EVEN WORSE THAN IMAGINED: SEA LEVELS WILL RISE NEARLY DOUBLE THAN THE PREVIOUSLY CONSIDERED “WORST-CASE SCENARIO” DEVASTATING STUDY REVEALS...

Mar 31, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] New research suggests that the landmark Paris accord may be insufficient to prevent catastrophic sea level rise Michael Garofalo   SALON.COM NASA’s DC-8 flies over the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica, October 26, 2010. (Credit: Reuters/Michael Studinger) In December 2015, representatives of 195 nations reached a watershed climate agreement widely hailed as a crucial step towards preventing the most devastating threats posed by climate change. The agreement, which requires nearly every country to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, was met with jubilation by the thousands of delegates gathered for the Paris summit.“This is truly a historic moment,” said United Nations SSecretary General Ban Ki-moon. “For the first time, we have a truly universal agreement on climate change, one of the most crucial problems on earth.” But new research suggests that the terms of the landmark...

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HOW DO WE DEMOCRATIZE OUR MEDIA?...

Mar 31, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   By The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program | Op-Ed  VIA TRUTHOUT Reporters surround Donald Trump in the spin room at the end of the Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, September 16, 2015. (Photo: Monica Almeida / The New York Times)   There’s a huge debate going on right now about the role of the media in US politics. And two of the main questions are: “How much are the media to blame for fueling the rise of Donald Trump?” And, “What’s the real relationship between Trump and the media?” Nicholas Kristof recently gave his opinion on the matter in the The New York Times. He explains that, “Those of us in the news media have sometimes blamed Donald Trump’s rise on the...

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Robert Reich Exposes the Real Reason Why Corporate Media Marginalizes Bernie...

Mar 31, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Election 2016 Sanders is gaining momentum in western states, plus there are 22 primaries up for grabs but the news continues to ignore it. By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org   VIA ALTERNET “Bernie did well last weekend but he can’t possibly win the nomination,” a friend told me for what seemed like the thousandth time, attaching an article from the Washington Post that shows how far behind Bernie remains in delegates. Wait a minute. Last Tuesday, Sanders won 78 percent of the vote in Idaho and 79 percent in Utah. This past Saturday, he took 82 percent of the vote in Alaska, 73 percent in Washington, and 70 percent in Hawaii. In fact, since March 15, Bernie has won six out of the seven Democratic primary contests with an average margin of victory of 40 points. Those victories...

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THIS MASSIVE WIND-POWERED SKYSCRAPER WOULD COOL THE ENTIRE PLANET...

Mar 31, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   by Lacy Cooke  INHABITAT View Slideshow Paolo Venturella Architecture just unveiled plans for a fantastical Global Cooling Skyscraper that’s designed to fight global warming by cooling the entire planet. The massive skyscraper would extend into space, providing a barrier between the Earth and the Sun in the form of a greenhouse. Accumulating heat in the colossal greenhouse would propel air to flow, generating wind to cool the planet and provide “clean energy for all.” The architects cited the challenges of climate change as an inspiration; they said the strategies we have to combat global warming are not enough, and only a “global strategy” could halt the nature disasters resulting from climate change. So they designed an imaginative skyscraper that would utilize wind power to cool the planet. Related: Bio-Pyramid turns Egypt’s ancient...

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TIME MAGAZINE GOT GLOBAL WARMING RIGHT IN 2006: ‘BE WORRIED. BE VERY WORRIED.’...

Mar 31, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] by Joe Romm CLIMATE PROGRESS CREDIT: Time   Ten years ago this week, Time magazine published a landmark cover on global warming with the headline, “Be Worried. Be Very Worried.” The main story was a very solid, even prescient, piece of reporting — warning about polar ice loss, sea level rise, severe drought, and other extreme weather: Indeed, Time warned that “global climate systems are booby-trapped with tipping points and feedback loops, thresholds past which the slow creep of environmental decay gives way to sudden and self-perpetuating collapse” — tipping points that a decade of inaction has brought us right to the edge of. The article even warns of the possible ramifications if warming shuts down the Gulf Stream or if our dawdling locks in multi-meter sea level rise — much the same...

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THE MANY FLAVORS OF COMMUNITY-SCALE SOLAR...

