News for 2011-03-02

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] Wikileaks: Bradley Manning Faces 22 New Charges, Possible Death Penalty
WASHINGTON — Following an intensive seven-month investigation, the Army on Wednesday filed 22 additional charges against Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused of illegally downloading tens of thousands of classified U.S. military and State Department documents that were then publicly released by WikiLeaks...
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[field_image_caption-raw] NATO Allies Debate Libya Military Option
BRUSSELS — As US warships entered the Mediterranean Wednesday, NATO allies were divided on whether to use military might in Libya while Moamer Kadhafi warned that any Western foray would leave thousands dead. The United States and Britain have raised the possibility of creating a no-fly zone to...
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Spy Bloggers Not ‘Friending’ U.S. Targets, Centcom Says
The U.S. Central Command says its new “ Persona ” social media "infiltration" software is designed to cozy up to extremist bloggers overseas, not law-abiding Americans chatting on Facebook or similar sites.
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[title] Liberated Libya Rejects US Intervention
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[field_image_caption-raw] Untreated Radioactive Wastewater from Hydrofracking Dumped in Rivers, Stream
Newly disclosed figures show wastewater produced from the natural gas drilling practice of hydrofracking has contained radioactivity and other contaminants at levels far exceeding federal limits. According to the New York Times , internal government documents show at least 15 wells produced...
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Supports War Crimes Tribunal for First Time
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. resolution imposing tough sanctions against Libya marked the first time that the United States has given its support to the International Criminal Court and signified a remarkable turnaround, though it includes a key exemption demanded by the Obama administration.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Panic on Borders as Chaos Engulfs Libya
The Libyans watched from an open window of the immigration post, leaning out to see the 20,000 fleeing Egyptian, Bangladeshi, Chinese and Iranian workers heaped up against the border wall. They seemed quite unconcerned, shirt-sleeves rolled up, moving to a window closer to this crowd. Already up to...
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[title] Exploring 'The Economics of Happiness'
Helena Norberg-Hodge speaks with Dylan Ratigan about her new documentary film, The Economics of Happiness :
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[field_image_caption-raw] Pro-Peace Jewish Lobby Group Urges Obama to Seize Moment
WASHINGTON - J Street, the Washington-based "Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace" advocacy group, drew a large crowd to its annual conference this year despite criticism over its controversial calls for the Barack Obama administration not to veto a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlement...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Extreme Winter Weather Linked to Climate Change
WASHINGTON - This winter's heavy snowfalls and other extreme storms could well be related to increased moisture in the air due to global climate change, a panel of scientists said on Tuesday. This extra moisture is likely to bring on extraordinary flooding with the onset of spring in the Northern...
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[title] Michael Moore: People Still Have the Power
"This is a movement that is not going to stop," says filmmaker Michael Moore of the uprising in Madison, Wisconsin (and across the country--all 50 states held solidarity rallies this weekend). "I knew sooner or later people would say they've had enough."
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[field_image_caption-raw] Wisconsin’s Key Task: Spreading Spirit of Madison Beyond Capital
Last Saturday in Madison, Wis., more than 100,000 pro-union protesters challenged Gov. Scott Walker's ambition to crush public-sector unions here and across the nation. It was surely the largest pro-labor demonstration in the state's history, topping the 55,000-70,000 who gathered the previous...
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