News for 2012-12-04

Tuesday, December 4, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] COP18 Shuts Door on Youth, Civil Society, and Impending 'Carbon Tsunami'
As the final week of the UN climate conference (COP18) slugs on, reporters from inside the conference grow increasingly weary of limited access for both themselves as well as citizen representatives. Also, despite daily reports confirming the urgency of the climate situation, outside media...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Activitists Concerned Canadian Tar Sands Oils May Be Routed through Vermont to Maine
Vermont environmentalists say corrosive tar sands could be routed through their state to the Maine coast if a new application by Canadian oil giant Enbridge is approved.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Will Obama Seize Key Opportunity to Fight Climate Change?
Policy experts from the environmental organization Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Tuesday unveiled what they are a calling a "groundbreaking proposal " designed to combat the threat of climate change by sharply reducing carbon pollution from America’s fleet of aging power plants.
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[title] 'Everyone in US Under Virtual Surveillance': NSA Whistleblower
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[field_image_caption-raw] GOP Opposition Defeats Treaty Protecting Rights of Disabled
The Senate rejected on Tuesday a treaty that protects the rights of disabled people after encountering strong Republican opposition. The 61-38 vote failed to reach a two-thirds majority needed to ratify The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. All 38 votes rejecting the measure...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Senator-Elect Elizabeth Warren Reportedly to Serve on Banking Committee
Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has reportedly been selected by Democratic leadership to serve on the Senate Banking Committee, despite massive opposition mounted by banking lobbyists and Republicans against appointing the former Harvard law professor, bankruptcy law expert and...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Revealed: US and Britain Launched 1,200 Drone Strikes in Recent Wars
Recent conflicts in Afghanistan, Libya and Iraq have seen almost 1,200 drone strikes over the past five years, according to new data released to the Bureau.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Street Artist Charged with 56 Counts for Punking NYPD with Drone Poster
Street artist Essan Attia is being charged with 56 criminal counts after planting dozens of mock public service posters around New York, advertising the NYPD's use of drones to monitor civilians. He was arrested in New York last week after being tracked down by an ill-humored police force.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Nuclear Regulators Favor 'Secrecy Over Safety': Whistleblowers
Two officials from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission have publicly announced that the agency has purposefully withheld crucial information about very serious and potentially "catastrophic" flood risks at nuclear plants, The Huffington Post reports Tuesday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Philippine Climate Negotiator: 'Super Typhoon' Bopha Shows Climate Change Is Real
"Super Typhoon" Bopha is evidence that climate change is real and the world must act on it with urgency, the head of the Philippines climate delegation at the UN climate conference underway in Doha, Qatar said on Tuesday.
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[title] How the US Treats its Whistleblowers
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Military Denies Losing Drone Claimed Captured by Iran
Iran's state news agency on Tuesday reported claims by the Iranian military that it had captured a US Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), or spy drone, operating in or near its airspace by hacking the controls and bringing it safely to the ground. The claims were quickly refuted by the US Navy, who said...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Police Fire Tear Gas on Anti-Morsi Protesters: 'This is the Last Warning Before We Lay Siege'
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[field_image_caption-raw] Defense Lawyer: US Treatment of Manning a 'Disgraceful Moment in Time'
David Coombs, the civilian defense attorney representing the U.S. Army private accused of releasing military reports to WikiLeaks in the case US v. Bradley Manning, gave his first public presentation Monday evening to an audience of over 100 supporters at the All Souls Unitarian Church in...
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[field_image_caption-raw] UN Resolution Calls for Israel to Disclose Nuclear Arsenal
The UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly on Monday to approve a resolution calling on Israel to open up its nuclear weapons program to international inspectors and to end its refusal to join the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treary, or NPT. The resolution passed with a 174-6 vote, and included 6...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Decade of US 'War on Terror' Yields More 'Terrorism'
After more than eleven years of the US waging wars abroad in the name of "fighting terrorism" a new report released Tuesday shows that the number of global terror attacks has dramatically increased during the post-9/11 era, not decreased.
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