All News Articles for 2014-10-15

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Colombian Farmers Take BP to Court in Landmark Case
Pipeline caused permanent damage, campesinos say
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CIA's Own Study Finds US Arming of Foreign Rebels a Failed Operation
The vast majority of CIA-fueled insurgencies fail, finds new report contradicting government push
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Failing Humans and Planet, EPA Greenlights 'Agent Orange' Herbicide
Watchdog groups say approval of Dow's Enlist Duo herbicide will threaten the health of humans and environment, promote the expanded use of GMO seeds and spur the growth of more herbicide-resistant weeds.
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Outsourcing Public Services: Governors Push Privatization, With Disastrous Results
Motivated by profits and ideology, governors across the country are 'attempting to shrink government by selling off the profitable services to private companies,' research group reveals
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Noam Chomsky: Growing Number of Nations Distancing Themselves From Israel's 'Explicitly Criminal Actions'
'Every drop of oil that is extracted from the ground is another blow in the coffin of the human species,' Chomsky said
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Yemeni Man Sues Germany for Role in US Drone Killings of Civilians
'It is quite simple: without Germany, U.S. drones would not fly.'
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Mass Surveillance Programs Threaten Privacy Rights, International Law: UN Report
'Literally every Internet user' is at risk of having their rights violated by intelligence agencies
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GOP Candidates Relying on Dark Money Infusions for Midterm Ad Blitz: Analysis
'It seems like presidential-year levels in some of these races,' says researcher.
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Ohio Earthquakes Directly Connected to Fracking, Research Shows
Study adds to body of evidence showing linkage between fracking operations and tremors along faultlines
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Biodiversity, Climate Change Solutions Inextricably Linked
PYEONGCHANG, Republic of Korea - The remarkable biodiversity of the countries of the Caribbean, already under stress from human impacts like land use, pollution, invasive species, and over-harvesting of commercially valuable species, now faces an additional threat from climate change. On the...
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Just Weeks Before Elections, Fed Judges Reinstate Texas's Harsh Voter ID Law
Rules upheld despite warnings from Department of Justice and a district judge that such laws suppress the Black and Hispanic vote
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For-Profit Healthcare Under Fire As Ebola Spreads to Second US Healthcare Worker
CDC says Dallas healthcare worker took a flight from Cleveland to Dallas the day before reporting symptoms
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In Response to Violence and Raids, Protesters Blockade Hong Kong Police Headquarters
Destruction of barricades, mass arrest of pro-democracy activists and video footage showing opposition leader being beaten by officers leads to intensified confrontations
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An abortion-rights rally in Austin, Texas. Supreme Court Gives Women's Right to Choose a Reprieve in Texas
'This fight against Texas’ sham abortion law is not over. HB2 was designed to gut the constitutional protections of Roe v. Wade and half of the state’s clinics remain closed. We will continue this legal battle until the rights of Texas women are restored.'
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Legacy of Chemical Weapons in Iraq Compounds Lies and Failures of US Invasion
New reporting by the New York Times show how the only chemical weapons found in Iraq—long-abandoned stockpiles dating back to the 1980's— don't in any way conform to the pre-invasion narrative used by the Bush administration to justify the war.
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