News for 2014-02-14

Friday, February 14, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] 'Show Bees Some Love' This Valentine's Day
A coalition of environmental groups is hoping you will share some Valentine's Day love with the bees.
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[title] Lawrence Lessig’s March to End Corruption
Last month Lawrence Lessig led a two-week trek through the winter cold from north to south down 185 miles of streets and roads in New Hampshire – traditionally, the site of the nation’s first presidential primary. The march was to raise awareness of the need for campaign finance reform. Lessig’s...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Bridge'? New Study Shatters Natural Gas Talking Point
The amount of methane leaking from natural gas emissions is far higher than previously estimated, a new study shows, more evidence, as one expert says, that urgent action must be taken to reduce these greenhouse gas emissions.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Dear Mr. President: Don't You Dare Cut Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid
A letter spearheaded by Sen.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Students Push Divestment in UK: 'It's Time to Break Up With Fossil Fuel Industry'
Students across the UK demanded that their colleges and universities divest from the fossil fuel industry in a Valentine's Day of Action to curb the climate crisis.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'One Billion Rising' in Global Action Against Gender Violence
One billion women, men, and youth from 200 countries joined forces Friday for the second annual " One Billion Rising for Justice " day of action, rising up to demand an end to violence against women and girls across the world.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Freed Anti-Drone Activist: I Was Tortured, Beaten, Interrogated
Pakistani anti-drone campaigner Kareem Khan was released Friday more than a week after he was abducted from his home — surviving what he describes as a harrowing ordeal in which he was chained, tortured, beaten, and interrogated about his investigations of U.S. drone strikes.
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[title] Subpoena Looks for Dirty Deal in Toxic Spill
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[field_image_caption-raw] In Rebuke to State Discrimination, Virginia Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down
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[field_image_caption-raw] Obama’s Arms Sales Policy: Promotion or Restraint?
WASHINGTON - The United States is the world’s leading arms trafficking nation, with $60 billion in arms transfer agreements last year alone. In 2011, U.S. companies and the U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Cable Users Among Loudest Critics of Comcast/Time-Warner Deal
The proposed merger of the nation's two largest cable companies, Comcast and Time-Warner, into one gigantic mega-telecom corporation is being slammed by the people that will be most impacted if the deal goes through: customers. As the Associated Press, in a piece highlighting the angst of cable...
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