Archives for Февраль 2014

Journalists Hold Global Day Of Action For Detained Al Jazeera Staff

The journalists could face up to 15 years in prison for what many say was the simple act of reporting on the actions of the Egyptian state.

ALJ Journ

Journalists around the world took part in a global day of action Thursday in solidarity with a group of Al Jazeera journalists who have been imprisoned in Egypt, accused of terrorism, and scheduled to stand trial on March 5. The journalists could face up to 15 years in prison for what many say was the simple act of reporting on the actions of

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In Crimea, Pro-Russian Dissent Exposes Ukraine Complexities

Armed men storm parliament building as those opposed to ‘coup’ in Kiev raise their voice… and the stakes

Ukraine Protests

As ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has reportedly surfaced in Russia, Crimean residents opposed to his ouster and the interim government taking shape in the western capital city of Kiev are rising up in opposition to what they call a 'coup' orchestrated by anti-democratic elements, western interference, and neo-fascists. On Thursday

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Govt Spies Hacked Into Live Webcam Chats Of Millions

The British GCHQ spy agency—with possible assistance from its U.S. counterpart—built and maintained a program that allowed it to tap the live webcam chats of millions of internet users with no connection to criminal or national security investigations.

GCHQ

The latest documents leaked to journalists by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and published Thursday in the Guardian newspaper reveal that the British GCHQ spy agency—with possible assistance from its U.S. counterpart—built and maintained a program that allowed it to tap the live webcam chats of millions of internet users with no connection to

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Nuclear Dump Leak Raises Questions About Cleanup

Back-to-back accidents and an above-ground radiation release have shuttered the federal government’s only deep underground nuclear waste dump indefinitely, raising questions about a cornerstone of the Department of Energy’s $5-billion-a-year program for cleaning up legacy waste scattered across the country from decades of nuclear bomb making.

Nuke Dump Radiation

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — For 15 years the trucks have barreled past southeastern New Mexico's potash mines and seemingly endless fields of oil rigs, hauling decades worth of plutonium-contaminated waste to what is supposed to be a safe and final resting place a half mile underground in the salt beds of the Permian Basin. But back-to-back accidents

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Tea Party Insists It’s Alive And Kicking

Republican primaries this election year will be a crucial test for the movement as the GOP establishment has aggressively challenged tea party-backed candidates.

Ken Buck

WASHINGTON (AP) — The foot soldiers of the tea party movement dismiss the chatter about its demise and stand ready to use their unbending political force against both President Barack Obama and the Republican establishment this election year. The Tea Party Patriots, one of the major grass-roots groups, marked the fifth anniversary of the

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Democratic-led States Websites Get Health Law Fix

Although the new policy fix is available to any state, Republican governors basically defaulted to federal control of online sign-ups in their states.

Teresa Fryer

WASHINGTON (AP) — States that have experienced technical problems running their own health care enrollment websites are getting some help from the Obama administration. The administration quietly issued a health law fix Thursday to help those states. Several Democratic-led states, including Oregon, Maryland, Massachusetts and Hawaii, are still

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