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Headlines - March, 2012

Saturday March 31, 2012

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Student Debt Collectors May Face New Restrictions
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Court: Parts of Scott Walker's Anti-Union Law are Unconstitutional
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Ehud Olmert Disrupted by Protesters During Speech in Chicago

Friday March 30, 2012

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FDA Keeps BPA in Food, Fails Public Health Again
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Obama's Waffling on Gay Marriage Could Create Election-Year Bind
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Study: 'Arctic Cold War' Heats Up
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As Fukushima Worsens, US Approves New Nukes
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Journalists, Activists Challenge NDAA Law
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Spain's New Budget: 'As Austere As It Gets'
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Money Talks, Science Walks: Millions Spent to Weaken FDA
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Palestinians Commemorate Land Day as Israel Forces Fire at Protesters
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Wis. Gov. Walker Recall: It's On
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Mali Coup Leaders Given Ultimatum from African Neighbors
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Neurotoxic Pesticides Helping to Decimate Bee Populations, Studies Indicate
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Israel Shields Public from Risks of War with Iran

Thursday March 29, 2012

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Spanish Workers, Students Mass in General Strike
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'Global March to Jerusalem': Israel's Borders on High Alert as Huge Protests Loom
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New Study Finds Skyrocketing Increase in Autism
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Bahrainis Gather at UN Offices to Protest Tear Gas
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'No Fares Collected': OWS Activists, Union Members Offer Free Passage to Highlight Bank Greed
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Explosion, Pollution, Massive Oil Spill Probable: North Sea Gas Leak
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Report: US Drone Attacks Escalate in Yemen
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Palestinian Prisoners Increasingly Turn to Hunger Strikes to Highlight Unjust Detention
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Video Casts Doubt on Trayvon Martin Killer's Depiction of Events
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Poet, Author and Activist Adrienne Rich Dies at 82

Wednesday March 28, 2012

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Obama Admin Takes Steps Towards More Oil Drilling
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Experts: Radiation at Fukushima Plant Far Worse Than Thought
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Rep. Bobby Rush Kicked Off House Floor for Wearing Hoodie in Support of Trayvon Martin
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Global Food Crisis Imminent, Drastic Changes Needed: Planet Under Pressure
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'In the Realms of the Unknown': North Sea Gas Leak Enters Day 4
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Incarcerated Climate Activist Tim DeChristopher Moved to Restricted Cell
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New EPA Rules Welcome, But Loopholes Remain Warn Green Groups
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Single-payer Advocates Express Opposition to Individual Mandate
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Arizona Senate Votes to Ban Abortion After 20 Weeks
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Reports: US Invoked 'State Secrets' to Hide 9/11 Intelligence Failings

Tuesday March 27, 2012

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On the Brink: Planet Near Irreversible Point of Global Warming
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Report: Executions Increased in 2011 due to Arab Spring
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Brazilian Activists Killed Over Land Rights
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BP Spill Caused 'Graveyard of Corals'
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Censored: Japan Cuts Emperor Akihito's Nuclear Comments from TV
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Poll: Opposition to War in Afghanistan Grows to 69%
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Growing Gas Cloud Forces Evacuation of Oil Rig in North Sea

Monday March 26, 2012

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Congressional Progressive Caucus Issues 'Budget for All'
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Students Protest Debt as Student Loan Debt Collectors Make a Billion
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Sanford Police Department: 10 k Could Attend Trayvon Martin Rally in Florida
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Healthcare Showdown: Supreme Court Hears Arguments over Legality of 'Obamacare'
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Israeli Court Rules Dismantling of Prominent West Bank Settlement
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First Ever Challenger for World Bank President Pleas for Level Playing Field, Global Shift
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Japan: Safety Concerns, Citizen Outrage Pushing Nuclear Power Out
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A 'New Era Begins for Senegal': Macky Sall wins Runoff Presidential Election Against Incumbent

Sunday March 25, 2012

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Anti-War Israelis March in Tel Aviv: 'Don't Attack Iran'
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Cash for Carnage: US Pays Afghan Families for Murdered Victims
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Atheists Gather to Profess Belief in 'Life Before Death' at DC Rally
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Murder of Iraqi Woman in California Appears Motivated by Hate
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Occupy Wall Street Continues to Take Aim at NYPD Tactics, Brutality

