News for 2013-03-28

Thursday, March 28, 2013
[title] Noam Chomsky: If Nuclear War Doesn't Get Us, Climate Change Will
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[field_image_caption-raw] More 'Corporate Welfare': Obama Signs 'Monsanto Protection Act' Into Law
President Obama signed what has been dubbed the "Monsanto Protection Act" on Tuesday, legislation critics say amounts to "corporate welfare" for biotechnology corporations like Monsanto, and puts farmers and the environment in jeopardy.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Despite 'Enormous Risk' White House Reaffirms Commitment to Arctic Drilling
A White House official reaffirmed Wednesday the Obama administration's commitment to the Arctic offshore drilling program despite the "dangerous risk" of catastrophic consequences for the pristine marine ecosystem.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Guantanamo Guards Denying Water to Hunger Strikers to Thwart Protest, say Lawyers
Prisoners on hunger strike in Guantanamo Bay are now being denied water among other abuses as prison guards attempt to force them off the strike, the prisoners' lawyers said Wednesday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] New Research Shows Global Warming Speeding Up
The rate of global warming is speeding up, say scientists, despite the apparent stagnation in the rise of global surface air temperatures that may have prevented people from recognizing "the danger of the climate problem we face."
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[field_image_caption-raw] No Safe 'Delivery Mechanisms for the Poison': 30,000 Gallons of Oil Spill in Minn. Derailment
Up to 30,000 gallons of oil spilled on Wednesday when a mile-long train carrying the crude derailed in Minnesota, giving further evidence that there are no safe "delivery mechanisms for the poison" of fossil fuels. 14 of a Canadian Pacific train's 94 cars went off the tracks near the town of...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Rare Reporting Reveals Afghan Civilians Terrorized by US Drones
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[title] Watch: Chicago School Closing Protests
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Activists Target Obama's Drone Program for Protest Campaign
Planning is underway for a series of public protests against the infrastructure that supports the U.S. government's overseas drone program in an effort to galvanize the growing opposition to President Obama's policies which evidence shows results in untold civilian casualties and is exacerbating,...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Cyprus: Austerity Test-Case is 'Biggest Experiment in Financial History'
After being shuttered for nearly two weeks, Cyprus banks reopened on Thursday but not without tight new restrictions in place that put limits on the manner and amount of funds that depositors can withdraw.
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