News for 2012-07-19

Thursday, July 19, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Austerity Protests Erupt in 80 Cities Across Spain
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[field_image_caption-raw] Lawyer: Treatment of Bradley Manning 'Should Shock the Conscience' of the Court
The mistreatment Bradley Manning experienced at the US Marine Corps Brig in Quantico, Virginia " should shock the conscience of this court ," Manning's lawyer said Thursday at a pre-trial hearing. 24-year-old Manning, who faces 22 charges, was held in solitary confinement from July 2010 to April...
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[title] Monsanto to Get Immunity from Federal Laws?
The United States is experiencing itsworst drought since the 1950's, but that's not the only thing affecting your food supply these days - a new bill aimed at helping one company in particular is changing the American food chain for the worse. Ronnie Cummins of the Organic Consumers Association...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Notorious Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Court to Face Racial Profiling Charges
Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona's Maricopa County is in court Thursday to face allegations that his office engaged in systematic racial profiling, violating the civil rights of the Latino community and others caught up in the county's sweeping measures on immigration.
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Austerity Continues to Empty Student Pockets as Public Universities Crumble
In an economy marred by the financial crisis and subsequent austerity measures, public universities are continuing to gut programs, fire teachers, and raise tuition at alarming rates, an analysis by Reuters shows . As a result, the cost of education for the average student has continued to sky-...
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[title] Attack of the Drones: Civil Liberties and the Future of War
The US government's growing reliance on aerial drones to pursue its war on al-Qaeda and the Taliban in Yemen, Afghanistan and elsewhere is proving controversial. As governments are increasingly relying on drones, what are the consequences for civil liberties and the future of war?
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[field_image_caption-raw] More People Turning to Risky, High Cost 'Payday Loans' to Meet Basic Needs
As economic strain continues to plague the US, more people are turning to risky high cost 'payday loans' to pay for basic necessities such as food and rent, according to a recent study by Pew Center on the State.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Continuing Drought, Heat Bring Fear of Global Food Crisis
The continuing drought and record heat leaving parched crops in their wake have pushed corn and soy prices to historic highs as farmers and analysts suggest the consequences could be widespread and include spikes in global food prices. Areas of Illinois and Iowa, the nation's top corn and soy...
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