Archives for General News

June 2013

Sunday, June 30:

Arizona Forestry spokesman says 19 firefighters die battling fast-moving wildfire (2 comments)

EU confronts U.S. over surveillance reports

Washington Post releases four new slides from NSA's Prism presentation

The Bushes' Court

Russia's refusal to expel Snowden "slap in the face to America" : McCain (2 comments)

Iron County Residents Urged to Protect Themselves from Possible GTAC Mining Abuses by Former Wisconsin DNR Head (1 comments)

Taking Outsize Role in Syria, Qatar Funnels Arms to Rebels

U.S. approves a horse slaughterhouse, sees two more plants

Biden/Obama full-court press on Snowden is a bad joke: The Real Traitors to America are in Washington and New York (1 comments)

Saturday, June 29:

Pushback Against Privatization Across the Country (1 comments)

Ecuador's Correa says Biden asked him to deny Edward Snowden asylum

Mary Wentworth: How Food Aid Impacted Haiti (7 comments)

If It's All Kosher, Why Lie About Spying?

The Crime of Alleviating Poverty -- A Local Community Currency Battles the Central Bank of Kenya (2 comments)

Greenwald: Every Phone Call is Recorded and Stored-- A Globalized System Designed to Destroy Privacy, includes video (11 comments)

Franklin P. Lamb: White House threatens aid cut-off if Palestine joins the ICC

New Jersey's Christie vetoes Medicaid expansion bill

Friday, June 28:

American dies in Egypt protests as country begins days of unrest over Morsi's rule

Restricted web access to The Guardian is Armywide, officials say

Signs of Cracks Within? (1 comments)

Dynamic Taiwanese Animation about Wendy Davis’ filibuster (1 comments)

In 7 Minutes, for $56, a Woman with No Firearm Training Got a Gun On Her Hip (15 comments)

US Army blocks internet access to the Guardian (1 comments)

Big Lie: America Doesn't Have #1 Richest Middle-Class in the World... We're Ranked 27th! (1 comments)

Thursday, June 27:

Company allegedly misled government about security clearance checks (1 comments)

Artists, Activists Unite at Bradley Manning Trial

Rick Perry Revives Abortion Bill, Sets Up a Bigger Showdown with Wendy Davis (1 comments)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev indicted in Boston Marathon bombing

FBI Knew of Plot to Execute Occupy Activists but Did Nothing (5 comments)

Senate approves massive immigration bill

Ecuador Scraps Trade Pact Over U.S. Threats in Snowden Case (1 comments)

Revolt in Turkey: Interview with Turkish Marxist Dogan Fennibay | Socialist Organizer

Obama, On Snowden: "I'm Not Going To Be Scrambling Jets To Get A 29-Year-Old Hacker"

Todd Gitlin, Are "Intelligence" and Instigation Running Riot?

JillSimpson JimSimpson: Black Hat Versus White Hat: The Other Side Of The Snowden/Hastings/Barrett Brown Cases (1 comments)

Bob Inglis: Conservatives Have A Climate Solution (1 comments)

Snowden at Moscow Airport, No Aeroflot Flight Booked for Days

Wednesday, June 26:

Watch: Nancy Pelosi's Awesome Reaction To Michele Bachmann DOMA Statement: "Who Cares?"

As US delays Keystone XL, Albertans ask "What's the holdup, eh?"

Same-sex marriage victory creates new challenges (1 comments)

Rick Perry calls special session to pass Texas abortion bill blocked by filibuster

Shamai Leibowitz, Once Jailed Victim of Obama's War on Whistleblowers: Snowden a "Man of Conscience'

White House Tells Putin: "Expel Mr. Snowden Without Delay"

Whistleblowing Affects Everyone: Annual Conference July 29-31, 2013

Obama takes on power plants as part of new climate plan (1 comments)

The United States of ALEC: A Followup Report (4 comments)

Tuesday, June 25:

Bombshell: Government's "Insider Threat Program" Obligates Federal Workers to Spy on Their Colleagues

Taliban attack CIA compound in latest Afghanistan violence

Democrat Wins Massachusetts Senate Seat

Ku Klux Kourt kills King's Dream Law: Replaces Voting Rights Act with Katherine Harris Act (1 comments)

Paul Ryan Rips Obama On Edward Snowden (2 comments)

Supreme Court guts key part of landmark Voting Rights Act

OPINION: Pro-industry amendments lard up Missouri insurance legislation

Death of Meat Inspector Highlights Conditions at Nation's Slaughterhouses

50,000 Bees killed by pesticide Safari in parking lot (1 comments)

Rebecca Solnit, How to Act Like a Billionaire

Medicare Uncovered: Cost cutting? We can't have that!

