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Weekly Diaspora: How Bad U.S.-Latin American Policy Fuels Unauthorized Immigration

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Too often, the immigration debate in this country ignores the role U.S. foreign policy plays in fue...

Weekly Mulch: Saying no to the nuclear option

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Faced with the nuclear crisis in Japan, governments around the world are confronting the vulnerabilities of ...

Weekly Mulch: Chevron Must Pay; GOP Tries to Gut the EPA

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger A Bolivian judge ordered Chevron this week to pay $8.6 billion in damages for polluting the Amazon rainfor...

Weekly Mulch: Monsanto's Mutant Alfalfa and the Feral Pig Invasion

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Agribusiness giant Monsanto is strengthening its hold over the food system both in this country and abroad,...

Weekly Mulch: Was Cancun Climate Conference a Success?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger The United Nations-led Climate Conference at Cancun was not a diplomatic disaster, but for climate activis...

Weekly Mulch: At Cancun, Incentives Point Toward Incremental Progress on Climate Change

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger This year's round of the United Nations-led climate change negotiations, ongoing in Cancun, Mexico, for the ...

Weekly Mulch: If Cancun Climate Talks Falter, Blame the U.S.

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger The most recent round of United Nations-led climate change negotiations began this week in Cancun, and alt...

Weekly Diaspora: The Final Fight for the DREAM Act

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger It's a now-or-never moment for the DREAM Act, a bill that would provide a conditional path to citi...

Weekly Mulch: How the Status Quo Benefits Natural Gas Companies

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger There won't be any national or international movement on climate policy for the rest of this year, at the v...

Weekly Diaspora: Zero Hour Approaching for Federal Immigration Reform

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger The countdown is on. Half a million supporters of comprehensive immigration reform rallied across the country o...

Weekly Diaspora: Boycotting Arizona

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger Anti-immigrant fervor could be more costly than Arizona lawmakers expected. Thanks to SB 1070, a new law that r...

Weekly Mulch: Citizens Lead Cochabamba Climate Negotiations

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Environmental advocates from around the world gathered in Cochabamba, Bolivia, this week and resolved that, ...

Weekly Audit: Senate Republicans Nix Jobs Bill

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Annie Shields, Media Consortium blogger It looks as if election-year strategies are trumping any actual problem-solving by Republican lawmakers. In...

Weekly Diaspora: What the #$@!, Arizona?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger While federal lawmakers cautiously mull over the possibility of dropping a comprehensive immigration reform bil...

U.S. Military Still Lying About Special Forces Night Raid in Afghanistan

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

U.S. officials are "probing a possible attempted coverup" in the deaths of five Afghan civilians in February in a raid carried out by U.S. Special Forces accompanied by Afghan troops, the LA Times reports.

Weekly Diaspora: The Game Plan for Immigration Reform

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), started a hubbub among comprehensive immigration reform advocates last week when h...

Weekly Diaspora: 200,000 March on DC, Call for Immigration Reform Now

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger As the health care debate comes to a close, there's no better time to introduce comprehensive immigration refor...

Weekly Mulch: Nuclear Plants will go up in Georgia

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger If you were to look out to the horizon of the clean energy field right now, you would see the hazy outlines ...

Eat Your Spinach: Time for Peace Talks in Afghanistan

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Wouldn't it be remarkable if discussions over Afghanistan remained merely an "internal debate" within the Obama Administration? Wouldn't you expect public opinion to intervene?

Weekly Mulch: Climate Change On Obama's Back Burner

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger In his first State of the Union address, President Barack Obama touched on climate issues only briefly. He c...

Venezuela: Gays Attacked, Harassed By Police

Inter Press Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Humberto Márquez CARACAS, Nov 4 (IPS) - One Friday at around midnight, on Villaflor Street, a favourite spot for gays and lesbians in the Venez...

Pro-Afghan War Officials Play Up Taliban-al Qaida Ties: Analysis

Inter Press Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Gareth Porter WASHINGTON, Oct 13 (IPS) - U.S. national security officials, concerned that President Barack Obama might be abandoning the strateg...

Hamid Karzai's Brother Only Tip Of Iceberg Of U.S. Dependence On Afghan Warlords: IPS

Inter Press Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Gareth Porter WASHINGTON, Oct 29 (IPS) - The revelation by the New York Times Wednesday that Ahmed Wali Karzai, the brother of Afghan President ...

U.S. Seeks To Limit Warlords In Karzai Cabinet

Inter Press Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Gareth Porter WASHINGTON, Nov 6 (IPS) - The Barack Obama administration is talking tough to Afghan President Hamid Karzai about the need for dec...

Goldstone Report: Palestinians' Anger At Their Leaders Intensifies

Inter Press Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Mel Frykberg | Inter Press Service RAMALLAH, Oct 9 (IPS) - The Palestinian Authority (PA) is trying desperately to contain the political fallout...