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Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Pointing Enormous Finger, Russia Says It Has "Proof" Turkey Profiting from ISIS Oil
With satellite images as backdrop, Russian official says, 'The senior political leadership of the country—President Erdoğan and his family—are involved in this criminal business.'
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UK Approves Bombing of Syria: 'Loss of Innocent Lives Is Sadly Almost Inevitable'
Ahead of vote, Prime Minister David Cameron described Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as 'terrorist sympathizer' for opposing bombing campaign
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Divestment Surges as Endowments Worth $3.4 Trillion Pull Funds From Fossil Fuels
'It is now conventional wisdom the world over,' declared Bill McKibben, who launched the campaign in July 2012
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Poll: Sanders More Electable than Clinton Against GOP Frontrunners
Sanders has 10 percentage point lead against frontrunner Trump in match-up, new survey shows
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New Report Confirms: World's Wealthy Fueling Carbon Pollution as Poor Suffer
New Oxfam report finds the poorest 50 percent of the global population is responsible for only 10 percent of carbon emissions, yet faces the greatest threat from droughts, mega-storms, and extreme weather
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Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Uncertainty Sown: Why Americans Don't Care Enough About Climate Change
New polling suggests that deliberate spread of climate denialism is working
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On World AIDS Day, Warnings of TPP's "Real Threat" to Medication Access
'Our trade deals should put people before profits, but TPP would do just the opposite.'
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Sanders Blasts Republicans for Corporate-Funded Climate Denialism
Meanwhile, GOP presidential candidates continue to take anti-science positions on global warming
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Without Prosecution of Bush Officials, Obama Legacy 'Forever Poisoned'
Human Rights Watch offers legal blueprint for prosecuting architects of CIA torture program
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Coal-as-Usual Could Push World 400 Percent Past Warming Threshold
Even without new plants, existing coal emissions on track for 150 percent warming past 2°C maximum, new analysis finds
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Mission Creeps on as US Announces More Boots on the Ground
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter says deployment of special operations forces will be 'larger than 50'
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Chicago Top Cop Fired, But Demand Grows for Mayor Emanuel To Be Next
For his role in the cover-up of Laquan McDonald's shooting and more, Emanuel among city officials 'who no longer have the public's confidence'
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Exxon Targets Journalists Who Exposed Massive Climate Cover Up
'We’ve often wondered if Exxon actually hates our children because they so consistently stand in the way of safeguarding their future,' campaigner said, 'it turns out they apparently hate good journalism as well.'
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Submitting to Wall Street Vultures, Puerto Rico Narrowly Avoids Massive Default
Protesters decry imposed austerity cuts, say 'no to colonialism, no to Wall Street wolves'
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2003 All Over Again? On Eve of Syria Vote, UK Warned Against 'Rush to War'
' We must do everything we can to stop MPs voting the UK into its fourth war on a Muslim country in 14 years,' says Stop the War coalition
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Climate Artists Commit 'Brandalism' to Expose Corporate Hijacking of COP21
'The multinationals responsible for climate change can keep green-washing their destructive business models, but the communities directly impacted by them are silenced.'
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Monday, November 30, 2015
Economist Has Convincing Theory on How Extreme Inequality Creates Extremist Violence
With Western-backed, oil-rich monarchies in Gulf holding so much of the wealth, Thomas Piketty says that Middle East region is the 'most unequal on the planet'
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'Huge Error': Former US Military Chief Admits Iraq Invasion Spawned ISIS
The U.S. is poised to repeat all the same mistakes in Syria that it made in Iraq after 9/11, says former head of Defense Intelligence Agency
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Syria Bombing Debate in UK Underscores 'Dereliction of Duty' in US
'As our allies in the UK prepare to debate and vote on their involvement in this battle, it is well past time that our own country do the same,' says U.S. senator
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Defying the 'Shock Doctrine' in Paris as Thousands March Despite Protest Ban
"There can be no security in a world where there's 3 degree Celsius warming," warns author and activist Naomi Klein
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Obama 'Must Deliver' on Soaring Climate Rhetoric, Say Green Groups
'If the Obama administration is serious about climate change they also have to be serious about the changes they are willing to make. Those changes will not be easy.'