Twelve Steps to Danger: How Alcoholics Anonymous Can Be a Playground for Violence-Prone Members

Cheney: Lawmakers favored secrecy on surveillance

Monday, June 24:

Rumor: Immigration bill would grant legal status to 'climate-change refugees' (1 comments)

Silicon Valley Has Long Had Ties to U.S. Military and Intelligence Agencies

Silvio Berlusconi found guilty of paying for sex with underage prostitute

In Debate Over Military Sexual Assault, Men Are Overlooked Victims

About the war in Afghanistan, from "The Operators" by Michael Hastings (2 comments)

Chip Ward, Rewilding the West

"I need to get off the radar" - Hastings email (4 comments)

Sunday, June 23:

Nelson Mandela now in critical condition

Snowden's escape: China, Hong Kong and Russia Foil US Attempt to Silence NSA Whistleblower (2 comments)

Why the City of Miami Is Doomed to Drown

Apartheid at NYU? Prof. Michael Rectenwald Is Afraid So - Part 2 (9 comments)

Yes Magazine: From Housing to Health Care, 7 Co-ops That Are Changing Our Economy

West obsessed with Iran regional influence

US politicians issue warning to Russia as Edward Snowden arrives in Moscow

Edward Snowden "arrives in Moscow"

ALIENS wish to discuss Chinese GREAT DEBT BALL Size, Scale & Speed of DEBT!

Breaking: Edward Snowden Has Flown to Moscow (25 comments)

Obama to lay out climate change plan in speech on Tuesday

Snowden spy row grows as US is accused of hacking China (1 comments)

Saturday, June 22:

Former Enron CEO Skilling's sentence cut to 14 years

Obama's Watergate?

U.S. seeks Snowden's extradition, urges Hong Kong to act quickly (2 comments)

American Activists Praise NDC, Protest US Foreign Policy

Friday, June 21:

Snowden Charged in Leaks on N.S.A. Surveillance

San Francisco's urban farmers join battle for green space, invoking Istanbul

Official: Water complaints could be "act of terrorism" (4 comments)

EPA Now Won't Finalize Its Study That Showed Fracking May Have Contaminated Groundwater

A Little Arsenic Never Hurt Anyone Says US Chicken Industry

UK regulator to Google: Delete Street View data -- or else

Anthony Weiner apologizes after woman uses gay slur in his presence

U.S. border 'surge' would place agent every 1,000 feet (1 comments)

Arizona's Doce Fire Grows to over 6300 acres Thurs. Update: Fri. 8 am

Energy From Thorium: Top 10 Attributes (4 comments)

Palestinian Children Used as Human Shields by Israeli Forces -- United Nations (1 comments)

Thursday, June 20:

Contractor responsible for Snowden's security clearance investigated for inadequate background checks | McClatchy

Apartheid at NYU? Prof. Michael Rectenwald Is Afraid So (1 comments)

Obama's crackdown views leaks as aiding enemies of U.S.

TPP--Perhaps the MOST Important Secret Assault on Our Freedoms (2 comments)

Drought-Plagued Midland, Texas, Is Running Out of Water (1 comments)

Bipartisan Hemp Amendment Passes House Over DEA Objections (1 comments)

The missing villain in the healthcare drama (4 comments)

Only Elizabeth Warren & 3 Other Dems Oppose Obama's TPP Secrecy Supporting Nominee for Trade Representative (9 comments)

U.S. slow to deliver promised aid to Syrian rebels (1 comments)

US races to mollify Hamid Karzai over plans for peace talks with Taliban

Amy Fried, Ph.D.: WHO: 1 in 3 women experience physical or sexual violence (2 comments)

Pepe Escobar, The Tao of Containing China (1 comments)

*A Climate Change Compendium (2 comments)

My First Arrest, Plus 50 Years

Wednesday, June 19:

As Chairman Ben Bernanke clarifies Fed's moves, markets freak (1 comments)

A New Moderate "American Party" Is Forming (7 comments)

Four U.S. service members killed at Bagram Air Base

Untangling Obamacare: What's behind the rate increases? (8 comments)

Protesters Rally Against Gitmo At US Embassy In Yemen (PHOTOS)

Tuesday, June 18:

House OKs 20-week abortion bill

Battling Injustice: the BOP and Corrupt Judges (6 comments)

