News for 2013-07-01

Monday, July 1, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] US Corporations, GMOs Thrive Under Obama's African Partnership
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[title] Michael Ratner on Edward Snowden and the US Whistle-Blowing System: ‘He Had No Real Choices’
Michael Ratner, U.S. attorney for Julian Assange and Wikileaks, joins “Viewpoint” host John Fugelsang to talk about Edward Snowden’s current status.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Huge Bradley Manning Contingent Out-Shines Military at SF Pride
Over one thousand marched in a boisterous Bradley Manning contingent at SF Pride Sunday, in a show of defiance against the Pride board's decision to exclude Manning as Grand Marshal and welcome in military recruiters.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Pro-Choice Texans Back 'People's Filibuster' in Austin
Thousands of Texans are rallying once again in Austin on Monday as lawmakers continue to debate a hotly contested anti-abortion bill that was blocked by a "people's filibuster" on the state Senate floor last week.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Energy Chief Confirms Critics' Fears: Obama Still Loves Coal
US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz declared Sunday that 'coal is our future,' affirming skeptics' fears that, despite the rhetoric heralded in President Obama's climate policy speech last week , the US will continue to kow-tow to the interests of Big Coal. The Energy Chief's statement appeared to...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Greenwald: Military Blackout of NSA Stories is 'Prestigious' Award for Good Journalism
The U.S. military blackout of NSA spying stories is a 'flattering' and 'prestigious' award for good journalism, says Glenn Greenwarld, the Guardian journalist who broke the NSA spying story. The Department of Defense is blocking stories on NSA leaks to 'millions' of computers at military bases...
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[field_image_caption-raw] New Ohio Law an 'Orchestrated' Assault on Women's Rights
Ohio Governor John Kasich signed into law on Sunday several far reaching anti-abortion measures that include drastic funding cuts to the women's health organization Planned Parenthood. The measures, which were included in the state's new budget plan House Bill 59, effectively strip Planned...
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[title] Abu Ghraib: A Justice Denied
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[field_image_caption-raw] Egypt on Brink as Morsi Stares Down Dual Ultimatums
UPDATE (11:45 AM EST) : Egypt's military tells president and his ruling government that it has 48 hours to address people's demands or it will step in to restore order.
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Defense of Vast EU Spying by NSA: 'Everyone Else Is Doing It'
The US response to the latest revelations about its vast global surveillance programs amounts to the plaintive and familiar cry from the teenager caught in the act: 'Everyone else is doing it.' News reports over the weekend from both Der Speigel in Germany and the UK's Guardian sparked outrage...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Nineteen Elite Firefighters Killed by Arizona Wildfire
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