News for 2013-01-18

Friday, January 18, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Palestinians Forge New Village in Protest of Israeli Expansion
Palestinian activists began constructing a new village in the West Bank on Friday in protest of the illegal Israeli occupation in Palestine and ongoing land grabs by Israeli settlers in the area.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Mali Ko': Musicians Come Together in Mali to Sing Song of Peace
Musicians in the west African nation of Mali—now the scene of a military intervention by the French military with backing from the US—have come together with a message calling for a peaceful end to the violent conflict that has recently engulfed their country.
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[title] Criminalizing Pregnancy: As Roe v. Wade Turns 40, Study Finds Forced Interventions on Pregnant Women
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[field_image_caption-raw] Pennsylvania Governor: 'I'm All About Privatization'
Gov. Tom Corbett continues to embrace his privatization push in the state of Pennsylvania.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Unintended Consequences of Military Intervention': Roots of Mali, Algeria Crisis Tied to US-Led War in Libya
In Algeria, at least 22 foreign hostages remained unaccounted for in what has been described as one of the biggest international hostage crises in decades. Islamist militants opposed to the French air strikes in neighboring Mali seized a gas facility near the Libyan border.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Exposing US War Crimes or Not, Judge Denies Manning's Whistleblower Defense
In a significant—but not unexpected— blow to his defense, a military judge has ruled that Bradley Manning's attorney may not argue that Manning's motive in releasing documents and the damning video "Collateral Murder" to WikiLeaks was to call attention to US war crimes.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Sky-High Radiation Found in Fukushima Fish
In the latest discovery revealing the ongoing and devastating effects of the Fukushima nuclear disaster of 2011, a fish contaminated with over 2,500 times the legal amount of radiation has been caught off the coast of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, officials announced Friday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Study: Planet's Lungs Under Assault From Climate Change
A recent NASA-led study shows how areas of the Amazon rainforest, often referred to as the lungs of the planet, are victims of climate change, suffering persistent effects of droughts, which may change "the structure and function" of these important ecosystems. The findings, published in the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Newly Discovered 'Plastic Island' Shows Global Epidemic Worsening
Floating patches of humanity's garbage have become a permanent feature in the world's oceans and a new discovery in the South Pacific shows that this woeful trend has worsened, not improved, since the phenomenon was first discovered nearly two decades ago.
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[title] Bill Moyers Essay: Take Action on Filibuster Reform
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[field_image_caption-raw] ‘Green’ Approaches to Water Gaining Ground Around World
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[field_image_caption-raw] Can National Grassroots Push Depose the 'Billion Dollar Democracy'?
A new report released Thursday puts an exclamation point on the outlandish and outweighed influence that wealthy individuals and corporations have in a post- Citizens United world by showing that a mere 32 wealthy donors—with an average gift of almost $10 million each—gave as much money to largely...
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