News for 2014-02-21

Friday, February 21, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] Study Confirms Tar Sands Contamination First Nations Warned of for Years
A new study puts the spotlight on tar sands' threat to one of the planet's precious and increasingly scarce resources—water.
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[title] Silencing the Scientist: Tyrone Hayes on Being Targeted by Herbicide Firm Syngenta
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[field_image_caption-raw] Judge: NYPD's Spying on Muslims Is OK, Reporting On It Is Not
A federal judge ruled Thursday that the NYPD's secret spying on Muslims in schools, restaurants, and mosques with no evidence of wrongdoing is perfectly legal, and it was the media's exposure of this surveillance that was the real cause of harm.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Emergency Manager's Plan for Detroit Called "Gut Punch" To Workers
http://www.commondreams.org/sites/commondreams.org/files/imce-images/ind..." style="width: 540px; height: 316px;" title="Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr speaks at a March 2013 news conference in Detroit next to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. Orr's proposal would devastate retired workers, say...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Historic Rally Challenges Fracking Export Industry in Maryland
A natural gas export terminal being proposed near a small coastal town in Maryland would increase toxic gas fracking operations around the region, hurt the environment, speed up climate change, and do little for "energy independence" in the United States, campaigners warned at t
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[title] Venezuelan Opposition Divided On Question of Regime Change
Steve Ellner: As both sides continue to mobilize supporters, class divisions within Caracas will limit the opposition's ability to oust the Maduro regime.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Raise the Wage? GOP Leader Would Prefer His Own Death (But That's Just Half the Story)
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[field_image_caption-raw] Before Comcast's Mega-Merger: Mega-Bucks and Mega-Lobbying
Defenders of consumer rights and critics of a telecommunications company that would provide cable and internet service to more than a third of the U.S.
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