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Headlines - December, 2013

Tuesday December 31, 2013

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Biggest Threat to World Peace: The United States
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iSpy? Apple Denies Assisting NSA with iPhone "Back Door"
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What the End of 2013 Didn't Bring: An End to the Occupation of Afghanistan
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'Worst' of Climate Predictions Are the Most Likely: New Study
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Questions Remain After Massive Oil Train Explosion Forces Town to Evacuate
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Executive Order 12,333: Permission to Spy on the Whole World
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Former NSA Chief: Obama Should Keep Spying, Ignore Panel Recommendations
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'Symbol of Gitmo's Tragedy': Captives Freed After 12 Years Imprisoned Without Charge
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Patti Smith: Edward Snowden, Pussy Riot Speak 'For All of Us'
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Earthquakes Rattle Fukushima Region Once More
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Big Retailers Dodge Blame as Local Owners Face Murder Charges
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Brutal Violence Against Children as C.A.R. Conflict Continues

Monday December 30, 2013

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Fireball, Black Smoke Hit Sky as Train Carrying Crude Derails
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Domestic Drone Testing Coming to a State Near You
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Iraq Teeters on the Edge as Political Violence Spikes
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War in Afghanistan Most Unpopular in US History?
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As Minimum Wages Inch Upwards, Workers Say 'Not Enough!'
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Homeless Japanese Being 'Recruited' To Clean Up Fukushima Disaster
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For Drug Corporations, Aiding the Sick and Poor Is Bad Business
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From the Sky to the Land, Pollution's Toxic Toll on China
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Neurotoxic "Bull's-Eye" Surrounds Canadian Tar Sands: Scientists
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Under Attack: Second Bombing in Two Days Rocks Russian City
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Greenwald: NSA Stories Also Reveal Perilous State of Mainstream Journalism

Sunday December 29, 2013

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NSA Intercepting Laptops Bought Online to Install Spy Malware
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Court Uphold’s France’s 75-Percent ‘Millionaires’ Tax’

Saturday December 28, 2013

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Judge on NSA Case Cites 9/11 Report, But It Doesn’t Actually Support His Ruling
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Coal Trains Run into Stiff Resistance in U.S.

Friday December 27, 2013

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US Judge Deems NSA Phone Surveillance Lawful
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Investigation Reveals Rampant Fraud by Privatized Hospice Groups
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No Austerity for Military Budget in 2014
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'Never Bend': Thousands Protest New Air Base After Okinawa Switch
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UN States Unanimously Agree: Even the Walls Have Ears
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Beirut Bomb Explosion Kills Pro-West Politician Chatah

Thursday December 26, 2013

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Greenwald Responds to 'Ludicrous' Accusations Over Snowden
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Americans to Wall Street 'Scrooges': Give Your Bonus to Homeless
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Obama's Quiet Gift to Iraq: Hellfire Missiles and Surveillance Drones
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UN Officials: We Demand Answers for US Wedding Massacres in Yemen
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Majority of Israeli Public Wants to Teach Peace: Poll
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UN Human Rights Chief: Surveillance Backlash Akin to Anti-Aparthied Movement
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Christmas Day Drone Strike Pounds Pakistan
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Egypt Designates Muslim Brotherhood as “Terrorist Organization” in Attempt to Crush Dissent

Wednesday December 25, 2013

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Snowden's 'Alternative' Christmas Message: 'Together We Can End Mass Surveillance'
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Russia Formally Drops All Charges Against 'Arctic 30'
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US Court: Military's Prisoners in Afghanistan Have No Rights
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Toddler Dead as Israeli Air and Ground Assaults Pounds Gaza

Tuesday December 24, 2013

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Cruelty, Corporations, Congress, and Christmas: Unhappy Holidays for the Poor & Unemployed
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'Merry Frackmess!': Elves Erect Gas Drilling Rig on Governor's Front Lawn
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iPads for Newborns? Marketing Tablets for Babies 'Horrifies' Parents, Experts
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'Spiraling Violence' Grips World's Youngest Country
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In Alberta, Environmental Regulators Now Funded by Fossil Fuel Industry
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Snowden: Society Deserves Chance to 'Govern,' 'Change' Itself
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Troubling Pattern as De Blasio Taps Goldman Sachs Exec
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Retailers Offer $40 Million Compensation for Worst Factory Disaster in History

