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United Nations Millennium Development Goals The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which range from halving extreme poverty rates to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions. They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest. The UN is also working with governments, civil society and other partners to build on the momentum generated by the MDGs and carry on with an ambitious post-2015 development agenda. News on Millennium Development Goals Launch of the UN Sustainable Development Goals As the MDGs era comes to a conclusion with the end of the year, 2016 ushers in the official launch of the bold and transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by world leaders last September at the United Nations. The MDG Gap Task Force Report 2015 is now available Millennium Development Goals Report 2015 now available United Nations Millennium Development Goals
Comprehensive List Of GMO Products and Companies Baby Food ~ Genetically Engineered Ingredients Nabisco (Phillip Morris) -Arrowroot Teething Biscuits -Infant formula Carnation Infant Formulas(Nestle) -AlSoy -Good Start -Follow-Up -Follow-Up SoyEnfamil Infant Formulas (Mead Johnson) -Enfamil with Iron -Enfamil Low Iron -Enfamil A.R. -Enfamil Nutramigen -Enfamil Lacto Free -Enfamil 22 -Enfamil Next step (soy and milk-based varieties) -Enfamil Pro-SoybeeIsomil Infant Formulas (Abbot Labs) -Isomil Soy -Isomil Soy for Diarrhea -Similac(Abbot Labs) -Similac Lactose Free -Similac with Iron -Similac Low Iron -Similac Alimentum Baking ~ Genetically Engineered Ingredients Bread ~ Genetically Engineered Ingredients Breakfast ~ Genetically Engineered Ingredients Cereal ~ Genetically Engineered Ingredients Chocolate ~ Genetically Engineered Ingredients Cadbury (Cadbury/Hershey’s) -Mounds -Almond Joy -York Peppermint Patty -Dairy Milk -Roast Almond -Fruit & Nut -Hershey’s -Kit-Kat -Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups -Mr. Comprehensive List Of GMO Products and Companies
There Will Be Subsidies How the oil companies hit a gusher of tax breaks Writing Off Drilling Expenses: A century ago, drilling for oil was risky business. Start-up costs were high, and prospectors couldn't be sure they'd find crude. To encourage the nascent industry, in 1916 Congress approved the expensing of "intangible drilling costs"—pretty much any equipment used or work done—in the first year of a well's life. The Depletion Allowance: When you sunk a well 90 years ago, you didn't know how much it would yield or for how long. Domestic Manufacturing Deduction: In 2004, ostensibly to prevent jobs from being shipped overseas, Congress extended a tax break for stateside manufacturers to cover the oil industry. Cash Flow Why Washington won't touch oil subsidies, Part One Oil and gas companies and their employees have pumped more than $357 million into federal candidates' campaigns since 1990, with $4 out of every $5 going to Republicans. "It's a pretty damn good investment," says Sen. Triumph of the Drill: How Big Oil Clings to Billions in Government Giveaways Triumph of the Drill: How Big Oil Clings to Billions in Government Giveaways
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Wikileaks Files: ‘US PLANNED TO OUST ASSAD LONG BEFORE 2011 UPRISING’ WikiLeaks founder reveals fostering Shia, Sunni tension from plan’s ‘most serious part’ MOSCOW – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has opened up about his new book, ‘The WikiLeaks Files’, saying that Washington had plans to overthrow Syria’s government long before the 2011 uprising began, the Russia Today channel reported on Thursday. Assange referred to the chapter on Syria, which goes back to 2006. In that chapter is a cable from US Ambassador William Roebuck – who was stationed in Damascus – which apparently discusses a plan for the overthrow of the Assad government in Syria. “That plan was to use a number of different factors to create paranoia within the Syrian government; to push it to overreact, to make it fear there’s a coup…so in theory it says ‘We have a problem with extremists crossing over the border with Iraq, and we’re taking actions against them to take this information and make the Syrian government look weak, the fact that it is dealing with extremists at all,’” he said. Wikileaks Files: ‘US PLANNED TO OUST ASSAD LONG BEFORE 2011 UPRISING’
Text - H.R.538 - 114th Congress (2015-2016): Native American Energy Act To facilitate the development of energy on Indian lands by reducing Federal regulations that impede tribal development of Indian lands, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. This Act may be cited as the “Native American Energy Act”. SEC. 2. (a) Amendment. “SEC. 2607. “(a) Options to Indian Tribes. “(1) the Secretary; “(2) the affected Indian tribe; or “(3) a certified, third-party appraiser pursuant to a contract with the Indian tribe. “(b) Time Limit on Secretarial Review and Action. “(1) review the appraisal; and “(2) provide to the Indian tribe a written notice of approval or disapproval of the appraisal. “(c) Failure of Secretary To Approve or Disapprove. “(d) Option to Indian Tribes To Waive Appraisal “(1) An Indian tribe wishing to waive the requirements of subsection (a), may do so after it has satisfied the requirements of paragraphs (2) and (3). “(e) Definition. “(f) Regulations. Text - H.R.538 - 114th Congress (2015-2016): Native American Energy Act
