News for 2014-04-22

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] Harper Govt Shows Love for Tar Sands Pipeline, Not for Whales
Canada's Harper government has moved North Pacific humpback whales from the "threatened" list to a "species of special concern," a change that reduces protections for the marine mammals and could facilitate the approval of a tar sands pipeline. According to a document posted Saturday in the Canada...
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[title] Watch These Greenbees Take Direct Action
Join the «Greenbees» to save the bees and agriculture!
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[field_image_caption-raw] Judge Orders Disclosure of CIA Torture at "Black Sites"
A military judge has ordered the disclosure of never-revealed information detailing the experience at secret CIA "black sites." The defense team for Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri argued during pretrial motions at the Cuban prison that the Guantanamo detainee's time spent in secret CIA prisons—during...
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[title] 'Fierce Green Fire' Documentary Explores Environmental Movement’s Global Rise
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[field_image_caption-raw] US 'Silently' Stripping Open Net Protections
On the eve of an international forum on internet governance, efforts by the United States to strip protections for web freedom were exposed on Tuesday as activists blasted the global meet as a "farce," saying the internet is all of our "common good." As representatives from 80 countries headed to...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Corporate Colonialism': Protesters Slam TPP, US Military 'One-Two Punch'
As President Barack Obama prepares to embark on his fifth visit to the Asia-Pacific region, grassroots protests against U.S. efforts to ram through the Trans-Pacific trade deal and the U.S. military pivot to Asia are mounting on both sides of the Pacific. "People are saying we don't want more U.S...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Analysis: America's Middle Class Falters As Nation's Richest Rise
The income inequality gap between the wealthy and those considered to be lower- and middle class is skyrocketing in the U.S. compared to other countries historically known to be less affluent, according to a new analysis published Tuesday . The findings are based on a joint analysis conducted by...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Does Climate Apathy Hinge on 'Pervasive' American Stupidity?
Despite near-consensus by the scientific community that processes of global warming and natural selection are real, Americans continue to be skeptical, according to a new poll released Monday. Following its publication, Nobel Prize winning scientists said that the research highlights the "force" of...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Affirmative Action
Breaking... Check back for updates... The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the state of Michigan's ban on affirmative action.
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[title] Not Born Rich? Out of Luck
Chris Hayes sits down for an extended interview with French economist, Thomas Piketty to talk about his new book, dubbed ‘the most important’ economic writing of our decade.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Clapper's Intel 'Gag Order' an Assault on Press Freedoms: Critics
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has signed an order deisgned to further wall off the public's access to the work being done at the nation's various intelligence services by banning all "unauthorized" contact betweens agency officials and journalists and making violations of the new...
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