Nawaz Sharif barred from contesting elections, holding public office for life: Pakistan SC

Nawaz Sharif barred from contesting elections, holding public office for life: Pakistan SC

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif has been disqualified from holding public office for life and is ineligible to contest elections. According to the Pakistani Supreme Court, disqualification under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution of Pakistan is for lifetime. Reading out the historic verdict on Friday, the five-member Pakistani Supreme Court bench observed that […]

75 For and 80,945 Against: Nestle allowed to pump more water in Michigan despite public outcry

75 For and 80,945 Against: Nestle allowed to pump more water in Michigan despite public outcry

Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has given Nestle permission to extract 400 gallons (1,500 liters) of water per minute for its Stanwood bottling plant, in the face of a sustained protest campaign. “We cannot base our decisions on public opinion because our department is required to follow the rule of law when making determinations,” […]

Low Energy, High Profits: How Privatizing Public Utilities Left Us All in the Dark

Low Energy, High Profits: How Privatizing Public Utilities Left Us All in the Dark

Corporate Dream, Public Nightmare More than a generation after President Ronald Reagan barked at his subordinates, “Don’t just stand there; undo something!” government officials from South Africa to southern California have embarked upon an unprecedented dismantling of the public sector. by Jon Jeter Let’s block ads! (Why?) MintPress News fmsmnewsFMSMNews.com is a news aggregator and […]

Bracing for Right to Work, Public Sector Unions Up the Ante

Bracing for Right to Work, Public Sector Unions Up the Ante

The whole public sector will likely become “right to work” next year, barring another miracle at the Supreme Court. Once the conservative majority rules in Janus v. AFSCME, likely before June, life will change for unions in the 23 states that till now have rejected right-to-work laws. Public sector unions in those states will no […]

UN climate events are a wasted opportunity for public engagement

UN climate events are a wasted opportunity for public engagement

Brown coal mining in Juechen, GermanyWestEnd61/REX/Shutterstock The 23rd meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP23) begins soon in Bonn, Germany (6-17 November). If this information fails to set your pulse racing, you’re probably not alone. Which is a problem, given that these are the blockbuster events dedicated to the global problem […]