Information Clearing House Newsletter 6 June, 2011: US Unemployment Worse than During Great Depression

6 June, 2011 — Information Clearing House

“Colorful demonstrations and weekend marches are vital but alone are not powerful enough to stop wars. Wars will be stopped only when soldiers refuse to fight, when workers refuse to load weapons onto ships and aircraft, when people boycott the economic outposts of Empire that are strung across the globe.” – Arundhati Roy (Public Power in the Age of Empire)

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Video: Inside Job (2010) The Full Movie (8 Parts)

6 June 2011 — Information Clearing House

‘Inside Job’ provides a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse. The film traces the rise of a rogue industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia. It was made on location in the United States, Iceland, England, France, Singapore, and China. Continue reading

Dr. Gabor Maté: Obama Admin Should Heed Global Panel’s Call to End “Failed” U.S.-Led Drug War

6 June 2011 — Democracy Now

A high-level international panel has concluded the so-called “war on drugs” has failed and that governments should consider legalizing substances, including marijuana. The Global Commission on Drug Policy is comprised of 19 members, including several former heads of state. The Office of National Drug Control Policy at the White House has refuted the findings of the commission’s report. We speak to Dr. Gabor Maté, a Canadian physician and bestselling author of four books, including In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction. “On any level you care to name, the war on drugs is a failure,” Dr. Maté says. [includes rush transcript]

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Are Nuclear Reactions Still Occurring at Fukushima? By Washington’s Blog

4 June 2011 — Global ResearchWashington’s Blog

You know that Fukushima reactors 1, 2 and 3 all melted down within hours of the Japanese earthquake.

You also know that at least some of the subsequent explosions could have been caused by small-scale nuclear reactions called “prompt moderated criticalities”. But you might not know that nuclear reactions may still be ongoing.

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Fukushima. The Risk for Workers: “Levels of Radiation Could Increase Exponentially” By Lucas Whitefield Hixson

6 June 2011 — Global

TEPCO Fights Humidity in No 2 Reactor – Workers Hospitalized

Watch the TBS feed AND the TEPCO Webcam simulcast EXCLUSIVELY HERE

TEPCO has now released to the media that more than 9 workers have suffered from heatstroke, and at least two workers were hospitalized for dehydration.  The weather onsite is beginning to heat up for summer, and this will make it much more difficult to accomplish tasks on-site.

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Statewatch News Online, 6 June 2011

6 June 2011 — Statewatch

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STATEWATCHING EUROPE: Civil Liberties, the state and the European Union Saturday 25 June 2011 (10.00-17.30)
Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
Programme and Registration form:
Book Online:

  1. EU: General Report on Europol’s activities 2010
  3. Council of Europe: Internet Governance Principles
  4. EU: European Parliament: Body Scanners
  5. EP: Civil Liberties Committee (LIBE): “Orientation” vote results
  6. EU: Right to information in criminal proceedings: trilogue
  7. EU: Commission and the High Representative: A new response to a changing Neighbourhood
  8. EU: Regulation on public access to documents: the European Commission is the problem
  9. EU: INTERNAL SECURITY: UK House of Lords Select Committee on the EU
  10. Hungary systematically arrests asylum seekers – including minors
  11. EU: European Commission: Southern Mediterranean
  12. EU: European Commission Communication: A Single Market for Intellectual Property Rights
  13. UK Asian people 42 times more likely to be held under terror law
  14. UK BORDER AGENCY: Home Affairs Select Committee
  15. EU: Article 29 Working Party Opinion on ‘smart mobile device’ operators with regard to geolocation
  16. EU-COE: EU accession to the ECHR
  17. EU: Charter of Fundamental Rights: Council of the European Union: FInal draft Conclusions
  18. EU: Access to EU documents: Council of the European Union to appeal the Access Info Europe judgment
  20. EU: Visas to be re-introduced for Western Balkan countries

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Yemen Newslinks 6 June 2011: Factbox: Saleh family entrenched in Yemen security, business

6 June 2011 —

3 Killed as Violence Returns to Yemen’s Capital
Voice of America
Photo: AP Armed tribesmen, loyal to Sheik Sadeq al-Ahmar, the head of the powerful Hashid tribe, stand guard in a street corner around al-Ahmar’s house, during clashes with Yemeni security forces in Sanaa, June 6, 2011. Opposition tribesmen in Yemen …—123214708.html

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