Monthly Archives: December 2011

Allt fler bibliotek försvinner | ETC – Nyhetstidningen från vänster

Var femte bibliotek har försvunnit de senaste 15 åren. När kommunerna spara läggs biblioteksfilialerna ner i rasande takt. Les mer…

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Lisboa November 24, Who are the violents? | Take The Square

Our Platform 15 October, which is international, non-partisan and peaceful, demands the restoration of justice and truth with regard to the events of November 24th, and declares:

We witnessed and denounced the presence of police officers, who were not identified and not uniformed at the demonstration on November 24th in front of São Bento. These persons, hidden among the protesters, incited violence by words and actions, contrary to what has been stated “unequivocally” by the Minister of Internal Affairs. Read more…

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Russian claim for “Freedom to political prisoners!” | Take The Square

Russian people are very angry not only with the way the recent parliamentary elections took place, but, as well, with the corruption in the judicial system. That is why on a cold winter thursday evening so many of them attended a non authorized rally in support to Sergey Udaltsov and all the other political prisoners. Read more…

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OccupyUtrecht Statement | Take The Square

This statement expresses the vision and goals set by Occupy Utrecht in solidarity with all Occupy movements across the globe. Read more…

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Defence Act Affirms Indefinite Detention Of U.S. Citizens | Global Issues | IPS

Civil liberties groups and many citizen activists are outraged over language in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011 (NDAA) that appears to lay the legal groundwork for indefinite detention of U.S. citizens without trial. Read more…

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Elderly people face rising cost of council services | Society | guardian.co.uk

Figures show older people pay up to £7,000 a year for home care as the government is accused of underfunding services. Read more…

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Filed under Economism and neoliberalism, Health care

Activist Post: Monsanto GMO Seeds Use to Further Expand Within US

While genetically modified foods are continually being banned in other countries, the US is slow to follow the very necessary trend. The USDA has chosen to step back and give Monsanto even more power over GMO seeds, and now some states are taking similar action. Read more…

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Filed under Corporations, Food and agriculture, GMO