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Vermont Poised To Enact Toughest US GMO-Labeling Law Yet - 24 April 2014

Vermont lawmakers have passed legislation that requires food made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, to be labeled as such. The law, the first of its kind in the US, must now get approval from Gov. 80 more words

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Ukraine Coal Miners On Strike, Refuse To Pay Kiev Coup Damages Bill - 24 April 2014

Over 2,000 coal miners in Lugansk region have been on strike for the second day running, demanding higher wages and refusing to accept a pay cut to fund the restoration of Kiev, which suffered damage during the coup that overthrew the government. 102 more words

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LA Cops Accused Of Cutting Power To Marijuana Clinic, Planting Guns - 24 April 2014

Two former Los Angeles County deputies were charged Wednesday in connection with allegations they switched off electricity at a medical marijuana dispensary, disabling a surveillance camera and possibly planting firearms there. 90 more words

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ZeroHedge - Banker Death 'Epidemic' Spreads To China - 24 April 2014

Until now, the terrible trail of dead bankers has been only among US and European financial executives. However, as Caixin reports, the increasing pressures on the Chinese banking system appear to have take their first toll. 93 more words

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Britain Wasted £34 Billion On Military Interventions Since Cold War - 24 April 2014

Since 1990 the United Kingdom wasted around $57 billion on military interventions, primarily in Iraq and Afghanistan, which were later judged to be strategic failures, a study published by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) says. 108 more words

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Family Awarded $3 Million In First US Fracking Trial - 24 April 2014

After three years of legal wrangling, a Texas family has won its case against a company engaged in hydraulic fracturing near their home. The family, which suffered tangible health deterioration after the fracking began, was awarded $3 million. 79 more words

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CommonDreams - Our New Gilded Age: Homeless Man Died Of Cold Hunkered In Portable Toilet In The Richest Greediest Country In The World - 24 April 2014

Our New Gilded Age: Homeless Man Died of Cold Hunkered In Portable Toilet In the Richest Greediest Country in the World

by Abby Zimet

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