News for 2013-05-14

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
[title] Nermeen Shaikh: Translating Words: We Must Learn to Listen, If We Are to Create A Better World
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[field_image_caption-raw] Wrong Way Forward: Growth in Fracking, Tar Sands Sending 'Shockwaves'
Signs abound that fossil fuels have brought us to the brink of climate calamity, and the need for renewable energy couldn't be clearer. Despite this, oil production from shale oil in the U.S. and tar sands production in Canada is surging, the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) stated on...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Sen. Warren Continues Campaign Against 'Too Big To Jail' Banks
Following up on a series of questions first posed during a Senate Banking Committee Hearing earlier this year that left her concerned that the nation's largest banks weren't only "too big to fail" but "too big to jail," Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Tuesday sent a strongly worded letter to the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Organic Farmers on Alert Following Monsanto Ruling
Monday's unanimous Supreme Court ruling against Indiana soybean farmer Vernon Hugh Bowman in favor of agriculture giant Monsanto has organic farmers on alert. "I think all [...] farmers and citizens should be concerned," said Jim Gerritsen, president of the Organic Seed Growers and Trade...
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[field_image_caption-raw] As IRS Scandal Spirals, Progressives Defend Rights 'Even the Tea Party Deserves'
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[field_image_caption-raw] Revealed: How US State Department 'Twists Arms' on Monsanto's Behalf
The U.S. State Department does the bidding of biotech giants like Monsanto around the world by "twisting the arms of countries" and engaging in vast public campaign schemes to push the sale of genetically modified seeds, according to a new report released Tuesday by Food & Water Watch.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Angelina Jolie's Cancer Testing and Corporate Control of Human Genes
Actress Angelina Jolie's announcement on Tuesday that she underwent a double mastectomy following genetic testing underscores the broad implications of an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decision on whether corporations can own human genes.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'We Will Be Heard': NC Mobilizes Against GOP 'Assault' on Working Families
Not since the days of the Woolworth lunch counter sit-ins has North Carolina been such a hot bed of civil disobedience.
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[title] There Are Two IRS Scandals: One You've Heard Of And One You Haven't
Chris Hayes talks to Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Cay Johnston and Congressman Keith Ellison of Minnesota about the lesser-known IRS scandal that started with the Citizens United decision.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Victory in Seattle as Teachers Win Battle in Standardized Test Boycott
Seattle teachers who took a strong and public stance by refusing to administer a "flawed" but mandatory standardized test earlier this school year are celebrating a victory after an announcement by the school district saying the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test will not be given to high...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Abuse of Power': Obama's DOJ Blasted for Seizure of AP Phone Records
Obama's Justice Department is under fire following revelations revealed by the Associated Press that the government secretly obtained two months worth of private phone records from the news agency in 2012 during what appears to be a brazen attempt to discover the source of an intelligence leak.
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