News for 2013-04-02

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
[title] Chris Hayes: Arkansas Oil Pipeline Rupture Foreshadows Devastating Environmental Impact
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[field_image_caption-raw] Group Launches Campaign Calling for Revocation of Obama's Nobel Prize
On Tuesday, progressive campaigners Roots Action launched an online petition calling for the revocation of President Obama's 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Wake Up!: Campaign Aims to End Evening News' Prime Time 'Climate Silence'
Major TV stations including ABC, NBC and CBS need to "connect the dots between climate change and extreme weather" and provide far more climate change coverage during their evening newscasts, a coalition of environmental and media groups urged with the release of a new petition campaign Tuesday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Monsanto Protection Act' Sows Seeds of GMO Anger
A little-noticed rider in legislation, dubbed the Monsanto Protection Act by critics, signed into law by President Obama last Tuesday is sparking outrage as it begins to gather wider http://www.bloomberg .
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[field_image_caption-raw] In Wake of Sandy Hook Massacre, Connecticut Pushes Tough New Gun Legislation
Over one hundred days following the brutal Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, Connecticut legislative leaders announced Monday that they had agreed on what they called the most "far-reaching gun legislation package in the country." The proposal goes before both houses on Wednesday and is...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Majority of Americans Agree: Big Banks Need to Break Up
A majority of Americans believe that banks have gotten far too big, according to a new Huffington Post/ YouGov poll . According to the poll, sixty-one percent said that financial institutions "have become too large and powerful," while 17 percent disagreed.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Despite US Pressure to Weaken Provisions, UN Approves Arms Treaty
Despite the inability to pass any meaningful domestic gun control legislation, the US voted along with 153 other nation states on Tuesday to approve the first-ever treaty to regulate the global arms trade.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Eurozone Youth Face Unemployment Catastrophe
Youth unemployment hit nearly 60% in Greece in February, according to new figures published on Tuesday by the Eurostat statistics agency , revealing widespread job losses across the Eurozone as austerity wreaks a "cycle of decline."
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[field_image_caption-raw] New Photos From Keystone XL Debate: 'Imagine Arkansas Spill Times Ten'
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[field_image_caption-raw] Austerity Continues: Privatization of Greece's Rail Underway
The privatization of Greece's rail system is set to begin in June, the Greek government announced on Monday, as it continues to mete out the austerity including privatizations the troika imposed as a requisite for receiving bailout funds.
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[title] The Monsanto Protection Act: Why Has Obama Given Immunity to the Production and Sale of GMOs?
Al Jazeera : The controversial Monsanto Protection Act:
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[field_image_caption-raw] Fukushima Meltdown Driving Increased Abnormalities Among US Infants
Infants on the West Coast of the United States are showing increased incidents of thyroid abnormalities, which researchers are attributing to radiation released following the March 2011 meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
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[title] Will the Arkansas Oil Spill Have an Impact on POTUS Decision Over Keystone Pipeline?
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[field_image_caption-raw] Ten Years After US Invasion, 'Politics of Death' Not 'Democracy' in Iraq
Sold to the US public with noble promises of "liberation" and "democracy," the invasion of Iraq instead delivered what Agence France-Presse described on Tuesday as the "politics of death." Sectarian violence and political assassinations have been on the rise ahead of upcoming elections and March,...
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[field_image_caption-raw] NASA's James Hansen, Leaving Post to Fight Climate Change Full Time
James Hansen, the NASA scientist credited with raising the earliest and most consistent alarm over the dangers of human-caused global warming and climate change has announced that he's leaving his government job so that he can put his full energies into the climate movement he helped spur.
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