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Sunday, January 31, 2016
Key Issue Ignored by Presidential Candidates: Food
'Presidential candidates should seize the opportunity to improve the nation's food and farm system for the benefit of us all'
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Day Before Iowa: Sanders, Clinton in Virtual Tie, as Bernie Touts Campaign's Momentum
'We have got to take on the drug companies who are ripping us off,' Sanders tells NBC.
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Saturday, January 30, 2016
Countering Clinton's Super PAC Loot, Sanders Campaign says, "Bernie Doesn’t Want Billionaires’ Money"
Sanders and Clinton campaigns agree in priniciple to four additional debates.
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Leaking Classified Info Not Such a Big Deal (Except When Whistleblowers Do It)
Defense Department says no demotion for General David Petraeus
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Thousands Mobilize in France Against 'Headlong Rush into Authoritarianism'
'It is urgent to clearly demonstrate our refusal of this obnoxious policy'
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Friday, January 29, 2016
Jerry Berrigan... Presente!: Late Peace Activist 'Joins' Drone Protest
Protest at drone base in upstate New York denounces "instruments of terror"
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Bernie Sanders Vows to Crack Down on Greedy Corporate Tax Dodgers
'In America today we are losing $100 billion in revenue every single year because large corporations are stashing their profits in the Cayman Islands and other offshore tax havens.'
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State Department to Withhold Clinton Emails Labeled 'Top Secret'
The Obama administration confirmed for the first time Friday that the emails contained the highest level of classification
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UN Experts Catalog Seemingly Endless List of Racial Discrimination in US
'Past injustices and crimes against African Americans need to be addressed with reparatory justice'
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In Besieged Middle East, Food Becomes Weapon of War
Despite international laws prohibiting the use of starvation against civilians, forces on all sides preventing aid from reaching blockaded towns in Syria, Yemen, and Iraq
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With Wages Still Unequal, Obama Issues Mandate to Combat Pay Gap
Despite laws on the books, the median woman in America working full-time throughout the year is still paid just 79 cents for every dollar earned by a man.
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Docs Reveal US Used Denmark for Rendition Flight Waiting to Kidnap Snowden
As U.S. was requesting countries apprehend and extradite whistleblower, Danish authorities gave OK for rendition craft
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Seizing on Establishment Panic, Sanders Sharpens Contrast with Clinton
'It is great to be against the war after you vote for the war. It is great to be for gay rights after you insult the entire gay community by supporting DOMA.'
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Spies in the Sky: Israeli Drone Feeds Hacked By British and American Intelligence
American and British intelligence secretly tapped into live video feeds from Israeli drones and fighter jets, monitoring military operations in Gaza, watching for a potential strike against Iran, and keeping tabs on the drone technology Israel exports around the world. Under a classified program...
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Corporate Crime Runs Rampant Thanks to 'Rigged' System: Elizabeth Warren
Report suggests 'some giant corporations—and their executives—have decided that following the law is merely optional'
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Thursday, January 28, 2016
While Flint Was Being Poisoned, State Workers "Quietly" Provided Water Coolers
Following release of new document and emails, Gov. Snyder told he must 'explain to the people of Flint why his administration trucked water into a state building while allowing residents to drink unsafe water'
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Sorry, Public, You're Entirely Blocked From Hearing on Surveillance Program
Groups demand House committee lift 'excessive secrecy' for hearing on surveillance law
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FCC Finally Drags Political Ad Transparency Into 21st Century
While there's more to do, unanimous vote will help expose "vital information about who's seeking to influence our elections."
