News for 2013-10-25

Friday, October 25, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Pakistan Drone Story Ignored Military Opposition to Strikes
WASHINGTON - The Washington Post on Thursday reported what it presented as new evidence of a secret agreement under which Pakistani officials have long been privately supporting the U.S. drone war in the country even as they publicly criticized it.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Leaked Memos Reveal GCHQ Efforts to Keep Mass Surveillance Secret
The UK intelligence agency GCHQ has repeatedly warned it fears a "damaging public debate" on the scale of its activities because it could lead to legal challenges against its mass-surveillance programs, classified internal documents reveal. Memos contained in the cache disclosed by the US...
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[field_image_caption-raw] NYPD Spying on Muslims 'Beyond Offensive and Wrong': 125 Groups Demand Investigation
125 racial justice, community, and faith organizations are demanding that the U.S. Justice Department launch a civil rights investigation into the dragnet surveillance of Muslims at the hands of the New York Police Department.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 7.3 Earthquake Off Japan Coast; Fukushima Workers Evacuated
Breaking.... Check back for updates... Update (3:38 PM EDT):
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[title] Police Profiling, Harassment, and Violence Against Transgender People
A news report about police profiling, harassment, and violence against transgender and gender nonconforming people. Produced by Jordan Flaherty, correspondent Christof Putzel, filmed by Junghun Park, edited by Leila Garcia. Featuring interviews with Sasha Washington, Alasia Farrel, Dean Spade,...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Meet the Private Companies Helping Cops Spy on Protesters
The documents leaked to media outlets by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden this year have brought national intelligence gathering and surveillance operations under a level of scrutiny not seen in decades.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Swiss Fight to Curb Executive Pay Gaining Momentum
A fight to shrink income inequality by limiting executive pay and increasing worker's wages in Switzerland is heating up this week as organizers are promising to "pull out all the stops" ahead of a November 24th referendum.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Beyond Tipping Point: Global Warming Has Raised Arctic Temps to Hottest in 120,000 Years
Scientists have long known that climate change is warming the arctic at an alarming rate. But new research shows that in some areas—where human-caused climate change has driven temperatures higher than they've been for tens of thousands of years—melting polar ice caps are now beyond any hope of...
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[title] Parents Organize Boycott To End Standardized Testing of 4-year-olds
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Stop Watching Us': Snowden Reaches Out to Endorse DC Rally
Amid yet another round of explosive revelations about the activities of the National Security Agency and ahead of a large rally organized by a large coalition of social justice and privacy advocates planned for Saturday, whistleblower Edward Snowden urged his fellow U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Eavesdropped on Amtrak: Ex-NSA Chief Gets Taste of Own Medicine
(Updated below) Former head of the National Security Agency Michael Hayden is making headlines for an interview he gave on Thursday, but not at all in the manner he intended. Fellow passenger and former political activist Tom Mattzie, on the other hand, had no intention of making the evening news,...
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