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Thursday, October 21, 2004
Consumption of Resources Outstripping Planet's Ability to Cope
GENEVA - People are plundering the world's resources at a pace that outstrips the planet's capacity to sustain life, the environmental group WWF said Thursday. In its regular Living Planet Report , the World Wide Fund for Nature said humans currently consume 20 percent more natural resources than...
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Tuesday, October 19, 2004
So, Did Saddam Hussein Try to Kill Bush's Dad?
WASHINGTON - Now that President George W. Bush's allegations about former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's ties to al-Qaeda and ambitious weapons programs have been thoroughly discredited, another outstanding charge remains to be resolved. During a campaign speech in September 2002, Bush cited a...
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Monday, July 19, 2004
Naked women protestors shout slogans against the alleged rape, torture and murder of Thangjam Manorama by paramilitary soldiers in Imphal, capital of northeastern Indian state of Manipur, Thursday, July 15, 2004. In a highly unusual protest, some 40 women stripped naked and staged an angry demonstration outside the Assam Rifles base to protest the death in custody of 32-year old Manorama. (AP Photo/Str) Women Rage Against 'Rape' in Northeast India
IMPHAL (Manipur), - After torching government buildings and parading naked to protest the suspected custodial rape and killing of a woman by federal soldiers, women in Manipur vow to intensify their fight against frequent atrocities in the restive northeast Indian state. An indefinite curfew is in...
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Wednesday, June 30, 2004
Which are the Most Popular Progressive Websites?
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Thursday, April 1, 2004
'Blood Diamonds' Still Sold by U.S. Retailers
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Major U.S. and international retailers that sell diamond jewelry are failing to follow through on promises to prevent the trade in so-called 'conflict diamonds' that have fueled civil war and violence in several African nations, according to a new report released at this week's...
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Friday, March 19, 2004
Karina Lau, 20, had won a four-year music scholarship to the University of the Pacific. High School Senior Class Photo Death Leaves Family with Grief, Questions
Daughter who left college to join Army killed in Iraq attack
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Thursday, March 4, 2004
Dasani is nothing but tap water Coca - Cola Admits That Dasani is Nothing But Tap Water
LONDON - It made for great headlines, but the fact that the UK version of Coca-Cola's Dasani brand bottled water comes out of the London public supply should hardly have come as a surprise. "Coke's in hot water," "Eau dear" and "The real sting" were three good examples of the newspaper headline...
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Wednesday, December 24, 2003
US Companies Moving More Jobs Overseas
NEW YORK - U.S. corporations are picking up the pace in shifting well-paid technology jobs to India, China and other low-cost centers, but they are keeping quiet for fear of a backlash, industry professionals said. Morgan Stanley estimates the number of U.S. jobs outsourced to India will double to...
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Friday, December 19, 2003
Fight to the Death: The Iraqis Who Hated Saddam Hate the Americans More
In Khaldiyah, it's a war of nerves. A three-meter-deep crater marks the explosion point of a careering car bomb that the local police knew was inevitable. Just across and down a highway that cuts through this small town west of Baghdad is the home of a man the US suspects could help bring an end to...
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FTAA Protests: Amnesty Says Miami Police May Have Broken UN Laws
MIAMI - Police in Miami may have violated various international laws and covenants on civil rights and use of force when they crushed protests against a free trade meeting last month, rights group Amnesty International said. In a letter to Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, dated Dec. 16 and made public on...
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Rumsfeld's '84 Visit was to Reassure Iraqis
Trip Followed Criticism Of Chemical Arms' Use
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Rights, Liberties Groups Hail Court Defeats for Bush Anti-Terror War
U.S. civil liberties and human rights groups Thursday hailed the one-two punch delivered by two federal appeals courts against the Bush administration's refusal to recognize basic due-process rights of alleged U.S. and foreign detainees held as "enemy combatants" in Washington's "war on terrorism...
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Battle Rages with Ecuador Indians Over Jungle Oil
QUITO - In a steamy jungle of winding laurel trees and sprawling palms, a battle is raging between Ecuadorean Indians trying to protect land rights and oil companies who want to drill in the Amazon. In the northern Amazon, Indians are suing a U.S. oil company over environmental damage they say...
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Thursday, December 18, 2003
Foes Say Bush Plan Would Create 'Debating Society Over Science'
Health, environmental rules could be buried in peer reviews, critics fear
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Is the Search for WMDs Over?
