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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

King John of England signing Magna Carta on June 15, 1215, at Runnymede

  • “Jittery investors tightened the squeeze on Spain yesterday as the embattled nation’s Economic Minister held talks in Berlin amid rising speculation of an international rescue.”
  • “Greece is unlikely to be able to pay what it owes and further debt restructuring is likely to be necessary, three EU officials said on Tuesday, a cost that would have to fall on the European Central Bank and euro zone governments.”
  • “A Walmart supplier accused of mistreating workers has been ordered to pay nearly $250,000 in fines and unpaid wages by the US department of labour, after a campaign against conditions at the plant.”
  • “The American general who led a Nato training mission in Afghanistan opposed an investigation into corruption and ‘Auschwitz-like’ conditions at a US-funded hospital in Kabul for political reasons, US military officers told Congress on Tuesday.”
  • “The European Union has rejected a request by Israel to blacklist Hezbollah as a “terror group” after Tel Aviv blamed the Lebanese group for last week’s deadly bombing in Bulgaria. ‘There is no consensus for putting Hezbollah on the list of terrorist organisations,’ the Cypriot Foreign Minister Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, whose country currently holds the EU presidency, said on Tuesday.”
  • “Caleb Medley was shot in the eye in the Aurora movie theater shooting and remains in the intensive care unit in an induced coma. Medley sustained the terrible injuries only days before his wife Katie was due to give birth to a baby boy they plan to name Hugo. She now joins him in the same hospital — just one floor away — where she was set to be induced.”
  • Noam Chomsky: “How the Magna Carta became a Minor Carta, part 1”

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