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University of Helsinki Cancels G4S Contract Over Support for Israeli Prisons
Business  (tags: BDS, Addameer G4S University of Helsinki, University College London, University of Essex, war crimes apartheid Israel Prison Servi, Adri√† Porta Caball√© Ke )

Jess
- 3 days ago - electronicintifada.net
The University of Helsinki in Finland has canceled its security contract with G4S over its role in IsraelâEUR(TM)s prison system.
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
- 4 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.
Chinese Law Firm to Merge With American Firms, Employ Howard Dean, Newt Gingrich
Business  (tags: China, U.S., Dacheng, Dentons, McKenna Long & Aldridge, law firm merger, largest law firm in world, lobbyists, policy professionals, "government affairs", Newt Gingrich, Howard Dean )

Judy
- 4 days ago - firstlook.org
McKenna Long and Dentons also engage in lobbying, giving Dacheng's clients a new avenue for understanding and influencing the American system.
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
- 4 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.
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
- 5 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.
Sign the Pledge: Don't Drink Nestle Water Brands
Business  (tags: Nestle, water, drought, California, boycott, pledge )

Kathryn
- 5 days ago - dailykos.com
At a time when California faces one of the worst droughts on record, Nestle is bottling water out of California's springs, aquifers and national forests to sell for profit. Sign the pledge to boycott Nestle brands.
Chipotle's GMO Message Is Muddled
Business  (tags: Chipotle, Marketing, Advertising, PR Stunt, Fear Mongering, Anti-Science, Anti-GMO, Chicago Tribune )

Brian
- 5 days ago - chicagotribune.com
Genetic engineering, like the science behind vaccines and climate change, is easy to misunderstand,
Add Your Voice to the European Citizens' Initiative Against TTIP and CETA
Business  (tags: SumOfUs, TTIP, CETA, trade deals, Europe, USA, corporation power, petition, European Citizens' Initiative )

Evelyn
- 5 days ago - action.sumofus.org
A senior UN official has just spoken out about the secretive TTIP deal, warning of "a dystopian future in which corporations call the shots instead of democracies", and highlighting significant fears about human rights abuses should the deal go through.
TAKE ACTION NOW! TELL MCDONALD'S: Pay a Living Wage to Your Workers!
Business  (tags: corruption, corporate, business, labor, living wages, Mcdonald's )

Cal
- 5 days ago - action.sumofus.org
McDonald's doesn't want anyone to see the historic protests that are planned at its shareholder meeting this year âEUR" so it decided to ban the media.
United Farm Workers | Tell Darigold: Meet With the UFW and Save Worker Lives
Business  (tags: United Farm workers, Petition, Dairy, Darigold, Washington State )

Kathryn
- 6 days ago - action.ufw.org
UFW shared the story of the death Randy Vasquez, who died drowned in a manure pond at Riverview Dairy, which provides milk to Darigold, located in Mabton, WA. Please ask Jim Wegner, Darigold CEO for a meeting with UFW to discuss employee safety.
Alaskan Famous Ice Road Is Closed By Extreme Flooding
Business  (tags: trucking, oil fields, Alaska, flooding, Dalton Highway )

Kathryn
- 6 days ago - ibtimes.com
The highway known as the Ice Road in the popular History channel series "Ice Road Truckers" is the only overland route to lucrative oil operations, but the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities closed a stretch of the road.
5 of the World's Biggest Banks Are Expected to Plead Guilty in An Unprecedented Criminal Case - Business Insider
Business  (tags: Banks, criminal charges, settlement, US, British, rigging currency markets )

Kathryn
- 6 days ago - businessinsider.com
LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Five of the world's biggest banks are expected to be hit with a combined bill of more than $5 billion and criminal charges on Wednesday in a settlement with U.S. and British authorities over rigging of currency markets.
Slaughterhouse Bosses Admit 'Dressing Up Goat From Abroad as British Lamb'
Business  (tags: animals, goats, lamb, british, mislabeling, UK, business, corporate, corruption, dishonesty, finance, humans, money, marketing, world )

Lone
- 6 days ago - msn.com
Two slaughterhouse bosses have admitted mislabelling meat for sale in the UK after "dressing up goat from abroad as British lamb".
Groups- Inactive Group Clean-Up- Pass It on! (Perhaps Including Active Non Leftest Pro American Groups Too?)
Business  (tags: climate-change, endangered, ecosystems, destruction, conservation, humans, protection, politics, habitatdestruction, world, safety, sadness, rights, politics, religion, obituary, news, murder, internet, media, freedoms, education, ethics, family, death, c )

O O
- 6 days ago - care2.com
Care2 isgoing to remove some of the older,unused or inactive Groups. We are looking at Groups that have not had any activity in them for over a year,so if you host a Group that you want to keep active & it has not had any activity or posts post within"

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