Michael Hastings Dead at 33 (13 comments)

An Outbreak of Sanity (2 comments)

Prescott AZ Wildfire Engulfs 5000 Acres (Update 11 pm PDT)

Assange will not leave Ecuador embassy even if Sweden drops extradition bid

Obama in Berlin: Tearing Down Trade Walls with the US President

NSA head: Surveillance helped thwart more than 50 terror plots (3 comments)

Secret Government in Vermont is Bi-partisan


Nick Turse, Blowback Central

Great March for Climate Action (2 comments)

It's Not Health Insurance. It's Bankruptcy Insurance (3 comments)

Monday, June 17:

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad summoned to criminal court (1 comments)

Edward Snowden: US government has destroyed any chance of a fair trial

Supreme Court: Arizona Citizenship Proof Law Illegal

Tom Engelhardt, You Are Our Secret

OEN editor wins major journalism awards (6 comments)

Ecuadorean minister arrives in UK to discuss future of Julian Assange (1 comments)

Blood on your hands: Vladimir Putin's attack on Prime Minister David Cameron ahead of G8 talks on Syria

Sunday, June 16:

State photo-ID databases become troves for police (2 comments)

Dick Cheney To Chris Wallace: "Traitor' Snowden Possibly Had Chinese Connection Before Leaking Info (1 comments)

After Profits, Defense Firm Faces Pitfalls of Cybersecurity -

Healthcare Exchange Watch: Ohio's Phony Tale About Rising Premiums (6 comments)

Transcript: Jeremy Scahill-- Obama's Legacy; to legitimize assassination as an essential Component of US foreign Policy (8 comments)

Saturday, June 15:

Al Gore: NSA's Secret Surveillance Program "Not Really The American Way"

Iran Moderate Wins Presidency

Military Judge Runs A Shell Game (2 comments)

Major Push to End Sexual Assault Epidemic in Military Turned Back in Senate

Ron Paul rips Obama on Syria war escalation

Gun-Happy Illinois Officials Take Law into Their Own Hands (4 comments)

Heavy Pressure Led to Decision

Sources: US to send small arms, ammo to Syrian rebels - (1 comments)

Friday, June 14:

House votes to block Obama plan to close Guantanamo

Syria and Russia slam US over weapons charge

An Occupier for Congress (2 comments)

One Sharp Health Care Experience: Uncoordinated, Sub-Standard, and Ultimately Tragic (7 comments)

U.S. faces challenges trying to charge Edward Snowden

60 Million People in the U.S. Negatively Affected By Someone Else's Pathology (Think Sociopaths and Psychopaths) (10 comments)

1 dead, 77 injured in explosion at Louisiana chemical plant; cause unknown - The Washington Post

New Report Finds Fracking Poses Health Risks to Pregnant Women and Children

Snowden's Gambit: Expose NSA Domestic Spying Operation, Hold Global Spying Program in Reserve (1 comments)

Derivatives Are Weapons Of Slow Economic Destruction: Study (1 comments)

Syria Awaits U.S. Intervention

Americans' Confidence in Congress Falls to Lowest on Record

Rubio Says It Should Be Legal To Fire Someone For Being Gay (3 comments)

Ultra-Orthodox Jews In Israel Face Reform Drive As Haredim Resist Rapid Change (1 comments)

The Drone Ranger: Obama's Dirty Wars (1 comments)

Thursday, June 13:

Bill Clinton: Obama May Look Like A "Wuss" Over Syria

Undercover CIA agent sues agency over stalled probe of alleged war crimes

Syria regime used chemical weapons against rebels, US officials say

Supreme Court says genes can't be patented; patient advocates and researchers cheer

Rubio: "I'm Done" With Immigration Reform If Bill Includes LGBT Protections

Bill Clinton cautions Obama: Beware looking like a "total wuss" and "total fool"

Mandela and Snowden: Heroes With More In Common Than We Know (3 comments)

Supreme Court UNANIMOUSLY Says Human Genes Are Not Patentable (5 comments)

Ethylene Plant Explosion in Louisiana: 30 or more injured

Embracing Bottom Up As a "Value" My talk at the Public Banking Institute's Conference (4 comments)

Rebecca Solnit, The Art of Not Knowing Where You Are

Wednesday, June 12:

Dark Money Politics -- Tom Edsall

GOP Rep. Peter King To Anderson Cooper: Journalists Should Be Punished For Exposing Classified Info (1 comments)

