News for 2012-09-11

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Palestinians Protest Austerity Measures in West Bank
Clashes broke out in the West Bank on Monday following a week of protests against the Palestinian Authority and the Israeli occupation. Thousands of Palestinians have taken to the streets to denounce austerity measures imposed by the PA in the face of a shortfall of international donations and of...
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[field_image_caption-raw] After Day One of Drilling, Shell Sees Pushback from Protesters, Nature
Environmental activists protested Shell's ongoing plans to drill for oil in the Arctic Tuesday, building a large ice wall outside of Shell's corporate headquarters in London.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Judge Orders Twitter to Produce Protester's Tweets
Twitter must produce the tweets from Occupy Wall Street protester Malcolm Harris by Friday or face a fine, a New York judge ruled Tuesday. "You have until Friday to cure any potential contempt," Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Matthew A. Sciarrino Jr. told Terryl Brown, the lawyer representing...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Conservationists Issue Plea to Save 100 Most Endangered Species
Over 8,000 conservation experts have issued a plea to save the world's 100 most endangered species. The report, Priceless or Worthless? , released Tuesday from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), includes Tarzan’s chameleon, the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Caravan for Peace' Demands End to Failed Drug War
Caravan for Peace, a group of activists protesting US drug policy and the failed 'War on Drugs,' made the final stop of their month long tour across the US in
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Just Experienced Warmest Year-to-Date Period Ever
Climate change continues to bring extreme, record breaking weather to the U.S., according to the most recent calculations from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released Monday. The contiguous U.S. just experienced the third hottest summer ever. And the year-to-date (Jan...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Chicago Strike Reveals Dearth of US Education Policy Supported by Both Major Parties
What's happening in Chicago is not likely to stay in Chicago.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Guantánamo Inmate Dies, Ninth to Perish at Prison Camp
A Guantanamo inmate and former hunger striker has been declared dead, the US Military said Monday . The detainee was discovered unconscious in his cell and was later declared dead at the US base hospital. The military has not yet revealed the detainee's identity, nationality, or the cause of his...
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[title] Shedding a Little Light on Dark Money
Rachel Maddow reports on a new online resource that is the result of an FCC requirement to disclose political ad spending so that now Americans can look up who's running political ads, if not (yet) the money behind them.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Mountains, Environmentalists Mourn Loss of Larry Gibson
More than four years ago, decked out in his trademark yellow cap and shirt, Larry Gibson famously waited his turn at a political rally in Beckley, West Virginia, and finally got the chance to ask then-presidential candidate Barack Obama whether he would defend the land and people of central...
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Public Satisfied With Less Militarized Global Role
WASHINGTON, Sep 10 2012 (IPS) - Disillusioned by wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. public is becoming increasingly comfortable with a more modest and less militarised global role for the nation, according to the latest in a biennial series of major surveys .
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Shocking': 9/11 Warnings More Numerous Than Previously Thought
In an op-ed appearing in Tuesday's New York Times , Kurt Eichenwald, a former staff reporter for the paper and now contributing editor at Vanity Fair, previews revelations from his soon-to-be published book that claims President George W. Bush and his top intelligent advisers were privy to a series...
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