Max Ocean, editorial intern

Max Ocean is an editorial intern at Common Dreams.

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Friday, August 15, 2014 - 12:15pm
Cable Giants Pull Funding for Dinner Honoring FCC Commissioner
Following critical reporting this week of cable and broadband giants Comcast and Time Warner Cable funding a dinner honoring FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn—one of the regulators reviewing the companies’ proposed $45-billion-dollar merger—the two companies decided Thursday to pull the combined $132...
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Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 11:30am
Pulitzer Winners Rally for Risen
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters and press freedom organizations gathered at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. at 1 p.m. Thursday to voice their support for New York Times journalist James Risen's right to protect his sources. Preceding the event, a petition signed by over 125,000...
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 11:30am
Bernie Says Don't 'Anoint' Hawkish Hillary as Nominee
Following criticism of Hillary Clinton's hawkish foreign policy remarks published Sunday, Senator Bernie Sanders said in an interview on Monday that Clinton shouldn't be presumed as the Democratic nominee for president since the U.S. political process isn't one in which "we anoint people." Sanders...
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Monday, August 11, 2014 - 11:30am
Water Restrictions Imposed After Mining Spill Turns Mexico River Orange
Officials in Mexico imposed water restrictions on towns and cities along a river in the state of Sonora on Sunday following a spill late last week of around 10 million gallons of contaminated wastewater containing sulfuric acid from mining operations in the north of the country. Local media and...
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Friday, August 8, 2014 - 12:45pm
Judge Threatens Argentina Following Lawsuit Filed Against US
Argentina filed a suit against the United States in the Hague's International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Thursday in an attempt to force an international resolution to the dispute that caused the country's default last month. In response to the lawsuit, Judge Thomas Griesa—who made the initial...
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Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 5:15pm
Mexico Opens Door to Oil Privatization
Mexico's Senate gave final approval on Wednesday to an energy reform plan that will open the sector to foreign and private investment by multinational oil companies, marking an end to the 75-year-old monopoly of the state-owned oil company Pemex and the beginning of what many have said will be a...
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 4:00pm
UK Protesters Arrested After Occupying Factory Supplying IDF Drone Engines
The nine UK protesters occupying a factory that supplies drone engines to the Israel Defense Forces were all arrested on the roof of the building on Wednesday evening after remaining on top of it for over 36 hours in a standoff with local police and successfully shutting the factory down during...
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 12:00pm
Win for Clean Water as Polluting Dams Forced Into Accountability
In a groundbreaking settlement (pdf) reached on Monday in a response to a suit brought by Columbia Riverkeeper, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers agreed to finally be subject to federal oversight by the Environmental Protection Agency and to disclose the details of the pollutants it releases into...
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Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 3:30pm
Protesters' Blockade Halts Work on Enbridge Pipeline
A group of around 25 protesters blockaded and successfully halted construction work at an Enbridge construction site at the pipeline known as Line 9 in southwest Ontario on Tuesday morning. “We hope to stay here indefinitely,” protester Rachel Avery told CTV News. The activists say the Line 9 poses...
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London Palestine Action activists on the roof of the UAV Engines Limited factory. (Credit: facebook/London Palestine Action) News
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 1:00pm
UK Activists In Standoff After Occupying Factory Supplying IDF Drone Engines
A group of UK activists is engaged in a standoff with local law enforcement after having shut down a drone engine factory that they say supplies the Israel Defense Forces. The group London Palestine Action chained the factory gates shut and chained themselves to the roof of the UAV Engines Limited...
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