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December 22, 2014

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BREAKING: New Coal Disaster In West Virginia -

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

U.S. Hostage Freed by Colombia’s FARC Rebels (Video) -

Monday, October 28, 2013

Here’s Why The Zimmerman Verdict Matters -

Sunday, July 14, 2013

BREAKING! UK Government Spied On Allies At TWO G20 Summits (Video) -

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Swiss Support Tougher Asylum Legislation as Refugee Numbers Spike -

Monday, June 10, 2013

American Woman Killed in Syria Fighting for Terrorists, Syrian TV Claims (Video) -

Friday, May 31, 2013

CO2 in the Air Reached its Highest Level in Human History -

Friday, May 10, 2013

Terms of the New Abortion Bill Agreed by Irish Cabinet -

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Boston In Lockdown As Manhunt Intensifies -

Friday, April 19, 2013

2 Dead, Dozens Injured After Boston Marathon Bombing -

Monday, April 15, 2013

Fast Food Workers in New York Stage Surprise Strike -

Saturday, April 6, 2013

N. Korean Rhetoric Provokes Missile Shield Deployment -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Eyewitness Accounts from Meiktila Massacre -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sudan to Free All Political Prisoners -

Monday, April 1, 2013

A New Free Press In Burma Juxtaposed With Genocide: The World Will Be Watching -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Pressure Builds to End Ethnic Violence in Myanmar -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Activists Demand Action As Further Genocide Looms -

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cyprus Reaches Last-Minute Bailout Deal With EU -

Monday, March 25, 2013

Myanmar Muslims Brace for Possible Genocide -

Sunday, March 24, 2013

IMF Chief Lagarde’s Home Searched over Tapie Scandal -

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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    14 Year Old Child Bride Facing Death Penalty for Murdering Husband

    14-year- old Wasilat Tasi’u is on trial for the murder of her 35-year-old husband. Nigerian teen was married to a man that she didn’t love. According to Zubeida Nagee, a women’s rights activist in Kano, “She protested but her parents forced her to marry him.” From a poor rural family, Wasilat is accused of murdering her husband, Umar Sani, by lacing his food with rat poison. Forced marriages and child brides common in the poverty-stricken northern Nigeria region. Her case calls into question the legality of trying a teenager for murder under criminal law and the rights of child brides….

  • Fukushima Daiichi Weekly Report from the Progressive Press (11/23/2014)

    Featured video (06/11/2014) “The Fukushima Daicchi nuclear reactor has emitted airborne radioactive cesium levels that exceed the Hiroshima Atomic bomb by 168 times. ” Hiroshi Kawauchi, former Japanese House Representative. Massive radiation spike at Fukushima (November, 2014): 40,000% increase below ground between Units 1 & 2 this month — Order of magnitude above record high set last year. ~ENENEWS http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/fukushima-np/f1/smp/index-e.html Earthquakes hit Japan (6.8), China (6.3), Indonesia (6.5, undersea)(11/22/2014) Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority said no abnormalities were reported at three nuclear power plants in the affected areas. All of Japan’s nuclear plants are offline following a magnitude-9.0 earthquake and massive…

  • Fukushima Daiichi Weekly Report from the Progressive Press (11/16/2014)

    Featured video was published on Oct 13, 2014 Unbeknownst to most consumers of US corporate media, radiation in the ocean from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has finally reached the United States’ West Coast, impacting fisheries along the Pacific Ocean. Three years later, these and other effects of Fukushima are only beginning to appear. Dr. Helen Caldicott, former President of the Physicians for Social Responsibility, examines the radiation-related health risks, and other lasting consequences of the calamity in her new book Crisis Without End. In this talk she sheds light on these trends, giving an overview of how they impact…

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    Fukushima Daiichi Weekly Report from the Progressive Press (11/09/2014)

    Approx. 100 tons of sardines washed ashore in Pacific coastal area of Hokkaido again – Photos (11/07/2014) “National Research Institute of Fisheries Science, Fisheries Research Agency comments cold sea water was stirred by the storm of 11/3 ~ 11/5/2014 so the sardines moved to the shallow area to die owing to the deficiency of oxygen in the water. However local fisherman states he has been living for 60 years but he has never seen such a thing.” http://fukushima-diary.com/2014/11/approx-100-t-sardines-washed-ashore-pacific-coastal-area-hokkaido-photos/   IRID documents detailed plans for Fukushima Daiichi (11/07/2014) “The International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning (IRID) released a new report recently…

  • Fukushima Daiichi Weekly Report from the Progressive Press (11/02/2014)

