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Entries from October 2013

The “N” in NDP Now Stands for Neoliberal

October 30th, 2013 · No Comments

RG mail http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/yves-engler/ndp-neoliberal_b_4166887.html Huffington Post 10/27/2013 The “N” in NDP Now Stands for Neoliberal By Yves Engler This past week may come to be seen as a watershed moment in the NDP’s capitulation to neoliberal capitalism. The nominally social democratic party effectively supported a major corporate trade accord all the while opposing an International Monetary […]

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Fukushima Fraud and Corruption

October 30th, 2013 · No Comments

RG mail Japanese Organized Crime Involved in Recruitment of “Specialized Personnel” by Professor Michel Chossudovsky Global Research (October 25 2013) What prevails is a well organized camouflage. The public health disaster in Japan, the contamination of water, agricultural land and the food chain, not to mention the broader economic and social implications, have neither been […]

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A superb new fossil from Dmanisi, Georgia

October 30th, 2013 · No Comments

http://pandasthumb.org/archives/2013/10/new-dmanisi-skull.html

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Synthetic Life and the Work of Dr. Craig Venter

October 30th, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2013/10/today_on_the_me_4078521.html

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New cosmology paper by skeptical scientists lends support to the fine-tuning argument

October 30th, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/new-cosmology-paper-by-skeptical-scientists-lends-support-to-the-fine-tuning-argument/

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Sphaerexochus: A Possibly Predatory Trilobite

October 30th, 2013 · No Comments

Sphaerexochus: A Possibly Predatory Trilobite | Catalogue of Organisms http://www.richarddawkins.net/news_articles/2013/10/29/sphaerexochus-a-possibly-predatory-trilobite# by Christopher Taylor posted on October 30, 2013 01:32AM GMT

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New Species of Dolphin Found in Australian Waters

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New Species of Dolphin Found in Australian Waters http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131029143000.htm Oct. 29, 2013 — A species of humpback dolphin previously unknown to science is swimming in the waters off northern Australia, according to a team of researchers working for the Wildlife Conservation Society, the American Museum of Natural History, and numerous other groups that contributed to […]

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Coral Reefs May Be Able to Adapt to Moderate Climate Change

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Coral Reefs May Be Able to Adapt to Moderate Climate Change http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131029133755.htm Oct. 29, 2013 — Coral reefs may be able to adapt to moderate climate warming, improving their chance of surviving through the end of this century, if there are large reductions in carbon dioxide emissions, according to a study funded by NOAA and […]

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Now is the Time to Film at Fukushima

October 30th, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/10/29/now-is-the-time-to-film-at-fukushima/ Where is Robert Stone? Now is the Time to Film at Fukushima by HARVEY WASSERMAN We are in desperate need of documentary filmmakers at Fukushima. The Japanese government is about to pass a national censorship law clearly meant to make it impossible to know what’s going on there. Massive quantities of radioactive water have […]

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[Marxism] “Economics, Socialism and Ecology: A Critical Outline”

October 30th, 2013 · No Comments

Introduction In Part 1, I argued that economics is neither an objective science nor capable of providing a lasting solution to the contradictions of the capitalist economy and society. As a discipline it has emerged to maintain and justify the capitalist system and it will wither away with its downfall. Also, I argued that Karl […]

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[Marxism] Why is There Still No Socialist Movement In the US?

October 30th, 2013 · No Comments

When I was in college 2002-2006 (and joined, founded, and convened an ISO branch) I noticed this tendency undermining my work significantly. The people among whom class politics resonated the most with didn’t have the time to contribute that we were asking them for. Likewise the people with the most free time who were interested […]

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National Divestment Network

October 30th, 2013 · No Comments

Published on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by Common Dreams Students Rise Up to Fight Climate Change with National Divestment Network ‘Divest Fossil Fuel Student Network’ launches to leverage power of growing youth climate movement http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/10/30-1

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As Farm Bill Talks Resume, Who Will Fight for the Nation’s Hungry?

