News for 2013-02-16

Saturday, February 16, 2013
[title] Sunday, February 17th: Forward on Climate
Who: 160 organizations and tens of thousands of activists like YOU What: The largest climate rally in U.S. history. When: February 17, 2013, Noon - 5:00 p.m. (please arrive by 11:30 a.m.)
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[field_image_caption-raw] Nuclear Dump in Washington Leaking Radioactive Waste
Reports that a storage tank for nuclear waste at the Hanford Nuclear facility in Washington state--one of the most contaminated nuclear waste sites in the country--is leaking radioactive waste were confirmed that state's governor Friday. As the Associated Press reports:
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[field_image_caption-raw] Zapatistas Break Silence to Slam Mexico Elite
After years of silence, secluded in their base communities in Mexico's impoverished south, indigenous Zapatista rebels have re-emerged with a series of public statements in recent weeks, attempting to reignite passions for their demands of "land, liberty, work and peace".
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Forward' on Fracking? Obama Scientist Makes Industry-Friendly Push for Gas Drilling Bonanza
One of Obama's top scientific advisers has signaled that the White House is poised to make a major push for the controversial practice of known as fracking--which environmental campaigners say is a betrayal of a truly clean energy agenda and evidence that the administration still misunderstands the...
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[title] Will Feb 17th Protest Stop the XL Pipeline and Shift Climate Debate?
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[field_image_caption-raw] Climate Change Added to US Government “High Risk” List
WASHINGTON - For the first time, a U.S. government auditor has added climate change to a list of issues that pose the greatest financial risk to the government and country. It is also warning that Washington is markedly unprepared to deal with the scope of the problem. The admonitions, coming...
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[title] Dark Money and The Fight to Keep Democracy Alive
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