News for 2013-11-08

Friday, November 8, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Movement Against Standardized Tests Resurges in Chicago
The national wave of resistance to standardized testing continues this week, with teachers in Chicago launching a campaign to push back against the tests they see as a "major drain on classroom time, undermine education, and stand in stark contrast to the proven student assessment tools" developed...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Nearly 1,000 Flood NFL Stadium Demanding 'Horrendous' Redskins Name Must Go
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[title] Moyers: How Dollarocracy is Destroying America
The money and power behind this week’s election results confirm what everyone knows: democracy is under siege. Corporations buy elections with virtually unlimited cash and big media conglomerates reap billions from political advertising.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'We Are Winning': Walmart Workers' Biggest Protest Yet Shows Workers 'Won't Be Silenced'
Fifty-four Walmart workers were arrested Thursday night in what organizers are calling the biggest act of civil disobedience by Walmart employees of all time , following a year of repeated strikes against unfair wages, poor working conditions and ongoing corporate retaliation against those who are...
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[field_image_caption-raw] US, Israel Lose UNESCO Voting Rights
The United States and Israel lost voting rights at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Friday after missing a deadline to repay dues the countries had accumulated since Palestine became a member to the world body.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Internal Docs Expose Oil Industry 'Profit over Planet' Mentality
Internal documents exposed publicly Friday have pulled back the curtain on the Canadian oil industry's war against carbon-curbing regulations in a bid to protect its profit margin over the planet.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Israel 'Utterly Rejects' Iran Nuclear Deal That Could Avoid War
As international hopes rose around the possibility of successful talks on Iran's nuclear program in Geneva on Friday, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a message for the world: No, no, no.
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[title] Marijuana Legalization Wins Big in Elections, Is Federal Decriminalization Next?
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[field_image_caption-raw] World Headed for a High-Speed Carbon Crash
UXBRIDGE, Canada - If global carbon emissions continue to rise at their current rate, humanity will eventually be left with no other option than a costly, world war-like mobilisation, scientists warned this week.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Super Typhoon's Landfall Was Most Powerful... Ever
Super Typhoon Haiyan slammed the central islands of the Phillipines overnight and with sustained winds of nearly 200 mph the ferocious storm fulfilled fears that it would go down as the world's most powerful tropical storm to make landfall in all recorded history.
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