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Big Win for Rooftop Solar as California Vote Boosts Clean Energy
State utilities commission passes incentives program despite efforts by private companies to make it more expensive
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Sanders Calls Out WaPo 'Geniuses' for Epic Failures on Iraq, Economic Meltdown
Campaign's success 'merely proves that many progressives like being told everything they want to hear,' editorial states
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On Climate Questions, Only One Candidate Has All the Right Answers
On issues ranging from Arctic drilling to fossil fuel divestment to fracking to #ExxonKnew, Bernie Sanders' positions align with climate movement
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WHO Warns of 'Explosively Spreading' Zika Virus
Agency will meet to determine if the outbreak, which has gone from 'a mild threat to one of alarming proportions,' should be treated as 'global emergency'
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As Clinton Attends Investor Gala, Sanders Tells Iowans, "I'd Rather Be Here With You"
Events like the one Clinton attended Wednesday night "are exactly why it feels like American democracy is livin' on a prayer these days," writes columnist.
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
People of Flint Call for Pro-Democracy Revolt to Save Their Poisoned City
Residents and advocacy organizations are seeking outside intervention, and a complete overhaul of the state government
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French Minister Resigns Rather Than Stamp Draconian Anti-Terror Law
Draconian constitutional changes included stripping convicted terrorists of their French nationality
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Josh Fox on His New Doc "How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change"
As 2015 goes down as the world’s hottest year on record and the East Coast continues to dig out from one of its worst snowstorms in history, we look at the new documentary by Josh Fox. In "How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change," Fox travels the globe, from New York...
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With Writing on Wall for Fossil Fuels, Renewables 'Poised for Take-Off'
UN Secretary General calls on global investors 'to build on the strong momentum from Paris and seize the opportunities for clean energy growth '
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Profits Over Rights as UK Sells Spy Gear to Repressive Regimes
'What’s needed is that human rights considerations take precedence over financial incentives and security relationships.'
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Politics of Fear Devouring Human Rights Worldwide
New Human Rights Watch report details escalating crises and the rollback of human rights around the world
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Huge Crowds, Surging Polls for Sanders as 'Revolution' Revs Engine Ahead of Iowa
With wall-to-wall crowds, climbing poll numbers, and a wave of critical new endorsements, Bernie Sanders is riding high.
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No Endorsement Yet, But Plenty of Clues from Sen. Elizabeth Warren
In speech lambasting big money in politics, 'Warren came as close as she has—or perhaps will—come to officially endorsing Sanders.'
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One Killed, Eight Arrested During Bid to End Militant Occupation in Oregon
Worries mount as affiliates of the group issue calls for sympathizers to head to the area
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016
As Sanders Slams Wall Street Elite, Clinton Ditches Iowa To Fetch Their Checks
With less than one week before nation's first votes are cast in Iowa, a key contrast remains hard to ignore
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'Dystopian Future': Women Warned Against Pregnancy As Zika Spreads
Study suggests Zika virus could eventually reach regions of the United States 'in which 60 percent of our population lives,' says director of NIH
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Will Canada's New 'Climate Test' for Pipelines Have Sharp Enough Teeth?
As pipeline approval process faces overhaul, new federal audit shows "systemic" failings within Canada's National Energy Board
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Stuck on the Brink, Doomsday Clock Leaves Humanity 3 Minutes to Midnight
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists express 'dismay' that 'world leaders continue to fail to focus their efforts and the world's attention on reducing the extreme danger posed by nuclear weapons and climate change.'
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Sanders Puts Block on Obama's Big Pharma Nominee for FDA
'We need someone who will work to substantially lower drug prices, implement rules to safely import brand-name drugs from Canada and hold companies accountable who defraud our government.'
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'Morally Horrible' Law Lets Denmark Take Refugees' Valuables in Exchange for Asylum
"They are fleeing from war and how do we treat them? We take their jewellery."
