News for 2013-10-14

Monday, October 14, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Pro-Coal Kids' Pages Pulled from Government Site as Public Pressure Increases
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has removed coal-related educational sections from its website, less than two weeks after the launch of a grassroots campaign demanding that the pages be taken down.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Russian Authorities Mass Arrest Alleged Migrants Following Anti-Migrant Protests
Russian police rounded up and detained over 1,600 alleged undocumented migrants in Moscow on Monday, a day after white-power, nationalist protests swept the southern Biryulyovo residential district of Moscow.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Iraq Replay': Kerry Demands Immunity for US Troops in Afghanistan
Secretary of State John Kerry is demanding immunity for U.S. military service members in Afghanistan as a precondition for a 'bi-lateral security agreement,' which would allow 10,000 U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Activists Chain Themselves Together to Challenge Crisis of Immigrant Incarceration, Deportations
Immigration reform activists chained themselves outside a detention facility in Arizona on Monday continuing of a campaign of civil disobedience that calls for an end to inhumane incarceration and deportations that plague the current national immigration system.
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[field_image_caption-raw] AP: Another Historically Low Increase to Social Security on Its Way
Next year's benefit increase for Social Security recipients is projected to be one of the smallest increases ever, according to a new analysis by the Associated Press . The AP projects that the cost of living adjustment (COLA) for the 58 million Americans who rely on Social Security will raise just...
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[title] Brazil Agribusiness Lobby Set to Appropriate Native Land and Timber
In Brasilia, Brazil's capital, last week, indigenous groups expressed their dissatisfaction with the PEC 215, a proposed constitutional amendment that they believe endangers their lands and their way of living.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Fired for Standing in Way of Iraq War: Ousted Director of Nobel-Winning OPCW Speaks Out
The former director general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which won the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize , declared Sunday that he was ousted from the organization's helm over a decade ago for making plans to investigate Iraq's weapons stocks, thereby limiting the Bush...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Tens of Thousands Rally in Tokyo to Say: 'No Nukes!'
An estimated 40,000 people rallied in Tokyo on Sunday to say "We oppose nuclear power" and urge the country to not restart any of the nation's 50 nuclear reactors currently offline.
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[title] 2500+ Killed by Drones in Pakistan, Names of Victims Now Available
Medea Benjamin: U.S. government claims drone victims are mostly militants, but about half identified victims thus far are civilians and children.
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Court: Transcanada's Keystone XL Profits More Important than Environment
In a major ruling that's flown under the radar , the U.S.
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