News for 2014-01-21

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] More Crude Spilled in 2013 Than Previous Four Decades Combined
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[field_image_caption-raw] Gruesome Ohio Execution Brings Death Penalty Debate Back to Fold
The botched and gruesome execution of convicted murderer Dennis McGuire last Thursday has brought the debate over the death penalty back to the forefront in Ohio and elsewhere as many question the humanity of a practice which, experimental or otherwise, may amount to cruel and unusual punishment.
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[field_image_caption-raw] DoJ Hiding Documents from ACLU Transparency Suit
The U.S. Justice Department is hiding information about dragnet collection of data from a transparency lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union. Spencer Ackerman writing for the Guardian reports,
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[field_image_caption-raw] Peasants' Rights! Seed Rights! No GMOs!
Farmers rallied outside the European Parliament on Monday in protest of a proposed law they say would threaten biodiversity and put multinational control over seeds. Peasant farmer group La Via Campesina says the biggest problems with the proposed law are:
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[field_image_caption-raw] Public Not Buying Obama's NSA 'Reforms': Poll
U.S. disapproval of NSA spying has continued to climb since whistleblower Edward Snowden unearthed the scandal this summer, and President Obama's speech on 'reforms' last Friday has failed to allay the public's growing concerns.
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[title] The Internet’s Own Boy: Aaron Swartz's Struggle for Online Freedom
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[field_image_caption-raw] Prominent Canadians Join Neil Young's Call: Honor the Treaties, Stop the Tar Sands
A group of prominent Canadians has added support to Neil Young's challenge to Canada's tar sands exploitation and to the country's disregard for First Nations treaties.
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[field_image_caption-raw] NSA: Global 'Trendsetter' for Privacy Abuse
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[field_image_caption-raw] Two in Three Americans Upset by Income, Wealth Inequality
Americans, seeming well aware that economic inequality is on the rise in the US and around the world, are showing an increased disdain for an economy unevenly skewed to the richest.
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[field_image_caption-raw] What Else Is China Exporting to US? Huge Amounts of Air Pollution
Not only is China exporting cheap goods for the consumption-fueled economy of the United Stated, it is also exporting huge of amounts of industrial air pollution generated by the factories and power plants behind the country's manufacturing boom.
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[title] Chris Hayes: The Martin Luther King Jr. You Don’t Know
Chris Hayes reflects on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and how the inseparable battles for racial equality and economic parity continue today.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Study: Ready Access to Guns Kills People
Ready access to a firearm makes people more than three times as likely to die by suicide and nearly twice as likely to die by homicide than their adult counterparts without the ability to quickly get their hands on a gun.
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[field_image_caption-raw] White House Selling "Free Trade" and "Fast Track," But Who's Buying?
Though progressives both inside Congress and out have come out strongly against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and a bill introduced last week that would give President Obama "fast track" authority to sign the "free trade" pact without legislative wrangling, the White House appears to be...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Iran Begins Implementing Joint Plan of Action for Nuke Deal
Iran on Monday began implementing its end of the historic bargain made in Geneva on Nov. 24 under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
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