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Welcome to the Anthropocene, are environmentalists equipped to respond?

Rabble.ca/ - 14 September 2016 - 8:43pm

On September 5, 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa, members of the "Working Group on the Anthropocene" presented findings of their research to the annual International Geological Congress. A research paper by the group of 35 scientists, commissioned by the Congress, was published in January of this year, concluding that a new, "functionally and stratigraphically distinct" unit of geologic time has begun.

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Global A Go-Go: September 14, 2016, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - 14 September 2016 - 8:28pm
Latin soul, including a new Willie Bobo discovery; Greece and the Balkans, including Banda Magda, who'll play live on Global A Go-Go next week; a conversation with Christina Marie Gleixner of Yeni Nostalji

Cheeze Pleeze with Snarfdude and Daffodil: Cheeze Pleeze # 637, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - 14 September 2016 - 5:48pm
The late Muhammad Ali sang! do you know this? you will this week....songs about nuclear reactors...and our invisible sheep dog, Sally isn't invisible this week! with her first guest appearance!

Unusual Sources: Women's Boat to Gaza, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - 14 September 2016 - 5:45pm
Eva Manly, Canadian delegate to the Women's Boat to Gaza, explains the WBG project, and women's role in this important act of solidarity. She joins us in Nanaimo, B.C., where she is preparing to embark on the flotilla.

Latin Waves : Interviews Robin Hahnel - Second of 4 part series on the economy, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - 14 September 2016 - 3:19pm
Robin Eric Hahnel (born March 25, 1946) is Professor of Economics at Portland State University. He was a professor at American University for many years and traveled extensively advising on economic matters all over the world. He is best known for his work on participatory economics with Z Magazine editor Michael Albert. Sylvia speaks to Robin Hahnel about some lessons that can be learned from the Latin American experience and if a social economy can exist besides a capitalism economy and how progressive should think about the future of our many movements.

Takes on the World: Andrew Cockburn on US-Saudi slaughter in Yemen, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - 14 September 2016 - 12:31pm
Andrew Cockburn, author of “Acceptable Losses: Aiding and Abetting Saudi Slaughter in Yemen” (Harper’s 9/16) provides background for Saudi war on Yemen with US multi-level support, weapons, intelligence, naval blockade, political cover and compares with coverage of Syrian war, noting that civilians focus of Saudi bombing as well as hospitals, noting 3 attacks on Medicines Sans Frontiers causing it to abandon No. Yemen. He explains background of Houtis and how Saudis and how they and US came, mistakenly, to view them as Iranian proxies. He traces US-Saudi alliance back to Saudi funding for mujahedeen in Afghanistan that became al-Qaeda, for the Contras; monarchy’s major weapons purchases and role in US economy, how Saudi overt militarism erupted with emergence of Prince Mohammed bin Salman; how its Wahabi interpretation of Islam adopted by Al Qaeda and ISIS which uses Saudi textbooks in its schools. Re Syria, he points to US support for Al Qaeda franchise, al-Nusra front, and hostility in US press and Pentagon towards new Russia-US negotiated ceasefire agreement.

PUC Decision Will Cripple Solar Growth in Maine

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 14 September 2016 - 12:05pm
Food & Water Watch

Statement from Nisha Swinton, Senior Organizer for Food & Water Watch:

Takes on the World: Jeff Blankfort:News/Op:Obama, No. Dakota, Hiroshima, Laos, 9/11, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - 14 September 2016 - 12:02pm
Blankfort reports how Malaysian student’s question to Obama in Laos about what he was doing for Standing Rock Sioux (zip) led to federal intervention and mainstream media coverage of protests; then cites Obama’s Laos speech and one at Hiroshima before it, refusing to apologize for US war crimes both places, as epitome of hypocrisy; compares $90 million chump change for Laos unexploded bomb search with $38 billion for Israel weapons purchases; notes despite Obama’s promise to curtail nuclear weaponry, he has authorized a trillion dollar update of US arsenal. Blankfort calls for world to demand that Obama give back his Nobel Prize

Is the Wildrose Party seriously suggesting Alberta permit for-profit blood brokers?

Rabble.ca/ - 14 September 2016 - 11:42am

Guest post by Trevor Zimmerman

Last spring, Wildrose Health Critic Drew Barnes stood up in the Alberta Legislature and tried to rap Health Minister Sarah Hoffman's knuckles for her statement that "paying for essential life-saving blood, plasma, those types of things, makes me quite nervous, actually."

Mr. Barnes pointed to the unfortunate fact Albertans and other Canadians rely on paid plasma collection now -- from the United States -- because Canada only currently collects about 30 per cent of its plasma needs voluntarily.

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New report reveals potential extent of invasive Stingray phone surveillance in Canada

Rabble.ca/ - 14 September 2016 - 11:39am

Big news this week: a comprehensive new report has just revealed the potential extent to which Stingray phone surveillance tools, technically known as IMSI-catchers, are being used in Canada. Stingrays mimic cellphone towers and are designed to collect information from every cellphone in a given area, including geo-location and content data.