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After Shooting, Anti-Choice Rhetoric Denounced for Creating Culture of Hate
"You are not free from the judgement of the consequences of your hate-filled rhetoric," says NARAL leader after Colorado attack
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Sunday, November 29, 2015
Sea Shepherd Blasts Japan's Plan to Slaughter 4,000 Minke Whales
'If Sea Shepherd comes across criminal activity, then our history speaks for itself. We will, as always, directly intervene to prevent that crime from taking place'
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People's Global Climate March 2015: Taking to the Streets for Our Future
Millions expected to take to streets ahead of COP21 - the Paris climate summit
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Saturday, November 28, 2015
France Puts 24 Climate Activists Under House Arrest Ahead of COP21
'A gross abuse of power that risks turning the summit into a farce'
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'Don't Bomb Syria': Protests Across the UK as Syria Vote Looms
Thousands of people protested in London and around Britain Saturday against Britain joining in bombing attacks on ISIS in Syria. The UK Parliament will vote next week on whether to join with the US and France in launching air strikes on Syria. Prime Minister David Cameron is leading the push for...
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Friday, November 27, 2015
3 Dead; 9 Wounded at Planned Parenthood in Colorado
Police have detained one supect following a shooting and standoff that spanned five hours in Colorado Springs
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Chicago Protesters Disrupt Black Friday to Demand Justice for Laquan McDonald
"Business as usual can’t go on while our children are dying."
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Comedians, Artists, Writers Warn Against Britain's 'Dangerous' Rush to Bomb Syria
'Far from tackling terrorism, the last fourteen years of war have seen massively increased Jihadi terrorist organisation around the world'
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Exposed: 'Full Range of Collusion' Between Big Oil and TTIP Trade Reps
New documents underscore 'the corporate nature of the deal and its devastating consequences for climate change'
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Thursday, November 26, 2015
At Gates of Guantanamo, Activists Counter Unjust Detention With 'Powerful Act of Compassion'
'We are here to say: We know you are suffering; we have come to stand with you.'
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'Global War on Terror' Coincides with Dramatic Increase of Terrorism
Terrorism index shows nine-fold increase since 2000
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If 'Life Must Go On,' say Groups, France Must Lift Ban on Climate Protests
'We must not suspend democracy and freedom while proclaiming our commitment to democracy and freedom,' declares letter sent to French president
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Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Cheers as Sanders Unveils 'Most Progressive' Immigration Plan
'We cannot forget about the aspiring Americans who continue to live in the shadows.'
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Pope Francis: To Address 'Grave Environmental Crisis,' Build Social Justice
'In effect, there is a clear link between the protection of nature and the building of a just and equitable social order.'
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Paris Climate Deal Must Not Ignore Billions of World's Poorest: Oxfam
Will COP21 deal reflect 'the power of the biggest fossil fuel emitters and elites, or the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable'?
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'More Questions Than Answers': MSF Not Buying Pentagon Probe into Hospital Attack
What about the hour-long attempts to stop the bombing? Why is this damning report being released the day before Thanksgiving? And what does this say about the competency of the U.S. military?
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EPA Turnaround on Toxic Herbicide 'Huge Victory for Future of Food'
Revoking Enlist Duo approval, agency sides with green groups and pulls brake on 'lethal cocktail of chemicals'
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Latest Snub of Progressive Base as Clinton Ditches MoveOn Forum
Betraying her claimed 'committment,' former secretary of state ignores opportunity to 'speak directly to and energize the progressive base'
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'16 Shots': Chicago Police Shooting Footage Raises Questions and Outrage
About 500 people protested after dash-cam video came out Tuesday night; additional demonstrations are planned for Wednesday and Friday
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'Mind-Blowing Abuse of Power': Walmart Spied on Workers With FBI, Lockheed Martin's Help
Newly released documents show retail giant used 'every deceptive tactic under the sun' to keep tabs on pro-union employees
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In Wake of Turkey Provocation, Putin Orders Anti-Aircraft Missiles to Syria
As NATO allies rush to Turkey's defense, both experts and Russian officials are pointing to Ankara's complicity in the growth of the Islamic State...
