News for 2013-06-27

Thursday, June 27, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] 'EvilOlive, Transient Thurible, MoonLightPath...": The NSA's Active Internet Spy Programs
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[title] Gasland Part II Director Josh Fox on the Perils of Fracking
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[field_image_caption-raw] Scientists Warn: Largest Ocean 'Dead Zone' in History
The largest 'dead zone' ever recorded is headed for the Gulf of Mexico this summer, as high levels of pollution runoff, elevated by Midwestern floods, seep into the ocean.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Global Backlash After Leaks Reveal Hypocrisy of US Spying
Three weeks since news broke that the National Security Administration is conducting a massive international surveillance operation, the US corporate media is still largely consumed by the witch-hunt for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and smear campaigns against Snowden and Guardian journalist...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Starving for Education: Philly Hunger Strike Stretches Into 2nd Week
The Philadelphia parent and school worker hunger strike is well into its second week as the community rallies behind the growing numbers refusing food to protest the city's controversial gutting of public education.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Telecoms Implicated in Bush-Era Domestic Spying Now Starting 'Privacy Coalition'
Politico is reporting that a group of leading telecommunications corporations has announced that they are forming a privacy coalition to "focus on updating U.S. privacy and data security laws."
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Reading Your Diary': Latest NSA Revelations Show Decade of Bulk Internet Spying
For two years, the Obama Administration conducted "bulk collections" of internet metadata—information akin to 'reading one's diary'—on Americans and foreigners alike, according to secret documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and newly revealed by the Guardian.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Uprisings Resurge in Chile as Workers, Students Rail Against Privatization
Massive protests are sweeping Chile as students and workers demand a reversal of school privatization drives and wealth inequalities gripping the country.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Ecuador to US: We Won't Be 'Blackmailed' over Snowden
The clear message from the Ecuadorean government on Thursday is that it would not be bullied or 'blackmailed' by the US government over the possible asylum of Edward Snowden.
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[field_image_caption-raw] CIA's Plan to Crush Leaks Gets Leaked
A CIA memo detailing the agency's plans to crush leaks has itself been leaked. The Associated Press reported Wednesday evening that it had "obtained" a memo written by CIA director John Brennan—a man tied to leaks of his own —describing a new campaign to keep CIA officials from leaking information...
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[title] Texas Moves Forward With Voter ID Laws
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[field_image_caption-raw] Portuguese Mobilize in General Strike to Fight Austerity
Public transportation systems came to a halt across Portugal on Thursday as labor unions and other austerity opponents took to the streets to protest government economic policies that they say are killing working people and social cohesion.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Ridiculous': Experts Slam UN for Nuclear Danger Downplay
UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations has come under criticism from medical experts and members of civil society for what these critics consider inaccurate statements about the effects of lingering radioactivity on local populations.
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