News for 2011-10-07

Friday, October 7, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] People-Powered Testimony Against Keystone XL Tar Sands
Supported by hundreds of people who believe that the American people don’t need to destroy the planet in order to prosper, dozens spoke up against the construction of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline at a State Department hearing today. Speakers concerned by the threat tar sands oil poses to our...
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[field_image_caption-raw] While Wall Street Quakes, Greece’s Fire Still Burns Bright
While we may be inspired to see a leaderless mass movement finally crystallizing in U.S. cities , the American occupations still can't hold a candle to the fire raging across Greece.
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[title] Occupy Wall Street: 'Right Here All Over'
A new angle on Occupy Wall Street reveals the strong micro community that has formed there:
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[title] Voices from Occupy Wall Street: 'We're Fighting for a Society Where Everybody is Important'
A video short by Grounded TV, covering voices from the Occupy Wall St march in New York City on October 5th. Grounded TV will continue putting out daily short videos on the network, and one large documentary down the road.
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[field_image_caption-raw] A Danger Room Exclusive: Computer Virus Hits US Drone Fleet
A computer virus has infected the cockpits of America’s Predator and Reaper drones, logging pilots’ every keystroke as they remotely fly missions over Afghanistan and other warzones.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Occupy Wall St, The Start of a New Protest Era?
NEW YORK - When Paul Friedman met the rag-tag youth camped out near Wall Street to protest inequality in the American economy, he felt he was witnessing the start of a protest movement not seen in America since the 1960s. And Friedman should know. The 64-year-old was a student organizer during the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Panetta Shines Some Light -- But Not Much -- with Casual Asides about CIA’s Secret Drone Program
NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy — There was a time when U.S. officials wouldn’t breathe a word about the CIA’s clandestine use of Predator drones. Now it seems that the veil is lifting, at least a bit. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta — a former CIA director — is occasionally weaving the CIA’s...
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Debate on Haqqani: Military or Political Solution?
WASHINGTON - Dissension over Adm. Mike Mullen's accusation that the Haqqani network of Afghan insurgents is a "veritable arm" of Pakistan's intelligence agency and the revelation that a U.S. official met with a Haqqani official have provided new evidence of a long-simmering struggle within the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Eric Cantor Condemns Occupy Wall Street 'Mobs': They're 'Pitting Americans Against Americans'
WASHINGTON - Top House GOP leaders assured attendees at the 2011 Values Voter Summit Friday morning that despite all the attention on fixing the nation's economy, they remain committed to pushing the priorities of social conservatives, including defunding Planned Parenthood and defending the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Coordinated Attacks in Afghanistan Hit US Sites
FORWARD OPERATING BASE TILLMAN, Afghanistan — Insurgents attacked four American outposts simultaneously near the border with Pakistan on Friday, striking the positions with multiple rockets and, at one base, a suicide bomber who exploded his vehicle near one of the base’s walls. The coordinated...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Final Keystone XL Pipeline Hearing Sees Show of Force from Both Sides
Environmental groups and the oil industry will square off in their final public showdown on Friday before Barack Obama renders a decision on a controversial pipeline carrying crude from the Alberta tar sands to refineries in Texas. The encounter promises to be contentious, with one activist Whit...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Demonstrators Protest Wars, Wall Street in Nation's Capital
WASHINGTON — A sun-soaked noon rally within blocks of the White House brought out hundreds of protesters Thursday to mark the 10th anniversary of the Afghanistan War. On Freedom Square, sign-carrying demonstrators banged drums, sang and cheered a series of fiery speeches by anti-war activists, who...
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[title] Unions Unify Occupy Wall Street
[thumbnail: Mat McDermott]
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[field_image_caption-raw] Nobel Peace Prize Honors African, Arab Women
Declaring women's rights vital for world peace, the Nobel Committee awarded its annual Peace Prize on Friday to three indomitable campaigners against war and oppression -- a Yemeni and two Liberians, including that country's president.
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Had 'Frighteningly Simplistic' View of Afghanistan, says McChrystal
One of America's most celebrated generals has issued a harsh indictment of his country's campaign in Afghanistan on the 10th anniversary of the invasion to topple the Taliban. The US began the war with a "frighteningly simplistic" view of Afghanistan, the retired general Stanley McChrystal said,...
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