Monday, 9. March 2015

Wisconsin Legislature Votes to Turn Back the Clock on Labor Rights

Cedric de Leon, Truthout: By voting to pass a right-to-work bill, the Wisconsin State Legislature is depriving all workers, both public and private, of the organizational resources needed to pressure recalcitrant employers, turning the clock back to the Gilded Age.

Florida State Workers Banned From Using Term 'Climate Change'

Officials Blame Climate Change for 'Worse Than Worst Case Scenario' in Vanuatu


Talking About Climate Change Banned in Florida?

The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program: Officials working for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, "have been ordered not to use the terms 'climate change' or 'global warming' in any official communications, emails, or reports," according to a new report from the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting.

Climate Change Poses Serious Threats to Food Distribution

Elizabeth Grossman, Earth Island Journal: By now there has been a steady stream of news about climate change s impacts on food production. Heat waves, drought and wildfire are damaging harvests in California, Australia and Brazil. Warming and acidifying oceans threaten seafood stocks.

US Weapons Exporters Lead World in War Profiteering

Ex-Mossad chief pans Netanyahu s 'bulls' speech to Congress

Meir Dagan ridiculed Netanyahu s assertion that Iran posed a threat to the United States.

Netanyahu govt more 'frightening' than all Israel enemies, ex-Mossad

*I am frightened by our leadership. I am afraid because of the lack of vision and a loss of direction. I am frightened by the hesitation and the stagnation [of Israel s government]. And I am frightened, above all else, from a crisis in leadership. It is the worst crisis that Israel has seen to this day,* Maj. Gen Dagan told a receptive crowd in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv.

Netanyahu: He Came, He Saw, He Conquered: The Power of Israel over the United States

By Prof. James Petras

There is only one reason that Netanyahu is received as a Viceroy overseeing and dictating strategic policy to what clearly is a servile colonial legislature.

Netanyahu Using Congressional Address In New Campaign Ad, Just As Critics Warned

Netanyahu is using his speech as a prop in a campaign commercial back in Israel, where the prime minister is shown basking in the applause of members of Congress who did not boycott his speech.

From Information Clearing House


Bibi Wants Another War

This Changes Everything

By Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein, calls the climate crisis a civilisational wake-up call to alter our economy, our lifestyles, now, before they get changed for us.

*Who Are We? What Do We Americans Truly Value?*

By Marian Wright Edelman

The United States ranks first in Gross Domestic Product and first in the number of billionaires, and second worst in child poverty rates, ahead only of Romania.

Iraqi Women: 'Things Were So Much Better Before'

By Hadani Ditmars

Iraqi women benefited from state subsidised childcare and education; they once formed about half the public sector workforce and 50 percent of the country s doctors.

IMF: Weaker Unions=Higher CEO Pay

Sarah Anderson, Researchers at the International Monetary Fund are detailing just how much societies suffer, and top executives grab, when trade unions have no strong presence.

Guantanamo Diary: A Tale of Captivity, Rendition and Torture

L. Michael Hager, Truthout: In Mohamedou Ould Slahi s recently published Guantánamo Diary, we learn what it s like to be imprisoned and tortured without charge. The tortures and humiliation he experienced are good reasons for closing Guantánamo and holding accountable those who authorized or carried out the abuse.

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