News for 2014-04-08

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] After Nearly 25 Years Behind Bars, Wrongfully Convicted Man Free
A man wrongfully imprisoned for nearly 25 years has been set free after buried evidence showing he was over 1,000 miles from the crime was unearthed. Jonathan Fleming, who is black, was convicted of a 1989 Brooklyn murder, a crime he attested he couldn't have committed because he was at Disney...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Costs Down, Profits Up: Green Energy Looking Good, Says UN
Costs are down, profits are up, and renewable energy is contributing an increasing amount of electricity to the world's energy grids, according to a report published Monday by the United Nations.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Victory for Defenders of Privacy': Top EU Court Smacks Down Surveillance Law
In a ruling cheered by privacy advocates, the European Union's highest court on Tuesday struck down an online data collection directive saying the law trampled on "the fundamental rights to respect for private life and to the protection of personal data."
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[field_image_caption-raw] Maduro: Like in Kiev, US Fomenting 'Slow Motion Coup' in Venezuela
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[field_image_caption-raw] Austerity Outrage Fuels Push for Greek General Strike
Media outlets in Greece went dark Tuesday as journalists staged a work stoppage ahead of an anti-austerity general strike expected to sweep the country Wednesday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] NYC Parents vs. Wall Street-Backed Charter Schools
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[title] G4S: Securing War Crimes
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[field_image_caption-raw] Snowden to EU: NSA is Spying on Human Rights Organizations
The National Security Agency has spied on renowned human rights organizations, snooped on "trillions" of private communications, and directly violated EU privacy laws, whistle-blower Edward Snowden revealed Tuesday to the Council of Europe.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Obama's Record Deportations an Effort to Appease Republicans?
Immigrant rights activists are stepping up their campaign against the Obama administration following a New York Times
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[title] Do the Afghan Presidential Elections Signify Progress?
Nobel Peace Prize nominee Kathy Kelly and IPS Fellow Phyllis Bennis discuss Afghanistan's presidential election in light of corporations profiting from war and unrepresented groups remaining on the margins.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Criminal Court a US/Israeli “Red Line” for Palestinians
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[field_image_caption-raw] Ukraine Parliament Members Brawl as 'Civil War' Threatens
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