News for 2013-05-21

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Security Trumps Justice in Upcoming Manning Trial
Prosecutors will proceed with the charge that Pfc. Bradley Manning "aided the enemy" when the trial of the alleged whistleblower commences next week.
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[title] Why Austerity Kills: From Greece to US, Crippling Economic Policies Causing Global Health Crisis
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[field_image_caption-raw] Body of Footless Torture Victim Unearthed Near US Special Forces Base in Afghanistan
Laborers digging a water ditch just 200 yards from a former US Special Forces outpost in Afghanistan have discovered the body of a missing Afghan man, Sayid Mohammad, who was last seen being taken to the base after being taken into custody by men associated with the US military.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Further Austerity Will Subject Seniors To Even Deeper Poverty: Report
The number of seniors living in poverty across the US is much higher than official figures suggest, says a new report by the Kaiser Family Foundation, with the rate twice that shown by US Census figures in twelve states. Released on Tuesday, the analysis by Kaiser also predicts that these troubling...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Homophobia’s Got To Go!': Thousands Protest in NYC for Love and Tolerance
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[field_image_caption-raw] Obama Admin. Approves ALEC Model Bill for Fracking Chemical Fluid Disclosure on Public Lands
On May 16, the Obama Interior Department announced its long-awaited rules governing hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") on federal lands.
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[field_image_caption-raw] In Tornado's Wake, Oklahoma's GOP Senators Focus on Disaster Relief Politics
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[field_image_caption-raw] Police Use Tasers Against Foreclosure Activists Outside Dept. of Justice
Video from Monday's protest outside the Department of Justice by struggling homeowners and anti-foreclosure activists shows DC Capitol Police officers using tasers against peaceful protesters.
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[field_image_caption-raw] A 'Nonviolent Army of Love' Rises in North Carolina to Face Down Rightwing's Assault on Progress
"We’re going to continue our acts of civil disobedience because the General Assembly has made a cruel attack on the most vulnerable people in this state,” declared Rev. William J. Barber II, president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP.
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[title] Jeremy Scahill: Obama Administration Has Sent a Chill Through the Media Community
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[field_image_caption-raw] Court Overturns Genocide Conviction for Guatemalan Dictator
Former leader of Guatemala, General Efrain Rios Montt, who was found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity earlier this month has won a legal appeal in the nation's high court and a new trial has been ordered. The ruling comes less than two weeks after Montt's conviction by a criminal...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Devastating Tornado Cuts Path of Death in Oklahoma
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