All News Articles for 2015-08-28

Friday, August 28, 2015
Outrage Follows Death of Young Black Man, Jailed for Stealing $5 of Snacks
Jamycheal Mitchell's family said they believed he starved to death after refusing meals and medication at the jail
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Watchdog Group: New Evidence US Cluster Bombs Used in Yemen
Human Rights Watch says civilians among casualties from widely-banned weapons
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Battle Lines Form in California Over Ambitious Climate Change Bills
Environmental lawmakers face off with oil and gas industry over bills designed to crack down on emissions
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Global Response to People Fleeing Ravages of War: 'Callous Indifference,' Humanitarian Failure
Boat tragedy in Libya, corpses of refugees in truck in Austria reminders of human cost of war, lack of humanitarian responses
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New Orleans: Recovery or Removal?
Ten years after the historic landfall of Hurricane Katrina, how have federal, state and city policies affected the people of New Orleans?
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Potential for 'Guantánamo North' Could Keep Indefinite Detention Alive
'Detention without trial is an affront to justice wherever it takes place'
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Federal Court Overturns Landmark Ruling on NSA Spying
New decision finds plaintiff in 2013 case did not have legal standing to challenge NSA, but impact remains unclear in wake of USA Freedom Act
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Shock Doctrine: A Look at the Mass Privatization of NOLA Schools in Storm’s Wake & Its Effects Today
Just two weeks after Hurricane Katrina, the city fired 7,500 public school teachers, launching a new push to privatize the school system and build a network of charter schools. Many accused lawmakers of trying to break the powerful United Teachers of New Orleans union. Today former President George...
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Fed Up With Being Shut Out of Federal Reserve, Activists Descend on Summit
"For the past 45 years the Federal Reserve has set policy that privileges the voices and needs of corporate elites rather than those of America's working families."
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Cover Up? TTIP Negotiators Outed for Secret Talks With Big Tobacco About [Redacted]
Forced by freedom of information request, officials release documents scrubbed of all content and names
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AP Files Suit For FBI's Refusal To Come Clean on 'Fake Reporter' Operations
'While the public clearly has a strong, compelling interest in knowing more about the FBI’s use of this tactic, the FBI seems determined to withhold that information,' says lawyer involved with the case
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