News for 2013-03-12

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
[title] Sean Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Artists Against Fracking Present: "Don't Frack My Mother"
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[field_image_caption-raw] In World First, Japan Extracts Gas From 'Fire Ice' Deposits Off Coast
As the planet heats up and the exploitation of harder-to-get-at fuels continues, Japan announced on Tuesday that it had achieved a world first by extracting natural gas from methane hydrate, known as "fire ice," from the seabed off its coast. The New York Times reports that
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[field_image_caption-raw] Introduced Constitutional Amendment says: 'Democracy for People, Not Corporations'
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) introduced a joint resolution on Tuesday calling for a constitutional amendment that would undo the damage they say was caused by a Supreme Court ruling that allows "unrestricted, secret campaign spending by corporations and billionaires."
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[field_image_caption-raw] Top Navy Brass on Biggest Threat in Pacific: Climate Change, Not North Korea
America’s top military officer in charge of monitoring the Pacific region—which currently includes threats of a preemptive strike from North Korea and heightened tensions between Japan and neighboring China—believes the number one threat to stability in the region is climate change.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Brooklyn Community Says 'Enough is Enough!' After Police Kill 16-Year-Old Boy
Following a candlelit vigil in Brooklyn, NY for 16-year-old Kimani Gray, who was shot dead by undercover police officers over the weekend, residents staged a candlelit vigil and march to express their outrage and were met by riot police on the streets.
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[field_image_caption-raw] House Democrats Demand Answers from Obama about Drone Killings
Key members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus have sent a letter to President Obama demanding more transparency and a "full, unclassified release of information" regarding his ongoing and highly controversial drone and targeted assassination programs.
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[field_image_caption-raw] WSJ: CIA 'Ramping Up' Role in Iraq
As the U.S. military's role in Iraq's Counterterrorism Service (CTS) dwindles, the CIA is stepping in and "ramping up" its role with the unit, The Wall Street Journal reports on Tuesday. Citing unnamed U.S. officials, the WSJ reports that the increased CIA role is in an effort to prevent spillover...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Manning Statement Audio Leaked in Opposition to 'Extreme Secrecy in Our Courts'
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[field_image_caption-raw] Over 100 Guantánamo Hunger Strikers Protest Cruelty of Indefinite Detention
Over 100 prisoners in Guantánamo Bay's Camp 6 have reportedly joined in a hunger strike in protest of the worsening conditions amidst the "crushing reality" of indefinite detention. Camp 6 houses an estimated 130 men, the majority of the 166 detainees still incarcerated at Guantánamo.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Warming World Is Stripping the Future of 'Four Seasons'
UXBRIDGE, Canada - “Canada is not a country, it’s winter,” Canadians say with pride. But the nation’s long, fearsome winters will live only in memory and song for Canadian children born this decade. Winters are already significantly warmer and shorter than just 30 years ago. The temperature regimes...
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[title] James Hansen with Subhankar Banerjee: The US is the 'Most Dangerous Climate Criminal in the World'
James Hansen was introduced by Subhankar Banerjee, then gave a talk: James Hansen in conversation with Subhankar Banerje:
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[field_image_caption-raw] Critics: Ryan's GOP Austerity Budget Only Dangerous If Democrats Play Along
Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the House Republican budget proposal on Tuesday.
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