News for 2013-07-22

Monday, July 22, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Grace Lee Boggs: 'We Are Shaking the World With a New Dream'
As Detroit faces possible bankruptcy and more calls for safety-net shredding austerity, 98-year-old activist, author and visionary organizer Grace Lee Boggs offers a powerful counter-narrative to the system that rewards banks with bailouts and discards residents of the nation's cities as victims of...
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[field_image_caption-raw] UK's Scheme to Block Pornography a Threat to Open Internet: Critics
Britain's conservative Prime Minister David Cameron announced sweeping proposals on Monday that would force all internet users in the UK to "opt-in" if they want to view online content categorized as "pornographic" by the government.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Too Big to Cover Up
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[field_image_caption-raw] Goodbye to Istanbul's Last Green Space, says Turkish Court After Weeks of Protests
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[field_image_caption-raw] Nation's Strictest Abortion Law Banned, For Now
The most restrictive anti-choice law in the country has been banned after a federal judge temporarily blocked it on Monday, calling the North Dakota bill "clearly invalid and unconstitutional."
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[field_image_caption-raw] Youths Detained by DHS After Challenge to Obama's 'Deportation Machine'
In a direct challenge to the Obama administration's 'deportation machine,' eight immigrant youths who were raised in the United States stood at the Nogales border crossing in Mexico Monday demanding to be let back in to the US.
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[title] ACLU on Obama's Drone Wars: America's Targeted Killing Policy
The director of the American Civil Liberties Union's national security project talks about why the Obama administration's drone assassinations are not just illegal in many cases, but are becoming increasingly risky for the US itself.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Pentagon Announces Vague Plan for Gitmo Parole Hearings
Seventy-one Guantanamo detainees who the Obama administration has determined are neither guilty nor cleared for release have been granted "parole-style" hearings at the U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Illegal': Detroit Workers Decry Rightwing Assault on Pensions
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[field_image_caption-raw] Germany and the NSA: Spying BFFs
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[field_image_caption-raw] Poll: American Parents Want Public Schools, Not Charter Schools
Despite the recent rash of school closures and legislation aimed at destabilizing the public school system, a new poll reveals that the majority of American parents support public education and oppose reform mandates that favor the proliferation of corporate-backed charter schools.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Exclusive: Leaked Pakistani Report Confirms High Civilian Death Toll in CIA Drone Strikes
A secret document obtained by the Bureau reveals for the first time the Pakistan government’s internal assessment of dozens of drone strikes, and shows scores of civilian casualties. The United States has consistently claimed only a tiny number of non-combatants have been killed in drone attacks in...
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[title] Hedges: The Liberal Elite has Betrayed the People They Claim to Defend
On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges says The Democratic Party used to watch out for the interests of labor and even for the poor. But that all changed under Bill Clinton. Although Clinton, like Obama, continues to speak in that feel-your-pain language of traditional liberalism,...
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[field_image_caption-raw] UN Climate Report Will 'Scare Wits Out of Everybody'
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[field_image_caption-raw] Civil Society Pushes for More Active Participation in Green Climate Fund
MEXICO CITY - The Green Climate Fund (GCF), created under the auspices of the United Nations to finance the huge investments demanded by climate change, was opened up to participation by civil society and private sector representatives as observers in March.
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