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The Hypocrisy Of Human Rights Watch

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This article originally appeared in the Winter 2013 issue “Latino New York.” Over more than a decade, the rise of the left in Latin American governance has led to remarkable advances in poverty alleviation, regional integration, and a reassertion of sovereignty and independence. The United States has been antagonistic toward the new left governments, and…more »

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Remarks By The President At Symposium On Global Agriculture And Food Security

Control food and you control people ~ Kissinger

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you so much. (Applause.) Thank you, everybody. Please have a seat. Thank you. Well, good morning, everybody. Thank you, Catherine Bertini, and Dan Glickman and everyone at the Chicago Council. We were originally going to convene, along with the G8, in Chicago. But since we’re not doing this in my hometown, I…more »

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Bees Are US: Protect Our Bees, Say No To Bayer And Syngenta

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Take action to protect our bees! Wow. Bayer has just sued the European Commission to overturn a ban on the pesticides that are killing millions of bees around the world. A huge public push won this landmark ban only months ago — and we can’t sit back and let Big Pesticide overturn it while the…more »

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Lyme Disease Community Blows The Whistle On Corruption Within The CDC

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced that rather than 30,000 new cases of Lyme disease each year in the United States, there are likely 300,000. What the CDC failed to explain is why it’s taken them so long to acknowledge that Lyme disease has reached epidemic proportions. The Lyme disease community…more »

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UCSC Expansion Denied By Court

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Forest Gets a Reprieve Thanks to a small group of Santa Cruz citizens, University plans to build on 270 acres of forest north of campus are on hold. The California State Court of Appeals has ruled that the City of Santa Cruz’s Environmental Impact Report for water service to the campus expansion is inadequate. The…more »

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Thank You Stéphane Hessel: You Are Correct, It Is Time For Outrage!

Stéphane Hessel

In A World Shy On Heroes, Meet One Of Mine This is a brief tribute and thank you to a dear friend whom I never met but who was with me, none the less, in spirit, in struggle, and in actions. Stéphane Hessel, died today at age 95. I have two copies of his book,…more »

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Consequences of Toxic Metals and Chemical Aerosols on Human Health

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For decades, we have known that heavy metals and chemicals can cause grave physical harm. Going back to Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring” we have known and been amply warned of the serious consequences of using or being exposed to these poisons in our daily activities. Thousands of these are well-documented carcinogens. Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Building…more »

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‘Idle No More': Indigenous Peoples Urgent Environmental And Human Rights Message

Idle No More Flash Mob outside of the Vancouver Convention Center on December 27, 2012.

It is being called the largest indigenous mass mobilization in recent history. ‘Idle No More’ is an Indigenous Peoples Movement Spreading across N.America and the world with an urgent environmental and Human Rights message You may not have heard yet of the ‘Idle No More’ movement, but you will; it’s momentum has been steadily growing…more »

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Santa Cruz Action To Protect Our Forest

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: The state’s Court of Appeals tossed out the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) prepared by the City of Santa Cruz for the extension of water for UCSC expansion into the Nature Reserve. LAFCO cannot approve the University’s application for water service without a valid EIR. See the Sentinel article for details. This represents a…more »

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Radio Chipping Students; Texas School District Requires RFID Tracking

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Wear Chip or Leave, San Antonio School Tells Students; Parents Protest Superintendent issues warning: ‘There will be consequences’ for not submitting. By JACK MINOR WND Education, October 6, 2012 Brushing aside privacy concerns by parents and civil rights activists, a Texas school district has gone live with a controversial program requiring all students to wear…more »

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