News for 2014-03-26

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
[title] People's Hearing on Lasting Impacts of Iraq War
Wednesday, 6:30PM EST: Tune in!
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[field_image_caption-raw] Anger, Disbelief as Obama Defends US Invasion of Iraq
President Obama is on the receiving end of scorn for remarks made during a high-profile speech in Brussels on Wednesday in which he defended the U.S. invasion of Iraq in an attempt to chastise Russia for recent developments in Crimea and Ukraine.
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[title] Egypt’s Courts Further Repression with Journos on Trial & Mass Death Sentence for Morsi Supporters
Egypt is facing international criticism after the largest mass sentencing in its modern history. On Monday, 529 supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi were ordered killed over the death of a single police officer in protests last summer. The trial lasted just over two days, with the majority...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Death Threats for Lawyer Suing Over Chevron's Toxic Legacy
The lawyer representing villagers in Ecuador suing Chevron for its toxic legacy in the Amazon says he has received multiple anonymous death threats, The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/26/death-threats-made-to...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Walmart Admits: 'Our Profits' Depend on 'Their Poverty'
Although a notorious recipient of "corporate welfare," Walmart has now admitted that their massive profits also depend on the funding of food stamps and other public assistance programs.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Progressives Mourn Passing of Author and Activist Jonathan Schell
The progressive community on Wednesday was celebrating the life, work, and activism of longtime writer and Yale University professor who passed away late Tuesday at his home in Brooklyn after a battle with cancer.
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[field_image_caption-raw] BP Spill at Tar Sands Refinery Has 'Crapped Up Lake Michigan'
Oil giant BP has caused yet another oil spill in a crucial water way this week, following an increase in tar sands refining at its Indiana plant on the shores of Lake Michigan.
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[field_image_caption-raw] NY Fed Study: 'Too Big To Fail Banks' Profit on Taxpayers' Backs
Although not news to progressive critics of Wall Street, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York revealed research Tuesday that underscores why "too-big-to-fail" banks are bad for the economy.
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[field_image_caption-raw] #USMFuture: How One Small School Is Resisting 'Corporate War on Public Education'
When University of Southern Maine administrators announced mass faculty firings and departmental cuts, students, faculty, and staff protested by taking over part of a university building last Friday .
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[title] How Much Can a Corporation Get Away With?
Chris Hayes talks with Josh Barro and Joan Claybrook about what the company knew and when:
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[field_image_caption-raw] Oil Giant: 'Assess' Climate Risks? OK; 'Leave It In the Ground?' Never
WASHINGTON - As the international community and the U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Snowden Speaks on Obama Reforms As Supporters Call for End of His Persecution
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