News for 2013-04-29

Monday, April 29, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Feminist Journalist Mary Thom Dies in Motorcycle Crash at 68
The prominent feminist journalist, author and editor Mary Thom has died at the age of 68.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Feds Readying Push for More Wiretapping
The U.S. government is pushing for more online surveillance, drafting legislation that would force companies like Google to comply with wiretap orders, the Washington Post reported Sunday. Ellen Nakashima writes:
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[field_image_caption-raw] Northeast US Ocean Temperatures Highest on Record: Report
Ocean surface temperatures off the Northeast U.S. coast last year were the highest in 150 years, according to a new report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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[field_image_caption-raw] TransCanada: Small-Scale Protests Against KXL Not Slowing 'Overall Construction Progress'
Though two climate activists on Monday morning were the latest to be arrested by police after securing themselves to heavy machinery at a Keystone XL construction site in recent weeks, the corporation behind the pipeline claims that such small-scale protests are doing little to impact the...
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[title] Act of Terror: Arrested for Filming Police Officers
When police carried out a routine stop-and-search of her boyfriend on the London Underground, Gemma Atkinson filmed the incident. She was detained, handcuffed and threatened with arrest. She launched a legal battle, which ended with the police settling the case in 2010. With the money from the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Pharmaceutical Extortion: Pay Up, or Die
A group of cancer experts has issued a searing indictment of the "free market economy" principles that allow pharmaceutical companies to reap enormous profits while patients remain hostages to the industry, forced to either pay high drug prices or lose their lives. In an editorial in Blood , the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] A Win for the Bees: EU Votes to Ban Bee-Harming Pesticides
In a historic vote on Monday, the European Union banned the use of bee-harming pesticides across the continent for a minimum of two years, garnering praise from environmental groups who have said that the population of the vital pollinators, along with the global food supply, are in grave danger...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Calling Out 'Crimes' of Obama, 31 Arrested Blockading NY Drone Base
Thirty-one people were arrested at the Hancock Air Force Base in Syracuse, N.Y. on Sunday after protesting against the deadly U.S. drone program that has killed thousands of innocent civilians around the world.
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[field_image_caption-raw] New Research: Economic Austerity in US and Europe 'Is Killing People'
Recessions hurt, but austerity kills.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Climate Collision Course: CO2 Levels About to Hit 400 PPM
The world is likely days away from a "sobering milestone" in our planetary history.
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[title] Jeremy Scahill: Killing Anwar al-Awlaki
When President Obama killed the Al Qaeda-affiliated cleric Anwar al-Awlaki by drone strike in September of 2011, he set a dangerous precedent: The president of the United States was now serving as judge, jury and executioner for American citizens. Read the full story by Jeremy Scahill, Inside...
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[field_image_caption-raw] CIA 'Biggest Source of Corruption in Afghanistan'
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