News for 2014-06-28

Saturday, June 28, 2014
Hundreds of First Nations People March to 'Ground Zero' of Tar Sands Destruction
On Saturday, hundreds of First Nations people across Canada traveled to Alberta to look upon the savage destruction wrought by the extraction of tar sands oil from their Mother Earth. The Healing Walk , which takes place June 27-29, marks the fifth and final such trip to the Athabasca tar sands...
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Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov. (Photo: Utenriksdepartementet UD/ cc/ Flickr) Official: US Fueling Crisis in Ukraine
The ongoing and violent crisis in Ukraine is being largely fueled by the United States, a top Russian diplomat charged on Saturday. According to Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, peace within the warring country would be more likely if negotiations were left to Russia and Europe. However, as...
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Chicago families protesting the closure of neighborhood schools in February 2012. (Photo: Sarah Ji/ cc/ Flickr) In Emanuel's 'War on Educators,' Hundreds More Chicago Teachers Laid Off
Following the announcement (pdf) that Chicago Public Schools is laying off nearly 1,200 teachers and key staff members, public school advocates on Friday slammed the cuts as further proof of the city government's support of the corporate charter school system which they say is "siphoning students...
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The United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. (Photo: United Natios Photo/ cc/ Flickr) After Losing Vote, US-EU Threaten to Undermine Treaty
The United States and the 28-member European Union (EU) have assiduously promoted – and vigourously preached – one of the basic tenets of Western multi-party democracy: majority rules. But at the United Nations, the 29 member states have frequently abandoned that principle when it insists on “...
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[title] War’s First Casualty: the Truth
War's First Casualty: the Truth from BillMoyers.com on Vimeo .
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