News for 2013-05-16

Thursday, May 16, 2013
[title] Norman Solomon: Surveillance of AP on Behalf of National Security the 'Last Refuge of Scoundrels'
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[field_image_caption-raw] New Fracking Rules Show US Bowing to Industry
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management released new draft rules for fracking on public lands Thursday afternoon that would vastly weaken safeguards against the highly toxic gas extraction process, which has already done untold damage to public water, land and air.
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[title] Medea Benjamin Talks With Thom Hartmann on Drone Warfare
From the mountains of Pakistan to the border with Mexico - drones are America's 21st Century weapon of choice. What's fueling the rise of remote control warfare? Hartman asks Code Pink Co-Founder Medea Benjamin. Part One: Part Two:
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[field_image_caption-raw] Pentagon 'Rewrites Constitution' Affirming Endless War
The United States is truly engaged in an endless war.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Australia Pushes for Far-Reaching Ban on Geoengineering Scheme 'Ocean Fertilization'
Australia is working on a legally binding ban on the controversial geoengineering technique known as ocean fertilization, Agence France-Presse reports Wednesday. Ocean fertilization involves dumping iron into the ocean to fertilize plankton on the ocean floor—which, as the theory goes, would absorb...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Canary in the Ocean': Massive Fish Flight Shows Climate Change is Here
As ocean waters continue to heat up along with the rest of the planet, fish and other aquatic life forms are fleeing from their habitual regions to find the lower temperatures they have depended on for centuries, according to a new study released Wednesday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Canada Vows Plunder in the Arctic
Speaking before an intergovernmental forum Wednesday on the future of the Arctic, Canadian officials vowed "unprecedented industrial development" of the pristine and fragile polar region.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Note From Boston Bombing Suspect: Attack Was Retribution for Iraq, Afghanistan Wars
The remaining suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings left a note written on a wall in the boat where he was hiding justifying the attack as retribution for the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, CBS reported on Thursday. "When you attack one Muslim, you attack all Muslims," the note read. It...
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[field_image_caption-raw] IRS Commissioner Forced to Resign over Extra Scrutiny of Right-Wing Groups
The Obama administration has forced out the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, Steven Miller, in the uproar over the extra scrutiny of tea party and other right-wing groups seeking to become tax-exempt. The IRS singled out organizations with the terms "tea party" or "patriots" in...
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[title] Chris Hayes Talks to Climate Activist Tim DeChristopher About the Climate Movement and What Comes Next
Part One: Climate Activist Tim DeChristopher was released last month from prison after interrupting a Bush era oil and drilling auction in 2008. Chris Hayes talks to DeChristopher about his experience and upcoming film.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Will US Military's 'Pivot' Bring Vieques Redux to Pacific?
As the U.S. military continues “ forging a broad-based military presence ” in the Pacific, proposals to use an entire island and surrounding waters to practice mine warfare, dropping bombs and amphibious strikes have set off fierce opposition.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Faulkner County: ExxonMobil's "Sacrifice Zone" for Tar Sands Pipelines, Fracking
There are few better examples of a " sacrifice zone " for ExxonMobil and the fossil fuel industry at-large than Faulkner County, Arkansas and the counties surrounding it.
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