News for 2012-10-22

Monday, October 22, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Thousands Gather at Northern Gateway to Protest Pipeline
Thousands gathered at the British Columbia Legislature Monday to stage a mass sit-in protesting the Northern Gateway Pipeline project. The protestors, including environmental groups, unions and First Nations Tribes, oppose a plan by Enbridge Inc., to transport Canadian crude oil through twin...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Poll: Neo-Facist Golden Dawn Party on the Rise in Greece
Greece's xenophobic and violent Gold Dawn Party is, perhaps, no longer relegated to the fringe; new data shows that support for the neo-Nazi group is growing.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Foreign Policy Focus in Final Obama and Romney Debate
In the third and final presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney—moderated tonight by CBS News' Bob Schieffer—the two major candidates will focus on elements of foreign policy at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Our Rage Is Indescribable': Okinawan Officials Slam 'Yet Another Incident,' Impunity in Wake of Rape by US Soldiers
The recent rape of a woman has added fuel to the fire of resentment over U.S. troops on the Japanese island of Okinawa causing local lawmakers to pass a protest resolution on Monday expressing "indignation" over troops committing crimes with impunity, and has fueled calls to rid the island of U.S...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Judge Blocks Arizona from Defunding Planned Parenthood
A federal judge has temporarily barred the state of Arizona from blocking Planned Parenthood clinics from receiving state money because the organization also provides abortions. District Court Judge Neil Wake issued a temporary injunction on Friday blocking the state from cutting Medicaid funding...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Study: Sustainable Farming Proven to Increase Yield at Zero Cost
In potentially "the most important agricultural study this year," researchers find that sustainable farming methods can help conventional agriculture "shed much of its chemical use," according to New York Times writer and food author Mark Bittman.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Unrest, Clashes in Lebanon Following Funeral of Slain Security Chief
Weekend clashes across Lebanon following the assassination of a security chief spilled into Monday, prompting troops to unleash security operations, and leading to mounting concerns that the uprising in Syria is crossing into the bordering state. The clashes began when Gen Wissam al-Hassan, a Sunni...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Israeli Forces Used 'Electro Torture' in Boat Raid: Activists
Activists from the Gaza-bound ship that was intercepted by Israeli forces over the weekend now claim that Israeli soldiers used excessive force including the use of tasers when they stormed the ship. "They used electric shocker devices to the extent of what we call 'electro torture' on some of the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] What You Likely Won't Hear in Foreign Policy Debate
President Barack Obama and Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney will face off in Boca Raton Monday evening to discuss foreign policy during the third and final debate before voters choose a president two weeks from Tuesday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Did the Dark Money Group that Spurred a Landmark Ruling Mislead the IRS?
A western nonprofit that played a key role in freeing corporate spending on elections nationwide appears to have misled the IRS when it applied for the tax-exempt status that shields its donors from being publicly disclosed. Documents obtained by ProPublica and Frontline show that Western Tradition...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Activist, Actor Russell Means Dead at 72
Activist and actor Russell Means died on Monday in Porcupine, S.D. at the age of 72. The Oglala Sioux was an early leader in the American Indian Movement (AIM) and had been battling throat cancer for years. In 1973 Means was one of the leaders of a 71-day uprising at Wounded Knee in South Dakota...
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[title] Chris Hayes on the Silence on Climate Change at the Debates
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[field_image_caption-raw] Bumblebees, Too, Face Threat from Toxic Pesticides: Study
A new study by British scientists released Sunday shows that exposure to a combination of common pesticides kills bumblebees at alarming rates and matches similar findings from research with their smaller cousin, the honeybee.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Oil, Geo-Political Experts Say Attacking Iran Poses Huge Risks
As a bastion of foreign-policy realism, the Center for the National Interest (CNI), formerly the Nixon Center, is known around Washington for hosting very lively discussions among experts, and Friday’s session, entitled “War With Iran: Economic and Military Considerations”, was particularly...
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