News for 2013-08-11

Sunday, August 11, 2013
[title] Texan Drought Sets Residents Against Fracking
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[field_image_caption-raw] Chinese Ship's Historic Route Marks Sign of Warming Times
A 19,000-tonne Chinese cargo ship has become the country's first to use the Northeast Passage to travel to Europe. The vessel, owned by shipping giant Cosco, left the Chinese port city of Dalian on Thursday making its way to Rotterdam on a route now navigable for several months of the year due to...
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[title] Why Bradley Manning Should Be Free
On Friday, the UK's Stop the War Coalition held a public meeting in London on "War and Whistleblowers: Why Bradley Manning Should be Free." Among the speakers were writers Tariq Ali and Norman Solomon, whose talks can be seen below: * * *
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Drones on Yemen: 'al Qaeda's Public Relations Officer'
As the U.S. continues to bombard Yemen with drones this weekend, one Yemeni activist says that for ordinary people of Yemen, there is very little difference between what al-Qaeda and the U.S. are doing to the country. On Saturday, the U.S. unleashed its ninth drone strike in two weeks on the...
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