News for 2012-11-26

Monday, November 26, 2012
[title] Radhika Balakrishnan: Austerity Is a Human Rights Violation
Renowned feminist economist Radhika Balakrishnan explains why cuts to healthcare, education and other social services are a threat to human dignity and a violation of human rights.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Lawyers: Bradley Manning Already Punished for Unproven Crimes
Three months before Bradley Manning is scheduled to face a court martial, and more than two years after his arrest, lawyers for 24-year-old Army Private First Class say the intelligence analyst accused of releasing classified documents to Wikileaks has already been punished for yet unproven charges...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Florida GOP Admission: Voter Fraud 'Just a Marketing Ploy'
Two former Florida GOP leaders and current party strategists are blowing the whistle on early voting law HB 1355, which—they admit—was designed by Republicans to limit Democratic turnout, specifically targetting minorities.
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[field_image_caption-raw] First Amendment Win: Supreme Court Rejects Attempt to Block Recording of Police Officers
The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from Illinois that allows the enforcement of a law that blocks recording of police officers on duty.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Thousands Protest in Morocco Condemning Israel's 'Crimes Against Humanity'
On the eve of Monday's cease-fire talks in Egypt, tens of thousands of Moroccans marched in support of Palestinians condemning Israel's "crimes against humanity" during the eight-day bombardment of the Gaza Strip.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Update: Morsi Won't Back Down Ahead of Mass Protests Tuesday
Update: Egypt President Mohamed Morsi told the country's Supreme Judicial Council today that his decree last week, that gave himself sweeping powers over the country, was a directive within his rights as president and did not infringe upon the judiciary. The unwillingness to budge is certain to...
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[field_image_caption-raw] In Acidifying Ocean, 'Dissolving' Shells Portend Marine Disaster
Ocean acidification, caused by human-induced rising CO2 levels, is hitting the base of the marine food chain in the Antarctic and stands as an ominous sign for widespread impacts on marine life. According to research published Sunday, the increasingly acidified Antarctic is dissolving the shells of...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Environmental Critics: US Must Take 'Urgent' Climate Action
As representatives of nearly 200 countries begin a two-week United Nations summit today in Qatar to discuss efforts to address climate change, Greenpeace warn that leaders must "take urgent action to avoid catastrophic global warming," and demanded they extend a cap to greenhouse emissions agreed...
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[title] "Morsi Must Go" Chant Thousands of Egyptians
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[field_image_caption-raw] Demands for Justice Follow Deadly Sweatshop Fire
Thousands of workers in Bangladesh took to the streets on Monday to demand justice following a sweatshop fire in the capital city of Dhaka that left at least 120 dead.
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