News for 2014-06-19

Thursday, June 19, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] US, Pakistan Targeting of 'Terrorists' Leaves Tens of Thousands Fleeing
As Pakistan and the U.S. continue an escalating campaign of attacks on alleged terrorists, ordinary civilians are running for their lives to escape the ongoing violence that has scarred a generation. In Pakistan's North Waziristan, tens of thousands of people have recently fled to escape the major...
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[title] Meet the Navajo Activist Who Got the Washington Redskins’ Trademark Revoked
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[field_image_caption-raw] Attack on Iraq Would Violate US Law, Experts Warn
Prominent legal scholars and the key author of the War Powers Resolution —which checks the president's power to launch military attacks—warned Thursday that an attack on Iraq would violate U.S. law. Paul Findley, 22 year veteran of the U.S. House of Representatives, who was a key author of the War...
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[field_image_caption-raw] World's First Fleet of Riot Control Drones Ordered by Secret South African Company
A South Africa-based company will be selling 25 units of its crowd control drones to an undisclosed South African mining company likely for use against protesting workers, BBC News reported on Wednesday. The drones, originally unveiled by their maker Desert Wolf at a trade show near Johannesburg...
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[field_image_caption-raw] WikiLeaked Doc Reveals Wall Street Plan for Global Financial Deregulation
WikiLeaks published a previously tightly-held and secretive draft of a trade document on Thursday that, if enacted, would give the world's financial powers an even more dominant position to control the global economy by avoiding regulations and public accountability. Known as a Trade in Services...
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We Are "Sinking Beneath the Waves," says Pacific Island Leader
The interim prime minister of Fiji on Thursday condemned the international community for its continued failure to address the crisis of climate change, saying Pacific island nations like his have been left "to sink beneath the waves" as the planet warms and the oceans rise. Speaking as host at the...
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[title] Dick Cheney Doubles Down
As the Iraq crisis prompts a conversation on the consequences of the Iraq War, the people who got us into that war insist they’re still right.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Politically Explosive' Docs Show How NSA Wiretaps Earth
New reporting by The Intercept and a partner newspaper in Denmark reveals that the National Security Agency, beyond its well-documented close-ties to the so-called Five Eyes nations, has extensive and previously unknown surveillance agreements with other nations that allow it unsurpassed access to...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Best Case Against Attacking Iraq? The Last Attack on Iraq
As the latest reporting from both Baghdad and Washington, D.C. reveal diplomatic machinations paving the way for possible U.S. airstrikes in Iraq, increasing numbers of people are asking President Obama—and the American people—to look at the repeated and failed policy of military intervention in...
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