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World Water Day: Droughts Across the Globe
Offbeat  (tags: Weather, Water, US, Australia, Pakistan, Kenya. World Water Day )

Ray
- 316 days ago - bbc.co.uk
People around the world will be encouraged to turn their taps off this Saturday to mark World water day. Four BBC correspondents explain the lack of water in their areas - in the US, Australia, Pakistan and Kenya.
Ukraine - NO to Another U.S. War! Urgent Call for Actions - March 10 to 17
Society & Culture  (tags: Ukraine, US, anti-war actions, protests, danger of war, coup d'etat, media lies, nationalism, fascism )

Angelika
- 324 days ago - iacenter.org
The threat is real. Sanctions, war build up, warships with guided missiles to the Black Sea, F-15 fighter jets on Russia's border are dangerous provocations. Washington has recognized and committed more than $10 billion to an illegal right-wing government
Henry Kissinger: To Settle the Ukraine Crisis, Start at the End
World  (tags: Ukraine Crisis, Crimea, Russia, US, EU, NATO, politics, Henry Kissinger )

Angelika
- 329 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Far too often the Ukrainian issue is posed as a showdown: whether Ukraine joins the East or the West. But if Ukraine is to survive and thrive, it must not be either side's outpost against the other- it should function as a bridge between them.
Federal Deficit Falls to Smallest Level Since 2008
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, government, politics, Obama, Americans, budget deficit, news, democrats, republicans )

Carrie
- 337 days ago - nytimes.com
The federal budget deficit fell precipitously to $680 billion in the 2013 fiscal year from about $1.1 trillion the year before, the Treasury Department said Thursday. That is the smallest deficit since 2008, and marks the end of a five-year stretch.
Is US Supporting Oligarch Coup Attempt In Venezuela?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, capitalism, foreign policy, Latin America, Venezuela, oligarchs, coup d'etat, interference, economic sabotage, American imperialism )

Brian
- 345 days ago - popularresistance.org
"Not only is Venezuela a challenge to US hegemony in the Americas, it is a challenge to big finance capitalism. "
Make Animal Neglect in Extreme Weather a Felony in US - Via Force Change
Animals  (tags: Animals, Dogs, Cats, Animal Cruelty, Suffering, Crime, Law, Protection, Animal Rights, US )

Victoria
- 350 days ago - forcechange.com
Global Petition to support a new piece of legislation that will protect companion animals from being neglected, left outside, or given improper housing during times of extreme weather. The maximum penalty is currently a mere $100 fine.
U.S. Plunges in Global Press Freedom Rankings As Obama Wages "War on Whistleblowers"   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, global press freedom, 46th, #Obama, administration, #waronwhistleblowers, transparency, first amendment, freedom of press )

Brian
- 351 days ago - youtube.com
"A new survey of press freedom around the world that finds the United States has plunged 13 spots, now ranking just 46th among 180 countries. "
U.S. Whacks India With WTO Complaint Over Its Local Solar Program
Business  (tags: WTO, solar panels, India, US, trade relations, money, investments, corporate, business, consumers )

Roseann
- 352 days ago - grist.org
India requires solar developers to get their panels from domestic producers. The U.S. says that discriminates against American companies.
Israel PM Slams Iran Move to Send Ships Towards US
World  (tags: Iran, US, Israel, world, 2 ships, middle-east, conflict )

Nancy
- 354 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Iranian media reported that two ships -- a destroyer and a helicopter transport vessel -- had been dispatched on January 21.
The Politics of Fracking
Environment  (tags: fracking, politics, environment, US, destruction, ecosystems, research, healthconditions, government, habitat, habitatdestruction, conservation )

Cal
- 356 days ago - theweek.com
Environmental agencies are studying fracking's impact on groundwater. Why do they keep delaying their findings?
Solitary Watch ACTION Page US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: prison, solitary, solitary confinement, government, US, americans, abuse, ethics, money, business )

Nancy
- 367 days ago - solitarywatch.com
Actions, events and news from a nation in lockdown...
Article - Prestigious Universities Violate the Animal Welfare Act - Huffington Post
Animals  (tags: Animal Research, US, Animal Cruelty, Suffering, Animal Welfare Act, Law, Protection, Science, Interesting News )

Victoria
- 370 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Neglect plus a glimmer of hope as "Researchers have over-relied on animal data. The problem is that it hasn't worked.. We need to refocus and adapt new methodologies for use in humans to understand disease biology in humans" - Dr Zerhouni.
China's Off-The-Charts Air Pollution Is Making Its Way To The U.S.
Health & Wellness  (tags: Smog, Pollution, Particulates, Coal, #DirtyEnergy, #DirtyCoal, China, US, West Coast, human health, deaths, 1.2 million worldwide, from coal )

Brian
- 374 days ago - thinkprogress.org
"China's pollution has shut down schools and shortened lifespans in the country -- but its not just Chinese residents who should be worried about their smog. On the US West Coat, pollution from can account for 12 to 24 percent of sulfate concentrations..."
Update: Effort to Kill GMO Labeling in New Hampshire - Via Food Democracy Now
Science & Tech  (tags: GMOs, US, Labelling, Bio-tech industry, Food, Health Risks, Society, Ethics, Urgent action )

Victoria
- 374 days ago - fooddemocracynow.org
Contact your representative today to Vote YES on HB 660 as the House vote on GMO labeling has been delayed until Wednesday, January 22. Send a letter or make a call. Right now Monsanto and big food lobbyists are trying to stop labeling of GM foods.
Victory for Animal Advocates: Horse Slaughter Will Not Return to U.S. in 2014
Animals  (tags: horses, horse slaughter, US, victory! )

Judith
- 378 days ago - examiner.com
Animal advocates argued that more than 80% of Americans that oppose horse slaughter - and Congress listened.
 

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