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John Kerry on the Vietnam War: Earlier and Now (tags)
Putin's Ukraine Peace Plan (tags)
Putin's Diplomatic Gambit (tags)
Spratly Islands Dispute: Unity Statement (tags)
The contending states claiming territorial jurisdiction over sections of the ‘Southeast Asian Sea’ are only heightening regional tensions to a frightening degree. In particular, the contentious row between the Philippines and China is being amplified by certain quarters to a near-conflict level for seemingly nationalistic, but in fact chauvinistic reasons. And as the almost daily sounds of fury raise the stakes for the region’s masses of humanity, many more sober voices of concern must now come out to be heard and not be silenced by the saber-rattling of a deluded few.
US/BP Terror Drills -- Ron Paul's Texas City (tags)
Captain Eric H. May, the Internet intelligence writer, reports the disturbing news that the Bush administration is practicing for terror and Ron Paul's Texas City.
Perfectly Clear, Shinning Example of Climate Change Danger - Here and Now (tags)
In the past several years there have been studies showing plants flowering as much as a month early, butterflies migrating weeks later than usual, changes in the timing and location of bird migrations, tropical frog extinctions, bears in Spain no longer hibernating because there is enough food to eat all winter, tree lines moving up mountainsides and up in latitude, the line of permafrost moving north, and others. But none of these are close enough or important enough to us, personally, to make us (Americans) concerned. These are all out on the fringe of our world and simply do not affect us.
The Asian Crisis of 1997-1998: Deregulation (tags)
Enormous capital streamed in short-term monetary investments that could dissolve at any time, not in lasting direct investments. Higher stock prices and home prices fueled the credit boom. Deregulated finance markets are everything but efficient.
THIS AUGUST: Convergences 4 Climate Action -- Down w/ the Fossil Fuel Empire & Up w/ Life! (tags)
COME CO-CREATE AN ALTERNATIVE TO AN ENERGY-DEPENDENT WORLD!
Just under a month from now -- August 8-14th -- regional North American Convergences for Climate Action will bring hundreds of social justice and environmental activists together to fight the fossil fuel empire and create truly sustainable, bio-regionally appropriate and community-based responses to climate change. The events on the West Coast and in the Southeast are modeled after the inspiring 2006 Climate Camp in the UK, which will reemerge this year at Heathrow Airport from August 14th-21st.
May Was Warmest May Ever (tags)
The January through May period tied with 1998 as the warmest combined global land- and ocean-surface temperature on record.
Migrant workers spark debate in Asean meet (tags)
The rights of Southeast Asia’s vast army of migrant workers are proving to be a source of dispute for regional nations looking to agree a labor deal this week, an official said Wednesday. The 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) plans to issue a declaration at its annual summit aimed at shoring up the rights and working conditions of the bloc’s migrant labor force.
All Out to Confront Nazis in Southeast Wisconsin (tags)
shut 'em down
Grassroots environmental victory in Chicago: ‘No dumps, no deals, again!’ (tags)
WELCOME TO CHICAGO, the sign says, as you cruise northwestward on I-94. “Close the windows!” I yelled to my kids. Never mind the day was hot and the car’s air conditioning was not working. The stench from the garbage dumps was making my stomach turn. I felt I had to vomit. That would be inconvenient, to say the least, because I was driving.