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Headlines - February, 2013

Thursday February 28, 2013

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Manning: Before Wikileaks, Leaked Docs Offered to NYT, WaPo
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'Not Enough': Critics say Obama's $9 Minimum Wage Too Small
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After GOP Version Defeated, House Passes Violence Against Women Act
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Unequal Internet Access "Widening the Gap" Between Rich and Poor Students
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Despite Warning for Women, WHO Report on Fukushima Slammed as 'PR Spin'
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Revealed: British Citizens Stripped of Status Then Targeted For Killing
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A Drilling Dream Deferred: Shell Suspends Arctic Drilling Program
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Bankers Cry as EU Deal Aims to Cap Bonuses for Financial Industry
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'Fracklash': Colorado Governor Threatens to Sue Over Fracking Bans
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What's Causing Explosion in Type 2 Diabetes? Sugar, Says New Study
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1,000 Gallons of Radioactive Sludge May Be Leaking a Year From Hanford: Governor

Wednesday February 27, 2013

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In Blind Poll, Republicans Choose Progressive Budget Solutions Over Their Own Party's
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Wealth Gap in US Between Blacks and Whites Tripled Since Reagan
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Study: Over 100 Million Americans Drinking 'Toxic Trash' Water
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Justice Scalia Calls Voting Rights Act a 'Perpetuation of Racial Entitlement'
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Stéphane Hessel, 'Combatant for Justice and Freedom' and Inspiration for Indignados, Dead at 95
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EU Slams Israeli Settlements, Urges Sanctions in New Report
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ALEC-Backed Laws Promote Controversial Charter Schools
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US Ponders Escalated Involvement in Syria's Civil War
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US Judge Labels Anti-Whaling Activists 'Pirates'
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After Unprecedented Fight, Hagel Confirmed as Obama’s Pentagon Chief

Tuesday February 26, 2013

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Big Winner in Italian Election? The Five Star Movement
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'Collusion With Austerity' Will Sink Obama, say Progressives
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Manning's Right to a Speedy Trial Not Violated After 1,000 Days, Judge Rules
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In 'Disturbing Decision' Supreme Court Rejects Challenge of Dragnet Surveillance of Americans
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Oxfam: World's Largest Food Companies Creating Legacy of Destruction
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BP Trial Shows 'Culture of Greed' Led to Deepwater's 'Well from Hell'
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New Study Finds Connection Between 'Hotter Planet' and 'Extreme Weather'
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Gains of Civil Rights Era Threatened as 'Voting Rights Act' Goes Before Supreme Court
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'Department of Peacebuilding' Aims to Fight US 'Culture of Violence'
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Stop Owlcatraz!: Students Push to Stop Prison Corporation from Naming Stadium
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The Drone War Doctrine We Still Know Nothing About

Monday February 25, 2013

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The 'Land of 10,000 Lakes' Is Running Dry
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Obama Urged to Heed Warnings of 'Palestine on Fire'
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'Make BP Pay!': Gulf Residents Decry Oil Giant as 'Deepwater Horizon' Trial Opens
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Victory for Climate, Public Health: US Coal Giant to Shut Down Three Plants
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Heat and Loss: How a Hotter Planet Will Destroy Jobs
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United Arab Emirates Stocks Up on Nearly $200 Million in US Drones
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Former Press Secretary Offers PR Advice for Obama Drone Program
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New Campaign Aims to Halt Rise of 'Killer Robots'
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Five Hungry Men Feed Palestinian Resolve

Sunday February 24, 2013

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Afghan President: US Military Torturing, Murdering Innocent Civilians
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Autopsy: Palestinian Prisoner Died of 'Extreme Torture' in Israeli Custody

Saturday February 23, 2013

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#23F: Citizens' Tide of Austerity Protests Swamps Spain
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Now Six - Not One - Hanford Tanks Leaking Radioactive Waste

Friday February 22, 2013

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'Morally Abhorrent' Censorship of Torture at Gitmo Trials Challenged
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Stripped of 'Country of Origin' Label, US Agrees to Sell Tear Gas to Egypt
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In Ancient Caves, Evidence Shows Small Uptick in Temps Could Spell 'Massive' Permafrost Melt
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Bradley Manning: 1,000 Days in Detention and Secrecy Still Reigns
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Obama's Possible Frack-Friendly Energy Plan a 'Nail in the Coffin' for Climate
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Rebuking Harper Agenda, Toronto Becomes 'Sanctuary City'
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Blackwater Off the Hook Again in Plea Deal With Bush-Appointed Judge
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With Little More Than a Note, Obama Deploys US Troops To Niger
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Despite Right-Wing Opposition, Hagel Looks Set for Confirmation