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'An Affront to Our Humanity': Obama Bans Solitary for Children
In op-ed for Washington Post , president outlines new measures to curb use of isolation in federal prisons
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Posted Outside White House For Decades, Most Dedicated Protester in US History Dies
Concepcion Picciotto's demonstration said to be the longest-running act of political protest in US history
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Flint All Over Again? Lead Poisoning Scandal Strikes Ohio Town
State Environmental Protection Agency has asked the U.S. EPA to open a criminal investigation into what occurred in Sebring
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Monday, January 25, 2016
Grand Jury Clears Planned Parenthood; Indicts Fake Tape Activists Instead
Disrict Attorney: "We must go where the evidence leads us"
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With Parole Ruling, Supreme Court Says 'All Children Possess Capacity for Change'
'Bold' decision may chart the way for overhaul of criminal justice system, human rights advocate says
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Pentagon Asks Psychologists to Reconsider Torture Ban, Argues 'You Never Know...'
Following a damning investigation into the group's complicity in US torture, the American Psychological Association demanded the government remove military psychologists from interrogations
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'Great Day for Clean Energy' as Supreme Court Gives Renewables a Boost
SCOTUS upholds rule meant to incentivize electricity conservation and idle dirty fossil fuel power plants normally used during periods of high demand
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Rapid, Affordable Energy Revolution is Possible, Says New Report
Wind and solar can compete against fossil fuel energy sources, especially with key infrastructure upgrades
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Backing Bernie's Boldness, South Carolina Lawmaker Flips on Clinton
Hillary Clinton represents 'status quo,' says Justin Bamberg, who is representing the family of Walter Scott, a black man shot and killed last year by a police officer
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Five Years After Tahrir Square, Egypt's Police State Worse Than Ever
Intent on suppressing any protests marking Arab Spring anniversary, al-Sisi government oversaw widespread raids and disappearances
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Voting Rights Now Inspiring Mobilization 'Like Never Before,' NC Voter ID Law Goes on Trial
'We see this as a fundamental attack on our democracy which we are fighting with everything we have,' says the Rev. William Barber
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New Report Issues Dire Carbon Warning: Keep It in the Ground—or Else
Report examines carbon risk of fossil fuel deposits that could push world past agreed-upon 2°C climate threshold—and efforts to keep them untapped
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Sunday, January 24, 2016
Bernie vs. Billionaires: Unafraid of Bloomberg and Would 'Beat Trump Badly'
"There would be nothing more in this world that I would like than to take on Donald Trump," said Sanders on Sunday. "We would beat him, and we would beat him badly."
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For 'Opening Their Hearts' to Refugees, Greek Islanders Inspire Worldwide
'For their compassion and courage, for treating those in danger with humanity, and for setting an example for the rest of the world to follow, we citizens from around the world, nominate these brave women and men for a Nobel Peace Prize.'
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Monster Blizzard Dumps Record Snow Across US East Coast
A 'top ten snowstorm,' says one expert as at least 19 people killed and some of nation's largest cities effectively shutdown
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Saturday, January 23, 2016
Not-So-Subtle Establishment Threat? Bloomberg Hints at Presidential Run
Former New York City mayor indicates willingness to spend "at least $1 billion"... especially if Sanders bumps Clinton
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Survivor of US Drone Attack: Obama Belongs on List of World's Tyrants
'I am the living example of what drones are,' says Pakistani who was just a boy when U.S. missile struck his family's home
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Haitian Elections Cancelled As Popular Dissent Against Ruling Party Intensifies
'If Haiti is to continue on its admittedly vexing path toward a real democracy... such utter contempt for the will of the Haitian people must end.'
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Noam Chomsky's First Campaign Contribution Was To Bernie Sanders
Online FEC records dating back to 1997 show he's given to just two candidates.
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Following Outcry, 'Sweeping' Reforms Announced to Expand Oscars Diversity
'You can change the Academy,' says one award-winning artist, 'but if there are no black films being produced, what is there to vote for?'
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Against Growing Authoritarian Threat of Far-Right, Massive Marches in Poland
"We want to preserve our democracy and our freedom," said one demonstration organizer
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Hillary Clinton Laughs When Asked if She Will Release Transcripts of Her Goldman Sachs Speeches
According to accounts of those in attendance at one such speech, Clinton reassured the crowd that banker-bashing was unproductive and foolish
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Friday, January 22, 2016
Rejecting Snyder's Claim, Experts Say Poisoning of Flint Blatant Racial Injustice
Meanwhile, research suggests Flint crisis 'is not an isolated incident of poor public policies endangering the health of residents living in economically distressed communities.'
