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As New York fracking moratorium nears expiration, activists vow to take action / Waging Nonviolence – People-Powered News and Analysis

… A moratorium on the controversial shale gas drilling method is set to expire at the end of February, so activists on both sides of the debate came to Albany to make their voices heard. While there was a small cluster in favor of drilling, the vast majority of the more than 1,500 people in attendance were there to tell ...

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U.N. General Assembly 2012: Leaders Spend Millions As Their Citizens Starve | The Huffington Post

By Lili Holzer-Glier, 100Reporters Beneath the 193 fluttering flags representing the United Nations’ member states cruises a glossy Mercedes with tinted windows and diplomatic license plates. Security personnel whisper into their sleeves as a Bentley slips through the United Nations’ gates. Staffers bustle between buildings, making final preparations for visiting prime ministers, presidents and diplomats. Although the General Assembly does ...

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Thousands flock to Albany, delivering a pledge to resist fracking | Waging Nonviolence

Several thousand people flooded New York’s state capital Monday, delivering letters to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office containing pledges to take nonviolent direct action against hydraulic-fracturing, or fracking, should gas companies be allowed to drill the state. Since taking office in 2010 Cuomo has been weighing whether to open New York up for fracking, but a groundswell of resistance from environmental ...

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Hydrofracking Under Cuomo Plan Would Be Restricted to a Few NY Counties | NYTimes.com

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration is pursuing a plan to limit the controversial drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing to portions of several struggling New York counties along the border with Pennsylvania, and to permit it only in communities that express support for the technology. For more on this story, visit: Hydrofracking Under Cuomo Plan Would Be Restricted ...

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‘Occupy Wall Street’ protests go global | Al Jazeera

Protesters worldwide have joined the “Occupy Wall Street” movement in a cry of rage against bankers, financiers and politicians they accuse of ruining global economies and condemning millions to poverty and hardship through greed. Dozens of cities across the world – from Tokyo to Alaska via London, Frankfurt and Washington – are holding demonstrations on Saturday, in a show of ...

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Islamic Group Spreads Peace Each Hour in Times Sq.

It is hard to make it in New York — whether in the arts, in finance, politics or fashion. But no endeavor in the city can be more competitive than the one where you try to get the attention of passers-by in Times Square by smiling at them and handing them glossy leaflets intended to make them think. Into that ...

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Martin says disarmament conference an example of all that is worst in UN

MINISTER FOR Foreign Affairs, Micheál Martin, told a high-level United Nations meeting on disarmament yesterday that international action on the issue had been unacceptably slow. Mr Martin was speaking in New York at a meeting convened by the United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon on Revitalising the Work of the Conference on Disarmament. via Martin says disarmament conference an example ...

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