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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Noam Chomsky at United Nations: It Would Be Nice if the United States Lived up to International Law
After world-renowned scholar Noam Chomsky gave a major address on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the hall of the United Nations General Assembly last week, Amy Goodman interviewed the world-renowned linguist and dissident before an audience of 800 people. Chomsky spoke at an event sponsored by...
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#O22: Nationwide Day of Action Builds Momentum Against Institutional Racism
Organizers and rights groups throughout the U.S. are staging demonstrations on Wednesday against police brutality, racial profiling, and mass incarceration, practices they say disproportionately affect communities of color. The protests mark the 19th annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police...
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Big Oil Spending Millions to Kill Local Anti-Fracking Measure
Fossil fuel energy companies have spent over $7.6 million to defeat a measure that would ban fracking in California's Santa Barbara County. Measure P , which was brought forth by the Santa Barbara County Water Guardians, would ban "high-intensity petroleum operations," including fracking, acidizing...
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Suit Demands EPA Show Documents Related to Big Oil Influence over Fuel Standards
A leading Washington, D.C. ethics organization filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday for failing to provide documents regarding oil industry efforts to influence the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Each year, the EPA sets the RFS for how much renewable fuel...
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Seven Years Later, Blackwater Guards Found Guilty of Massacre in Iraq
More than seven years after guards with the private mercenary company Blackwater opened fire on Iraqi civilians in downtown Baghdad, killing 17 people and wounding 20, a federal jury on Wednesday found four of the men involved with the massacre guilty in the case. Former guard Nicholas Slatten was...
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US Reportedly Airdropped Weapons Into ISIS Hands
Fighters with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (or ISIS) are claiming to have obtained a cache of weapons from the U.S. military after it airdropped bundles of small-arms ammunition and weaponry destined for Kurdish fighters in Kobani. A video reportedly released by ISIS and posted to YouTube on...
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Two Confirmed Dead In Shooting Near Canadian Parliament
Update 2:40 EST: Two people are confirmed dead from Wednesday's shooting. The Canadian soldier shot while guarding Canada's War Memorial has reportedly died from his injuries. Furthermore, a "male suspect" is confirmed dead. Police are reportedly searching cars leaving attempting to travel from...
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Despite Media, Rightwing Ebola Hype, US Public Resists Total Panic
WASHINGTON - Despite media hype, missteps by federal health agencies, and apparent efforts by right-wing and some neo-conservatives to foment fear about the possible spread of the Ebola virus in the U.S., most of the public remain at least “fairly” confident in the authorities’ ability to deal with...
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US Given New Deadline for Torture Photos 'More Disturbing' Than Abu Ghraib
A federal judge has given the Obama administration less than two additional months to make its case why photos of abuse and torture by U.S. military forces against detainees captured following the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan should not be released to the public. As The Guardian 's Spencer...
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