No Wonder For IDF
Stevie Wonder has reportedly pulled out of his gig headlining a Dec. 5 fundraiser for the Israel Defense Forces after two petitions urged him to remember that "apartheid is apartheid." A longtime human rights advocate, Wonder was arrested for protesting South African apartheid and now serves as a U.N. Messenger of Peace. "In the face of over 60 years of Israeli colonization of Palestinian land and the disenfranchisement of the Palestinian people, and in the wake of Israel's latest violent aggression against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, we ask you NOT to support the IDF. Please remember that apartheid is apartheid."
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Fast Food Forward: Take this McJob and Shove It
Arguing flipping burgers and frying chicken should pay a living wage like any other job, hundreds of fast food workers in New York walked out today to launch the first multi-union, multi-franchise organizing drive in the massive service industry. Workers at McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, KFC, Taco Bell et al are demanding higher wages and the right to unionize without interference. Most average $8 an hour and often can't afford basics like food and rent. Their employers, meanwhile, have seen profits soar; McDonald's is up 130 percent. First Walmart, now this. We're lovin' it.
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