Thursday, August 29, 2002

  • Global Warming Victims Sue US Banks for Illegally Funding Fossil Fuel Projects

    In an unprecedented legal action, environmental groups, ordinary citizens, and the City of Boulder, Colorado have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco on behalf of their members and citizens who are victims of global warming.

  • The Tiny Pacific Island State of Tuvalu Plans to Sue U.S. Government

    US citizens are not the only ones suing over global warming.

  • 'How 90 Peruvians Became the Latest Jewish Settlers'

    Israeli author Neri Livneh wrote in a recent article in the newspaper Haaretz:

    “In a prefab structure at a school in the West Bank settlement of Alon Shvut, a few dozen people are sitting and singing a popular Hasidic song: "The whole world is a very narrow bridge and the main thing is not to be afraid." They are singing with feeling, even though most of them don’t understand a word of the song. As is the custom in religious schools, the class is divided into a men’s section and a women’s section. The women are wearing hats and the men’s heads are covered by knitted skullcaps. The men and women alike have distinct South American Indian features.

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    Juan González on How Puerto Rico’s Economic "Death Spiral" is Tied to Legacy of Colonialism
    Could Puerto Rico become America’s Greece? That’s a question many are asking as the island faces a devastating financial crisis and a rapidly crumbling healthcare system. Puerto Rico owes $72 billion in debt. $355 million in debt payments are due December 1, but it increasingly looks like the U.S. territory may default on at least some of the debt. Congress has so far failed to act on an Obama administration proposal that includes extending bankruptcy protection to Puerto Rico and allocating more equitable Medicaid and Medicare...


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