All News Articles for 2014-10-07

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Australia Spying Law Meets Grassroots Resistance
Civil rights groups fight proposed mandatory data retention bill sold as "balance between freedom and security"
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Twitter Sues Justice Department, FBI for Right to Reveal Scope of Government Surveillance
"Twitter is doing the right thing by challenging this tangled web of secrecy rules and gag orders," says the ACLU's Jameel Jaffer
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More Iraqi Civilians Reportedly Killed in US-Led Bombings
Pentagon says no evidence of civilian casualties as Iraqi media reports that innocent people are being killed and displaced
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GMOs are Everywhere and Should be Labeled, Study Finds
"Natural" label is virtually meaningless and should be banned, Consumer Reports declares
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'Taking Stand Against Racism and Discrimination,' Seattle Adopts Indigenous Peoples' Day
The second Monday in October will no longer be celebrated as Columbus Day in the city
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Small Farmers of the World Being Crushed by Lavish Subsidies in Wealthy Nations
Subsidies of major crops 'creates unfair competition' throughout entire global food system
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Hillary Clinton Embraces 'Endless War Doctrine'
At event in Ottawa, former secretary of state says war against ISIS will be "long-term committment"
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Gitmo Force-Feeding Trial: 'A Cry of Humanity from Person with No Choice Left'
Though cleared for release, prisoner says he should not be brutalized by U.S. for protesting indefinite detention
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Women's Rights Advocates Ask Supreme Court for Urgent Response to Abortion Access Crisis
"Every day that passes increases the likelihood that these shuttered clinics will never be able to open again," reproductive rights advocate says
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In 'Huge Win,' Federal Judge Finds Ferguson Police Violated Constitution
Judge issues injunction against police officers who targeted activists with "keep-moving" rule
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After 13 Years, President Obama, 'Time to End Our Endless War in Afghanistan'
As 'longest war' hits another milestone, human costs continue to rise
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Harper Said to Have No 'Plan B' for Canada If Tar Sands Projects Fall
Nation's conservative prime minister playing defense in Canada’s pipeline politics
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Disappearances, Deaths of Leftist Mexican Students Spark Federal Investigation
Mexico is an "assassin state," charges human rights activist, saying Iguala tragedy is "not isolated."
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Tar Sands Victory Threatens to Flood Europe with World's Dirtiest Fuel
European Commission unveils proposal that critics charge undermine efforts designed to curb tar sands imports to Europe
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Naomi Klein: Diverse Climate Movement United by Love of Place, Need for Water
Speaking in the UK, Canadian author of the new book, 'This Changes Everything,' says that our atmosphere should be seen as the biggest political tent of. 'We’re all under it and we need to start acting like it.'
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Activists Block Refinery Gates in Stand Against Tar Sands
"We want to send a clear message to the oil companies and to the Harper and Couillard governments," activist says.
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'Boots in the Air': US Combat Helicopters Join Fight over Iraq
US strategy in Iraq and Syria (USSIS) drawing growing skepticism from various quarters
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