News for 2013-06-21

Friday, June 21, 2013
[title] Matt Taibbi Reveals Financial Crisis Smoking Gun
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Worse than NSA': UK Spy Agency Amasses 'World's Communication'
Always seemingly in lockstep with the United States, new reports reveal that the UK's spy agency, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), has gained covert access to the "world's communications" and has amassed an infinite database, which they freely share with their US counterpart, the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] How Being Disabled Means Your Boss can Suppress Your Wages
Prominent U.S. charities, businesses, and even high schools, are paying disabled workers far below minimum wage—in some cases a fraction of a dollar per hour—thanks to a long-standing law that says employers can suppress wages because of disability.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Slams Surveillance State, Hails NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has cheered NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and admonished the rise of the surveillance state.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Obama's 'Insider Threat' Program a 'Sweeping' Crackdown on Leakers
A program being implemented by the Obama administration titled "Insider Threat" requires millions of federal employees to keep a close watch on each other—a "sweeping" effort to crackdown on whistleblowers and leakers across the U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Sketchy Evidence, Zero Transparency Cloud Chemical Weapons Claims in Syria
The White House's claim of 'proof' that the Syrian government is using chemical weapons faces growing skepticism as many, questioning the faulty evidence and lack of transparency, begin to challenge the motives of an administration clearly eager to intervene.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Report: Skype Developed Program to Abet Gov’t Spying; Ex-Facebook Exec at NSA
New details have emerged on ties between U.S. intelligence and the nation’s largest technology firms.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 5,000 Missing in India Floods: Scientists Say Global Warming is to Blame
As floods and landslides slam the Indian state of Uttarakhand, where 5,000 are missing and 600 are confirmed dead, scientists warn that India is seeing the effects of a global warming crisis that will only worsen as greenhouse g
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[title] The FBI’s License to Kill: Agents Have Been Deemed "Justified" in Every Shooting Since 1993
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[field_image_caption-raw] Doctors to Obama: Heed Call of Hunger Striking Gitmo Prisoners
Calls from the medical community to address the hunger strikes and tortuous practice of force feeding prisoners at Guantanamo are growing louder.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Millions of Brazilians in the Streets: 'It's More Than Just 20 Cents'
Up to a million demonstrators marched on the city of Rio de Janiero Thursday night in an overwhelming statement that the ongoing protests which have rocked the country for the past few weeks are about "more than just 20 cents."
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