News for 2012-03-18

Sunday, March 18, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Executives from Chevron, Transocean Held in Brazil
Brazil has barred 17 executives from Chevron and Transocean from leaving the country while an investigation over charges for an oil spill is underway. A Brazilian federal judge has required the executives to submit their passports to police within 24 hours. Chevron is facing a lawsuit over an oil...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Police Crackdown, Arrests at Occupy's Six-Month Anniversary
The Occupy movement gathered in Liberty Plaza (Zuccotti Park) in New York yesterday to mark six months since the movement began. Police responded to the peaceful gathering with arrests and beatings. "This is our spring offensive. People think the Occupy movement has gone away. It's important for...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Blood Money: US Well-Practiced in 'Apologizing for Carnage'
Media reports in the days since the massacre of 16 civilians in Aghanistan have indirectly shed light on the callous realities of warfare: that the military has quantified the price of a life and believes that death can be compensated with blood money, and that the U.S. has "had a lot of practice...
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[title] The Super PACs Song
Still confused about exactly what "super PACs" are and how they're suddenly pouring unlimited donations into presidential politics? Just sit back, relax and listen to the music as we explain:
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