News for 2013-02-26

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
[title] Sequestration Budget Cuts Will Deepen Recession: Both Parties Reject Stimulus
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[field_image_caption-raw] Manning's Right to a Speedy Trial Not Violated After 1,000 Days, Judge Rules
Bradley Manning has not had his rights violated while waiting in a cell for almost three years before being granted a trial, judge Colonel Denise Lind ruled in a pre-trial hearing Tuesday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] In 'Disturbing Decision' Supreme Court Rejects Challenge of Dragnet Surveillance of Americans
In what the ACLU has described as a "disturbing decision," the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a challenge brought by human rights groups, journalists and others against the federal government's warrantless wiretapping program. The FISA Amendments Act of 2008 the groups challenged allow the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Big Winner in Italian Election? The Five Star Movement
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[field_image_caption-raw] BP Trial Shows 'Culture of Greed' Led to Deepwater's 'Well from Hell'
BP failed to implement a safety plan on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig despite obvious risks of a blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, the first witness in BP's civil trial for the 2010 disaster testified on Tuesday. "There is ample evidence of intense pressure within the system to save time and...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Collusion With Austerity' Will Sink Obama, say Progressives
As the deadline of the so-called "budget sequestration" nears, progressives are warning President Obama that his obsession with giving credence to the "cut the deficit" antics of Republicans is a trap and that if Democrats don't jettison the failed "economics of austerity" immediately, they'll have...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Department of Peacebuilding' Aims to Fight US 'Culture of Violence'
This month House Democrats led by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) introduced legislation to create a U.S. Department of Peacebuilding that would serve to "target the root causes of violence" as well as implement "broad measures used to prevent violent conflict and create sustainable peace."
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[field_image_caption-raw] Gains of Civil Rights Era Threatened as 'Voting Rights Act' Goes Before Supreme Court
Bringing recent incidents of voter suppression and discrimination to the foreground, the US Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear arguments on a case that challenges the constitutionality of a key component of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Stop Owlcatraz!: Students Push to Stop Prison Corporation from Naming Stadium
Students rallying under the banner "Stop Owlcatraz" at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) occupied the university president's office on Monday to protest the naming rights for the football stadium going to the for-profit prison corporation GEO Group, which has a "horrific, well-publicized record of...
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[field_image_caption-raw] The Drone War Doctrine We Still Know Nothing About
The nomination of John Brennan to be CIA director has prompted intense debate on Capitol Hill and in the media about U.S. drone killings abroad.
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[title] Rarely Seen Film "King: A Filmed Record" Traces MLK’s Struggle from Montgomery to Memphis
In a Black History Month special, we air excerpts of a rarely seen Oscar-nominated documentary about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the rise of the civil rights movement. Produced by Ely Landau, "King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis" is made from original newsreel footage and other...
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[field_image_caption-raw] New Study Finds Connection Between 'Hotter Planet' and 'Extreme Weather'
A new study by German scientists suggests that several episodes of extreme weather in recent years can be directly contributed to what are described as "planetary waves" of warm air flows caused by increased heat on the planet driven by human industrialization and carbon emissions.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Oxfam: World's Largest Food Companies Creating Legacy of Destruction
The world's largest food and beverage companies may be profitable, but according to Oxfam International their practices are helping to destroy not only the natural resources that support a global food system but the lives of the people they depend on most: their employees and their customers.
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