All News Articles for 2013-03-06

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
In Death as in Life, Chávez Target of Media Scorn
Venezuela's left-wing populist president Hugo Chávez died on Tuesday, March 5, after a two-year battle with cancer. If world leaders were judged by the sheer volume of corporate media vitriol and misinformation about their policies, Chávez would be in a class of his own.
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US Wasted Billions of Dollars on Iraqi Reconstruction
WASHINGTON - Almost exactly a decade after the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, Washington’s efforts to help reconstruct the country have fallen far short, according to the final report by the U.S. Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) released here Wednesday.
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[title] Earthjustice: Visions of the Arctic
Of all the places Earthjustice works to protect, few are as iconic and misunderstood as the Arctic. At best, it conjures images of a distant, icy land sparsely inhabited by polar bears and walruses—beautiful, but removed from our everyday lives. At worst, it's a frozen wasteland devoid of life but rich in oil, a place to exploit at will. But nothing could be further from the truth.
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First Nations Group Orders Enbridge Pipeline Off Their Land
Day seven of blockade: Group hopes to slow down the flow of Canadian tar sands oil
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Former UN Weapons Inspector: Don't Repeat in Iran the 'Tragic and Terrible' Mistakes of Iraq
10 years after Iraq invasion, Hans Blix warns against those pushing false arguments for attacking Iran
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Revealed: The US 'Dirty War' Veteran Who Trained Iraqi 'Death Squads'
Exclusive Guardian/BBC investigation shows how Gen. Petraeus and Donald Rumsfeld unleashed 'dirty war' tactics and 'torture regime' in Iraq
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Doctor: Children 'Traumatized and Re-Traumatized by Drones' in Yemen
Children dream of 'dead people, planes and people running around scared'
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Corporate Reform "Shill" Beat by Labor-Backed Zimmer in LA School Board Election
Local contest drew millions from outside interest groups
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Exemplifying Direct Democracy, 28 Vermont Towns Vote Against Tar Sands
Residents express worry not only about local concerns such as spills, but show broader concern related to climate change and pollution created by extraction of "world's dirtiest fuel"
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10 Years After Invasion, US Depleted Uranium Continues to Devastate Iraq
US persistent refusal to release data hampering efforts to eradicate contamination
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UNICEF: Israel Guilty of 'Cruel and Inhuman' Treatment of Palestinian Children
New report: "Ill-treatment of Palestinian children in Israeli military detention is widespread, systematic and institutionalized"
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CDC: Alarming Rise in Antibiotic-Resistant 'Nightmare Bacteria'
"Our strongest antibiotics don’t work and patients are left with potentially untreatable infections.”
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After Sandy, Government Lends to Rebuild in Flood Zones
This story is being co-published with New York public radio's WNYC. If Staten Island's Great Kills Marina Café is able to reopen this spring after Sandy ripped apart its interior – blowing out windows and punching through walls – it will be thanks to assistance from the federal government. The Small Business Administration has approved the restaurant for a disaster loan of almost $1 million.
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[title] Wealth Inequality in America: Seeing Reality
See the differences between what 9 out of 10 Americans think is the ideal degree of wealth inequality and what it really is
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'More Alive Than Ever': World Reacts to Loss of Venezuela's Hugo Chávez
Following the death of Hugo Chávez Frías on Tuesday, world leaders and supporters of the Venezuelan leftist leader were sharing their condolences and commenting on the legacy left on his country, Latin America, and the world. The following is just a sample of some of those reactions. Bolivian President Evo Morales made a tearful televised address in which he stated :
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Holder: Obama Can Target US Citizens on US Soil for Killing
A "chilling" example of the "imperial presidency" that rose under President George W. Bush and expanded under Obama
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