News for 2014-06-24

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] Global Report on 'Neonicotinoid Disaster' a 'Wake-Up Call' to Save the Bees, say Groups
A widely used class of insecticides poses a threat on par with that of DDT and is harming ecosystems worldwide, a global team of scientists finds. Their damning analysis based on 800 peer-reviewed reports, the Worldwide Integrated Assessment of the Impact of Systemic Pesticides on Biodiversity and...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Report: Militarization of Police Turning Communities into 'War Zones'
The rapid militarization of American police forces is turning our communities into "war zones" with tactics of war used disproportionately against people of color, charged a new report by the ACLU on Tuesday. The report, War Comes Home: The Excessive Militarization of American Policing (pdf)...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Drone Memo Exposes 'Dangerous' US Claim to Boundless War Powers
The U.S. government claimed broad war powers far beyond battlefields to justify its 2011 extrajudicial killing of U.S. citizen Anwar al-Aulaqi in Yemen, the recently-released "drone memo" reveals, in what critics warn sets a dangerous precedent for U.S. and foreign citizens alike. The 41-page memo...
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The Greenest Man in America
You might be wondering who the greenest man in America really is? Here's a hint: it's not Al Gore.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Report: World's Oceans on Brink of Collapse
The world's oceans face irreparable damage from climate change and overfishing, with a five-year window for intervention, an environmental panel said Tuesday. Neglecting the health of the oceans could have devastating effects on the world's food supply, clean air, and climate stability, among other...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Pakistan Military Air Strikes Kill Hundreds, Including Civilians, Over Past Six Months
A wave of air strikes by the Pakistani military in the country’s tribal northwest has killed at least 291 people, including a minimum 16 civilians, over the past six months, a Bureau investigation has found. The Bureau gathered news reports of Pakistani military strikes taking place between...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Moral Movement Launches 'Freedom Summer' in North Carolina
Protesters who for over a year have railed against the "extremist" policies of the North Carolina legislature are now bringing their fight to the voting booth as the movement known as Moral Mondays launched a bold initiative to get-out-the-vote this week. “We have exposed the hypocrisy,” Rev...
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From Kitimat to Kanehsatake, We Will Defend Our Sacred Water
From Coast to Coast to Coast Indigenous nations are standing together against pipeline development and sending a clear message that we need to protect our Sacred Water by stopping all pipelines and by stopping the Tar Sands at the source.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Egypt Rebuffs Global Call to Free Al Jazeera Journalists
Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi announced Tuesday he will not grant clemency to Al Jazeera journalists and other reporters and activists sentenced to prison, despite international calls for their release, including from Egypt's U.S. backers. In a televised speech delivered Tuesday morning,...
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