News for 2014-05-28

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] Moms to EPA: End Monsanto's Poisoning of America
It's time for Monsanto's Roundup to stop poisoning our food. That was the message brought to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday by a group of concerned mothers who say that glyphosate , the active ingredient in the widespread herbicide made by the chemical and biotechnology giant,...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Mass Hospitalizations As Hunger Strike Spreads in Israeli Prisons
Nearly 70 Palestinian prisoners who have been on hunger strike for five weeks to protest Israel's detentions without charge or trial have been hospitalized, the Israel Prison Service announced Wednesday, according to the New York Times . It was not immediately clear where these hospitals are...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Will Big Oil Execs Ever Stand Trial for Willful Climate Deceit?
Fossil fuel executives, watch out. A group of environmental organizations want to know who is going to be held responsible for the corporate obstructionism of climate change information and policies, despite clear scientific consensus. In a letter of warning issued Wednesday to over 75 major...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Indigenous Protesters Take Aim at World Cup 'Injustice' with Bows and Arrows
Indigenous protesters clashed with riot police on horseback in Brazil's capital city of Brasilia on Tuesday as they tried to march the city's main soccer stadium which will soon play host to the World Cup. Opposed to how preparations for the upcoming World Cup have displaced people from their homes...
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[title] Obama Extends Nation’s Longest War to 2016, Leaving Afghan Civilians in U.S.-Taliban Crossfire
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[field_image_caption-raw] Japan Ousts Nuclear Critic in Regulatory Reshuffling
Japan's government announced Wednesday it is reshuffling the country's top nuclear regulating body by ousting an outspoken critic of the nuclear industry and replacing him with an ardent supporter of nuclear power. Critics charge that the move is aimed at fast-tracking Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Prince Charles: Climate Crisis Demands 'Fundamental Transformation of Capitalism'
Perhaps irrelevant to some—coming from a man who owes both his wealth and prestige to the antiquated (though persistent) privilege of being born into a royal family—Prince Charles of England again waded into quasi-radical polemics on Wednesday as he told a crowd of financiers and global elites that...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Repeal and Repent': Citizens Rise Against State's Regressive Lawmakers
After a day when hundreds rallied at the North Carolina legislative building against the 'extreme' policies pushed forth by the GOP-led body, 14 protesters were arrested early Wednesday morning after staging an overnight sit-in at the office of the state's House speaker Tom Tillis. Organized under...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Obama: 'I Believe in American Exceptionalism with Every Fiber of My Being'
In a speech rife with incongruities and contradictions, President Obama set out his vision and defense of U.S. foreign policy on Wednesday at the West Point Military Academy in New York. In the speech, Obama announced that he believes "in American exceptionalism with every fiber of my being" and...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Poet and Author Maya Angelou Has Died
American poet and author Maya Angelou, who lived through and helped chronicle the civil rights movement in the U.S., has died at the age of 86 following a brief decline in health. Born in Marguerite Annie Johnson in St Louis, Missouri in 1928, Angelou is perhaps best known for her series of...
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[title] Misogyny of the Isla Vista Shooter
Chris Hayes looks at the online world dedicated to hating women.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Snowden: The US Government Trained Me "As a Spy"
In an interview set to air Wednesday night on NBC evening news, the former NSA contractor turned whistleblower Edward Snowden tells Brian Williams that he was "trained as a spy" by the U.S. government and that descriptions of him as a "low-level analyst" are "somewhat misleading." “I was trained as...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Climate Victory Campaign' Paints Visions for New Paradigm
Designers, poster-makers, and benevolent propagandists for a more sustainable future wanted. That's the call from a new coalition of artists and activists who've created the ' Climate Victory ' campaign in hopes that reimagined War World II-style propaganda posters can become part of "the fight to...
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