News for 2013-10-02

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Exposed: How Coke, Pepsi Fuel Bitter Injustices in Global Sugar Industry
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[field_image_caption-raw] Radioactive Water Streaming Out of Pennsylvania Fracking Waste Site
Waste-water from a hydraulic fracturing site in Pennsylvania that is treated and released into local streams has caused high levels of toxic contamination, including elevated levels of radioactive materials, a report released Wed
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[field_image_caption-raw] NSA Chief: Yes, We've Bulk Collected Americans' GPS Cell Phone Data
Director of the National Security Agency admitted publicly on Wednesday that his agency did, in fact, collect bulk GPS location data from American cellphone users during a NSA field test that took place between 2010 and 2011.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Obama Quietly Okays Military Aid to Countries That Use Child Soldiers
Amid the hoopla of the government shutdown, the White House quietly passed a bill Monday that overrides a law banning military aid to countries that use child soldiers.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'The End of Global Privacy': Greenwald Talks NSA
Journalist Glenn Greenwald and Guardian US editor-in-chief Janine Gibson on Tuesday afternoon participated in a 90 minute live Q&A on Reddit in which they answered questions related to the past, current, and future reporting on the NSA revelations made possible by documents released by...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Angola 3' Prisoner Released After Decades in Solitary Confinement
Herman Wallace, the "Angola 3" prisoner who has been in solitary confinement for 41 out of the 71 years of his life, was released from prison late Tuesday night following the overturning of his conviction by a Louisianan state judge.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Protecting Arctic from Plunder, Greenpeace Activists Charged as Pirates
Update (1:09 pm EST) : Number of activists charged with piracy rises According to a new press statement from Greenpeace:
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[field_image_caption-raw] NSA Critics Not Welcome: Anti-Surveillance Activist Barred Entry from US
For German-Bulgarian writer and professor Ilija Trojanow, simply speaking out against NSA spying appears to be enough to get him barred from entering the United States.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Selective Shutdown: NSA Spying Funded, FOIA Requests Denied
The government might be shut down, but both parties have agreed that the National Security Agency's dragnet surveillance programs will not be impacted by the stoppage. However, fulfilling the requests of citizens or journalists trying to obtain information about the government's activities has been...
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[title] US Using the Stasi Playbook: NSA Whistleblower Statement at EU Parliament
Government Accountability Project client & NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake testifying before the European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs on September 30, 2013. The Committee has designated an inquiry into NSA Mass Surveillance of EU Citizens. Please find the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] As Spoiler to US/Iran Talks, Israel's Netanyahu Doesn't Disappoint
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