This site www.nationalpriorities.org/tradeoffs has an interesting mechanism that lets you see the costs of different governmental programs, including the proposed bailout, how much it costs your state/city and what that amount of money could buy in other areas. Very useful in helping people understand the amount of money we’re talking about here.
Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
NEW YORK CITY, NY//Sept 26, 2008// For the past three decades, members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) have worked with financial institutions to address the needs of the poor to obtain access to capital for: sustainable development, affordable housing in the U.S. and responsible lending in developing countries. ICCR is a coalition of nearly 300 faith-based institutional investors, representing over $100 billion in invested capital. Continue reading Faith-based Investors Issue Statement on the Financial Market Failure
Nearly 500 people have been killed in Kenya by ‘death squadrons’ linked to local secret service agencies, according to a new report from This is what the National Commission on Human Rights in Kenya Continue reading Kenya: concerns voiced after report on ‘death squadrons’
By Andrew Grice, Political Editor Friday, 26 September 2008
The Cabinet is split over whether to approve a controversial plan for a £1bn coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth in Kent which has become a key test of its green credentials.
John Hutton, the Business Secretary, wants to approve the project even if it is not chosen for an experiment in which its carbon emissions would be “captured” and stored under the sea. Continue reading Cabinet split on Kingsnorth power station: Benn and Miliband oppose Hutton’s plans for coal
by Michelle Nichols
NEW YORK – Nobel Peace Prize winner and environmental crusader Al Gore urged young people on Wednesday to engage in civil disobedience to stop the construction of coal plants without the ability to store carbon. Continue reading Gore Urges Civil Disobedience To Stop Coal Plants
MANAGUA, Nicaragua ([ ]CNS) — A Nicaraguan priest and poet says he is being persecuted by his country’s government. Father Ernesto Cardenal, 83, was convicted in August of defaming a German businessman and was fined $1,025, which he has refused to pay. Continue reading Famous priest claims he’s being persecuted by Nicaraguan government