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Only after the last tree has been cut down. Only after the last fish has been caught. Only after the last river has been poisoned. Only then will you realize that money cannot be eaten. Cree Nation Tribal Prophecy

  • “It was an awkward moment for Anibal Fernandez, Argentina’s former Cabinet chief, when President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner interrupted herself during a recent speech to order him to convert his savings from dollars to pesos.”
  • “French President Francois Hollande has said he plans a new law to punish denial that the 1915-16 killing of Armenians was genocide.”
  • “Thousands of members of political and religious parties have begun a march toward Pakistan’s capital in a massive convoy of vehicles to protest against the government’s decision to allow the US and other NATO countries to resume shipping troop supplies to Afghanistan.”
  • “Barely a week into his presidency, Mohammad Morsi is already the subject of his Palestinian neighbours’ scrutiny. Last week, as euphoria filled the air in an Egypt rejoicing at Morsi’s inauguration as president and his symbolic oath in front of a packed Tahrir Square, a mixture of apprehension and hope diffused across Palestine, which had been watching Egypt’s revolutionary transition from a bird’s eye view.”
  • “When policy makers in Washington worry about Mexico these days, they think in terms of a handful of numbers: Mexico’s 19,500 hectares devoted to poppy cultivation for heroin; its 17,500 hectares growing cannabis; the 95 percent of American cocaine imports brought by Mexican cartels through Mexico and Central America.”
  • TRNN: “True Cost of Chevron in Ecuador. Robinson Yumbo, President of the National Indigenous Federation of the Cofan People on the multi-billion dollar woes of Chevron in Ecuador.”
  • “While many Americans were firing up barbecues and breaking out the sparklers to celebrate Independence Day, biotech industry executives were more likely chilling champagne to celebrate another kind of independence: immunity from federal law.”
  • Making Contact: “Angela Davis and Tim Wise: Capitalism, Privatization and Hope”

The truth will set you free but first it was piss you off.

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