Archive for: 2008

Native Hawaiians struggle to prevent government land theft

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Nearly 150 activists lined the streets of Lihu’e and O’ahu in Hawaii Dec. 26 demanding that Governor Linda Lingle abandon a U.S. Supreme C...

Tennessee ash flood largest environmental disaster of its kind in U.S.

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Approximately 5.4 million cubic yards of wet coal ash flooded residential areas and the Emory River when the wall of an ash retention pond burst at th...

Tens of thousands take to the streets in solidarity with Gaza

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With only 72 hours notice, tens of thousands of people took to the streets Dec. 30 in scores of U.S. cities in response to a call for a National Day o...

Irish legislation criminalizes poverty

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Recent legislation meant to reform the Vagrancy Act, recently struck down as unconstitutional, will effectively target beggars for the crime of being ...

Madoff scandal jolts nonprofits

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The Bernard Madoff scandal has sent shock waves through the world of nonprofit organizations, and the impact is just starting to be felt. A legendary ...

IMF chief: Forecast for 2009 ‘very dark’

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According to IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the global economy will require drastic measures to survive. Previous 2009 estimates for the global e...

Call to action: Stop the massacre of Palestinians!

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A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition http://www.answercoalition.org/ [email protected] National Office in Washington DC: 202-544-3389 New York City: 212-...

Students battle for military-free campus at Columbia University

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Proving that no progressive gain can ever be safe from detractors, the 40-year-old ban on Reserve Officers Training Corps programs at Columbia Univers...

San Francisco makes poor, workers pay for budget crisis

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The capitalist economic crisis continues to wreck havoc on the lives of poor and working people across the country. The latest attack comes from the c...

LGBT community to Obama: ‘No bigots should speak at the inauguration’

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President-elect Barack Obama continues to show his faithfulness to ruling-class politics with each decision he makes. Last week, he announced that rig...