Thursday February 21, 2013

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Investigation Finds High-Class, Crisis-Peddling 'Astroturf Supergroup' Behind 'Fix the Debt' Campaign
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UN: No Compensation for Cholera UN Caused in Haiti
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Stirring International Tensions, Israel Green-Lights Oil Drilling in Occupied Syrian Territory
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Obama Maneuvers to Keep Kill List Memos Permanently Secret
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US 'Interrogation Center' Proposed at Yale Comes Under Fire
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US Government Conflates Media Outlet Wikileaks with Cyber-Criminals and 'Hacktivists'
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In India, 100 Million Workers Strike Against Privatization and Anti-Labor Laws
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Senator Lindsey Graham on Drones: "We've killed 4,700"
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Hottest, Most Extreme Year Ever Saw 'Most Anti-Environmental House in History'
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Virginia Lawmakers Approve Strict Voter ID Bill

Wednesday February 20, 2013

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New Campaign Finance Case Has 'Potentially Disastrous' Impact for Wealthy to Buy 'Access and Influence'
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Keystone XL Exec: To Support Dirty Tar Sands Is To Support 'American Values'
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Oscar Nominated Palestinian Filmmaker Detained at Los Angeles Airport
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'Social Explosion Near' as Greeks Denounce Austerity
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Fort Collins, Colorado Poised to Ban Fracking
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Reports: Shale Gas Bubble Looms, Aided by Wall Street
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Monsanto Receives Warm Reception in High Court
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Radioactive Sludge Continues to Leak at Nuclear Site, Posing 'Unacceptable Threat'
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Condemned Man Receives Stay of Execution Half Hour Before Lethal Injection
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Widespread Austerity Protests Push Bulgarian Government to Resign
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Bills to Label Genetically Engineered Foods Introduced in Illinois and Iowa

Tuesday February 19, 2013

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Who Can Own Life? Farmer vs. Monsanto Before US High Court
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'Some Cuts Don't Heal!' Simpson-Bowles Face Protest for Attack on Medicare, Social Security
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Protest Shuts Down Fracking Wastewater Facility
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UN Urges Against Folly of Arctic Race for Resources
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Madeline Albright on Morality and War: 'Drones Very Effective'
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UN, WHO Panel Calls Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals a 'Global Threat'
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'You Profit, We Pay': Greenpeace Launches Global Campaign Against Nuclear Industry
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800 Palestinian Prisoners in 24-Hour Solidarity Hunger Strike
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Afghan Civilians Bear Brunt of Death, Injury as US War Continues
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'Prison is the New Poverty Trap'
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As Mali Forces Are Accused of Torture, US Pledges Increased Funding
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Bolivia Nationalizes Its Three Main Airports
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Ailing Hugo Chavez Returns to Venezuela

Monday February 18, 2013

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Industrial Ag Triggers Devastating 'Web' of Pollution
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Thousands Protest 'Israeli Occupation Prisons' as Hunger Strikers Press On
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Georgia Prepares for 'Another Grotesque and Unjust Execution'
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Sea Shepherd Continues High Seas Standoff After Whalers Attack
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Obama to Receive 'Medal of Distinction' in Israel
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Victory of Ecuadorian President Correa Hailed as 'Clear Mandate' to Continue Progressive Push
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Bulgarian Revelations Explode Hezbollah Bombing “Hypothesis”
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Arms Producers Turning to 'Cybersecurity': Report

Sunday February 17, 2013

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Thousands Converge: Demand Action from Obama to Avoid 'Climate Disaster'
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Guantánamo Trials Plunged into Deeper Discord as Confidence in Court Wanes
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Spanish Doctors, Nurses March Against 'Pillage' of Privatization, Austerity
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After 15 Years in Solitary Confinement, Prisoner Challenges 'Severe Psychological Trauma'

Saturday February 16, 2013

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'Forward' on Fracking? Obama Scientist Makes Industry-Friendly Push for Gas Drilling Bonanza
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Nuclear Dump in Washington Leaking Radioactive Waste
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Zapatistas Break Silence to Slam Mexico Elite
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Climate Change Added to US Government “High Risk” List