Saturday March 24, 2012

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Earth Sends Climate Warning by Busting World Heat Records
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Dick Cheney Gets New Heart
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Rights Groups Slam Renewed US Military Aid to Egypt
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Bahrain Youth Continue Struggle for Their Arab Spring
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Coup Leader in Mali Received US Military Training

Friday March 23, 2012

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Buy Local Blitz: Local Businesses Hit by 'Cash Mobs'
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Public Health Victory: FDA Must Act to Stem Antibiotics Overuse in Animal Feed
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California Moves Towards Overturning Citizens United
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Intel: Iran Is Not a Nuclear Threat
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Obama's Unconventional Choice for World Bank President
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Documents Show NYPD Infiltrated Anti-War, Justice Groups
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Over a Thousand Protest, Scores Arrested as Anti-Nuclear Activists Demand 'Rogue' Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant Close
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US Soldier Faces 17 Murder Counts; Afghans Express Little Faith in US Justice System

Thursday March 22, 2012

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US Intelligence Report: Expect Water Wars Soon
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Ohio Students Tell Obama: 'Stop Dirty Energy Disasters!'
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Anti-Austerity Mass General Strike Takes Portugal
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Tens of Thousands Rally in Quebec Against Tuition Increases
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Occupy Wall Street Protesters See Tweets Used Against Them
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In New York, Florida, Beyond, Protesters Demand Justice in Killing of Trayvon Martin
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Obama Endorses KXL Pipeline, Native Americans Forced to Protest from 'Cage'
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'A Foil to Obama': Norman Solomon, Anti-War Progressive Running For Congress
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Mali Soldiers Claim to Have Ousted Regime in Coup
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Chevron, TransOcean Executives Face Criminal Charge for Brazilian Oil Spill

Wednesday March 21, 2012

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Obama Set to Speed Up Approval of Tar Sands Pipeline
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'Drill Baby Drill' Will Never Curb Gas Prices: Report
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FCC Decision on Local Community Radio Act a Boon for Communities
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NYPD Riot Cops Remove Occupy Protesters from Union Square
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Afghan Villagers: Massacre of Civilians Fueled by 'Revenge'
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"Your Time Is Up:" Activists Plan Non-Violent Direct Action, Demand Immediate Closure of Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant
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Toulouse Shooting Suspect Surrounded; Armed Standoff Continues in France

Tuesday March 20, 2012

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Iran Leader: Israel, US Attacks Will Bring 'Same Level' Retaliation
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Here's Your Job Application. Now Give Us Your Facebook Password
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Unprecedented, "Eye-Popping" Temperatures Soar, Highs Continue
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Major Earthquake Hits Near Oaxaca, Mexico
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'Israelis Heart Iran' and 'Iranians Love Israel': Citizens Bid for Peace
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Thousands of Anti-Nuclear Protesters Face Police in India, 200 Arrested
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Report: Health Insurance Gender Discrimination Costs Women $1 Billion a Year
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Scores Killed in Iraq, Continuing 9 Years of Violence
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Pakistan Parliamentary Committee Demands End of Cross-Border Strikes

Monday March 19, 2012

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Chicago Denies Parade Permit for NATO Summit Protest
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Germany Embarks on Historic Alternative Energy Push
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Israeli Settlers Stealing Essential Water from Palestinians, UN Reports
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Tens of Thousands Rally in France Behind Call for 'Civic Insurrection'
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Rep. Introduces Legislation to Forgive Student Loan Debt
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Amnesty Demands Investigation into 'Forgotten Victims' of NATO's Libyan Airstrikes
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Russian Energy Giant Eyes Greek Auction of Public Assets
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Some Surprises, But No Heroes In State Corruption Analysis

Sunday March 18, 2012

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Blood Money: US Well-Practiced in 'Apologizing for Carnage'
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Police Crackdown, Arrests at Occupy's Six-Month Anniversary
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Executives from Chevron, Transocean Held in Brazil

Saturday March 17, 2012

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California Sends over 20,000 Pink Slips to Teachers
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Whistleblower: BP Oil Platform Faces 'Present and Imminent Danger'
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Afghan Massacre Suspect Identified
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Wikileaks' Assange to Run for Australian Senate Seat

