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On Sep 24 2012 an article from the Interpress service revealed that a new website titled The Associated Whistleblowing is up and running as a wikileaks alternative. As of September 30th the new website is up and operating following the passing of the Icelandic Modern Media Initiative on June 16th, 2011. Because of these initiatives […]
Last May 11, 2012 a social movement was born in Mexico City. “I am 132” is the name of this social movement which phrase draws inspiration from the “Occupy” movement that started in Lower Manhattan, New York a year ago. Enrique Pena Nieto the recent elected President of Mexico, held a campaign event in one […]
Declassified documents reveal that the Israeli military calculated how many calories a typical Gazan would need to survive, in order to determine how much food to supply the Gaza Strip during Israel’s 2007-2010 blockade. The Israeli human rights group Gisha, which campaigns against Israel’s Gaza blockade, fought a legal battle to force the Israeli Ministry […]
In a July 22nd speech marking the one month anniversary of the parliamentary coup that overthrew left-leaning Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo, the former leader said that a motivating interest among the coup-plotters was a sought-after deal between Paraguay and the Montreal-based mining company, Rio Tinto Alcan (RTA). The RTA deal for a $4 billion dollar […]
In communities affected by fracking, people understand the environment and their health is at risk. In Pennsylvania, a new state law requires drilling companies to tell doctors what chemicals they are pumping into the ground in order to extract natural gas. Doctors need to identify the chemicals so they can diagnose and treat patients who […]