After Eight Months with No Discoveries, Mission Chief Quits
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Earth Warming at Faster Pace, Say Top Science Group's Leaders
Statement by American Geophysical Union's council warns temperature change is real and human-caused
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Tuesday, December 9, 2003
Despite the Hype, Bottled Water is Neither Cleaner nor Greener than Tap Water
"You drink tap water? Are you crazy?" asks a 21-year-old radio producer from the Chicago area. "I only drink bottled water." In a trendy nightclub in New York City, the bartender tells guests they can only be served bottled water, which costs $5 for each tiny half-pint container. One outraged...
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Tuesday, October 14, 2003
Scottie & Me: October 14, 2003
White House Press Briefing with Scott McClellan
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Thursday, October 2, 2003
Scottie & Me: October 2, 2003
White House Press Briefing with Scott McClellan
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Tuesday, September 2, 2003
Scottie & Me: September 2, 2003
White House Press Briefing with Scott McClellan
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Thursday, August 28, 2003
Voting Machine Controversy
COLUMBUS - The head of a company vying to sell voting machines in Ohio told Republicans in a recent fund-raising letter that he is "committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year." The Aug. 14 letter from Walden O'Dell, chief executive of Diebold Inc. - who has...
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Monday, July 14, 2003
Bush 'Bundlers' Take Fundraising to New Level
As chairman, president and chief executive of Safeway Inc., the world's 11th-largest grocery chain, Steven Burd is the nexus of a wide network of subordinates and suppliers, as well as friends in corporate suites. And that is why he will play a critical role in President Bush's effort to raise the...
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Tuesday, May 27, 2003
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer Ari & I: May 27, 2003
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer
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Wednesday, May 14, 2003
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer Ari & I: May 14, 2003
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Tuesday, May 6, 2003
Rich Nations Continue to Wield Power in Global Bodies
WASHINGTON - From the World Trade Organization (WTO), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank and the United Nations, to Interpol and the World Health Organization (WHO), dozens of international agencies now work to regulate world trade, telecommunications, transportation, labor,...
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Monday, March 3, 2003
Youths Shouldn't Be Tried As Adults, Study Says
WASHINGTON -- Every state allows children under 16 to be tried as adults, but new research indicates that many cannot understand their situations well enough to aid their defense. The private MacArthur Foundation study released today says that many children under 16 had as much difficulty grasping...
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Ari & I: March 3, 2003
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer
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Wednesday, February 26, 2003
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer Ari & I: February 26, 2003
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer
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Thursday, February 6, 2003
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer Ari & I: February 6, 2003
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Thursday, January 30, 2003
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer Ari & I: January 30, 2003
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer
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Monday, January 27, 2003
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer Ari & I: January 27, 2003
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer
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Tuesday, January 21, 2003
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer Ari & I: January 21, 2003
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer
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Monday, January 20, 2003
As War Drums Grow, Peace Activist Stands Her Ground
The word courage often is used to describe an act of valor on a battlefield. But the word can also apply to a person standing up for peace. So it was one Wednesday afternoon last summer when Aase Loescher arrived at the weekly peace vigil at the Monroe County Courthouse. No one else showed up that...
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Tuesday, December 17, 2002
Ari & I: December 17, 2002
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer
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Thursday, December 5, 2002
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer Ari & I: December 5, 2002
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer
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Tuesday, October 15, 2002
Ari & I: October 15, 2002
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer
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Wednesday, October 9, 2002
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer Ari & I: October 9, 2002
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer
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Thursday, September 19, 2002
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer Ari & I: September 19, 2002
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer
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Sunday, September 8, 2002
How Did Iraq Get Its Weapons? We Sold Them
THE US and Britain sold Saddam Hussein the technology and materials Iraq needed to develop nuclear, chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction. Reports by the US Senate's committee on banking, housing and urban affairs -- which oversees American exports policy -- reveal that the US, under...
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Tuesday, July 30, 2002
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer Ari & I: July 30, 2002
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer
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Tuesday, May 21, 2002
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer Ari & I: May 21, 2002
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer
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Friday, April 5, 2002
Boycott of Israeli Products Gaining in South Africa: Mideast Conflict Hits SA Shop Shelves
Leading chocolate, softdrink, cellphone and toiletry companies in South Africa have been threatened with a consumer boycott as part of a local campaign against Israel's intensified military assault on Palestine. And Pick 'n Pay and Spar have been singled out as targets if they ignore a call from...
