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Pandora's Lunchbox: Pulling Back the Curtain On How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal 1.3.2013 Democracy Now!
We look deep inside the $1-trillion-a-year "processed food industrial complex" to examine how decades of food science have resulted in the cheapest, most addictive and most nutritionally inferior food in the world. The vitamins added back to this packaged and fast food -- which amounts to 70 percent of calories consumed in the United States -- come from nylon, sheep grease and petroleum. We are joined by longtime food reporter Melanie Warner, author of "Pandora's Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal." [Transcript to come. Check back soon.]
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Manning Reveals Why He Leaked Bombshell Docs 1.3.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
FORT MEADE, Md. -- After almost three years in custody, the Army private accused in the biggest leak of classified material in U.S. history said...
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Manning Pleads Guilty To Some Charges 28.2.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
FORT MEADE, Md. — An Army private charged in the biggest leak of classified material in U.S. history offered guilty pleas Thursday to 10 of...
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Headlines for February 28, 2013 28.2.2013 Democracy Now!
Senate to Vote on Sequester Proposals Ahead of Friday Deadline, Senate Confirms Jack Lew for Treasury, Senate Panel Delays Brennan Vote for 2nd Time, Hagel Takes Pentagon Helm After Confirmation Vote, Senate Judiciary Committee Weights Assault Weapons Ban, Newtown Father Appeals for Ban on Assault Rifles, U.S. Increases Aid to Syrian Rebels; Training Underway in Regional Country, Shell Delays Arctic Drilling After Setbacks, Bloomberg Super PAC Helps Defeat Pro-Gun Candidate in Illinois Primary, Judge Orders Release of Seattle Activists Jailed for Resisting Grand Jury Testimony, French Resistance Fighter Stéphane Hessel Dies at 95, Rosa Parks Statue Unveiled in Washington, D.C.
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A Racial Entitlement? Supreme Court Threatens Voting Rights Act, One of Civil Rights Era's Key Gains 28.2.2013 Democracy Now!
A Racial Entitlement? Supreme Court Threatens Voting Rights Act, One of Civil Rights Era's Key Gains
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Fascism in the Church: Ex-Priest On "The Pope's War," Clergy Abuse and Quelling Liberation Theology 28.2.2013 Democracy Now!
Fascism in the Church: Ex-Priest On "The Pope's War," Clergy Abuse and Quelling Liberation Theology
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After 40 Years in Solitary, Angola 3 Prisoner Albert Woodfox Ordered Freed for 3rd Time in Louisiana 28.2.2013 Democracy Now!
A federal judge has once again ordered the state of Louisiana to release Albert Woodfox, a former Black Panther who has spent more than 40 years in solitary confinement. Woodfox and Herman Wallace, another prisoner of the "Angola 3," were convicted of murdering a guard at Angola Prison. The Angola 3 and their supporters say they were framed for their political activism. On Tuesday, the same federal judge that ordered Woodfox’s release in 2008 again ruled Woodfox should be set free on the basis of racial discrimination in his retrial. It was the third time Woodfox’s conviction has been overturned, but prosecutors successfully reversed the two previous victories. The state is expected to appeal once again to keep Woodfox behind bars. We're joined by two guests: Robert King, the third member of the Angola 3, who was freed in 2001 after three decades behind bars; and Mwalimu Johnson, a longtime member of the Angola 3 support team. [Transcript to come. Check back soon.]
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Albert Woodfox’s 40 Years of Solitary Confinement 28.2.2013 Commondreams.org Views
Amy Goodman

Albert Woodfox has been in solitary confinement for 40 years, most of that time locked up in the notorious maximum-security Louisiana State Penitentiary known as “Angola.” This week, after his lawyers spent six years arguing that racial bias tainted the grand-jury selection in Woodfox’s prosecution, federal Judge James Brady, presiding in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, agreed. “Accordingly, Woodfox’s habeas relief is GRANTED,” ordered Brady, compelling the state of Louisiana to release Woodfox.

