News for 2013-03-18

Monday, March 18, 2013
[title] Noam Chomsky: The Amazing Rise and Fall of Presumption Of Innocence
The most bizarre part of Section 1021(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is that almost no one has heard about it. And whoever has heard about it, doesn’t want to talk about it. It’s almost as if someone took Dr. Goebbels’ “The bigger the lie, the more it will be believed” –...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Fracking Protesters Arrested Blockading Dirty 'Inergy' Site
12 protesters have been arrested in Watkins Glen, New York after demonstrating against the development of a natural gas and liquid petroleum storage facility, a harbinger of a hydraulic fracturing industry eager to spread across the state. The protesters blockaded the entrance to the planned...
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[field_image_caption-raw] As Austerity Looms, A Push for Progressive Budget that 'Works'
There are two budgets up for a vote in the US House of Representatives this week. One, according to many, is filled with terrible policy prescriptions that pamper the country's wealthiest while kicking the chair out from under workers, the elderly and the sick in the name of ending "the deficit...
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[title] American Employment Winter: Beware Reports of Spring
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[field_image_caption-raw] 10 Years After Iraq Invasion: Continued Myths, Hundreds of Thousands Killed
This week marks ten years since the U.S. invasion of Iraq. The Iraq war, which most today in the U.S. see as a mistake , has cost the U.S. trillions of dollars, billions of which were " wasted ."
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[field_image_caption-raw] Israel to Urge Joint US Airstrikes against Syria
An anonymous Israeli official has told the Guardian that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to use time during President Obama's upcoming Israel visit to gain U.S. support for possible military strikes against Syria.
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[field_image_caption-raw] As Nations Gather to Discuss Global Arms Treaty, NRA Goes into Wacko-Mode
The United Nations is hosting talks in New York today as more than 150 countries discuss a global arms treaty designed to lessen the illicit gun trade, especially as it intersects with international conflict zones. The National Rifle Association, however, is using the opportunity to once again...
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[title] Greece's Austerity Measures Put Patients at Risk
Pharmaceutical Companies withhold medicine from Greece, fearing that the medicine will be exported to other European countries. Greece is penalized for austerity measures it had been forced to implement.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Cyprus Revolts Following Troika Demand to Seize Individual Savings
Update (3:45 pm) :
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