The recent sabotage of an undersea telecommunications cable near Egypt will slow Internet service for three or four weeks in 14 countries from France to Singapore, news media have reported.
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The Week of Action Against Tar Sands Profiteers was a stunning success, with 55 actions taking place across North America targeting the companies involved in the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Read a day-by-day overview of the actions here. Showing that you can’t get too much of a good thing, at least two more actions [...]
The Media Coop has published a piece highlighting the great power of the Canada’s indigenous people in general, and the Idle No More protests in particular, to economically cripple the country by focusing on its infrastructure. Some highlights: News reports are ablaze with reports of looming Indigenous blockades and economic disruption. As the Idle No [...]
Global industrial demand for lead is expected to exceed supply by 150,000 metric tons next year, with no known potential for any new mines outside China, according to an article on Bloomberg.com. That shortage is equivalent to six months of production from all US lead mines combined. The shortfall is being caused by surging demand, [...]