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Press Advisory: 600+ Campaign Nonviolence Events Across USA Next Week!

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 14 September 2016 - 11:15am
Campaign Nonviolence

Flurry of 600-plus events in all 50 states Sept. 18-24 spotlight annual week of nonviolent action in a violent nation & world during final stretch of presidential election

National grassroots movement targeting third week of September organized by www.CampaignNonviolence.org

• A Chicago priest will lead thousands marching against gun violence in the Southside.

Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine: Between the Lines for the Week Ending September 23, 2016, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - 14 September 2016 - 10:52am
Coalition Working to Stop Passage of TPP Free Trade Pact in Lame Duck Session of Congress; Campaign Launched to Make Democracy Reform the Focus of First Presidential Debate; New Song Written in Support of the Movement to Free Political Prisoner Leonard Peltier

Between The Lines Radio Newsmagazine: Between the Lines for the Week Ending September 23, 2016, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - 14 September 2016 - 10:52am
Coalition Working to Stop Passage of TPP Free Trade Pact in Lame Duck Session of Congress; Campaign Launched to Make Democracy Reform the Focus of First Presidential Debate; New Song Written in Support of the Movement to Free Political Prisoner Leonard Peltier

In all likelihood, judge who told rape survivor to 'keep her knees together' will return to the bench

Rabble.ca/ - 14 September 2016 - 10:20am

If I were a betting man, I'd say Judge Robin Camp will not be dumped from the Alberta bench by the Canadian Judicial Council panel in Calgary which is hearing his case. The case is based on the 2014 trial in which he acquitted a man accused of assaulting a 19-year-old woman while verbally assaulting the alleged victim with a whole series of wildly inappropriate comments. Yet some witnesses before the appeal panel have done an impressive job of minimizing the judge's transgressions. 

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High-Profile Campaign Calls on Obama to Pardon Edward Snowden

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 14 September 2016 - 10:03am

President Barack Obama should pardon Edward Snowden, a coalition of prominent organizations and individuals said today.

Environmental Groups Pushback on Exxon-Related Subpoenas

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 14 September 2016 - 10:01am

Ahead of a Congressional hearing held by House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX), members of Congress, law experts, and environmental groups gathered at the Capitol to highlight all that Exxon knew and buried about climate change, and to pushback on the Chairman’s overreaching subpoenas.

9-11 Wake-Up Call: SEPTEMBER 14, 2016 - ARE THE REAL PERPS GETTING NERVOUS?, Segment 1

Radio 4 All - 14 September 2016 - 9:42am
Are the real 9/11 perps getting nervous? 9/11 Truth is busting out all over around this 15th anniversary. On today's show Cheryl discusses some of the many ways that 9/11 truth is getting into the mainstream and also discusses how the mind control term "conspiracy theory" is being challenged and exposed for what it is. You'll also hear an interview between James Corbett (www.corbettreport.com) and Michel Choussodovsky (www.globalresearch.ca) from a GRTV video about who didn't do 9/11 and the ploy of the 28 pages.

Democracy Now! 2016-09-14 miércoles en español

Democracy Now (En Espanol) - 14 September 2016 - 9:00am
Democracy Now! 14 de Septiembre de 2016
  • Manning finaliza huelga de hambre tras la aprobación del ejército de su cirugía de afirmación de género
  • Fiscal general de Nueva York inicia investigación de la Fundación Donald J. Trump
  • Newsweek: La Organización Trump tiene una amplia red comercial que incluye vínculos con Rusia
  • Colin Powell: Donald Trump es una “desgracia nacional”
  • Más de 20 activistas en defensa del agua son arrestados por resistir la construcción del oleoducto Dakota Access
  • Sanders pide a Obama que exija una revisión completa del proyecto Dakota Access
  • Estados Unidos se compromete a darle 38.000 millones de dólares en ayuda militar a Israel durante diez años
  • Siria: Se mantiene frágil alto el fuego acordado entre Estados Unidos y Rusia
  • Aumentan ingresos de los hogares en EE.UU. tras aumentos del salario mínimo
  • Se espera que Bayer anuncie adquisición de Monsanto hoy
  • WSJ: Mylan, fabricante de EpiPen, tiene la segunda remuneración ejecutiva más alta de la industria farmacéutica de EE.UU.
  • Bangladesh: Muertes por incendio en una fábrica aumentan a 31
  • Vestir el hijab 'se ha vuelto un acto de valor' después de que un hombre prendiera fuego a una mujer musulmana en Nueva York

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Farmers Union Condemns Bayer/Monsanto Deal

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 14 September 2016 - 8:55am
Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA)USA Today reports "Bayer to acquire Monsanto for $66B," The paper reports it would be the "largest cash acquisition proposal on record."   ROGER JOHNSON, via Andrew Jerome, (202) 314-3106, cell: (301) 752-8716ajerome@nfudc.org@nfudc