All News Articles for 2015-08-19

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
As Controversy of New Force-Feeding Law Lingers, Israel Suspends Detention of Palestinian Hunger Striker
Israel's Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended the administrative detention of Palestinian hunger striker Mohammad Allan. Allan slipped into a coma last week after 60 days on hunger strike, and doctors say he has suffered brain damage. He awoke from the coma on Tuesday, and pledged to resume the...
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Access Denied: Military Stymied Mexican Human Rights Investigation
Both security footage and clothes belonging to the victims, allegedly found at the scene, appear to have been mishandled by Mexican authorities
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Meet the Nation's First School District to Serve 100% Organic Meals
"This program successfully disrupts the cycle of unhealthy, pre-packaged, heat and serve meals that dominate school kitchens."
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Notorious Insecticides Found in Half of Sampled Streams in US
'Neonics' have been linked to decline in bee populations
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'Beyond Bleak': Why Nobody in the World Wants to Know the Horror That Is Yemen
'In Yemen, over 21 million people need aid; 13 million people don’t have enough food to eat... We need to find a permanent end to the fighting and a negotiated peace.'
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Conflict Mineral Ruling 'Sets Dangerous Precedent' on Corporate Personhood
'A corporation is hiding behind the First Amendment to avoid accountability for their actions, and the Court has ruled their right to secrecy is more important than the public's right to know.'
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With Sights Set on Voting Rights, Moral Mondays Coming to US Congress
The NAACP 'Journey for Justice' from Selma, Alabama will conclude in Washington D.C. with a rally, but the people's movement may decide to stay...
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New Fracking Licenses in UK Sound 'Starting Gun' of Fight for Climate Future
Government hands out dozens of new drilling licenses after giving ministers more power to undermine local authorities
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In Rare Turn, New Mexico Police to Stand Trial for Murder of Unarmed Homeless Man
The case marks the first instance any member of the Albuquerque police force has faced public murder trial for actions made on the job, despite a record of excessive and lethal force.
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With Voters 'Feeling the Bern,' Support for Sanders Gains Momentum
'It's the first time in my entire life I've ever been excited about a political campaign.'
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Greece for Sale: First Wave of Privatization Begins with Airport Buyout
'The purpose of the bailout has little to do with repaying debt and everything to do with creating a corporate paradise in the Mediterranean.'
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To Contain Carbon Bomb, US Must End Fossil Fuel Leasing on Public Lands
'Each new lease puts us farther down the path toward climate catastrophe,' says Friends of the Earth
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Majority of Americans Back Federal Funding for Planned Parenthood: Poll
New Reuters/Ipsos survey finds broad support for health care provider from both sides of political aisle
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Iran Deal a ‘Net-Plus’ for Nuclear Non-Proliferation Worldwide
As the U.S. Congress prepares to vote next month on the landmark Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which was agreed on July 14 between the world’s leading powers and Iran, and has been approved by the U.N. Security Council, eminent nuclear non-proliferation experts are mobilising...
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Humanitarian Response in Afghanistan Falters in the Face of Intensifying Conflict
As clashes between the Taliban and other armed opposition groups become more frequent, experts warn the complexity and geographic extent of the conflict will continue to worsen
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New Docs Reveal Undercover Officers Routinely Spied on Black Lives Matter in NYC
Following previous reporting on surveillance of social justice activists, new evidence shows tracking of individuals and creation of dossiers
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