News for 2013-11-18

Monday, November 18, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Big Brother, Inc.: The Surveillance Industrial Complex
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[field_image_caption-raw] Developing: Earthquake Hits Japan Amid Fukushima Fuel Rod Removal
Developing: A strong earthquake has struck Japan's coast south of the Fukushima nuclear plant currently undergoing a dangerous removal of highly radioactive Unit 4 fuel rods , according to online reports.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Albuquerque Set to Vote on Landmark Abortion Ban
Voters in Albuquerque will head to the polls for a special election on Tuesday to decide whether to ban abortions after 20 weeks. If it passes, Albuquerque will be the first city in the nation to enact a 20-week ban. The municipal ordinance, as the Los Angeles Times notes , would "have statewide...
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[title] Global Voices from Africa to the Philippines Demand Climate Justice in Warsaw
Democracy Now! broadcasts from Warsaw, Poland, where the U.N. climate summit, known as COP 19, has just entered its second week.
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[field_image_caption-raw] As Swiss Vote Against Corporate 'Fat Cats' Nears, Big Money Pours In
Corporate 'fat cats' in Switzerland are pouring in money to sway the result of an upcoming referendum that could turn the tide on income inequality in the country.
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[field_image_caption-raw] We Don't Wanna Hear It: Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to NSA's Bulk Collection Program
The U.S. Supreme Court unceremoniously denied a legal challenge brought against the National Security Agency for its domestic spying program that has allowed for the bulk collection of the phone data of millions of U.S. cell phone users.
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[field_image_caption-raw] In 'Win for Social Movements,' Student Leader Camila Vallejo Wins Seat in Chile's Congress
Student leader, activist and communist Camila Vallejo, who became the face of a populist uprising calling for a free and quality education for all, was elected to a seat in Chile's Congress on Sunday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] UN Climate Chief Slammed for Pushing Coal as Solution in Poland
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[field_image_caption-raw] As Students Drown in Debt, Gov't Rakes in $42 Billion in Profit
Arne Duncan's Department of Education is making a killing from student debt.
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[title] 'Liberty and Justice for Some People
In this series of Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, James Early talks about American identity and growing up African-American facing the deep racism of the South.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Who Rules the World? Fossil Fuel Industry or the People?'
As the COP19 UN climate conference entered its second week in Warsaw, Poland on Monday, a global coal conference that kicked off just down the road was met with protest by environmental activists upset with the high-profile presence of the very industry they say is largely driving the global...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Rare, Late, Fast and Dangerous': Army of Tornadoes Rip Through Midwest
A string of tornadoes tore through the mid-western states on Sunday cutting a path of destruction and leaving at least six people dead in Illinois alone.
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