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Friday, 10 August 2012 17:16

What a Field Day for the Heat | WarTimes

HeatWashington's Wars and Occupations:  Month in Review #87/July 31, 2012 (Reposted from WarTimes)                                

This month it's not just temperatures that are hot. Tensions are boiling from Syria, Israel/Palestine and Mexico to Anaheim, California. Carlos Martinez surveys the landscape.

The hottest year in U.S. history is blistering the Midwest with the worst drought in half a century. Violence is flaring from Syria to the "Magic City” of Anaheim, California.  Mexico’s “Yo Soy 132” Movement is bringing a different kind of heat into politics while the LIBOR scandal spotlights the everyday criminality of the big banks and their government enablers. A new Associated Press report predicts that the 2011 Census will show U.S. poverty figures increasing to their highest level in 50 years.

It's a long, hot summer - and not likely to cool off any time soon.   

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