California And Mexico Sign Climate Pact During Governor Brown’s Visit

Governor Brown meets with Mexico’s Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources. CREDIT: Justin Short, Office of the Governor On Monday, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a climate change agreement with Mexican officials to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, and address several other environmental concerns as part of the first day of his four-day trip to Mexico

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Greenpeace Report: Obama Administration “Exporting Climate Change” by Exporting Coal

Greenpeace USA has released a major new report on an under-discussed part of President Barack Obama’s Climate Action Plan and his U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) carbon rule: it serves as a major endorsement of continued coal production and export…

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Headlines for July 29, 2014

Israel Intensifies Gaza Assault; Palestinian Toll Tops 1,100 8 Children Killed in Gaza While Playing on Swings NYC: 9 Arrested in Peace Protest Outside Offices of Pro-Israel Group Ukraine Clashes Kill 19 Civilians; U.S, EU to Unveil Sanctions on Russia U.S. Accuses Russia of Violating Arms Treaty Afghanistan: Suicide Bomber Kills Hashmat Karzai, President’s Cousin Report: Pentagon Failed to Track Weapons Sent to Afghanistan Syria: More Than 2,000 Killed in One of War’s Deadliest Periods West Africa Faces Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History

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The Increasing Irrelevance of Corporate Nationality

By Robert Reich “You shouldn’t get to call yourself an American company only when you want a handout from the American taxpayers,” President Obama said Thursday. Related Entries July 28, 2014 Republican Lawmakers on Strike July 28, 2014 Trapped in Qatar: Workers Say They Haven’t Been Paid in a Year (Video)

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The Emperor’s Rage: Let Chaos Envelop the World!
Obama-Syria

By James Petras , 99GetSmart Introduction Chaos reigns and spreads as enraged leaders in the US, Europe and their clients and allies pursue genocidal wars. Mercenary wars in Syria; Israel’s terror bombing on Gaza; proxy wars in the Ukraine, Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Somalia.

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Norton A. Schwartz

Norton A. Schwartz is President and CEO of Business Executives for National Security and former Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force.  Bio image: 

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China-South Korea Relations: President Xi Visits Seoul with Much Bigger Picture

China and Korea watchers jumped to attention when it was announced that Xi Jinping would visit South Korea from July 3-4, rather than visit North Korea first. Although the trip could have been seen as reciprocating ROK President Park Geun-hye’s visit to China in June 2013, the Chinese side surely was aware that the trip […]

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Bulgaria’s Caretaker Government ‘Could Have’ Elections Minister

The interim cabinet due to be sworn in on August 6 could include a minister in charge of the upcoming early elections in October. Citing its own sources, the news website Mediapool.bg reveals the move is likely to be proposed by President Rosen Plevneliev.

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Liberia: President Johnson-Sirleaf’s Image – the Fight Against Corruption

[NEWS]When President Johnson-Sirleaf declared that “Corruption” would be “Public Enemy #1″, she did establish an image which will make her the “ancestor” of our future generation. Her declaration is an inheritance the future generation must have; and, we are purposed to ensuring that “corruption” is indeed, Public Enemy #1.

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Why is India courting Israel?

In an article published at Mondoweiss.net , Tithi Bhattacharya documents the growing relationship between the Israeli state and India’s Hindu nationalist government. Narendra Modi speaks at a World Economic Forum meeting in New Dehli (Norbert Schiller | WEF) I HAVE never quite known the exact inflections to the label “world’s largest democracy” that is accorded to my country, India. Does it mean (a) that the government is the most democratic?

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