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Headlines - August, 2013

Saturday August 31, 2013

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In Reversal, Obama Will Seek Congressional OK to Use Force on Syria
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Attack on Syria? Protests Around the World
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Attack on Syria? Obama to Speak to Nation at 1:15 PM ET Saturday

Friday August 30, 2013

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British Intelligence Asked NYT to Destroy Snowden Docs, Too
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As Kerry Makes Obama's Flimsy Case for War, Where Is Congress?
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Will North Carolinians Be Forced Into Fracking?
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Will Obama Go Alone?
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Swelling Colombian Protests Against 'Free Trade' Met With Militarization
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New Federal Pot Policy Gets Cautious Welcome

Thursday August 29, 2013

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Stunning Defeat for Obama's War Plans: UK Won't Support
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'Black Budget' Revealed: A Detailed Look at US 'Espionage Empire'
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Clarion Call Rings Throughout Nation: 'Low Pay Is Not OK'
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Iraq Redux? Obama says 'Trust Us' as UN Retreats from Syria
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Win: IRS to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages
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Insiders Admit: US Intel on Syria 'No Slam Dunk'
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New Victim of Climate Change Revealed: East Antarctic Ice
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Will US Attack on Syria Spark Wider Flames Across Fragile Region?
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Despite Corporate Failure, Executives’ Pay on 'Inexorable Upward Climb'

Wednesday August 28, 2013

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In Syria, Obama's Calculations Reveal Stupidity of US Imperialism
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US Strikes on Syria Loom Large
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As Rim Fire Continues to Rage, Calls to 'Connect the Dots'
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In Rush to Strike Syria, US Tried to Derail UN Probe
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Calls for Dignity Grow as Low-Wage Workers Gear Up for Nationwide Strike
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Teacher Uprisings in Mexico a Lesson in Defending Public Education
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US Neocon Hawks Take Flight Over Syria

Tuesday August 27, 2013

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Obama Pushes for Attack on Syria, But US Media 'Beats the Drums of War'
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Hypocrisy and Legacy of Death Linger as US Claims Moral Authority in Syria
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US Attack on Syria Would Circumvent Constitution, Intl Law
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Nuke Plant to Shut Doors: Environmental Victory But Vital Work Still Ahead
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Obama's DOJ Relentless in Efforts to Force NYT Journalist to Reveal Confidential Source
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US Requested Tens of Thousands of Facebook Users' Data in Just 6 Months
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Author of 'Anti-Terrorism' Law Slams 'Unlawful' Abuse to Stifle Journalism
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Iran Issues Warning over Possible Attack on Ally Syria

Monday August 26, 2013

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US Complicity in 'Some of the Most Gruesome Chemical Weapons Attacks' Revealed
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World Press Slams UK Threats Over Snowden Docs
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Following US Lead, Canadian Officials Go Mum on How New Pipelines Fuel Tar Sands Expansion
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Calls for Restraint Rise as US/NATO Push for "Illegal" War in Syria
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California Battling Wildfire the Size of Chicago
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'Inhospitable Oceans' Acidifying at Rate Unseen in 250 Million Years (or Ever)
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Deadly Israeli Raid in Palestinian Refugee Camp Puts Talks on Skids

Sunday August 25, 2013

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Colombia Nationwide Strike Against 'Free Trade,' Privatization, Poverty
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Top Editors Call Out UK Govt: 'Detention of Miranda Undermines Free Press'
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Who Isn't the NSA Bugging? New Revelations of Spying on UN

Saturday August 24, 2013

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US Moving Towards War With Syria?
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Defying Russian Govt & Oil Giants, Greenpeace Enters Arctic Waters
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Thousands Converge in DC for New March on Washington

Friday August 23, 2013

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How the West Bugs Middle East Revealed, But Who Leaked It?
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Latest Docs Show Financial Ties Between NSA and Internet Companies
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UN Request for Chemical Weapon Inquiry in Syria Backed by Russia
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Bombs Blast Across Lebanon on Friday
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Military Prison Blasted for Refusing Whistleblower Chelsea Manning Care
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Yemen Asks US to Supply It With Drones
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Review of US Surveillance Programs to be Led by Panel of Intelligence Insiders
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Noose Tightens Around Freedom in Egypt

Thursday August 22, 2013

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As Fukushima Crisis Spirals, Expert Warns 'It's Much Worse' Than Claimed
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'Outing Corporate Evil,' One City at a Time
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Campaigners Deliver Message to Obama: 'Yes We Can... Ban Fracking'
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Caution Against Intervention Amid Syria Chemical Weapons Fervor
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Flouting International Rejection of Weapons, US to Supply Saudi Arabia With Cluster Bombs
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Mixed Court Victory for Miranda as He Fights 'Frightening' Interrogations, Seizures
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Declassified Document Reveals NSA Lies, Flimsy Oversight
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US Economic Policy: Keeping Wages Flat Since 1979
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#FreeChelsea: Outpouring of Support Follows Manning Announcement

