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Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Obama's Nominee for Securities and Exchange Commission a 'Victory for Financial Reformers'
Nomination of Lisa Fairfax seen as 'a sign the tide is indeed turning.'
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From Streets to Cells, Harrowing Violence Inflicted on LGBTQ Prisoners
New report finds LGBTQ people—especially those who are brown, black, or poor—are disproportionately targeted by incarceration and violence
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Canada to Withdraw From US-Led Bombing Campaign in Iraq and Syria
Newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told US President Obama that Canada 'will continue to engage in a responsible way' in fight against ISIS
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Sanders Joins Call for DOJ Investigation into Exxon's Climate Coverup
Petroleum company may have violated federal law by funding decades-long misinformation campaign on climate change, senator says
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Tip of Iceberg? EU Rules Against Sweetheart Tax Deals for Corporations
'All companies, big or small, multinational or not, should pay their fair share of tax,' says European Commission
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In Midst of War, US Approves $11 Billion in Combat Ships to Saudi Arabia
Deal defies global call for arms embargo over mounting evidence of Saudi war crimes in Yemen
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Tuesday, October 20, 2015
In Victory for Medical Marijuana, Court Tells DOJ to Lay Off Legal Providers
"Federal raids of legitimate medical marijuana businesses aren't just stupid and wasteful, but also illegal."
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Kiera's Story: From Science Project Arrest to White House Welcome
'We should be encouraging young scientists like Ahmed and Kiera, not criminalizing them because of race.'
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Cold War Redux? NATO Flexes Muscle In Largest 'War Games' In Decade
NATO deploying over 36,000 troops from more than 30 countries to the central Mediterranean for 'military exercises' by land, air, and sea
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Snubbing Xenophobia, German City Elects Pro-Refugee Stabbing Victim as Mayor
Election outcome suggests "open-arms welcome of refugees has broad support among German voters"
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Pentagon Admits US Soldiers Crashed MSF's Kunduz Clinic Gates
'Their unannounced and forced entry damaged property, destroyed potential evidence and caused stress and fear for the MSF team,' a spokesperson said.
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Drone Papers Aftermath: ACLU Demands Secret Program Data
The Freedom of Information Act was put into law to hold officials accountable in cases just like this, ACLU argues
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Campaigners Bid Harper Adieu While Vowing to Hold Liberals Accountable
Yes, Trudeau's sweeping win was a repudiation of "negative, divisive politics" in favor of "a positive vision that brings Canadians together"—but the new prime minister still has much to prove.
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'We Are Not Ashamed': How Abortion Providers Are Pushing Back Against Stigma and Intimidation
'It is time for all of us to stand up and say what we do is good'
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Monday, October 19, 2015
EU Trade Deals with US and Canada Blasted as 'Attacking Public Services'
TTIP and CETA 'could lock public services into a commercialization from which they will not recover—no matter how damaging to welfare the results may be'
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New Wins and Losses for Planned Parenthood as 'Shameful' Attacks Continue
Baton Rouge decision is "a victory for the more than 5,200 women and men in Louisiana who rely on Planned Parenthood for care through Medicaid."
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With Message of 'Hope,' Liberal Party Sweeps Canadian Election
Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau vows to "be the prime minister of all Canadians."
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Syrian War Forces First-Ever Withdrawal from Global Seed Vault
After armed conflict destabilized Aleppo gene bank, scientists withdraw seeds from Arctic repository in order to safeguard critical research
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Chicago Police 'Disappeared' Over 7,000 People to Notorious Homan Square
Nearly 6,000 of those secretly imprisoned and interrogated at secret interrogation facility were black
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'Duped': Tony Blair Supported Bush's Iraq War Long Before Vote or Invasion
Memo shows Blair ' was happy to launder George Bush’s policy on Iraq and sub-contract British foreign policy to another country'
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Amazon's Female Defenders Denounce 'Macho' Repression and Demand Rights
'It is time for domestic and international stakeholders to adequately pay attention to the experiences of these Indigenous women defenders.'
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Rich Nations Failing to Meet Climate Obligations at Expense of Poor: Report
"If the deal that world leaders sign in Paris looks anything like the Bonn negotiating text, then world leaders will have wholly failed to respond to the urgency of climate science, let alone climate justice."
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Is UN Planning to Call for Global Decriminalization of All Drugs?
Business titan Richard Branson claims to have seen unreleased report from United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime calling for broad decriminalization
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Sunday, October 18, 2015
TTIP Already 'Rewriting the Rule Book' for EU Food Standards, New Report Finds
Campaigners say that corporate lobbyists, buoyed by the pending trade agreement, are already lobbying against key food safety measures
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Will Voters Turn Out for Political and Climate Revolution in Canada?
"Another term of Harper’s Conservatives is a guarantee that Canada’s pattern of climate vandalism will pass the point of no return.'
