News for 2014-07-03

Thursday, July 3, 2014
[title] Tar Sands Healing Walk 2014
"You are killing us with your greed." On June 28, 2014, over 700 people gathered for the 5th and final Athabasca region Healing Walk. The walk sent a clear message that Indigenous Peoples from across Turtle Island are united to protect the land, water, air and all living beings from the destruction...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Nine States Join Lawsuit Against EPA Carbon Rules
Nine states have joined a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that was initiated by the Murray Energy Corporation, the largest independent coal company in the U.S. The suit aims to strike down the EPA's new rules to regulate carbon emissions from existing power plants, stating...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Controversy Rages Over 'Acid Fracking' in Florida
An 'acid fracking' operation near the Everglades in south Florida has generated a court battle , protests, and outrage among the public and elected officials alike, with community members and county commissioners accusing state regulators of not doing enough to protect public health and the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] New Campaign Pushes for 'Basic Income Guarantee' in Canada
Canadian academics and activists are engaged in that country's first national campaign for a basic guaranteed income, which they say would "help prevent poverty, reduce inequality, enhance individual freedom, boost human creativity, stimulate entrepreneurship, promote citizenship, increase...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Hillary Clinton Goes to Bat for GMOs at Biotech Conference
Speaking at a conference in San Diego last week for the world's largest trade organization of biotechnology firms, potential presidintial candidate Hillary Clinton backed GMOs and Big Ag, further displaying her allegiance to the industry in the eyes of sustainable food and organic advocates. While...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Revealed: 'Collect It All' NSA Targets Those Seeking Web Privacy
Internet users who use online privacy tools or read certain websites may themselves become targets of NSA surveillance, according to a new investigation by public broadcasting outlets in Germany published on Thursday. Citing documents that refer to "deep packet inspection" rules used by the NSA for...
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Confirms Years-Long "Secret" Military Presence in Somalia
U.S. "unnamed officials" confirmed to Reuters on Thursday that over a hundred military troops have been operating covertly in Somalia since 2007. The mission, according to the government's narrative, is to help Somalia fend off attacks from the al-Qaeda linked terrorist group al Shabab, which has...
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[title] Corporations Making a Killing As Billions Are Poured Into Border Enforcement
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[field_image_caption-raw] Bombings Continue as Israeli Troops Mass on Gaza Border
As tensions rise and violence continues between Israeli military forces and Palestinians, a buildup on the border of the Gaza Strip on Thursday is creating worry that a large scale bombardment or military operation of the sealed-off enclave may soon occur. Israel has launched dozens of airstrikes...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Climate Justice Movement: Moment Is Now to 'Change Everything'
In anticipation of an upcoming climate summit of world leaders scheduled for New York City at the end of this summer, advocates of bold and transformative action to curb global emissions and avert the worst impacts of global warming are both speaking out and readying action . This week, the...
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