News for 2012-09-13

Thursday, September 13, 2012
[title] Dennis Kucinich: No More War. No More Business as Usual
Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today spoke out against bloated Pentagon spending and hundreds of billions of U.S. taxpayer money wasted on unnecessary wars. Kucinich vowed to vote against the "Continuing Resolution" which will fund the federal government for another six months.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Environmentalist Bill McKibben on Keeping a Strong Focus on Climate Change
Bill McKibben, founder of the international climate change group 350.org , is one of the world's leading campaigners on the climate change crisis.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Inside the Strange Hollywood Scam that Spread Chaos across the Middle East
Did an inflammatory anti-Muslim film trailer that appeared spontaneously on YouTube prompt the attack that left four US diplomats dead, including US ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens?
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[field_image_caption-raw] Greek Unions Call for General Strike September 26
Greece's largest labor unions called for a general strike on Thursday, responding to ongoing negotiations between the Greek government, its European partners and the International Monetary Fund, over drastic austerity measures. Negotiations reached a breaking point today as Greece's coalition...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Agreement May Be Nearing as Chicago Teacher Strike Goes Into Day Four
Agreement seems to be nearing as the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) continues its fourth day on strike on Thursday. CTU president Karen Lewis told reports she was hoping for a return to classrooms on Monday, and that a Friday return was unlikely.
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[field_image_caption-raw] As Canada and US Bicker over Procedure, Child Soldier Remains in Guantanamo
Omar Khadr, the child soldier captured by US forces in Afghanistan 2002 when he was only 15 years old, remains held at the prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba as US and Canadian officials haggle over the details of his transfer to Canada. In 2010, Khadr—who has born in Canada but raised mostly in...
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[title] Islamic Scholar Tariq Ramadan on the Growing Mideast Protests and "Islam & the Arab Awakening"
As anti-U.S. protests spread across the Middle East, we’re joined by Tariq Ramadan, Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University and Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Islamic Studies in Qatar. Ramadan is considered one of the most prominent Muslim intellectuals in Europe and...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Civil Liberties Victory: Judge Halts Indefinite Detention Law
A federal judge struck down a law that allows indefinite detention as a provision of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on Wednesday. As Democracy Now! summarizes the ruling,
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[field_image_caption-raw] Funding Sources of Anti-Organics Stanford Study Questioned in New Report
A study released last week by Stanford scientists, which claims organic foods are no more healthy than non-organic foods, was funded by corporate agriculture and biotechnology giants, according to a new report by the Cornucopia Institute.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Pakistan Parties Uniting Against Drones
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Political parties are stepping up opposition to the U.S. drone strikes and a planned operation to cleanse border areas of militants.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Libya, Egypt Embassy Attacks Fuel US Presidential Race
WASHINGTON - Tuesday’s attacks by alleged radical Islamists on key U.S. diplomatic posts in Libya and Egypt propelled foreign policy, however briefly, to the centre of the presidential race that has been dominated to date by the state of the economy.
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[title] Inside Story: How Will Libya Attacks Impact US Politics?
The attacks on the American consulate in Libya which left four people dead have raised questions about US foreign policy in the Middle East and sparked discussions on freedom of speech and expression. So how will the incident impact the presidential election and the future of US politics? Guests:...
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[field_image_caption-raw] In Aftermath of Ambassador's Death, US Warships Headed for Libya
Following a promise by President Obama on Wednesday that the United States would “bring to justice” to those responsible for the attack on the US embassy in Benghazi that led to the death of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other officials, military officials now say that two Navy...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Agent Orange Corn' One Step Closer to Approval
The genetically engineered product dubbed "Agent Orange corn" by its opponents may be closer to gaining EPA approval after a coalition of farmers dropped its opposition to the Dow product on Tuesday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Crowd Storms US Embassy in Yemen as Regional Anger Burns
Thousands of angry protesters stormed the US embassy in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, on Thursday. The crowd was able to breach the outer wall of the heavily-fortified compound, burning an American flag and pulling a large sign down from the building.
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