News for 2013-03-07

Thursday, March 7, 2013
[title] Tim DeChristopher’s Release from Prison Inspires Earth Day Theatrical Release of Bidder 70
In celebration of Earth Day, environmental activist Tim DeChristopher documentary Bidder 70 will be shown in theaters across the country on April 22. Film synopsis :
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[field_image_caption-raw] HuffPo Makes Deadly Reality of US Drone Policy Painfully Clear
In an editorial decision clearly designed to provoke emotion and bring attention to the often ignored death toll of innocent people—especially children—killed by missiles from US drones in recent years, the Huffington Post on Thursday used its masthead to show grim pictures of dead or wounded child...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Shadowy Group at the Root of US Wage Suppression: Who Else But ALEC?
Legislative wage-suppression and a continued attack on workers' rights have spread across the country in the years following the financial meltdown thanks largely in part to the shadowy lobbying group known as ALEC, according to a new report by the National Employment Law Project (NELP).
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Indictment of Two-Tiered Education System': Black Students Hit Most by Mass School Closings in Chicago
As the dismantling of public education couched as 'reform' sweeps across the country, new reporting shows the potential closing of over 100 public schools in Chicago will overwhelmingly affect black students. An analysis from the Sun-Times shows that 9 out of 10 of the students affected by the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Will 'Angry Summer' Report Finally Crack Australian Media's 'Climate Silence'?
Observers in Australia are curious to see if a new climate report released by the government this week can accomplish what activists and scientists have so far been unable to achieve: getting the media to accurately report the connection between the nation's extreme weather and the impact of human-...
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[field_image_caption-raw] White House Explores How to Make 'War on Terror' Policies 'Permanent'
Though the Authorization for Use of Military Force —a joint resolution passed in the days following the 9/11 attacks—has been repeatedly reauthorized by Congress, officials inside the White House reveal that the Obama administration is having specific conversations about how to both expand the law'...
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[field_image_caption-raw] North Korea: US Has No Monopoly on Right to Preemptive Nuclear Attacks
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[field_image_caption-raw] NY Assembly Passes Two Year Fracking Moratorium, Senate Hoped to Follow
In a roll call vote of 95-40, the New York State Assembly has passed a two-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") , the toxic horizontal drilling process through which oil and gas is procured that's found within shale rock basins across the country and the world.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'They Profit, You Pay': Activists Slam Nuclear Industry as Fukushima Remains Too Hot to Enter
With the two year anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster quickly approaching, environmental activists from Greenpeace launche
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[field_image_caption-raw] Canadian Gov't Targets US Journalists in Keystone XL Approval Scheme
Canada's Harper government is systematically targeting American journalists in an "elaborate" scheme to promote approval of the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, newly released diplomatic cables reveal.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Legislative Assault' on Women: Arkansas Passes Nation's Most Restrictive Abortion Law
Arkansas has just passed the nation's most restrictive abortion law, marking another "legislative assault" on women. On Wednesday the Arkansas House voted to override a veto from Democratic Governor Mike Beebe on a measure banning abortion after 12 weeks of pregnancy, following an earlier vote by...
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[title] Ron Finley: A Guerilla Gardener in South Central LA
Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA -- in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where "the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys."
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[field_image_caption-raw] Afghanistan a Minefield for the Innocent
KABUL - Efforts to clear Afghanistan of landmines have been painfully slow. At least 45 people on average lose their limbs every month to deadly anti-personnel mines, according to the Mine Action Coordination Centre of Afghanistan, formerly a project of the UN Mine Action Service, and now a...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Progressives: Paul's Filibuster Against 'Extrajudicial Killing' on Target
Progressives may disapprove of the GOP messenger, but on Wednesday they found much to support in his long-winded challenge to Obama's claimed authority to target US citizens for extrajudicial killing.
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