News for 2012-09-21

Friday, September 21, 2012
[title] ‘Obscene and Arrogant’: Bernie Sanders Reacts to Mitt Romney’s 47 Percent Comments
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) reacts to Mitt Romney’s 47 percent comments with “Viewpoint” host Eliot Spitzer. In a now infamous video taken in secret at a private fundraiser, Romney derided the 47 percent of the country who don’t pay income taxes for being “dependent upon government” and believing “...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Coordinated Actions Worldwide this Weekend Call for Banning Fracking
Concerned people from the U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Releases Names of 55 Guantánamo Prisoners
The US government released the names of 55 prisoners at Guantánamo Bay who have been cleared for transfer from the prison. Civil rights groups called the decision a "partial victory for transparency" but said there was much more work to be done in order to ensure freedom for the innocent detainees.
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[field_image_caption-raw] American Trust in News Coverage Falls to All-Time Low
Fewer are watching. And those that do tune in are less and less impressed by what they see.
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[title] Arun Gupta and Marina Sitrin on Occupy’s Anniversary
On the first anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, GRITtv host Laura Flanders talks to journalist Arun Gupta and organizer Marina Sitrin about the movement’s impact and future role in American life and politics.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Idaho Wildfires Head Toward Radioactive Sites
The wildfires that have ravaged Idaho for over a month are now bringing new fears as the fires have burned through three radioactive mining sites and are heading towards a fourth, Reuters reports . The news agency reports that the four sites hold radioactive thorium and uranium. One of the sites is...
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[field_image_caption-raw] GOP 'Cranks and Crazies' in US Biggest Threat to World Economy: Australian Official
Providing an outside perspective on American politics today, the Australian Treasurer, Wayne Swan, said "cranks and crazies" had taken over the GOP. "Let’s be blunt and acknowledge the biggest threat to the world’s biggest economy are the cranks and crazies that have taken over a part of the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Report: BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster Cause of Nearly All Tar Balls on Alabama Coast
Nearly all the tar balls filling the beaches of Alabama in the wake of Hurricane Isaac are from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster that started in 2010 and continues to spread its black legacy to the communities and ecosystems, a report released Thursday from Auburn University shows.
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[field_image_caption-raw] The Trillion-Gallon Loophole: Lax Rules for Drillers that Inject Pollutants Into the Earth
On a cold, overcast afternoon in January 2003, two tanker trucks backed up to an injection well site in a pasture outside Rosharon, Texas. There, under a steel shed, they began to unload thousands of gallons of wastewater for burial deep beneath the earth.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Shell Sues to Ban Public Protest Against Arctic Drilling
Oil company Royal Dutch Shell went to court Friday to ban public protest against the company's Arctic drilling plans. In a lawsuit filed against environmental organization Greenpeace, the company pushed for a $1.3 million fine to stop Greenpeace protests at Shell sites. A verdict is not expected...
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[field_image_caption-raw] In Quebec It's Official: Mass Movement Leads to Victory for Students
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[title] Pakistan: The Winds of Change
Pakistan is facing a myriad of domestic problems including a plummeting economy, power shortages and cities beset with dysfunction. 101 East examines whether Pakistan's judiciary and the opposition are real agents of change that can improve life in the country.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Anti-Western Fury Continues in Another Day of Protest
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