News for 2012-09-26

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
[title] Phyllis Bennis: Netanyahu Wants You to Elect Romney
Abby Martin interviews Phyllis Bennis, Director of the New Internationalism Project at IPS about Israel's influence over US foreign policy and the issue of Palestinian statehood.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Fighting the Tar Sands: Day 3 of Direct Action in Texas
A group of resolute activists with Tar Sands Blockade in Texas continues a third day of direct action on Wednesday in their fight to stop TransCanada's tar sands pipeline despite what the groups refers to as "torture tactics" by local police. The 9 activists, who are in a tree platform 80 feet high...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Spain Anti-Austerity Protests Continue into Second Night Following Clashes, Arrests
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[field_image_caption-raw] Penn. Judge Indicates Voter ID Law May Be Blocked
A Pennsylvania judge has indicated the state's controversial voter ID law may be blocked.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Thousands Surround Spanish Parliament in Bid to "Occupy Congress" and Stop Austerity
Thousands of people surrounded the Spanish Parliament in Madrid on Tuesday to protest austerity measures and the loss of public confidence in elected leaders. The "Occupy Congress" protest came as the conservative administration of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy prepares to unveil further austerity...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Exposed: "Small Business" Group Just a Front for "Big Business" Interests
As the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), a little-examined business lobbying group, floods millions of dollars into this year’s elections, the Center for Media and Democracy is launching a new website ( www.NFIBexposed.org ) to shine a light on the group’s secret funding and...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Cleve Foster Becomes 30th Person Executed in US This Year
Texas executed death row inmate Cleve Foster on Tuesday after the Supreme Court rejected a request for stay, making Foster the 30th person to be executed in the US this year and the 9th in Texas.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Big Oil CEO Says Oil Drilling in Arctic Spells 'Disaster'
While Shell and Gazprom continue their risky Arctic oil drilling plans, one oil giant is saying it poses an environmental risk and could be a "disaster." CEO of oil giant Total, Christophe de Margerie, is the first oil behemoth to warn against the plan, Guy Chazan at the Financial Times reports.
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[title] Americans Suffer for Absence of Drone Dialogue in Presidential Race
Rachel Maddow looks at the questionable wisdom of the US drone program and laments the lack of domestic political environment that is 'capable of giving us choices' so Americans can engage in 'debate and decision making on the hardest problems that we face as a country.'
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[field_image_caption-raw] 100 Million Dead, Trillion of Dollars Lost from Climate Change by 2030, Estimates Study
A shocking new analysis warns that if the danger of climate change continues to be ignored by the world's governments, the encroaching disaster could claim the lives of 100 million people in the next two decades and lost economic prosperity to in world economies would be measured in the trillions...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Gloomy Prognosis: US Has Set Fuse for Prolonged Afghan Civil War
WASHINGTON - With all foreign troops due to leave Afghanistan just two years from now, the news out of the Central Asian nation is becoming increasingly gloomy.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Striking Greeks Retake Streets: 'No to Troika's Austerity!'
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