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[Translate] Authors Titiaan Palazzi Special Aide OCS Joseph Goodman, Ph.D. Manager Thomas Koch Blank Principal Community-scale solar has the potential to become the next market segment to present a real gigawatt-scale growth opportunity, as outlined in RMI’s recent insight brief. So far, the growth of solar photovoltaics (PV) in the U.S. has been concentrated in two markets. One is residential rooftop solar, which is like a colony of ants with a few different roles executed by many different ants, and utility-scale solar, which is like whales, each unique, but large. Community-scale solar is like a chameleon: it adapts to its environment. Community-scale Solar Takes Many Forms in Many Contexts for Many Reasons RMI defines community-scale solar as mid-size (i.e., 0.5–5 MW), distribution grid-connected PV, with a variety of potential customers. Community-scale solar includes community,...

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YOUR GARAGE IS WORTH AT LEAST $55,000...

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[Translate] RMI Authors Douglas Miller Sr. Associate Jonathan Walker Manager Burgeoning Possibilities to Add Valuable Space to Your Home   The global energy revolution is knocking at your door. With improving economics for home energy upgrades, plummeting costs for rooftop solar systems, and even the potential for defection from the electric grid, homeowners face a bevy of new options to control their own energy supply and demand—as well as increase home values and tap into new revenue streams. And new developments are turning a part of the typical home into another major source of value, one that many Americans essentially waste due to our dependence on personal vehicles: the garage. Personally Owned Vehicles Are On the Way Out In the United States, we have approximately one car for every adult, or roughly 250 million...

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Did You Know That Recycling Can Be a Dangerous Job?...

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[Translate] Labor We need to raise pay and improve working conditions for recycling workers. By Gail Bateson, Barbara Rahke / AlterNet Photo Credit: Wikipedia Americans have made a decision: We’re throwing away the throwaway economy. Curbside recycling is available in more than 9,000 municipalities, and one-third of America’s waste stream is now diverted from landfills. It’s great that we’re conserving raw materials, saving money and reducing the greenhouse gas emissions. Now it’s time to make another decision: We need to raise pay and improve working conditions for recycling workers. These are green jobs and good for the environment. But they are also dangerous, with high rates of serious injury and even the risk of death. On March 1, a 42-year-old worker was killed at a Waste Management recycling plant in northeast Philadelphia, crushed to...

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STATE AGS VOW TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE AND FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY FRAUD...

Mar 31, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] by Samantha Page CLIMATE PROGRESS CREDIT: AP Photo/Mary Altaffer New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman speaks during a news conference, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in New York.   A group of state attorneys general just declared war on big polluters. The group, representing 17 states, said it will pursue climate change litigation. Massachusetts and the U.S. Virgin Islands officially joined an ongoing investigation into potential fraud by ExxonMobil, and all the states committed to working together as “creatively, collaboratively, and aggressively” as possible to combat climate change. “We have heard the scientists; we know what is being done to the planet,” New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said at a press conference Tuesday in Manhattan. The group also came together to defend the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, formally filing its petition in...

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Bernie’s Right: Wall Street’s Business Model Really Is Fraud...

Mar 31, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Election 2016 Profiting off of the less-fortunate is in Wall Street’s DNA. By Richard Eskow / Campaign for America’s Future   VIA ALTERNET “I’ve said if the big banks don’t play by the rules, I will break them up.” Hillary Clinton Our nation’s largest and most powerful banks have repeatedly engaged in widespread fraud, causing both individual suffering and a recession that millions of Americans are still living through today. They continued to commit the same frauds after the American people rescued them, and after they promised to stop as part of some major settlement agreements. There’s no reason to believe they’ve stopped today, and every reason to believe they haven’t. Fraud is an essential part of Wall Street’s DNA. A 2015 survey, commissioned by law firm Labaton Sucharow, found that a deeply immoral culture had taken root among...

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SCIENTISTS MAY HAVE FOUND A WAY TO PREDICT HEAT WAVES – 50 DAYS IN ADVANCE...

