News for 2013-07-02

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Fury After Bolivian President's Plane Forced to Land over Snowden Suspicions
The plane of Bolivian President Evo Morales was forced to land in Austria Wednesday over rumors that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was on board. While attending an energy conference in Russia this week, Morales said he would consider granting asylum to Snowden if requested. Portuguese and French...
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[title] Grace Lee Boggs: The Evolution of a Revolutionary
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[field_image_caption-raw] Gitmo Detainees: Our 'Inhumane' Force-Feeding Must Stop
Four detainees at the US offshore Guantanamo prison have filed a federal lawsuit demanding an immediate halt to the regular practice of pumping prisoners with drugs and force-feeding them, tactics employed by military 'medical professionals' in attempt to break the detainees' ongoing
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[field_image_caption-raw] "Extinction Crisis": 21,000 of World's Species at Risk of Disappearing
An "extinction crisis" is at hand. Roughly 21,000 species, ranging from shrimp to pine trees, are at risk of complete extinction according to an update released Tuesday to an ongoing risk assessment of the world's 1.82 million species. According to the Red List of Threatened Species, 20,934 of the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Despite Obama's Claims, Drones More Deadly for Civilians: Report
Despite claims by the Obama administration that drone attacks are precise and "surgical," a new study released this week shows that drone strikes cause 10 times more civilian casualties than what already occurs in "conventional" warfare in the ongoing U.S. war in Afghanistan.
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[field_image_caption-raw] #Restorethe4th: A Grassroots Push to End NSA Privacy Assault
On the upcoming July fourth holiday, concerned citizens and rights advocates will take to the streets in cities across the United States in an effort to refocus the national debate away from the whistleblower scandal on to revelations that the US government is 'blatantly violating' the Constitution...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Jury Acquits Anti-Banking Activist for "Chalking" Protest
Big bank protester Jeff Olson was found not guilty Monday after facing 13 counts of misdemeanor vandalism charges for writing protest slogans in washable sidewalk chalk in San Diego, CA.
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[field_image_caption-raw] A Scorecard for Human Rights: Who Will Stand for Snowden?
According to a list put out by WikiLeaks, NSA whistleblower Snowden has officially requested political asylum in the following twenty-one countries: Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Cuba, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Poland,...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Egypt's President Morsi Digs in as Tension Builds
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi maintains his grip on state power Tuesday despite the mobilization of as many as 33 million to the streets demanding his ouster, marking the biggest street protests in Egypt's history.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'The World Will Be Shocked': Greenwald on Upcoming NSA Exposé
"The world will be shocked" by the next story on the National Security Agency's vast spying operations, said Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian journalist leading the exposure—made possible by leaks from whistleblower Edward Snowden—of the agency's far-reaching surveillance.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Protesting Against "Pain" as Moral Monday Arrests Near 700 in North Carolina
Monday marked the ninth wave of civil disobedience actions known as " Moral Mondays " in North Carolina where the NAACP-coordinated event resulted in 80 people being taken into custody, bringing the total arrests since its inception in April to almost 700.
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[title] Josh Fox: Chronicling the Fracking Revolution
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[field_image_caption-raw] Boy’s Death in Drone Strike Tests Obama’s Transparency Pledge
On June 9, a U.S. drone fired on a vehicle in a remote province of Yemen and killed several militants, according to media reports .
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[field_image_caption-raw] Snowden's Purgatory: Whistleblower Speaks Out as Saga over Asylum Continues
In addition to a pair of personal statements from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden that have surfaced in the last twenty-four hours, Snowden's attempt to gain safe passage to a destination country willing to offer him political asylum has become increasingly complex.
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