News for 2013-04-22

Monday, April 22, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Richie Havens, Folk and Woodstock Legend, Dead at 72
Richie Havens, the folk singer who was the opening act of Woodstock, the legendary 1969 music festival, has died. He was only 72. He died today of a heart attack at his home in Jersey City, New Jersey, according to his booking agent, The Roots Agency.
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[title] True Essence of Resourcefulness (Via the Coconut)
In Sri Lanka, the coconut is, in a sense, a source of life. Not only it is the main ingredient in most Sri Lankan dishes, but the entire coconut tree — From the roots to the coconut itself to the tips of the leaves — plays a major role in the non-culinary ways of life. Without the coconut, things...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Activists Arrested in Die-In: 'Shut Down Guantanamo, End Indefinite Detention'
Twelve activists were arrested outside of a Federal Courthouse in New York City on Monday after protesting in response to a recent confession by Guantanamo Bay prison officials that 84 detainees are on hunger strike and 16 of them are being force-fed, an act considered by many to be a form of...
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[title] Every 28 Hours 2012 Report: Extrajudicial Killings of 313 Black People
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[field_image_caption-raw] Report: Last 3 Decades of 20th Century Hotter Than Anytime in 1,400 Years
A groundbreaking new report published Sunday by Nature Geoscience found that average worldwide temperatures over the past thirty years were "higher than any other time in nearly 1,400 years."
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[field_image_caption-raw] KXL 'Public Comment' Period Ends, But Climate Activists Pledge Renewed KXL Resistance
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[field_image_caption-raw] After Boston Marathon Arrest: Will US Deny Constitutional Rights in the Name of Fear?
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[field_image_caption-raw] Fukushima Clean-Up Will Last More Than Forty Years, says Nuclear Watchdog
The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant must get its act together and stabilize the plant's "essential systems," the International Atomic Energy Agency urged on Monday , saying that it will likely take more time than the 40 years to properly decommission the site.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Tim DeChristopher: Champion of Climate Movement Released on Eve of Earth Day
Pioneering environmental activist Tim DeChristopher was released from jail on Sunday—one day before Earth Day—after serving two years for disrupting an "illegal" Bush administration auction of oil and gas exploitation rights of pristine public lands in southeastern Utah. After being released,...
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[title] Obama Preaches Stimulus to Europe and Practices Austerity at Home
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[field_image_caption-raw] George W. Bush: 'No Need to Defend Myself'
Ahead of the opening of the George W.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Civil Society Raises Pressure Over Nuclear Arms Treaty
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