News for 2012-10-09

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] U.S. Government Files Civil Suit Against Wells Fargo
The U.S. Attorney on Tuesday filed a civil mortgage lawsuit against Wells Fargo & Co. seeking damages and civil penalties for more than 10 years of alleged misconduct related to government-insured housing loans.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Re-Occupied: Indigenous Groups Retake Brazil's Belo Monte Dam
Indigenous groups have occupied the Belo Monte dam, successfully bringing construction work on the dam in Brazil to a halt in an effort to prevent the destruction of their environment. Over 120 indigenous protesters on Monday joined a group of fishermen who continue their 24-day occupation over the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Greek People Turn Out to Refuse Merkel's 'Tough Path'
Greek protesters came out in full force in the street
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[field_image_caption-raw] Breaking Ground: Women, Oil & Climate Change: Delegation to Highlight Tar Sands Impact on Women
To highlight the consequences of the tar sands' impacts on women and their communities, a delegation led by 1997 Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams begins Tuesday, touring the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline route through Alberta and British Colombia.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Greek Anti-Fascist Protesters Tortured By Police
Fifteen Greek anti-fascist protesters who were arrested in Athens after a clash with members of the Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn were severely tortured by police while in custody, according to the group's lawyers .
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[field_image_caption-raw] U.N. Revises Malnutrition Figures Downward
The United Nations on Tuesday revised its estimates of the number of chronically malnourished people in the world from 1 billion to nearly 870 million, according to a report from the UN News Centre .
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[field_image_caption-raw] Doctor Falsely Prescribes Drugs to Give Students an "Edge"
Dr. Michael Anderson, a Georgian pediatrician, considers prescription medicine the next great equalizer. The New York Times reports on the practice of prescribing stimulants to under-performing, low-income students to help them get an edge in schools.
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[title] Danny DeVito and Crew Speak Out for Prop 37, GMO Labeling
In November, Californians will vote on Prop 37 requiring that GE foods be labeled. Just as labels list fat, sodium and sugar, labels should tell the buyer whether or not the product includes genetically engineered ingredients. Unfortunately, major corporations like Monsanto are pouring billions of...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Ryan says Romney Will Approve Keystone XL "Day One"
In what has become a standard promise, Paul Ryan on Monday at a campaign stop in Ohio promised once again that if he and Mitt Romney were elected, the tar sands Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada would be approved "on day one".
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[field_image_caption-raw] Center for Reproductive Rights Launches "Draw the Line" Campaign
As conservative Republicans continue to wage an unprecedented war on women this election season, The Center for Reproductive Rights on Tuesday launched their "Draw the Line" campaign, urging Americans to sign a Bill of Reproductive Rights to be presented to the new president following the November...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 14-Year-Old Peace Prize Winner, Girls Education Advocate Shot in Pakistan
Malala Yousufzai, an outspoken 14-year-old girls' education activist and winner of Pakistan's first National Peace Prize, was shot and seriously wounded on her way home from school in a van on Tuesday. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in the Swat Valley of northwest Pakistan, which...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Climate Campaigner Tim DeChristopher Released From Prison
Activist Tim DeChristopher, who was jailed for the past 18 months for disrupting a leasing auction for federal oil and gas exploration, has been released from prison. He is due to serve the remaining six months of his sentence at a halfway house in Salt Lake City, reports Deseret News .
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[field_image_caption-raw] Source: US, Israel Have Plan for Joint 'Surgical Strike' Against Iran
Obama has a military option plan against Iran -- a "joint U.S.-Israeli surgical strike," and he should communicate it to diffuse comments from Romney that he has not been tough enough on Iran and has not issued a "red line," according to a report published Monday in Foreign Policy .
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[field_image_caption-raw] Feingold, at University of Montana, Calls for Campaign Finance Reform
Campaign finance reform and the 2010 landmark Citizens United decision were the subjects of a speech Monday by former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold at the University of Montana in Missoula.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Nationwide Super PAC Spending Flooding Campaigns Big and Small
The total amount of money spent on political advertisements this year by outside interest groups, including Super PACs and industry-backed 501(c)4 organizations, has so far surpassed all previous election cycles to date. Now, according to a new report by Open Secrets and with less than one month to...
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[title] Chris Hayes: The Return of Fuzzy Math
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[field_image_caption-raw] How the US Quietly Lost the IED War in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON - Although the surge of “insider attacks” on U.S.-NATO forces has dominated coverage of the war in Afghanistan in 2012, an even more important story has been quietly unfolding: the U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Desperate Greeks Greet Germany's Merkel with Anti-Austerity Message
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