Snowden's Actions Overwhelmingly Vindicated by Presidential Speech

Though President Obama expressed no appreciation for the actions of 30-year-old Edward Snowden during his speech on his NSA reforms on Friday, those who support the former NSA contractor turned whistleblower say the speech itself was all the necessary evidence needed to establish his vindication. As McClatchy reports: SCROLL TO CONTINUE WITH CONTENT Click Here: […]

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Snowden Gets Nobel Peace Prize Nomination for 'Contributing to More Peaceful World Order'

Two Norwegian lawmakers announced Wednesday their nomination of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize for his actions that “contributed to a more stable and peaceful world order.” The members of Parliament submitting the nomination days ahead of the February 1 deadline are Bård Vegar Solhjell and Snorre Valen, members of the Socialist […]

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Tens of Thousands in “Mass Moral March”

Tens of thousands of people are marching through downtown Raleigh, North Carolina Saturday in what organizers describe as a “Mass Moral March” to push back against rightwing legislation. The march, also known as the ‘Historic Thousands on Jones Street’, or HKonJ, was organized by the NAACP and its NC president, the Rev. William J. Barber. […]

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Oil Giant: 'Assess' Climate Risks? OK; 'Leave It In the Ground?' Never

WASHINGTON – As the international community and the U.S. government place a heightened emphasis on reducing carbon emissions as a way to combat global climate change, shareholders have convinced the oil-and gas giant ExxonMobil to publicly disclose the risk that strengthened regulation could pose to its profits. The Texas-based company announced its intentions last week […]

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Critics Blast DOE Nuke Loan as Championing 'Technological Albatross'

The U.S. Department of Energy Wednesday announced their approval of a $6.5 billion federal loan to fund the construction of two reactors at the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating nuclear site in Waynesboro, Georgia, which critics say further cements the Obama administration’s allegiance to a dying and dangerous industry. The Vogtle plant is the first […]

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Suspected US Drone Strikes Pound Yemen

Suspected U.S. drone strikes pounded Yemen early this week, killing at least four people. Two people were killed in a suspected U.S. drone strike in the town of Shebwan, in Yemen’s central province of Marib, according to Yemen Times. An anonymous Yemeni interior ministry official told Xinhua that two men attending sheep near the drone […]

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The Snowden Effect: Obama, Lawmakers Propose End to NSA Bulk Spying

Privacy advocates and NSA critics are in no way jumping for joy, but news that both the Obama administration and lawmakers in Congress are circulating new proposals for ending the bulk collection of U.S. phone data has some nodding cautious approval as others point out that the proposals are an acknowledgement that the NSA has […]

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WWE SmackDown airing on FS1 next week due to World Series

Due to a conflict with the World Series, SmackDown will be airing on FS1 next Friday (October 23). WWE officially announced during SmackDown tonight that SmackDown is making a one-week-only shift to FS1 for next week’s episode. The show will air in its normal 8-10 p.m. Eastern time slot. Game three of this year’s World […]

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Dear Humanity, Time Is Running Out

The next chapter of the UN climate panel’s scientific report on global warming is due out next week in Berlin, but a draft of the document seen by the Reuters news agency reveals that the main message for humanity and society is simply this: time is running out. According to Reuters: This third chapter of […]

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