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Does Turkey's Downing of Russian Warplane Portend Deeper Disaster To Come?
Though Tuesday's incidents do not likely signal the start of World War III, experts say the deeper contradictions surrounding the war against ISIS in Syria cannot hold much longer
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'Chilling' Video of Alleged Murder Made Public as Chicago Cop Finally Charged
By 'artificially delaying justice for 400 days,' city officials have 'allowed anger, mistrust and resentment to build up to a fever pitch'
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Bolstering Case Against Exxon, New Study Confirms Vast Damage of Denial Campaign
'The contrarian efforts have made it difficult for ordinary Americans to even know who to trust.'
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'Clear Flouting of Roe v. Wade': Court Strikes Down Anti-Choice Bill in Wisconsin
Ruling could set important precedent for upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case
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Influential Rapper Delivers Impassioned Speech for Sanders' Revolution
'I have no time to relive the Reagan years. I have no desire to see us elect our own Margaret Thatcher,' Killer Mike said
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Model Lawsuit Calls Bluff on Indiana Governor's Attempt to Block Refugees
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence 'does not have the power to pick and choose between which lawfully admitted refugees he is willing to accept,' says ACLU
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Witnesses Say 'White Supremacists' Behind Shooting at Black Lives Matter Protest
One day after shooting, Minneapolis racial justice campaigners call for mass march, declaring: 'We will not be intimidated'
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Tensions Flare as Putin Calls Turkey's Downing of Russian Jet 'Stab in the Back'
Volatile situation as Moscow and Ankara express mutual disgust and worries reverberate over regional and global implications of latest incident along Syrian border
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Monday, November 23, 2015
Beating Trump, Clinton, the Pope, and Adele... Sanders Leads All for TIME 'Person of the Year'
Though editors will ultimately make the choice, revolutionary message isn't scaring people away from voting Bernie Sanders as the most impactful news-maker 0f 2015
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'Now More Than Ever': In Paris and Beyond, Climate Movement Will Be Heard
Despite ban on protest, groups vow that 'love will win out over fear, and our movement will win over injustice.'
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Refugees Stranded at Border Sew Mouths Shut to Protest Cruel Treatment
Balkan policies banning refugees based on nationality slammed as 'inhumane'
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As Cameron Bangs War Drum, Voices for Peace Rally Around Corbyn
'Another destructive bombing campaign is no solution whatsoever,' anti-war campaigners warn. 'It risks intensifying and widening what is already a catastrophic war.'
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Climate Talks Must Address Human Cost of Extreme Weather Disasters: UN
The number of annual weather-related disasters has been climbing along with global temperatures
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In Biggest Tax Evasion Scheme of Its Kind, Big Pharma Becomes Behemoth
Mega-merger between pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and Allergan could lead to higher drug prices, watchdogs warn
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'Slowing the Beast at its Source': Historic Climate Plan Unveiled at Tar Sands Ground Zero
Despite its shortcomings, campaigners hope new Alberta policy pushes Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to take bold stance at COP21
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New Report Digs the Dirt on the Corporate Criminals Sponsoring Climate Talks
Inviting major polluters to pay for the talks compared to 'hiring a fox to guard a hen house'
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Sunday, November 22, 2015
'School of Assassins': Protests Demand Closure of Notorious Training Camp
"We have to take an honest look at the violence the United States is exporting all over the world. If we don’t do that, nothing is going to change."
