April 2006

[corp-focus] A Stateless Philip Morris?

Submitted by Focus on the Co... on Sun, 30/04/2006 - 10:36

By Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman

Shareholders in Altria, the parent company of Philip Morris, are meeting
today in East Hanover, New Jersey and singing "Happy Days Are Here Again."

Happy shareholders in a cigarette company is bad news for public health.

Two days after several thousand rioters looted and burned down shops,
hotels and other buildings in the Solomon Islands capital of Honiara on
April 18, Australian PM John Howard dispatched 110 troops and 80 police
officers to join the 250 police officers and 120 government `advisers'
making up the Australian-led Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon
Islands. [Full article]

[corp-focus] The 10 Worst Corporations of 2005

Submitted by Focus on the Co... on Sun, 30/04/2006 - 09:55

By Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman

OK, we know that, in the Internet age, harking back to 2005 seems like
looking back on an ancient era.

But, if you will, indulge us for a moment as we reminisce and present
Multinational Monitor's 10 Worst Corporations of 2005. (For the full
story, go to http://www.multinationalmonitor.org/ )

[corp-focus] Overthrow

Submitted by Focus on the Co... on Sun, 30/04/2006 - 09:47

By Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman

Hawaii, Cuba, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, Honduras, Iran, Guatemala, South Vietnam, Chile, Grenada, Panama, Afghanistan, Iraq

What do these 14 governments have in common?

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

Monday, April 17th, 2006

Delicensed MD Stephen Barrett, author of the questionable website "quackwatch.com," lost another Court case this last month. Barrett is on a LONG Courtroom losing streak.

I have just read the most heartening article I have read for a long, long time - "Is it all over for Nuclear Power?" by Michael Brooks, in the current issue of New Scientist magazine (22 April 2006), pp. 33-37.

It is not only very topical because of the big recent increase in (deceitful) propaganda FOR nuclear power - but in light of Australia's involvement with uranium exports.

(QldGovSpin) Land release for petroleum exploration

Submitted by Editor on Thu, 27/04/2006 - 22:09

The Queensland Government is opening up an area of over 22,725 square kilometres for competitive tendering for petroleum exploration.

Police Minister Judy Spence leaves tomorrow on a two-week trip to the USA and the United Kingdom, where she will be briefed on the latest in global counter terrorism techniques, tools and strategies.

Indigenous Science

Submitted by woorama on Thu, 27/04/2006 - 17:03

In Wik language, "yiil" is the word for the aerial roots in the mangroves that draw oxygen down into the mud of the ecosystem. Effectively, they are the lungs of the mangroves. It is interesting to note that "yiil" is also the word for fish gills. Both involve transfering oxygen from one element to another.

When you begin to wonder how the old people figured all that out with no microscopes and labs, you begin to get an idea of how sophisticated Indigenous science is.

Here, you can explore alternatives to
liberal guilt. Learn through Indigenous
and History.

No matter who you are, your liberation is linked with mine, so read on.



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