News for 2014-04-10

Thursday, April 10, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] 'Monsanto, Koch Alliance'? GOP Congressman Pushes Bill to Block GMO Labeling
In a move slammed as sealing "an unholy alliance between Monsanto and Koch Industries," a Kansas congressman has submitted legislation that would ban state-level GMO labeling laws.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Tax Break for the Rich': House Passes Ryan Budget
In a move critics say would lead the country further down a path of austerity, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Paul Ryan's proposed budget plan on Thursday.
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[title] Where Are Israeli-Palestinian Peace Negotiations Headed?
Phyllis Bennis: After Palestine applies to join UN organizations, Israel reneges on deal to release prisoners, leading talks back into where they started—a dead end.
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[field_image_caption-raw] US: EU Circumvention of NSA Spying Would Violate Trade Law
Following Edward Snowden's revelations that the U.S. is spying on people and governments across the world, European Union countries have floated proposals to build a Europe-centric communications system designed to bypass NSA surveillance.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Tutu: Climate Crisis Demands 'Anti-Apartheid-Style Boycott' of Fossil Fuel Industry
Archbishop of South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu is saying their is no longer any excuse for not doing everything humanly possible to fight climate change and called on Thursday for an international "anti-apartheid-style boycott" against the fossil fuel industry
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[field_image_caption-raw] Senator King Joins Republicans to Block Equal Pay Act
Maine Independent Senator Angus King joined Senate Republicans to block The Paycheck Fairness Act on Wednesday , killing the bill that proponents say would have helped ensure equal pay for women in the workplace.
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[field_image_caption-raw] UN Shows 'Shocking Indifference' Towards Displaced People: Doctors
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[title] Indian Parliamentary Elections: A Primer With Vijay Prashad
Indians go to the polls discontent with the 10 year rule of Indian National Congress Party.
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Has Littered Afghanistan with War's Deadly Garbage
As in the abandoned battle fields and scarred countrysides of southeast Asia a generation ago, the U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Comcast Pushes Mega-Merger, But Critics Call It 'Unthinkable'
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