Drone Killings — The Obama Administration Says “Trust Us” by Dennis Kucinich

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by Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich
Washington, DC
Nov 26, 2012

Drones protest by Codepink at Senator Feinstein's home

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Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), who recently led 26 Members of Congress in a letter asking the President of the United States to explain the legal justification for targeted killings, today released the following statement:

“The CIA and the military use drones to drop bombs on our suspected enemies and no one denies that innocent people have been killed in the process. The only debate is how many.

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: What “Free Trade” Actually Means, Part III by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
Featured Writer
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Nov. 26, 2012


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The following is part 3 of a three-part exclusive series on the Trans-Pacific Partnership for Occupy.com.

Part 1: The Trans-Pacific Partnership: This is What Corporate Governance Looks Like

Part 2: Why So Secretive? The Trans-Pacific Partnership as Global Corporate Coup

To discuss “free trade agreements” or the “free market,” we must first identify the theoretical versus the functional definitions of these terms – because theoretical definitions look at what those terms should mean, whereas functional definitions look at what the terms mean actually.

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World Bank should take its own advice on climate change by Simon Butler

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Posted with permission from Green Left Weekly

By Simon Butler
Green Left Weekly
November 27, 2012

Apocalypse Now

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The World Bank delivered a brutal warning about the dangers of runaway climate change and called for rapid action to cut greenhouse gas emissions in a recent report. But don’t expect the bank to take its own advice.

The bank released its Turn Down the Heat report on climate change on November 18. Subtitled “Why a 4 degree warmer world must be avoided”, the report said the world is headed for a 4°C average temperature rise by the end of the century, and possibly as soon as 2060.

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