News for 2013-10-15

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Aaron Swartz's Open-Source Whistleblower Project Lives On
Freedom of the Press Foundation will carry forward the work of the DeadDrop project, the "open-source whistleblower submission system originally coded by the late transparency advocate Aaron Swartz," the organization anno
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[field_image_caption-raw] Amid Optimistic Iran Nuke Talks, Israel Continues Push for Sanctions
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Once in a Decade' Storm Threatens Japan, Fukushima
Japan is bracing for Typhoon Wipha's landfall on Wednesday, a storm that could be the strongest in a decade to hit Tokyo, and one that has the potential to bring flooding to the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
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[field_image_caption-raw] UN Rejects Meeting With First Nations Community Over Trade Agreement
Following a Canada-wide tour of First Nations communities by the United Nations rapporteur on indigenous rights this week, the international body has rejected a request from the Hupacasath First Nation to meet over a major trade pact between Canada and China they say will result in the destruction...
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[title] We are the Teachers of Kaplan, and We Demand Justice
Ben Bush, teacher in both for-profit and non-profit language programs, states:
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[field_image_caption-raw] Greenwald: 'Most Shocking' NSA Stories Yet to Come
When it comes to the "shock" inspired by the recent National Security Agency revelations, the worst is yet to come, said Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald , who has been working with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden on the leaks.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Experimenting' on a Death Row Inmate: Florida to Execute Man by Untested Drug
Fifty-one-year-old inmate William Happ is slated for execution in Florida on Tuesday using an experimental cocktail of drugs, despite widespread concerns that the injection could subject him to severe pain and thus 'cruel and unusual punishment' under the 8th ammendment.
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[field_image_caption-raw] In Big Win for Defense Industry, Obama Rolls Back Limits on Arms Exports
The United States is loosening controls over military exports, in a shift that former U.S. officials and human rights advocates say could increase the flow of American-made military parts to the world's conflicts and make it harder to enforce arms sanctions.
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[title] Trade in Services Agreement Moves Forward, But How Will It Affect Consumers?
Last week in Geneva, trade representatives from countries with the top global economies met to negotiate the Trade in Services Agreement, also known as TISA. The U.S. and 28 member states of the European Union are leading the deal, and nearly 50 countries will be part of an eventual deal. Although...
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[field_image_caption-raw] NSA Collecting Hundreds of Millions of Email Contact Lists
The National Security Agency (NSA) has been collecting "hundreds of millions of contact lists from personal e-mail and instant messaging accounts around the world, many of them belonging to Americans of millions," the Washington Post reported on Monday.
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