News for 2013-06-18

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Fear-Mongering NSA Attempts to Justify Spying Before Congress
NSA Director General Keith Alexander gave the impression at a Tuesday congressional hearing that the only thing standing between the U.S. people and 'terrorist' onslaught is secret spying. As he shared a panel with top FBI and Justice Department officials, Alexander vigorously defended the agency's...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Back-Door Tar Sands Scheme Blocked by Maine Community
Victory for environmentalists may be near in one of the more overlooked battles in the war against Canadian tar sands oil. A backdoor plan by Canada's Enbridge and the US-based ExxonMobil to establish an alternate tar sands pipeline has met fierce resistance in the small city of South Portland,...
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[title] Glenn Greenwald: As Obama Makes "False" Surveillance Claims, Snowden Risks Life to Spark NSA Debate
Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian journalist who broke the NSA surveillance story earlier this month, joins us one day after both President Obama and whistleblower Edward Snowden gave extensive interviews on the surveillance programs Snowden exposed and Obama is now forced to defend.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Standing Man' Silent Protest Sweeps Turkey
'Standing man' protests are going viral across Turkey in a silent show of resistance amidst violent government raids on the country's expanding uprisings.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Yemenis Gather to Protest Detention, Torture in Gitmo
Yemenis gathered in front of the U.S.
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[title] Julian Assange Interview: Bradley Manning and Truth on Trial
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'The People Have Awakened': Hundreds of Thousands of Brazilians Rise Up Against the System
"The people have awakened," was clearly the message as roughly 240,000 Brazilians railed 'against the system' in nearly a dozen largely-peaceful demonstrations in cities across the country Monday night.
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Court Decision to Speed Introduction of Generic Drugs
The Supreme Court pushed back Monday against a longstanding practise in the U.S. pharmaceuticals industry under which large-scale companies pay producers of generic copies to hold off introducing those low-cost drugs into the marketplace. The practise, known as “reverse payments”, maintains a...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'We Cannot Be Silenced': Moral Monday Arrests Approach 500
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[field_image_caption-raw] Heavy Violence Rains Down on Turkish Protesters
The Turkish government launched violent raids, mass arrests, and torrents of tear gas and water cannon fire across the country Tuesday in an effort to quell the widespread uprisings against the ruling AKP party, now well into their third week. Police are shooting water cannons filled with damaging...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Political Theater' in Kabul: NATO Finalizes Security Transfer
In a ceremony dubbed " more political theater than military handover, " NATO forces Tuesday officially transferred power over armed forces to Afghanistan. Speaking at a formal ceremony at an Afghan military training camp on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghan President Hamid Karzai described the...
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