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Saturday, October 17, 2015
Clinton Backs Plan for Endless War in Afghanistan
Democratic frontrunner says she "supports the president's decision" to keep troops there until at least 2017
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Amid New Reports of Teen Shootings, Thousands Call for Peace in Palestine
Solidarity actions, planned in over sixty locations, come as three more Palestinian teens shot as a result of new 'live fire' rules
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Bye-Bye, Big Oil: Obama Administration Scraps Arctic Drilling Plans
Campaigners say that the Obama administration is heeding the call of the climate movement—and slowly shifting action to match its rhetoric on global warming
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Friday, October 16, 2015
On World Food Day, Celebrating the Power of Regenerative Organic Farming
'Agroecology is political; it requires us to challenge and transform structures of power in society.'
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Renewables Can Create Jobs and Heal the Planet: Report
"The Clean Energy Future represents a pathway away from climate destruction.... Should we let greed and inertia prevent us from taking it?'
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Drone Papers 'No Surprise to Yemenis,' Says Man Who Lost Family
"For years, we have been confused by the sharp contrast between what we see with our own eyes and what the U.S. government tells the world," said Faisal bin Ali Jaber.
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While Sanders Scores Small Donors, Clinton and Bush Buoyed by Wall Street
In terms of support from financiers, 'no other candidates came close to Clinton and Bush'
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Lawsuits Rack Up Against Monsanto Over Cancer-Linked Herbicide
Agrochemical giant conducted 'prolonged campaign of misinformation' to convince users and government that Roundup was safe
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'Arsonists Not Firefighters': COP21 Pledge by Dirty Energy CEOs Called 'Meaningless'
Environmental campaigners say healthy dose of skepticism should meet statement by oil and gas executives and that best path would see their influence ousted from upcoming UN climate talks
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Study Reveals Corporate Media's Refusal to Acknowledge Civilian Victims of US Wars
New research finds, through their silence, mainstream news outlets are 'legitimating' U.S. military's burn pits on civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan
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Drone War Exposed: The Intercept Journalists Talk Obama's "Kill List," Whistleblowers, and Endless War
In a major exposé based on leaked government documents, team of reporters offer the most in-depth look at the U.S. drone assassination program to date.
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New Reporting Reveals Much More Expansive CIA Water Torture Program
"Whether you call it 'waterboarding' or 'water dousing', that’s torture—plain and simple," says Human Rights Watch
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With Solo Arrest, Bill McKibben Spotlights Exxon's "Unparalleled Evil"
'We need to let people know what we now know about Exxon Mobil. In a noisy world, this may be what we have to do.'
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MSF: Forcible US Intrusion Into Hospital May Have Destroyed War Crimes Evidence
"Their unannounced and forced entry damaged property, destroyed potential evidence and caused stress and fear for the MSF team," says medical charity.
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Thursday, October 15, 2015
Rights Groups Demand Congressional Probe Following Release of 'Assassination' Docs
'These eye-opening disclosures make a mockery of U.S. government claims that its lethal force operations are based on reliable intelligence and limited to lawful targets.'
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Wife of Imprisoned CIA Whistleblower Looks to Obama for Pardon
"Does the government have no shame in destroying one man's life?" asked Holly Sterling, wife of Jeffrey Sterling
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Want Babies? Maybe Move Away From Fracking Country, New Studies Suggest
Research 'may have implications for the fertility of men living in regions with dense oil and/or natural gas production'
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Bernie Won. But Corporate Media Crowned Hillary Victor All the Same.
An uptick in donations, online polls and focus groups, and social media stats suggest Sanders walked away from Tuesday's debate victorious
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Drone Papers: Leaked Military Documents Expose US 'Assassination Complex'
Based on cache of secret slides leaked by national security whistleblower, stunning exposé by The Intercept reveals inner workings—and failures—of the U.S. military's clandestine efforts in Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia
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Set Artists Hack 'Homeland' to Expose Show's Racist Narrative
Thanks to creative intervention, Arabic graffiti stating 'Homeland is racist' featured in key scene
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'We're Staying': Obama Adds Endless Afghan War to Legacy
Despite promises, president announced that as many as 5,500 hundred troops will stay in the country beyond 2017 – with no end in sight
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Wednesday, October 14, 2015
UN Warned That Without Women in Peace Process, There Will Be No Peace
Women are often the 'true unsung heroes' in conflict situations, said head of UN women's agency
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Food Sovereignty Honorees Show 'There is Another Way to Fight Hunger'
Both of the 2015 prizewinners are minority groups that 'have struggled for decades against oppression from their governments and large agricultural companies'
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Mother of Saudi Teen Sentenced to Crucifixion Urges Obama: 'Rescue My Son'
Ali Mohammed al-Nimr was sentenced to death at the age of 17 after taking part in a rally for equal Shia rights in Saudi Arabia
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People's Climate Returns as Communities Converge for Actions Nationwide
'We must divest from fossil fuels, transform our economies and our politics, and stand together on the streets to fight for a more just, inclusive, and sustainable future.'
