News for 2012-04-25

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Houston Set to Join Growing Bike Sharing Program
Houston has announced this week that it is joining a growing number of cities across the nation by having a bike sharing program. The Houston Chronicle reports that the new program will begin on May 2.
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[title] On the Creative Commons: Lawrence Lessig
Free Speech TV's own Marcy Miranda had an opportunity to meet with lawyer and activist, Lawrence Lessig. The two discuss the state of the create commons movement and its relationship to the up coming election. To see the full interview, go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGWnYW084FM
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[field_image_caption-raw] Why Does OSHA Move at a Glacial Pace? Democrat Calls on Obama Admin to Speed Up Safety Measures
WASHINGTON — Republicans typically accuse Democats of not doing enough to streamline regulations. But at a hearing on Capitol Hill last week, Republican senators defended the Obama administration against criticism from labor leaders and workplace safety advocates who say the administration has made...
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[field_image_caption-raw] GE Annual Meeting Interrupted by 99 Percent Protesters
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Mad Cow' Finding Highlights Food Safety Gaps, Say Critics
The announcement on Tuesday that a California dairy cow had mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), highlights shortcomings of the country's food safety system, say critics.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Arizona v. US: Supreme Court Hears 'Show Me Your Papers' Law
Today, the supreme court heard arguments on the controversial Arizona immigration law SB 1070 -- known as the 'show me your papers' law, which allows police to stop individuals on the street and demand proof of citizenship without probable cause or search warrants.
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[field_image_caption-raw] ALEC and ExxonMobil Push Loopholes in Fracking Chemical Disclosure Rules
One of the key controversies about fracking is the chemical makeup of the fluid that is pumped deep into the ground to break apart rock and release natural gas. Some companies have been reluctant to disclose what's in their fracking fluid.
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[title] Another 6-Yr.-Old in Handcuffs? Harry Belafonte on Child Incarceration
One of the foremost people fighting to end this injustice is musician, actor and civil rights legend Harry Belafonte, who founded the Gathering for Justice, an intergenerational coalition with the goal of ending child incarceration. Back in 2010, right after the November elections, our publisher...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Bradley Manning's Trial To Begin September 21
UPDATE: Military judge Colonel Denise Lind said Wednesday morning that military prosecutors and Manning's defense team had decided on a tentative trial schedule beginning September 21 and lasting through October 12. The trial will start more than two years after Manning was arrested. The judge...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Arrest of BP Engineer Beginning or End of Gulf Disaster Criminal Liability?
Kurt Mix, a drilling and project engineer on BP's Deepwater Horizon, has been charged with obstruction of justice for deleting a string of texts that detailed the failed efforts to plug the oil leak which ultimately spilled millions of gallons of oil and natural gas into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Ex-CIA Officer Who Destroyed Waterboarding Videos: Torturers "Disgusted" at Being Labeled "Torturers"
The former CIA officer who ordered the destruction of videotaped interrogations which showed the torture of Abu Zubaydah and Abd al-Nashiri in a secret CIA prison in Thailand in 2002, says he did so because he worried about the global repercussions if the footage leaked out and wanted to get "rid...
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