All News Articles for 2016-01-11

Monday, January 11, 2016
Detroit Teachers Hold Sick-Out to Demand Fixes to School's "Abominable" Problems
Nearly 60 public schools shut as teachers call on governor, emergency manager to follow through on promises
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The Future is Bright: Millennial Voters Resoundingly Support Climate Action
...and gun control, and reduced prison sentences, and public transportation, and Bernie Sanders.
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Historic Trial Lets Activists Who Blocked Oil Train Cite Climate Change Threat in Their Defense
Five climate justice activists went on trial in Washington state on Monday for tying themselves to a 25-foot tripod structure to block a mile-long oil train. The protesters, members of the activist group Rising Tide Seattle, demanded a halt of shipments of fossil fuels through the Northwest...
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Sanders is First to Sign 'Fix Democracy' Pledge Rejecting Fossil Fuel Cash
"It's time for Hillary Clinton and anyone with serious White House aspirations to match Sanders' leadership," says Greenpeace
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Defending Digital Privacy, 200+ Groups & Experts Decry Global Attack on Encryption
'Encryption tools, technologies, and services are essential to protect against harm and to shield our digital infrastructure and personal communications from unauthorized access.'
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Coal Giant Bankruptcy Signals 'Profound Shift' for 21st Century Energy Landscape
Environmentalists hail Arch Coal bankruptcy as the 'end of an era'
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As Special Interests Attack, 'Bad Day for Organized Labor' at Supreme Court
Reporting on oral arguments suggests at least four justices are ready to overturn precedent on public sector union fees
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'The Best There Is': World Mourns Artistic Maverick David Bowie
"I'm not a prophet or a stone aged man, just a mortal with potential of a superman," Bowie once sang.
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Metadata Comes Home With New 'Threat Score' Policing Tools
Law enforcement agencies rolling out technology that lets them dig into metadata to determine a citizen's potential for violence
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Gitmo at 14: Obama's Last Chance to Fulfill Promise and Close 'Moral Disaster Zone'
"It's not enough for President Obama to say he tried," says Center for Constitutional Rights. "He is the Commander in Chief."
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