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

  • “Strengthened levees may have saved New Orleans from catastrophe as hurricane Isaac swept through Louisiana, but residents of outlying areas believe the city’s upgraded defenses contributed to the flooding that wrecked their homes.”
  • TRNN: Romney and the European Authoritarian Right. John Weeks: European right-wing governments prefer Obama for pragmatic reasons, but are closer to Romney in ideology
  • “Since it was legalised in 1973, the issue of abortion has polarised the US, but now the battle has been taken to a new level.” (video 25 min)
  • Truthout: Chicago Teachers Union to File Ten-Day Strike Notice, Say Reports
  • Truthout: Dean Baker – Paul Ryan and the Which Way Is Up Speech
  • “Egypt’s president Mohamed Morsi has said that the ‘oppressive’ Syrian regime had lost all legitimacy, in a blistering speech in Tehran that provoked the Syrian delegation to storm out and amounted to a stunning rebuke to his Iranian hosts.”
  • “An Israeli attack on Iran would delay but probably not stop its nuclear programme, the most senior US military officer has claimed. General Martin Dempsey reinforced Washington’s opposition to unilateral Israel military action as he made clear that US military chiefs were equally wary of getting ensnared in Syria.”
  • TRNN: Gaza to be Unlivable by 2020 – UN Report. Gaza may not be ‘a livable place’ by 2020 unless intensive efforts are made to improve infrastructure and services in fields like energy, health, water, and sanitation, a United Nations report concluded this week

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