News for 2012-07-06

Friday, July 6, 2012
[title] Voice of Art: Iraq Veterans Against the War, Pt. 2
After discharge from service, integrating back into civilian society often comes with crisis. In Chicago, members of Iraq Veterans Against the War are using art to process their experiences and to educate the public about the traumas of war.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Farmers Continue Fight Against Monsanto
Organic farmers' fight against Monsanto continues as they filed an appeal against the agricultural giant on Thursday hoping to reverse a February decision dismissing their protective legal action against the company.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Tax Billionaires, Carbon to Improve Prosperity, says UN
Taxing the world's wealthiest individuals and placing a global tax on carbon emissions are just a couple of the ways that the world can achieve economic stability, adapt to out of control climate change, and improve prosperity for millions of people, according to a new UN survey.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Three Quarters of a Million Voters Set to Be Disenfranchised in Pennsylvania
Over 750,000 registered voters in Pennsylvania may be disenfranchised under the state's new voter ID law, election officials on reported on Tuesday. The three quarters of a million figure represents 9.2 percent of the state's voters.
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[field_image_caption-raw] In Blow to Big Pharma, India to Hand Out Generics
Legislators in India have announced major changes to the country's healthcare policy in a move that will deal a large blow to big pharmaceutical firms such as GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer, who have vastly profited from India’s markets. The program involves turning to affordable 'generic' versions of...
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[title] Songs Against Drilling: An Anti-Fracking Rally
With a blend of interviews and concert footage, the filmmaker Alex Gibney covers an anti-hydraulic fracturing rally and accompanying benefit concert featuring Natalie Merchant and Mark Ruffalo.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Gay Couple Arrested After Being Refused Marriage License in Texas
Two men, Mark “Major” Jiminez and Beau Chandler, a gay couple in Dallas, Texas walked into the city's County Clerk's office on Thursday determined to do one of two things: get married or get arrested trying.
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[field_image_caption-raw] California Legislature Approves Resolution Opposing Citizens United Ruling
California on Thursday became the largest state in the nation to urge Congress to draft a constitutional amendment to overturn the US Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.
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