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The Long Emergency: What’s going to happen as we start running out of cheap gas to guzzle?

Posted Mar 24, 2005 | Rolling Stone by JAMES HOWARD KUNSTLER A few weeks ago, the price of oil ratcheted above fifty-five dollars a barrel, which is about twenty dollars a barrel more than a year ago. The next day,

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The Nature of CIA Intervention in Venezuela: Interview with Philip Agee

22 March 2005 | Venezuelanalysis.com by Jonah Gindin Philip Agee is a former CIA operative who left the agency in 1967 after becoming disillusioned by the CIA’s support for the status quo in the region. Says Agee, ?I began to realize

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When Democracy Failed – 2005: The Warnings of History

[ This is a chilling piece, drawing out a common parallel in uncommon detail. Thanks to J. Mock for passing it along. –BL ] 22 February 2005 | CommonDreams.org by Thom Hartmann This weekend – February 27th – is the 72nd

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The dysfunctional society: US billionaires on the rise–roads, bridges in decay

22 March 2004 | World Socialist Web Site by Jamie Chapman and Kate Randall Two recent reports cast light on the impact of growing social inequality in the US. The first, the annual inventory of the very rich compiled this

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Toxic Contaminant Levels in Farmed and Wild-Caught Salmon Species

PHYSICIANS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, accessed 21 March 2005 through their http://www.mercuryaction.org website Recent studies surveying contaminant levels in farmed and wild-caught salmon have shown that, on average, farmed salmon contain substantially higher concentrations of a variety of persistent organic contaminants

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Five A Day For Fish? Veggie-Eating Creatures Healthier For Humans

4 March 2004 | Scripps Howard News Service by Joan Lowy You are what you eat, even if you’re a fish. And fish that thrive on veggies tend to be less toxic than flesh eaters. With new studies showing PCBs,

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Reagan’s Daughter Slams Bush & Senate for ANWAR Policy

[ True to the pattern, ignorant Americans may again be duped by short-sighted politicians under the sway of large corporations which aim to hide the unsustainability of our energy consumption as long as possible. While recent U.S. government claims suggest

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Haiti: the forgotten milestone in Bush?s crusade for ?freedom?

12 March 2005 | World Socialist Web Site by Bill Van Auken Dozens of Haitian men, women and children drowned when their rickety homemade craft went down in the waters of the Caribbean, the Associated Press reported Thursday. Some 50

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U.N. ‘explodes’ American kids: Broadcasters not showing graphic ad depicting soccer children blown apart

by Brendan Lalor Thanks to Oklahoma City writer Bob Nichols, I heard about the controversial U.N. anti-landmine campaign ad/PSA that CNN and other networks don’t want to air. The ad is well worth a look (click here); and here’s a

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FCNL: 42 Percent of Your Tax Dollars Buys More War

[ FCNL is the Friends (Quaker) Committee on National Legislation. –BL ] FCNL Email | 11 March 2005 Tax day is April 15. Did you know that about 42% of our income taxes this year will go for military purposes? This

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