All News Articles for 2014-11-05

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Industry Lashes Out With Lawsuit Hours After Landmark Fracking Ban
Supporters of Denton's fracking ban say justice will prevail
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Israel Committed War Crimes in Gaza: Amnesty International
Israeli military may have 'deliberately targeted civilians' with attacks on residential buildings, rights group says
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'We Will Only Get Louder': Dozens of Communities Vote to Boot Big Money from Politics
Huge margins back up claim that 'nearly all Americans share the sentiment that corporations should not have the same rights as people'
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'Just the Beginning': Communities Across Nation Ban Fracking
In Ohio, California and Texas, voters took to ballots to say no to fracking, yes to communities' health
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California Voters Pass 'Historic' Mass Incarceration Reform
'This historic vote demonstrates support to advance a public safety strategy beyond incarceration to include treatment and prevention.'
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Pentagon On Defensive as Iraq and Syria War Strategy Crumbles
Critics warn failures stem from contradictions and fundamental flaws in U.S. policy
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Minimum Wage Measures Pass Overwhelmingly, Even in Red States
' Now thousands will get a raise and begin to make a fair wage.'
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Voters Reject Oil Titan Chevron, Elect Progressive Bloc in Richmond, California
Tom Butt elected mayor and slate of progressive candidates all win city council seats after grim battle with corporate power
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Hawaiians Win Community GMO Victory Over Monsanto
GMO bans pass in counties in Hawaii and California, while millions in industry spending drown out labeling efforts in Colorado
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Trend Towards Ending Marijuana Prohibition Continues as Legalization Wins Big
Marijuana reform advocates score big on Tuesday, with full legalization measures approved by voters in Alaska, Oregon and Washington, DC
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Republicans Take Control: Senate Takeover, House Gains, Governor Surge
'Democrats took it on the chin Tuesday night, losing the Senate, getting crushed in winnable governors' races, solidifying their minority status in the House for years to come, and stemming the party's ability to continue putting its stamp on the judiciary.'
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