All News Articles for 2015-12-14

Monday, December 14, 2015
Congress Reportedly Slipping CISA Spy Bill Into Must-Pass Omnibus
Privacy advocates calling on President Obama to veto the legislation, saying his legacy—and the future of the Internet—depend on it
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How an Agency Charged with Protecting Endangered Animals Ignored Them Instead
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service did not intervene in thousands of environmentally harmful projects, new analysis shows
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GOP's Drive to Lift Oil Export Ban Antithetical to COP21 Climate Goals
'Right at the very moment when we desperately need to be reducing emissions and investing in clean energy solutions, lifting the crude oil export ban would do the exact opposite.'
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Accused of War Crimes, Oil Giant Shielded by US Supreme Court
The oil giant Occidental and the security contractor AirScan faced a lawsuit stemming from their role in the 1998 cluster bombing of a Colombian village
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'The Warning Bells are Deafening': Super El Niño Threatening Global Hunger Crisis
Stark warning aimed at those likely to be ravaged by record weather system, as well as wealthy governments indebted to nations most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change
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Tennessee Self-Abortion Arrest Highlights Dangers of War on Women
'The Tennessee legislature is responsible for the coat hanger, however, Ms. Yocca is on trial and that is unacceptable.'
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In Powerful Warning to City Officials, Chicago Teachers Vote for Mass Strike
'Do not cut the schools anymore, do not make the layoffs that you have threatened; instead, respect educators and give us the tools we need to do our jobs.'
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Past and Present, US Implicated in Abuses Inflicted by Iraq-Backed Militias
'The documents show how Washington...has consistently overlooked excesses by Shi’ite militias sponsored by the Iraqi government'
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Flood of Anti-Muslim Violence Driving Record Year for Crimes of Hate
Increasing xenophobia, fueled by anti-Muslim rhetoric and exclusionary government policies in the wake of terror attacks, has propelled wave of hate crimes across the U.S.
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Gitmo Survivor Calls for Amnesty So Officials May Confess Their War Crimes
"Everything that happened to us is a war crime in Guantánamo," says freed detainee held for 14 years without charge
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To Defend Rights of Women, Planned Parenthood Sues Ohio Over 'Flat-Out False' Allegations
'This is an administration that has done everything possible to eliminate access to abortion in Ohio.'
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After Five Years of Legal Limbo, Sweden Agrees to Question Assange in London
Swedish authorities reach deal with Ecuador to interview WikiLeaks founder in embassy where he has asylum
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Still Leading Merchants of Death, US Arms Sales Remain Sky High
U.S. and Western European companies together account for 80.3 percent of the arms revenue for the top 100 firms worldwide
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