News for 2012-12-20

Thursday, December 20, 2012
[title] The Bribery Aisle: How Wal-Mart Used Payoffs to Bribe Its Way Through Expansion in Mexico
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[field_image_caption-raw] Sen. Bernie Sanders: 'Mr. President, I am Disappointed'
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) gave a speech on the Senate floor on Thursday slamming President Obama for going back on repeated assurances that Social Security would not be part of deficit reduction talks. Obama's proposal involves chained CPI, which would bring a reduction in Social Security benefits.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Fight for GMO Labeling Goes On in New Mexico
The fight for mandatory labeling of GMO's in California may have suffered a difficult blow in California this November, but the fight goes on across the country, particularly this week in New Mexico, where one senator just filed an amendment that would require the labeling of all genetically...
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[field_image_caption-raw] In Wake of School Massacre, Tea Party Holds 'Great Gun Giveaway'
Four days after a gunman massacred 26 people—including 20 children—at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a North Carolina tea party group announced a "Great Gun Giveaway" to raffle two semi-automatic weapons, including a rifle similar to that used in Friday's shooting in Connecticut.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Israeli 'Surgical Targeting' of Journalists, Civilians a War Crime: Report
Israeli bombings of media outlets during the recent eight day siege on Gaza broke several international "laws of war," including the targeting of civilians, Human Rights Watch reports Thursday.
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[title] Student Movement Marks Radical Shift in Chilean Politics
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[field_image_caption-raw] Report: Ecosystems in Upheaval, Biodiversity in Collapse
A new report documents how climate change is already causing rapid, massive changes with "cascading effects" on ecosystems and biodiversity. The report (pdf), led by the US Geological Survey, the National Wildlife Federation and Arizona State University, foresees a global loss of biodiversity and...
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