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Margot’s Hot News Picks for the Week of Oct 2–8, 2010



Toxic red sludge reaches the Danube River (AP)

A  worker, wearing a protective gear,discards furniture from a house damaged by flooding toxic mud in the village of Kolontar, Hungary, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010. Monday's flooding was caused by the rupture of a red sludge reservoir at a metals works in western Hungary and has affected seven towns near the Ajkai, 100 miles (160 kilometers) southwest of Budapest. The flood of toxic mud killed a yet unknown number of people, injured more than one hundred, with some people still missing. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)AP – Red sludge flowed into the Danube River on Thursday, threatening a half-dozen nations along one of Europe’s key waterways. Monitors took samples every few hour to measure damage from the toxic spill and emergency officials declared one Hungarian tributary dead.


Police chief: Multiple taser incident ‘unacceptable’ .


Fears of Chinese land grab as Beijing’s billions buy up resources.



Cash-Strapped States Resurrect “Debtors’ Prisons”. A growing number of impoverished people are jailed for being unable to pay their legal fees – including charges for use of public defenders, a guaranteed right in the United States. The resurgence of these draconian “debtors’ prisons” has been documented in at least 13 of the 15 states with the largest prison populations in the country.


Canada wants US war resisters to stay. Bill C–440 is before parliament to legislate what most Canadians approve: sanctuary for US soldiers who object to the Iraq war



U.S. And NATO To Wage War 15–Year War In Afghanistan And Pakistan





UN worker ‘kidnapped in Darfur’ 

Deadly blasts hit Karachi shrine


Obama’s Congo moment: Genocide, the U.N. report and Senate Bill 2125 








MGM announces plan for bankruptcy





Corporatism: The Cyborg Amongst Us. In a world of fragile mortal beings, the corporation is a cyborg.


Montana: Permission Denied to Hunt Gray Wolves Federal officials denied a state request to hunt the endangered predators in response to their increasing attacks on livestock and big-game herds.
More Americans will be killed by Monsanto’s Genetically Modified corn and soy than died on 9–11.
Yet politicians refuse to protect us from their generous campaign contributors.





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