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Debating 'Medicare for All' System Is Good for Nation's Health, say Doctors
'Single-payer is the only health reform that pays for itself'
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As Opposition Builds, is Energy East Tar Sands Pipeline 'Dead in the Water'?
Of Energy East, Montreal mayor says: "Let's call a spade a spade: It's a bad project."
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Department of Education Promises New Transparency on Title IX Exemptions
Government announces it will launch a searchable database so students and parents can see which schools do not provide sex and gender protections
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Sanders Campaign Strikes Back at Clinton 'Mudslinger' for Attack on New Ad
Citing one of the strongest civil rights records in Congress, his campaign says Sanders "doesn’t need lectures on racial issues" from recovering "right-wing extremist" David Brock
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17 Children Among 43 Dead After Latest Boat of Refugees Capsizes Off Greek Coast
'Instead of focusing on building fences and tightening border controls,' declares NGO spokesperson, 'we are calling on European leaders to take action to ensure no more children lose their lives senselessly.'
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'Huge Victory': Walmart Illegally Fired Striking Workers, Judge Rules
Retail giant fired 16 workers who participated in 'Ride for Respect' strike in Arkansas in 2013
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Porter Ranch 'Climate Disaster' Shows Need for National Fracking Ban: Sanders
California's methane-spewing well ' symptomatic of a larger, more systemic problem of the oil and gas industry,' says environmentalist
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Bernie Sanders Gets Group Endorsements When Members Decide; Hillary Clinton When Leaders Decide
When it comes to what the word "Establishment" means, there is a pattern worth noting
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Thursday, January 21, 2016
Lifted by Bold Stances on Economy and Healthcare, Sanders Takes Solid Iowa Lead
With nations first caucus less than two weeks away, poll shows Sanders making gains for strong proposals like Medicare for All and holding Wall Street accountable
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Fueled by 'Austerity Agenda,' Gov. Plans for State Takeover of Chicago Public Schools
Critic sees plan as 'a blatant attempt to use bankruptcy laws as a pretext to reward friends and punish enemies.'
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IMF's Prescription for Europe: Exploit Refugees with Low Wages
Economist calls IMF 'the sancta sanctorum of neoclassical/neoliberal thinking.'
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Six Years After Citizens United, Call to 'Reclaim Democracy' Louder than Ever
Reformers are hopeful President Barack Obama will issue an executive order requiring current government contractors to disclose their political contributions
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To Create 'Better World Than This,' New Alliance Targets Destructive Inequality
Joint statement calls for 'ending this great divide'
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Skewed Courts Team Up with Debt Predators to Screw Nation's Poor
'Rubber stamping debt buyer suits threatens the rights of poor people and ultimately undermines the basic integrity of the courts.'
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What Snyder Knew: Flint Email Dump Shows Attempts to Shift the Blame
As far back as February 2015, the governor's administration was informed of issues with Flint's water
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'In the Name of Our Shared Humanity,' Groups Say Conflict in Syria Must End
International aid groups and UN agencies release letter outlining steps governments can take to end suffering 'endured by millions'
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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Reprieve for Amazon as Controversial Dam Gets Setback
Operating suspension issued for Belo Monte Dam in Brazil
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As Obama Visits City, Teacher Sick-Outs Shutter Nearly All Detroit Public Schools
"As the city celebrates this 'ultra-luxury' automobile event, Detroit’s public schools are in a state of crisis," says Detroit Federation of Teachers
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Groups to FCC: Protect Privacy Rights, Block Internet Gatekeepers' Data Collection
Potential surveillance by broadband providers 'can create a chilling effect on speech'
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Birders, Green Groups, Defenders of Public Lands Unite, Tell Bundy Militants to 'Go Home'
Hundreds showed up at demonstrations across the northwest while others have been camped out in counterprotest for weeks
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With Faith in Regulators at 'All Time Low,' Canadians Ask Trudeau: 'Where Are You?'
