News for 2013-06-25

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Benefits Slashing or Privatization Ultimatum Hits New Jersey Toll Workers
Give up some of your benefits, or your job will be privatized. This was the message dealt New Jersey toll managers and supervisors, who ultimately escaped privatization of their jobs in exchange for the sacrifice.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Survey Shows Americans on the Financial Brink
Results of a new survey show just how close to the financial edge the majority of Americans are.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'The Fight is Just Beginning': Group Shuts Down Enbridge Line 9 Construction
For the sixth day, protesters have barricaded an Enbridge tar sands pump station in an effort to halt the "endless resource extraction" and stop construction meant to reverse the flow of Enbridge's Line 9 pipeline, which soon will carry toxic diluted bitumen from the Alberta Tar Sands through...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Nader's Hope for 2016: An "Enlightened" Billionaire with Progressive Vision
Ralph Nader has no plans to run himself in 2016, but he has very clear ideas about the kind of candidate he would—and who he definitely wouldn't—like to see in the next US presidential contest. The ideal candidate for Nader: A wealthy, progressive and courageous individual who can buck the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Critics: Obama's Plan Lacks Urgency on Climate Crisis
Environmentalists warn that President Obama's ' climate plan '—announced Tuesday in a speech at Georgetown University—does not contain the urgency required by the fast-spiraling crisis
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[title] Jeremy Scahill: Is Journalism Being Criminalized?
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[title] Insider Threat: Government Employees Urged to Tattle On Coworkers In Effort to Stop Classified Leaks
As the media focuses almost exclusively on Edward Snowden’s possible whereabouts, more details on the Obama administration’s crackdown on whistleblowers have come to light. A new investigative report has revealed the administration’s crackdown on leaks extends far beyond high-profile cases like...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Bipartisanship on the Border Equals Surge of Militarization, Surveillance
The Senate signaled bipartisan support for the heightened militarization of the US-Mexico border Monday, passing an immigration overhaul bill that, if implemented, will double border police to 40,000, fill the skies within 100 miles of the border with drones and helicopters, and erect a stunning...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Study: Drinking Water Contamination Linked to Fracking, Horizontal Drilling
A new study is shedding more light on the environmental costs of shale gas extraction.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Supreme Court Puts 'Dagger in the Heart' of Voting Rights Act
In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court Tuesday has "sounded the death knell" for a key provision in the 1965 Voting Rights Act, laying a blow to the millions of Americans who are dependent on Congressional oversight for fair elections.
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[title] Where in the World is Edward Snowden?
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[field_image_caption-raw] After Two Months, 'Moral Monday' Protests Swell to Largest Yet
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[field_image_caption-raw] Fired Walmart Workers Arrested in Protest at Yahoo Headquarters
Five activists were arrested at Yahoo! headquarters Monday afternoon in a protest over the firing of eleven Walmart employees who this month went on strike. The planned civil disobedience action followed an hour-long demonstration in the Yahoo! lobby; about thirty workers and supporters gathered to...
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[field_image_caption-raw] "No": Putin Denies US Extradition Request for Snowden
UPDATE (11:23 AM EST): According to several reports, Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking from Finland where was traveling on Tuesday, has now personally confirmed that Edward Snowden is at the international airport in Moscow. The Associated Press reports :
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