News for 2013-02-04

Monday, February 4, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Hundreds Rally in NY: 'Not One Fracking Well'
Hundreds of anti-fracking activists a packed legislative hearing in Albany, NY on Monday to demand that Governor Cuomo protect the state's air and water supply and not lift the ban on the controversial drilling practice known as fracking.
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[title] On Rosa Parks’ 100th Birthday, Recalling Her Rebellious Life Before and After the Montgomery Bus
Born on Feb. 4, 1913, today would have been Rosa Parks’ 100th birthday. On Dec. 1, 1955, Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Her act of resistance led to a 13-month boycott of the Montgomery bus system that would help spark the civil rights...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Ron Paul Stirs Up Right Wing With Tweet About 'American Sniper'
In reaction to Saturday's shooting death of 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle, Ron Paul stirred criticism amongst his peers this afternoon, tweeting:
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[field_image_caption-raw] Report: Japanese Whaling 'Dead in the Water' Without Millions in Subsidies
The controversial Japanese whaling industry, which has met fierce criticism and often combative oversea confrontations , is "effectively dead in the water" without large government subsidies says a new report by animal watchdog group, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (Ifaw).
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[field_image_caption-raw] Obama Granted Sweeping Power in 'Secret' Cyber-Wars
U.S. President Barack Obama has been granted sweeping powers to order preemptive cyber-strikes on any given country, anonymous officials involved in a "secret legal review" of U.S. cyber warfare rules, told the New York Times Monday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Oklahoma Woman Locks Her Neck to Keystone XL Construction Equipment
Early this morning Norman, Oklahoma resident Elisabeth Leja locked her neck to equipment used in constructing the Keystone XL pipeline. Citing concerns for Oklahoma’s waterways, and their importance for the health of future generations, her actions have halted construction at the site on Highway 62...
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[field_image_caption-raw] NY Governor Proposes Post-Sandy Conservation Over Reconstruction
In a rare move for coastal preservation, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is rebuking the trend of knee-jerk rebuilding and rampant coastline development by proposing a buyout of flood-prone properties damaged by Superstorm Sandy to restore as wetlands and other "natural buffers."
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[title] Yoko Ono and Artists Against Fracking Find Out What Fracking Has Done to Pennsylvania
On Jan. 17, Artists Against Fracking co-founders Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon were joined by actor Susan Sarandon, peace leader Arun Gandhi, filmmaker Josh Fox and activists to lead members of the press on a bus tour of fracking sites in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.
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