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German Interior Minister: NSA Spying 'Excessive' and 'Boundless'
In interview with Der Spiegel, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière says he has little hope US will make meaningful changes
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The Carbon Tax: A Ready Solution to the Greatest Challenge of Our Time
Ben Franklin said it best — nothing is certain, “except death and taxes.” Like most Americans, we submit our 1040s to maintain the health of our nation. However, we’d personally rather decrease our income tax and instead pay a fee that reduces carbon pollution and could preserve the planet. The...
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Battered & Broken By Cuts, Greek Workers Still Rise to Fight
Thousand strike across country in continued battle against the devastation of imposed austerity
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Ukraine: Diplomacy Continues Amid Building of Barricades
Direct talks scheduled between US, EU, Ukraine, and Russia as eastern cities continue to revolt, demand right to self-determination
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Leaked IPCC Climate Plan Could Worsen Global Warming: Ecologists
Critics say bioenergy, carbon capture, among draft report's 'false solutions' to sustain business as usual economics
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World Bank 'Development' Driving—Not Solving—Inequality and Poverty
The thing about “international development” is that it’s a bit of a murky, catch-all term. It’s got a good feel to it – if you’re involved in international development, you’re more often than not seen as one of the good guys. It’s swirling about in a bucket of meaning alongside “foreign aid” and “...
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Beit Iba Checkpoint in the Occupied West Bank. (Photo: Flickr / cc / Kashfi Halford) Views
Americans Still Blind to Israel’s Domination of Palestine
When Stephen Colbert looks at people he doesn't see skin color. He treats everyone equally because everyone is equally white to him. In the same way, Joseph Kahn, foreign editor of the New York Times , sees no difference between Israelis and Palestinians. When it comes to covering the U.S. -...
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Costs Down, Profits Up: Green Energy Looking Good, Says UN
'A long-term shift in investment over the next few decades towards a cleaner energy portfolio is needed to avoid dangerous climate change'
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'Victory for Defenders of Privacy': Top EU Court Smacks Down Surveillance Law
"This ruling is an invitation for everyone to continue the fight against surveillance."
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Maduro: Like in Kiev, US Fomenting 'Slow Motion Coup' in Venezuela
United States would like to "get their hands on [our] oil," says leftist leader
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