All News Articles for 2015-02-04

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Johann Hari: Everything We Know About the Drug War and Addiction is Wrong
As President Obama seeks $27.6 billion for federal drug control programs in his new budget, we talk to British journalist Johann Hari about the century-old failed drug war and how much of what we know about addiction is wrong. Over the past four years Hari has traveled to the United States, Mexico...
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Universal Healthcare Advocates Renew Push Toward Medicare-For-All
U.S. Rep. John Conyers says: 'I believe that a single-payer, universal healthcare system is the only way we can truly reshape our broken system'
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Unbroken, CIA Torture Whistleblower Kiriakou To Finish Sentence Home with Family
In final Letter from Loretto Prison, John Kiriakou writes: 'By the time you read this, I’ll be home'
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Brussels Rally Denounces Massive Trade Deal That Would Be 'Hijack of Democracy'
TTIP would put corporate profits above people, critics of the proposed EU-U.S. trade deal say.
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Germany Digs in Heels on Austerity as Greece Demands End to 'Business As Usual'
Syriza finance minister visits troika heads to push proposal to link Greece's debt repayments with the country's economic growth
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'Today, We Celebrate': Net Neutrality Advocates Cheer New FCC Rule Proposal
In op-ed, FCC chairman unveils 'the strongest open internet protections ever proposed by the FCC.'
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'Historic' Vote As Wales Joins Scotland in Saying No to Fracking
'This is a clear statement that we want a frack-free Wales,' says Welsh official.
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'Less Lethal' Parachute Bullets Being Tested by Trigger-Happy Ferguson Police
Residents say solution is end to racism and police violence, not more funding for weapons
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Folly of US "War on Terror" Looms as Jordan and ISIS Exchange Executions
Jordan moved quickly to avenge the murder of Lt. Moaz al Kasasbeh whose execution by Islamic State was made public Tuesday. But the current cycle of violence and war in the Middle East, say observers, is deeply rooted in U.S. foreign policy decisions that reach back to U.S. invasion of Iraq and...
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Deadly Plane Crash into Taiwan River Caught on Film
A TransAsia Airways flight in Taiwan clipped a highway bridge and then tumbled into the Keelung River on Wednesday, killing at least 25 people. The incident was captured by the dashcam of a vehicle that was on Taipei's Nanhu Bridge at the time of the crash. The last communication from one of the...
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How Public Tax Dollars Are Subsidizing the Recklessness of US Corporations
New York Times highlights long-documented phenomenon, in which damages for company malfeasance are paid for, in part, by the very public that is harmed
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NYPD Officer Charged in Head Stomp Assault
Officer Joel Edouard faces up to one year in jail for using excessive force
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Deadly Plane Crash in Taiwan Caught on Film
At least 23 people are dead, 15 injured, and 20 are still missing
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