Mar 31, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Shutterstock By Xian Chiang-Waren GRIST Normally, I don’t trust the weather forecast to know the difference between sunshine or showers even a few days out. But a new study just published in Nature Geoscience indicates that meteorologists are close to being able to predict heat waves on the East Coast up to 50 days before they occur. The advance warning could help big cities, utilities companies, transit systems, and agricultural operations prepare for extreme temperatures — and, hopefully, prevent serious disruptions like power blackouts.“There are many possible health, economic and other impacts of these hot temperatures and advanced warning can only help,” as climate scientist Jonathan Overpeck of the University of Arizona told the Associated Press. But how is it even possible? So glad you asked. Basically, the study’s authors found a strong correlation between water temperatures in the north-central Pacific Ocean...

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OCEANA DECLARES VICTORY IN PROTECTING THE ATLANTIC FROM OFF SHORE DRILLING...

Mar 31, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] dcranor@Oceana.org Today, the Obama administration made a historic move to protect the East Coast from offshore drilling. In the newly proposed five-year program for oil and gas development on the Outer Continental Shelf, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management removed the Atlantic Ocean for leasing from 2017 to 2022. While Oceana applauded the Obama administration for listening to widespread opposition along the East Coast, it continues to urge the government to stop seismic airgun use in the Atlantic and not to hold new lease sales in the remote and unforgiving Arctic Ocean. In response to the newly proposed plan, Jacqueline Savitz, Oceana’s vice president for the U.S., released the following statement: “President Obama has taken a giant step for our oceans, for coastal economies and for mitigating climate change. This is a courageous...

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WELL THAT’S ON WAY OF ADDING DENSITY...

Mar 30, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] David Friedlander  LIFE EDITED Architecture The skyscraper is without a doubt the most effective way of adding density to any patch of land.  And eVolo’s Magazine’s Skyscraper Competition is an exploration of innovative designs around this structure, creating “dynamic and adaptive vertical community.” Unlike every other entry, the winner, dubbed “New York Horizon” by Yitan Sun and Jianshi Wu, took an entirely different approach to scraping the sky. Rather than building up, they dug down deep below the surface of Manhattan. Their design calls for the excavation of Central Park. The walls of the hole are lined with housing and other public and private spaces, all of which enjoy unobstructed views of the new Central Park. Here are some more details from the designers: The 1000-feet tall, 100-feet deep mega structure provides a...

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SWEDEN’S NATURE PILL FOR CITY DWELLERS...

Mar 30, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] David Friedlander  LIFE EDITED Architecture Last summer we looked at kolonistuga, the garden and vacation colonies that dot Sweden and are occupied with tiny cottages. Like most great ideas in compact living, you know that Kirsten Dirksen‘s camera is not too far behind to take a more intimate look. The particular kolonistuga in this Faircompanies video is located between a bunch of freeways in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second largest city. Rather than being littered with vacation homes, most of the tiny structures are more like garden sheds (though one of the interviewees confesses her family has crashed out there on numerous occasions). The colony is intended as a supplement to urban living, which sometimes has an alienating effect on one’s connection to nature. This colony also has an intent close to its roots (pun intended) of growing food. The kolonistuga...

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SF STARTUP: FILLING IN URBAN CRACKS WITH OFFICE SPACE...

Mar 30, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] David Friedlander  LIFE EDITED Architecture The small space conversation is generally in reference to housing size. Yes housing is the single largest category of a person’s spatial use, but it’s not the only one. In particular, our work environments can significantly increase our square foot counts and contribute to sprawl and large carbon footprints. San Francisco startup Campsyte has created a compact, modular, easy-install office solution that might help make more edited offices. SHI Similar to KASITA and other prefab housing solutions we’ve seen, Campsyte quickly sets up on unused or underused lots. Using shipping container modules, Campsyte can deploy insta-offices fully equipped with utilities, internet, furnishings, janitorial and coffee/drink service, all of which are included in rent. Campsyte CMO Allen Wong explained to SF Gate that they can set up offices in lots that...

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THE $2.5 BILLION U.S. POWER LINE THAT NO STATE CAN STOP...

