News for 2013-12-05

Thursday, December 5, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013: Anti-Apartheid Icon, 'Now at Rest'
Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president who helped lead the country's revolution out of the brutal apartheid system, died Thursday at his home at the age of 95. "He is now resting," said South African President Jacob Zuma. "He is now at peace."
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[field_image_caption-raw] Why the Right to a Fair Trial Does Not Exist for Drug Defendants
The right to a fair trial effectively does not exist for federal drug defendants in the United States.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Humanitarian Intervention, Or Militarized Quest for Resources?
As a " humanitarian crisis that has been largely ignored by the rest of the world " continues to grip the Central African Republic (CAR) on Thursday, new military forces are on their way to intervene, causing some to question the motives when a country with military might sends troops into its...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Threatening Deadly Surges, Historic Storm Barrels over Europe
A powerful 'windstorm' that authorities are warning could be the worst to hit the European continent in more than half a century barreled over the U.K.
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[title] This Commercial Should Make Every Parent Vow to Never Shop at Toys“R”Us
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[field_image_caption-raw] Army of Rightwing Groups Plan Assault on State Laws in 2014
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Convicted for Our Convictions:' Moral Monday Protesters Vow Fight Not Over
“We today have been convicted for our convictions.”
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[field_image_caption-raw] Defeated at the Polls, Frackers Attack Democracy in Colorado
Following major Election Day victories for anti-fracking campaigners in Colorado last month when four cities voted to ban the controversial oil and gas drilling technique, fossil fuel industry players have refused to accept defeat and are initiating legal battles that could potentially see those...
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[field_image_caption-raw] The 'Outdated Law' That Gives Govt Warrantless Access to Your Online Data
It's not just the NSA's vast surveillance we should be concerned with. Privacy advocates are calling for reform of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), a 27-year-old law that allows government agencies like the FBI and local law enforcement warrantless access to Americans' electronic...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Exposed: The Rightwing's National Plan To Crush Green Energy
The American Legislative Exchange Council's war on green protections is poised to expand over the next year, taking aim at the Environmental Protection Agency, state regulations, and even solar panels installed in individual homes.
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[field_image_caption-raw] New Report: Unregulated Contaminants Common in Drinking Water
Traces of 18 unregulated chemicals were found in drinking water from more than one-third of U.S. water utilities in a nationwide sampling, according to new, unpublished research by federal scientists.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Amid Climate Crisis, Big Business Keeps Eye on Prize: Profit
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[title] How the Defeat of Trade Unionism Gave Rise to Low-Wage Jobs
Fast food workers are preparing to strike across the country Thursday, demanding an increase of pay to $15 an hour. Thursday's major day of action—organizers say 100 cities will take part—comes just six days after more than 100 people were arrested nationwide at Black Friday protests against major...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Low Pay Is Not OK': Fast Food Workers Rise Up with Nationwide Protests
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