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Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Eighty-four percent of poll respondents said that money has "too much influence" in today's U.S. political campaigns. (Photo: takomabibelot/flickr/cc)
At the outset of an election cycle expected to attract unprecedented levels of outside spending from ultra-rich donors like the Koch brothers, a new poll finds that the American people, in fact, oppose the unlimited flow of dollars into politics, do not think money equals speech, and want to restrict the power of the one percent to buy ballot...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Activists outside London City Hall erected this fracking 'rig' to protest Mayor Boris Johnson's support for fracking and natural gas extraction and his recent dismissal of calls to divest the city pension fund from fossil fuel industries. (Photo: No Dash for Gas)
Anti-drilling activists across England sent a powerful message on Monday with a...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
The collapsed Rana Plaza building near Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 2013. (Photo: Abir Abdullah/European Pressphoto Agency)
Bangladeshi police on Monday formally filed murder charges against 41 people...

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Indefatigable rocker and activist Neil Young has a new video featuring an anti-Starbucks anthem, part of his fierce fight against Monsanto, GMOs and Starbucks' alleged support of an industry effort to block Vermont's GMO-labelling bill. The exuberant, vintage-style song comes ahead of this month's release of Young's concept album, "The Monsanto Years," and a summer tour with Willie Nelson's sons. "I want a cup of coffee," wails Young, "but I don't want a GMO." Good man.

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