Groups charge that the NEB—packed with fossil fuels executives appointed by Stephen Harper—makes no effort to meaningfully involve members of the public.
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UN Human Rights Experts Blast France's "Excessive and Disproportionate" Cuts to Freedoms
Provisions imposed following last year's terrorist attacks must be amended 'to ensure they comply with international human rights law,' experts state.
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2015 Officially the Hottest Year on Record
"It's getting to the point where breaking record is the norm."
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Just Who Exactly Benefits Most from the Global Giving of Billionaires Like Bill Gates?
Is the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation promoting the interests of multinational corporations at the expense of social and economic justice?
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Despite 'Blood on His Hands,' Snyder Says He's Very, Very Sorry
Ignoring calls to resign, Michigan governor said he will release emails related to water crisis
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This is "Big": California Taking On ExxonMobil's Climate Cover-Up
Attorney General's investigation reportedly "casting a wide net and looking at a variety of issues."
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With Doors Painted Red, Asylum Seekers Face Threats in UK
G4S subcontractor reportedly enforced policy of keeping asylum seekers' doors red
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Report Warns that Plastics Will Soon Outweigh Fish in World's Oceans
At this rate, plastics production will account for 20 percent of total oil consumption and 15 percent of the global annual carbon budget by 2050.
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HRW Issues Groundbreaking Call to Shut Down Israeli Settlement Businesses
'The only way for businesses to comply with their own human rights responsibilities is to stop working with and in Israeli settlements.'
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'Nothing About Us Without Us': As Clean Power Plans Rolls Out, Climate Activists Rally
Climate Justice Alliance organizes actions in 10 cities to call attention to community-based solutions to clean energy future
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Facing Calls to Resign and a Pile of Lawsuits, Snyder to Address Flint Crisis
Protests are planned to take place outside Michigan governor's residence during Tuesday evening's State of the State speech
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Advocates Hopeful Supreme Court Will Reject 'Extremist' Attack on Immigration
Court will rule on Obama's executive actions as immigration increasingly returns as hot-button campaign issue
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Baghdad Kidnappings: Were American Civilians Working for US Defense Giant on ‘Critical’ Iraq Special Forces Program?
Two of three missing US civilians kidnapped by Shiite militia forces in Baghdad at the weekend are believed to have been working on a “critical” multimillion dollar deal to train Iraq’s counter-terrorism forces in the fight against the so-called Islamic State. The Bureau has learned that a contract...
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Thousands Turn Out for 'Political Revolution' Rally in Conservative Stronghold Alabama
'To truly honor the life of Dr. King, we must fight to carry out his radical and bold vision for America,' Sen. Bernie Sanders told the overflow crowd of 7,000.
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In Landmark Ruling, UK Court Affirms "Journalism Isn't Terrorism"
Court rules in favor of David Miranda, detained for nine hours at Heathrow airport in 2013 while transporting journalist documents on NSA revelations
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Profiting from Misery: Are Human Rights Abuses Powering Your Smart Phone?
Amnesty traces the sale of cobalt, used in batteries for cell phones and electric cars, from mines where children work in 'perilous conditions'
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Monday, January 18, 2016
With Populist Agenda Resonating, Will Black Voters Surge for Sanders?
Killer Mike told reporters that the mood on the streets has changed: "Neighbors that were telling me 90 days ago, 'I don't have a choice but to vote for Hillary' are now putting Sanders signs in their yard."
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Deep Ocean Warming Happening at 'Alarming' and Increasingly Rapid Rate
New study reveals ocean levels below 700 meters have already been affected by rising greenhouse gases
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'Crafted By and For Big Business': TTIP Under Fire Across Europe
'TTIP is a bonanza for big business, but a nightmare for everyone else,' says War on Want
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