News for feature-2006-06

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Ferguson Protesters Demand Justice at Council Meeting
Ferguson activists disrupted a stunned city council meeting in St. Louis on Tuesday evening to demand an end to the continued delays of justice in the volatile aftermath of Michael Brown's death. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch , the council listened for two hours as protesters raged...
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Laura Poitras Documentary Depicting First Contact With Snowden Slated For Release
Laura Poitras' new documentary about Edward Snowden's revelations of National Security Agency surveillance will have its global premiere on October 10 at the New York Film Festival, event organizers announced Tuesday. Poitras, an award-winning filmmaker and journalist, was the first reporter to...
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Further Expanding War, US House Approves Plan to Arm Syrian Rebels
Amid deep skepticism and fears of expanding war, the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to authorize President Barack Obama's plan to train and arm "moderate" rebels in Syria in opposition to the extremist group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. House leaders...
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Drone Vet Speaks Out: Killer Crafts More Deadly Than Government Admits
An insider in the U.S. military's covert drone war has confirmed what critics of the killing program have long-warned: the program is far more "dangerous" than the government admits. In an op-ed published in Salon on Tuesday, the unnamed former Air Force imagery analyst writes, "I was the only line...
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2014 MacArthur 'Genius' Grants Laud Creatives Who 'Improve Our Lives and Better Our World'
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation on Wednesday announced the newest winners of its "genius" awards," lauding 21 creative individuals it says "improve our lives and better our world." Among the 2014 MacArthur Fellows are cartoonist and graphic memoirist Alison Bechdel, jazz composer...
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'You Are Not a Loan': Rolling Jubilee Abolishes Millions in Student Debt
As Occupy Wall Street marked its third anniversary on Wednesday, one offshoot group, Rolling Jubilee, made a historic achievement as the collective bought and abolished nearly $4 million in debt owed by thousands of students. Rolling Jubilee, a project of Occupy Wall Street's Strike Debt movement,...
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Despite Landmark Ruling, Canada's Police Still Making Warrantless Demands for User Data
A recent ruling by Canada's Supreme Court cheered by privacy rights advocates has not stopped police from making warrantless requests to telecommunications firms for user data, an investigation by the Toronto Star and the Halifax Chronicle Herald has revealed . That Court decision , issued in June...
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Coalition Calls for Complete Ban on Fracking
We can not address climate change without putting an immediate end to fracking. That declaration is the overarching message of a report published Tuesday, just days ahead of the People's Climate March and the UN Climate Summit in New York City. Put forth by the environmental watchdog Food &...
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For-Profit College Chain Sued by Feds for Predatory Lending Scheme
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Tuesday sued for-profit college chain Corinthian Colleges for its operation of an elaborate "predatory lending scheme" that ensnares tens of thousands of students in costly private loans and bullying collections tactics. Corinthian, one of the largest for...
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US Ground Troops Possible in Anti-ISIS Battle
WASHINGTON - U.S. combat troops may be deployed against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) if the strategy announced by President Barack Obama last week fails to make substantial progress against the radical Sunni group, Washington’s top military officer warned here Tuesday. The statement...
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People's Climate Has One Final Question: Are You In?
Just days away from what's been billed as the "the largest climate mobilization in world history," organizers behind the People's Climate March & Mobilization are putting the final details in place while asking people across the planet the simple question: Are you in? On Sunday, September 21,...
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