News for 2013-10-09

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
[title] Laura Gottesdiener: On Housing & Fighting Back Against Dreams Delayed
Laura Gottesdiener, author of the book A Dream Foreclosed: Black America and the Fight for a Place to Call Home came by GRITtv to talk about the effects of the housing crisis in which our country is still mired.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 2047: The Year the World Hits 'Climate Departure'
If global warming continues its trajectory, the year average temperatures surpass historical norms is just over a few decades away, bringing huge threats to global biodiversity, a new study shows.
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[field_image_caption-raw] As Planet Warms, 13% of Humanity Headed for Worse Water Scarcity
If the planet continues to warm at its current trajectory, and human populations rise on-pace, well over 1 billion people will face new or increased water scarcity by the end of this century, a series of studies from the Potsdam Institute for the Germany-based Climate I
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[field_image_caption-raw] In 'Critical Step Towards Justice' Cholera Victims Sue UN
Advocates for victims of the Haiti cholera epidemic filed a lawsuit against the United Nations on Wednesday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Failing International Treaty as Chemical Weapons Stockpile Plagues Panama
As the U.S. continues to hold the threat of war over the Syrian government if it doesn't destroy its chemical weapons, a McClatchy article published Wednesday highlights the hypocrisy of that threat—the U.S. has left one of its own chemical weapons stockpiles sitting on an island off the coast of...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'When Frackers Come Calling': Homeowners Increasingly Duped in Land Deals
Thousands of homeowners in the U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Libyan Captive Faces Interrogation Aboard Floating US 'Black Site'
The detention and interrogation of a Libyan captive and suspected al Qaeda operative aboard a Navy warship in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea is prompting concerns about an Obama administration policy of u
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[field_image_caption-raw] Fukushima Workers Doused With Radioactive Water
In what was just the latest in a long series of mishaps at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, six workers were splashed with radioactive water, plant operator TEPCO said on Wednesday.
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[title] 200 Arrested in Historic Action Demanding Immigration Reform and a Halt to Deportations
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[field_image_caption-raw] Immigration Rights Activists Joined by Lawmakers as 200 Arrested in DC
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[field_image_caption-raw] Janet Yellen as Fed Chair No Victory for Progressive Economics
Though progressives across the board celebrated when former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers "removed himself" from Obama's consideration to be the next Chair of the Federal Reserve, news that the official nominee and likely confirmed candidate to the post will be current Fed vice chairperson Janet...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Are Utility Companies Out to Destroy Solar's 'Rooftop Revolution'?
In the nation's largest state, California, the major utility companies are trying to limit growth. Of rooftop solar panels, that is.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Transition Towns': Building a Better World, One Block at a Time
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