Daily Archives: December 3, 2012
The city of Worcester, Massachusetts has one helluva deal for ya! Turn in your guns, and you’ll get a free flu shot in return. It’s all part of the city’s annual “Goods for Guns Buyback Program” which sounds like an April Fools joke but actually isn’t. So here’s how it works: You locate a firearm
Haaretz said Israel suffered a humiliating defeat in New York. So did truth about what actually happened, what it means, and what’s likely going forward. More on that below. Thursday’s vote expressed overwhelming support. UN Member States number 193. Five didn’t vote. Of those that did, 138 said yes, nine voted no, and 41 abstained.
It has now been well established that the coordinated lies and distortions centered on WMDs that led to wars in the Middle East was sold to the American people and the world by the corporate media arm of the military-industrial complex. Perhaps the success at hoodwinking the general public has led to even more brazen
With the elections over, Congress has returned for a lame duck session to clear its plate of post-Thanksgiving legislative leftovers. Not surprisingly, Monsanto is back, too, pushing a rider to the FY 2013 Agricultural Appropriations Bill that if passed, would grant the biotech engineering giant immunity from Federal law. The so-called “Monsanto Rider” would require
The 33 Chilean miners famously rescued from underground nearly two years ago will create a line of memorabilia branded “The Miracle 33” to be sold in the country’s airports. “We’ll make all kinds of products like mugs, sweatshirts, T-shirts and medals, so that tourists remember us,” the first miner to write a message confirming his
A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) committee dominated by representatives from the biotechnology industry, seed companies, and academia has decided to make an official recommendation to the public agency that organic farmers be forced to bear financially responsible for the genetic contamination of their own organic crops by genetically-modified (GM) crops. The USDA Advisory Committee
Corporate predators seek cheap labor worldwide. Countries like China, India, Honduras, Jordan, Haiti, and Bangladesh provide it. Transnational giants are unaccountable. Global sweatshops supply them. Workers endure horrific conditions. Some work up to 90 or more hours weekly. They’re wage slaves. They earn sub-poverty pay. They’re subjected to punishing harassment, beatings, sexual abuse, and rape.
Palestine deserves full UN membership. It’s entitled to all rights and privileges afforded other Member States. Getting them is simple. It should have happened years ago. Palestine satisfies all essential criteria. On November 15, 1988, it achieved statehood. Previous articles explained. Security Council vetoes can’t prevent UN admission. General Assembly Member States have sole authority.
The CIA and the military use drones to drop bombs on our suspected enemies and no one denies that innocent people have been killed in the process. The only debate is how many. It is hard to know how many civilians have been killed, in part because we don’t always know who we are killing.