News for 2013-09-18

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] GOP Pushes to Axe Food Stamps Amid Reports of Devastating Poverty
Amid a flurry of reports that five years after the financial collapse US poverty rates and wealth inequalities remain dismal, the GOP is pushing to cut $40 billion from food aid programs that help society's most vulnerable.
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[title] Global Warming and the '1,000 Year Flood'
The skies have finally cleared over Colorado after more than a week of rain that led to what experts are calling a "1,000-year flood." Democracy Now! is joined by Jim Pullen, a reporter and producer with the Colorado public radio station KGNU, and Bill McKibben, co-founder and director of 350.org,...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Murder of Anti-Fascist Hip-Hop Artist in Greece Adds Fuel to Ongoing Labor Strikes
Facing yet another set of mass employee layoffs and cuts to public sector benefits, tens of thousands of public workers took to the streets in Greece's two largest cities on Wednesday , part of a broader series of labor uni
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[field_image_caption-raw] Study: Nations Awash in Guns Are Simply Killing Themselves
Though most Americans might argue that a scientific study on such a self-evident truth was hardly necessary, the American Journal of Medicine on Wednesday has published findings that show countries with lower gun ownership rates are safer than those—with the U.S. being the bloodiest example—where...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Downturn Despair: Suicides Spike in Age of Austerity
The global economic crisis in 2008 has been linked to a rise in suicides in Europe and the U.S., among other countries, according to a new study. In an analysis of the impact of the crisis published Tuesday in the British Medical Journal , researchers looked at the number of suicides that actually...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Judge Tosses Cops' Convictions, Reopening 'Terrible Wound' 8 Years Post-Katrina
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[title] Philippine Activists Fight Back Against Corporate and Military Forces
On Mindanao, a major island in the southern Philippines, foreign-based companies are destroying the environment and robbing local and native people of their livelihoods.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Declassified' Doc Seen as Failed Attempt to Show NSA Oversight
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[field_image_caption-raw] Russian Coast Guard Turns Guns on Greenpeace Anti-Drilling Activists
Russian Coast Guard officers fired repeated warning shots at peaceful environmental activists in the frigid waters off the coast of northern Russia on Wednesday, threatening to shoot on Greenpeace's flagship Arctic vessel as well if it did not evacuate the area surrounding an offs
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