News for 2013-10-18

Friday, October 18, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Spain: 'Minute of Silence' as Nation Mourns Science Killed by Austerity
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[field_image_caption-raw] Borderless US Drone War an Affront to Intl Law: UN Expert
Missile attacks carried out by U.S.
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[title] NY Federal Reserve Examiner Fired After Submitting Critical Report of Goldman Sachs
Superiors told Carmen Segarra to change her report. When she refused, they fired her.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Koch Brothers' Petcoke Piling Up in Chicago
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[field_image_caption-raw] Italy: Strike, Nationwide Protests Against Latest Austerity Budget
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[field_image_caption-raw] Chile: Led by Students, Tens of Thousands March for 'Free Public Education'
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[field_image_caption-raw] Sen. Sanders: 'Global Warming a Far More Serious Problem Than Al Qaeda'
In a newly published interview, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) blasts the "unfettered capitalism" that has collapsed the middle class, and the corporate power fueling climate change, which poses a "far more serious problem than Al Qaeda."
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[field_image_caption-raw] DOJ Brings Fresh Manslaughter Charges Against Blackwater Mercenaries for Iraqi Massacre
The Justice Department on Thursday announced new manslaughter charges against four Blackwater mercenaries involved in the 2007 Nisour Square massacre in Iraq that left dozens of innocent civilians dead or severely wounded. The deadly incident in many ways began the unraveling of Blackwater, founded...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Protests Sweep Canada Following Paramilitary Assault on Indigenous Fracking Blockade
Protests are sweeping Canada following Thursday's assault by paramilitary-style police on members of indigenous Elsipogtog Mi’kmaq First Nation and local residents as they blockaded a New Brunswick fracking exploration site.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Yoko Ono Awarded German Peace Prize
Yoko Ono was awarded a distinguished German peace prize on Thursday. The Theodor Wanner Award, given by the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations since 2009, was presented to Ono in Berlin "for her lasting artistic and peace promoting political work."
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[title] Obama Embraces American Exceptionalism
On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, historian Peter Kuznick analyzes Obama's claim of an enlightened US foreign policy.
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Reforms 'Open Floodgates' on Arms Exports
WASHINGTON - Earlier this week, the largest deregulation in the history of U.S. arms exports took place as part of the Barack Obama administration’s export reform initiative. But a day after the new reforms came into effect, former government officials and critics from the human rights community...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Snowden: NSA Is Most Dangerous Because No Oversight Exists
"There’s a zero percent chance the Russians or Chinese have received any documents.”
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