Guests Sam Sinyangwe statistician who worked on the Mapping Police Violence project. This is viewer supported news Donate Amid grief and outrage over the killings of two unarmed African Americans in Chicago, a year-end report from the Mapping Police Violence research project says police nationwide killed at least 1,152 people in 2015. This is a rush transcript. AMY GOODMAN: We turn now to San Francisco. Can you talk about these findings? SAM SINYANGWE: So, as you mentioned, the federal government, including the FBI, Bureau of Justice Statistics and the CDC, do not collect comprehensive data on police killings nationwide. AMY GOODMAN: So, talk about this number, both the over 1,115 people killed by police in the last year and also this issue of 14 cities, and explain which are these 14 cities, where the only people that police killed were African-American. SAM SINYANGWE: Absolutely. AMY GOODMAN: Explain how the FBI operates in terms of reporting police killings. SAM SINYANGWE: Yeah. DN! DN!
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TIPP: l’avanzata dell’imperialismo americano TIPP: l’avanzata dell’imperialismo americano Un bellissimo e attualissimo pezzo del prestigioso opinionista USA Craig Roberts commenta impietosamente le rivelazioni sul TTIP. Questo accordo, propagandato come moderno e benigno, non è che uno strumento nelle mani delle multinazionali senza scrupoli per sovvertire le leggi degli stati democratici, in modo da massimizzare il proprio profitto. Gli europei sono quelli che hanno più da perdere, avendo alti standard per la protezione dell’ambiente e della salute che sarebbero subito messi a rischio a vantaggio dei profitti delle grandi corporazioni. Chi difende questi trattati, che solo nel segreto e dietro le spalle possono essere approvati sopra la testa delle loro vittime, non può essere che un traditore del suo popolo, disposto a sacrificare la propria gente in nome del profitto e della propria carriera. Di Paul Craig Roberts, 4 maggio 2016 I cosiddetti “accordi di libero scambio commerciale” non sono accordi di scambio commerciale. Gli “accordi” sono dei trattati.
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Part I: A Brief History of Political Cartoons Benjamin Franklin's "Join or Die", which depicts a snake whose severed parts represent the Colonies, is acknowledged as the first political cartoon in America. The image had an explicitly political purpose from the start, as Franklin used it in support of his plan for an intercolonial association to deal with the Iroquois at the Albany Congress of 1754. It came to be published in "virtually every newspaper on the continent"; reasons for its widespread currency include its demagogic reference to an Indian threat as well as its basis in the popular superstition that a dead snake would come back to life if the pieces were placed next to each other [6]. Franklin's snake is significant in the development of cartooning because it became an icon that could be displayed in differing variations throughout the existing visual media of the day-- like the "Don't Tread on Me" battle flag-- but would always be associated with the singular causes of colonial unity and the Revolutionary spirit. Part I: A Brief History of Political Cartoons
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Everything you need to know about how the presidential primary works Everything you need to know about how the presidential primary works Caucus participants place their votes in a basket at the local community center in downtown Rock Rapids, Iowa on January 3, 2012. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post) The 2016 presidential nomination process is still in the invisible primary stage. On the Republican side, the field of candidates is not set, we don’t yet know how much money candidates have raised or can raise, there are no endorsements of real significance of which to speak, and polling doesn’t really tell us much at this point. But it is a good time to review the important features of the formal presidential nomination process and the changes the national parties have made for the 2016 cycle. How do the Democratic and Republican parties formally select their presidential nominees? After the 1968 election, the McGovern-Fraser Commission ushered in the modern presidential nomination process by removing the nominating decision from the smoke-filled rooms of the parties’ conventions. And for Democrats: Later.