Monday December 23, 2013

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'Sticker Shock' over Obamacare Bolsters Single-Payer Argument
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Snowden Slams NSA Review as 'Cosmetic'
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'Run, Bernie, Run': Survey Shows Huge Support for Sen. Sanders as Progressive Presidential Candidate
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Prisoner Who Held One of Longest Hunger Strikes Released
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Australia's Year in Review: Hottest, Hottest, Hottest...
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Millions in Dark Money Funding Climate Change Denial: Report
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Militarism Vs. Diplomacy: Whose Voice on Iran Will Win?
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US Government Spends Over $1 Billion a Year on Sweatshop Buying Spree
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Amnesty in Putin's Russia is 'a Hoax' says Pussy Riot Upon Release

Sunday December 22, 2013

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Exposed: The CIA's Clandestine Operations in Colombia
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Key Activists in 2011 Uprisings Jailed by Egypt's Military Junta
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Week After Nazi Attack, 16,000 Rally to 'End Racism' in Sweden

Saturday December 21, 2013

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'We Should Be Thanking Snowden': Obama Forced to Consider NSA Reforms
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Judge Gives Utah Marriage Equality for Holidays
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US Military Aircraft Comes Under Fire in South Sudan

Friday December 20, 2013

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Anti-Frackers Cheer Ruling as 'Victory' That 'Gives New Life to People’s Environmental Rights'
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'Throwing Fuel on a Fire': Mass Protests Promised After Tar Sands Pipeline Moves Forward
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Freed Gitmo Detainee: 'We Were Subjected to Meticulous, Daily Torture'
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Beyond Criminals & Terrorists: NSA/GCHQ Targeted Humanitarian Groups
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Meat Tax Proposed to Fight Livestock's Climate 'Hoof-Print'
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Former CIA Head: 'Hang Snowden Til He's Dead'
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8 Down, Thousands To Go After Obama Commutes 'Unfair' Crack Cocaine Sentences
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President Obama Orders US Troops to South Sudan
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Government's Plan to Raid Public Pensions 'Illegal,' says Court
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Syrious Paralysis on Pennsylvania Avenue

Thursday December 19, 2013

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EU Summit Blockaded Over 'Economic Poison' of Austerity
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Majority of Americans: Invading Afghanistan Was 'Wrong Thing to Do'
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Hardline Dems Line Up Behind 'Dangerous' Iran Sanctions Bill
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Is Your Chicken Dinner Making You Sick?
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Study Shows Gulf Oil Spill Linked to Dolphin Disease and Death
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New Mexico Joins Wave of States Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage
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Obama Review Panel: Strip NSA of Power to Collect Phone Data Records
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54 Civil Liberties and Public Interest Organizations Oppose the FISA Improvements Act

Wednesday December 18, 2013

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Greenwald Reveals 'Crux' of NSA Spying: The 'Elimination of Individual Privacy Worldwide'
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Freedom for Arctic 30, Pussy Riot Celebrated as Russian Amnesty Law Passes
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White House Releases Findings of Internal NSA Review
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Sen. Warren Aims to Fix 'One More Way the System Is Rigged'
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Majority of Americans Agree: Fix the Income Gap, Raise the Minimum Wage
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Secret CIA Torture Report Outed by Senator
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Will Chevron's Ecuadorian Victims Find Justice in Canadian Courts?
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Hourglass Running Out of Sand for US Tax Dodgers With Swiss Accounts
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Economists Agree: US Inequality Is Killing the Economy
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When NATO Leaves Afghanistan

Tuesday December 17, 2013

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Study: Chemicals Linked to Cancer, Birth Defects in Water Near Fracking Hotspots
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Hawaii Protest Declares Anti-GMO 'Tsunami' is Here
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Snowden: 'I Would Rather Be without a State than without a Voice'
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Doctors Without Borders Slams UN for Humanitarian Fail
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EU: Common Insecticides Bad for Bees, Bad for Human Health
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'Face of Resistance in Northwest': Tar Sands 'Megaload' Blockaded
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Will Snowden's Vindication Be Obama's Downfall?
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Sen. Feinstein Defends NSA Spying as 'Major Tool' to Stop 'Terrorists'
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GlaxoSmithKline to Quit Paying Doctors for Promotional Talks
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Just Another Front Yard Garden Fighting City Hall
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US Sailors: Response to Fukushima Emergency Resulted in Cancer

Monday December 16, 2013

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'Snowden Vindicated': Judge Rules Against 'Indiscriminate' NSA Spying
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Small Town Declares All-Out Offensive Against Tar Sands Port
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Decades Later, FDA Takes Action on Safety of Antibacterial Soaps
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Despite the Era of Amazon.com, Indie Book Shops Rise Again
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'Early Christmas' for Frackers: Site Blocked With Massive Wind Turbine Blade
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#Not1More: Protesters in DC, LA Call on 'Deporter-in-Chief' to Stop Deportations
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How Big Pharma Markets to and Profits from a 'Can't-Pay-Attention Nation'
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'Historic': US Scholars Stand with Palestinians in Boycott of Israel
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New Jerusalem-Based NBC Series 'Legitimizes Israel's Occupation, Apartheid,' say Critics
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No State Is an Island: Hawaii's Rooftop Solar Fight Is All of Ours
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Voicing the People's Anger, Yemen Parliament Calls for Drone Ban

