News for 2013-07-18

Thursday, July 18, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Detroit Becomes Largest US City to File for Bankruptcy
Detroit made dubious history on Thursday when it filed for bankruptcy becoming the largest U.S. city ever to do so. The Detroit Free Press reports that the filing made by the city's emergency manager, Kevyn Orr,
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[title] Glenn Greenwald: Growing Backlash Against NSA Spying Shows Why U.S. Wants to Silence Edward Snowden
As Congress holds its second major public hearing on the National Security Agency’s bulk spying, we speak with Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian journalist who first published whistleblower Edward Snowden’s revelations.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Ex-CIA Chief Wanted for Rendition of Muslim Cleric Detained in Panama
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[field_image_caption-raw] First Nations 'Guinea Pigs' Demand Apology for Govt Nutrition Experiments
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[field_image_caption-raw] Sit-In Against Stand Your Ground Overtakes Gov. Scott's Office
Hundreds entered their third day of a round-the-clock sit-in at Florida Governor Rick Scott's office Thursday to honor Trayvon Martin's life and demand overhaul of the sta
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[field_image_caption-raw] Monsanto Gives Up on GM Growth in European Union
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[field_image_caption-raw] Colorado Town Poised to be First to Issue Drone Hunting License
The small ranching hamlet of Deer Trail, Colorado is considering becoming the first US town to issue drone hunting licenses.
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[field_image_caption-raw] AP: Former Indiana Governor Sought to Ban Howard Zinn's Works From Classrooms
Former Governor of Indiana Mitch Daniels sought to ban the works of Howard Zinn from Indiana classrooms, the Associated Press revealed this week.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Shame!': Texas Codifies Attack on Reproductive Rights
Texas Governor Rick Perry signed into law Thursday morning a drastic anti-abortion bill that will decimate abortion access, ban the procedure after 20 weeks, shutter clinics , and erode women's health services—including life-saving cancer screenings—across the state.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Black Day' for Liberty: Hedges' NDAA Challenge Thrown Out
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[field_image_caption-raw] Judge Refuses to Drop 'Aiding the Enemy' From Manning Case
The military judge presiding over the case of Pfc. Bradley Manning ruled Thursday to maintain Manning's most severe charge of "aiding the enemy"—a charge critics are calling a major blow to the freedom of the press.
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[title] Ralph Nader on People Power: You Don't Have to be Controlled by the Corporations of America
Ralph Nader has never been afraid to speak his mind. This interview with Laura Flanders is no different. This outspoken humanitarian, politician, activist, author of 20 books and attorney by trade is responsible for numerous policy changes and has run for president five times. Despite the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Leaders of Hunger Strike Against Solitary Punished With More Severe Solitary
In a California prisoner hunger strike against solitary confinement, strike leaders are being retaliated against with further isolation.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Unveiled! Portrait of American Truth Teller Edward Snowden
Artist and author Robert Shetterly—best known for his work depicting and sharing the stories of truth telling luminaries from throughout US history—has today released the most recent work in his Americans Who Tell the Truth series with this portrait of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
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