News for 2014-03-19

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] Abu Ghraib Case Challenges 'Lawlessness' of Private Contractors in Times of War
Roughly eleven years since the U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] NSA Attorney: Tech Companies Knew About Bulk Data Mining
Despite months of denial from leading tech companies that they were aware of the government's mining of user information, the National Security Agency's senior attorney testified Wednesday that information was obtained with the "full knowledge and assistance" of those firms.
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[field_image_caption-raw] From Within For-Profit 'Deportation Machine,' Hunger Strikes Spread
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[title] Edward Snowden TED: Here's How We Take Back the Internet
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[field_image_caption-raw] Train Line Blockaded: Action Demands Justice for Missing, Murdered Women
Scores of First Nations activists have blockaded a train line in Ontario on Wednesday as part of a day of action to call for justice for the over 800 murdered and missing indigenous women across Canada.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Workers Strike Back, Make Gains Against McDonald's Wage Theft
Following a legal settlement in the first of a series of class-action lawsuits charging fast food giant McDonald's with mass wage-theft across the country, New York State officials announced on
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[field_image_caption-raw] New 'Southern Strategy'? Waves of Liberal Protest Ripple Across South
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[title] Israel 'Making Lives Miserable' for Africans Hoping they 'Self-Deport'
David Sheen: Israel driving Africans Asylum Seekers out of the country in record numbers.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Amidst the Guns, Free Choice for Crimeans
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine - Crimean officials have reported that roughly 97 percent of Crimeans voted for independence from Ukraine on Sunday, with a turnout of about 80 percent. Yet the security situation in Crimea has led many to question how free the vote really was.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Russia Raises Flags Over Ukraine Naval HQ in Crimea
Russian flags were raised above Ukraine's naval headquarters in Crimea on Wednesday, shortly after pro-Russian 'defense forces' took over the base and at least some Ukrainian officers were seen walking off the base in civilian clothes.
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