All News Articles for 2014-10-21

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Voices Renew Call for Inquiry into Missing, Murdered Aboriginal Women
During this week's Aboriginal Women's Summit, First Nations leaders work toward national roundtable on topic
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Dark Money Spending in Key Senate Races 'Shattering' Records: Report
Outside spending 'giving wealthy spenders more power than ever to buy influence over our political process and elected officials,' says report author
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Hong Kong Chief Executive: Democracy Would Empower the Poor
C.Y. Leung speaks out against universal suffrage on the grounds that it would allow the poor a voice in government
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Chris Christie Says He's 'Tired of Hearing About the Minimum Wage'
Critic responds, 'You know what regular folks are tired of? Working full-time and still living in poverty.'
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US Cities Criminalizing Sharing Food with Homeless: Report
At least 21 cities have adopted ordinances restricting where and how nonprofits and individuals can share food with homeless
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$7 Billion US Eradication Effort Delivers Record High Poppy Crop in Afghanistan
Federal watchdog report "calls into question" US efforts to stamp out opium production
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2014 Set to be Hottest Year in Recorded Human History: NOAA
Report echoes NASA's findings that planet is reaching unprecedented high temperatures
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Prisoner Gag Law an Attack on Fundamental Free Speech Rights, say Critics
Pennsylvania governor signs law silencing prisoners' voices as race and class-based mass incarceration 'is being questioned more than ever,' charges attorney for Mumia Abu-Jamal
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'The Arctic is the Lynchpin': Vying for Control of the Icy North
U.S. will take helm of Arctic Council this week, while Russia ramps up construction of Arctic military base
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Water Shutoffs Robbing Detroit Residents of 'Dignified' Life: UN Investigators
Following two-day inquiry, UN experts release strongly worded warning condemning city's human rights violations
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'The Blood That's to Come': Pacific Islanders Take on Australian Coal
Climate warriors take bold stand at coal port, but it will take more than a single action to bring the change required to prevent catastrophic levels of climate change.
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Violence Against Children Is Global Epidemic: UNICEF
New study shows that a young person is killed nearly every five minutes in a world rife with conflict both inside and outside of war zones
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US-Backed Ukraine Army Used Cluster Bombs Against Its Own People: Reports
'Firing cluster munitions into populated areas is utterly irresponsible and those who ordered such attacks should be held to account,' says rights group.
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