Guardian – ‘Climate change isn’t a challenge of the future – it’s here’
Harvard Business Review – Where the Green Jobs Really Are
New Republic – Karl Rove’s Latest Project Won’t Solve the GOP’s Problem
Mother Jones – California’s overflowing prisons
The Verge – Ron Paul asks UN to strip RonPaul.com domain ownership away from [...]
During 2012, we’ve read some good posts and some great posts by contributors at the Agonist. Here’s a look back at the posts the internet remembers best according to our traffic figures, Yahoo! search and Google search. 2012 was an election year, of course, and it’s no surprise that many of those posts dealt with [...]
I was trying to think of ways that we could remember the basic tenets of the Occupy movement so that when people ask what we stand for we can more easily recall them. In this way we don’t spend time arguing over the things that are being yelled at us (lazy, socialist, get [...]
If the Bush administration intended to lower expectations ahead of the Middle East peace conference it is hosting in Annapolis on November 27, the effort has been a resounding success. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spent weeks shuttling back and forth to the region, and at times sounded decidedly pessimistic about prospects for progress. Then, [...]
The Qandil mountains, a vast mountain range that straddles Iraq, Turkey and Iran.
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Oil Market Could Help It Weather U.S. Sanctions
Confronted by mounting U.S. and U.N. pressure, Iran has been steadily shifting its trade from West to East and, with the benefit of record high oil prices, is likely to be able to withstand the new U.S. sanctions, according to U.S., European and Iranian analysts.
Originally posted August 22
From Slashdot, (hat tip MediaGirl):
rev_media writes to tell us that CNN has a few updates to the Real ID act currently facing legislators. The Real ID acts mandates all states to begin issuing federal IDs to all citizens by 2008. Costs could be as much at $14 billion, but [...]
Islamic militants have spread beyond their tribal bases, and have the run of an unstable, nuclear-armed nation.
Today no other country on earth is arguably more dangerous than Pakistan. It has everything Osama bin Laden could ask for: political instability, a trusted network of radical Islamists, an abundance of angry young anti-Western recruits, secluded training [...]
There are facts and then there are facts. Take the case of the recent mass protests in Burma or Myanmar, depending on which name you prefer to call the former British colony.
First it’s a fact which few will argue that the present military dictatorship of the reclusive General Than Shwe is right up [...]
The combination of a crisis in Sudan’s unity government and fresh violence in Darfur is threatening to trigger a full-blown conflict in the oil-rich region of Kordofan, say observers.
They said that Kordofan, which had increasingly seen the Darfur conflict spill over its borders, could be Sudan’s next frontline.
Late last month, suspected Darfur [...]
Richard Barlow was the CIA’s expert on Pakistan’s nuclear secrets, but he was thrown out and disgraced when he blew the whistle on a US cover-up. Now he’s to have his day in court.
Rich Barlow idles outside his silver trailer on a remote campsite in Montana – itinerant and unemployed, with only his hunting [...]
Burma’s military rulers have arrested three of the last remaining leaders of the recent pro-democracy protests which were violently suppressed.
Among those detained was Htay Kywe, who led some of the first marches and was a prominent activist in a 1988 uprising.
The arrests came as thousands attended a pro-government rally in Rangoon, many of [...]
Monks confined in a room with their own excrement for days, people beaten just for being bystanders at a demonstration, a young woman too traumatised to speak, and screams in the night as Rangoon’s residents hear their neighbours being taken away.
Harrowing accounts smuggled out of Burma reveal how a systematic campaign of physical punishment [...]
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