All News Articles for 2015-05-15

Friday, May 15, 2015
With US Accountability MIA, Poland to Make Payout for Torture of CIA
Though US officials involved in the program have faced zero accountability, Poland readies to pay $250,000 for its role in rendition and torture program
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Citing Cancer Fears, Colombia Ends US-Backed Toxic Fumigation Program
Government cites concerns over cancer link, but experts say consequences of War on Drugs will linger without greater reforms
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In 'Cruel and Inhuman' Verdict, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Sentenced to Death
'The death penalty is not justice,' says Amnesty International. 'It will only compound the violence, and it will not deter others from committing similar crimes in the future.'
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Will Environmental Review be Nail in Coffin for Fracking in New York State?
Long-awaited analysis of climate and public health risks could be used by anti-fracking advocates in other states to push for more bans
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Sanders and Warren Sign Letter Urging Obama to Get Behind 'Fight for $15' Movement
'Mr. President, the stroke of your pen can have transformative impact for millions of workers.'
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Coalition Files Lawsuit Over Flawed Federal Regulations of 'Bomb Trains'
'Pleas from the public to stop hauling explosive crude in these tank cars have fallen on deaf ears, leaving people across the country vulnerable to catastrophic accidents.'
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Guilty as Charged: Duke Energy to Pay Record Fine for Coal Ash Crimes
'What this admission of guilt does not do is clean up the coal ash that continues to leak into our water supplies, into our rivers.'
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Largest Public University Yet Dumps Coal
"The 'Yes' for coal divestment makes the UW a leader in the moral fight of our generation."
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With Billions for Back-Door Slush Fund, Military Dodges Austerity in House Budget
'Will we see defense spending with no real limits in sight while we have limits on domestic spending for education and health care and infrastructure?'
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BB King, Legendary Blues Musician, Dies at 89
'As long as people have problems, the blues can never die.'
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'Paddle in Seattle' Protesters Welcome Shell Drilling Rig with Two Words: Go Away
Thursday's protest comes ahead of a larger sHell No! demonstration—including mass flotilla and direct action—planned for the weekend
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A Congress of War or Peace? Diplomacy at Risk with Passage of 'Dangerous' Iran Bill
'This summer, the U.S. Senate will choose between war and peace with Iran'
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To Gain GCC Support for Peace, Obama Vows 'Potential Use of Military Force
With promises for continued military backing, Gulf monarchs give tacit blessing to Iran nuke deal at Camp David
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