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Spain's General Strike Is Also a Day of Action for the 99%
Polls say only 30% of the employed will take part on Friday, but it will also be what the Occupy movement calls an 'invisible' strike
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Fukushima: Far More 'Chronic and Lasting' Cesium Contamination Than Previously Believed
A "mind-boggling" amount of radioactive cesium, or twice the amount previously thought, may have spewed from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant after the March 11, 2011 meltdown, Japanese scientists said Wednesday. Also, French scientists announced Tuesday that the amount of cesium...
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Fukushima – Worse Than Chernobyl
There is good news and bad news: The good news is that 11 months after the Fukushima meltdown, thousands of Japanese marched in the streets to protest the continuing operation of nuclear power plants in their country, and urged a shift to renewable energy. Some 250,000 people signed petitions to...
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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...
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Real Cowards Go To Tehran
Imagine the classic United States neo-conservative wet dream; staring at Iran on a map and salivating about the crossroads between Europe and Asia, between the Arab world and the Indian subcontinent, between the Arabian Sea and Central Asia, with 10% of the world's proven oil reserves (over 150...
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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'...
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Bird Population in Collapse Near Fukushima
Study: Many species show “dramatically” elevated DNA mutation rates, developmental abnormalities and extinctions
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The Animal Victims of Fukushima
Scientists study radiation effects on area flora and fauna
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How Swedes and Norwegians Broke the Power of the ‘1 Percent’
While many of us are working to ensure that the Occupy movement will have a lasting impact, it’s worthwhile to consider other countries where masses of people succeeded in nonviolently bringing about a high degree of democracy and economic justice. Sweden and Norway, for example, both experienced a...
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Occupy Davos: Attendees Confront a New Wave of Anger
Today, the gap between the haves and the have-nots is no longer just a rallying cry to incite anticapitalist activists. It has become a mainstream issue, debated openly in arenas where the primacy of laissez-faire capitalism used to be taken for granted and where talk of inequality used to be...
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