All News Articles for 2012-02-14

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
'Climate Deniers' Follow 'Creationists' to Undermine Public Education
The Heartland Institute, a right-wing think tank funded by the Koch brothers, Microsoft, and other top corporations, is planning to develop a “ global warming curriculum ” for elementary schoolchildren that presents climate science as “a major scientific controversy,” according
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Anonymous Targets US Tear Gas Maker, Marking Bahraini Crackdown Anniversary
US, Combined Sytems Inc. continue arms sales to Bahrain
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[title] 24 Hours to Stop Keystone XL in the US Senate
Take action today to fight against the world's dirtiest oil...
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McDonald's Move to Ban Pig Gestational Crates Good Step, Not Enough
Yesterday fast food giant McDonald's announced that it would be phasing out the use of gestational crates for pigs. But animal advocates note that the company has far to go towards animal welfare. A joint statement from the Humane Society of the United States and McDonald's stated yesterday:
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Greeks Worry That a Future of Austerity is No Future at All
'It's like the end of the world'
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Occupy Protesters Sue NYC over Pepper Spray Incident
Two protesters who were pepper sprayed by Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna of the NYPD last fall during a peaceful march against Wall Street crimes and corporate greed, have sued the city for damages.
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West Continues Quiet Support as Bahrain Suppresses Dissent
Protesters mark anniversary amid crack down
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Fukushima Nuclear Plant at High Risk for Major Earthquake
Scientists issue call for safeguards to prevent another nuclear disaster
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Pentagon Wants $3 Billion for 'Ended' Iraq War
Although the last of the U.S. troops in Iraq have come home, the Pentagon still wants nearly 3 billion dollars for "activities" there. Wired 's Danger Room explains :
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[title] Stephen Colbert Denies Bill McKibben Exists
Activist Bill McKibben talks about the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline and calls on Colbert Nation to sign his petition opposing its construction.
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Apple Inc. Launches Labor Conditions 'Audit' in China Factories
Computer giant Apple Inc, now the world's most valuable company, announced Monday that is has tasked the Fair Labor Association to conduct special voluntary audits of Apple’s final assembly suppliers, including Foxconn factories in Shenzhen and Chengdu, China, at Apple’s request. The audit comes in response to a growing outcry from human rights and labor activists who have protested conditions at Foxconn.
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