News for 2012-10-26

Friday, October 26, 2012
[title] Who Owns the World? Noam Chomsky on U.S.-Fueled Dangers, from Climate Change to Nuclear Weapons
In the week when President Obama and Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney debated issues of foreign policy and the economy, we turn to world-renowned political dissident, linguist, author and MIT professor, Noam Chomsky. In a recent speech, Chomsky examined topics largely ignored or glossed...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Animal Rights Fight to "Keep Cows on Grass"
Cows are vanishing from the rolling pastures of the European landscape. The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) has joined forces with Ben & Jerry's and Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) in a new campaign to draw attention to the disappearance.
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[field_image_caption-raw] UN Expert: Boycott Companies Profiting from Israeli Settlements
Richard Falk, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories, has called for a boycott of businesses profiting from the Israeli occupation Thursday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Chevron Gives $2.5 Million to Conservative Super PAC
The dearth of large contributions being made by big corporations to super PACs so far this election has ended. Chevron Corp., ranked No. 3 on the Fortune 500 list of largest U.S. companies, made a $2.5 million contribution on Oct. 7 to the conservative Congressional Leadership Fund , a super PAC...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Dept of Justice Sues State of Mississippi over "School to Prison" Pipeline
The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday sued the state of Mississippi, the city of Meridien, the county and several state agencies, alleging they "help[ed] to operate a school to prison pipeline" that routinely violated the rights of African-American children and children with disabilities in...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Afghanistan: Suicide Bomb Kills Dozens on Muslim Holiday
A suicide bomb detonated at a mosque Friday morning as worshipers were emerging from prayers on the first day of Id al-Adha, the most important Muslim holiday of the year.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Remote US Base at Heart of Drone Wars Revealed in New Report
Deadly US drone attacks in the Middle East and Northern Africa have greatly escalated in the past few years, thanks largely in part to a quickly expanding, yet remote, US base in the Horn of Africa, according to military documents obtained by the Washington Post .
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[field_image_caption-raw] Pacific Island Sets Renewable Energy Record
Tokelau, a small Polynesian territory in the central Pacific, has surpassed the rest of the world in replacing fossil fuels and raised the benchmark of achievement on sustainable development. Located north of Samoa, the three atolls, home to 1,411 people, will claim a world record when they switch...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Fukushima May Still Be Leaking Radiation Into Sea
The Fukushima nuclear plant may still be leaking radiation into the sea, according to an article published Friday in the journal Science . According to the analysis from Ken Buesseler, senior scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution of the United States, 40% of bottom feeding fish near the...
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[title] Food MythBusters: Do We Really Need Industrial Agriculture to Feed the World?
Have you heard the myth that we need industrial agriculture to feed the world?
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[field_image_caption-raw] John Sununu Suggests Colin Powell Backs Obama Because He's Black
John Sununu, a top adviser to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, has suggested that Colin Powell endorsed President Obama because both men are black. Speaking on Piers Morgan Tonight on CNN about Powell's endorsement, Sununu suggested policy had not been the main reason for Powell supporting the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] UN Official: Aspects of US Drone Program Clearly 'War Crimes'
The UN's special rapporteur on counterterrorism and human rights announced Thursday that the Human Rights Council at the UN will likely initiate an investigation into civilian deaths caused by the CIA and US military's use of drones and other targeted killing programs, and said that if certain...
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