Mar 30, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Jonathan Crawford CLIMATE PROGRESS Largest clean energy infrastructure project in U.S. Approved Construction set to commence in 2017, with startup in 2020   A $2.5-billion transmission line carrying wind power to the U.S. Southeast is coming — whether state regulators there like it or not. On Friday, the U.S. Energy Department used a decade-old statute to clear Clean Line Energy Partners LLC’s 705-mile (1,134-kilometer) power line for construction over any objections from the states involved. The Energy Department’s approval of the line, proposed to carry 4,000 megawatts of power from the wind-rich Oklahoma panhandle through Arkansas and into Tennessee, marks the first time the 2005 statute has been used to bypass state approval and push through an interstate transmission project. “Moving remote and plentiful power to areas where electricity is in high demand...

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LOGGERHEAD, RIGHT WHALE BREEDING GROUNDS ARE ENTIRELY COVERED BY ATLANTIC BLASTING AREA...

Mar 30, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] by Samantha Page THINK PROGRESS CREDIT: Oceana Nearly the entire breeding areas for loggerhead turtles (purple, left) and North Atlantic right whales (red, right) would be affected.   A set of maps released Tuesday shows an incredible overlap between the critical habitats of several endangered and seafood species and the area that will be affected by seismic testing in the Atlantic Ocean. Significant portions of the habitats and breeding grounds for loggerhead turtles, right whales, swordfish, cod, wahoo, yellowfin tuna, and many other species would be impacted if the Obama administration approves permits for the testing, which could start as soon as this spring. The entire breeding areas for loggerheads and the North Atlantic right whale are covered by the testing area. During seismic testing, loud noises — so loud they can be...

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THIS PROGRAM WILL MAKE CUTTING CARBON EMISSIONS LUCRATIVE FOR FARMERS...

Mar 30, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Climate by Natasha Geiling CLIMATE PROGRESS CREDIT: Mark Isbell   When Mark Isbell, a third-generation rice farmer in central Arkansas, tallies up his profits for this year, he’ll count a few extra dollars from a unique source: the greenhouse gases that his 3,200-acre farm didn’t emit. Isbell is part of a small group of farmers participating in a new project piloted by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), in conjunction with the USDA, and approved by the American Carbon Registry. The program encourages rice farmers in California and the Mid-South to adopt a series of greenhouse-gas mitigating practices on their fields by allowing them to cash in on the carbon emissions that they offset using California’s carbon market. “You always have to be looking forward,” Isbell told ThinkProgress. “It seems like this is the...

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WHAT THE CLIMATE MOVEMENT CAN LEARN FROM BERNIE SANDER’S POLITICAL REVOLUTION...

Mar 30, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]                                                                 Bernie Sanders town hall in Iowa America’s new political uprising and its leader offer invaluable lessons for climate activists. By Chloe Maxmin     Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and his wife Jane smile as a crowd cheers during a town-hall meeting in Iowa. (AP Photo / Jae C. Hong) A few months ago, I woke up with a “berning” need to join the Bernie Sanders campaign. I had followed the evolution of the revolution because of Bernie’s outstanding climate platform, and I wanted to do more. I canvased in New Hampshire ahead of the primary and interned with the campaign, immersing myself in the “Feel the Bern” movement’s theory of change. As Bernie’s campaign marched into my life, I could not help but compare its strategies to those of the other...

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ISLAMIC EXTREMISM IS NOT THE ROOT CAUSE OF EUROPE’S TERROR PROBLEM...

Mar 30, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] European elites have a “youth revolt” on their hands. By Joshua Holland THE NATION   brussels_attacks_vigil_ap_img Citizens gather in front of Brussels Stock Exchange to pay tribute to the victims of the attacks in Brussels on March 25, 2016. (Rex Features via AP) “If you tell a typical Frenchman that third-generation immigrants in the banlieues don’t have running water—if you tell him that many are illiterate and have no hope of finding a job or being a productive member of French society—he simply won’t believe you,” says Akbar Ahmed, a former Pakistani ambassador to the UK and now a professor of Islamic studies at American University in Washington, DC. “He’ll insist that they’re French citizens with the same opportunities as everyone else.” Ahmed and his team are working on the first comprehensive, continent-wide...

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VAXXED film pulled from Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Film Festival following totalitarian censorship demands from pharma-linked vaccine pushers and media science trolls...

