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Posted: April 4, 2013 in News

Dandelion Salad

Dandelion Salad

democracynow·Apr 2, 2013 – Wenonah Hauter, the executive director of Food & Water Watch, joins us to discuss her new book, “Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America.” Hauter tackles the corporations behind the meat, vegetables, grains and milk consumed by millions every day — including some of the most popular organic brands. “Foodopoly” details how a handful of large corporations control the nation’s food production in ways that limit how small-farms operate and how ordinary people make choices in grocery stores. And in the wake of the recently passed provision dubbed by critics as “the Monsanto Protection Act,” Hauter also discusses the new report by Food & Water Watch, “Monsanto: A Corporate Profile.”

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Posted: April 4, 2013 in News

Posted: April 4, 2013 in News

The Extinction Protocol

April 3, 2013Zafferana Etnea, SICILY– a small tourist town in the province of Catania with 9,450 residents — was blanketed by thick black volcanic dust after the eruption. Locals said they heard the explosions and felt violent shaking. They said the air was humid, the sky went dark and there was no visibility. The town’s residents are used to frequent volcanic eruptions – this is the eighth this year alone. The Italian locals now have a massive clearing job to do as roads, gardens and rooftops were covered in up to ten centimeters of ash and stones. Workers use special equipment to blow away the ash and collect solidified lava. The damage was assessed “incalculable” and the region and the neighboring municipalities have declared a state of emergency. When the ash gets wet it takes on a cement-like quality and turns waterproof — causing flooding in streets and…

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The Extinction Protocol

April 3, 2013INDONESIAGarut Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) chief Zat Zat Munazat has instructed Garut residents, especially those living close to Mount Guntur, to stay calm after the volcano’s alert level was raised to waspada (caution) or level 2 from normal or level 1. “Mount Guntur is still at a level that poses no danger; so we ask people not to panic,” Zat Zat told The Jakarta Post over the phone on Tuesday evening. Mount Guntur spewed lava and pyroclastic materials, such as hot gas, volcanic ash and rocks, between 1840 and 1847. “Mount Guntur has not erupted for 162 years,” said Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center (PVMBG) head Surono via text messages. The PVMBG recorded an increase in volcanic activity at Mount Guntur from January to March. “There has been an increase in seismic activity since 7 a.m. local time on Tuesday in which volcanic…

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Posted: April 4, 2013 in News

The Extinction Protocol

April 3, 2013CHINAChina continued moving tanks and armored vehicles and flying flights near North Korea this week as part of a military buildup in the northeastern part of the country that U.S. officials say is related to the crisis with North Korea. The Obama administration, meanwhile, sought to play down the Chinese military buildup along the border with Beijing’s fraternal communist ally despite the growing danger of conflict following unprecedented threats by Pyongyang to attack the United States and South Korea with nuclear weapons. According to U.S. officials with access to intelligence reports, both intelligence and Internet reports from the region over the past week revealed the modest military movements in the border region that began in mid-March and are continuing. The buildup appears linked to North Korea’s March 30 announcement that it is in a “state of war” with South Korea after the United Nations…

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Russia Today
April 3, 2013

The central Arkansas spill caused by Exxon’s aging Pegasus pipeline has reportedly unleashed 10,000 barrels of Canadian heavy crude – but a technicality says it’s not oil, letting the energy giant off the hook from paying into a national cleanup fund.

Chris Harrell – whose home was affected by the Pegasus pipeline spill – told RT that some people didn’t even know the pipeline existed.


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Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

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Update: Aside initial reports of the killing of a 17 year old child, Ma’an News Arabic covers the news about a second shaheed Naji Abdul Karim Balbisi, 18 years old, also shot East of Tulkarm (Article in Arabic here)

Reported by the ISM:

Two teenagers murdered at checkpoint (Updated)

4th April 2013 | International Solidarity Movement, Anabta, Occupied Palestine

At 22:30 on 3 April Israeli soldiers opened fire with live ammunition and killed a 17 year-old boy, from the village of ‘Anabta near Enav checkpoint and east of Tulkarm. Amer Nassar was murdered with a bullet to his chest.Fadi Abu-A'sr was shot in the lower arm.

Fadi Abu-A’sr was shot in the lower arm.

On hearing the shooting 3 boys from the village went to investigate and saw Amer lying on the floor with soldiers standing over him. The boys tried to reach…

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