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Brussels Maintains State of Emergency as European Crackdown Grows
Officials tighten security measures in former border-free zone amid terror warnings
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Saturday, November 21, 2015
UN Council Approves French Resolution for 'All Necessary Measures' Against ISIS
Member states should "intensify their efforts to stem the flow of foreign terrorist fighters to Iraq and Syria and to prevent and suppress the financing of terrorism."
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Global Hunger and Undernutrition Could End by 2025
The United Nations aims to help eliminate hunger and undernutrition – described as two of “greatest scourges” facing humankind — by the year 2030. But the Washington-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has launched an ambitious new initiative to help end global hunger by 2025...
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Friday, November 20, 2015
In Mali and Rest of Africa, the U.S. Military Fights a Hidden War
The general leading the U.S. military’s hidden war in Africa says the continent is now home to nearly 50 terrorist organizations and “illicit groups” that threaten U.S. interests. And today, gunmen reportedly yelling “Allahu Akbar” stormed the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali’s capital and seized several...
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Biodegradable is Bunk: World's 'Ocean Waste Baskets' Still Filled With Plastic Trash
Such products 'will not bring about a significant decrease either in the quantity of plastic entering the ocean or the risk of physical and chemical impacts on the marine environment,' UN report states.
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New Docs Reveal NSA Never Ended Bulk Email Collection, Just Hid It Better
Agency shut down email surveillance in 2011, only to relaunch it under different intelligence laws
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Energy Revolution Is Possible... And It Would Only Take 782 Rich People To Pay For It
Less than 800 of the world's wealthiest people could power half the world with 100 percent renewable energy within 15 years, says forthcoming report
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Vindicated: Wash. Court Delivers Win for Youths Demanding Right to Stable Climate
Young petitioners' "very survival depends upon the will of their elders to act now, decisively and unequivocally, to stem the tide of global warming"
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Watch: Drone Pilot Whistleblowers Describe Devastating Impacts of Targeted Kill Program
Democracy Now! interviews four whistleblowers risking prosecution to speak out against ongoing drone program
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Aggressive Crackdown Spelling End of Europe's Famous Open Borders
Passport-free Schengen zone, a 'unique symbol of European integration,' is more threatened 'than at any point since its inception'
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Dozens Feared Dead After Gunmen Seize Hostages in Mali Hotel
At least 27 have reportedly been killed since gunmen charged the hotel in Bamako on Friday morning
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France Asks UN to Back 'Merciless' Military Response to Paris Attacks
"Terrorism survives wars, but people don't."
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Thursday, November 19, 2015
47 Democrats Join with House GOP to Refuse Suffering Refugees
"Not much is bipartisan these days, but apparently bigotry is something both sides of the aisle can come together on."
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Heat Building on Exxon as Multiple Probes Explore Climate Cover-Up
'We need to get to the bottom of this,' says Moms Clean Air Force upon delivery of 360,000 petitions to Justice Department
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Sanders Delivers Speech on Democratic Socialism
'Bernie doesn’t believe that the billionaires are the only people who should be the quote-unquote 'beneficiaries' of the American dream,' says campaign spokesperson
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Emergency Lawsuit Filed To Fight FDA Approval of 'Frankenfish'
In addition to profound potential for ecological impacts, critics say move by FDA ignores fundamental right of consumers to know how their food is produced
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Clinton Sheds Progressive Façade with Bold Rightward Lurch
From her call for a major air and ground war against ISIS to her attack on single-payer, Clinton appears to be sprinting full-speed to the right
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Anti-Transparency Bill Implies Pennsylvania Police Have 'Something to Hide'
'We give our police officers a great deal of power. It is crucial that transparency is coupled with that power.'
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Elizabeth Warren Blasts Tax Plan as 'Giant Wet Kiss' to Corporate America
"The corporate giants are lined up to make sure tax changes tilt their way."
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Armed With Fear, Not Facts, Officials Go After Encryption in Wake of Paris
Echoing the post-9/11 era, intelligence officials and lawmakers are exploiting Friday's massacre to expand mass surveillance
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Snowden Leak Reveals Obama Government Ordered NSA, CIA to Spy on Venezuela Oil Firm
U.S. intelligence agents posing as diplomats in Caracas helped an NSA analyst try to crack open PDVSA’s computer network.