Wednesday August 21, 2013

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'A Concern for My Country': Manning to Seek Obama Pardon
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Global Progressive Community Reacts to Manning Sentence
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'Travesty of Justice': Bradley Manning Sentenced to 35 Years
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International Alarms Go Up as Fukushima Alert Level Raised
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NSA-Corporate Collusion Built Network to Reach 75% of Internet Traffic
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Alleged Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria Follows Arrival of UN Team
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US Making "Significant Advances" in Crowd Scanning Surveillance System
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Afghan Civilians, Gunned Down by US Soldier in Massacre, Speak Out
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Counter-Revolution Continues? Former Dictator Mubarak Ordered Released

Tuesday August 20, 2013

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'Ecological Debt Day' Reached: World in Resource Overdraft
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Miranda's Lawyers Threaten UK over 'Flagrant Misuse' of Authority
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NSA Spying Fears Force Another Site to Shut Down
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Obama Pushes for Warrantless Access to Phone Data... Again
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Ahead of "Gross Misuse of Law," Brits Gave US "Heads Up"
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'A Huge Amount of Radiation' as Fukushima Crisis Worsens
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Al Jazeera America to Launch Today
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Calif. Prisons Given Go-Ahead to Force-Feed Inmates on Hunger Strike

Monday August 19, 2013

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US Govt: 'We Want to Make an Example Out of Bradley Manning'
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The People Take on Fracking Corporation in UK-Wide Actions
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Mubarak to be Released Amid Growing Calls to Suspend Aid
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WikiLeaks Posts Encrypted Data as 'Insurance' Against Govt Threat
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'Monsanto Law' Brings Uproar to Chile
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'Profound Attack on Press Freedoms': Greenwald's Partner Detained
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CIA Exposed for Orchestrating '53 Iranian Coup
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Are Europe's Carbon Sinks in Jeopardy?

Sunday August 18, 2013

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NAACP Head Calls Out NYPD for 'Spine-Chilling' Defense of Stop-and-Frisk
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Villagers and Activists Unite in UK Fight Against Fracking
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Yearning for Assassination of Julian Assange Puts "Journalist" Under Fire

Saturday August 17, 2013

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NSA Revelations of Privacy Breaches 'the Tip of the Iceberg'
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Weekend of Rage Likely as Egypt Violence Spirals
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Best Way to Prevent Terrorist Attack on Nuclear Facilities? Close Them
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US Arms Industry Would Lose Big from Egypt Aid Cut-Off
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Experts Reflect on Egypt's Turmoil

Friday August 16, 2013

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'Jaw-Dropping' Record of Violations Reveals Perils of NSA Self-Policing
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Amid Mideast Arms Race Israel Demands More US Weaponry
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'Day of Rage' Marches in Egypt Despite Threats of 'Live Fire'
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Community Uprising Puts Fracking Company on Its Heels in the UK
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Global Fail: Dropping 'Oil in the Soil' Plan, Ecuador Opens Biodiversity Hotspot to Oil Drilling
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In the 'Wild West' of Water, Nestlé Gets Free Pass to Bottle the Commons

Thursday August 15, 2013

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Hot Century Ahead: Study Finds Onslaught of Heat Waves Now Inevitable
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Profits Trump Blood as US Aid Undeterred by Egypt Massacre
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As Death Toll Exceeds 500, Egypt's Military Carnage Unparalleled
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Public Transportation Price-Rigging Ignites Thousands of Brazilians
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Did Congressional Intel Committee Withhold Vital Spy Info from Colleagues?
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Massive Explosion Rocks Beirut Streets
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Win for Equality: California's Prop 8 'Gone for Good'

Wednesday August 14, 2013

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Manning Speaks: "I am a Good Person"
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'Pools of Blood' in Cairo Streets as Egypt's Military Attacks Sit-Ins
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No Google Privacy? Status Quo for United States of Surveillance
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Dangerous Operation at Fukushima's Reactor No. 4 Could Ignite "Atomic Chain Reaction"
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Censorship Backfire: Surge of Interest in Zinn's 'People's History'
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Revealed: Carcinogens in Lac-Mégantic Waters 400,000 Times Govt Limit
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Israeli Students Hired to Blast Out Occupation-Friendly Propaganda
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Are the Plants You're Buying to Help Bees Actually Killing Them?
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Abu Ghraib Torture Victims Sued by Their Torturers
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Violent Crackdown Against Pro-Democracy Protests in Bahrain
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Where Unwelcome White House Petitions 'Go to Die'
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US Needs More Forthcoming Approach to Iran: Report

