News for 2013-09-12

Thursday, September 12, 2013
[title] The American Way of Poverty: Sasha Abramsky on the Forgotten Poor
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[field_image_caption-raw] Prop 37 Redux? BigAg Dumps Millions to Defeat GMO-Labeling in Wash.
Once again, a state is putting forth a ballot measure to label genetically modified foods, and once again, a familiar cast of characters is spending millions to defeat the measure. The battle this time is in Washington, which has on its ballot this November I-522 . As MapLight summarizes, the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Is There a Limit to What Climate Movement Can Extract from Climate Science?
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[field_image_caption-raw] Walmart Execs Run Living Wage Bill Out of Town
Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray vetoed on Thursday a landmark bill that would mandate giant retailers pay a living wage, caving to public threats from Walmart that it would ditch plans to build up to six mega-stores in the city before it would agree to above-poverty pay.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Giant US Tar Sands Project Lurking in the Shadows
While rightful attention has been focused on Alberta's tar sands development and its slated transport through the Keystone XL pipeline, the U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Echoing US Teachers, Thousands in Mexico Continue Fight Against So-Called Ed. 'Reform'
The momentum of striking teachers in Mexico showed no signs of abating on Wednesday, as 12 thousand teachers retook the streets of Mexico City, continuing their struggle against what they see as education privatization.
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Grandstands on Chemical Weapons Treaty While Violating It
As the Obama administration continues to threaten military intervention in Syria unless the government of Bashar al-Assad follows international 'norms' on chemical weapons, the U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Rosetta Stone' of the Right: Koch Bros. Financial Cabal Exposed
A Politico exclusive published Thursday reveals for the first time that a highly secretive Virginia-based group serves as "the Koch brothers' secret bank," spending $250 million in 2012 alone "to shape political and policy debat
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[field_image_caption-raw] Austerity Threatens to Push 25 Million More Into Poverty: Report
Austerity could push up to 25 million more Europeans into poverty by 2025, the charity Oxfam warns in a new report.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Syria "Expert" Cited by Kerry, McCain Fired for Lying about Academic Credentials
A foreign policy analayst repeatedly cited by U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] On Syria, Putin's Anti-War Case Outshines Obama's Call for Bombs
According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, those who consider the United States of America "exceptional" above other countries—including President Obama—represent an "extremely dangerous" mindset when it comes to international relations and global peace.
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[title] Saudi Arabia's Real Goals in Syria
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