Today's news is short. I'm running way behind.
-- [Chuck] Monsanto is taking over farming almost completely, with huge majorities of the seeds in existence being their genetically modified forms. But who helped them get there? Lots of people... including Mitt Romney.
-- [Chuck] Although Sesame Street and the Muppets are two different iconic groups, Mitt Romney is facing a bit of a backlash for his comments about PBS. The Million Muppet March will be held on November 3.
-- [Chuck] The Keystone XL Pipeline is supported by both candidates for Presidency, and activists are still fighting. This Truthout article is an interesting explanation of what is going on behind the scenes for both the activists and the supporters.
-- A filmmaker from the movie "99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film" is threatening a lawsuit against a graduate student filmmaker from Occupy Vancouver after he used several seconds of their movie in his Occupy outreach videos. The student says that the snippets were fair use, and that the filmmaker should remember the collaborative-ness of Occupy.
-- Here's a blog post in which a UK man says that Occupiers and Muslims are weakening the democracy of the UK. It'll make you irritable, but don't read the comments unless you want to get downright angry. Looks like fat-shaming is a part of every culture these days.
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