News for 2014-02-18

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] Anti-Nuke Activists Get Years Behind Bars While 'Real Crime' Continues
A 84-year-old nun and two peace activists who engaged in a non-violent demonstration at nuclear weapons production facility in Tennessee because "our very humanity rejects the designs of nuclearism, empire and war" were sentenced Tuesday to several years behind bars while critics of the verdict say...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Americans: Joblessness is Our Number One Problem
Americans say joblessness is the number one problem they face, according to a Gallup poll published Monday. Nearly a quarter of respondents cited jobs and unemployment as the biggest challenge facing the country — a considerable leap from 16 percent in January.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Venezuelan Opposition Leader Arrested for Fomenting Unrest
Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez handed himself over to state security forces on Tuesday in an escalation of tensions foreign policy experts say has largely been orchestrated by western interests.
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[title] Julian Assange on Being Placed on NSA 'Manhunting' List
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[field_image_caption-raw] Deadly Kiev Clashes as Riot Police and Anti-Government Forces Collide in Violence
Clashes between anti-government protesters and state security forces exploded in Kiev on Tuesday with at least nine people reported killed as night fell in the Ukrainian capital amid fresh fears that a political stalemate has now escalated into chaotic mayhem with an unknown trajectory.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Navy Readies Laser Weapon to 'Revolutionize' Warfare
The U.S. Navy is getting ready to roll out its Laser Weapon System this year—a technology the military has touted as "revolutionizing" modern warfare.
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[field_image_caption-raw] As Climate Floods Surge, Taxpayers On Hook to Insure Homes of the 1%
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[field_image_caption-raw] G8 Brings Big Ag Colonialism to Africa
Food sovereignty within several African countries is on the verge of a complete neo-colonial take-over, critics of a recent agricultural initiative being developed by a new G8 alliance warn.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Promises of Prosperity, Fracking Delivers Devastating Toxic Emissions
Residents living near the Eagle Ford Shale were promised riches and jobs when the fracking boom exploded in their region of southern Texas.
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[title] Jordan Davis, ‘Stand Your Ground’ and Justice
After the verdict in the latest “Stand Your Ground” case, legal analyst Lisa Green and Jelani Cobb join Chris Hayes to discuss the law’s impact.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Former Pussy Riot Members Among Activists Arrested, Released at Sochi
Update: Activists earlier detained by Russian police in Sochi have been released, without charges, after being questioned and held for several hours. According to AP: Police said they were questioned in connection with a theft at the hotel where they were staying. No charges were filed.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Docs Show NSA Targeted Wikileaks, Assange Vows Legal Fight
Following new revelations about the manner in which U.S. and U.K.
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