News for 2011-04-01

Friday, April 1, 2011
[title] Jeremy Scahill: The Obama Doctrine Is No Different Than Bush's
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[title] Cornel West and the Fight Against Injustice
How do we fight social injustice when so many seem to have lost hope? According to provocative intellectual Cornel West the answer is simple - love. On Monday's Riz Khan we speak to the bestselling author who argues that we are living in "catastophic, catatonic, and catalytic" times but we must...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Liberals Among Fiercest Libya Critics
As President Obama struggles to sell a contentious Libya strategy to a skeptical Congress, Capitol Hill's most liberal voices have emerged as some of the fiercest critics.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Exposed: The US-Saudi Libya deal
You invade Bahrain. We take out Muammar Gaddafi in Libya. This, in short, is the essence of a deal struck between the Barack Obama administration and the House of Saud.
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[field_image_caption-raw] States Have Ultimate Say on Keystone Pipeline's Route, Federal Memo Suggests
WASHINGTON—For close to a year, Nebraska activists have hounded their state elected officials to act on behalf of constituents feeling threatened by a Canadian company's proposal to construct a controversial tar sands oil pipeline. But most state legislators have repeatedly shooed them away,...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Union-Bashing Brings Backlash as Polls Reflect Most Support Labor Rights
An unexpected effect of the war on unions by several Republican governors has been a sympathy backlash among voters. By ratios of about two to one, respondents told pollsters that public-sector workers should not lose their rights to unionize. A slightly smaller majority didn’t want government...
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[field_image_caption-raw] UN Staff Killed in Afghanistan Amid Protests over Qur'an Burning
The UN mission in Afghanistan has been thrown into a deep crisis after a furious mob of protesters killed and wounded a number of its staff in one of the country's most peaceful cities. One police source in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif claimed at least eight foreign UN employees were killed...
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[title] Arming Libya's Rebels: Overdue Idea or 'Disaster in the Making'?
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that the U.S. has not yet decided whether to send weapons to Libya's struggling opposition movement. Jim Lehrer discusses the arms issue with the Institute for Policy Studies' Emira Woods and Mansour El-Kikhia of the University of Texas at San...
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Panel Votes Against More Food Dye Labeling
A panel of experts on Thursday narrowly voted against urging the US government to add warnings to food dye labels, but did recommend further study into alleged links to hyperactivity in children. The US Food and Drug Administration, which took up the controversial issue after appeals from a leading...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Having A Job May Not Be Enough To Make Ends Meet
The nation's unemployment rate dipped slightly in March to 8.8 percent, as the economy added more than 200,000 jobs during the month. But despite the improvement, a new report says millions of Americans are struggling to make ends meet, and we're talking about people who have jobs.
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[field_image_caption-raw] The Impunity of the Roberts Court
John Thompson served 18 years in prison, 14 of them on death row, for a murder and an armed robbery he did not commit. The prosecution's case had been a house of cards: Thompson did not match the eyewitness description originally given of the murderer (although the most crucial witness against him...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Revealed: Gaddafi Envoy in Britain for Secret Talks
Colonel Gaddafi's regime has sent one of its most trusted envoys to London for confidential talks with British officials, the Guardian can reveal.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Egyptians try to 'Save the Revolution' as Signs of Repression Return
CAIRO, Egypt — In the two chaotic months since the revolution that toppled president Hosni Mubarak began, Egyptians have desperately longed for the return of some semblance of stability. They got some of what they wanted late last month when Egypt’s battered stock market finally reopened to gains...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Crews 'Facing 100-Year Battle' at Fukushima
A nuclear expert has warned that it might be 100 years before melting fuel rods can be safely removed from Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant. The warning came as levels of radioactive iodine flushed into the sea near the plant spiked to a new high and the Wall Street Journal said it had obtained...
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[title] Vermont to Improve Health Reform With Single Payer Plan
["Vermont Can Lead the Way" photo by Jobs with Justice]
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