News for 2012-05-15

Tuesday, May 15, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Over One Million Say Shell No! to Arctic Drilling
Environmental groups delivered over a million signatures to the White House today demanding President Obama stop Shell's plans for oil drilling in the Arctic. The groups highlighted the potential disastrous impact the drilling would have on Arctic wildlife including polar bears, caribou, walrus,...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Anti-Wall Street Protesters Upstage Morgan Stanley
Anti-Wall Street protesters -- who purchased the company stock so they could attend as official suit-wearing shareholders -- upstaged Morgan Stanley's annual meeting on Tuesday. Dozens of protesters took turns stepping up to the microphone and blasting the company’s business practices during the...
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[title] Romney Has Public and Private Morality Upside Down
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[field_image_caption-raw] Execution Stayed for Mentally Incompetent Inmate
A stay has been issued for the execution of a Texas death row inmate who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia after his lawyers argued his constitutional rights were being violated by being forcibly given antipsychotic drugs so that he could be declared mentally competent enough to be executed, the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Terror Group' Who Enlisted Former US Officials on Verge of Potential Payoff
A bipartisan band of former Washington officials and politicians has spent the last two years aggressively advocating on behalf of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MeK), an Iranian dissident group that has been formally designated for the last 15 years by the U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Nuclear Catastrophe Imminent at San Onofre if Guidelines Continue to be Ignored
According to a new report released by Fairewinds and Friends of the Earth , Southern California Nuclear energy company Edison avoided federal regulatory guidelines when replacing defective steam generators at the San Onofre nuclear power plant, leading to major malfunctions and a release of...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Shocking New Investigation Reveals Details of Wrongful Execution
The new issue of Columbia Human Rights Law Review documents how on December 8, 1989, the state of Texas executed an innocent man in a case of mistaken identities. The journal devotes its entire issue to document a six-year investigation by Professor James Liebman and 12 students showing how Carlos...
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[field_image_caption-raw] New Greek Elections Called as Left Holds Firm Against Austerity Drive
Coalition talks among the Greek political parties collapsed officially today in Athens and new parliamentary elections have now been called for next month.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Thousands of Palestinians Mark 'Day of Catastrophe', Hunger Strike Victory
Thousands of Palestinians flooded the streets today in rallies and demonstrations throughout the West Bank, Gaza, and Jerusalem, marking the anniversary of the 'day of catastrophe', or Nakba Day. On this day in 1948, over 760,000 Palestinians were driven out of their homes by Israeli forces. In...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Rights Group: Iraq Torture Prison Still Open
Iraq is continuing to carry out mass arrests, unlawful detentions and torture at a prison it said it had closed a year ago, according to a report from Human Rights Watch today. The group's report, based on numerous interviews, states that the notorious Camp Honor located in Baghdad's Green Zone,...
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[title] Julian Assange's The World Tomorrow: Surviving Guantanamo
The 5th episode of The World Tomorrow takes us to the very heart of America's War on Terror: Guantanamo Bay. In the episode Julian Assange speaks with Moazzam Begg - former Gitmo prisoner and a rights campaigner fighting for those still trapped behind the wire, and Asim Qureshi - former corporate...
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[field_image_caption-raw] France's Socialist President Francois Hollande Sworn In
France's first socialist leader in almost twenty years, Francois Hollande, has been sworn in as president today. Hollande won the presidency from outgoing Nicolas Sarkozy in a pitched election that focused mainly on the woes of the European economy and was duel between those in France who continued...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Report: 'Over-Consumption' Threatening Earth
Humans are using 50 percent more resources than the Earth can provide, and unless fundamental changes are made in the way we produce energy, food, and if we cannot curb our consumption of other natural resources that number will continue to skyrocket, according to a new report. Released today by...
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