Rising temperatures and acidification threaten to create a hostile ocean environment that will cause a serious collapse in the food chain.
A Syrian military general and hospital director was killed in an attack by three gunmen in a residential street in Damascus on Saturday in an assassination that marks a move away from the anti-government uprising’s nonviolent roots. The killing came ahead of a meeting of Arab League members in Cairo to consider a new response to the violence in Syria.
Though they expressed their condolences for lives lost during the latest round of protests in Cairo, members of Egypt's ruling military council refused to change their plans for either Monday's parliamentary elections or the eventual presidential vote slated for next year.
Truthdig's own Robert Scheer schools listeners about the mortgage mess and the need for a moratorium on foreclosures in the opening minutes of this week's "Left, Right & Center." Tony Blankley joins him for a discussion of this and other topics.
No doubt Gen. David Petraeus had a certain Rolling Stone interview in mind when he conducted a lengthy interview, which aired Sunday, with "Meet the Press" anchor David Gregory about his hopes, fears and prognosis about the war in Afghanistan.
Now that Gen Stanley McChrystal has departed the scene, Gen David Petraeus has assumed command of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, and in a tactical document released Sunday he revisited one of his predecessor's (continued).