Friday March 16, 2012

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Water Justice: 'We Are the Movement Whose Time Has Come'
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Kony 2012/Invisible Children Leader Detained for Public Masturbation, Vandalizing Cars
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Bloody Week in Afghanistan Continues; 16 Die in Helicopter Crash
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'Non!': France Bans Monsanto's Genetically Modified Corn
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Senators Attack Government's Use of Patriot Act
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Chile: Protesters Demanding Education Rights Met With Tear Gas, Water Cannons
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Manning Day Two: Closed Door Meetings Delay Hearing After Prosecution Cries 'Terrorist'
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China's 'Big Brother' System a Boon for Romney's Bain
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Ex-US Officials Face 'Material Support' Probe for Terror Links

Thursday March 15, 2012

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Occupy Movement to Blossom as Spring Approaches
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Karzai Calls for Troops to Withdraw from Afghan Villages
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Enviro Groups Fear "Dangerously Misguided" Plan to Unleash Genetically Modified Mosquitoes
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Greenhouse Gas Will Soar by 50% if Policy Does Not Change Immediately: Report
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Corporate Win, Loss for the 99%: U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement Takes Effect
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Whistleblower Who Predicted Retaliation Gets Axe from State Dept.
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Bradley Manning Two-Day Hearing Begins
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Bahraini Hunger-Striker Continues Struggle of 'Arab Spring'

Wednesday March 14, 2012

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Cameron, Obama Agree: Continue War on Afghanistan
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"You're Gonna Feel It:" U.S. Military Unveils New Crowd Control "Heat Ray"
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Republican Congressman Wants to 'Sell Off Some of Our National Parks'
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Pakistan to US: Drone Flights Must End
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Among Rising Taser Fatalities, 'Safer' Model Promises Fall Short
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Report: Global Warming Could Double US Flooding
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Scant US Public Support for Israeli Strike on Iran
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Wisconsin Voter ID Law Struck Down by Court
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Earthquake, Tsunami Hit Japan

Tuesday March 13, 2012

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EU Finance Ministers Eye Next Target: Spain
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Grace Lee Boggs: 'We Need to Grow Our Souls'
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HUD Report: Banks Hampered Foreclosure Inquiry
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Surge of Climate Change-Caused Mass Migrations to Hit Asia-Pacific
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India Government Ruling 'Effectively Ends' Bayer's Monopoly on Cancer Drug
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Australian Govt Votes to Make Aboriginal Land Nuclear Dumping Ground
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Al Gore: Our "Democracy Hacked"; Time to Occupy
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What if George W. Bush Had Done That?
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Afghan Students Lead Protests as Word of Massacre Spreads

Monday March 12, 2012

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Afghan Massacre: Just a PR Problem for U.S. Occupation?
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Occupy Wall Street Protesters Concerned about Police Surveillance
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Pro-Choice 'Doonesbury' Too Much for Many US Papers
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Reporters Without Borders: Bahrain, Belarus added to the 'Enemies of the Internet' List
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Massacre of Civilians Ignites Fury in Afghanistan
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Water Rights Groups Blast Corporate-Dominated Water Forum
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UN Torture Chief Slams Bradley Manning's Treatment as Cruel, Inhuman

Sunday March 11, 2012

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US Soldier(s) Open Fire on Afghan Civilians in Murder Spree
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3/11: Japan Marks Anniversary of Meltdowns, Tsunami in Day of Mourning, Protest
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Peaceful Anti-Fracking Activists Pursued by FBI as 'Eco-Terrorists'
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Fatal Strikes Continue in Gaza in Weekend of Attacks

Saturday March 10, 2012

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Kony 2012? Critics Alarmed by Aid Group's Call for Foreign Intervention
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Japanese Officials Knew of Imminent Meltdown Shortly After Tsunami
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US Continues Drone Strikes in Yemen
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Sustained Attacks on Gaza: 15 Dead in Two Days

Friday March 9, 2012

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Confirmed: Fracking Caused Ohio Earthquakes
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Beware The 'Student Debt Bomb', says New Report
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'Save Our School!': Students 'Hunger Strike' to Protest Budget Cuts
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Fighting Austerity: Spanish Unions Call for General Strike
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NAACP Looks to UN in Fight Against Increasing US Voter Suppression
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'Biggest Demonstration' in Bahrain: 100,000 Protesters Demand Democracy
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In Wake of Clinton's Cholera Admission, Haitians Demand 'Justice' from UN

