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Monthly Archives: November 2013


Academics condemn police attempt to spy on students – University World News

More than 100 academics have condemned an attempt by the police to spy on the political activities of students at Cambridge University. The academics said such \”highly invasive and unjustifiable\” covert surveillance would deter students from joining political groups, writes…

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Ninety Companies Responsible For Two-Thirds Of Global Warming Emissions | ThinkProgress

To be published in the journal Climatic Change, the report says the vast majority of the emitting firms were in the energy business, including Chevron, Exxon, BP, and state-owned and government-run firms.According to the research, 90 companies on the list…

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Leanne Betasamosake Simpson on Restoring Nationhood: Addressing Land Dispossession in the Canadian Reconciliation Discourse

Originally posted on the anthropo.scene:
Video of November 13 talk at SFU now available here.  

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World of Resistance [WoR] Report, Part 1: The Global Awakening by Andrew Gavin Marshall

Originally posted on Dandelion Salad:
by Andrew Gavin Marshall Writer, Dandelion Salad andrewgavinmarshall.com Originally published on Occupy.com November 20, 2013 Image by Kodak Agfa via Flickr The world today is in the midst of the most monumental social, political and…

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Climate Update #5: Global civil society walks out from deadlocked Warsaw climate talks

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Chris Hedges: Detention of David Miranda on Terrorism Charges Amounts to the “Criminalization of Journalism”

Originally posted on Dandelion Salad:
Image by Stephen D. Melkisethian via Flickr Dandelion Salad with Chris Hedges TheRealNews on Nov 8, 2013 Chris Hedges says David Miranda’s detention represents an assault on journalism by the US and its allies. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZYmN3E3owdw…

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First Nations to resume blockade in Canadian fracking fight

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Helen Caldicott: Fukushima’s Legacy: Shut Down All Nuclear Power Plants!

Originally posted on Dandelion Salad:
Dandelion Salad “It’s money, it’s greed, and capitalism that’s destroying the earth.” — Helen Caldicott Image by SandoCap via Flickr RT on Nov 5, 2013 Google Hangout with one of the most articulate and passionate advocates…

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Howard Zinn Read-In at Purdue University

Originally posted on Dandelion Salad:
Dandelion Salad Image by George Laoutaris via Flickr WeAreManyMedia on Nov 5, 2013 Featuring Alex Lichtenstein, Jesse Hagopian, James Loewen, Susan Curtis, Anne Wright, and Staughton Lynd. Moderated by Tithi Bhattacharya and Anthony Arnove. In…

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Open Letter concerning anti-fracking protests at the Elsipogtog Mi’kmaq Nation

First, it is critical to acknowledge that Indigenous Peoples have rights to their lands, territories and resources that predate the creation of the Canadian state. These pre-existing rights are affirmed in the Peace and Friendship Treaties, in the Royal Proclamation…

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