1. ALTER-EU: 6 years of campaigning for lobbying transparency

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    ALTER-EU, the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation, held its annual assembly on 13-14 October in Brussels to discuss about how to take the campaign for lobbying transparency forward. Speakers included: Annabel Park of the US 'Coffee Party', Steven Reid of 'UK Uncut', Javier Toret of the Barcelona chapter of 'Real Democracy NOW!', Tommaso Fattori from the Italian water movement, Craig Holman from 'Public Citizen' and many more.

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    • Applebee's Class Action Can Proceed; Public Citizen's Scott Michelman Explains

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      Scott Michelman of Public Citizen discusses the recent opinion of the Second US Court of Appeals in Roach v. T.L. Cannon that a wage and hour class action suit against Applebee's may proceed even though the claimants will all have individualized damages. The Second Circuit explains the US Supreme Court decision in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend.

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      • Become a Public Citizen

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        Don't just complain about the world's problems, do something. Join a group like Public Citizen and make a difference.This film was made for Public Citizen by Chris Mumford, a student at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in California.

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        • BeyondBP.org

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          http://www.beyondbp.org Tyson Slocum, director of Public Citizen's Energy Program, talks about the steps his organization has taken to fight big oil and what more needs to be done. Learn more about Public Citizen at http://www.citizen.org.

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          • Bill White speaks on Energy Security panel, Netroots Nation 2009

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            At Netroots Nation 2009, Houston Mayor and Senate hopeful Bill White spoke on an Energy Security panel discussing energy independence, efficiency, and the need to switch to low carbon fuels.

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            • Breaking ’08 Pledge, Leaked Doc Shows Obama Wants to Help Corporations Avoid Regulations

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              A draft agreement leaked Wednesday shows the Obama administration is pushing a secretive trade agreement that could vastly expand corporate power and directly contradict a 2008 campaign promise by President Obama. A U.S. proposal for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact between the United States and eight Pacific nations would allow foreign corporations operating in the U.S. to appeal key regulations to an international tribunal. The body would have the power to override U.S. law and issue penalties for failure to comply with its ruling. We speak to Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, a fair trade group that posted the leaked documents on its website. "This is not just a bad trade agreement," Wallach says. "This is a 1% power tool that could rip up our basic needs and rights." To watch the complete weekday independent news hour, read the transcript, download the podcast, search our vast archive, or to find more information about Democracy Now! and Amy Goodman, visit http://www.democracynow.org/ FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: @democracynow Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/democracynow Listen on SoundCloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/democracy-now Daily Email News Digest: http://www.democracynow.org/subscribe Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/VM

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              • Capitol Hill Demonstration, in Washington, D.C., Protesting BP

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                On July 20, 2010, a rally was held on Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C., to protest BP. Activists from a wide array of organizations participated. They were demanding, according to their press release, for the U.S. Congress “to pass legislation to end America’s addiction to oil,” while urging the lawmakers “to [also] donate money raised from the oil industry to the clean-up efforts in the Gulf [of Mexico]. (36 Minutes and 13 seconds)

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                • China's Emissions, Tapping the Reserves and Kinetic Energy - 3.13.2011

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                  THE CHINA FACTOR: EMISSIONS: China's cities are booming. The country is undergoing the largest mass migration in human history, with some 20 million people moving from rural areas to the city each year, and putting millions of new cars on the road. The result of all this is a surge in energy use - and resulting emissions. In the latest installment of his series "The China Factor" Chief Correspondent Tyler Suiters looks at what the country is doing to curb its CO2 emissions. THE MIX: RELEASING THE RESERVES: Daniel Weiss of the Center for American Progress and Tyson Slocum of Public Citizen discuss whether President Obama should sell oil from the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve as a means of cutting oil and gasoline prices. ENERGY NEXT: KINETIC ENERGY: People and the machines they make - trains, cars and even factories - make plenty of energy every day, simply through motion. But how can we tap into that energy and put it to our own good use? Special correspondent Josh Zepps looks at how engineers are working to capture kinetic energy. The chief power officer for Philadelphia's transit has figured out how to capture power from moving trains, store it, and re-channel it in the system. Josh also rides along in a Humvee with a pair of MIT graduates who have developed a new type of shock absorber that taps into energy from the vehicle's motion. AN EDGE IN ENERGY INNOVATION: Could cars be powered by CD's? Can lost heat from homes be recaptured and turned into electricity? Correspondent Lee Patrick Sullivan visits the Department of Energy's ARPA-E Energy Innovation Showcase to look at those projects and other high-risk, high-reward ideas that are competing to win millions of dollars in public and private funding to become reality. THE HOT ZONE: EASY BAKE OVEN: The Easy Bake oven we know and love is falling victim to new energy efficiency laws. The light bulbs that cook its mini cakes soon won't be made any more. What's next in store for the next generation of chefs?

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                  • China's Emissions, Tapping the Reserves and Kinetic Energy - 3.13.2011

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                    THE CHINA FACTOR: EMISSIONS: China's cities are booming. The country is undergoing the largest mass migration in human history, with some 20 million people moving from rural areas to the city each year, and putting millions of new cars on the road. The result of all this is a surge in energy use - and resulting emissions. In the latest installment of his series "The China Factor" Chief Correspondent Tyler Suiters looks at what the country is doing to curb its CO2 emissions. THE MIX: RELEASING THE RESERVES: Daniel Weiss of the Center for American Progress and Tyson Slocum of Public Citizen discuss whether President Obama should sell oil from the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve as a means of cutting oil and gasoline prices. ENERGY NEXT: KINETIC ENERGY: People and the machines they make - trains, cars and even factories - make plenty of energy every day, simply through motion. But how can we tap into that energy and put it to our own good use? Special correspondent Josh Zepps looks at how engineers are working to capture kinetic energy. The chief power officer for Philadelphia's transit has figured out how to capture power from moving trains, store it, and re-channel it in the system. Josh also rides along in a Humvee with a pair of MIT graduates who have developed a new type of shock absorber that taps into energy from the vehicle's motion. AN EDGE IN ENERGY INNOVATION: Could cars be powered by CD's? Can lost heat from homes be recaptured and turned into electricity? Correspondent Lee Patrick Sullivan visits the Department of Energy's ARPA-E Energy Innovation Showcase to look at those projects and other high-risk, high-reward ideas that are competing to win millions of dollars in public and private funding to become reality. THE HOT ZONE: EASY BAKE OVEN: The Easy Bake oven we know and love is falling victim to new energy efficiency laws. The light bulbs that cook its mini cakes soon won't be made any more. What's next in store for the next generation of chefs?

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