The Iowa caucuses are a great, grass-roots exercise in direct democracy, featuring face-to-face debate, open voting and yes, even some changed minds. But, they are also a complicated process. Here's how the Democratic caucuses work: Voters in Iowa's 1,874 precincts meet in public buildings and private homes across the state. The purpose of the caucus meetings is to elect the precincts' delegates to the county conventions to be held later in the spring. When the caucus begins, the voters in attendance divide themselves into groups according to the candidate they support. Voters in each group are then invited to give speeches supporting their candidate and trying to persuade others to join their group. Caucus organizers then count voters in each group calculate the "viability" of each candidate's group, or the threshold each must meet to win delegates. It is important to remember that the Iowa caucuses are not electing candidates. How the Iowa Caucuses Work How the Iowa Caucuses Work
Before the cameras go live at the presidential debate on on Monday night, the mind games have already begun. The telegraphed punches, false tells, attempts to get inside the other candidate’s head. Every great competitor has his or her trick of choice—an unexpected move to rattle their opponents and throw them off their game. Story Continued Below Mind games are familiar to every sports fan, whether those tricks take the form of haka-dancing rugby players, sleeveless linemen in sub-zero temperatures, or a menacing stare-down. “I keep my eyes on him,” said Mike Tyson, describing his pre-boxing match ritual. You might think this doesn’t apply in the ritualized, high-stakes world of national presidential debates. It’s hard to know what Clinton and Trump might try—their sharp differences make the debate a combustible moment, but both are considerably more accomplished and confident public performers than many of the candidates of the past several decades. It worked. How to Win a Debate With Mind Games and Dirty Tricks
Trump's Election Good News for Oil Pipelines Donald Trump’s victory could ultimately lead to a lot more oil pipelines moving forward, one sector of the fossil fuel industry specifically targeted by environmentalists The most controversial project right now, the Dakota Access Pipeline, received a jolt from Tuesday’s result. The more than 1,100-mile pipeline, valued at $3.7 billion, would carry oil from North Dakota to refineries in Illinois. The Dakota Access Pipeline has been reeling from protests, work stoppages, bad press and a federal government willing to listen to the grievances from the Native American community affected. And Dakota Access’ predecessor, at least in terms of a national flashpoint, could also be coming back from the dead. During the campaign Trump said that he supported the pipeline, but wanted the U.S. to get a “better deal.” Beyond these two projects, the oil industry is hoping for broader easing of permitting and regulations on pipeline construction.
Oilmen, pro-development financiers and Sarah Palin in the queue for Interior November 28, 2016 | While names were announced for a slew of appointments to President-elect Donald Trump’s administration last week, there are still some significant posts left — like running the Interior Department, which is in charge of wildlife and natural resources. Oil execs and other pro-development types seem to be the leading contenders here, meaning it’s likely that… Now, more and better data for tracking secret money October 31, 2016 | Here’s the thing about dark money groups: Whatever their activity in real time, they always have an eye on how they’ll be describing it to the feds a year hence. Fundraising histories and lots of experience in speculative Clinton Cabinet October 28, 2016 | Washington thrives on speculation and now, after months of guessing at things like primary contenders and vice presidential picks, it’s time to draft potential cabinets. Super JFC Donors Emerge in Third Quarter Oilmen, pro-development financiers and Sarah Palin in the queue for Interior 11.28.16
Harry Reid >> Reid: I Thank the Obama Administration for Supporting the Standing Rock Sioux “Along the banks of the Missouri River in this heavy snow, there were hugs and tears of joy and drumming and dancing as the people of Standing Rock heard the good news: The Army Corps of Engineers did not approve the easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Instead, the Corps of Engineers determined that the pipeline must be re-routed. And I’m so glad.” “Yesterday’s decision will not make up for the past. But President Obama took a huge step to rectify a terrible wrong. Money, profits and not human dignity was the direction of the pipeline. “We must remain vigilant. Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today about the decision by the Army Corps of Engineers to not approve the easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Indian reservation. Yesterday, in the bitter cold of a North Dakota December, there was a celebration at Standing Rock. In a statement to the press, the chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe said:
Napalm (2004-5) Banksy | Never Not Nothing At first glance, and out of context, this image looks like Ronald McDonald and Mickey Mouse are kidnapping some naked child. Within that creepiness is her face, and what makes it worse is when you learn the context of the girl from the original image: This Photograph from the Vietnam War taken June 8, 1972 shows Kim Phuc, as a 9 year-old-girl running from her home by Trang Bang after it was attacked in a Napalm blast. Photographer Nick Ut captured this moment of terror and immortalized it for the world to see. The color scheme may or may not have do with just the original photograph being black and white. Like this: Like Loading...
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