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  • Artists Take On Global Warming In 'One Planet, One Home'

    05/09/2017 1:02:22 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | May 9, 2017 | by Susan Dunne
    In January, Kehler Liddell was the first gallery in the state to present an exhibit of protest art stemming from the inauguration of the current president. That show focused on a myriad of human-rights and philosophical concerns. The New Haven art space is doing it again, this time zeroing in on one topic: the environmental devastation of global warming. "We have deemed ourselves gods of this planet, deciding to abuse and ravage our home, rather than cherish her many gifts," Elizabeth Asstle-O'Donnell, one of the artists in the show, said in an artist statement. Asstle-O'Donnell contributed a piece made of...
  • Police Drive Around In Rainbow Colored Cars To Protect Gay People

    04/21/2017 11:18:19 AM PDT · by kevcol · 56 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | April 21, 2017 | Amber Randall
    British police are now driving around in rainbow colored cars to fight hate crimes against the gay community, a Thursday police announcement said. Merseyside Police revealed the brightly colored car, dubbed the ‘Police with Pride’ car, at a ceremony Thursday, reports Heat Street. Police hope that the bright rainbow colors will remind people of the hate crimes gay people face and to report them.
  • 'Not My President!' declare anti-Trump protesters in Atlanta

    02/20/2017 1:00:33 PM PST · by Prov1322 · 40 replies ^ | Feb. 20, 2017 | Christian Boone
    'Not My President!' declare anti-Trump protesters in Atlanta Several hundred “Not My President’s Day” protesters marched in Atlanta on Monday, arguing Donald Trump is unfit for the White House. The rally was one of a number taking across the country Monday to coincide with Presidents’s Day. About 400 demonstrators in Atlanta walked peacefully from Arts Center in Midtown to Lenox Mall carrying signs and chanting For Tristan Merediz it was his first protest. He’s 72. “I come from South America,” said Merediz, who has lived in the U.S. for 60 years. “Trumps reminds me of a dictator. The way he...
  • Meet the people leaving Trump's America

    01/25/2017 7:23:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 95 replies
    BBC News ^ | January 4, 2017 | By Elizabeth Garone
    When people first started talking about Donald Trump running for president, Sarah thought it was a joke and not something she had to take seriously. But then on 8 November, she says the “unthinkable” happened; Trump won the election. Sarah immediately called her husbandand told him, “That’s it. I want to go, and I’m not kidding.” His response, she says: “I know. We can go.” So, next month, Sarah, 43, her husband, 45, and their two school-aged daughters will uproot themselves from the small Midwest town and leave the US for a country thousands of miles away. They have no...
  • Man U Bomb scare caused by dummy device left in toilet BY MISTAKE after training exercise

    05/15/2016 2:26:03 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 05.15.2016 | Mike Keegan
    A training exercise was held at the venue and the device, designed to look authentic, was not returned at its conclusion. That meant it remained in place before the match, at which a crowd of 76,000 was expected, and prompted its discovery by a steward, who raised the alarm.
  • Rolling Stones Ask Donald Trump To Stop Using Their Music

    05/04/2016 4:22:46 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 77 replies
    CBS SAN FRANCISCO ^ | 04 MAY 2016 | AP
    (AP) – The Rolling Stones have asked presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to stop playing their songs at his campaign events. In a statement Wednesday, the rock band said they have not given permission to the Trump campaign to use their songs and “have requested that they cease all use immediately.” A Trump campaign spokeswoman didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment or say whether they had a license to play their songs.
  • Trying to raise a family on a fast-food salary

    08/29/2013 9:15:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 86 replies
    Reuters (Opinion) ^ | August 29, 2013 | By Christine Owens-Wanker
    Fast-food workers in more than 50 cities Thursday are striking for fair pay and the right to form a union — the biggest walkout to hit the industry. What can we do to address this low-wage jobs crisis? Exerting pressure on the fast-food and retail giants that rake in billions in profits is a good starting point. These companies can afford to share more of their wealth with their frontline workers and should be doing so. Boosting wages for America’s lowest-paid workers is a crucial step toward reducing economic inequality and rebuilding a strong economy. Perhaps 50 years from now,...
  • Humanity in ecological deficit for rest of 2013, group says