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Lockdown in East Jerusalem: Harsh Policies Come Amid Intensifying Violence
Rights groups condemned the new security measures, calling them a 'recipe for harassment and abuse'
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'Out of Control' Inequality: Global One Percent Owns Half of World's Wealth
The Credit Suisse report shows worldwide inequality growing even faster than experts had predicted
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Bernie Says: No Bones About It, Our Biggest Threat is Climate Change
Candidate's response to Democratic debate question echoes the concern of majority of people worldwide
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Investigators Ready to Go, But Will US Consent to Hospital Bombing Probe?
'We need to know if the rules of war have changed,' says MSF
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Thanks to Sanders, Democratic Party Just Debated Merits of Capitalism
Presidential hopefuls broke usual parameters of discourse when they debated capitalism versus socialism Tuesday night
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Bernie and Hillary Duel as Democrats Debate
From "casino capitalism" to climate change, a wide-ranging discussion on policy and prescriptions puts primary season into next gear
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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Freed Canadian Journalist Slams Stephen Harper for 'Abandoning' Him in Egyptian Prison
Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy says he'll continue to advocate for press freedoms and the rights of other detained journalists
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Court Reinstates Lawsuit Against NYPD Muslim Spying, Citing History of Racist Scares
In a stunning legal decision issued today , the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Muslim-Americans who had been subjected to blanket mass-surveillance by the NYPD Intelligence Division have grounds to sue the department for discrimination. The ruling reverses a 2014 decision by the United...
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Snowden and Allies Issue Warnings as Australia Unleashes Mass Spying
"Go dark against data retention," consumer advocates tell users in new campaign against invasive surveillance laws
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Will Democratic Debate Expose Gulf Between Sanders and Clinton?
And will the moderators ask tough questions on issues like Wall Street accountability, campaign finance reform, and healthcare?
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Israel Prepares Troops After Most Brutal Day Since Mosque Crackdown
'We've been warning for months that they're doing in Al-Aqsa will spark an intifada, and no one listened,' warned Knesset member Ahmed Tibi , ' and now everyone's asking what happened.'
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Global Parents Unite to Protect Children from Climate Catastrophe
'Out of love for our grandchildren, it’s our responsibility to work towards a more harmonious world for both present and future generations'
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To Fix National Poverty Crisis, Study Shows Even $15 Wage Won't Do the Job
New report says federal minimum wage should actually be $16.87 to match high cost of living nationwide
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Manifesto Offers Vision of 'Joyful' Europe to Supplant Austerity's Misery
Signatories call for peace, justice, solidarity, and debt relief, in a European Union not dominated by Germany
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Victims File Suit Against CIA Torture Architects for 'Systemic Brutality'
Psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, who thus far escaped accountability, face charges of 'cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment; non-consensual human experimentation; and war crimes.'
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UK Ditches Saudi Prison Deal After Human Rights Outcry
Prime Minister David Cameron canceled a £5.9m deal for the Ministry of Justice to provide prison services to Saudi Arabia
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Monday, October 12, 2015
'I'll Show You Obscene': Campus to Protest Concealed Guns with Unconcealed Dildos
Campus community will protest fact that, starting in August 2016, they will be allowed to carry concealed weapons, but not sex toys, on school grounds
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UK Privatization Puts Final Nail in Royal Mail's Coffin
Leading trade union decries sell-off, saying Tory party 'has made it abundantly clear that they are only interested in privatization dogma and making the rich richer'
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'Capitalism is Mother Earth's Cancer': World People's Summit Issues 12 Demands
The establishment of an independent climate tribunal to hold wealthy nations accountable emerged as a central goal of conference in Bolivia
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Climate Policy Holds Major Sway for Future of Antarctica Ice
New research predicts a doubling of surface melting of Antarctic ice shelves by 2050, risking their collapse by the end of the century
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Reporting Exposes Deadly End for Asylum Seekers Deported by US
According to Guardian investigation, US is forcibly expelling refugees to Central America, where some are murdered upon their return
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After Nearly $20 Million Spent Watching Assange, Scotland Yard Ends 24-Hour Guard Outside Embassy
After charging £ 12.6 million over three years to stand guard outside embassy, cordon removed in favor of new 'overt and covert tactics'
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As Cities Give Columbus the Boot, Indigenous Peoples Day Spreads Across US
'Knowing the facts of Columbus’s life, it seems astonishing that he is still treated with honor in many places.'