Mar 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] by Mike Adams, the Health Range   (NaturalNews) A much-awaited and explosive documentary film called VAXXED – From Cover-Up to Catastrophe was suddenly pulled from Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Film Festival following an intense censorship effort waged by the vaccine-pushing mainstream media and pharma-funded media science trolls. Watch the explosive VAXXED trailer at this YouTube link, and you can find the VAXXED Facebook page at this link. The Tribeca Film Festival was co-founded by Robert De Niro, who has a child with autism and who originally supported the free speech efforts of filmmakers to create “an opportunity for conversation around the issue.” But the vaccine totalitarians and media science trolls who demand absolute obedience to the fraudulent narrative that vaccines are “safe and effective” have zero tolerance for any intelligent conversations about vaccines....

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BOMBSHELL: CDC DESTROYED VACCINE DOCUMENTS, CONGRESSMAN REVEALS...

Mar 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]    by: Natural News Editor (NaturalNews) “…the [CDC] co-authors scheduled a meeting to destroy documents related to the [MMR vaccine] study. The remaining four co-authors all met and brought a big garbage can into the meeting room and reviewed and went through all the hard copy documents that we had thought we should discard and put them in a huge garbage can.” (William Thompson, CDC researcher) (Story by Jon Rappoport, republished from JonRappoport.WordPress.com). On July 29, US Congressman Bill Posey made his last stand on the floor of the House.[1] Granted five minutes to speak, he laid bare the lying of the CDC in a now-famous 2004 study that exonerated the MMR vaccine and claimed it had no connection to autism. “No connection to autism” was the lie. Congressman Posey read a statement...

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BREAKING: Pressure to censor VAXXED documentary at Tribeca Film Festival came from the Nazi-linked Sloan Foundation, headed by CFR member Paul Joskow...

Mar 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Monday, March 28, 2016 by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger (NaturalNews) As the story on the censorship of the VAXXED documentary continues to unfold, we are learning that Robert De Niro was pressured by none other than the Sloan Foundation in New York to blacklist the independent documentary. The Sloan Foundation is so named from Alfred P. Sloan, a Nazi collaborator and eugenics depopulation promoter. It’s no coincidence that his own beliefs on using medical interventions to reduce race-targeted populations coincides perfectly with the stated depopulation goals of Bill Gates (whose financial web of influence is woven across the entire vaccine propaganda landscape). What led me to connect the dots on this is a short piece from Celia Farber of The Turth Barrier, who originally noticed the Sloan Foundation link. As admitted on...

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BREAKING: ROBERT DE NIRO WAS CLEARLY THREATENED BY THE VACCINE ESTABLISHMENT TO CENSOR “VAXXED” DOCUMENTARY FILM FROM TRIBECA – NEW DETAILS EMERGE...

Mar 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Sunday, March 27, 2016 by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger Tags: Robert De Niro, VAXXED documentary, censorship threats (NaturalNews) There has never been an assault against a documentary film in the history of America like the one we’ve just witnessed over the last 48 hours. The entire mainstream media waged a coordinated, simultaneous attack against the Tribeca Film Festival to censor a film none of them had even seen. That film, of course, is called VAXXED: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe, and it documents the admission of the CDC’s Dr. William Thompson, who admitted taking part in a massive scientific fraud to conceal the truth about vaccines causing autism. This is the first time in the history of film and media that the totality of the media establishment has condemned a film that none...

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TOXIC POLLUTION IS STILL SEEPING INTO THE ANACOSTIA RIVER...

Mar 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] by Alejandro Davila Fragoso CLIMATE PROGRESS CREDIT: AP Photo/Jessica Tefft James Connolly, then executive director of the Anacostia Watershed, left, and Dick Turner of Fresh Creek Technologies, stand on a dock on the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C. in early 2000. Pollution still washes into the Anacostia River as clean up efforts continue.   For over 140 years the Anacostia River that traverses Prince George’s County in Maryland into Washington, D.C. has been the dumping ground for industry and residents alike. While the industry disposed of toxic wastes, people dumped trash in obnoxious proportions and with that, the Anacostia turned into one of the most polluted rivers in the country. “Twenty-seven years ago we were pulling refrigerators, tires, cars,” Jim Foster, president of the Anacostia Watershed Society, told ThinkProgress, “people were dumping a...

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Let’s Face It, Our Presidential Candidates Are Hucksters...