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Monday, March 25, 2002
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer Ari & I: March 25, 2002
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Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Monsanto Hid Decades Of Pollution
PCBs Drenched Ala. Town, But No One Was Ever Told
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Tuesday, November 20, 2001
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer Ari & I: November 20, 2001
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Wednesday, October 31, 2001
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer Ari & I: October 31, 2001
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Friday, October 26, 2001
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer Ari & I: October 26, 2001
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer
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Friday, August 3, 2001
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer Ari & I: August 3, 2001
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer
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Thursday, July 19, 2001
Mimi Farina Bread and Roses Founder Singer-Activist Mimi Farina Dead at 56
MILL VALLEY, CA - Expressions of love and sadness greeted the death yesterday of Mimi Farina of Mill Valley, noted '60s folk singer and founder of Bread & Roses. She died at home with family and close friends at her bedside after a two-year battle with neuroendocrine cancer. She was 56. Music...
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Monday, July 16, 2001
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer Ari & I: July 16, 2001
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer
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Monday, July 2, 2001
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer Ari & I: July 2, 2001
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer
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Wednesday, June 27, 2001
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer Ari & I: June 27, 2001
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer
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Tuesday, June 26, 2001
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer Ari & I: June 26, 2001
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer
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Thursday, June 21, 2001
US Defends Drug Companies
GENEVA - The United States took a tough line yesterday in defense of drug companies' rights to patent protection of their medicines. Though there were some signs of movement, the overall US stance dismayed the developing countries who cannot afford these drugs and threatened to open a gulf with the...
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Wednesday, June 20, 2001
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer Ari & I: June 20, 2001
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer
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Thursday, May 31, 2001
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer Ari & I: May 31, 2001
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer
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Tuesday, May 29, 2001
Sweden Pushes Its Ban on Children's Ads
Broad Campaign is Waged in EU on TV Commercials
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Tuesday, May 15, 2001
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer Ari & I: May 15, 2001
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer
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Friday, May 4, 2001
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer Ari & I: May 4, 2001
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer
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McDonald's Confirms Its French Fries Are Made With Beef Extract
SEATTLE - Facing a class-action lawsuit from angry vegetarians, McDonald's this week confirmed that its French fries are prepared with beef extract, a disclosure the company said is not new. Although the fast-food giant has been saying since 1990 that its fries are cooked in pure vegetable oil,...
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Thursday, May 3, 2001
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer Ari & I: May 3, 2001
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer
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Wednesday, May 2, 2001
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer Ari & I: May 2, 2001
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer
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Monday, April 9, 2001
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer Ari & I: April 9, 2001
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer
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Friday, April 6, 2001
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer Ari & I: April 6, 2001
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer
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Wednesday, April 4, 2001
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer Ari & I: April 4, 2001
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer
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Tuesday, March 6, 2001
Corporate Spooks
Corporate espionage is the dirty little secret of big business in America today. Corporations spy on other corporations. They spy on citizen groups. They spy on governments. To protect their reputations, corporations don't admit to spying. But they do it. Corporate spies call themselves "...
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Thursday, March 1, 2001
Undated photo of the world's tallest statue of Bhudda measuring 53 meters (175 feet) in Bamiyan, 125 kilometers (90 miles) west of Kabul in Afghanistan. Supreme Commander of the Taliban Mullah Mohammad Omar had ordered the destruction of all statues in Afghanistan, including the centuries-old Buddha in Bamiyan, and armed Taliban troops fanned out across the country Thursday to implement the supreme leader's order. (AP Photo) Afghan Taliban Begin Destruction of Ancient Buddha Statues
KABUL - Ignoring an international outcry, Afghanistan's puritanical Taliban Islamic militia began demolishing statues across the country on Thursday, including two towering ancient stone Buddhas. Taliban Minister of Information and Culture Qudratullah Jamal told AFP the destruction of scores of pre...
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Friday, December 29, 2000
Clinton Reverses 5-Year Ban On Lobbying by Appointees
President Clinton yesterday revoked an executive order he signed on his first day in office in 1993 that barred senior officials of the White House and other agencies from lobbying former colleagues for five years. Lifting the five-year ban on lobbying means Clinton's top subordinates, those...
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Sunday, November 18, 1990
The Lost Dreams of Bert DeLeeuw
Requiem for a Radical
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Tuesday, January 31, 1984
The Separate Peace of Madeleine & Bert
From Their Era of Activism To Their Day of Divorce
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