Friday February 15, 2013

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Scientists Confirm: Arctic Sea Ice 'Collapse' at Our Door
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'Let Us Not Be Deceived': Cornel West Names Obama as 'War Criminal'
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Environmental Activists Pose Security Threat: Canadian Government
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Abzocker! Taking the Lead Against Corporate Excess, Swiss to Vote on 'Fat Cat' Pay
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Drones Across US Skies Closer to Reality
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Facebook: Over $1 Billion in Profits, $0 in Taxes in 2012
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Sen. Warren Slams Regulators for Failure to Prosecute Big Banks
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20,000 Pound Meteor Explodes over Russia, Injuring Hundreds
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Image of Two Gaza Children Killed in Israeli Attack Wins World Press Photo Prize
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Habitat Loss and Changing Climate Driving Reptiles to Extinction
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Thawing Permafrost May Be “Huge Factor” in Global Warming
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Investigation Reveals How Charter Schools Betray Promises of "Equal Access"
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Four States Introduce Keystone XL Resolutions, Lifting Language from ALEC and TransCanada Itself

Thursday February 14, 2013

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Desmond Tutu Blasts US Drones: American or Not, All Victims Are Human
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'Carbon Fee & Dividend' Bill Introduced to Battle 'Planetary Emergency' of Climate Change
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Scientists: US Must Act Now Against 'Dangers' of Toxic Plastics
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Around the World, A 'Billion Rise' to Fight Violence Against Women and Girls
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Media Silence Criticized as Palestinian Hunger Strikers Verge on Death
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US Among World Government's Repressing Journalistic Freedoms
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Coalition Pushes Legislature to Restore Cuts to Women’s Health Services
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Protests Mark Anniversary of Bahraini Uprising as US Continues to Turn 'Blind Eye'
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GOP Rep. Renews Push to Privatize Amtrak
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At Least 20 CIA 'Black Site' Prisoners Still Missing
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Big Corporations Put Up Seed Funding for Republican Dark Money Group

Wednesday February 13, 2013

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Corporatizing Seeds of the Commons: Patents Enabling BigAg Control
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Nearly 50 Climate Activists Arrested Outside Obama's White House
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'Stop the Deportations': Protesters Call for Immigrant Rights at Senate Hearing
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Five Afghan Children Among Ten Civilians Killed in NATO/US Drone Attack
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Progressive Grassroots Coalition Takes on 'Fix The Debt' Fraud
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Hidden Microphones Exposed in Gitmo Pre-Trials
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Ex-Italian Intel Chief Sentenced for CIA Kidnapping
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Vital Gaza Tunnels Flooded by Egyptian Forces
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Former Maldives President Nasheed Takes Refuge at Indian Embassy
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Women Promise Revolt over GOP Stance on Violence Against Women Act
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Égalité: French Lawmakers Back Gay Marriage Bill

Tuesday February 12, 2013

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2013 State of the Union: Progressives React Live
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Weeks After Smashing Into Pristine Coral Reef, Efforts to Salvage US Navy Ship Thwarted
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Local Fracking Bans Under Attack in NY
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Iran: All Nuclear Weapons Must Be Destroyed
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On Climate, A Call for Obama to Speak Forcefully and Act Urgently
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New Report Urges Research Into Environmental Causes of Breast Cancer
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Atomic Tremor: North Korea Confirms Nuclear Detonation
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Egypt's Police Speak Out, Rejecting Role as 'Tool of Oppression'
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After Latest Setback, Shell Told to 'Pull the Plug' on Arctic Drilling
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In Support of Bradley Manning, Icelandic MP Risks Arrest with Upcoming US Visit
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UN’s Water Agenda at Risk of Being Hijacked by Big Business
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Hamas Gags Civil Liberties in Gaza
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US Environment Agency Releases First Climate Adaptation Plan

Monday February 11, 2013

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At Cornell and Tufts, Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign Gains Ground
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Worse Than Obama's Kill List? American Support for It
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NY Fracking Scandal: Seven Groups Demand Conflict of Interest Investigation of Cuomo Administration
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Investigation Confirms Rampant Torture in Afghan Prisons
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Israel Approves Hundreds of Illegal Settlement Homes Ahead of Obama Visit
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Docs Reveal World's Most Biodiverse National Park Targeted by Gas Company
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Bhutan Set to Plough Lone Furrow as World's First Wholly Organic Country

Sunday February 10, 2013

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'Future of Food at Stake' as Indiana Farmer Takes Monsanto to Top Court
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Israel Goods Boycott Movement Rises
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Thousands March to 'Lift the Burden' of Austerity in Ireland
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Seeking Salvation, 30 Million Hindus Bathe in Ganges River

