News for 2014-04-04

Friday, April 4, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] 'Welcome to the National Security State': Reporters Detained
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[title] McCutcheon Means 'All the Free Speech You Can Buy'
Two events this week have made the fight to save democracy from big money, already an uphill battle, even harder.
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[field_image_caption-raw] UPS Workers Protest Retaliatory Mass Firings
This week, one of the largest shipping companies in the world fired 250 unionized drivers for protesting what workers say is the unjust dismissal of one of their co-workers.
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[title] 'The War Comes Home:' Deadly Fort Hood Shooting Raises Questions About Treatment of Returning Vets
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Stand Up, Fight Back!': Newark Students Protest Charter Schools
Following moves by the state of New Jersey to defund public schools in exchange for a flood of privately run charter schools, hundreds of students in Newark walked out of classes in protest on Thursday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Deportation Prisons: Where the Price for 'Blowing the Whistle' is 'Torture'
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[field_image_caption-raw] Urging 'New Path Forward,' Tens of Thousands Demand End to EU Austerity
We need investment, not austerity. It's time for a new path forward. That was the message brought by tens of thousands of people from across Europe who converged in Brussels on Friday in a European Trade Union Confederation-organized protest against EU-supported austerity policies.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Protesters Against Austerity Fill the Streets of Montreal
A mass protest in Montreal against austerity measures ended with tear gas, rubber bullets, and six arrests Thursday as the mostly student-led demonstrations defied measures calling the protest "illegal."
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[title] Hopkins Hospital Workers Speak Out Against 'Poverty Wages'
The Real News talks to workers at Baltimore's internationally renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital as they prepare for a possible strike in order to obtain a $15 hourly wage.
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[field_image_caption-raw] In Kiev, Crushing IMF Austerity Defended as 'Price of Independence'
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[field_image_caption-raw] AP Photographer Killed, Reporter Wounded in Afghanistan
Forty-eight-year-old Anja Niedringhaus, an award-winning photojournalist from Germany, was killed in eastern Afghanistan on Friday and foreign correspondent Kathy Gannon, her colleague at the Associated Press, was wounded after an Afghan police officer opened fire on their car as it was traveling...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Climate Change and Inequality Brewing Global Social Upheaval
President of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, is warning that the combined crises of planetary climate change and rising global inequality in a highly interconnected world will lead to the rise of widespread upheaval as the world's poor rise up and clashes over access to clean water and affordable...
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