News for 2013-12-04

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] New Snowden Docs Reveal NSA Collecting Data on a 'Planetary Scale'
The National Security Agency is tracking location information on hundreds of millions of cellphones around the world every day, amounting to roughly 5 billion daily records, the Washington Post reported Wednesday, revealing that the agency makes "most efforts at communications security effectively...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Romanian Fight Against Fracking Heats Up As Winter Sets In
In the latest example of local residents organizing in opposition to the fossil fuel industry's "fracking boom," which has staked its claim in many communities around the world, U.S. oil giant Chevron has found itself engaged in a showdown in rural Romania. "On a frozen field braving police,...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Flammable Water Near Gas Drilling Sites in Louisiana
Flammable tap water, a horror the film Gasland brought to the big screen, is reality for one Dixie, Louisiana family.
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[title] Vandana Shiva & Jane Goodall on Serving the Earth & How Women Can Address Climate Crisis
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[field_image_caption-raw] Workers Demand Livable Wage in Hundred-City Strike
Low wage fast food employees across the country are joining forces Thursday, taking to the streets to say: "Low pay is not okay." The action marks the largest planned demonstration yet in a movement that has swelled over the past year, with workers uniting around the call for $15 dollars an hour...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Free From Jail But Still Trapped in Russia, 'Arctic 30' Seek Exit Visas
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[field_image_caption-raw] Nation's Libraries Warn of NSA's 'Ravenous Hunger' for Data
The world's largest library association is warning against the NSA's "ravenous hunger” for information and is urging the passage of legislation to rein in the agency's vast surveillance powers.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Bicycle Sales Outpace Cars as European 'Bike Revolution' Gains Speed
There's a European revolution going on and its riding in on two wheels.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Anti-Drone Blockade in Pakistan Forces Halt to US Military Shipments
Ongoing protests against U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan are fueling a non-violent blockade along its border that have now forced a halt to NATO military supply convoys heading to neighboring Afghanistan, a Pentagon spokesman confirmed Tuesday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Economic Pain Inflicted, Austerity-Pushers Now Targeting Human Rights
The political drive to enact economic austerity across Europe is not only harming the financial position of millions upon millions of people, it is also undermining human rights protections across the continent and beyond.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Truck Carrying Radioactive Materials Hijacked in Mexico
A truck transporting dangerous radioactive materials that could be used in the construction of a "dirty bomb," was hijacked and stolen from a gas station on Monday near Mexico City. According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, who reported the incident to Mexican authorities, the truck was...
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[title] Chris Hayes: What Really Made Detroit Go Bankrupt
Chris Hayes talks to a former Wall Street banker about the real cause of Detroit's bankruptcy.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Humanity Wholly Unprepared for Abrupt Climate Impacts, Warns Report
Hang on. Get Ready.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Both Public and 'Establishment' Elite See US Power in Decline
WASHINGTON - For the first time since the end of the Vietnam War, both the U.S. public and the foreign policy elite see Washington as playing a less important and powerful role in the world than it did a decade before, according to the latest quadrennial survey released here Tuesday by the Council...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Americanization' Leading the Way... in Attack on Workers
The day after two major developments in the U.S.
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