GOP's Peter King Wants Glenn Greenwald Arrested

A Measure to Curb Sexual Assault in Military to Be Cut From Bill

Taliban bomber in Kabul kills 17 at Supreme Court

Israel hasn't given up on persuading Russia not to send air defense system to Syria | McClatchy

Whistle-blower Edward Snowden tells SCMP: "Let Hong Kong people decide my fate"

U.S. Army Court Martials Constitution

Steven Brill's Blockbuster Article "Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us" -- the aftereffects (2 comments)

New layer of secrecy at Guantanamo court

Tuesday, June 11:

Pundits vs. Edward Snowden (6 comments)

German Press: US Spying Program Attacks Basic Civil Rights

Bomb hoaxes hit Princeton, Ga. Capitol, Va. airport

A Rare Bipartisan Idea to Improve Medicaid and Save Money

Sloppy Joe's Bar Recovers Its Splendor

San Francisco Trans March to honor Bradley Manning at opening of PRIDE 2013

Conservative economists back Obama's nominee for chief economic adviser (1 comments)

A.C.L.U. Files Suit Over Phone Surveillance Program

Edward Snowden: Russia offers to consider asylum request

The CIA Dagestan, Chechnya, Tsarnaev Nexus (8 comments)

Chase Madar: Bradley Manning vs. SEAL Team 6 (1 comments)

Fracking and Big Oil Come to Florida's Everglades (9 comments)

Monday, June 10:

Government holds high-level meetings on Syria, including on arming rebels | Reuters

Anonymous Hacker Deric Lostutter Raided (5 comments)

Abdus-Sattar Ghazali: How the U.S. Uses Technology to Mine More Data More Quickly

Hundreds in government had advance word of Medicare action at heart of trading-spike probe - The Washington Post

How Long Will Equal Pay Take to Achieve? (2 comments)

Victoria Brittain: Miscarriages of Justice

Transcript II: 8.5 Million Sociopaths: interview with Psychiatrist Donald Black (5 comments)

Exclusive: U.S. finds long-lost diary of top Nazi leader, Hitler aide

Sunday, June 9:

White House official, senators tour Guantanamo

Mike Rogers Attacks Glenn Greenwald For NSA Expose: "He Doesn't Have A Clue How This Thing Works" (1 comments)

Ted Cruz Saved Eric Holder?

6 Horrifying Things About Your Pork (2 comments)

Major General Michael T. Harrison Suspended

Afghanistan: three Americans and one Italian killed in separate attacks

Saturday, June 8:

Transcript: Psychopaths, Sociopaths and Anti-Social Personalities-- interview with Psychiatrist Donald Black (27 comments)

How the US Congress lost the plot on secrecy, surveillance and accountability

Direct tax

Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital in 'serious condition'

Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page deny knowledge of PRISM (1 comments)

Report Says IRS Approved Tax-Exempt Status For Twice as Many Conservative Groups as Liberal Groups | Mother Jones (1 comments)

Scott Walker Wisconsin Mining - Watching Scotty Grow, Continued (4 comments)

Franklin P. Lamb: US and Israel Lobby reel from Hezbollah al-Qusayr victory (1 comments)

Israel's Ultra-Orthodox Being Pushed to Fit In... and get a job (1 comments)

Friday, June 7:

Anti-Surveillance Activist Is at Center of New Leak (4 comments)

Chicago Shooting Sprees Remembered (3 comments)

Massive Grassroots Activism Victory: San Onofre Is Dead & So Is Nuclear Power (3 comments)

Come Carpentier de Gourdon: THE ASTANA GLOBAL ECONOMIC FORUM - A Review

Americans Held Hostage in the Global Jobs War by the Beltway Tax Cartel (1 comments)

Military rape survivor: I was drugged and raped, and didn't tell anyone

Thursday, June 6:

Looming food-stamp cuts split Democrats, anger anti-hunger groups

Koch Brothers Try to Pollute Clean Electricity Law in Maine Through Front Organizations

The $2.7 Trillion Medical Bill Colonoscopies Explain Why U.S. Leads the World in Health Expenditures (1 comments)

Putin divorce: President and wife say "their marriage is over"

U.S. intelligence mining data from nine U.S. Internet companies in broad secret program

Amy Fried, Ph.D.: Jury Acquits Texas Man for Murder of Escort Who Refused Sex (1 comments)

US secretly sends troops to Syria border

Guantanamo Bay hunger strike: quarter of inmates now being force-fed

Syrian Rebels Seize U.N. Border Post in Golan Heights

Christie Picks Jeffrey Chiesa to Be Interim Senator

Al Gore calls Obama administration's collection of phone records "obscenely outrageous"

