News for 2014-01-09

Thursday, January 9, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] After 20 Years of NAFTA Poverty, Lawmakers Move to Fast-Track TPP
On the heels of NAFTA's " 20 years of regret" anniversary, U.S. lawmakers are aggressively pushing legislation to fast-track what has been called NAFTA on steroids : the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
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[field_image_caption-raw] Fall of Fallujah Refocuses US on Iraq
Two years after the last U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] ‘Don’t Frack With Our Future’: New York Protesters Confront Cuomo
New York governor Andrew Cuomo remained silent about the issue of fracking in this year's State of the State address given Wednesday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Chomsky Describes US Domestic Policy in Two Words: 'Pure Savagery'
As Congress decides this week whether to re-institute emergency jobless benefits for millions of Americans and closes in on negotiations for a Farm Bill that could see billions of dollars cut out of food stamp programs, renowned activist and intellectual Noam Chomsky summed up the state of American...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Another Media Platform for the World's Rich and Powerful?
Are the world's rich and powerful getting yet another international media platform?
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[field_image_caption-raw] As NSA Slammed, EU Panel Wants to Hear Directly from Snowden
A draft investigative report presented to the European Parliament legislative committee charged with investigating the scope and scale of surveillance by the US National Security Agency and the British GCHQ states that the activities of the controversial spy agencies were "illegal" and have "...
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[title] Mike Elk: Boeing Workers New Contract a Blow to Worker Pensions Nationwide
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[field_image_caption-raw] Critics: Obama's Allegiance to Gas a Betrayal of Climate Promises
A "free pass to pollute." That's what environmental advocates say the Obama administration's new rules, announced Wednesday, give the nation's gas-burning power plants.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Gov. Christie: One Day of Crisis But 'Two Sleepless Nights'?
Update (11:44 AM EST) :
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[field_image_caption-raw] Fashion Backward: Cambodian Government Silences Garment Workers
PHNOM PENH - “Cambodian garment workers have two handcuffs and one weapon [against them]. One handcuff is a short-term contract [10 hours a day, six days a week]. Even if they get sick, if they get pregnant they feel they have to get an abortion so they don’t lose their jobs.
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