Wednesday, August 23, 2017
leak

“Uncontrollable” Radiation Leak From NY Power Plant

New York City’s nuclear power plant leaking ‘uncontrollable radioactive flow’ into Hudson River. Source - Lacy Cook of InHabitat.com New York governor Andrew Cuomo recently called for an investigation after Indian Point, a nuclear power plant on the Hudson River, reported...

TTIP set to lock in high drug prices in both US and Europe

Source: Deirdre Fulton via Common Dreams 'Unfortunately, trade agreements have become one more mechanism for drug corporations to expand their monopoly power' A sign seen at a recent anti-TTIP demonstration in Brussels. (Photo: Floris Van Cauwelaert/flickr/cc) As E.U. and U.S. officials meet...
saudi

Saudi Arabia Warns America If Congress Passes 9/11 Bill

Saudi Arabia Warns of Economic Fallout if Congress Passes 9/11 Bill Source - Mark Mazzetti of The New York Times WASHINGTON — Saudi Arabia has told the Obama administration and members of Congress that it will sell off hundreds of billions...
tubman

Harriet Tubman To Replace Jackson On $20 Bill

Harriet Tubman to go on $20 bill; Hamilton to stay on $10 Source - Reena Flores of CBS News The historical woman chosen to go on the bill: Harriet Tubman, the African American abolitionist most famous for her role in helping...
9/11

Saudi Official Met 9/11 Hijackers In LA

’60 MINUTES’: Lawmakers Say Redacted Pages Of 9/11 Report Show Saudi Official Met Hijackers In LA Source - CBS Los Angeles via 60 Minutes LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Lawmakers are calling on the White House to declassify more than two dozen pages...
complaints

All Chicago Police Complaints To Be Made Public

Source: Tanveer Ali of DNA Info: Chicago Police Disciplinary Records Dating To 1967 Must Be Made Public, Court Rules CHICAGO — The city must make public every Chicago Police Department disciplinary file dating to 1967, according to an appellate court panel. The Fraternal...
democracy

Democracy Spring Protests Bring Hundreds to DC

Hundreds Protesting Political System Arrested On Capitol's Steps Source - NPR.org Democracy Spring - Police needed most of Monday afternoon to arrest all of the sit-down protesters outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington at a demonstration in favor of changing the...
cannabis

Congress Approves Medical Cannabis For Veterans

The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives both took action to increase military veterans’ access to medical cannabis on Thursday. Source - Tom Angell of Marijuana.com Cannabis - By a vote of 89-8, senators approved a bill containing language preventing the Department of Veterans Affairs (V.A.) from...
pharmaceutical

Trump Tells Pharmaceutical CEOs To Cut Drug Prices

Source: BBC Trump: Pharmaceutical executives told to cut drug prices US President Donald Trump has called on pharmaceutical bosses to cut "astronomical" drug prices.   During a White House meeting with senior pharmaceutical executives he told the firms to manufacture more of their...
white house

White House Threatens To Veto 9/11 Lawsuit Bill

The White House and State Department are bluntly warning lawmakers not to proceed with the legislation. Source - Jason Ditz of AntiWar.com // White House to Veto Bill Allowing Lawsuits Against Saudi Govt for 9/11 -- News from Antiwar.com//

BREAKING NEWS

Trump To End CIA’s Arming Of Syrian Rebels

Source: Anonymous News Trump to end CIA’s arming of Syrian rebels The Rebels have shown time & again that they aren’t any better than Assad, and...