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Entries from September 2012

Letter to the Dismal Center

September 30th, 2012 · No Comments

The Democratic Party is (Still) the Graveyard of Social Movements by ROB URIE Every four or so years an absence of political and cultural imagination is celebrated with calls to ‘participate’ in a political establishment that long ago abandoned any pretense of working in the interests of the citizenry it claims to represent. The arguments […]

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Venezuela Prepares to Vote

September 30th, 2012 · No Comments

The Election That Matters by GEORGE CICCARIELLO-MAHER On October 7th, Venezuelans head to the polls for an election that will determine not only the future of the country and its Bolivarian Revolution, but that could also have powerful implications for the anti-capitalist struggle in Latin America and beyond. http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/09/28/the-election-that-matters/

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Lenin’s Tomb: ‘Greek state falling apart…’

September 30th, 2012 · No Comments

marxmail http://www.leninology.com/ Sunday, September 30, 2012 How Nazis progress posted by lenin The Greek state is falling apart. It is fragmenting, unable to perform its normal functions. It cannot exercise control of the territory or the population. The governing parties are barely cohesive, parliament isn’t really functional. The policies imposed by the ‘troika’ can’t be […]

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How to Tax a Millionaire

September 30th, 2012 · No Comments

Published on Sunday, September 30, 2012 by Common Dreams How to Tax a Millionaire by César Chelala The decision by the French government to tax millionaires by 75% on earned income for people earning more than €1m a year in an attempt to lower government deficit is n unusual and much waited measure. It should […]

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Teachers’ Unions and Social Justice

September 30th, 2012 · No Comments

Published on Sunday, September 30, 2012 by Common Dreams Teachers’ Unions and Social Justice by Jesse Hagopian and John Green From 1968 until their last strike in 1987, the Chicago Teacher’s Union lead eight strikes that won smaller class sizes, medical benefits, sick leave, and more preparation time. But for nearly 25 years the combativity […]

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Manifesto for a Post-Growth Economy

September 30th, 2012 · No Comments

Published on Sunday, September 30, 2012 by YES! Magazine Manifesto for a Post-Growth Economy What single change stands to give Americans more free time, healthier ecosystems, and more meaningful jobs? by James Gustave Speth http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/09/30

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Climate Change Takes a Bite Out of Global Food Supply

September 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Published on Saturday, September 29, 2012 by Inter Press Service Climate Change Takes a Bite Out of Global Food Supply by Stephen Leahy Humanity’s ability to feed itself is in serious doubt as climate change takes http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/09/29-2

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‘We Are The 99 Percent’

September 29th, 2012 · No Comments

‘We Are The 99 Percent’: Tom Morello, Serj Tankian & More Sing Occupy Anthem

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C beast, hyparxis, light speed

September 29th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Link from yesterday: http://darwiniana.com/2012/09/28/take-me-to-your-leader-the-lore-of-the-endless-whaleichthus-rumor/

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#occupy newsfeed

September 29th, 2012 · No Comments

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Does economic growth make you happy?

September 29th, 2012 · No Comments

http://www.the-tls.co.uk/tls/public/article1134249.ece

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Evo-psych gets it wrong because Darwinism gets it wrong

September 29th, 2012 · No Comments

http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/books/2012/09/17/120917crbo_books_gottlieb?currentPage=all Designed? The coup of natural selection was to explain how nature appears to be designed when in fact it is not, so that a leopard does not need an Ethiopian (or a God) to get his spots. Mostly, it doesn’t matter when biologists speak figuratively of design in nature, or the “purpose” for which […]

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Klinghoffer: Darwinism Is a Culture of Death

September 29th, 2012 · No Comments

http://sensuouscurmudgeon.wordpress.com/2012/09/28/klinghoffer-darwinism-is-a-culture-of-death/: Klinghoffer: Darwinism Is a Culture of Death

