News for 2013-05-29

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] 'Undocumented... and Unafraid!': Dozen Arrested in Chicago Protesting Obama's Aggressive Deportation Policies
Twelve undocumented youth locked arms, blocked traffic and were ultimately arrested in Chicago on Wednesday morning in an act of civil disobedience designed to protest the Obama administration's aggressive deportation policies.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Non-Approved GMO Wheat Found On Oregon Farm
Wednesday afternoon, officials with the US Department of Agriculture announced the detection of a non-approved strain of genetically modified (GMO) wheat on an 80-acre Oregon farm.
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[title] Medea Benjamin: The Obama Administration’s Drone Policy Is ‘Totally Counterproductive’
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[field_image_caption-raw] UK Muslims Face Far-Right Revenge Attacks Following Woolwich Murder
LONDON - British Muslims fear they could become “sitting targets” for far-right violence following a spate of attacks on mosques and a spike in other reported hate incidents in the week since the murder of a British soldier on a London street. The most serious attack occurred in the east coast town...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Parched California Ablaze With Worsening Conditions Expected
On Wednesday, firefighters continue to battle wildfires in southern California "burning like it's August or September" as the drought-covered state is left a " tinderbox " following a low-moisture winter and warm, windy weather.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Assange Could Win Australian Senate Seat, Poll Shows
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange stands a good chance of winning his bid for an Australian Senate seat this September, according to a new poll released Wednesday. The poll, which asked Australian voters online “How likely would you be to vote for [Assange] and the WikiLeaks Party?” showed that 26...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Gitmo Junior? UK Admits to Secret Detention of Afghan Men
On Wednesday, UK Defense Minister Philip Hammond confirmed that 80 or 90 Afghan men are being detained without charges at the UK-run Camp Bastion—a revelation that many are calling "illegal" with obvious parallels to the United States' Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility.
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[field_image_caption-raw] German Official Warns of Immediate 'Revolution' if EU Adopts US Model
Europe must not drop its welfare model in favor of US standards or it will spark a revolution "not tomorrow but the same day," Germany's Finance Minister warned on Tuesday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Imposing Syria 'No Fly Zone' Would Be Act of War, Warn Critics
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'We Represent the Trees': Turkish Demonstrators Face Down Tear Gas to Protect Public Park
Turkish citizens trying to save central Istanbul's last public green space were met with police violence on Tuesday, facing down officers wielding riot shields and tear gas spray.
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[field_image_caption-raw] GM Salmon Would Wreak Havoc on Natural Ecosystems, Say Researchers
Genetically modified (GM) salmon could have a catastrophic impact on natural ecosystems if they are introduced into the wild, a team of scientists warned this week.
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[field_image_caption-raw] We’re Being Watched: How Corporations and Law Enforcement Are Spying on Environmentalists
In February 2010 Tom Jiunta and a small group of residents in northeastern Pennsylvania formed the Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition (GDAC), an environmental organization opposed to hydraulic fracturing in the region.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Wal-Mart Pays Over $100 Million Fine for Dumping Hazardous Waste
Wal-Mart has plead guilty to illegally dumping hazardous waste including pesticides, bleach and fertilizer in California and Missouri. Wal-Mart will pay fines of more than $82 million on top of the $29 million it paid in related cases three years ago.
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[title] Shell Admits Tax Avoidance Played Role in Rig Accident
Rachel Maddow reports on the admission by Shell that it was trying to avoid a tax deadline when it tried to rush the Kulluk oil rig back to Seatle, and instead grounded it on an Alaskan Island.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Free Amina!': Repressive Treatment of Women Targeted by Topless Protesters in Tunisia
In a bid to show support for an 18-year-old woman jailed in Tunisia, three members of the European-based feminist-activist group FEMEN staged a dramatic topless protest outside the central courthouse in Tunis on Wednesday calling for the release of the activist known as Amina Tyler.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Despite Ongoing Protest, Obama Resumes Drone Attacks in Pakistan
Despite repeated and recent warnings that such attacks are destabilizing and an affront to its territorial sovereignty, reports indicate the US military executed a pair of drone missile strikes in Pakistan on Wednesday in what appears to be an attempt to assassinate a high-level Taliban commander.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Child Malnutrition Costs Global Economy Billions Yearly: Report
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