News for 2013-04-08

Monday, April 8, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Climate Change to Bring 'Superstorm Sandys' to Europe
Hurricane Sandy may have been a harbinger of storms to come to Europe, new research shows, as more details about the destructive climate impact greenhouse gases are bringing the planet come to light.
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[title] Oliver Stone's Journey from Cold Warrior to America's Untold History
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Navy Gets 'Slap on the Wrist' Fine for Ramming Into Pristine Philippine Reef
The U.S. government has been fined $1.5 million for damages the Navy caused when one of its minesweepers rammed into a World Heritage-listed coral reef in the Philippines, officials announced on Monday. 2,345.67 square meters of the Tubbataha reef were damaged, according to an assessment led by US...
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[field_image_caption-raw] The Other Side of the Coin in Spain
MÁLAGA, Spain - Wholemeal rye bread, lettuce and chard are some of the products on offer from the El Caminito urban vegetable garden at the small organic produce market in this southern Spanish city, with prices set in “comunes”, one of more than 30 social currencies circulating in the country.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013): Tariq Ali on Late British PM’s Legacy From Austerity to Apartheid
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died at the age of 87. Thatcher was Britain’s first female prime minister, serving three terms in office. Known as the "Iron Lady," Thatcher became synonymous with austerity economics as a close ally of President Ronald Reagan.
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[field_image_caption-raw] New WikiLeaks Docs Show 'Vast Range & Scope' of US Global Influence
Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks has published over 1.7 million U.S. diplomatic and intelligence documents that founder Julian Assange described to Britain's Press Association as showing the "vast range and scope" of U.S. global influence.
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[title] Lawrence Lessig: We the People, and the Republic We Must Reclaim
There is a corruption at the heart of American politics, caused by the dependence of Congressional candidates on funding from the tiniest percentage of citizens. That's the argument at the core of this blistering talk by legal scholar Lawrence Lessig. With rapid-fire visuals, he shows how the...
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