News for 2014-02-11

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
[title] Stop Waiting, Start Polluting: Join the World's Dirtiest Dating Service!
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[field_image_caption-raw] Explosion at Fracking Well Sparks Fire Set to Rage for Days
An explosion at a natural gas fracking well in Pennsylvania on Tuesday has sent one person to the hospital, left one person injured and sparked a fire that could take days to contain. According to a statement from well operator Chevron, the fire broke out at approximately 6:45 Tuesday morning at...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Washington Governor: I Declare State Moratorium on Death Penalty
Washington Governor Jay Inslee declared on Tuesday he is putting a moratorium on executions in the state, yet will not commute or pardon death sentences.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'XL Dissent': Students Plan Mass Direct Action on Obama's Doorstep
Not satisfied to wait quietly or sit idly as the Obama administration continues its deliberations over the approval or rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, students from over fifty U.S. colleges have announced their intention to organize and partake in an "unprecedented" day of protest and direct...
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[field_image_caption-raw] West Virginia Hit Again as Rupture Spews Coal Slurry Into Creek
Developing... A rupture in a coal slurry line early Tuesday has resulted in a " significant spill " in West Virginia's eastern Kanawha County, sending an unknown amount of the waste into local waters.
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[title] 80,000+ Moral Monday Protesters Fight For Justice Regardless of Which Party Is In Power
Reverend Curtis Gatewood: Moral Mondays protests are not pro-Democrat or anti-GOP, as activists have been fighting against injustice in North Carolina under both parties.
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[field_image_caption-raw] New GMO Corn Could Be Pushed on Europe Despite Widespread Political Opposition
A majority of EU countries on Tuesday expressed opposition to the cultivation of a new genetically modified maize in Europe, yet the bloc's executive body, the European Commission, could be set to green-light the crop anyway.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Growing Revolt in Bosnia Unites People Against Elites
Thousands of Bosnians shut down the center of the capital city Sarajevo Monday in the sixth day of demonstrations, breaking across ethnic barriers to demand the resignation of the elitist leadership.
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[field_image_caption-raw] West Virginia Disaster Made Inevitable by Industry Neglect
Chemical storage tanks at the site of West Virginia's major chemical spill last month were found to be below federal and industry standards in an investigation conducted three months prior to the disaster, the U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Prominent Anti-Drone Activist Kidnapped in Pakistan
A prominent Pakistani anti-drone campaigner and journalist whose son and brother were killed by drones was abducted February 5th by over a dozen men, just before he was set to travel to Europe to testify to lawmakers about the war crimes wrought by U.S. drone strikes. He is currently missing,...
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[title] New West Bank Village Showcases Palestinian Nonviolent Resistance
Palestinians have begun rebuilding historical Jordan Valley villages as protest against Israeli occupation.
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[field_image_caption-raw] The Semantics of Obama's 'Targeted Killing'—Er, 'Assassination' Program
In an interview with journalist Glenn Greenwald and subsequent discussions with prominent news outlets, the Washington Post 's Erik Wemple explores why Monday's headline by Greenwald and colleague Jeremy Scahill felt comfortable using the term "assassination" as they described the manner in which...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Today We Fight Back': Global Action Against Mass Surveillance
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