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Pentagon Readies Payouts for Hospital Bombing, But Still Refuses Independent Probe
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has not responded directly, but on Monday reiterated its call for an independent investigation
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Alaska Governor's Puzzling Math: To Cope with Climate, We Must Drill More Oil
Independent Bill Walker said he wants to 'urgently' drill in the protected lands of the Arctic National Wilderness Refuge
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'Mourning and Rebellion': Unions, Opposition Strike and March in Wake of Deadly Bombing in Turkey
'We are in mourning, we are in protest, we are on strike.'
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Sunday, October 11, 2015
US Anti-Islam Rallies 'Fizzle' Nationwide
Interfaith support quashes anti-Muslim rallies
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Saturday, October 10, 2015
UN Upholds Human Rights, World Bank Dismisses Them
'The World Bank is currently a human rights-free zone.'
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Hundreds of Thousands March in Berlin Against TTIP Trade Deal
TTIP, activists fear, would erode labor and environmental standards.
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Explosions Rock Turkish Peace Rally; Police Block Ambulances Trying to Help Victims
At least 86 dead; 180 wounded
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Friday, October 9, 2015
Proving Commitment to Climate Chaos, GOP Votes to Lift Oil Export Ban
But White House is expected to veto bill, illustrating 'loosening grip' of fossil fuel industry on energy policy
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EPA Draft Plan Would Perpetuate Environmental Racism, Critics Say
'EJ 2020' proposal is heavy on process and light on tangible steps to address discrimination, according to many who submitted public comments
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Making Money from Misery? Disaster Capitalism from the Migrant Crisis to Afghanistan and Haiti
When disaster strikes, who profits? That’s the question asked by journalist Antony Loewenstein in his new book, “Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing out of Catastrophe.” Traveling across the globe, Loewenstein examines how companies such as G4S, Serco and Halliburton are cashing in on calamity,...
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Snipers Used? Israeli Forces Open Fire on Gaza Protesters, Killing Six
'The Israeli army uses snipers,' according to reports, 'and most of the wounds are in the head and throat.'
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New Leak of Final TPP Text Confirms Attack on Freedom of Expression, Public Health
"The monopolist pharmaceutical industry has won a lot with the TPP, at the expense of people's health," says Public Citizen.
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With New Privacy Bill, California Delivers 'Landmark Win for Digital Privacy'
California now has the most comprehensive tech privacy bill in the nation and should be model for other states, say advocates
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To Offer In-Depth Look at Issue, This Paper Gave Refugees Full Editorial Control
'Today it is the refugees who speak to us'
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Clinton's Big Wall Street Reform Plan: Not Reinstating Glass-Steagall
'Her continued rejection of a new Glass-Steagall is troubling'
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Sanders Opposes FDA Chief Nominee Over Ties to 'Greedy' Big Pharma
While at Duke, Robert M. Califf received millions in funding and salary support from Eli Lilly, Merck, Novartis, and other drug companies
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Mission Failure Admission: US Abandons Program to Train Syrian Rebels
The program had been criticized from the beginning as 'either blatantly dishonest or dangerously delusional'
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Dialogue, Peace, & Democracy: Tunisian Labor and Rights Coalition Wins Nobel
Award hailed as 'tribute to Tunisian working class'
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Thursday, October 8, 2015
'Big Win' for Divestment Movement as California Public Pensions Dump Coal
New law affecting nation's two largest publicly-held funds championed as demonstration of strength of global efforts to defund dirty fuels
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NATO Rattles Sabers as Russia Escalates in Syria
NATO head says alliance is 'implementing the biggest reinforcement of our collective defense since the end of the Cold War'
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Lead Poisoning Fears Finally Stir Action, But Does It Come Too Late for People of Flint?
'Governor Snyder’s announcement confirmed what we already knew, that his emergency manager poisoned children and families in Flint.'
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Autopsy Shows Oklahoma Used Wrong Drug to Kill Man Who Said His Body Was 'On Fire'
State ACLU chapter says events show 'incompetence'
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'We Will Stand for Ourselves': Global Movement Stakes Claim for COP21
'The Paris moment will be defined not by what happens in the negotiating halls, but in the streets of Paris and around the world.'
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Unsealed Documents Show Pinochet 'Directly' Involved in Capitol Hill Assassinations
Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt became 'symbols of the broader human rights catastrophe of the Pinochet dictatorship'
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Locals Say US-Backed Saudi Coalition Bombed Yemeni Wedding Party. Again.
Up to 30 killed in strike that hit house in southern Yemen
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Warming Oceans Behind Historic Coral Bleaching Events: Scientists
Destruction of vital ecosystems threatens marine biodiversity... and much more
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After Years of Backroom Secrecy, Public Will Finally Get to See Full TPP Text
Legislative clock starts ticking as Obama administration prepares to release text of pro-corporate trade deal
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