Tag Archives: Saturday

Assange to run for the Senate: Wikileaks

Nine News Wikileaks founder Julian Assange plans to run for a seat in the Australian Senate, despite being under house arrest in the United Kingdom, the whistleblower group has tweeted. Wikileaks announced its intentions on Saturday, saying the organisation also … Continue reading

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The Execution Factor: It was designed as propaganda to deter would-be criminals. Instead interviews on death row have become China’s new TV hit

Hazel Knowles Daily Mail With her silk scarves and immaculate make-up, Ding Yu looks every inch the modern television presenter. Indeed, for the past five years she has hosted a hugely successful prime-time show in China which has a devoted … Continue reading

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Intensive diabetes care cuts kidney complications

Source: Reuters Early, aggressive treatment of type 1 diabetes cut the risk of kidney disease in half in a study that followed a group of diabetics since the 1980s, U.S. researchers said on Saturday. The findings, published in the New … Continue reading

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Corporations Have No Use for Borders

Chris Hedges Truth Dig What happened to Canada? It used to be the country we would flee to if life in the United States became unpalatable. No nuclear weapons. No huge military-industrial complex. Universal health care. Funding for the arts. … Continue reading

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PepsiCo says finds trace fungicide in orange juice

Source: Reuters PepsiCo Inc said company tests of its Tropicana orange juice showed low levels of a potentially dangerous fungicide, but levels were below federal safety concerns and did not pose a health risk. The company said in a statement … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Closes All Their Restaurants in Bolivia

Source: HS News Bolivia will become the first McDonald’s-free Latin American nation, after struggling for more than a decade to keep their numbers out of ‘the red.’ After 14 years in the nation and despite many campaigns and promos McDonald’s … Continue reading

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Chemical Weapons Countermeasures Deployed Around U.S.

Source: NTI The U.S. government has deployed roughly 2,000 containers filled with nerve-agent countermeasures around the country, the Independence, Mo., Examiner reported on Saturday (see GSN, Nov. 28, 2007). The Chempack program operated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is … Continue reading

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China warns of ‘severe challenges’ to exports to West

Source: BBC News China faces “severe challenges” to its exports due to economic difficulties in key Western markets, the country’s commerce ministry has warned. Data due to be released on Saturday will show a sharp slowdown in export growth in … Continue reading

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84-year-old grandmother says she was strip searched at JFK

Source: USA Today An 84-year-old New Yorkgrandmother said Saturday that she was injured and humiliated when she was strip searched at an airport after she asked to be patted down instead of going through a body scanner. Lenore Zimmerman said … Continue reading

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Brutal bank crackdown but crooks go free

Source: Market Watch It had to be a case of mistaken identity. Protesters had been swarming Wall Street and Lower Manhattan for a week. There were at least six arrests the first day Occupy Wall Street camped out and chanted … Continue reading

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