    08/20/2013 6:07:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 20, 2013 | By ALEXANDER TROWBRIDGE
    As of Tuesday, the Earth's ecological budget for the year has maxed out. For the rest of the year the planet will operate on an ecological deficit. And it's only August. So claims the Global Footprint Network, which calls today "Earth Overshoot Day," its annual estimate of when human consumption exceeds the planet's ability to regenerate its resources for the year. "It's a bit of a gimmick, I admit," said the group's president Mathis Wankernagel,in a phone interview from Switzerland. "It's not that tomorrow I won't be able to eat potatoes anymore." But, he said, it's meant to make a...
  • US peace group heading to Pakistan to protest drone strikes (Code Pink)

    09/29/2012 5:05:57 AM PDT · by csvset · 23 replies
    Dawn ^ | 29 sep 2012 | staff
    NEW YORK: A 40-member American peace delegation is leaving for Pakistan next week to protest drone strikes and promote peaceful relations between US and Pakistan, it was announced on Friday. The delegation, organised by the activist group CODEPINK, a group of women peace activists, will meet with the families of drone victims, lawyers, academics, Pakistani politicians and US officials. On October 7, they will march to South Waziristan in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) to protest US drone strikes that have killed more than 2,500 people, including civilians, CODEPINK said. “President Obama’s counter-terrorism chief John Brennan insists that US...
  • NYC activists differ on Occupy's direction

    03/18/2012 5:33:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Fresno Bee ^ | March 18, 2012 | by Karen Matthews
    NEW YORK -- A day after police broke up a rally at Manhattan's Zuccotti Park and arrested dozens, Occupy Wall Street protesters said Sunday that their movement for economic justice would pick up momentum with the spring. Activists listed issues including student debt, the environment and the November elections as priorities going forward. "I'm really grateful to be part of a generation that wants change, 'cause we should all want change," said Jennifer Campbell, a graduate student in documentary filmmaking at Hofstra University. "But I'm not sure what that change is, or if they know what that change is." Occupy...
  • Protesters link arms around the world to decry nuclear power

    03/11/2012 1:34:34 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    AFP via Google News ^ | March 11, 2012
    PARIS — Tens of thousands of anti-nuclear protesters across the globe called for an end to nuclear power as they marked the first anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami at Japan's Fukushima power plant. In Japan, tens of thousands rallied near the crippled plant, demanding an end to nuclear power as the nation held memorial ceremonies for a disaaster that claimed almost 20,000 lives. Demonstrators in France's Rhone valley formed a human chain that organisers said stretched for 230 kilometres (140 miles) and consisted of about 60,000 people. The region has Europe's highest concentration of nuclear reactors, demonstrators said. France's...
  • Oakland orders Occupy protesters to leave plaza

    10/21/2011 12:37:18 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 20 replies · 1+ views
    San Fran Chron ^ | 10/21/11 | Demian Bulwa
    Oakland officials Thursday night ordered protesters inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement to vacate Frank Ogawa Plaza outside City Hall, where hundreds of people have lived since Oct. 10 in an elaborate tent city complete with a kitchen, a school and a medical tent. A document titled "Notice to Vacate Frank Ogawa Plaza" was posted on the city's website at 8 p.m. by the office of City Administrator Deanna Santana. It said Oakland was committed to allowing free speech, but also had a responsibility to protect public safety. "We believe that after 10 days, the City can no longer...
  • LA Times: Moammar Kadafi's thinning human shield

    03/20/2011 7:26:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 20, 2011 | By Borzou Daragahi
    It was to be a human shield, a massive gathering of Moammar Kadafi's supporters at his Bab Azizia compound, and the Libyan leader was to give a late-night speech of defiance against the international forces arrayed against him. They would stand by their beloved Brother Leader at the same compound destroyed by President Reagan's airstrikes in 1986. Even if the bombs came sailing down. Even if the entire place went up in flames. "We are here," said medical student Salah Mohammad, 24, "to be with the leader of our revolution, even if we die." Cellphones began to ring. A hush...
  • Without George W. Bush, division tears apart the online left (DU)

