News for 2013-07-12

Friday, July 12, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Mercosur Countries Recall European Ambassadors Over Morales Plane Blockade
The countries of Mercosur—Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Venezuela—have agreed to recall their ambassadors from Spain, France, Italy and Portugal after the "aggression" faced by Bolivian President Evo Moral
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[title] How ALEC’s Ag-Gag Laws Silence Whistleblowers
Muckrakers and activists have been working to expose the brutality of industrialized meat production since Upton Sinclair’s writing of The Jungle in 1906.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Panicked Obama Dials Putin After Snowden Appearance
The White House spiraled into panic mode late Friday after Edward Snowden's earlier appearance in Russia, with President Obama moving forward with plans to personally call Vladimir Putin to urge the Russian president to deny Snowden asylum.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Fracking: Causes Water Pollution, Global Warming, and now... 'Earthquake Swarms'
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[field_image_caption-raw] Wildlife, Livestock Drinking Fracking Fluids? EPA Says OK
From the depths of the earth, or from the surface of the land, Wyoming's water is under the assault of fracking.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Solidarity From the Outside as Calif. Prisoners Face Retaliation On the Inside
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[field_image_caption-raw] Snowden Calls Out for Justice and Support: 'I Did What I Believed Right'
"I did the right thing."
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[field_image_caption-raw] In 'Day of Struggle' Tens of Thousands Block Highways Across Brazil
More than 100,000 people demonstrated in 156 cities across Brazil on Thursday, as workers walked off their jobs to demand better public servic
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[title] 'Rise of the Warrior Cop': The Militarization of Police Forces Around the Country
Part One:
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[field_image_caption-raw] With Glass-Steagall Revival, A Call to Bust Up the Megabanks
US Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and others on Thursday introduced a new bill that revives the call to bust up the nation's largest banks and financial institutions by once again demanding a separation between the traditional banking practices of savings and loans from the far riskier behavior taken...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Snowden: 'Unlawful' US Campaign Blocking My Right to Asylum
Whistleblower Edward Snowden has accused his native US of waging an "unlawful" and "threatening" campaign against his attempt to seek political asylum in a foreign nation.
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