News for 2012-05-23

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Yemen Suffering 'Catastrophic' Food Crisis as US Escalates Its Drone War
As the U.S. continues its covert drone war on Yemen, the country is on the brink of a hunger crisis of catastrophic proportions, aid agencies report today. The aid groups, including Oxfam, Save the Children and CARE, report that 10 million people, 44 percent of the population, don't have enough to...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Concerns Grow Over Stability of Fukushima Fuel Pool 4
Whether the spent fuel pool at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant Unit 4 can withstand another strong earthquake has become a growing concern around the world. The greatest concerns among activists, experts and politicians focus on the severely damaged Unit 4, which contains most of the plant's spent...
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[title] Israeli Military Leaders Speak Out Against Iran Strike
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Killer Summer Heat': How Climate Change Is Killing Us
A new report released today from NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) shows how climate change is killing us as heat-related deaths in the U.S. are set to rise to 150,000 by the end of the century due to soaring carbon pollution. “These hotter days have a real human cost,” said Dr. Larry...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Citizen Journalism' on the Rise, Garnering International Attention for Palestinian, Global Struggle
'Citizen Journalism' is on the rise around the world as technology and social media are making it easier to share documentation of first hand accounts of events around the world, Reuters reports today.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Stroller Brigade': Mothers, Cancer Survivors Champion 'Safe Chemicals Act'
Hundreds of mothers, fathers, and their children joined nurses and cancer survivors in Washington on Tuesday to demand action on the destructive prevalence of toxic chemicals in the environment. The group marched -- most of them pushing child strollers -- to support of Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s (D-NJ...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Biggest Act of Civil Disobedience in Canadian History'
"The single biggest act of civil disobedience in Canadian history." That's how yesterday's Montreal protest is being described today. Hundreds of thousands red-shirted demonstrators defied Quebec's new "anti-protest" law and marched through the streets of downtown Montreal filling the city with "...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Assange Fate to Be Determined Next Week
Julian Assange will find out next Wednesday whether he will be extradited to Sweden to face sex crime allegations. The UK's Supreme Court will make the announcement May 30.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Iran Nuclear Talks Open in Baghdad; Sanctions to Continue
Iran nuclear talks with six world powers opened today in Baghdad, as details of the Iranian nuclear program were negotiated. China, Russia, Britain, France, and the US plus Germany (the P5+1) pressed Iran to scale back its nuclear program but refused to relieve sanctions on the country.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Winner of Egyptian Election Will Face 'Turbulent Future'
Egyptians headed to the voting booths across the country today for the first round of presidential elections, the first since the fall of Hosni Mubarak, who was deposed by revolutionary protests in February of 2011. A field of 13 candidates are on the ballot in the two-day election with the top two...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Senate Panel Votes to Extend Gov’t Surveillance Powers
A Senate panel has voted to extend a controversial provision of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that is set to expire at the end of the year. The Obama administration has sought to renew its expanded authority to monitor phone calls and emails inside the United States if one person...
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[title] Kucinich: US 'Sanction Warfare' Makes Real Iran War Inevitable
War mentality has saturated Washington and arms merchants want to benefit, says Congressman (d) Dennis Kucinich. He opposes sanctions against Tehran that could lead to war, and is sure the US should forget about trying to conquer other countries.
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[field_image_caption-raw] UN Chief: Ocean's Biodiversity Must Be Protected
Speaking on the International World Biodiversity Day , UN chief Ban Ki-Moon on Tuesday warned that over-consumption and rampant pollution was threatening the world's ocean and marine biodiverity. " Despite its importance, marine biodiversity has not fared well at human hands," he said in a prepared...
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