News for 2013-11-20

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Government Leaks Provide 'First Confirmation' NSA Spies on UK Citizens
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[field_image_caption-raw] Kids Today: 'Less Active Than Before' and Declining in Heart Health
The cardiovascular health of kids across the globe has fallen, according to research presented Tuesday at a meeting of the American Heart Association. Today's kids are running more slowly and with less endurance than their parents did, the researchers found. Based on an analysis of data covering...
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[title] Full Interview With Harvey Wasserman: Risky Operation at Fukushima Demands World Action
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[field_image_caption-raw] Dump It in the Ocean: TEPCO's Plan for Radioactive Fukushima Water
A nuclear expert helping with the clean-up at the crisis-stricken Fukushima plant has joined a chorus of voices saying that all the accumulating radioactive waste water must eventually be dumped into the ocean.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Critics: JPMorgan Settlement No Deterrent to Crimes-as-Usual
As the Justice Department trumpets its deal with JPMorgan on Tuesday as a record-setting government crackdown on a big bank, critics charge that the penalty in fact allows JPMorgan to destroy people's lives with impunity and invites other banks to do the same.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Fight for $12.50 Living Wage Begins in Nation's Capital
Joining the rising tide of communities fighting against vast income inequality in the U.S., activists and labor organizers in Washington, D.C. launched an initiative Tuesday to raise the minimum wage in the district to $12.50 per hour.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Growing Movement: Expand Social Security or 'Pay a Price'
With Social Security cuts once again on the table in closed-door congressional budget negotiations, a growing movement has taken the offensive, demanding that lawmakers strengthen, rather than stranglehold, our social safety net.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'This Is Nuts': Poland Announces 'Radical Acceleration' of Gas Fracking at UN Climate Summit
Poland is turning out to be a host of ill-repute when it comes to seriously addressing the crisis of fossil fuel-driven global warming.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Collapse? Wealthiest Nations Accused of Sabotaging UN Climate Talks
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[title] First Elected Socialist Seattle Council Member in a Century
For the first time in more than a century, the city of Seattle elected a socialist City Council member. Her name is Kshama Sawant, and she joins us now from Seattle. Kshama is an Occupy activist, union member, and economics professor. And as I mentioned, she's the first open socialist to be elected...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Global Carbon Emissions Put Humanity on Tragic Trajectory
WARSAW, Poland - Burning of fossil fuels added a record 36 billion tonnes of CO2 to the atmosphere in 2013, locking in even more heating of the planet.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Win in New Mexico, Loss in Texas as National Assault on Women's Rights Continues
A welcome victory in New Mexico and at least a "permanent" defeat for some Texas women arrived on Tuesday as the battles continue at every level in the United States for a woman's right to make choices on behalf of her own body.
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