News for 2014-04-09

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] German Interior Minister: NSA Spying 'Excessive' and 'Boundless'
German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière slammed U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'The Snowden Saga': NSA Whistleblower Opens Up in Exclusive Narrative
“There’s a limit to the amount of incivility and inequality and inhumanity that each individual can tolerate," said NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, in a yet-to-be published exclusive interview with Vanity Fair . "I crossed that line."
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[title] Hunger Strikers Demand President Obama Halt His Record 2 Million Deportations
Immigration activists call on President Obama to halt deportations that separate families, while allowing corporations to profit from the criminalization and militarization of immigration policy.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Sen. Elizabeth Warren's Rep. Paul Ryan Take-Down
Senator Elizabeth Warren is making headlines for a speech some are saying is not only a take-down of Rep. Paul Ryan's views on poverty and unemployment but a lesson in the kind of visionary approach that Democrats would be wise to emulate.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Jailing of Mentally Ill Has Turned US Prisons into 'Inhumane' Asylums: Study
There are ten times more people with severe mental illnesses in U.S. jails and prisons than in state psychiatric hospitals, and conditions of incarceration—including abuse and denial of care—are causing the health of this vulnerable population to decline even further.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'This Is Not Over': Gulf Life Still Reeling From Toxic BP Spill
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[field_image_caption-raw] Industry-Friendly Regulators Ask to be Stripped of Regulatory Power
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[field_image_caption-raw] Battered & Broken By Cuts, Greek Workers Still Rise to Fight
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[field_image_caption-raw] 20 Stabbed, Nine Hospitalized, No Dead in School Stabbing Spree
This is a breaking and developing story... Check back for updates...
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[title] Cooperative Economics and Civil Rights
Cooperative economics and civil rights don't often appear together in our history books, but they should! From the mutual aid societies that bought enslaved people's freedom to the underground railroad network that brought endangered blacks to the north, cooperative structures were key to evading...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Ukraine: Diplomacy Continues Amid Building of Barricades
As pro-Russian Ukrainians in key eastern cities continued to build barricades around occupied government buildings on Wednesday, high-level direct talks aimed at a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Ukraine have been officially announced for next week in Europe.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Leaked IPCC Climate Plan Could Worsen Global Warming: Ecologists
A British environmental organisation that has reviewed the draft of a forthcoming UN IPCC report on mitigating climate change has questioned many of the document's recommendations as deeply flawed.
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