Tuesday August 13, 2013

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Snowden: NSA Story Needed the 'Courage' Major Media Outlets Have Abandoned
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Senate Committee Had Authority to Expose NSA All Along
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Obama Appoints Documented 'Liar' to Convene NSA Review Board
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Suspicions Confirmed: CIA Had File on Chomsky
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Lawsuits Fly as North Carolina Eviscerates State Voting Rights
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Philly's Ultimatum: Adequately Fund Our Schools or Face City-Wide Boycott
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John Kerry Tells Palestinians 'Not to Act Adversely' Over Continued Illegal Settlements
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Protesters Call Out Drone Lobby 'Complicity in Crime of Killing Innocent Civilians'
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As Heatwave Grips Northeast Asia, 'A Major Catastrophe' Underway
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Hope and Loss in Undocumented Group's Fight for Organ Transplants
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Breakthrough for Transgender Students' Rights in California
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Does the US Pay Families When Drones Kill Innocent Yemenis?
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Critics Question Obama’s Vows to Reform Spying Programs
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March Turns Violent as Egypt's Political Crisis Holds Fast

Monday August 12, 2013

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'Late-Coming' and Not Enough, Holder's Drug Announcement Still Welcome News
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Would Receipt by Manning Lift 'Dark Cloud' over Nobel Peace Prize?
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'Victory for all New Yorkers': Federal Judge Rules Stop-and-Frisk 'Unconstitutional'
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Bradley Manning to Speak in His Own Defense
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Undercover Agents Infiltrated Tar Sands Resistance Camp to Break up Planned Protest
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Anti-Keystone Protesters Risk Arrest at State Dept
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Obama Had Five Years to Host Debate on NSA, But Refused, says former Senate Staffer
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Egypt Tensions Soar as Army Encircles Pro-Morsi Sit-Ins
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Critics: Israel's New Settlement Plans Proves Talks a "Charade"

Sunday August 11, 2013

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US Drones on Yemen: 'al Qaeda's Public Relations Officer'
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Chinese Ship's Historic Route Marks Sign of Warming Times

Saturday August 10, 2013

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Nuclear Expert: Fukushima Is 'Emergency Without End'
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Obama Admin Unveils Spying Justification
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Wave of Bombings Rock Iraqi Capital

Friday August 9, 2013

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Obama: Snowden 'Triggered More Rapid' NSA Dialogue for Nation
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Latest NSA Revelations Debunk Obama's "No Spying on Americans" Claim
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In Lac-Megantic: Hundreds of Millions in Damages as Rail Company Pleads Poverty
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Israel Launches First Deadly Drone Strike Within Egypt's Borders
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Dr. Sanjay Gupta: I Was Wrong About Medical Marijuana
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NSA to Can 90% of Admins to 'Purge Potential Whistleblowers'
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Thousands Demand GMO Corporations 'Quit India'
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US Continues Drone Blitz on Yemen
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Death Before NSA Dishonor: Encrypted Services Stage Suicide Revolt
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Two Row Paddlers Arrive to 'Honor and Renew' Indigenous Treaties of Peace
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The Surveillance Reforms Obama Supported Before He Was President
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Ancient Kings Fight Climate Change

Thursday August 8, 2013

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Protesters in Chicago Take on ALEC's 'Forty Years of Corporate Greed'
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Govt Training Game Marks 'Unhappiness with US Foreign Policy' as 'High Threat'
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'Alarming' New Study: 'Ubiquitous' Food Industry Influence in Determining Food Additive Safety
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Et Tu, IRS? Tax Agency Also Using Secret Spy Data?
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'We Won't Pay' Movement Brings Guerrilla Electricity to Poverty Stricken Greece
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'To Avoid Physical Incident,' Cops Taser and Kill Teenage Graffiti Artist
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In a Tizzy, Wall Street Banks File Suit over 'Eminent Domain for the People'
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As Calif. Wildfire Roars, State EPA Report Ties Climate Change to Disasters
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Dream 9 Released but Immigrant Justice Fight Not Over
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Series of Small Victories as Manning Sentencing Phase Continues

