News for 2013-10-08

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] 'Plain Clothes' Officers Spied on Moral Monday Organizers
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[field_image_caption-raw] Another Deadly Fire Hits Bangladeshi Garment Factory
In what has become an all-too-familiar news story, another deadly fire has broken out at a garment factory in Bangladesh on Tuesday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] World Bank Admits: 'Economic Growth' in Africa = Resource Extraction, Inequality, Poverty
The World Bank is admitting that so-called economic growth in Africa, rooted in privatization and resource extraction by foreign companies, is not benefiting the vast majority of the continent's people.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Coal Is Dead in New England': Region's Biggest Polluter Announces Plant Closure
Brayton Point Station, the largest coal plant in the northeast, is closing.
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[title] 'Idle No More' Protestors Take to the Streets in Global Day of Action
Idle No More protestors assert treaty rights and nationhood as part of International Day of Action.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Supreme Court Hears Case That Could 'Empower Super-Rich to Buy Elections'
Oral arguments in a case some have dubbed "the next Citizens United " were heard on Tuesday at the U.S. Supreme Court.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Report: Ultimately, Divestment Will Make Fossil Fuel Giants Suffer
An environmental campaign calling on groups to pull their investments from fossil fuel corporations could have a major impact on the industry and carries the potential to spur widespread political and economic stigmatization of big money polluters, a study released this week by Oxfo
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[field_image_caption-raw] UN Expert: Torture of 'Angola 3' Shows Inhumanity of US Prisons
The more than 40 year solitary confinement of "Angola Three" inmate Albert Woodfox "amounts to torture and it should be lifted immediately," declared UN Special Rapporteur on torture Juan E. Méndez in a sweeping indictment Monday of inhumanity and abuse in U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Jimmy Carter Slams Growing Inequality, Crumbling Middle Class
Former President Jimmy Carter slammed the nation's growing inequality and lack of affordable housing on Monday, and said that greater equality "would pay rich dividends for Americans" of all income levels, statements one analyst says offer a stark contrast to policies during his administration.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Profiting from the Poor: Outsourcing Social Services Puts Most Vulnerable at Risk
In a story most in the media missed, protestors gathered under the dome at the Mississippi state capitol earlier this year to oppose a bill that would allow the state Department of Human Services (DHS) to privatize everything from child protective services to nutrition programs for the elderly.
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[title] Higher Gun Ownership Equals Higher Gun Violence
According to a recent study by the American Journal of Medicine , countries with the highest share of gun ownership actually have the highest firearms-related deaths. Joining The Real News Network to discuss the significance of this study is Ladd Everitt. He is the director of communications of the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Neoconservatives Despair Over US-Iran Diplomacy
WASHINGTON - A week that began with a blistering denunciation by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu of Iranian duplicity ended with diminished prospects for Israel to take direct action to address Iran’s nuclear capabilities.
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[field_image_caption-raw] What a 16-year-old Pakistani Girl Knows That Obama Doesn't: Peace Talks Essential
Malala Yousafzai, the sixteen-year-old girl shot in the head by Taliban members in her native Pakistan for speaking out for women's right to education, is calling out the U.S.
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