News for 2014-01-23

Thursday, January 23, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] The Growing Movement Putting Sustainability and Community Back in the Forefront
In the midst of climate change, "big box" stores, frequent lack of community connections, and ubiquitous fast and processed food, a flourishing movement stands in stark contrast.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Lawmakers Defy Public Opinion, Imperil GMO Labeling Push in Northeast
The GMO labeling movement suffered a blow in the Northeast on Wednesday. A bill that would have required the labeling of all GMO food on store shelves in New Hampshire died in the state's House of Representatives .
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[field_image_caption-raw] #AskSnowden: Q&A Chat with Edward Snowden
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden participated in a live online chat Thursday starting at 3 PM EST.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 80,000 Miners Strike for Living Wage
Over 80,000 South African platinum workers put down their tools Thursday in a massive strike that has already disrupted mines responsible for half the
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[field_image_caption-raw] Court Deals 'Victory for Arctic,' Blow for Big Oil
In a "victory for the Arctic," a federal appeals court Wednesday ruled in favor of a coalition of native and environmental groups who had challenged the U.S. government's opening of millions of acres in the Chukchi Sea to oil and gas development.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Could 40 Million Angry Netflix Users Help Save Net Neutrality?
The online video streaming company Netflix—which this week surpassed business world expectations by announcing a surge in viewership with paying membership close to 40 million U.S. customers—may seem like an unlikely ally to grassroots activists and progressive organizations fighting against the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Will the US Open a National Forest to Fracking?
The U.S. Forest Service is considering opening up the George Washington National Forest in Virginia to the oil and gas drilling process known as fracking, causing alarm over the potential destruction to the park as well as the contamination of drinking water for the millions of residents in...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'End It': Govt Oversight Panel Calls NSA Spying Illegal
The National Security Agency’s program to bulk collect phone data breaks the law, violates civil liberties, does not make Americans more safe, and should be shut down, according to the federal government's own watchdog.
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[title] Moyers: NH Rebellion in the Footsteps of Granny D
What will it take for politicians to acknowledge the corrupting effect money has on our political system? In the tradition of activist Granny D, who marched across the country in 1999, Rootstrikers founder Lawrence Lessig and others who want to save democracy by getting money out of politics are...
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[field_image_caption-raw] More Than 2,400 Dead as Obama’s Drone Campaign Marks Five Years
Five years ago, on January 23 2009, a CIA drone flattened a house in Pakistan’s tribal regions. It was the third day of Barack Obama’s presidency, and this was the new commander-in-chief’s first covert drone strike.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Top Israel Lobby Group AIPAC Loses Battle on Iran, But War Not Over
WASHINGTON - Eight years ago, Stephen Rosen, then a top official at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and well-known around Washington for his aggressiveness, hawkish views, and political smarts, was asked by Jeffrey Goldberg of the New Yorker magazine whether some recent...
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