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Roots of Occupy

September 29th, 2012 · No Comments

RG mail The Battle in Seattle, 1999 by Mickey Z World News Trust (April 2012) http://worldnewstrust.com/images/stories/2012/seattle_occupy-photo.jpg Photo Credit: Mickey Z. In the present circumstances, I’d say that the only thing worth globalizing is dissent. — Arundhati Roy During a panel on animal liberation at the recent New York City Anarchist Bookfair, one of my co-presenters […]

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Simulation Shows What Happens in the Last Stages of a Black Hole Merger

September 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Simulation Shows What Happens in the Last Stages of a Black Hole Merger September 28, 2012 by Staff http://scitechdaily.com/simulation-shows-what-happens-in-the-last-stages-of-a-black-hole-merger/

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For more than 25 years Western officials have claimed repeatedly that Iran is close to joining the nuclear club – Christian Science Monitor

September 29th, 2012 · No Comments

RG mail http://www.csmonitor.com/layout/set/print/content/view/print/422252 Christian Science Monitor November 8, 2011 Imminent Iran nuclear threat? A timeline of warnings since 1979. Breathless predictions that the Islamic Republic will soon be at the brink of nuclear capability, or – worse – acquire an actual nuclear bomb, are not new.

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Front Loading, Is That You Knocking?

September 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Front Loading, Is That You Knocking?

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Mammal with salamander-like regenerative abilities

September 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Biologist discovers mammal with salamander-like regenerative abilities http://richarddawkins.net/news_articles/2012/9/28/biologist-discovers-mammal-with-salamander-like-regenerative-abilities A small African mammal with an unusual ability to regrow damaged tissues could inspire new research in regenerative medicine, a University of Florida study finds. For years biologists have studied salamanders for their ability to regrow lost limbs. But amphibian biology is very different than human biology, […]

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Dioxin Causes Disease and Reproductive Problems Across Generations

September 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Dioxin Causes Disease and Reproductive Problems Across Generations, Study Finds ScienceDaily (Sep. 26, 2012) — Since the 1960s, when the defoliant Agent Orange was widely used in Vietnam, military, industry and environmental groups have debated the toxicity of one of its ingredients, the chemical dioxin, and how it should be regulated.

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It’s Not Too Late for Troubled Fisheries

September 29th, 2012 · No Comments

It’s Not Too Late for Troubled Fisheries, Experts Say ScienceDaily (Sep. 27, 2012) — A study published in Science magazine and co-authored by Bren School Sustainable Fisheries Group (SFG) researchers and their colleagues confirms suspicions that thousands of “data-poor” fisheries, representing some 80 percent of the world’s fisheries, are in decline but could recover with […]

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Measuring the Universe’s ‘Exit Door’

September 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Measuring the Universe’s ‘Exit Door’: For the First Time, an International Team Has Measured the Radius of a Black Hole ScienceDaily (Sep. 27, 2012) — The point of no return: In astronomy, it’s known as a black hole — a region in space where the pull of gravity is so strong that nothing, not even […]

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Where’s the Outrage Over the Arbitragers?

September 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Where’s the Outrage Over the Arbitragers? When Shit Happens to Hedge Fund Heroes by SAUL LANDAU Since we will not learn in school the lessons about the 1% we ought to know, many of us rely on movies and TV, so that through images and sound we can form ideas of who the men were […]

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Austerity madness

September 29th, 2012 · No Comments

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/28/opinion/krugman-europes-austerity-madness.html?_r=0 First of all, Spain didn’t get into trouble because its government was profligate. On the contrary, on the eve of the crisis, Spain actually had a budget surplus and low debt. Large deficits emerged when the economy tanked, taking revenues with it, but, even so, Spain doesn’t appear to have all that high a […]

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Europe is Revolting

September 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Strikes and Protests Across the Continent Europe is Revolting by TOM GILL London. A general strike in Greece, massive protests by the indignados in Spain, public transport strikes in Portugal (and Spain), and industrial action by aluminium, steel and public sector workers in Italy headlined this week. On Saturday mass protests will erupt again in […]

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