Saturday February 9, 2013

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Israeli Army Raids Palestinian Tent Village, Dispersing Hundreds
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"Slam Dunk" Blizzard Buries Northeast US
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US Pulls Plug on Iran Cable News
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Obama to Downsize US Nuclear Arsenal
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In a Major Privacy Victory, Seattle Mayor Orders Police to Dismantle Its Drone Program After Protests

Friday February 8, 2013

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States Take On GMOs in Battle Over Labeling
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Northeast US Braces for Historic Storm
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Study Finds 80% of All Antibiotics in US Used for Big-Ag
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50,000 Tunisians Mourn Slayed Opposition Leader
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Polio Workers Gunned Down in Nigeria
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Critics: 'Doublespeak' and 'Pure Show' at Brennan's Confirmation Hearing
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Clashes Erupt in Eypt as Thousands Call for 'Downfall of Regime'
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North Dakota Senate Passes Measure Threatening Abortion Access

Thursday February 7, 2013

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Poll: Westerners Want to Keep Drilling Off Public Lands
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Opening Message at Brennan Hearing: 'Stop CIA Murder'
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EU Bans Animal Testing in Cosmetics
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Obama to Give Congress Memo for US Citizens on 'Kill List'
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Tunisia in 'State of Siege' Following Opposition Killing
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Draft Arctic Oil Spill Agreement 'Totally Inadequate'
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Justice Dept. Argues Appeal of NDAA Ruling
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TransCanada CEO Meeting With State Dept. Official

Wednesday February 6, 2013

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Seattle Teachers Spark Rebuke of School Standardization and Privatization
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Lawmakers Ramp Up Pressure on Obama, Brennan to Come Clean Over Drones
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The Long, Slow Goodbye: USPS Proposes Shuttering Saturday Delivery
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Update: Tunisia to Dissolve Government After Assassination, Day of Mass Protests
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Lake Michigan Water Level at Record Low
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Minnesota's Moose in 'Precipitous' Decline
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US Expands Sanctions on Iran
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Ed Rendell Intervened For Oil Company to Stop EPA Contamination Case Against Range Resources
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CIA Using Base in Saudi Arabia to Launch Drone Attacks in Yemen

Tuesday February 5, 2013

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'Kill List' Document Outlines When US Can Target Its Own Citizens in Drone Strikes
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Globalizing Torture: Report Reveals International Rendition Ring
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Pakistan Ambassador: US Drone Strikes Are A 'Red Line'
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Nation's Largest Nurses Union Joins Chorus Saying: 'No Keystone XL'
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Seattle Teachers Lead Day of Action Against Standardized Tests
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Rights Lawyers Sue NYPD Over 'Widespread and Intense' Surveillance of Muslims
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UK Lawmakers to Vote on Gay Marriage
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US Prison Population Seeing 'Unprecedented Increase'

Monday February 4, 2013

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NY Governor Proposes Post-Sandy Conservation Over Reconstruction
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Ron Paul Stirs Up Right Wing With Tweet About 'American Sniper'
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Hundreds Rally in NY: 'Not One Fracking Well'
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Obama Granted Sweeping Power in 'Secret' Cyber-Wars
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Report: Japanese Whaling 'Dead in the Water' Without Millions in Subsidies
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Oklahoma Woman Locks Her Neck to Keystone XL Construction Equipment

Sunday February 3, 2013

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Defense Secretary Panetta, Gen. Dempsey: 'We're Not Leaving Afghanistan in 2014'
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Damage From US Navy Ship to Pristine Reef Far Worse Than Estimated

Saturday February 2, 2013

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Blowback From US Drone Strikes on Pakistan Leaves 10 Civilians Dead
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It’s All About Israel
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Egypt: Protester Fury After Video of Police Brutality

Friday February 1, 2013

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Judge Furious Over Mysterious Censors at Guantanamo Bay Trials
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Rebuking Austerity, Americans Say: Strengthen Social Security
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With Keystone XL in Limelight, Enbridge Plans 'Aggressive' Pipeline Push
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Obama Administration Compromise Would Implement No-Cost Birth Control
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Live: Egypt Protesters Clash with Police at President Morsi's Palace
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Ex-Gitmo Prosecutor: Obama's Drone Surge as Damaging as Bush Torture Program
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'Just the Beginning': US Drought Kills Hundreds of Thousands of Trees
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US Embassy Target of Suicide Bombing in Turkey
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Renewed International Fight to Prevent Nuclear Detonation Doomsday
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Australia Lodges Complaint After Japan Whalers Confront Sea Shepherd Activists

February 2013