News for 2013-11-15

Friday, November 15, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Feinstein Bill 'Codifies' NSA's Worst Abuses
A bill recently proposed by Senator Dianne Feinstein as an NSA reform law will do nothing to curb the spy agency's surveillance reach and will instead "codify" the NSA's worst abuses, an analysis by journalist Spencer Ackerman and http://www
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[field_image_caption-raw] Jeremy Hammond: FBI Directed My Attacks on Foreign Government Sites
The Anonymous hacktivist sentenced on Friday to 10 years in federal prison for his role in releasing thousands of e
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[field_image_caption-raw] Russian Foreign Minister Reveals Amended Draft Circulated at 'Last Moment'
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov revealed a crucial detail Thursday about last week’s nuclear talks with Iran in Geneva that explains much more clearly than previous reports why the meeting broke up without agreement.
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[title] Life in Prison for Stealing a $159 Jacket?
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[field_image_caption-raw] Anti-Drone Movement Speaks: 'End the Secrecy, No to Kill List'
LIVE STREAMING: Saturday's "Drones Around the Globe: Proliferation and Resistance," a drone summit organized by CODEPINK. * * *
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[field_image_caption-raw] Amid Fizzling Climate Talks, Nearby Gas Pipeline Disaster Kills Two in Poland
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Slap in the Face': Japan Uses Fukushima Nuclear Disaster to Ditch Carbon Targets
Japan announced Friday it is breaking its pledge to reduce greenhouse gases by 25 percent of 1990 levels by the year 2020—citing the Fukushima meltdown as the reason it will not keep to previously stated climate commitments.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Court Orders DHS to Release "Internet Kill Switch" Plans
A federal court this week has ordered the Department of Homeland of Security to disclose details about the so-called "internet Kill Switch," that would allow the agency to "deactivate wireless communications networks" if it determined a localized or national crisis demanded such an action. In the...
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[title] Wikileaks Exposes the TPP as a Capitulation to Corporate Interests
Kevin Zeese: Obama administration’'s Fast Track authority plan derailed by bipartisan outrage.
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[field_image_caption-raw] CIA Creating Vast Database of American's Personal Financial Records: Report
Claiming the same authority as the NSA does for its bulk collection of domestic internet and phone data, the clandestine Central Intelligence Agency is compiling a "vast database" that includes the personal financial records of Americans, according to the Wall Street Journal .
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[field_image_caption-raw] Workers Won't Bend to Boeing's Blackmail in Washington
Machinists at Boeing resoundingly voted down mid-contract concessions yesterday and then booed the union leaders who had pushed the proposal on a shocked membership. Their contract doesn’t expire until 2016, but the company is threatening to move production of the huge new 777X aircraft out of...
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