https://www.commondreams.org/feed/headlines_rss en New Clinton-Era Docs Reveal Insider Push for Wall Street Deregulation https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/19-0 <div class='node-body'><p>Writing in the <em>Guardian</em> newspaper on Saturday, journalist Dan Roberts <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/19/wall-street-deregulation-clinton-advisers-obama">details</a> how newly released documents from inside the Clinton adminstration reveal how the president&#39;s economic advisors at the time downplayed the possible negative impacts of deregulating Wall Street as they pushed for measures that many critics say ultimately led to the financial crash of 2008.</p></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-hp-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.commondreams.org/sites/commondreams.org/files/imagecache/news_archive_thumbnail/article_images/clinton_4.jpg" alt="[field_image_caption-raw]" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-news_archive_thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-news_archive_thumbnail_default" width="70" height="42" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/19-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:55:00 +0000 jon 104579 at https://www.commondreams.org US Drone Obliterates Civilians in Yemen https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/19 <div class='node-body'><p><img alt="" src="http://www.commondreams.org/sites/commondreams.org/files/imce-images/drones_0.jpg" style="width: 540px; height: 376px;" title="Men look at wall graffiti depicting a U.S. drone along a street in Sanaa, Yemen. November 9, 2013. (Photo: Reuters) " />A Yemen military official on Saturday says that at least fifteen people were either killed or wounded when a missile from a U.S. drone struck vehicles traveling on a road in the central province of al-Bayda.</p></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-hp-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.commondreams.org/sites/commondreams.org/files/imagecache/news_archive_thumbnail/article_images/drones_sm.jpg" alt="[field_image_caption-raw]" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-news_archive_thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-news_archive_thumbnail_default" width="70" height="41" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/19" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:46:25 +0000 jon 104575 at https://www.commondreams.org Krugman: Worried About Oligarchy? You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/18-8 <div class='node-body'><p><span class="image-full" style="width: 540px"><img alt="" border="0" src="/sites/commondreams.org/files/imce-images/krugman_moyers.jpg" style="width: 540px; height: 314px;" title="(Credit: Moyers &amp; Company)" /><span class="caption">(Credit: Moyers &amp; Company)</span></span>In <a href="http://billmoyers.com/episode/what-the-1-dont-want-you-to-know-2/">an interview</a> with journalist Bill Moyers set to air Friday, Nobel laureate and <em>New York Times</em> columnist Paul Krugman celebrates both the insights and warnings of French economist Thomas Piketty whose new ground-breaking book, <strong><em>Capital in the Twenty-First Century</em></strong>, argues that modern capitalism</p></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-hp-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.commondreams.org/sites/commondreams.org/files/imagecache/news_archive_thumbnail/article_images/krugman_moyers.jpg" alt="[field_image_caption-raw]" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-news_archive_thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-news_archive_thumbnail_default" width="70" height="41" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/18-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:12:58 +0000 jon 104567 at https://www.commondreams.org Obama Decision on Keystone XL Delayed Again https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/18-7 <div class='node-body'><p><span class="image-full" style="width: 540px"><img alt="" border="0" src="/sites/commondreams.org/files/imce-images/delay-a.jpg" style="width: 540px; height: 360px;" title=" Photo: Stephen Melkisethian/cc/flickr" /><span class="caption"> Photo: Stephen Melkisethian/cc/flickr</span></span>The Obama administration has postponed its decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.</p></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-hp-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.commondreams.org/sites/commondreams.org/files/imagecache/news_archive_thumbnail/article_images/delay-0418.jpg" alt="[field_image_caption-raw]" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-news_archive_thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-news_archive_thumbnail_default" width="70" height="39" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/18-7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:08:30 +0000 andrea 104561 at https://www.commondreams.org 58 Killed, More Than 100 Injured After UN Base Attacked in South Sudan https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/18-5 <div class='node-body'><p><span class="image-full" style="width: 540px"><img alt="" border="0" src="/sites/commondreams.org/files/imce-images/64c273f61c2b167b655ec96ea53b128b3dd55aad.jpg" style="width: 540px; height: 419px;" title="The United Nations said Friday at least 58 people were killed and more than 100 others wounded in an attack against one of its bases in South Sudan sheltering thousands of civilians. (Map: Agence France-Presse)" /><span class="caption">The United Nations said Friday at least 58 people were killed and more than 100 others wounded in an attack against one of its bases in South Sudan sheltering thousands of civilians. (Map: Agence France-Presse)</span></span>The United Nations is condemning a violent attack on a peacekeeper&#39;s base in South Sudan on Thursday that&nbsp; left&nbsp; 58 people dead and more than 100 unjured.