Bayou Corne Sinkhole Disaster: 15-Acre-Wide Louisiana Sinkhole Swallows Berm

Residents Run From Risks as Bayou Corne Sinkhole's Protective Berm Sinks

RFK assassination: CBS News correspondent reveals her doctor-father's efforts to save Kennedy's life

Engelhardt: At World's End and Back Again

Debt Doom Cycle - Roosevelt Institute (1 comments)

The One Real Political Issue

Wednesday, June 5:

Without Mavericks Like Nat Hentoff, Age 88, Freedom Would Be a Word Without Content

*Swanson Terms Obama "Force for destruction" (1 comments)

You Have the Right to Remain the Grave: Is the FBI in the Execution Business? (2 comments)

Tom Donilon resigning as national security adviser; Susan Rice to replace him

January 1, 2014: What Will Working Your Way To ACA Implementation Look Like?

Tuesday, June 4:

NATO data: Assad winning the war for Syrians' hearts and minds

House GOP defense bill blocks Guantanamo closing

Deadly El Reno, Okla. tornado was widest ever measured on Earth, had nearly 300 mph winds

Berm Collapses at Expanding Bayou Corne Sinkhole (Update) (2 comments)

Military Calls Sexual Assault "Like A Cancer"

Christie Calls October Election for Lautenberg Seat

Sean Lenihan: Eating Poison: Food, Drugs and Health--BLITZ REVIEWS

Condoleezza Rice Pushes For Intervention In Syria On CBS: "U.S. Doesn't Have An Option Of No Action' (6 comments)

Noam Chomsky: The Eve of Destruction (4 comments)

Gomez, Markey to Square Off in First Debate (1 comments)

Boston Bomb Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Getting Financial Donations (2 comments)

Ex-Miss America Erika Harold to run for Congress

Lawyer: Manning Wanted to Enlighten US About War (1 comments)

HB 87 Means Disaster for Florida Homeowners (5 comments)

Monday, June 3:

DEA letters: Is this how the feds might fight state's marijuana market | The Pot Blog - (2 comments)

U.S. publishes details of missile base Israel wanted kept secret (1 comments)

Air Force Admits F-35 Errors (1 comments)

IAEA concerned about finding nothing at Iran site after "clean-up"

GOP governors' endorsements of Medicaid expansion deepen rifts within party

Women in the Senate Confront the Military on Sex Assaults

Police & public explain why they surrendered their guns for $100 grocery cards (3 comments)

Egypt - The Next Revolution (4 comments)

Justices Say Police Can Take DNA Upon Arrest

Scarborough Rips Darrell Issa On Jay Carney Dig

US Senator Frank Lautenberg Has Died (1 comments)

Lewis Lapham: The Ocean as Desert

Public Banking-- A Major Answer to the Progressive Question of What to Do in the Face of Corporatization of America (48 comments)

Last Week in Poverty: Homeowners Take the Foreclosure Fight to the DOJ

Lee Fang; Mapping the Right Wing Cancer Metastasizing Throughout the States-- Part 1 (2 comments)

The things BP doesn't want you to know about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill (1 comments)

Chasing the Storm, but Hoping Not to Catch It

Sunday, June 2:

Wave of Unrest Spreads Across Turkey

*Grassroots Movement in Coconino County, Arizona (2 comments)

John McCain questions whether Eric Holder should remain attorney general (1 comments)

Matt Taibbi: Why Didn't the SEC Catch Madoff? It Might Have Been Policy Not To

What Angelina Jolie Didn't Tell You About Breast Cancer and That Gene

Judge orders Google to comply with FBI's secret NSL demands

PBS: Missing Context and Incomplete Reporting Mislead the Public About Disability and Social Security (1 comments)

Redefining Cancer Survivorship (2 comments)

Medea Benjamin Intvw Transcript, Part 2: How To Speak Out to Power, Including Presidents-- Tips, Advice, Strategies

Saturday, June 1:

Tar sands supporters suffer setback as British Columbia rejects pipeline

Mass Palestinian grave found in Tel Aviv (1 comments)

Julian Assange to receive visit from Ecuador's foreign minister

Louie Gohmert Fumes: If Not For John McCain "Benghazi Would Not Have Happened"

Temelin: Strategic Growth Project for Russian-Czech relations

European Union urges testing of U.S. wheat imports for unapproved strain

Husband of Vampire Diaries Actress Sharon Glass Quizzed by FBI over Obama and Bloomberg Ricin Letters


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