Monthly Archives: October 2012

Yes, Global Warming Systemically Caused Hurricane Sandy | Common Dreams

Yes, global warming systemically caused Hurricane Sandy — and the Midwest droughts and the fires in Colorado and Texas, as well as other extreme weather disasters around the world. Let’s say it out loud, it was causation, systemic causation. via … Continue reading

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Name Storms After Oil Companies (The Ones Most Responsible for Climate Change) | Common Dreams

The fossil fuel companies have played the biggest role in making sure we don’t slow global warming down. They’ve funded climate denial propagandists and helped pack Congress with anti-environmental extremists, making sure that common sense steps to move toward renewable … Continue reading

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Over 50 Dead in Haiti from Hurricane; Nearly 400,000 in Tents — Why? | Common Dreams

“The lack of any housing plan — one that also ensures access to basic services — while the government is at the same time promoting opportunities for large-scale foreign investment is tragically indicative of the Haitian government and international community’s … Continue reading

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Industrial ‘Ocean Grabbing’ Causing Untold Damage: UN Expert | Common Dreams

Large-scale industrial fishing fleets are draining resources from the world’s oceans and have greatly threatened food security across the world through “ocean grabbing,” or wasteful practices such as industrial-trawling, according to a new report by the United Nations’ special rapporteur … Continue reading

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HOT Lanes Make My Blood Boil: Fast Tracks for the Rich on the Rise

For those of us who usually drive alone, HOV lanes may be annoying, but at least they have the feeling of a good cause. They’re meant to promote carpooling, to reduce the number of cars on the road and ultimately … Continue reading

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Yes, Romney’s a Liar, but This Is Getting Ridiculous | The Nation

Has anyone ever heard Myth Romney tell a truth? I am beginning to wonder if he is capable of making a true statement. Yes, Romney’s a Liar, but This Is Getting Ridiculous | The Nation.

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Florida Early Voters Show Up in Huge Numbers Despite Suppression Effort | The Nation

Despite setbacks such as Governor Rick Scott’s HB 1355, which undercut voter registration drives and reinstated harsh felony voting restrictions and his notorious purge program, voters turned out in record numbers this past weekend: over a half-million people cast early … Continue reading

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When corporations bankroll politics, we all pay the price | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian

It’s a revolting spectacle: the two presidential candidates engaged in a frantic and demeaning scramble for money. By 6 November, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will each have raised more than $1bn. Other groups have already spent a further billion. … Continue reading

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What Does Romney’s Campaign Of Lies Say About Our Country? | OurFuture.org

If you are interested in facts–Read This! Last week Mitt Romney delivered possibly the most dishonest presidential campaign speech in American history. It contains lie after lie, distortion after distortion, and trick after trick. The fact that a person capable … Continue reading

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Monsanto’s Roundup, Glyphosate Linked to Parkinson’s and Similar Diseases | NationofChange

We already know the links between herbicides and sterility in men, birth defects, mental illness, obesity and possibly cancer—but now we have something new to add to the nasty effects of pesticides list — Parkinson’s disease and similar neurodegenerative conditions. … Continue reading

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