News for 2014-01-22

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] Over 50 Groups. One Call: 'Stop Fast Track' of TPP
Over 50 organizations issued a joint call on Wednesday: Stop "Fast Track" legislation of the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Communities Resist as Tar Sands Flow Through KXL South
Tar sands oil began flowing through the the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline Wednesday as operations commenced delivering the "the dirtiest fuel on Earth" to refineries on the Gulf of Mexico.
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[field_image_caption-raw] American Psychological Assocation: We Will Not Rebuke Member for Gitmo Torture
The American Psychological Association is protecting one of its members from formal rebuke for his role in torturing a Guantanamo Bay inmate.
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[field_image_caption-raw] They're 'All Shook Up' and They Want the Fracking Wells to Stop
Dozens of north Texas community members bussed to Austin on Tuesday to demand a shutdown of the fracking waste injection wells they say are behind a recent spate of earthquakes .
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[field_image_caption-raw] Halliburton Supervisor Avoids Jail Time for Gulf Spill
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[field_image_caption-raw] EU Climate Plan Betrays Planet, Justice, and Science: Critics
The European Union's environmental strategy, unveiled Wednesday, has sparked the outrage of green groups who declare the proposal moves efforts to curb the climate crisis backward, not forward.
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[field_image_caption-raw] More Evidence of Ongoing Climate Change
2013 tied for the world's fourth warmest year on record, according to calculations by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The NOAA's National Climatic Data Center said on Tuesday that last year ties with 2003's ranking, and marks a continuation of a global warming trend.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Ukraine Clashes Turn Deadly After Months of Anti-Government Protest
Following a three-day stand-off between a massive crowd of protesters and riot police in central Kiev, Ukrainian police moved in on the crowds Tuesday night into Wednesday, causing violent clashes and the deaths of at least two demonstrators.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Ukraine's Big Brother Text: "Dear Subscriber, You Are Registered as Participant in Mass Riot"
"Dear subscriber, you are registered as a participant in a mass riot." That was the message received by all mobile phone users who were in the vicinity of protests in Kiev, Ukraine Tuesday morning .
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[title] Citizens United 4 Years Later
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[field_image_caption-raw] Officials Reveal Second Chemical Spilled in W. Virginia Waters
West Virginia officials revealed Tuesday that a second potentially harmful chemical had also spilled into the Elk River contaminating the water supply of over 300,000 area residents.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Davos' Elite Message Deserves 'Fierce Resistance' Not Applause
As the World Economic Forum kicks off its global summit in Davos, Switzerland on Wednesday, critics of the annual gathering are eager to show that the well-polished public image of the event should not be allowed to eclipse the nefarious and destructive role played by the many corporate elites that...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Snowden: If 'Country Is Helped,' Ending Up in Ditch 'Worth It'
Edward Snowden says that even if he ends up in "a ditch" some day, if his acts help his country, then it will all have been worth it. Mike Rogers, a Republican congressman from Michigan who is the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, took to the Sunday news show circuit to make...
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