News for 2013-08-08

Thursday, August 8, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] 'We Won't Pay' Movement Brings Guerrilla Electricity to Poverty Stricken Greece
As Greeks continue to suffer under harsh austerity policies and a "Troika" friendly government, a statement of both refusal and solidarity is getting louder within struggling Greek communities.
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[title] Gezi Park And The Uprising In Turkey
This short documentary tells the story of the occupation of Gezi Park, the eviction on July 15, 2013, and the protests that have continued in the aftermath. It includes interviews with many participants and footage never before seen.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Protesters in Chicago Take on ALEC's 'Forty Years of Corporate Greed'
Community activists, labor groups, and other progressives are making noise outside a downtown Chicago hotel on Thursday in order to draw attention to the annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council's (or ALEC)—derisively known as the rightwing's regressive "law factory"—being held...
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[field_image_caption-raw] As Calif. Wildfire Roars, State EPA Report Ties Climate Change to Disasters
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[field_image_caption-raw] Govt Training Game Marks 'Unhappiness with US Foreign Policy' as 'High Threat'
How does the government hope to spot the next Edward Snowden? And how can federal employees pitch in to spot the 'threat'?
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'To Avoid Physical Incident,' Cops Taser and Kill Teenage Graffiti Artist
Proving once again the misapplied "non-lethal" label for taser weapons, police in Miami are under severe criticism following the death of an unarmed teenage boy who was killed this week when officers made chase after he was spotted painting graffiti on an abandoned McDonald's building.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Alarming' New Study: 'Ubiquitous' Food Industry Influence in Determining Food Additive Safety
In another sign of undue corporate influence, a new study has found widespread conflicts of interest by the people deciding whether food additives are determined to be "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) over the past 15 years. The study was published o n Wednesday in JAMA Internal Medicine .
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[field_image_caption-raw] In a Tizzy, Wall Street Banks File Suit over 'Eminent Domain for the People'
As threatened , Wall Street banks have now slammed the city of Richmond, California with a federal lawsuit in an attempt to block an innovative plan which would use local governmental authority of eminent domain to force banks not to foreclose on peo
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[field_image_caption-raw] Et Tu, IRS? Tax Agency Also Using Secret Spy Data?
Following up on exclusive reporting from earlier this week about how the U.S.
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[title] Robert Naiman: US On a Policy Collision Course in Yemen
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[field_image_caption-raw] Dream 9 Released but Immigrant Justice Fight Not Over
The 'Dream 9,' a group of undocumented people who willingly turned themselves in to an immigration detention center to protest the United States' "deportation machine," were released from the Eloy Detention Center in central Arizona late Wednesday night.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Series of Small Victories as Manning Sentencing Phase Continues
Reporting from the ongoing sentencing phase of the Bradley Manning trial on Wednesday explains that another key portion of the government's argument against the army whistleblower was thrown out by the judge, the latest in a series of small victories for the defense.
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