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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

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  • “Manufacturing output across the 17-country eurozone shrank again in August, according to a widely-watched survey. The Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) showed the region’s manufacturing sector contracted despite factories cutting prices.”
  • “Spain’s Andalusia has become the latest region to request a financial lifeline from the central government. The region had asked for 1bn euros (£791m) worth of aid to be granted immediately, said Susana Diaz, a senior politician from the region.”
  • “Britain has assured Ecuador that Julian Assange has a double guarantee that he cannot face extradition from Sweden to the US if he were to face the death penalty or his human rights were to be breached.”
  • “The civilian lawyer of Bradley Manning, the US soldier suspected of transferring hundreds of thousands of state secrets to WikiLeaks, is demanding that at least seven years be lopped off any sentence he might be given on grounds that he was improperly treated while in military custody.”
  • TRNN Replay: Austerity Road to 19th Century. James Crotty: Right-wing billionaires use crisis to weaken social safety net
  • TRNN Replay: Unions in America. Elaine Bernard Pt.1: Private sector union membership has plummeted while the public sector has increased
  • “Mitt Romney’s income taxes have become a major issue in the American presidential campaign. Is this just petty politics, or does it really matter? In fact, it does matter – and not just for Americans.”
  • TRNN: Investors Seek To Profit From Privatizing Public Schools. Activists at “People’s Education Convention” demand an end to excessive testing
  • TRNN: Black Report: Majority of Wall St. Money Now Goes to Romney. Bill Black: Even though many on Wall St. understand need for regulation, most want a free-for-all and damn the consequences
  • “The hand of fate is shaky when it comes to naming the building blocks of nature. Some physicists are immortalised by their discoveries, others not. There is, alas, no Professor Quark. But the Higgs boson is so sexy they named it twice – after Peter Higgs and Satyendra Nath Bose, though not, as it happens, after God.”
  • Rick Wolff’s Economic Update: “Updates on Romney’s economic plan, French socialists’ employment plan, Yale wealth growth, and wisdom of world’s richest woman. Interview Max Fraad-Wolff on Apple Corp’s mixed picture as capitalist “success.” Response to question on financial speculation in food products.”

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