News for 2012-02-24

Friday, February 24, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Russian PM Warns of Western 'Regime Change' in Iran
The Russian prime minister, Vladimir Putin, said the West's focus on Iran's nuclear program was a cover for western attempts to oust the clerical regime in Tehran, and implied he would use Russia's own military and political strength to avert a course it deems dangerous. "Under the guise of trying...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Anonymous' Targets Private Prison System in Latest Hack
The international private prison corporation, GEO Group, Inc., was targeted today by the hacktivist group Anonymous. Anonymous used the takeover of GEO's website to post a statement saying its hack was part of the group's "ongoing efforts to dismantle the prison industrial complex."
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[field_image_caption-raw] Global Day of Action: Occupy Our Food Supply
An alliance of Occupy groups, environmental and food justice organizations have called for a global day of action on February 27 to resist corporate control of our food system and to work towards a healthy food supply for all. Occupy Our Food Supply is a call facilitated by Rainforest Action...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Postal Service Cuts a Path to Privatization, say Critics
A US Postal Service plan announced Thursday to cut nearly 35,000 jobs and close nearly half of its regional processing centers will be disastrous for the US public and will lead to further privatization of the parcel delivery industry, say critics.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Monsanto Reaches 'Agent Orange' Settlement With US Victims
Reports indicate that Monsanto has reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit brought by US residents who say they were poisoned by chemicals used in the manufacturing of the Agent Orange in their town of Nitro, West Virginia. The Guardian reports :
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[field_image_caption-raw] Green Group Sues State Department for Not Disclosing Tar Sands Pipeline Lobbyists’ Communications
Environmental group Friends of the Earth , represented by Earthjustice, sued the State Department yesterday to gain access to communications between the department and lobbyists who pushed for approval of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The group explains :
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[field_image_caption-raw] Outrage Fuels Continued Protest in Afghanistan
Afghan citizens took to the streets again on Friday, making it the fourth day of protests following evidence that US officials had burned Korans at the Bagram airfield base outside of Kabul. Deaths were again reported in clashes between outraged Afghans and security forces. The Irish Times reports :
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[field_image_caption-raw] Number of Children Living Amid Poverty Has Surged This Decade: Study
Nearly 8 million children in the United States were living in high-poverty areas in 2010—about 1.6 million more than there were just ten years ago—according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private charitable organization whose primary mission is to foster public policies that...
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[title] On the Brink: Fiscal Austerity Threatens a Global Recession
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