All News Articles for 2016-08-23

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Held 14 Years Without Charge, CIA Torture 'Guinea Pig' Abu Zubaydah Asks for Freedom
Zubaydah was the CIA's first captive after 9/11 and was accused of being one of the highest ranking leaders of al Qaeda, though that claim has been officially recanted
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In Major Ruling, Grad Students Win Right to Unionize at Private Universities
Decision described as 'a huge milestone for graduate workers across the country!'
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Lawmakers, Peace Groups Team Up to Block 'Disturbing' US-Saudi Arms Deal
The deal was announced while Congress was in recess, giving them little time to debate it before the 30-day window closes, CODEPINK noted
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Louisiana Climate-Deniers Who Refused Sandy Victims Now Want Federal Flood Relief
Hypocrisy of lawmakers on display following disaster
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Gulf Residents Arrested Telling Obama: More Drilling Equals More Floods
Demonstration comes alongside new report that recommends against expanding offshore oil and gas leasing in the Gulf
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Officials Pull Water Supply as Dakota Access Protest Swells in Number and Spirit
Thousands join protest camp as supporters are holding a rally in Washington D.C. on Wednesday outside of Army Corps hearing
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UN Calls for 48-Hour Ceasefire So Aid Can Reach War-Ravaged Aleppo
Top relief officer at the United Nations calls situation in Syrian city the "apex of horror"
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Leading Doctor Calls Climate Change Gravest Health Threat of 21st Century
'When you cannot feed your children, you will do anything, even if it means going to war. This is the reality of climate change'
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"We now have to fight in the courts and at ballot box for every voter," says Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights president Wade Henderson, "and even our nation's best and most well-organized efforts will not meet the demand we're confronted with." (Photo: AFGE/flickr/cc) With Voting Rights at Risk Across US, International Monitors Called to Help
'A confluence of factors has made the right to vote more vulnerable to racial discrimination than at any time in recent history,' says civil rights coalition
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