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Albert Woodfox's inhumane imprisonment in Angola continues 28.2.2013 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
February 28, 2013 Albert Woodfox has been in solitary confinement for 40 years, most of that time locked up in the notorious maximum-security Louisiana State Penitentiary known as "Angola." This week, after his lawyers spent six years arguing that racial bias tainted the grand-jury selection in Woodfox's prosecution, federal Judge James Brady, presiding in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, agreed. "Accordingly, Woodfox's habeas relief is GRANTED," ordered Brady, compelling the state of Louisiana to release Woodfox. This is the third time his conviction has been overturned. Nevertheless, Woodfox remains imprisoned. Albert Woodfox has been in solitary confinement for 40 years, most of that time locked up in the notorious maximum-security Louisiana State Penitentiary known as "Angola." Herman's House, a documentary by Toronto filmmaker Angad Singh Bhalla, will be premiering at the 2012 Hot Docs film festival. Mental ...
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Headlines for February 27, 2013 27.2.2013 Democracy Now!
Senate Confirms Chuck Hagel After GOP Ends Filibuster, Obama, Boehner Spar as Sequestration Cuts Loom, Budget Fears Prompt Release of Hundreds of Undocumented Immigrants, Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Sweeping Surveillance Law, Obama Admin Continues to Withhold Drone Memos From Congress, Afghans Protest U.S. Special Forces in Wardak Province, NATO Withdraws Claim of Declining Taliban Attacks, Iran Mulls EU+3 Offer to Ease Sanctions, Judge Rejects Claim Bradley Manning Denied Speedy Trial, Appeals Court Strikes Down Florida, Georgia Drug Tests for Welfare Applicants, Arkansas Gov. Vetoes 20-Week Abortion Ban; Indiana Senate Advances Ultrasound Requirement, Federal Court Orders Release of Angola 3's Albert Woodfox for 3rd Time, Rallies Mark 1st Anniversary of Trayvon Martin Killing
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ACLU Blasts Supreme Court Rejection of Challenge to Warrantless Spying Without Proof of Surveillance 27.2.2013 Democracy Now!
In what's being described as a Kafkaesque decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled a group of human rights organizations and journalists cannot challenge the government's warrantless domestic surveillance program because they can't prove they are targets of it. The American Civil Liberties Union and a coalition of human rights groups and journalists filed the lawsuit in 2008 hours after President Bush signed amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which gave the National Security Agency almost unchecked power to monitor international phone calls and emails of Americans. We're joined by the ACLU's Jameel Jaffer, who argued the case before the Supreme Court. [includes rush transcript]
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Obama's Chilling Secrecy, From Denying Drone Program's Existence to Stonewalling on Legal Memos 27.2.2013 Democracy Now!
Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs revealed over the weekend he was initially instructed to deny the existence of the Obama administration's targeted killing program overseas. Even though the administration has since backed down from that stance, it continues to stonewall members of Congress on releasing the Justice Department memos explaining the program's legal rationale. Unanswered questions around the program have held up the confirmation of CIA nominee John Brennan. "For a program that is so far reaching and that has so many consequences -- not just in the word, but for the rule of law -- the Obama administration has an obligation to be far more transparent than they've been so far," says Jameel Jaffer, deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union. [Transcript to come. Check back soon.]
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Selling the White House? Obama-Linked Group Promises Top Donors Access to President 27.2.2013 Democracy Now!
The watchdog group Common Cause is calling on President Obama to shut down the outside group Organizing for Action after revelations the group is promising high-end donors access to the White House. According to the New York Times, donors who contribute $500,000 or more will be appointed to the group's national advisory board, which meets four times a year with the President. Organizing for Action was set up by former Obama campaign officials in order to push the president’s agenda. The group’s 501(c)(4) tax status means it can accept unlimited donations from corporations and individuals without revealing their identity. We speak to Bob Edgar, president of Common Cause. [Transcript to come. Check back soon.]
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Behind the Brands: On Food Justice, Oxfam Gives Coca Cola, Kellogg’s, Nestle & Pepsi Failing Grades 27.2.2013 Democracy Now!