Sunday December 15, 2013

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'Clearly Political': Obama Delayed EPA, Healthcare Rules Ahead of Election
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Experts: Japan 'Incapable' of Solo Decommissioning Effort
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Amid Flooding Disaster Gazans Call to Open Borders
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UN Warns of Toxic E-Waste Surge Ahead of Holiday

Saturday December 14, 2013

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NSA Officials Still Baffled by Extent of Snowden Leak
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Rivals Face Off in Kiev Amid Police Violence Probe
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'Spiral of Rebellion' Sweeps Italy

Friday December 13, 2013

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Airstrike in Yemen Worst Attack in over a Year
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Smoke the TPP: How Big Tobacco and "Free Trade" Deals Erode Public Health
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Fossil Fuel's Wastewater Creating Earthquake Boom
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NOAA: Expect 'Widespread, Sustained Changes' in the Arctic
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Hopes for 'Critical Mass in the Marketplace' Grow as Second State Joins GMO Labeling Push
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House Democrats and Republicans Mostly Agree on Austerity
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Will Brazil's Vote on 'Terminator Seeds' Be a Christmas Gift to Monsanto?
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Defying Int'l Law, Russia Says Arctic 30 Can't Leave Country
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CIA, Caught in Colossal Lie, Lost Agent in Iran in 2007
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Day Ahead of Sandy Hook Anniversary, Shots Fired at Colorado High School
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Iran Bristles as US Expands Sanctions Blacklist

Thursday December 12, 2013

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Public Health Still Threatened as Toothless FDA Antibiotic Plan Slammed
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The Peaceful Protest US Govt Doesn't Want World to Know About
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Snowden: 'Surveillance of the Public Must Be Debated by the Public'
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Pope Francis: Pathway to Peace Means Ending Inequality
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US Drone Attack Kills 15 En Route to Wedding
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Michigan Passes 'Rape Insurance' Bill
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Paraphrasing the NSA: 'Let Us Spy on You, Or Terrorists Win'
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Is US Congress on Verge of Sabotaging Iran Nuclear Deal?

Wednesday December 11, 2013

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Whistleblowers to US Intelligence Agents: 'Follow Your Conscience'
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Critics Blast Time Magazine's Snowden Snub
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'Dumb' & 'Cruel': Budget Deal Attacks America's Most Vulnerable
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In 'Brave Break With Failed Model,' Uruguay Passes Historic Marijuana Legalization
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#CopsOffCampus: Thousands of London Students Defy Police Order in Day of Action
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The Shadowy Spying Networks Transforming Post-9/11 Policing
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'Hastening Death' of Great Barrier Reef, Australia Greenlights Coal Port
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Exposed: NSA Uses Google 'Cookies' to Snoop on Targets
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Pitched Battles in Kiev as Riot Police Raid Protest Camp

Tuesday December 10, 2013

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Battle for the Arctic: Canada, Russia Spar in Northern Land Grab
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Nuclear War Could Mean 'Extinction of the Human Race'
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Critics Slam Volcker Rule as 'Worst of All Worlds'
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Sen. Bernie Sanders Continues Fight for Single Payer
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Obama's Corporate Agenda Delayed as TPP Misses Deadline
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'Major Breakthrough' for Marijuana Legalization in California
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Hagel Threatens Pakistan: Stop Drone Protests, Or US Will Stop Aid
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Snowden Doc: Canada Set Up Spy Posts for NSA

Monday December 9, 2013

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Movement Rises to Kick 'Corporate Reform' Out of Public Schools
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Nation's Tech Giants Unite in Demand for Surveillance Reform
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One of Nation's Key Ecosystems Being Lost at Staggering Rate
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Violence Threatens As Tensions Surge in Ukraine Protests
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Leaked Trade Docs Reveal US Subservience to Corporate Profit
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Spies vs. Gamers: Docs Show NSA Infiltrates Digital Playlands
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Pakistan: Drone Killings Show Numbers, Not Bodies

Sunday December 8, 2013

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'Whose Sarin?' Investigative Bombshell Questions Obama's Case for Syria War
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Kiev Rally Draws Hundreds of Thousands in Ukraine
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Saving the Net from the Surveillance State: Glenn Greenwald Speaks Up (Q&A)

