All News Articles for 2010-01-27

Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Growing Home: Stories From the Green Collar Economy
One in a series of videos, produced by Free Range Studios for Green For All, which highlights the stories of individuals whose lives have been changed through opportunities in the green economy. These stories and more are told in The Green Collar Economy, a new book by Van Jones (President and Founder of Green For All). The book proposes elegant solutions for our economic and environmental crises.
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North America's Long Winter of Discontent
SEATTLE, Washington - In the wake of a blizzard of economic hardship across North America, native land of the financial crash of 2008 and ensuing Great Recession, the shapes of other possible worlds are emerging from the drifts. Some are frozen and dystopian, but others may harbour green shoots of hope.
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Plan Considered to Buy off Taliban
Al Jazeera has learnt that a plan is being considered to pay up to $500 million to Taliban fighters to persuade them to lay down their arms. In advance of an international conference in London to discuss Afghanistan's future on Thursday, Japan, the US and Britain are said to be leading the proposal. The scheme would offer cash, jobs and other incentives to the Taliban and fighters in other armed groups.
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Live: Key Players, Including Hank Paulson and Timothy Geithner, Testify about Secretive AIG Bailout
Fmr. Treasury Sec. Henry Paulson and fmr. New York Fed Chrmn. Stephen Friedman will testify at a House Oversight hearing on bailed-out insurer AIG. Treasury Sec. Timothy Geithner, TARP Inspector Gen. Neil Barofsky and AIG's ex-CFO Elias Habayeb will also testify about their roles in the government bailout of 2008.
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The Daily Show With Jon Stewart: Elizabeth Warren
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