News for 2013-01-31

Thursday, January 31, 2013
[title] Parents and Students Demand Nationwide Moratorium on School Closings
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[field_image_caption-raw] Energy Demands Draining World's Precious Water Supply
According to a recent piece by National Geographic , if international leaders continue to ignore the growing demand for new, renewable energy sources by maintaining their current fossil-fuel dependent energy policies, the amount of fresh water needed to produce the world's energy will double in the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Immigration Reform? Or More Border Militarization?
A proposal this week touted as bringing immigration reform could spell big profits for the "border enforcement industry," critics are saying this week.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Chain But No Key': KXL Blockader Disrupts TransCanada Meeting
Ramsay Sprague, a spokesperson for Tar Sands Blockade , was arrested Thursday after disrupting a planned speech by TransCanada executive Tom Hamilton by chaining himself to the room's audio equipment and telling security officials attempting to remove him: "I don't have a key."
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[title] Prevent Catastrophic Climate Change: Get the Coal Energy Facts
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[field_image_caption-raw] Seattle Joins Campuses in Nationwide Effort to Divest from Fossil Fuel
Citing the damage caused by climate change, the city of Seattle's public employees may sell off their pension fund's holdings in some of the world's largest fossil fuel companies as part of a national campaign to divest from the dirty energy sector. If approved, Seattle would be the first large...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'We Will Strike Until We Win!': Greek Workers Continue Tireless Strikes
Workers continued their struggle for an austerity-free Greece Thursday, staging strikes in the health and public transport sectors in the country's capital. Protesters gathered at several separate demonstrations with port workers rallying in the port of Piraeus to ring in their 48-hour strike and...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Facts Are For 'Sissies': Schwarzenegger Calls to 'Sex' Up Environmentalism
Speaking Thursday at a largely-boycotted 'greenwashing' climate summit in Vienna, Austria, big-talking, Hummer-driving, enemy-terminating, former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said that he thinks climate facts are all "doom and gloom" and is calling on leaders to "sex" up the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] UN Report: Israel Must Immediately Dismantle Settlements or Face ICC
Israel must immediately stop without preconditions all settlements, "developed through a system of total segregation," which consistently and on a daily basis violate the rights of Palestinians and are in violation of the Geneva Convention, a UN report published Thursday states.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Vowing to 'Shut It Down,' Vermont Yankee Protesters Put Their Bodies on the Line
Fourteen members of the 'Shut It Down' Affinity Group renewed their public campaign against Vermont Yankee on Thursday, protesting the continued operation of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant owned by the Entergy corporation by blockading the company's headquarters in Brattleboro.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Israel Condemned for Cross-Border Attack on Syria
Russia responded harshly on Thursday to confirmed reports that Israel had launched an airstrike against Syria, calling it an affront to the UN charter and a serious breach of international norms.
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[field_image_caption-raw] As Predicted, Austerity Policies Send US Economy Downward
Progressives economists who spent much of the last four years warning against the implementation of austerity policies in the US did not share in the surprise expressed by many lawmakers and mainstream pundits when new GDP data released Wednesday showed Q4 growth trending the economy back towards...
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[title] The Legal and Ethical Case Against Obama's Drone Program
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