Daily Archives: February 21, 2013

Bowman v. Monsanto


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Published on Feb 21, 2013

Bowman v. Monsanto

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Ex-WH Advisor Van Jones to Obama: Keystone Would XL Threaten Planet & Destroy Your Credibility


democracynow

Published on Feb 18, 2013

To see extended coverage of the protest on Democracy Now!, visit http://owl.li/hQXze. Speaking at Sunday’s “Forward on Climate” march in Washington, D.C., President Obama’s former Green Jobs czar, Van Jones, delivered a message to his former boss on approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline. “The decision to let this pipeline come through America is the most fateful decision you’ll ever make,” Jones says. “If you let this pipeline go through, Mr. President, the first thing it runs over is the credibility of the President of the United States of America.”

Democracy Now!, is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on 1,100+ TV and radio stations Monday through Friday.

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Proposed Pentagon Interrogation Training at Yale University Denounced as “A Perversion of Medicine”


democracynow

Published on Feb 21, 2013

To watch the entire report on Democracy Now!, visit http://owl.li/hVRa2. Students and alumni at Yale University are organizing against a proposed campus center to train Special Operations Forces in interview techniques, by immigrants. The center would be funded by a $1.8 million grant from the Pentagon and could open as early as April. Dubbed an “interrogation center” by critics, the facility would be housed at the Yale School of Medicine, and led by Charles Morgan, a professor of psychiatry who previously conducted research on how to tell whether Arab Muslim men are lying. Michael Siegel, Professor of Community Health Sciences at Boston University School of Public Health, and a 1990 graduate of the Yale School of Medicine, denounces the proposed program as a “perversion of medicine.”

MICHAEL SIEGEL: “Yale has now crossed a line. There are nefarious purposes to which medicine can be used. I mean, for example, one could use medicine to design biological weapons. Clearly, everyone would agree that the Yale School of Medicine should not be involved in helping to achieve that military objective. But I think that using the practice of medicine and medical research to help design advanced interrogation techniques, or even just regular civilian intelligence-gathering techniques, interviewing techniques, is not an appropriate use of medicine. The practice of medicine was designed to improve people’s health. And the school of medicine should not be taking part in either training or research that is primarily designed to enhance military objectives. That’s not an appropriate use of medicine. And the bottom line is, I think it’s a perversion of medicine, and that’s the greatest harm that I fear that is coming from this.”

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Document: The Revenue-Sharing Models Between edX and University Partners – Technology – The Chronicle of Higher Education

http://chronicle.com/article/Document-The-Revenue-Sharing/137429/

February 21, 2013

Related Article: How EdX Plans to Earn, and Share, Revenue From Its Free Online Courses

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How EdX Plans to Earn, and Share, Revenue From Free Online Courses – Technology – The Chronicle of Higher Education

http://chronicle.com/article/How-EdX-Plans-to-Earn-and/137433/

February 21, 2013

M. Scott Brauer

The nonprofit organization is still “in start-up mode,” says Anant Agarwal, edX’s president. “We don’t quite know what the key source of revenue will be.”

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By Steve Kolowich

How can a nonprofit organization that gives away courses bring in enough revenue to at least cover its costs?

That’s the dilemma facing edX, a project led by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that is bringing in a growing number of high-profile university partners to offer massive open online courses, or MOOCs.

Two other major providers of MOOCs, Coursera and Udacity, are for-profit companies. While edX has cast itself as the more contemplative, academically oriented player in the field, it remains under pressure to generate revenue. …(read more).

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Uranium Hunt: ‘If mushrooms were Africa’s product, West wouldn’t intervene’


RussiaToday

Published on Feb 20, 2013

Paris has sent special forces to Cameroon to help find a kidnapped French family. Three adults and four children were taken hostage from a tourist camp on Tuesday before supposedly being transported to neighboring Nigeria. France believes the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram was behind the abduction. For more RT talks to Ken Stone from Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War.

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No More Excuses, End Mountaintop Removal


AppalachianVoices

Published on Jan 3, 2013

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In Appalachia, children are 42 percent more likely to have birth defects if they live near a mountaintop removal coal mine. Citizens are 50 percent more likely to suffer from cancer. This new video from Appalachian Voices features children giving the basic lesson that blowing up mountains and dumping the waste in nearby rivers is harming their communities. Share the video and join the campaign to tell President Obama: No more excuses. End Mountaintop Removal. Now. Visit http://ilovemountains.org/no-more-excuses

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Forward on Climate – Appalachian Voices


AppalachianVoices

Published on Feb 20, 2013

Check out this recap of the February 17 climate rally in Washington, D.C. Appalachian Voices was one of 168 organizations to sponsor the event.

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Rising Food Prices Harm India’s Poor, Middle Class


VOAvideo

Published on Feb 20, 2013

Major trade unions in India have called a nationwide strike beginning Wednesday to protest increased fuel costs, inflation and what they say are the government’s failed economic policies. VOA correspondent Aru Pande takes a closer look at how retail inflation, which hit nearly 11 percent in January, is affecting the country’s poor and middle class.

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Earth Focus Episode 49 – Meeting Renewable Energy Needs in Southern Africa


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Published on Feb 20, 2013

The people and technologies shaping Africa’s energy future. Correspondent Jeff Barbee reports from South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, and Malawi on how energy from the sun, wind, water, and even garbage not only helps the environment but is just good business.

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