Oxfam has released a comprehensive report that measures how the world's 10 largest food companies perform on food justice issues. No company emerges with passing grades. The 10 companies Oxfam scores are Associated British Foods, Coca Cola, Danone, General Mills, Kellogg, Mars, Mondelez, Nestlé, Pepsico and Unilever. Collectively, these companies make $1 billion a day. Oxfam based its report seven criteria: Small-scale farmers, farm workers, water, land, climate change, women's rights, and transparency. We’re joined by Chris Jochnick, a lead researcher for Oxfam’s new report, “Behind the Brands.” [Transcript to come. Check back soon.]
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Judge Refuses To Dismiss Manning Charges 27.2.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
FORT MEADE, Md. -- An Army private accused of sending classified material to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks has not been denied a speedy trial despite...
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Man Who Shot And Wounded Reagan Fights Against 'Disguised Prison' 26.2.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
By JESSICA GRESKO, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The man who shot and wounded President Ronald Reagan has been spending too much time at a...
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Headlines for February 26, 2013 26.2.2013 Democracy Now!
Afghans Claim 9 Disappearances at Hands of U.S. Forces in Wardak, HRW: 141 Killed in Syrian Gov't Attack on Aleppo, Paul Threatens Hold on Brennan Vote over Assassination Program, Ex-White House Press Sec. Robert Gibbs: Admin Banned Acknowledgment of Drone Program, Gun Control Faces Key Test Before Senate Panel, McCain Tells Mother of Aurora Victim She Needs "Straight Talk" on Assault Weapons Ban, Appeals Court: No Constitutional Right to Concealed Weapons, 4-Year-Old Boy Accidentally Kills Himself With Father's Gun, Life Sentence for Qatari Poet Reduced to 15 Years, African Leaders Sign Framework Deal for DRC Conflict, Energy Firm Closes 3 Coal Plants as Part of Landmark Settlement, Feb. 26 Marks 1st Anniversary of Trayvon Martin Killing
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Billionaires for Austerity: With Cuts Looming, Wall Street Roots of "Fix the Debt" Campaign Exposed 26.2.2013 Democracy Now!
Billionaires for Austerity: With Cuts Looming, Wall Street Roots of "Fix the Debt" Campaign Exposed
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"Makers: Women Who Make America": New Film Chronicles Past 50 Years of Feminist Movement 26.2.2013 Democracy Now!
We look at a major new documentary that tells the story of how women have shaped the United States over the last 50 years through political and personal empowerment. It's called, "Makers: Women Who Make America" and it premieres tonight in a three-hour special on PBS. Narrated by Meryl Streep, the film explores the women’s movement from the publication of Betty Friedan’s “The Feminine Mystique” published 50 years ago this month in 1963 to the Anita Hill v. Clarence Thomas hearings in 1991. “Makers” shares the story of legendary figures such as Gloria Steinem and Oprah Winfrey, to lesser known pioneers such as Kathrine Switzer. In 1967, Switzer became the first woman to officially enter and run the Boston Marathon. Her run made headlines when a top race official tried to forcibly remove her from the race. She finished the race. [Transcript to come. Check back soon.]
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United by Loss, Israeli & Palestinian Dads Call for a Joint Non-Violent Intifada Against Occupation 26.2.2013 Democracy Now!
As protests grow in the West Bank over the death of a Palestinian inside an Israeli prison, we speak to a pair of Israeli and Palestinian fathers who've responded to personal tragedies with activism for peace. Bassam Aramin and Rami Elhanan united after the killings of their daughters -- Aramin's at the hands of an Israeli officer and Elhanan's in a Palestinian suicide bombing. Once dedicated fighters for their respective causes, they have since renounced violence and become leading voices for peace. Their stories are told in the new documentary film, "Within the Eye of the Storm." With talk of a third intifada potentially breaking out in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Aramin and Elhanan join us to discuss their shared journey and why they believe both Israelis and Palestinians should join a non-violent uprising against the Israeli occupation. [Transcript to come. Check back soon.]
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