News for 2011-05-13

Friday, May 13, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] World in the Throes of a Human Rights Revolution, Says Amnesty
UNITED NATIONS - The growing demands for democratic reforms spreading across the Middle East and North Africa - along with the dramatic rise of social media networks - have triggered "a human rights revolution on the threshold of a historic change", says Amnesty International (AI). "People are...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Has the Peach State Become the Prison State?: Georgia's New Penal Profiteering Approach to Immigration
Will the Peach State now become the Prison State? When Gov. Nathan Deal signed his state’s punitive HB 87 immigration law at noon today, Georgia took Arizona’s place on the nation’s fast track to penal profiteering from immigration crackdowns.
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Corporate Demands, Federal ‘Reform,’ Keep Shifting Healthcare Costs to Workers
Despite its $14.2 billion in profits last year untouched by federal income taxes, General Electric is now demanding that its unionized workers accept a new high-deductible “Health Choice” health savings account plan.
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Middle Class Disappearing Into Abyss?
As America's joblessness and poverty remain at a peak, RT's Anastasia Churkina delves deep into the sorrows of the country's middle class to find out if its future is doomed.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Yemen's Saleh Rejects US Calls for Quick Transition
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh vowed on Friday to stay on and defend his people "by all means" after the US insisted he agree to a transition plan "now" and end months of political violence. "We will defend ourselves with all our forces and by all means," he told large crowds of loyalists in...
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[title] Associate of Bradley Manning Sues Dept. of Homeland Security for 4th Amendment Violations
On May 13, 2011, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Massachusetts filed a lawsuit in the U.S. district Court for the District of Massachusetts challenging the suspicionless search and seizure of electronics and personal data belonging to David House, a computer programmer and U.S...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Gingrich Feels the Heat for Appearing in Global Warming Ad With Pelosi
Every presidential candidate is going to come into the 2012 race with baggage. But Newt Gingrich has what, for primary voters, could be a doozy in his closet -- three years ago, he cut an ad with Nancy Pelosi for Al Gore's climate change group.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Plan to Flood Fukushima Reactor Could Cause New Blast, Experts Warn
Experts have warned of a potentially dangerous radiation leak if Japan proceeds with plans to flood a damaged reactor containment vessel at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The facility's operator has admitted uranium fuel rods in the No 1 reactor partially melted after being fully exposed...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Radiation Found in Seaweed Near Crippled Japan Plant
TOKYO - Seaweed collected from the coast near Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant and sewage in Tokyo have shown elevated levels of radiation, according to data released by an environmental group and government officials on Friday. The findings, released separately by Greenpeace and...
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[title] Is Assassination Justice?
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[field_image_caption-raw] Problems Cited With Nuclear Backup Power
Nuclear plant emergency generators like those that failed in Japan following the March earthquake and tsunami also failed during tests at the Seabrook Station in New Hampshire and 32 other US plants in the past eight years, according to a report by US Representative Edward J. Markey’s office.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Scores Die in Pakistan Bombings
A twin bomb attack near Pakistan's northwestern city of Charsadda has killed 80 people, most of them police cadets, in the largest attack in the country since the killing of Osama bin Laden by the US. US special forces flew in from Afghanistan to find and kill bin Laden at his hideout in a northern...
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