News for 2013-06-28

Friday, June 28, 2013
[title] Greenpeace: This is What It’s Like to Live in an Oil Industry Disaster
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[field_image_caption-raw] Senators Blast NSA for 'Secret' Interpretation of Laws
Lawmakers blasted the Obama administration for their "secret reinterpretation" of known laws, which they say has effectively "mislead" both the public and their representatives, granting the federal government broad powers to monitor and mine the world's communications.
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[field_image_caption-raw] EPA Ups Allowable Residue of Monsanto's Toxic Herbicide on Food
In a little reported development, the Environmental Protection Agency last week issued a new rule raising the allowable concentration of Monsanto’s herbicide glyphosate, otherwise known as Roundup, on food crops, animal feed and edible oils Despite the proven risk, this ruling is clearly a result...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Turkish Officials Threaten Social Media Companies With an 'Ottoman Slap'
Turkish officials are demanding that social media companies—including Facebook and Twitter— cooperate with government requests to hand over private information of users who express dissent online.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Let's Be Clear, say Legal Experts, NSA Surveillance Dragnets Are 'Criminal'
Despite a vast selection of elected US officials from both parties and an outsized portion of the US media who have accepted the assurances from the Obama administration and the National Security Agency that the domestic spying programs revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden are someone "legal"...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Frances Moore Lappe, Vandana Shiva Blast Award for GMO Scientists
Frances Moore Lappé and Vandana Shiva, noted figures in the food sovereignty movement, added their voices to the chorus blasting the 2013 World Food Prize going to GMO scientists with the biotechnology giants Monsanto and Syngenta.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Warren's Loan Bill Gets Cold Shoulder as Student Rates Spike
Despite the groundswell of support behind Senator Elizabeth Warren's (D-Mass.) popular student loan proposal, Senate leaders have dismissed the legislation opting instead to let student interest rates double Monday as they pack their bags for a Fourth of July holiday recess. Because of...
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[field_image_caption-raw] TD Bank Gets Punked: Tar Sands Blockade Highlights Bank's Tar Sands Support
Tar Sands Blockade pulled a prank on TD Bank on Friday in an action to highlight the bank's support for the Keystone XL pipeline and the tar sands, which the group described as "the most dangerous and ecologically devastating practice on earth."
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[field_image_caption-raw] Hope Surges in Egypt's Streets As Millions Gear up for 'Second Revolution'
Protests are already underway in cities and towns across Egypt Friday as opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi gear up for mass demonstrations Sunday in what many hope will be a ' second revolution ' of millions.
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[field_image_caption-raw] South Africans Slam US "Plunder" and "Atrocities" as Obama Arrives
"No You Can't!" was the cry as hundreds of South Africans marched on the US Embassy in the capital city of Pretoria Friday in protest of visiting United States President Barack Obama.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Military Blackout: Army Blocks Access to NSA News Reports
The U.S. Army is blocking all internet access to the Guardian 's coverage of the NSA spying scandal to prevent service members and military employees from leaking information themselves, the Monterey Herald revealed Thursday.
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[title] Chris Hayes: Unequal Responses to Leaked Security Intel
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Bound for Gory': Climate Activists Arrested in Maine for Blocking 'Dirty Oil' Train
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[field_image_caption-raw] Will US General Find Immunity from Obama's Selective Wrath for Leakers?
Could the latest target of President Obama's aggressive war against leakers of government secrets be a recent, and very high-level, member of the country's military power structure?
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