News for 2014-04-20

Sunday, April 20, 2014
[title] What the 1% Don't Want You to Know
Economist Paul Krugman talks with Bill Moyers and explains how the United States is becoming an oligarchy—the very system our founders revolted against.
Read more
[field_image_caption-raw] 'Cowboy Indian Alliance' Steps Forward in Earth's Time of Need
Read more
[field_image_caption-raw] US Drones Bomb Yemen for Second Time in Two Days
Missiles from a suspected U.S. drone (or drones) bombed Yemen for the second day in a row on Sunday, with reports indicating that between 25 to 30 people were killed in the attack. On Saturday, a similiar airstrike is thought to have killed fifteen people.
Read more
[field_image_caption-raw] Greenwald: To Be Vilified by Powerful is 'Enormous Badge of Honor'
Journalist Glenn Greenwald, who has now received both the George Polk Award and shared in a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on the NSA documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden, appeared on CNN to discuss the honors for the first time and said that beyond the vindication those awards have...
Read more
[field_image_caption-raw] Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, Advocate for Justice, Dies at 76
Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, the famous professional boxer who was wrongly convicted of murder by an all-white jury in 1967 but later exonerated, has died in Toronto at the age of 76.
Read more
[field_image_caption-raw] Poland Uses Ukraine Crisis to Push Coal
WARSAW - A European ‘energy union’ plan proposed by Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk as an EU response to the crisis in Ukraine could be a Trojan horse for fossil fuels.
Read more
[field_image_caption-raw] Anti-Drone Protesters Arrested Outside US Air Force Base
Read more
[field_image_caption-raw] Violent Gun Battle Shatters Short-Lived Truce in Ukraine
A brokered Easter weekend truce in Ukraine that followed on an international agreement designed to reduce tensions last week was shattered early Sunday morning when a gun battle in the eastern part of the country resulted in the death of several people.
Read more
[title] Extending Our Circle of Compassion
Zoe Weil, president of the Institute for Humane Education , offered this TEDx talk earlier this year in which she asks audience members to consider the distance between the compassion society holds and expresses for some animals while refusing it to others.
Read more