News for 2014-02-07

Friday, February 7, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] In Illinois Prison, a Hunger Strike Against 'Inhumanity'
In the cells of a segregated " high security unit " at a southern Illinois prison, men have taken the step of going without food to protest their isolation and inhumane treatment at the hands of "corrections" authorities.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Activists Target Conference Giving Platform to Fossil Fuel Cheerleaders
Roughly 30 people entered a McGill University building in Montreal Friday morning with a powerful goal—to highlight the flawed approach to debate on fossil fuel extraction that marginalizes those most affected by the toxic process and fails to address how the world moves beyond a paradigm of...
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[title] Bill McKibben to Obama: Say No to Big Oil
After the State Department issued a long-awaited environmental impact statement on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline last week, environmentalists and those opposed to the 1,179-mile pipeline have intensified their push for the Obama administration to reject the project.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Bill McKibben: We 'Dont Trust' Obama on Climate Change
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[field_image_caption-raw] New, Powerful Coalition Fights to 'Help' Consumers by Preventing Them From Knowing if Their Food Has GMOs
The Grocery Manufacturers Association, which poured millions into defeating measures in California and Washington to label food with genetically modified ingredients (GMOs), is leading a new coalition to press for congressional action in order to counter the growing statewide efforts to label GMOs.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Home Demolitions in Palestine Hit 'Highest Number in Five Years'
The demolition of Palestinian homes in the occupied territories by the Israeli government has hit an alarming five-year high, aid groups
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[field_image_caption-raw] Big Pharma Lobbies to Punish Makers of Affordable Drugs
Multinational pharmaceutical corporations are pressuring the U.S. government to directly block cheaper, generic varieties of life-saving drugs in India.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Lost Amid 'F*&k the EU' Controversy: The US Got NSA'd
In the call, the U.S. diplomat, assistant secretary of state for European affairs Victoria Nuland, can be heard saying "Fuck the EU" to U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Hijacking Scare as Plane Forced to Land in Turkey
A commercial airliner made an emergency landing in Istanbul on Friday after a passenger said there was bomb on board.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Coming Next Week: First Look Media's Inaugural Edition Focusing on Snowden Leaks
First Look Media , the new journalism venture backed by billionaire eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and led by Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Jeremy Scahill, will launch the first of its online magazines early next week, with the inaugural edition to focus on NSA documents. Omidyar and Eric Bates,...
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[field_image_caption-raw] GCHQ's "Dirty Tricks" Revealed: False Flags, Virus Attacks, and Honey Traps
The latest news contained in leaked documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden show that the British intelligence agency GCHQ has developed and deployed a complex series of "dirty tricks," "propoganda," and "false flag" operations that it used to spy on
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[field_image_caption-raw] Greenwald Will Return to US to 'Force Issue' of Press Freedom
Journalist Glenn Greenwald says he plans to brave government threats and intimidation and return to the United States to "force the issue" of press freedom.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Republicans Leave Long-Term Unemployed High and Dry Once Again
An attempt to restore long-term jobless benefits for millions of Americans failed to move forward in the U.S. Senate once again on Thursday. With a 58-40 vote, Democrats fell short of the 60 needed. Reuters reports :
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[title] How Farm Bill's $8.7 Billion Food Stamp Cuts Hurt Working America
Working age adults now make up the majority of food stamp recipients, but would raising their hourly wage get them off food stamps?
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'This Ride Is Free' as Protesters Seize Station After Fare Hike
Following Thursday's announcement by the mayor of Rio De Janeiro that public bus fares would again increase for city commuters, members of the passe libre (free pass) movement staged a raucous march on the main bus station, took it over, and granted everyone free rides on the city buses.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Huge Chimpanzee Population Thriving in Remote Congo Forest
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