    Video: “Purple cloud” seen by engineer after Fukushima explosion… The Sue family used to call Odaka, a town near the Fukushima plant, home. Like other towns, Odaka has been reopened to its residents – but only during daytime. Yoshiharu and his wife agreed to tak eus to Fukushima’s forbidden zone. (10/28/2014) http://enenews.com/hitachi-engineer-purple-cloud-when-fukushima-reactor-exploded-photo-video   Japanese volcano 40 miles from nuclear plant shows signs of possible eruption (10/24/2014) “Sendai nuclear plant lies near the volcano Ioyama, on the volcanically active Kirishima mountain range.” http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/japanese-volcano-40-miles-from-nuclear-plant-shows-signs-of-possible-eruption-9815255.html   Article video: Published on Oct 29, 2014 Japan’s coverage of the Fukushima nuclear disaster lead a news…

Action On The Ground

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FEMEN Activists Freed from Tunisian Jail

Jun 27, 2013

Three feminists with the radical protest group FEMEN were freed from a Tunisian jail Wednesday, after receiving suspended sentences from an appeal court for baring their breasts in public. One of their lawyers Bahri Souhaib said, their sentences had been suspended, and that they would leave Tunisia as soon as possible. They were sentenced to four months and one day in prison for offending public morals and threatening public order. The three were arrested outside the main courthouse in Tunis on May 29 during their topless protest against a planned gathering of radical Salafists, and in support of Amina Sboui,…

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Fast Food Workers in New York Stage Surprise Strike

Apr 6, 2013

On Thursday April 4th, for the second time in less than a year, workers at fast food restaurants in New York City staged a surprise strike. Over 400 workers at restaurants like McDonalds, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, and Burger King walked off the job. The workers, who mostly earn the federally mandated minimum wage of $7.25, demanded a living wage of $15 an hour, as well as the right to union representation. The strike was timed to coincide with the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, who was killed while in Memphis, Tenn. to support striking sanitation…

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Occupy Convergence: The New Face of Activism?

Apr 5, 2013

“Occupy has had to do a lot of soul searching…” That was the response by Occupy New Hampshire organizer Ryan Glen Hirsch, when asked about where the Occupy Wall Street movement is and how it has evolved since its hay-day in 2011. I met with Ryan in Manchester on Tuesday, to discuss the upcoming “Occupy New England (ONE) Regional Convergence (no acronym necessary)” event, scheduled to take place at the end of the month. As I readied my materials to take notes on the conversation, a packet of small black and white leaflets is slid across the table towards me….

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Turkish Police Beat and Arrested Attorneys in Courthouse (Video)

Caglayan Courthouse in Istanbul, Turkey, was a scene of scuffle and disgrace earlier today, when a group of police officers beat up and detained more than 50 attorneys who were in the courthouse to represent their clients. The majority of the attorneys were the legal representatives of some of the protestors who were illegally detained or injured by the Turkish police during the ongoing protests in Istanbul and throughout the country. In a move that casts doubt on the Turkish government’s commitment to the rule of law, an additional 30 attorneys were dragged out of the courthouse by force when…

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Is Monsanto Really Wicked or Misunderstood?

Over two million protesters rallied in 300 cities in 44 countries around the world on Saturday, as part of a global protest against the seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces. The debate over genetically engineered food has been going on since the FDA concluded that there was no difference between genetically engineered and non-engineered plants in 1992. Genetic engineering advocates claim that the GMOs could reduce World hunger and increase nutritional quality in foods. Unfortunately, most of these claims have been debunked repeatedly, as Anna Lappe explains in her 2011 article on Civil Eats. The March…

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Government Favored Oil Companies Over Shelter For Children

The devastation in Moore, Oklahoma is unimaginable. A deadly F-5 tornado hit this town on May 20th, 2013 and the death toll continues to rise as time passes by. Plaza Towers Elementary school was directly in the path of this horrific storm. Even though Moore, OK, resides in the middle of tornado alley, Oklahoma politicians denied the children of this school, a tornado shelter. These children were denied the freedom to be properly sheltered from Mother Nature’s wrath. Instead, these kids were forced to depend only on the walls of the school to protect them from an F5 tornado. The…

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Of Massachusetts And Men: The Burial of Tamerlan Tsarnaev

I realize that, by writing this, I am bringing unnecessary tsuris into my life. So be it. Since when did we become a gaggle of punk haters (read: not punk-haters)? If I understand this correctly, many of you would like to have the body of Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev “fed to the sharks” or “mutilated….desecrated” or “incinerated” or “shipped to Russia”. Are we in agreement so far? OK. I’d like to know what I’m missing here because I don’t think this is how we, as Americans, behave. This is not how we treat the dead; yes, even that dead…