    08/22/2010 6:43:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 22, 2010 | By: Charlie Spiering
    In the ‘old days’ of the Bush administration, life in a online liberal discussion forum was great. Everybody was having a great time bashing the president and marveling at each other’s brilliance. But in the age of Obama, these once fertile fields of partisan rancor have been tainted by ideological dissent. The latest news from Democratic Underground (DU) is a perfect example of what’s happening to the left online. Earlier this year, the moderators of DU angered users of the forum after they issued a lengthy “censored list” of online behavior that would be banned and deleted from the site....
  • 'Equipment not in shortage in Gaza'

    06/01/2010 12:55:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies · 496+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | June 1, 2010 | By RON FRIEDMAN
    Twenty-four hours after the last ship of the Gaza aid flotilla entered the Ashdod Port under the watchful eye of the Israeli Navy, all of the equipment on board was examined Tuesday and the majority of it was loaded onto trucks headed to the Kerem Shalom border crossing. The flotilla’s flagship, the Marmara - had yet to be fully inspected. Colonel Moshe Levi, commander of the IDF’s Gaza Strip Coordination and Liaison Administration (CLA), said that none of the equipment found on board the three cargo ships was in shortage in Gaza. “We have been working non-stop for the last...
  • Marchers Gather in D.C. to Protest Guantanamo

    01/21/2010 6:07:42 AM PST · by La Lydia · 9 replies · 348+ views
    WJLA-ABC TV ^ | January 20, 2010
    WASHINGTON - Activists plan to protest what they consider President Barack Obama's broken promise of closing the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay. Organizers with Witness Against Torture say they will gather outside the White House Thursday morning and march to the U.S. Supreme Court for a vigil. The group says Obama has failed to live up to a pledge he made after taking office - that Guantanamo would shut down within a year. Members say they've been fasting for almost a dozen days to remember more than 200 detainees still being held...
  • Guantanamo conditions improve under scrutiny: ICRC

    08/11/2009 10:20:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies · 545+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 11, 2009 | By Stephanie Nebehay
    GENEVA (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has won improvements in conditions and treatment of U.S.-held terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay by dogged but confidential scrutiny, its president said Tuesday. Jakob Kellenberger-Wanker, also welcomed the Obama administration's stated support for the pact's laying down of rules for treatment of prisoners and civilians in armed conflict. The detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, which opened after the deadly September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, became a symbol of detainee abuse and detention without charge under the previous administration of George W. Bush. "If you take the...
  • What Politicians Say Versus What They Really Mean

    03/21/2008 8:50:25 AM PDT · by tang0r · 3 replies · 289+ views
    The Prometheus Institute ^ | 3/21/2008 | Eric Plourde
    Everybody knows politicians are full of, well, you know. For some reason though we keep eating up everything they tell us. Why do we do this? Well, politicians are smart people. They are masters of the English language and know how to manipulate words to make bad things sound good. So, to help the average voter make a better-informed decision, here is a guide to what politicians really mean when they make those campaign promises.
  • Dying pope didn't ask for euthanasia - doctor

    09/17/2007 8:02:22 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 269 replies · 306+ views
    Reuters ^ | Monday, 17 September 2007
    Doctors assisting Pope John Paul II in his final days never suspended medical treatment and the pontiff did not ask them to do so, his personal physician said. Pro-euthanasia activists in Italy have said the pope refused medical treatment such as artificial respiration and feeding because he wanted to be allowed to die. The Catholic Church forbids euthanasia, which has been at the centre of a heated debate in Italy in recent months. However, the church's Catechism says medical procedures that are "burdensome, dangerous, extraordinary or disproportionate to the expected outcome" can be discontinued with the permission of the patient...
  • Clemens booed off mound after giving up eight runs

    08/02/2007 6:29:54 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 44 replies · 511+ views ^ | 2 Aug 07 | AP
    NEW YORK -- Roger Clemens was booed off the mound Thursday after he allowed eight runs and nine hits in the second inning of the Yankees' game against the Chicago White Sox. Only three of the runs were earned. Second baseman Robinson Cano mishandled Jerry Owens' grounder near the bag with one out, and Clemens threw out Darin Erstad at the plate on Alex Cintron's dribbler, but the next four batters all got hits off Clemens before manager Joe Torre replaced him.