News for 2013-03-14

Thursday, March 14, 2013
[title] 'Funeral for our Future' Protesting the Keystone XL Pipeline
On March 11, 100+ youth and allies returned in force to TransCanada's MA office to escalate the battle to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline . They were there to hold TransCanada accountable for the degradation of our planet and the impoverishment of the future of the world's youth.
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[field_image_caption-raw] In 'Largest State Takeover of US City,' Detroit Gets Emergency Financial Manager
In what has been described as "the largest state takeover of a city in U.S. history," an emergency financial manager has been officially appointed for Detroit.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Demonstrators Met With Riot Police, Arrests at Vigil for Brooklyn Teen Shot by Police
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Justice is Broken': Military Rape Epidemic Slammed at Senate Hearing
Survivors of military sexual assault testifying before the Senate armed services committee on Wednesday told the panel that the military criminal justice system is "broken" and that the "epidemic" of sexual violence is a direct result of a misogynistic culture and a system that allows assault to be...
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Spy Agencies to Get Access to Trove of Citizens' Private Financial Data
Multiple U.S. agencies will soon have access to a massive database of private financial data on citizens and individuals who do business in the U.S., giving national intelligence agencies the ability "to analyze more raw financial data than they have ever had before." These revelations were...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Dirty Wars: Pope Francis' Ties to Argentina's Rightwing Junta
Democracy Now! reports this morning:
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[field_image_caption-raw] Whistleblower: VA Withheld Data Linking Gulf War Vets' Sicknesses to Toxic Exposures
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs withheld data showing links between Gulf War veterans' illnesses and toxic environmental hazards they were exposed to such as burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan, a whistleblower told a House hearing on Wednesday. Charging the accusations was Dr. Steven...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Herbicides for GMOs Driving Monarch Butterfly Populations to 'Ominous' Brink
The migratory population of the monarch butterfly has reached an "ominous" low, researchers in Mexico announced Wednesday.
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[title] The Man Behind the 47% Video
Scott Prouty, the bartender who recorded Mitt Romney’s infamous 47% remarks at a fundraising dinner during the presidential campaign, has come out of the shadows to talk about the recording that changed the course of the 2012 campaign. “How big a decision was it for you to release the tape and to...
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[title] Why Climate Change Matters: A Three-Minute Analogy
Those who think single-degree climate changes on Earth don't matter… should think again. Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication – and Bill’s featured guest on this week’s encore Moyers & Company -- offers a striking analogy, making the case in less...
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Claims No Indefinite Detention at Guantánamo
WASHINGTON - In unusual public testimony, the U.S. government has publicly stated that no “indefinite detention” is taking place among detainees at the military prison in Guantánamo Bay. “The United States only detains individuals when that detention is lawful and does not intend to hold any...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Progressive 'Back to Work' Budget Wins Praise for Anti-Austerity Approach
In the midst of ongoing hysteria about a ' non-existent deficit crisis ' in Washington, the Congressional Progressive Caucus on Wednesday unveiled an alternative approach to destructive austerity economics by releasing their ' Back to Work Budget ' plan for 2014.
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