News for 2013-05-13

Monday, May 13, 2013
[title] After Ríos Montt Found Guilty of Genocide: Guatemalan President Pérez Molina, U.S. Officials Next?
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[field_image_caption-raw] Cornel West: Obama 'Is a War Criminal'
In an interview with the Guardian published on Sunday , renowned professor and prolific critic of the "military-industrial-complex" and rampant "plutocracy" in the U.S. and around the world, Dr. Cornel West explained his views on the state of America today and his fall from grace, by design, with...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Will Climate Change Make You Homeless?
Climate change and weather-related disasters forced over 31 million people to flee their homes in 2012, according to a new report , offering a grim look
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[title] James Hansen: We Are Only Beginning to Feel Climate Change's Impact
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[field_image_caption-raw] Answer to Garment Industry's Deadliest Disaster: Labor Unions and Wage Hikes, Not Boycotts
As the Bangladesh government announces initial reforms for the country's garment industry, which claimed over a thousand lives in the recent collapse of a factory building, Muhammed Yunus—economist and winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize—says that US consumers and producers must do their part, too, to...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Tax Rates Down, Havens Thriving: Corporations Win, Workers Pay
When it comes to taxes, the corporations are winning and working people are losing. Big time.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Corporate Win: Supreme Court Says Monsanto Has 'Control Over Product of Life'
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of biotech giant Monsanto, ordering Indiana farmer Vernon Hugh Bowman, 75, to pay Monsanto more than $84,000 for patent infringement for using second generation Monsanto seeds purchased second hand—a ruling which will have broad implications for the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Afghan Officials: 'Significant Evidence' of US Involvement in Torture of Civilians
Confirming earlier allegations that US forces were involved in the torture and extrajudicial killing of civilians in Afghanistan's Wardak province, the New York Times reported Sunday that Afghan officials are saying they have "substantial evidence of American involvement" and are pursuing the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Diet for a Hot and Hungry Planet: Bugs
An environmentally friendly, healthy food source might be lurking in your backyard right now.
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[title] Phyllis Bennis: Drums Beat for US Military Intervention in Syria but Israel Finds a Weakened Assad "Convenient"
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[field_image_caption-raw] Guantanamo Prison Documents Reveal 'Brutality of Force-Feeding'
News outlet Al-Jazeera has obtained an internal document detailing the US military's approach to the ongoing hunger strike by more than 100 detainees being held at the offshore detention center at Guantanamo Bay.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Human Indifference on Climate Imperils 50,000 Species Worldwide: Study
Thanks to humankind's enormous consumption of fossil fuels over the last century and its refusal to bring down carbon emissions, a new study says that 50,000 of the world's common plant and animals species are now at severe risk of losing their natural habitat in the coming decades.
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