News for 2013-10-24

Thursday, October 24, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] NSA Listens to Phone Calls of 35 World Leaders, Says New Leak
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[title] René González, Lone Cuban 5 Member Freed from U.S. Prison, Speaks Out from Havana
In a Democracy Now! exclusive, the only freed member of the Cuban Five, René González, speaks out after a 13-year imprisonment in the United States. The five Cuban intelligence agents were arrested in the United States in 1998 and convicted of espionage. They say they were not spying on the United...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Russell Brand: 'Revolution Is Coming... I Ain't Got a Flicker of Doubt'
The British left weekly New Statesman has taken a chance on an up-and-coming rogue editor, but the actor-comedian and newly welcomed progressive-minded firebrand Russell Brand seems so far to be a brilliant and elegant choice.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Urban Shield: 'The Epitome of State Repression' Coming to Town Near You
SWAT teams, police forces, and military contractors from across the world will converge in Oakland, California this weekend—October 25-28—for a little-known 'Urban Shield' global training exercise and weapons technology expo that is bankrolled by millions of dollars from the
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[field_image_caption-raw] Fuel Removal From Fukushima's Reactor 4 Threatens 'Apocalyptic' Scenario
An operation with potentially "apocalyptic" consequences is expected to begin in a little over two weeks from now - "as early as November 8" - at Fukushima's damaged and sinking Reactor 4, when plant operator TEPCO will attempt to remove over 1300 spent fuel rods holding the radiation equivale
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[field_image_caption-raw] Hopes Dim to Protect World's 'Last Ocean' from Human Destruction
An international agreement to create two massive marine sanctuaries in the Antarctic that could protect over two million square kilometers in the region was weakened once again this week, potentially leaving the pristine waters—referred to by conservationists as the world's "Last Ocean"—open to...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Fukushima Water Radiation Doubles Overnight
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[field_image_caption-raw] As Pakistan says 'No More Drones,' Leaked CIA Memos Show Cooperation
Excellent timing for the CIA?
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[title] Corporations Reap Billions from Mass Incarceration
A new video series called Prison Profiteers exposes the corporations that profit from the nation's incarceration system, including medical companies, bail companies, phone companies, and even police departments. The report mentions Corrections Corporation of America and the GEO Group as private...
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Diplomat: Each US Drone Attack Creates '40 to 60' New Enemies
The U.S. military, according to one former diplomat with a frontrow seat to its drone policy in Yemen, is creating new terrorists in that country at breakneck speed.
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