Wednesday August 7, 2013

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'Eminent Domain for the People' Leaves Wall Street Furious
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Tribe Blockades 'Megaload' of Tar Sands Equipment
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Expect More NSA Revelations Soon, Says Glenn Greenwald
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State of Climate Report Reveals 'Unprecedented' Arctic Melting
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'Egypt Scenario' Unfolding as Tunisia Crisis Deepens
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Despite Lac-Mégantic Disaster, Crude-by-Rail Industry Booming
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Shift to a Low-Carbon Economy? Global Investors Say Yes
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Citing Snowden, Obama Cancels One-on-One Talks with Putin
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US Spy Planes Buzzing, Drones Bombing Over Yemen
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'Urgent' Fukushima Crisis Demands More Public Money, says Japan
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Activists Identify DC Cop Who Infiltrated Bangladesh Sweatshop Protests

Tuesday August 6, 2013

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Thousands in Asheville Declare: 'This is a Movement'
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'Talks Not Threats': Iran's New President Asks US for Diplomacy
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Explosion in Population of Israel's Illegal Settlements Outpaces Its Own Growth
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Wisconsin Activists Rebuke Gov. Walker's Crackown on Dissent
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In Bid for Tanks, NH Police Label Protest Groups 'Terrorists'
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Without Warning, US Bombs Yemen
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In Hiroshima, Tens of Thousands Call Out for Nuclear Disarmament
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Green Groups: If Courts Won't Protect Arctic from Oil Drilling, We Will
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Helicopter Crash Fuels Outrage at US Military Presence in Okinawa
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'Alarming' Trend of Dolphin Deaths Hitting East Coast Shores
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Critics Slam NSA Spy Mongers for Exploiting Intelligence Warnings
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Alberta’s Oil Sands Bring Jobs, Services and Despair
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Supreme Court Steps Aside as Florida Executes Mentally Ill Man

Monday August 5, 2013

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Revealed: EPA Fracking Study Rebukes Agency's Own Safety Claims
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Gitmo Architect Says Gitmo Shouldn't Have Been Built
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Is NSA Secretly Feeding Spy Intel to Police for Petty Crimes?
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Bagram: Torture, Detention Without End at US Military's 'Other Guantanamo'
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As WalMart Writes Checks, Critics Blast Teach for America
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Fukushima Radioactivity Seeping Into Ocean at 'Emergency' Level, says Watchdog
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Rejecting NSA Spying, Wikipedia Boosts Security after XKeyscore Revelations
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German and US Spy Agencies Share Vast Metadata Trove
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Not Too Little Wind Energy, But Too Much

Sunday August 4, 2013

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'The Tide Has Turned': NSA Protesters Back to the Streets for #1984Day
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Members of Congress Denied Access to Basic Information About NSA

Saturday August 3, 2013

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Offshore...Fracking: Far More Common Than Previously Known
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Large #Summerheat Action Takes on Chevron Refinery
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As Florida Announces 'Stand Your Ground' Hearings Group Says Fight Far from Over

Friday August 2, 2013

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Tens of Thousands of Pipeline Miles at Risk of Pegasus-Style Rupture That Spewed Tar Sands Into Arkansas Town
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Showdown: US Fast Food Workers Strike Shifts Debate Back to Poverty
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Study: Today's Climate Change is 10X Faster Than Any Climate Shift Ever Recorded
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Plan for New Nuclear Plant Dropped But Public Gets Fleeced $1.5 Billion
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No, says State Dept., Drone Attacks in Pakistan Will Not Be Ending 'Very, Very Soon'
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Senator's Attempt to Define 'Real Journalism' Blasted By Journalists
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Going East! Transcanada to Build Tar Sands Pipeline to Atlantic
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Amid Growing Concern on Spying, a Vague Terror Warning
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Amid Massacres, Kerry Gives Glowing Endorsement of Egypt Military
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'Caught Cheating': Bennett Resignation Exposes Corruption of Corporate-Ed Agenda
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Stage Set for Next Battle Over GMO Corn in France
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White House Closes Inquiry Into Afghan Massacre – and Will Release No Details

Thursday August 1, 2013

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Bureau Investigation Finds Fresh Evidence of CIA Drone Strikes on Rescuers
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NSA Paying UK Spy Agency to Surveil Americans
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US Government Really Wants Twitter Users' Data
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Classified: Senators Hide Their Votes on Arming Syrian Fighters from Public
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US Welcomes Yemen's President With Drone Strike on Yemen
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NSA Chief: Agency Stands for 'Freedom,' Hecklers Call Bullshit
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Granted Temporary Asylum, Snowden Has Left Moscow Airport
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Military Garage Sale Transforms Small Town to SWAT
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Online Search for Pressure Cooker Sparks Police Visit
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Obama Defends Larry Summers Against Attacks by "Liberal Media"
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Deadliest Month in 5 Years: Bloodshed Soars in War-Ravaged Iraq
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To Combat Failed "War on Drugs," Uruguay Takes Latin American Lead on Pot Legalization

August 2013