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Obama Picks New Farm Trade Negotiator From Chemical Trade Lobby
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, democrats, economy, ethics, government, obama, lies, usa, dishonesty, corruption )

- 3138 days ago -
Islam "Isi" Siddiqui is the Obama administration's pick for chief agricultural trade negotiator: senior farm trade official during the Clinton era, Siddiqui has been a vice president since 2001 at the chemical trade lobby CropLife America, a position that
Food & Water Watch âEUR" Food & Water Watch
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obama, food, chemical agribusiness, politics, biotechnologies, unfair trade deals )

- 3140 days ago -
President Obama has nominated two chemical agribusiness cronies for high level positions. It's time to stop appointing people who are going to push chemical-intensive industrial agriculture, inappropriate biotechnologies and unfair trade deals that put pr
Take Action Today @ The Animal Rescue Site!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, usa, climate change policy, copenhagen, IPCC )

- 3144 days ago -
A major international climate change initiative, bigger than the Kyoto treaty and involving many more nations, is coming in December. Scientists predict global warming will lead to extreme catastrophes worldwide if unchecked, including severe effects felt
Tell Obama: No Pesticide Lobbyist Nominees - Take Action!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: pesticide lobbyist, Obama, agriculture, health, government )

- 3150 days ago -
President Obama just nominated Islam Siddiqui, a top official from CropLife -- the pesticide industry's powerful trade group -- as America's chief agricultural negotiator for international trade.
Still Standing Strong
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Freedom of Information Act, open access to public records )

- 3152 days ago -
Kudos to seven Board members for persisting in their efforts to protect the rights of people to open access of public records. From Reaching the Stars blog. Also links to the full story on the Chicago Tribune website.
Obama Caves in to Agribusiness-Take Action!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obama, dishonesty, lies, propaganda, agriculture )

- 3166 days ago -
"Lobbyists won't find a job in my White House." President Obama assured us with this claim upon inauguration. And yet he just nominated to two key posts "Big Ag" industry power brokers, who come straight from the chemical pesticide and biotechnology
Ban On Arsenicals Is Common Sense
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, corruption, crime, dishonesty, ethics, government, healthcare, lies, obama, politics, usa, arsenic, poultry, pigs )

- 3169 days ago -
Today's announcement by U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) introducing legislation to ban the use of the arsenical compound roxarsone once again shines the spotlight on the all-too common practice of the unnecessary use of antimicrobial drugs in industrial ani
Tales From the Crypt of Gross Food- Are You What You Eat?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, congress, corruption, cover-up, crime, democrats, dishonesty, economy, ethics, government, healthcare, lies, media, obama, politics, propaganda, usa )

- 3200 days ago -
You know the saying, "you are what they eat"? That's may be true with a strange cattle feed ingredient--chicken poop. Sound disgusting? It sure is. Back in 1967, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) put out a policy statement that poultry litter
CODEPINK :  Women Say No To War
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: war, politics, military, iraq, pakistan, afghanistan, petition, government, freedoms )

- 3201 days ago -
End the wrongful and unnecessary occupations of Afghanistan, Pakistan & Iraq! Join Tom Hayden and peace activists around the world in demanding President Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid stop the needless killin
Hijacked Civil Liberties: The Legacy of 9/11
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: civil rights, terrorism, politics, freedoms, government, ethics, constitution, 9/11 )

- 3201 days ago -
In commemorating eight years since the terrorist attacks of September 11th we tend to reflect on the sacrifices of ordinary citizens, on the manner in which our lives changed permanently after the attacks. We pay homage to the brave first responders who
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