News for 2011-04-22

Friday, April 22, 2011
The Regimes are Rallying Their Forces. Is the Tide Turning Against Arab Freedom?
Is a counter-revolutionary tide beginning to favour the "strongmen" of the Arab world, whose regimes appeared a couple of months ago to be faltering under the impact of the Arab Awakening?
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[field_image_caption-raw] As Offshoring Continues, US Public Peeved at "Free Market"
Many Americans increasingly feel like a trap door has suddenly dropped them into economic quicksand, with major corporations and their government allies pulling them further away from the middle-class security they once had.
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[title] Mark Hertsgaard on Surviving Generation Hot & Still Not Getting the Message on Nuclear Power
Global climate change isn't an if anymore, it's a when, according to journalist Mark Hertsgaard. The planet is going to get warmer, and Hertsgaard says that only the "climate crooks and climate cranks" are still in the denial business. But legislation is stalled in Congress because those very same...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Martelly-Clinton Seal Deal for Next Wave of Disaster Capitalism in Haiti
WASHINGTON - Miles from his island nation's earthquake-ravaged capital city Port-au-Prince, Haitian president elect Michel Martelly exchanged warm handshakes and heartfelt promises with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Washington Wednesday, just prior to the formal announcement of the pop star...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Pennsylvania: The 'Ground Zero' of the US Shale Gas Drilling Boom
Last June, Tony Zaffuto arrived at his fieldstone cabin in the forested hills of Pennsylvania's SB Elliott state park to find a notice pinned on the front door: "Danger. Do not occupy dwelling".
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Disappointed' Supporters Greet Obama in California
LOS ANGELES – Hundreds of protesters, mostly Hispanics demanding immigration reform, gathered to vent their disappointment with US President Barack Obama as he visited California. Many of the activists said they were Obama supporters but felt let down by the slow pace of the change he promised in...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Activists Occupy Oil Rig in Fight to Prevent Arctic Drilling
The fight to stop the global oil industry exploring the pristine deep waters of the Arctic has been dubbed the new cold war, and early on Friday it escalated as environmental activists from 12 countries occupied the world's second largest rig on its way from Turkey to Greenland to drill among the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Terminators to Tripoli
On Thursday, Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced the next stage of the most important military invasion of the 21 st century. It isn't the invasion of Iraq, Afghanistan, or Libya. It's the invasion of warfare by unmanned vehicles .
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[field_image_caption-raw] Earth Day Network Aims for Billion Acts of Green
WASHINGTON - Earth Day Network and Facebook are collaborating to engage people worldwide in environmental action through the Billion Acts of Green campaign. The two organizations have created a new application to motivate people to reduce their impact on the environment.
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Missiles Kill 25 People in Pakistan Tribal Area
At least four missiles fired by two suspected US drone aircraft hit a house in Pakistan's tribal region of North Waziristan on the Afghan border on Friday, Pakistani intelligence officials say. At least 25 people were killed in the drone strike, which targeted what one Pakistani official termed a "...
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[title] 'The People's Budget'
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