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In Haiti, Cholera Claims New Victims Daily
UNITED NATIONS/PORT-AU-PRINCE - Some 2,400 kilometres from New York City, where victims of Haiti’s cholera epidemic are suing the United Nations in a U.S. federal court, the disease continues to burn through the populace with no end in sight. In a single week between Oct. 19 and Oct. 26, the Pan-...
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Congress Must Not Fast Track TPP to Ratification
US lawmakers may soon introduce legislation to give the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) a “fast-track” through Congress. Senate Finance committee leaders Sen. Max Baucus and Sen. Orrin Hatch have renewed their call to pass such fast-track legislation and hand over Congress' constitutional power to...
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Japan Greenlights 'Perilous' Cleanup at Fukushima's Reactor 4
Removal of 1,300 spent fuel rods deemed 'humankind's most dangerous moment since Cuban Missile Crisis'
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TPP/Fast Track Trade Fight Is On
You’ve probably been hearing warnings about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “trade” agreement that is being negotiated. And you might have heard that the big corporations are going to push to use something called “fast track” trade promotion authority (TPA) to push it through. It’s time to...
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At UN, Record Number of Countries Condemn US Embargo Against Cuba
For the 22nd year in a row, the UN General Assembly resoundingly denounced the U.S. embargo against Cuba. At the symbolic vote on Tuesday for the resolution called "Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba," 188 members...
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Waste land: large-scale irrigation strips nutrients from the soil, scars the landscape and could alter climactic conditions beyond repair. Image: Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto/ Flowers, London, Pivot Irrigation #11 High Plains, Texas Panhandle, USA (2011) Views
How Science Is Telling Us All To Revolt
In December 2012, a pink-haired complex systems researcher named Brad Werner made his way through the throng of 24,000 earth and space scientists at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, held annually in San Francisco. This year’s conference had some big-name participants, from Ed...
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Filmmaker Robert Stone, Other Pro-Nuke Advocates Should Make Expedition to Fukushima
We are in desperate need of documentary filmmakers at Fukushima. The Japanese government is about to pass a national censorship law clearly meant to make it impossible to know what’s going on there. Massive quantities of radioactive water have been flowing through the site since the 3/11/11...
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7.3 Earthquake Off Japan Coast; Fukushima Workers Evacuated
Breaking.... Check back for updates... Update (3:38 PM EDT): NBC reports that a 7.3 magnitude earthquake has struck Japan, striking the island of Honshu which is 231 miles east of the Fukushima region. The Japan Meteorological Agency reported a one-foot tsunami and warned a small tsunami could...
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René González, Lone Cuban 5 Member Freed from U.S. Prison, Speaks Out from Havana
In a Democracy Now! exclusive, the only freed member of the Cuban Five, René González, speaks out after a 13-year imprisonment in the United States. The five Cuban intelligence agents were arrested in the United States in 1998 and convicted of espionage. They say they were not spying on the United...
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Fuel Removal From Fukushima's Reactor 4 Threatens 'Apocalyptic' Scenario
In November, TEPCO set to begin to remove fuel rods whose radiation matches the fallout of 14,000 Hiroshima bombs
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