Saturday December 7, 2013

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'Rank Hypocrisy': WTO Deal Bows to Wealth, Squashes the Poor
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Agitated by 'Pathetic Centrists,' Progressive Populists Strike Back
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Villagers Overrun Drilling Site To Halt Chevron Fracking
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AT&T Rebuffs Call to Reveal Customer Data Given to NSA

Friday December 6, 2013

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Radioactive Fukushima Water Headed for US West Coast
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12 Mandela Quotes That Won't Be In the Corporate Media Obituaries
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Global Activists Celebrate Mandela's Gift to Justice Movements
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Ending Poverty, Hunger and Environmental Degradation: World Needs a 'Triple Play'
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In WTO Deal 'Corporate Rights Trump the Right of People to Food'
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Worst-Case Scenario for Oil Sands Industry Has Come to Life, Leaked Document Shows
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Japan's State Secrets Bill Issues 'Threat to Democracy'
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Snowden: Indicted by US, Key Witness for EU

Thursday December 5, 2013

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Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013: Anti-Apartheid Icon, 'Now at Rest'
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Army of Rightwing Groups Plan Assault on State Laws in 2014
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'Low Pay Is Not OK': Fast Food Workers Rise Up with Nationwide Protests
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Humanitarian Intervention, Or Militarized Quest for Resources?
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Why the Right to a Fair Trial Does Not Exist for Drug Defendants
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Threatening Deadly Surges, Historic Storm Barrels over Europe
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'Convicted for Our Convictions:' Moral Monday Protesters Vow Fight Not Over
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Exposed: The Rightwing's National Plan To Crush Green Energy
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Defeated at the Polls, Frackers Attack Democracy in Colorado
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New Report: Unregulated Contaminants Common in Drinking Water
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Amid Climate Crisis, Big Business Keeps Eye on Prize: Profit
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The 'Outdated Law' That Gives Govt Warrantless Access to Your Online Data

Wednesday December 4, 2013

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Workers Demand Livable Wage in Hundred-City Strike
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New Snowden Docs Reveal NSA Collecting Data on a 'Planetary Scale'
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Romanian Fight Against Fracking Heats Up As Winter Sets In
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Flammable Water Near Gas Drilling Sites in Louisiana
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Free From Jail But Still Trapped in Russia, 'Arctic 30' Seek Exit Visas
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Nation's Libraries Warn of NSA's 'Ravenous Hunger' for Data
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Humanity Wholly Unprepared for Abrupt Climate Impacts, Warns Report
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Economic Pain Inflicted, Austerity-Pushers Now Targeting Human Rights
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'Americanization' Leading the Way... in Attack on Workers
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Bicycle Sales Outpace Cars as European 'Bike Revolution' Gains Speed
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Anti-Drone Blockade in Pakistan Forces Halt to US Military Shipments
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Truck Carrying Radioactive Materials Hijacked in Mexico
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Both Public and 'Establishment' Elite See US Power in Decline

Tuesday December 3, 2013

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Defying Security State, Guardian Editor Defends Importance of Free Press
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Judge OK's Detroit Bankruptcy, Puts Public Pensions Under the Axe
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ALEC Facing 'Funding Crisis' Following Public Scrutiny
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A Sign of the Times? UN Launches First Drone
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Poland Faces Charges for Complicity in CIA Torture
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#PensionTheft: Public Workers Under Attack in Illinois
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Chimpanzees, Habeas Corpus, and the "Un-Human" Right to Be Un-Caged

Monday December 2, 2013

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Fast Food Giants Starve Workers' Wages, Gorge on Taxpayers: Report
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UN to Investigate 'Unqualified Secrecy' of US, UK Spy Agencies
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#ShutDownCanada: Anti-Fracking Actions Erupt
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'Revolutionary' Protesters in Ukraine Take Over Govt Buildings
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Leak Forces Shut Down of Fukushima Water Decontamination Unit
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Hundreds Set Sail in 'Reverse Flotilla' to Protest Israeli Naval Blockade
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Australian Spy Agency Goes 'Orwellian' with Nation's Privacy Laws
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Argentine Protesters vs Monsanto: “The Monster is Right on Top of Us”

Sunday December 1, 2013

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Snowy Standoff in New Brunswick as Anti-Fracking Protesters Fight for 'Next Seven Generations'
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Defying Ban on Protests, Hundreds of Thousands Spill Into Ukraine's Streets, Call for 'Revolution'
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Arab World Sinks Deeper into Water Crisis, Warns UNDP
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4 Dead, Dozens Injured in NYC Train Derailment

December 2013