News for 2014-02-10

Monday, February 10, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] AFRICOM: 'On a Roll' and Eyeing 'Opportunities'
As the U.S. military continues its buildup in Africa, a top commander at AFRICOM reveals some of what is in store for the continent.
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[title] Death By Metadata: Jeremy Scahill & Glenn Greenwald On NSA Role in Assassinations Overseas
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[field_image_caption-raw] In Cracks of Capitalism, Time Banks on the Rise
Following the 2008 economic crash, the need for innovative approaches to the economy has only grown larger.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Fossil Fuel Subsidies Dampen Shift Towards Renewables
NEW YORK - Despite evolving public awareness and alarm over climate change, subsidies for the production and consumption of fossil fuels remain a stubborn impediment to shifting the world’s energy matrix towards renewable sources.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Overseas, Culture of 'Impunity' for US Soldiers Guilty of Sexual Assault
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[field_image_caption-raw] For Afghan Women and Children, 2013 Brought 'Alarming' Increase in Violence
A new UN report reveals that ongoing armed conflict in Afghanistan took an "unrelenting toll" on civilians in 2013, and that women and children faced an "alarming" increase in deadly violence.
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[field_image_caption-raw] ACLU to Obama: No, You Can't Just Murder an American Overseas
An Associated Press story published Monday cites unnamed U.S. government officials saying the Obama administration is considering its options for assassinating an American citizen it accuses of being involved in terrorism.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Far Enough? Department of Justice Announces New Gay Marriage Rights
Speaking at the Human Rights Campaign gala over the weekend, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the under Department of Justice, to the extent that it is able, those in same-sex marriages will receive "the same privileges, protections and rights as opposite-sex marriages under federal law...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Backtracking, Officials Admit Coal Ash Spill Caused Dangerous Arsenic Levels
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Lives on the Line': Prison Hunger Strike Escalates As Men Refuse Liquids
Men held in solitary confinement at the Menard Correctional Center have declared a liquids strike, in addition to a nearly four-week-old hunger strike, escalating their resistance against open-ended isolation with the few means of protest they have left.
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[title] Further Militarization of the Syrian Conflict Will Worsen the Refugee Crisis
Omar Dahi: Syria's refugee crisis can only be solved through a political solution that allows international relief to cross its borders.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Greenwald/Scahill: How the NSA Helps the US Assassinate
In the first investigative piece co-written for their new media venture, journalists Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill on Monday published a much-anticipated story—based on eye-witness accounts and leaked documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden—describing how the National Security Agency uses...
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[field_image_caption-raw] There Is No Warming "Pause," says Study: Planet, Oceans Are Burning Up
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