News for 2013-04-18

Thursday, April 18, 2013
[title] No OSHA Inspections at Texas Plant in 5 Years: Are We Doing Enough to Protect Workplace Safety?
In the wake of the deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant, reporter Mike Elk of In These Times magazine joins us to discuss the plant’s safety record and the troubling regulatory
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[field_image_caption-raw] Rights Groups Slam House Passage of Privacy-Invading CISPA
Rights groups are slamming the House passage of the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) Thursday afternoon, a bill they say "undermines the privacy of millions of Internet users." The bill received strong Republican support with 196 in favor and 29 opposing. But the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Sandra Steingraber, Others Get 15 Days in Jail for Civil Disobedience Against Gas Co.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Migrant Workers Gunned Down in Greece
Twenty-eight migrant workers were gunned down in Greece on Wednesday after demanding back pay owed to them on a farm they had worked on for several months. Up to 28 out of a total of 200 mostly Bangladeshi immigrant workers who came under fire were hospitalized following the incident, although no...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Majority in the US: Redistribute Wealth, Enact 'Robin Hood Tax'
A majority of people in the U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Nebraskans Take on Keystone XL in Public Hearing
Hundreds of Nebraskans are hoping to have their voices heard on Thursday as they rally to attend a public hearing with the US State Department over the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Red Cross Chief Urges Caution Over Covert Drones
The president of the humanitarian organisation International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) this week warned of the organisation’s concerns over drones being used in situations that are not official armed conflicts. Peter Maurer made the comments following a four-day trip to Washington, in which...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Using Social Media, Yemeni Pushes Back Against US Drone Strike Narrative
Following reports of two US drone bombings in Yemen on Wednesday, a deeper look at the situation in the country reveals just how little critical reporting is done in the aftermath of such airstrikes in a country that few Western readers well understand.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Maduro Blasts Kerry for Rejecting Venezuelan Election Win
The Obama administration continues to stoke tensions with Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro following Maduro’s narrow election victory. On Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry said he does not know if the United States will recognize Maduro’s defeat of opposition leader Henrique Capriles...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Hunger Strikes and Indefinite Detention: A Rundown on What’s Going on at Gitmo
It’s been 11 years since the first detainees were brought to Guantanamo Bay.
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[field_image_caption-raw] FBI Releases Images of Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects
Breaking news update: The FBI has released images of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing, asking the public to help identify them. The images include 11 photographs and one video of the two "suspects."
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Shame on You!': Outrage Follows Senate's Gun Law Failure
As Senators on both side of the aisle promptly killed the "watered-down, over-compromised" Manchin-Toomey gun safety bill Wednesday, onlookers declared "shame" on the dissenting legislators vowing that this moment will not be forgotten come next election period. The significantly weakened...
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[title] Comparing Gun Fatalities vs Terror Fatalities
Gun fatalities exceeded 30,000 per year and terrorism fatalities totaled about 3,400 since 1970, yet we treat acts of terror with an understanding that we will do anything to stop it but don't react the same way regarding gun violence. Chris Hayes looks at the comparison on the day the gun bill...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Massive Fertilizer Explosion Devastates Texas Town; Many Dead
BREAKING: Many fatalities are feared and hundreds were injured in a massive explosion on Wednesday night at a fertilizer plant outside of Waco, Texas. The blast destroyed numerous residential buildings including a nursing home, authorities said. The blast was reported at about 8:00 pm local time in...
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