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Commentary :: Civil & Human Rights : International Relations : Labor & Class : Peace & War : Women

The CPP-NPA-NDF “Hit List? - a preliminary report

1-Jose-Maria-Sison-Pol-Pot.JPGIt is essential to understand the real scope of the assassination policy of Left activists pursued, after the 1992 crisis, by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), its military arm, the New People’s Army (NPA) and its politico-diplomatic arm, the National Democratic Front (NDF).
 

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News :: Children : Civil & Human Rights : Education : International Relations : Media

From CUBA with LOVE

A School, a Teacher, and a Girl...
 

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News :: Environment

Tar Sands Processing requires massive inputs of water, energy, land, labour

For each barrel of oil produced from the tar sands, between two and 4.5 barrels of water is needed. The waste sand and water contain naphtha and paraffin, which are used in the extraction process, and oil leftovers like benzene, naphthenic acid and polyaromatic hydrocarbon, among others. Chemicals found in the tailing ponds are known to cause liver problems and brain hemorrhaging in mammals, and deformities and death in birds.
 

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News :: Elections & Legislation : International Relations : Peace & War

Ron Paul's 9/11 Truth and Glenn Beck's 7/27 Treason

Captain Eric H. May, the Internet intelligence officer, offers damming evidence that CNN's Glenn Beck is part of the 9/11 conspiracy, and uses Beck's own words in his interview with Ron Paul to prove the point.
 

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Announcement :: Environment

Friar Louis Cappio must live

The Brazilian semi-arid is immense: 912 thousand square km. It is populous: 22 million people in rural areas. It is the most rainy of the planet: 750 mm / year, on average, which corresponds to 760 billion cubic meters of rainfall per year. It is not true, therefore, that there is no water there. The nature provides it, but it is wasted: the waters evaporate quickly, under the strong sun, or go soon away, running on the crystalline waterproof ground.
 

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News :: Environment

Scientists on Svalbard eye underground CO2 storage

The university on Svalbard is preparing to test out a possible underground storage facility for carbon dioxide in Longyearbyen, in hopes of making the area "CO2-neutral."
 

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Commentary :: Civil & Human Rights

BTL:Hugo Chavez and Supporters Reflect on Constitutional Referendum Loss

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine --Weekly Summary
 

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News :: Civil & Human Rights : Elections & Legislation : Labor & Class : Peace & War : Race & Ethnicity

The Case for Socialized Medicine in the United States, and the Struggle to Achieve It

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee blasted insurance giant CIGNA for failing to approve a liver transplant one week earlier for 17-year-old Nataline Sarkisyan, who tragically died just hours after CIGNA relented and agreed to the procedure following a massive national outcry.

“CNA/NNOC Executive Director Rose Ann DeMoro called the final outcome ‘a horrific tragedy that demonstrates what is so fundamentally wrong with our health care system today. Insurance companies have a stranglehold on our health. Their first priority is to make profits for their shareholders – and the way they do that is by denying care."

"It is simply not possible to organize major protests every time a multi-billion corporation like CIGNA denies care that has been recommended by a physician," DeMoro said. “Having insurance is not the same as receiving needed care. We need a fundamental change in our healthcare system that takes control away from the insurance giants and places it where it belongs – in the hands of the medical professionals, the patients, and their families."
 

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News :: Civil & Human Rights

History Upside Down: The Roots of Palestinian Fascism and the Myth of Israeli Aggression.

 

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Commentary :: Elections & Legislation

Socialists Emerging as Democrats, Republicans Lose Voter Confidence

The socialist parties are emerging as a political force in American politics, addressing those issues that are important to millions of Americans and working people; ending the Iraq War, solving the nation’s health care needs, free education for college students, providing benefits for all veterans, protecting homeowners, creating affordable housing and providing for the needs of all working class people.
 

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