September
2014

Devastating Breach Pours 4 Billion Gallons of Mining Waste into Pristine BC Rivers and Lakes.

Just a few days ago, on Aug 4, 2014, the tailings pond (the size of a lake) of the gold and copper open-pit Polley Mine, operated by Imperial Metals Corp., breached and sent billions of gallons of metals-laden silt and water into waterways awaiting the return of the salmon.
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Mark Morford: The Best Worst President Ever

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Wealth Inequality in America: Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers. The reality is often not what we think it is.

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Russell Brand on Revolution

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Butcher of Hama Sells Paris Mansion for £60million

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Feds Seek $6 Billion from JPMorgan

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JPMorgan investigated for bribery

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Jesse Jackson Jr. Will Be Wearing Pinstripes

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