News for 2014-07-15

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Progressives Turn from Obama to Embrace Warren
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Populist Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) got a rock-star reception during a standing-room-only campaign rally here Monday, as hundreds of liberal activists cheered her broadsides against corporate interests and voiced hopes that her presence might shift the political winds in...
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[title] Israel & Palestine: A Very Short Introduction
Easy to understand, historically accurate Israel-Palestine 101 video.
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UN Chief Slammed for Taking Photo-Op, Not Responsibility for Cholera Epidemic
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is under fire for using his first visit to Haiti since the cholera outbreak began to deliver what critics see as empty words and an insult to those killed by the UN-caused epidemic. U.N. troops from Nepal brought the disease to the Caribbean nation when...
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Mexican Farmers Oppose Expansion of Transgenic Crops
Bean grower Manuel Alvarado is part of the majority of producers in Mexico who consider it unnecessary to introduce genetically modified varieties of beans, as the government is promoting. “There is no study showing superior yields compared with hybrid or regional seeds. People are still unaware of...
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Behind 'Smokescreen' of Charity, Global Financial Elite Pillage African Nations $60bn Each Year
Under the "smokescreen" of giving aid or charity, western governments and multinational corporations are pillaging states in sub-Sahara Africa with losses nearing $60 billion each year, according to research published on Tuesday by a coalition of 10 Africa and UK-based NGOs. The report, Honest...
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Israel Claims New "Legitimacy" as Attack on Gaza Resumes
UPDATE (8:47 AM EST): Fulfilling fears and suspicions that an Egyptian-proposed "cease-fire" agreement put forth late on Monday would not last and may have simply been a pretext for Israel to bolster a narrative that it was Hamas and other militant factions that refused a settlement, the Israel...
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Greenwald: Leaked Docs Reveal Agency's Digital Propaganda Toolkit
The latest documents released from a trove leaked to journalist Glenn Greenwald by Edward Snowden reveal that GCHQ has created a virtual toolbox of online hacker tactics that allow British intelligence agents to "manipulate" online communities by seeding the Internet "with false information" and...
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