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The Case for Giving Eli Lilly the Corporate Death Penalty 3.3.2009 AlterNet.org: Health and Wellness
At this point, the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly is basically a public menace.
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The Fight Goes On 2.3.2009 Daily Headlines (RSS)

WASHINGTON, Mar 2 (OneWorld.net) - Fazle Hasan Abed discusses the impact of the financial and food crises on poor Bangladeshis and explains how his organization continues to fight poverty through capacity-building programs like microcredit in Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and various countries in Africa.

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Number of Homeless Students Rising in Dallas-Area Districts 1.3.2009 CommonDreams.org Headlines

Dallas-area school districts are seeing more homeless children this year compared with last year, a nationwide trend spawned by families losing their jobs, their houses - and struggling just to pay bills.

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Children's Defense Fund, National Leaders Convene to Address America's Cradle to Prison Pipeline 28.2.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire

Today, the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) and several co-conveners concluded their two-day California/National Cradle to Prison Pipeline Summit in Sacramento, California.  The more than 500 attendees at the summit shared promising approaches and developed community action plans to stop the funneling of thousands of children down a pipeline to prison.

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Will Legalizing Pot Save California from its Cash Crunch? 26.2.2009 AlterNet.org: Discuss
A new bill could make make marijuana California's newest cash crop.
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'Aid Is Working, Just Not As Well As It Should' 25.2.2009 Daily Headlines (RSS)

WASHINGTON, Feb 25 (OneWorld.net) - Global experts on foreign assistance discuss with OneWorlders how money from "here" helps people "over there," and what's being done to improve the aid delivery system.

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No Child Left Behind Found Wanting by UCLA Professor 25.2.2009 Truthout.com
On Feb. 18, UCLA professor Gary Orfield visited UNH to discuss the No Child Left Behind federal education policy. With an audience of students, educators and community members, Orfield covered topics such as the origin of the policy, signed by the Bush administration in 2001, its loopholes and the aspects of the policy which have not improved the overall standard of education in America's public schools the way it was meant to. "No Child Left Behind teaches to the test, and that's the measurement of student learning," said Alison Rheingold, a doctoral student studying education. "I'm excited to hear about a more reasonable concept of reaching student equality." The major point Orfield stressed was that the most crucial elements that affect a ...
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No Quick Fix for Malnutrition and Hunger 25.2.2009 CommonDreams.org Headlines

ROME - Almost five million children under the age of five die of malnutrition every year in the developing world. Food aid - which mainly contains nutrient-poor carbohydrates - does little to address the absence of a diverse diet that would prevent the condition.

Humanitarian relief organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is therefore urging policy makers to boost food security and improve the quality of food aid that feeds the world's hungry. To fight malnutrition in the long-term, however, African governments need to invest in small-scale farming to create food autonomy.

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Amy Goodman: How Two Former PA Judges Got Millions in Kickbacks to Send Juveniles to Private Prisons 18.2.2009 AlterNet.org: Rights and Liberties
The judges even jailed some of the young people over the objections of their probation officers.
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Amy Goodman: Amy Goodman: How Two Former PA Judges Got Millions in Kickbacks to Send Juveniles to Private Prisons 18.2.2009 AlterNet
The judges even jailed some of the young people over the objections of their probation officers.
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How Two Former PA Judges Were Paid to Send Juveniles to Private Prisons 18.2.2009 AlterNet.org: Rights and Liberties
The judges allegedly got $2.6 million in kickbacks to railroad thousands of youths to prison without representation.
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Amy Goodman: How Two Former PA Judges Were Paid to Send Juveniles to Private Prisons 18.2.2009 AlterNet
The judges allegedly got $2.6 million in kickbacks to railroad thousands of youths to prison without representation.
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100,000 Remain Homeless in Gaza 18.2.2009 Daily Headlines (RSS)

WASHINGTON, Feb 18 (OneWorld.net) - At least 100,000 people remain homeless one month after the ceasefire in Gaza, with many living in squalid conditions without access to clean water and toilets.

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Millions Facing Starvation in Kenya 17.2.2009 Daily Headlines (RSS)

WASHINGTON, Feb 17 (OneWorld.net) - As many as 10 million Kenyans are facing starvation due to high food prices and a severe drought in East Africa and the Horn of Africa.

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Locked Out and Locked Up: Youth Missing in Action From Obama's Stimulus Plan 17.2.2009 Truthout.com

A young American girl.
Henry A. Giroux argues that young people in America "face a fragile quality of life." (Photo: ABC News)

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How The Government Stimulus Plan Will Affect You 14.2.2009 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
An examination of how the economic stimulus plan will affect Americans. ___...
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The Israeli smashing of Gaza and international silence 14.2.2009 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us

I travelled to Gaza last week with Medea Benjamin and Tighe Berry of Codepink: Women for Peace. We were allowed by the Egyptian government to enter Gaza for only 48 hours. I knew that 1026 of the 1330 who were killed in the Israeli attacks on Gaza were civilians. Of the 1026 civilians, 282 were children, 111 women, 168 civilian policemen and 501 civilian men died in Israeli bombings; the other 274 have been classified as combatant deaths.

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Headlines for February 13, 2009 13.2.2009 Democracy Now!
Blair: Financial Crisis Is Top Security Threat to US, Sen. Gregg Withdraws as Commerce Pick, Poll: 2/3 Americans Support Investigating Bush Crimes, Lawyer: Torture Evidence "Hidden from Obama", Documents Reveals CIA & Pentagon Worked Closely on Rendition, 49 Killed in Continental Plane Crash Near Buffalo, Judges Admit Taking Bribes from Private Juvenile Prison, Pakistan Arrests Six Connected to Mumbai Attacks, Afghanistan Probes Pakistan Link to Taliban Raid on Kabul, 30 Shiite Pilgrims Killed in Iraq, Israeli Election Results Confirm Livni Won Most Seats, Report: Hamas to Sign Deal to Release Israeli Soldier, UN to Probe Israel Attacks on UN Facilities in Gaza, African Union and Arab League Criticize Possible Indictment of Bashir, Canada Restricts Use ...
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Homeless Kids Lack School to Call Home 13.2.2009 CommonDreams.org Headlines

As Kathy Johnson walked from her family's cramped room in a West Side shelter to pick up her 10-year-old twin daughters from school, she asked God to make good on what she had promised them.

"Release housing for me and my children. . . . God, give me strength. We didn't ask to be in this shape; unfortunately we are," Johnson prayed. Health issues cost her a job as a hotel room attendant three years ago, she said.

Chicago Public Schools officials say an increasing number of students are losing their homes, becoming casualties of the economic downturn.

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The Israeli Smashing of Gaza and International Silence 13.2.2009 Commondreams.org Views
I travelled to Gaza last week with Medea Benjamin and Tighe Berry of Codepink: Women for Peace. We were allowed by the Egyptian government to enter Gaza for only 48 hours.

I knew that 1026 of the 1330 who were killed in the Israeli attacks on Gaza were civilians. Of the 1026 civilians, 282 were children, 111 women, 168 civilian policemen and 501 civilian men died in Israeli bombings. 274 have been classified as combatant deaths.

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