</p></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-hp-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.commondreams.org/sites/commondreams.org/files/imagecache/news_archive_thumbnail/article_images/ssudan.jpg" alt="[field_image_caption-raw]" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-news_archive_thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-news_archive_thumbnail_default" width="70" height="41" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/18-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:14:04 +0000 jon 104559 at https://www.commondreams.org Experts Warn: US 'on Course to Repeat' BP Gulf Disaster https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/18-4 <div class='node-body'><p><span class="image-full" style="width: 640px"><img alt="" border="0" src="/sites/commondreams.org/files/imce-images/deepwaterablaze-a.jpg" style="width: 640px; height: 430px;" title="BP's Deepwater Horizon rig ablaze on April 21, 2010. (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard)" /><span class="caption">BP's Deepwater Horizon rig ablaze on April 21, 2010. (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard)</span></span>The U.S. is &quot;on a course to repeat our mistakes&quot; and face another oil disaster like BP&rsquo;s Macondo well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, two experts warn.</p></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-hp-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.commondreams.org/sites/commondreams.org/files/imagecache/news_archive_thumbnail/article_images/deepwaterablaze-0418.jpg" alt="[field_image_caption-raw]" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-news_archive_thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-news_archive_thumbnail_default" width="70" height="41" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/18-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:45:12 +0000 andrea 104557 at https://www.commondreams.org Geneva Agreement over Eastern Ukraine May Have Overlooked One Thing: Eastern Ukrainians https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/18-2 <div class='node-body'><p><img alt="" border="0" class="image-full" src="/sites/commondreams.org/files/imce-images/ukraine_bnnr.jpg" style="width: 540px; height: 314px;" title="rmed men, who are wearing black and orange ribbons of St. George - a symbol widely associated with pro-Russian protests in Ukraine, stand guard in front of barricades outside the mayor's office in Slaviansk, April 18, 2014.</p></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-hp-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.commondreams.org/sites/commondreams.org/files/imagecache/news_archive_thumbnail/article_images/ukraine_sm.jpg" alt="[field_image_caption-raw]" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-news_archive_thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-news_archive_thumbnail_default" width="70" height="41" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/18-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:31:18 +0000 jon 104553 at https://www.commondreams.org Wildfires in the Face of Climate Change: Increasing and Intensifying https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/18-3 <div class='node-body'><p><span class="image-full" style="width: 540px"><img alt="" border="0" src="/sites/commondreams.org/files/imce-images/3033666509_804b87d8b4_b.jpg" style="width: 540px; height: 303px;" title="View of the 91 Freeway Fire, California (Via Flickr / Eric Nielson / Creative Commons license)" /><span class="caption">View of the 91 Freeway Fire, California (Via Flickr / Eric Nielson / Creative Commons license)</span></span>Over the past 30 years wildfires have consistently become larger and more frequent in the Western U.S.&mdash;increasing by a rate of seven fires each year, a problem that shows no sign of stopping any time soon, <a href="http://news.agu.org/press-release/more-bigger-wildfires-burning-western-u-s-study-shows/">according to research cond</a></p></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-hp-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.commondreams.org/sites/commondreams.org/files/imagecache/news_archive_thumbnail/article_images/3033666509_804b87d8b4_b.jpg" alt="[field_image_caption-raw]" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-news_archive_thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-news_archive_thumbnail_default" width="70" height="39" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/18-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:02:11 +0000 jacob 104555 at https://www.commondreams.org NYT Slammed for Honoring Israeli Govt Gag Orders https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/18-6 <div class='node-body'><p><span class="image-full" style="width: 540px"><img alt="" border="0" src="/sites/commondreams.org/files/imce-images/news_cropped.jpg" style="width: 540px; height: 234px;" title="(Image Courtesy of IL Post)" /><span class="caption">(Image Courtesy of IL Post)</span></span>The <em>New York Times </em>made a rare admission that it submits to Israeli state gag orders, fueling charges from critics that the globally-influential publication plays fast-and-loose with journalistic ethics to give favorable coverage to Israel.</p></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-hp-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.commondreams.org/sites/commondreams.org/files/imagecache/news_archive_thumbnail/article_images/news_image.jpg" alt="[field_image_caption-raw]" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-news_archive_thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-news_archive_thumbnail_default" width="70" height="41" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/18-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:32:46 +0000 Sarah Lazare 104560 at https://www.commondreams.org 7.5 Earthquake Strikes Southern Mexico https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/18-1 <div class='node-body'><p>A powerful earthquake rattled Southern Mexico Friday morning, sending people scrambling into the streets in populated areas such as Mexico City. There were no early reports of major damage.<span class="image-right" style="width: 350px"><img alt="" border="0" src="/sites/commondreams.org/files/imce-images/blg13eaccaeridd.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 405px;" title=" U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)" /><span class="caption"> U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)</span></span></p></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-hp-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="https://www.commondreams.org/sites/commondreams.org/files/imagecache/news_archive_thumbnail/article_images/blg13eaccaeridd.jpg" alt="[field_image_caption-raw]" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-news_archive_thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-news_archive_thumbnail_default" width="70" height="40" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/18-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:14:47 +0000 jacob 104550 at https://www.commondreams.org