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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

  • “US authorities investigating claims JPMorgan manipulated the electricity market have challenged the bank’s refusal to hand over subpoenaed emails. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Ferc) is looking into complaints from grid operators in California and 11 Midwestern states.”
  • “The Vatican’s scandal-struck bank has failed on seven counts to clean up its act and will not be allowed on a list of financially virtuous nations, EU inspectors indicated yesterday.”
  • “Peter Lam’s resume reflects a lifetime of experience in the nuclear energy industry–including 20 years in the private sector, followed by 18 years as an administrative judge at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.”
  • “When Rkia Bellot’s family sold their communal land in 2004, each of her eight brothers received a share of the proceeds. But Bellot, a single woman, got nothing.”
  • “Israeli checkpoints in the occupied West Bank have become part of everyday life for the thousands of Palestinians who must pass through them daily.”
  • “The cornerstone of the Declaration of Independence – that all men are created equal – is being undermined by a rash of restrictive laws that force US citizens to endure long journeys, eccentric opening hours and hidden costs before they can vote, a new study finds.”
  • “An iceberg twice the size of Manhattan broke off one of Greenland’s largest glaciers, reported the Associated Press. The iceberg is 46 square miles and was separated from the Petermann Glacier, which already let go of an iceberg twice that size two years earlier.”
  • “At a festival called Peacestock in Wisconsin last weekend, I met a woman who lives in Little Falls, Minnesota. That city had forced her to take down signs in her own yard, signs that said ‘Occupy Wall Street’, ‘Back the 99 Percent’ and ‘Boycott Monsanto’. But Robin Hensel noticed that the city itself was displaying, in violation of the same ordinance, a banner reading ‘We Support Our Troops’.”

A movement to hand count votes, an idea for activists everywhere. (h/t nonquixote and msmolly)

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