News for 2013-12-24

Tuesday, December 24, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Troubling Pattern as De Blasio Taps Goldman Sachs Exec
In his second appointment to raise eyebrows among his progressive supporters, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced Monday that he was selecting a former Goldman Sachs executive to be the city's deputy mayor of
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Spiraling Violence' Grips World's Youngest Country
Continued armed clashes, mass killings, "spiraling violence" and tens of thousands of displaced people have led some to wonder if the world's youngest country is on the brink of civil war.
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[field_image_caption-raw] In Alberta, Environmental Regulators Now Funded by Fossil Fuel Industry
Alberta, home to massive tar sands reserves, has a new environmental regulator in town.
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[field_image_caption-raw] iPads for Newborns? Marketing Tablets for Babies 'Horrifies' Parents, Experts
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Merry Frackmess!': Elves Erect Gas Drilling Rig on Governor's Front Lawn
A group of "elves" delivered Santa's "Merry Frackmess" present to the Chicago home of Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on Monday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Cruelty, Corporations, Congress, and Christmas: Unhappy Holidays for the Poor & Unemployed
It's the holiday season in the United States and members of Congress and corporate executives are home with their families.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Retailers Offer $40 Million Compensation for Worst Factory Disaster in History
Workers and family members of victims from the deadly Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh last April who have been struggling to re-collect the pieces of their lives in the wake of the disaster will now be gran
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[field_image_caption-raw] Snowden: Society Deserves Chance to 'Govern,' 'Change' Itself
“If I defected at all, I defected from the government to the public.”
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[title] Happy Holidays: Pete Seeger, Sonny Terry, & Brownie McGhee Sing "Down by the Riverside"
To all our readers, friends, supporters, and those just passing by: Wishing you a happy holiday season and looking forward to a brave new year. As Pete says here: "You can solve so many problems yourself, but other problems it takes the whole doggone world."
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