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Former Drone Pilots to Obama: Civilian Killings Driving 'Terrorism, Instability'
Air Force whistleblowers say US drone program "is one of the most devastating driving forces for terrorism and destabilization around the world."
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With Demands for Racial Justice, Student 'BlackOut' Actions Sweep US
"We're here. We've been here. We ain't leaving. We are loved," chanted Princeton University students on Wednesday
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Hillary Clinton Attacks Bernie Sanders' Plan for Single-Payer Healthcare
Following Sanders' proposal is 'one thing we should not do,' Clinton said.
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France Cancels Major Climate March, But Groups Say They Won't Be Silenced
'We are in a country of free expression—that has always been the source of our power. This will be about unity, solidarity and peace, as well as climate change.'
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Progress on Killing Coal, But 'Much, Much, Much More Needed'
Campaigners say pledges to curb subsidies and close power plants fall short of 'radical shift' necessary
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Hysterical Corporate Media Fueling War Fervor, Xenophobia in 24/7 Cycle
'Not since 2003 have I witnessed anything as supine and uncritical as the CIA-worshipping stenography that has been puked forward this week.'
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'Wrong Side of History': Outrage as US Congress Moves to Block Syrian Refugees
Lawmakers spew xenophobic rhetoric just days after governors levy threats to keep out those fleeing war
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015
To Break Big Pharma's Stranglehold, Doctors Vote for Ban on Drug Ads
Prescription drug prices have already become a presidential campaign issue, with healthcare costs a top concern for American voters
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'Another Arctic Victory' as Norwegian Oil Giant Abandons Offshore Leases
Following Shell's departure, Statoil will stop looking for oil in Alaska's Chukchi Sea
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Eco Groups Take Canadian Government to Court in GMO Salmon Fight
Genetically modified fish pose too high of a risk to surrounding ecosystems, lawsuit states
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Scapegoating Snowden is 'Irrational' and Very Troubling, Advocates Warn
Shifting the blame to 'unauthorized disclosures,' security officials seize on Paris tragedy to expand surveillance state
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Leaders Urged to Resist Fear-Based Call to Build 'Fortress Europe' as Response to Paris Attacks
Fences do not deter those fleeing war, but merely force them to take dangerous voyages by sea, rights campaigners note
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In Utah, 'Possible Turning Point' in Fight to Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground
Facing public uprising, the US Bureau of Land Management postpones auction of 73,000 acres of publicly owned oil and gas resources in Utah
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Bombed Planes, Bombed Cities, Bombed Countries as Syria War Goes Global
Major powers are inching closer to unity over war in Syria, with Putin vowing to "punish" perpetrators of last month's downing of Russian airliner and France continuing bombing runs
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US Quest for Oil Exacerbates Global Thirst
New study highlights the growing crisis at the intersection of energy policy and international trade
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Standing for Refugees, Sanders Urges Against Post-Paris 'Demagoguery'
Sanders reiterates support for those fleeing war and violence in Middle East
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Latest Incidents Show Police Brutality Persists Despite Elevated Awareness
'This is clearly excessive force,' public defender says of police beating in San Francisco
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Despite Atrocities, US Approves $1.29 Billion Deal to Re-Arm Saudi Arabia
'It is illegal under US and international law to transfer weapons to human rights abusers, or to forces that will likely use it to commit gross violations of human rights.'
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Monday, November 16, 2015
Predictable and Deplorable: Over Half of US Governors Vow to Slam Door on Refugees
As more than a dozen governors pledge to close state borders, advocates decry actions as cowardly and 'un-American'
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After Paris, Rights Groups Warn Against Knee-Jerk 'National Security' Overreach
'Whilst closed oppressive societies breed hatred and barbarism, open reflective states built on rights, freedoms and the rule of law ultimately prevail.'
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