News for 2013-05-06

Monday, May 6, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Great Recession "Grinds On" For American Youth
Arguably one of the biggest casualties of America's economic state is a generation of youth for whom the Great Recession painfully continues to "grind on."
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[title] Noam Chomsky: Things Are Ugly—Do Something About It
Post-9/11 repression pales in comparison to what Americans have had in the past, and we have more ways to make a change than people used to have. So why aren't we doing anything with them? "I've never seen such fear and anger in the country before," Noam Chomsky says in this video. "On the other...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Wisconsin Bill Would Treat Organic Milk, Sharp Cheddar, Brown Eggs as "Junk Food"
Wisconsin ranks 44th in the nation for new job creation.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Widely Opposed Nuclear Plant Moves Forward in India
India's Supreme Court gave the OK on Monday for a hotly-contested nuclear plant in the state of Tamil Nadu to move towards operation, sparking opponents to vow to continue their fight.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Neither Admit Nor Deny: Big Business Allowed To Pay Millions to Avoid Jail
Record fines adding up to $36 billion have been paid out in the last 12 years by multinational corporations to the U.S. government to settle charges of corruption and fraud. But are they getting away with a slap on the wrist to avoid prosecution for major crimes?
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[field_image_caption-raw] House GOP Prepares Fast-Track for Keystone XL
This month, the Republican-dominated House of Representatives will vote on, and likely approve, a measure that bypasses White House approval of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, fast-tracking construction of the controversial project. In a memo sent Friday to fellow Republicans, House Majority...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Former Gitmo Prosecutor Urges Obama to Close Shadowy Military Prison
Guantanamo's former chief military prosecutor Colonel Morris Davis is urging President Barack Obama to end indefinite detention and close Guantanamo.
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[title] Guantanamo Hunger Strike Forces Debate About Detention
Michael Ratner: Just when it seemed the illegal detention of prisoners at Guantanamo was off the radar, hunger strikers took control of their own destiny
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[field_image_caption-raw] Climate Change's 'Evil Twin': Ocean Acidification
The rapidly acidifying Arctic Ocean caused by absorbing the world's CO2 emissions have pushed us beyond "critical thresholds," with widespread impacts to be felt for "tens of thousands of years" even if we stopped emissions, say scientists.
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