Mar 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Truthfulness isn’t ever their goal; winning and keeping power is. By Eric Zuesse / AlterNet   Photo Credit: pixabay.com Here is Bill Clinton, the U.S. President who served Wall Street by removing all regulations on derivatives-trading and by ending FDR’s Glass-Steagall Act separation of investment-banking from consumer-banking, now telling an audience, that his successor George W. Bush had done this, and that Bush’s successor Barack Obama has unfortunately continued it. He said this on March 21st when explaining why everyone should vote for his wife to undo the ”awful” and “trickle-down” legacy of George W. Bush and Barack Obama: “If you believe we can all rise together, if you believe we’ve finally come to the point where we can put the awful legacy of the last eight years behind us and the seven years before...

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10 Ways the Media and Political Establishment Have Tried to Orchestrate the Democratic Primary...

Mar 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] They wanted to declare it over before actual voters could vote. By RoseAnn DeMoro / AlterNet Photo Credit: Wikipedia It’s not over. Far from it. The economic and political establishment, which includes the Democratic National Committee (DNC), its Wall Street and corporate backers, and the major media, most of it now owned by a half dozen big corporations, have worked feverishly to turn the Democratic primary process into a coronation for Hillary Clinton. Bottom line, they wanted to declare it over before actual voters could vote, but their carefully crafted strategy began to #FeelTheBern. Here’s ten ways that establishment has sought to orchestrate the results, and why the race has a long ways to go. 1. Major Media Blackout When Sanders began his campaign, as he often recounts, he had virtually no national...

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SANDERS SOARS: THE DEMOCRATIC RACE IS CLOSER THAN THE REPUBLICANS’...

Mar 28, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] AMERICANS FOR A SAFE FUTURE   Robert Borosage Bernie Sanders routed Hillary Clinton in three Western states on Saturday. He isn’t just winning; he’s winning with stunning percentages: Alaska 82-18; Hawaii 70-30; Washington 73-27. He’s taken five of six in the West, and chipped away Clinton’s lead in pledged delegates, trailing in pledged delegates by 1243 to 975. The Clinton campaign, echoed by the talking heads, sought to discount the victories as “expected” from the “largely white and liberal” Pacific northwest. But just as Clinton’s victories in the South should not be dismissed because they were built on loyal African-American voters, Sanders’ victories shouldn’t be dismissed either. Liberals are Democrats, too. Sanders remains an underdog, but he keeps surging and Clinton keeps sinking. Sanders has won 15 primaries and caucuses compared to Clinton’s...

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TEN HUGE DRUG RIP-OFFS — AND BIG PHARMA’S MASSIVE PRICE-GOUGING CAMPAIGN...

Mar 28, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   When did you become aware of the obscene prices the pharmaceutical industry is charging for drugs? For many it was when a smirking Martin Shkreli, founder of Turing Pharmaceuticals, testified on the Hill in February about his price hike of the antiparasitic drug Daraprim from $13.50 to $750, after which he called lawmakers “imbeciles” in a tweeted goodbye. For others it was the roll-out of Gilead Sciences hepatitis C drug Sovaldi in 2014 at $84,000 for a 12-week course of treatment. “Let’s hold our position whatever competitors do or whatever the headlines,” a Gilead executive said in an internal email, an impressive commitment to price-gouging in the face of public opprobrium. The Senate Finance Committee, in an understatement, said the price did not reflect research and development but a “revenue” push. Forbes writer Avik Roy noted the same hepatitis C treatment costs...

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EXXON MUST HOLD SHAREHOLDER VOTE ON CLIMATE RESOLUTIONS, SEC SAYS...

Mar 28, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Separately, the Rockefeller Family Fund said it will divest its holdings in Exxon, calling its behavior on climate ‘morally reprehensible.’ By David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News ExxonMobil CEO and Chairman Rex Tillerson/Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images ExxonMobil must allow shareholders to vote on at least two prominent resolutions on climate change, the Securities and Exchange Commission ruled. One measure calls on Exxon to take moral responsibility for climate change and adopt a policy to limit average global temperature increases. A second would compel the oil giant to explain how its business would be affected by the worldwide commitment to slowing climate change. They are among seven resolutions on global warming proposed for Exxon’s May 25 annual meeting. “The SEC has rejected Exxon’s attempt to silence investors’ concerns about growing financial risks associated with climate change...

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