News for 2013-01-28

Monday, January 28, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Report: US Shops for New Drone Base in Africa
Reporting in the New York Times Monday reveals that the US government is busy in west Africa looking for a country willing to host a military base for a portion its fleet of Predator drones. Officials who spoke to the newspaper say that only un-armed surveillance drones would be part of an original...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Groups Slam Senate Immigration Plan for Privacy Violations
Civil liberties organizations are raising flags about the proposed immigration reform framework being unveiled on Monday by a bipartisan Senate working group saying that the plan includes provisions that endanger personal freedoms for all US citizens.
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[title] How the US Should (or Should Not) Involve Itself in North Africa
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Dirty Wars': Documentary on US Covert Warfare Abroad, Takes Award at Sundance
The documentary "Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield" follows investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill to Afghanistan, Somalia and Yemen as he chases down the hidden truth behind America’s expanding covert wars, focusing on the Obama administration’s increasing use of armed drones and secretive...
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[field_image_caption-raw] You Ain't Gonna Frack Near Maggie's Farm: Action Blockades Shell Site
We need farms, not fracking. This was the message from a group of concerned activists on Sunday afternoon as they blocked a Shell fracking site in Pennsylvania in part of the wave of rising actions against fossil fuels.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Crash of River Barge Creating Oil Disaster in the Mississippi
A unknown amount of crude oil continues to pour into the Mississippi River after a barge carrying 80,000 gallons of oil crashed into a railroad bridge in Vicksburg, Miss., early Sunday morning.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Dirty Coal Still Supreme, But Wind Surpasses Nuclear Energy In China
China's use of wind-generated electricy has overtaken nuclear power to become the third largest energy source in the country. But wind power still only supplies 2 percent of the country's electricy, and scientists predict the rapid proliferation of coal-fired power plants will likely result in...
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[field_image_caption-raw] In Canada, Progressives Stand Against Harper in 'Common Cause'
Social justice groups, indigenous groups and Canadians from communities across the country are coming together under a banner of “Common Causes” on Monday as part of what organizers are calling an "unprecedented movement" to push back against the Harper government's erosion of environmental...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Mubarak-Like Moves as Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi Declares 'State of Emergency'
Following an extended weekend of protests from its liberal and more secular opponents, the Egyptian government of President Mohamed Morsi on Sunday—in a move reminiscent of the former Mubarak regime—declared "states of emergency" in cities across the country, suspending normal governance and...
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[title] Foul Play in the Senate, and Today’s Abortion Debate
Bill explores Senate favoritism for the world’s largest biotech firm, and takes a deeper look at modern abortion rights activism.
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