All News Articles for 2014-11-14

Friday, November 14, 2014
As Executive Action on Immigration Looms, Advocates Say: 'No More Excuses'
Congressional Republicans say they will 'fight the president tooth and nail' on immigration reform—and maybe even shut down the government
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As New War Rages, Study Finds, Mainstream Media Silences Debate
New analysis finds little opposition in mainstream media to latest US military attacks on Middle East nations
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'Poster Boy for Malevolent Big Business' Indicted Over Fatal Coal Mine Disaster
Former Massey Energy CEO Blankenship could face 31 years in prison for his actions that led to and followed the Upper Big Branch disaster
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Fighting for 'Fair Shake,' Walmart Workers Plan for Black Friday Strikes
'The constant struggle Walmart has created for families is not acceptable'
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Increased Fracking? No Thanks, Say More Americans
New poll shows biggest shift towards rejecting hydraulic fracturing in Midwest
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'Drop in the Bucket': Experts Say Obama Climate Fund Pledge Far Short of What Is Owed
'The U.S. has a historical, ecological, and climate debt, and a moral responsibility to pay for the mitigation and adaptation of the climate crisis.'
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After House Votes for Pipeline Approval, Will Senate Democrats Buck Obama on Keystone XL?
'Let's get one thing straight: this vote is nothing more than an empty act of political theater, because Keystone XL is President Obama's decision,' climate activist declares
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US Delegation Refuses to Explain to UN Committee Why Durham Review Ended in No Torture Prosecutions
Members of the United Nations Committee Against Torture reviewing the United States’ compliance with the Convention Against Torture (CAT) asked multiples times for further explanation of why a preliminary review into allegations of torture ended in no prosecutions. The US delegation, however, chose...
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US Proposes Major Debt Relief for Ebola-Hit Countries
WASHINGTON - The United States proposed this week that the international community write off $100 million in debt owed by West African countries hit hardest by the current Ebola outbreak. The money would be re-invested in health and other public programming. U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will be...
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US/India WTO Agreement: How Corporate Greed Trumps Needs of World's Poor and Hungry
'The big question is why do governments even need the WTO to decide whether they can guarantee the right to food to their people?'
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Monsanto, Dow Chemical File Lawsuit to Destroy Maui County's GMO Ban
Lawsuit comes just one day after supporters of GMO planting ban in Hawaii filed a motion of their own with local courts seeking "transparency and proper implementation" of the moratorium approved by voters on Election Day
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Revealed: US Agency Using Spy Planes to Fool Cell Phones, Capture Data
Newly revealed mass surveillance program by the US government is "inexcusable," says ACLU
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