Daily Archives: September 1, 2012

Thalidomide victims say apology not enough

Published on Sep 1, 2012 by AlJazeeraEnglish

It took half a century, but the makers of a drug which caused birth defects around the world are saying that they are sorry. Thalidomide was prescribed to pregnant women to help with morning sickness, but it caused thousands of babies to be born with deformities. Al Jazeera’s Nick Spicer reports from Berlin.

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Chemical Barrels: Underwater threat may devastate Black Sea

Published on Sep 1, 2012 by RussiaToday

The future of the Crimea’s holiday friendly beaches is at stake due to a danger at the bottom of the Black Sea. RT’s Alexey Yaroshevsky looks at what lies beneath .

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No Remorse? CIA acquitted of killing and torturing prisoner

Published on Sep 1, 2012 by RussiaToday

The US Justice Department has closed the last-remaining investigations into the CIA’s alleged torture tactics against its detainees after the 9/11 attacks, without bringing charges. The cases involved two deaths in the agency’s detention facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan. Let’s discuss this – Alison Weir from the US-based think-tank the Council for the National Interest joins us live now.

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Raw Video: Romney Tours Flooding in La.

Published on Aug 31, 2012 by AssociatedPress

Mitt Romney detoured to hurricane-damaged Louisiana on Friday as he campaigned his way out of the Republican National Convention, touring a flooded community and saying he hoped his visit would rivet public attention on victims’ needs. (Aug. 31)

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Matt Taibbi Reveals How Romney Made His Fortune — It Ain’t Pretty, and He Shouldn’t Be Proud of It

http://www.alternet.org/election-2012/matt-taibbi-reveals-how-romney-made-his-fortune-it-aint-pretty-and-he-shouldnt-be?akid=9320.16660.fALO7O&rd=1&src=newsletter703229&t=16
Matt Taibbi Reveals How Romney Made His Fortune — It Ain’t Pretty, and He Shouldn’t Be Proud of It
“Earned” is a very generous way to put it.
August 31, 2012 |
US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney boards his campaign plane at Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Florida, on August 29 en route to Indianapolis, Indiana.
Editor’s note: The following is a transcript of a Democracy Now! interview with Rolling Stone contributing editor Matt Taibbi, whose recent article in the magazine gets to the bottom of Mitt Romney’s enormous wealth.

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Harry Reid Calls Out Hypocrisy of Romney Camp’s Louisiana Tour: ‘Their Policies Would Leave Those Affected Stranded’

http://www.alternet.org/hot-news-views/harry-reid-calls-out-hypocrisy-romney-camps-louisiana-tour-their-policies-would-leave?akid=9320.16660.fALO7O&rd=1&src=newsletter703229&t=9
Harry Reid Calls Out Hypocrisy of Romney Camp’s Louisiana Tour: ‘Their Policies Would Leave Those Affected Stranded’
While Pretend-President Romney was touring Louisiana, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reminded reporters of the profound hypocrisy of that trip.

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Inside Story US 2012 – Romney: ‘Restoring the promise of America’

Published on Sep 1, 2012 by AlJazeeraEnglish

Mitt Romney has formally accepted his party’s nomination for the US presidency, but what do we really know about his policies?

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BBC News – Cardinal Carlo Martini says Church ‘200 years behind’

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19451439
1 September 2012 Last updated at 11:44 ET
Cardinal Carlo Martini says Church ‘200 years behind’
Italian Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini has described the Roman Catholic Church as being “200 years behind” the times.
The cardinal died on Friday, aged 85.
Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera has published his last interview, recorded in August, in which he said: “The Church is tired… our prayer rooms are empty.”

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Counting the Cost – Who stole the American Dream?

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Romney Mocks Obama’s Pledge To Address Global Warming — As GOP Delegates Laugh At The Whole Notion

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/08/30/780911/romney-mocks-obamas-pledge-to-address-global-warming/


Romney Mocks Obama’s Pledge To Address Global Warming — As GOP Delegates Laugh At The Whole Notion
By Joe Romm on Aug 30, 2012 at 11:23 pm
The second lamest part of the Republican National Convention — after Clint Eastwood’s incoherent ramble — was this part of Romney’s speech:

President Obama promised to slow the rise of the oceans — [pauses with biting-lip gesture and then awaits audience response of laughter(!)] — and to heal the planet [more audience laughter, derision and mockery expressed].  MY promise is to help you and your family. [Smiling candidate looks out over a sea of white delegate faces and accepts their warm applause.  Meanwhile the hurricane nearby devastates the homes tens of thousands of families living near sea level on the Gulf coast]. 

[Who is Romney referring to when he says “…you and your family?” What is his implicit theory of community?]

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