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Republicans Threaten To Defund Court If It Does Not Vote Their Way
Business  (tags: Court, laws, defund, William E. Raftery, Republicans, Democrats, Kansas, judicial independence )

Dandelion
- 6 days ago - wsj.com
Legal experts said the legislation may be the first to peg the Third Branchs budget to the outcome of an individual case, and public-interest groups described it as the most pointed challenge to judicial independence in recent memory.
France to Force Big Supermarkets to Give Unsold Food to Charities
Business  (tags: France, supermarkets, excess food, distribution, needy, law, legislation )

Evelyn
- 3 days ago - theguardian.com
GREAT NEWS!! French supermarkets will be banned from throwing away or destroying unsold food and must instead donate it to charities or for animal feed. French national assembly voted unanimously to pass the legislation as France battles epidemic of waste
Fossil Fuels Subsidised By $10m a Minute, Says IMF (With Video "Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground")
Business  (tags: costs, pollution, IMF, subsidies, health costs, humans )

Evelyn
- 4 days ago - theguardian.com
'Shocking' revelation finds $5.3tn subsidy estimate for 2015 is greater than the total health spending of all the world's governments. The vast sum is largely due to polluters not paying the costs imposed on governments by the burning of coal, oil & gas
Malaysia's Human Rights Record May Derail TPPA Talks
Business  (tags: Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, fast track, controversial, human trafficking, Malaysia, Thailand, usa, ethics )

Evelyn
- 4 days ago - themalaymailonline.com
Malaysia's dire record on people smuggling may be used by a US lawmaker to derail talks in the controversial TPP. a US senator has succeeded in inserting a provision that would bar agreements with countries engaging in slavery.
Big Oil's Astronomical Hand-Out: Fossil Fuels Receive $5.3 Trillion in Global Subsidies Each Year
Business  (tags: Oil and Gas, fossil fuels, greenhouse-gas emissions, Climate Change, Global Warming, Subsidies, Sustainability News )

Judy
- 7 days ago - salon.com
If fossil fuels are "cheap" -- or even affordable -- it's only because the world's governments are subsidizing the true cost of their impacts.
Reject Gas & Oil Exploration In Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park PLEASE SIGN
Business  (tags: Australia, Northern Territory, Watarrka National Park, Kings Canyon, mining, fracking, Minister for Mines and Energy, Dave Tollner )

Evelyn
- 5 days ago - communityrun.org
Traditional owners & Aboriginal members of the joint management committee have unanimously rejected the proposal they have no power to veto the exploration permit application because Watarrka National Park is not on Aboriginal freehold title.
Changing Times: Living in the Gas Fields: A Rural Nightmare
Business  (tags: Australia, rural, Coal Seam Gas (CSG), fracking, witnesses, Glenn Lazarus, Senator, Larissa Waters, Annette Gartland )

Evelyn
- 2 days ago - time2transcend.wordpress.com
Lazarus: The resource sector is an important industry, but we cannot allow the health of our people to be compromised. All levels of government have let the people of Australia down; allowing unfettered growth of an industry known to be harmful
Tell Advertisers to Ditch Bill O'Reilly | ColorOfChange.Org |PETITION
Business  (tags: Bill O'Reilly, advertisers, petition, drop O'Reilly, right-wing, lies )

Kathryn
- 5 days ago - act.colorofchange.org
Bill O'Reilly has built a lucrative career for himself by attacking Black communities and women with misleading rhetoric and outright lies in order to advance an outlandish, right-wing agenda and smear fair policies.
Elizabeth Warren: No Fast Track on Trade Until TPP Is Public TAKE ACTION!
Business  (tags: TPP, Fast Track, Trade Promotion Authority, Elizabeth Warren, Congress, petition )

Judy
- 7 days ago - my.elizabethwarren.com
This week, Congress is voting on Fast Track: legislation that makes it more difficult for your member of Congress to fix -- or stop -- a bad trade deal.
US Sending Weapons To Iraq To Use Against Weapons US Previously Sent To Iraq
Business  (tags: Iraq, Isis, U.S., weapons )

Judy
- 5 days ago - firedoglake.com
It's almost like war is a business.
PETITION: Tell the SEC to Require Companies to Disclose CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratios
Business  (tags: SEC, CEO-to-Worker Ratio, disclosure, Wall Street )

Kathryn
- 5 days ago - actionnetwork.org
Five years ago, Congress passed a law that included a rule requiring all publicly traded companies to disclose their CEO-to-worker pay ratio. But Wall Street and big corporations have lobbied hard to stop the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Tell Menards: Eliminate Toxic Phthalates in Flooring: PETITION
Business  (tags: vinyl flooring, phthalates, toxins, children, menard's )

Kathryn
- 5 days ago - org2.salsalabs.com
A new study found that vinyl flooring sold by Menards and other retailers tested contained phthalates, toxic chemicals that have been restricted in children's products.  Menards is the third largest home improvement chain in the country.
Egyptians Launch Boycott of Orange-Owned Mobinil Over Complicity in Israeli Crimes
Business  (tags: world, Egypt, France, boycott, 'Mobinil', 'Orange', Israeli war crimes, business, consumers, news, finance, society, money, ethics, politics, government )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - electronicintifada.net
Egyptian campaigners are calling on fellow citizens to dump the mobile phone company Mobinil because its parent corporation Orange is complicit in Israeli crimes against Palestinians.
Special Report: The War on Big Food
Business  (tags: corporate, economy, ethics, food, marketing, money, society )

Kathy
- 3 days ago - fortune.com
Major packaged-food companies lost $4 billion in market share alone last year, as shoppers swerved to fresh and organic alternatives. Can the supermarket giants win you back?
 

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