News for 2014-01-28

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] Coal Mine Blockaded: 'The Forest Has Brought Everyone Together'
Refusing to be "just the collateral damage of the coal industry," over 100 protesters succeeded in thwarting work Tuesday on a mining project they say will destroy a forest and the sacred and biodiverse spots within it while contributing to climate change.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Unions Sue Illinois Government for 'Pension Theft'
A coalition of labor unions sued the government of Illinois Tuesday for mass "pension theft" that it says violates the state's constitution.
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[title] Remembering Folk Icon, Activist Pete Seeger in His Own Words & Songs
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[field_image_caption-raw] Is Monsanto's Gene-Silencing Weapon Next?
News that biotechnology corporations are developing new technology that can allegedly kill insects and pathogens by silencing their genes has some environmentalists and scientists worried.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Govt Allows Internet Companies Increased Transparency on Spy Requests, Sort Of
The Justice Department on Monday announced new rules that will loosen restrictions on Internet companies like Google and Facebook to inform customers about government requests for user data.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Pipeline Protesters Urge Obama: 'Be A Climate Champion'
Green groups are calling on President Obama to make a choice: 'Be remembered as a climate champion or the pipeline president.'
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[field_image_caption-raw] FDA Concealed the 'High Risk' Livestock Antibiotics Pose to People
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed at least 30 antibiotics used in animal feed to remain on the market despite its own internal analysis finding a majority of them contribute to the dangerous problem of antibiotic- resistant bacteria in people.
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[field_image_caption-raw] West Virginia Chemical Spill Even Worse Than Reported
The amount of chemicals spilled from a West Virginia coal processing plant into the Elk River is even greater than previously reported, according to a statement issued by
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Step in Right Direction': Obama to Hike Pay for Low-Wage Federal Workers
Leaked indications from the White House that President Obama will use Tuesday evening's State of the Union address to announce a $10.10 minimum wage for all contracted federal employees received applause from economists and progressive lawmakers who have consistently made the case said that a...
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[field_image_caption-raw] DDT Linked to Higher Risk of Alzheimer's
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[title] Rachel Maddow: Elaborate Network Obscures Koch Influence
Rachel Maddow traces part of the vast network of Koch-funded groups and initiatives to show their influence on conservative politics.
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[field_image_caption-raw] As Congress Targets Food Stamps, Working Poor Get Whacked Again
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[title] Pete Seeger (1919-2014): If I Had A Hammer
Live at Wolftrap, August 8, 1993. Pete and family, along with Arlo Guthrie perform Pete's iconic song"If I Had A Hammer."
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[field_image_caption-raw] Pete Seeger (1919-2014): Peace Activist and Folk Legend Has Died
Peace activist, environmentalist, songwriter, and folk legend Pete Seeger died on Monday . He was 94.
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