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Sanders Slams GOP For Maneuvering to Slash Social Security and Medicare
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Economy, U.S., Social Security, US House, Bernie Sanders )

Judy
- 1 day ago - commondreams.org
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Friday slammed the GOP for jockeying to slash Social Security and Medicare in the next Congress, denouncing the plan as a "moral outrage."
As Four Afghan Men Released From Guantanamo, Calls to Free All Who Remain
World  (tags: World, Guantanamo, US Military, Afghanistan )

Judy
- 1 day ago - commondreams.org
Friday's repatriation means that 132 men--eight of them from Afghanistan--remain incarcerated in Guantanamo Bay without charges or fair trials.
EPA Will Not Declare Coal Ash A Hazardous Waste
Environment  (tags: environment, EPA, coal ash )

Judy
- 2 days ago - thinkprogress.org
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday issued its first-ever regulations on coal ash, a toxic byproduct of burning coal for power. But to environmentalists' chagrin, the agency declined to designate the substance as a hazardous waste.
How One Indigenous Woman Took On a Multinational Mining Corporation... And Won
Environment  (tags: World, Climate, Peru )

Judy
- 2 days ago - commondreams.org
Indigenous Peruvian farmworker Maxima Acuña de Chaupe withstood violent eviction attempts, beatings, and a legal battle to protect her land from being turned into an open-pit gold mine
Chevron Halts Arctic Drilling Plans 'Indefinitely'
Environment  (tags: Climate, Canada, Fossil Fuels, Arctic, Center for Biological Diversity, Greenpeace )

Judy
- 3 days ago - commondreams.org
Decision 'further proof that technical challenges of drilling in icy waters, where a spill is all but inevitable.'--Farrah Khan, Greenpeace Canada
CIA Analysis: 'High-Value Targeting' Had Limited Effect Against Taliban
World  (tags: U.S., CIA, Pentagon, Drones, NATO, Coalition, HVT, High Value Targeting, Wikileaks Report, al Qaeda, Taliban, Counterinsurgency, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia )

Judy
- 3 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Raids, drone strikes and other military operations designed to capture or kill "high-value targets" in the Taliban have had little overall effect...according to a 2009 CIA analysis newly released by Wikileaks.
Paul Wolfowitz and the Senate Torture Report
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Wolfowitz, Iraq War, Senate Report, Bush administration, intelligence, torture )

Judy
- 1 day ago - counterpunch.org
To me, the details in the Senate report concerning the abuse of often totally innocent people are less damning than the evidence that a key reason for the torture was to produce "intelligence" that could be used to build the case for war on Iraq.
Will Cuba Now Cash 55 Years' Worth of Guantanamo Rent Checks?
World  (tags: guantanamo, cuba, detainees, raul castro, obama administration, terrorism, primary sources )

Judy
- 3 days ago - news.vice.com
The US pays the Cuban government $4,085 annually in rent for the 45-square-mile naval base at Guantanamo Bay. Sort of.
Billion Dollar Surveillance Blimp to Launch Over Maryland
Science & Tech  (tags: blimps, surveillance, JLENS, army, radar, Raytheon )

Judy
- 3 days ago - firstlook.org
"There's something inherently suspect for the public to look up in the sky and see this surveillance device hanging there"
Where Is All the 'Missing' Plastic? At the Bottom of the Ocean, Study Finds
Environment  (tags: Oceans, Water, Pollution, Environment, Plastics )

Judy
- 4 days ago - commondreams.org
'The deep sea floor could be the ultimate resting ground for the products of our disposable society,' researcher says
 
 
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