News for 2013-06-17

Monday, June 17, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Philadelphia Parents and Workers Launch Hunger Strike Against Mass School Firings
Philadelphia public school parents and workers launched a hunger strike today to protest city plans to gut the public school system by shuttering 23 schools and canning nearly 4,000 school workers.
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[title] Philadelphia Slashes Schools Budget While State Spends $400 Million on New Prisons
"[I]t really begs the question: what kind of community, what kind of city, what kind of nation do we want to live in? Do we want to live in one where everyone is literate, where everyone can function within 21st-century demands of technology and ability to collaborate?" said Anissa Weinraub of the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] "I Voted For Change": Over 20 Arrested as KXL Protests Target Obama
Over 20 anti-Keystone protesters were arrested Monday morning for blockading the doors to a Chicago federal building as part of newly launched call to action that declares "if you don't act, I will." The demonstration was the first action organized by the group No KXL who are launching a civil...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Chinese Media Calls Snowden's Potential Extradition a 'Betrayal'
One of China's leading newspapers is asking NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden not to be returned to the US, calling his potential extradition a "betrayal" in a statement Monday which has garnered considerable attention, providing further evidence of the overwhelming global support of Snowden and his...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Brazil Protests Crescendo as Tens of Thousands Take to the Streets
Tens of thousands will march in Sao Paulo later Monday as protests against rising bus fares, soaring poverty, and scant public services in Brazil reach fever pitch.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Australian Scientists Sound Warning on Climate Change: Fossil Fuels Must Stay in the Earth
A majority of Australia's remaining fossil fuels 'must be left in the ground and cannot be burned' if society is to have any hope of curbing the existential threat posed by climate change, Australian scientists declare in a chilling government report released today.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Fracking Puts Squeeze on Drought-Striken Farmers
The fracking industry is putting the squeeze on water-strapped farmers in the central United States according to a new analysis released Monday by the Associated Press.
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[field_image_caption-raw] A Civil Liberty 'Victory': Controversial Voter ID Law Rejected
The Supreme Court has struck down a controversial Voter ID law in Arizona, an action the ACLU has declared as a "victory."
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[field_image_caption-raw] Transcript: Today's Live Q&A With NSA Leaker, Edward Snowden
At 11 AM EST today, The Guardian hosted a live question and answer session with the Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old former National Security Administrator contractor. The transcript follows: Glenn Greenwald 11:07am ET Let's begin with these:
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[title] "Moral Mondays" Draws Thousands to Protest Legislative Attacks on Voting Rights and The Poor
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[field_image_caption-raw] NSA Scandal Goes Global: British Government Spied on G20 Delegates
New revelations exposed Sunday show that British government hosts of the 2009 G20 summit spied on the internet and phone communications of foreign delegates and politicians and went so far as luring officials to fake internet cafes where their email and computer use was monitored.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Strike Sweeps Turkey as Gov't Vows Military Force
Turkey's deputy prime minister threatened Monday, following a weekend of heightened clashes, that the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) may be unleashed against protesters should the police fail to keep order.
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