News for 2013-02-07

Thursday, February 7, 2013
[title] Infiltrating ICE: How Undocumented Activists Are Organizing on the Inside
Undocumented immigrant activists Marco Saavedra and Viridiana Martinez were picked up by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement and sent to Florida's Broward Transitional Center last summer. But their cases were special: They had both voluntarily gotten themselves locked up, in order to more...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Poll: Westerners Want to Keep Drilling Off Public Lands
Confirming long-held environmentalist ideals about the importance of public lands, a new poll released Thursday, "Conservation in the West," found that individuals living in the western United States strongly value their public spaces and share a deep desire to safeguard these protected lands from...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Opening Message at Brennan Hearing: 'Stop CIA Murder'
'Stop CIA Murder' was the message that opened the confirmation hearing of CIA nominee and drone war architect John Brennan Thursday afternoon as he faced the Senate Intelligence Committee. MSNBC reported that minutes before the hearing was scheduled to begin at 2:30, one protester had already been...
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[field_image_caption-raw] EU Bans Animal Testing in Cosmetics
Though a major victory for animals and animal-rights groups, the recent announcement that the European Union is banning the use of animals in cosmetic testing shines a light on the sparse regulation of the chemicals used by the cosmetic industry in the United States.
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[field_image_caption-raw] TransCanada CEO Meeting With State Dept. Official
The CEO of the company behind the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is meeting with a senior State Department official "behind closed doors," The Hill reports on Thursday. According to the article, TransCanada's Russ Girling's meeting on Thursday will be with Kerri-Ann Jones, Assistant Secretary of...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Justice Dept. Argues Appeal of NDAA Ruling
The ability of the U.S. government to jail people without charge or trial is back in court. A group of reporters, scholars and activists — including Noam Chomsky and Chris Hedges — are suing the Obama administration over the controversial provision in the National Defense Authorization Act, saying...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Tunisia in 'State of Siege' Following Opposition Killing
One day after the " shocking" killing of opposition leader Chokri Belaid, Tunisia remains in a "state of siege" as labor leaders call for a general strike and continued street demonstrations against the government spark deep internal rifts.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Draft Arctic Oil Spill Agreement 'Totally Inadequate'
Environmentalists are warning that a meeting of environment ministers that took place Monday in Sweden has agreed on a weak and inadequate response plan in case of an oil spill in the Arctic Ocean.
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[title] Glenn Greenwald: Fury over Brooklyn College BDS Event is "Desperation" for Growing Israel Criticism
New York politicians are threatening to cut funding to Brooklyn College if the school hosts a forum Thursday night about the Palestinian-led campaign to boycott and divest from Israel. The Brooklyn College Political Science Department is among the event’s co-sponsors. In response, a group of New...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Obama to Give Congress Memo for US Citizens on 'Kill List'
The White House ordered the Justice Department on Wednesday to release to Congress the classified documents that explain the legal justification for putting U.S. citizens on the "kill list," a day ahead of the confirmation hearing for CIA director nominee and drone architect John Brennan.
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