October 30th, 2013 · No Comments

Published on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by Common Dreams As Farm Bill Talks Resume, Who Will Fight for the Nation’s Hungry? Proposals in both the House and Senate would see nutrition assistance to the nation’s neediest cut http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/10/30 A food pantry at the United Methodist Church of Worth in Chicago. (Photo: Phil Velasquez/Chicago Tribune)

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Ignored Reality Is Going To Wipe Out The Human Race

October 29th, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/10/29/the-republic-of-denial/ Fukushima has the potential of making Japan uninhabitable and of polluting the air, water, and soil of the US with radioactivity. Yet the crisis is seldom mentioned in the US media. In Japan the government just passed a law that could be used to imprison Japanese journalists who report truthfully on the dire situation. […]

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The Most Important Labor Strike in the World Is Happening Right Now

October 29th, 2013 · No Comments

Published on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by Policy Shop Blog / Demos http://www.demos.org/blog/10/29/13/most-important-labor-strike-world-happening-right-now T Union workers walk during a protest at the business district in Jakarta, October 17, 2013. Tens of thousands of workers at industrial estates across Indonesia walked off their jobs on Oct 28 at the start of week-long protests to demand average […]

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Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars

October 29th, 2013 · No Comments

Published on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by Brave New Films Brave New Films: Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars http://www.warcosts.com/drones_partner Robert Greenwald’s newest full-length feature is being released on October 30th, 2013. The documentary will be available to stream online for a limited time. Click here to get a link to see the film.

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The strange contortions of ‘Hoyle’s (so-called) fallacy’

October 29th, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/hoyles-fallacy-i-think-not/ This is an important and useful post at the Uncommon Descent site. Those who complain of ID groups might be grateful they have, their consiervative bias, mathematicians trained to spot fraud in the sciences. Surely Hoyle’s fallacy has to be one of them. It is a puzzle to me that the whole universe of […]

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Please tell me, Mr President, why a US drone assassinated my mother

October 29th, 2013 · No Comments

RG mail http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/25/president-us-assassinated-mother Please tell me, Mr President, why a US drone assassinated my mother By Rafiq ur Rehman The last time I saw my mother, Momina Bibi, was the evening before Eid al-Adha. She was preparing my children’s clothing and showing them how to make sewaiyaan, a traditional sweet made of milk. She always […]

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Brain has specific radar for snakes

October 29th, 2013 · No Comments

hum eth list Brain has specific radar for snakes October 28th, 2013 in Biology / Plants & Animals A python looks on Chitwan National Park, some 200kms south-west of Kathmandu, Nepal on December 28, 2010 Ever wonder why snakes inspire such fear? A new study on monkeys out Monday says the brain has specific cells […]

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Early stone tool making more sophisticated than originally thought

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hum eth list Early stone tool making more sophisticated than originally thought October 28th, 2013 in Other Sciences / Archaeology & Fossils Professor John Gowlett and his team made the discovery at this site in Kilombe, Kenya. (Phys.org) -Researchers at the University of Liverpool have found that long and slender stone tools were made by […]

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Crying wolf: Who benefits and when?

October 29th, 2013 · No Comments

hum eth list Crying wolf: Who benefits and when? October 28th, 2013 in Other Sciences / Social Sciences A crisis at work can bring out the best in colleagues, often inspiring more cooperation and self-sacrifice. A new study from Indiana University and the University of Guelphhas found that the benefits are not shared equally, with […]

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Interview: Richard Dawkins Keeps Making New Enemies

October 29th, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115339/richard-dawkins-interview-archbishop-atheism?a&utm_campaign=tnr-daily-newsletter&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=10722947 Interview: Richard Dawkins Keeps Making New Enemies The famed atheist talks about the Pope, fiction, and why Jews win Nobel Prizes

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Dear Evolution, Thanks for the Allergies

October 29th, 2013 · No Comments

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=dear-evolution-thanks-for&WT.mc_id=SA_CAT_HLTH_20131029

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Genomics is expanding at ASU

October 29th, 2013 · No Comments

http://pandasthumb.org/archives/2013/10/genomics-is-exp.html

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