Thursday March 8, 2012

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Senate Bid to Force Keystone Pipeline Fails... Barely
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Indefinite Detention on Trial: Bill Proposed to Amend NDAA
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Prolonged Attack on Public Education and Unions Leaves Teaching Profession Woeful
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10,000 GM Customers Tell Auto Giant: Stop Funding Climate Deniers
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Bank of America: Maximizing Profits Off the Backs of Struggling Homeowners
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Despite Fukushima Disaster, Nuclear Industry Says, "Full Steam Ahead"
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International Women's Day in Pictures: Protests, Celebrations
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Insurers to 'Get Out of Storms' Way' After Tornado Disasters
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US/Israeli Arms Deal: No Attack Until After Election?
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Documents Show Cozy Relationship Between Blackwater, Canadian Troops
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Rightwing Hate Groups in US on the Rise: Report

Wednesday March 7, 2012

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Rights Groups, Law Experts Reject Obama's 'Assassination' Program
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Tar Sands Opponents Mobilize to Thwart Senate Keystone Push
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Controversial Abdominal Ultrasound Bill Passed in Virginia
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Report: Fracking Could Cause a New Global Water Crisis
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55 Vermont Towns Affirm: 'Corporations Are Not People'
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Speculation Continues Over Possible Kucinich Run in Washington State
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Cheered Then Jeered at AIPAC: Sen. Levin says Strike on Iran 'Very Likely'

Tuesday March 6, 2012

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Vermont Town Meetings Model People-Driven Democracy
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Senator McCain Wants to Wage War Against Syria
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"This Is Our Land:" Lakota Form Human Blockade to Stop Tar Sands Trucks
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Super Tuesday: If Dennis Kucinich Loses, What Next?
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The Aliens Are Coming: New Study Shows Invasive Seeds Threatening Antarctic
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Top 1% Enjoyed 93% of Economic Recovery in 2010: Report
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Thousands Protest Soaring Education Cuts in California, 72 Arrested
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UN Official: Manning Subjected to 'Cruel Treatment' by US Govt

Monday March 5, 2012

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Obama Moves G-8 Summit from Chicago to Secluded Camp David
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Ex-Generals, Intelligence Officials to Obama: No War of Choice With Iran
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What's on the School Cafeteria Menu? "Pink Slime"
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Lessons Not Learned: New Map Shows 120 Million Americans at Nuclear Fallout Risk
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As Advertisers Peel Away, Military Vows to Stick with Rush Limbaugh
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'Unprecedented Rapidity of CO2' Causing Worst Ocean Acidification in 300 Million Years
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FEMEN Activists Try to 'Steal' Russian Election in Putin Protest
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AG Holder Defends Govt's "Chillingly Broad Claimed Authority to Conduct Targeted Killings"

Sunday March 4, 2012

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Lovins: End of Fossil Fuel Era an 'Exciting Time'
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Obama Speaks to AIPAC
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'Port Huron' Turns 50 as Occupy Turns 5 (Months)
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Spain Wilts in Driest Winter for 70 Years
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Fire, Spill Shuts Down Enbridge Oil Pipeline in Illinois
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US Navy's 'Sinkex' Program Pollutes Ocean, Harms Fisheries

Saturday March 3, 2012

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Costs of Climate Change Touching Down All Around: Insurers
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BP Settlement Avoids Day in Court with People Hurt by Spill
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Iran Votes: Ahmadinejad Rivals Set to Gain Control of Parliament

Friday March 2, 2012

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Peace, Justice Groups Target AIPAC at Summit
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Did US Ploy to Find Bin Laden Spur Pakistan Polio Crisis?
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Kucinich vs. Kaptur: GOP Redistricting Turns Colleagues into Rivals
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Obama Told at Fundraiser: "No War on Iran!"
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Pandora's Box: Digging the Earth, Killing the Future
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EU Unemployment Soaring
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Obama's 'Oil Speculation Task Force' Missing in Action

Thursday March 1, 2012

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Netanyahu Coming to Washington to Demand Obama Commit to Military Action
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Win for Women: Senate Defeats Blunt Amendment
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The Big Fracking Bubble: The Scam Behind the Gas Boom
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Fukushima: Far More 'Chronic and Lasting' Cesium Contamination Than Previously Believed
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Japanese Fearful of Govt-Set Radiation Standards for Food
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Critics Rebuke Bill Clinton for 'Embracing' Keystone
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Pre-Emptive Strike: Shell Sues Environmental Groups

March 2012