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Fertilizer Companies Blame City for Deadly Explosion in West, Texas

Fertilizer Companies Blame City for Deadly Explosion in West, Texas

Published on Sunday, July 27, 2014 by Common Dreams Two fertilizer companies facing litigation over the deadly explosion that rocked West, Texas have cast blame on the city and fire department for the disaster, the Waco Tribune-Herald reported Saturday. Fifteen people died and at least two hundred were injured in April 2013 when a fire […]

Arizona Execution Takes Two Hours as Man ‘Snorts, Gulps for Air’

Arizona Execution Takes Two Hours as Man ‘Snorts, Gulps for Air’

Published on Thursday, July 24, 2014 by Common Dreams By Jon Queally, staff writer Lawyers for Wood had challenged the state’s use of the mostly untested drug cocktail—a combination of the sedative midazolam and hydromorphone, a painkiller—but were refused a stay by the US Supreme Court as the state maintained it was within its right […]

Corporate Titans Speak Out for ‘Open Internet’ & ‘Net Neutrality’

Corporate Titans Speak Out for ‘Open Internet’ & ‘Net Neutrality’

Published on Monday, July 14, 2014 by Common Dreams – Jon Queally, staff writer With the FCC's window for public comment on its proposed 'net neutrality' rules closing this week, dozens of the Internet's most powerful corporate players—including Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Netflix—on Monday reasserted their opposition to creating 'digital fast lanes' that would give […]

Greek Privatization of Key Sectors Meets Strong Opposition

Greek Privatization of Key Sectors Meets Strong Opposition

Published on Thursday, July 10, 2014 by Inter Press Service Apostolis Fotiadis, IPS News PPC power station in Ptolemaida in northern Greece. (Credit: Nikos Pilos)ATHENS – Plans by the Greek government to sell companies that handle the key resources of energy and water face serious obstacles and its policy to offer investors exceptional privileges in […]

UN to Detroit: Denial of Water to Thousands ‘Violates Human Rights’

UN to Detroit: Denial of Water to Thousands ‘Violates Human Rights’

Published on Thursday, June 26, 2014 by Common Dreams – Sarah Lazare, staff writer United Nations experts declared Wednesday that the city of Detroit's shut-off of water to thousands of residents who are unable to pay their bills "constitutes a violation of the human right to water" and may be discriminatory against African-Americans. “The households […]