News for 2013-03-25

Monday, March 25, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] New Jersey Governor Christie Paves Way for Privatizing Camden Schools
The wave of school privatizations couched under the banner of "reform" may be headed to Camden, New Jersey. Taking advantage of what he described as a crisis in the Camden school district, Governor Chris Christie announced Monday that the district "has proven undeniably to be broken and incapable...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Sierra Club Slams Environmental Groups for Backing Fracking
Several national and regional environmental groups should seriously reconsider their relationship with the nation's biggest oil and gas companies, the Sierra Club said last week, following a new partnership in which gas companies and environmental groups will work together to establish "strict"...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Scientists Link Harsh Winters to Dramatic Decline in Arctic Ice
As the Eastern Seaboard of the United States bears the brunt of yet another late season snow storm, a growing body of research proves that the record decline in Arctic sea ice has played a "critical role" in the large and southerly snowfalls of recent years.
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[title] Marc Mauer and Sabrina Jones: The Graphic Retelling of Race to Incarcerate
Marc Mauer is one of the country’s leading experts on sentencing policy, race and the criminal justice system. Race to Incarcerate, Mauer’s groundbreaking book on how sentencing policies led to the explosive expansion of the U.S. prison population. Just out, is the graphic novel version, Race to...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'The Direction of the Country is Clear': Marriage Rights Go Before Supreme Court
As the Supreme Court prepares to hear two seminal cases this week which many believe will determine the future for gay marriage in the United States, same-sex marriage advocates say increased support and expanding state legislation in favor of gay marriage shows that momentum is clearly on their...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Report: Immigrants Being Held in Solitary Confinement for Weeks
The New York Times is reporting about 300 immigrants are being held in solitary confinement at U.S. detention centers on any given day even though they are being held on civil, not criminal, charges.
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[field_image_caption-raw] CIA Boosting Covert Arms Shipments to Syria: NYT Report
Confirming reports that the U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] California Investigation Follows Trail of 'Dark Money' Across US
The state of California has ramped up an investigation into the source of an $11 million money trail that was covertly used to fund two separate state referendum campaign drives ahead of last year's ballot, with strong implications that the Koch Brothers are behind the scheme, the Huffington Post...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Years of Suffering' for Cyprus as New Bailout Deal Escalates 'Austerity Economics'
Cyprus has reached a last minute, draconian bailout deal on Monday that some analysts are saying will bring "years of suffering" to the Mediterranean island nation. The Independent describes the "punishing deal" with the troika of the IMF, the European Central Bank and the European Union:
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[field_image_caption-raw] Mega Nuclear Power Plant Raises Fear of Fukushima Type Disaster in India
Bhagwat Singh Gohil frets for the future of his bountiful orchards in Mithi Virdi village in western Gujarat state’s coastal district Bhavnagar. “After contending with droughts, rough seas and earthquakes we are staring at the possibility of a man-made disaster in the shape of a nuclear power park...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'We Have Not Forgotten Your Suffering': Group Calls for Nationwide Fast in Solidarity with Guantanamo Hunger Strike
Activists across the country began a week-long fast on Sunday in solidarity with the hunger striking detainees at Guantanamo Bay prison in a mass action meant to remind the prisoners and their families that "we have not forgotten their suffering."
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[title] Policing the Freedom of the Internet
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