News for 2013-08-28

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] As Rim Fire Continues to Rage, Calls to 'Connect the Dots'
The historic Rim Fire continues to blaze in California for a 12th day on Wednesday, threatening San Francisco's drinking water , triggering emergency a
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[field_image_caption-raw] Calls for Dignity Grow as Low-Wage Workers Gear Up for Nationwide Strike
Fast-food and retail workers across the U.S. are gearing up for a one-day nationwide strike Thursday expected to be even bigger than the last, as the tide of people demanding an end to poverty wages continues to rise.
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[field_image_caption-raw] In Syria, Obama's Calculations Reveal Stupidity of US Imperialism
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[field_image_caption-raw] Teacher Uprisings in Mexico a Lesson in Defending Public Education
Thousands of striking public school teachers in Mexico have shut down Congress, blocked traffic and paralyzed the heart of Mexico City to protest a draconian "education reform" package aimed at curtailing union power and privatizing Mexico's already ravaged public education system as the war on...
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[title] As Strikes on Syria Loom, U.S. Ignores Diplomatic Track
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Strikes on Syria Loom Large
Despite still having no concrete evidence the Bashar al-Assad regime used chemical weapons and no clearly defined goals, the US appears on the cusp of striking Syria within days, if not hours. Analysts are predicting a two-day strike that could begin as early as Thursday, and Defense Secretary...
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[title] North-South Trade Negotiations and Corporate Power
In this report, the Real News Network interviews Vijay Prashad about North-South trade negotiations and their role in preserving corporate power.
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Neocon Hawks Take Flight Over Syria
WASHINGTON - In an echo of the tactics they used to promote U.S. intervention in the Balkans, Iraq and Libya, a familiar clutch of neo-conservatives published a letter Tuesday urging President Barack Obama to go far beyond limited military strikes against Syria in retaliation for its government’s...
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[field_image_caption-raw] In Rush to Strike Syria, US Tried to Derail UN Probe
WASHINGTON - After initially insisting that Syria give United Nations investigators unimpeded access to the site of an alleged nerve gas attack, the administration of President Barack Obama reversed its position on Sunday and tried unsuccessfully to get the U.N. to call off its investigation.
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