News for 2014-04-24

Thursday, April 24, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] 'David Against Nuclear Goliaths': Nation Wages Legal Fight 'for All Humanity'
In an unprecedented legal action, the small Pacific nation and former U.S. nuclear testing site of the Marshall Islands has filed lawsuits "on behalf of all humanity" at the International Court of Justice against the U.S. and 8 other nations for their "flagrant denial of human justice" by failing...
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[title] 'Silenced': The Human Toll of Obama’s Crackdown on National Security Whistleblowers
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[field_image_caption-raw] Israel Slams Brakes On Peace Talks
Israel on Tuesday declared it is withdrawing from the so-called "peace talks," citing Wednesday's announcement of a unity pact between the Palestine Liberation Organization and Hamas. In an interview with the BBC's Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said...
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[field_image_caption-raw] "Consequences," warns Putin, If Ukraine Starts Killing Its Own
Russian President Vladimir Putin is warning that serious, though unspecified, "consequences" could follow after Ukrainian troops reportedly killed five pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country. “If, in fact, the Kiev regime has started to use the armed forces against people inside the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Report: US Unprepared for Arctic Oil Spill
A warming Arctic and the clamor for more unconventional energy resources bring increased interest by fossil fuel giants in exploiting the fragile region's potential vast resources. Yet a new report warns that the the United States is inadequately prepared to deal with an oil spill in the Arctic...
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[field_image_caption-raw] At Ruins of Bangladesh Factory, the Wounded and Grieving Demand Justice
Marking the one year anniversary of Bangladesh's Rana Plaza tragedy, thousands of survivors, family members of the dead and missing, and their supporters marched Thursday on the ruins of the collapsed factory that killed at least 1,135 garment workers and injured over 2,500. Some protesters donned...
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[title] Affirmative Action Ruling Will Further Racial Inequality
Bruce Dixon: The Supreme Court decision furthers institutional advantages of whites under the guise of colorblindness.
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(Image: vtrighttoknowgmos.org) Vermont to Make It Official: GMO Food Must Be Labeled
Vermont is being hailed as a national leader following its passage of a law requiring foods that contain genetically-modified food to be labeled, the first " no-strings-attached " legislation passed in the United States. The bill, passed by both bodies of the state legislature, now heads to...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Unless Defeated, New FCC Rules Will Put 'Stake in Internet's Heart'
Defenders of an open, innovative and fair internet are up in arms Thursday after learning the Federal Communications Commission is about to issue new rule proposals that will kill the online principle known as "net neutrality." The death of net neutrality—which has governed the equal treatment of...
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