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“Zero Dark Thirty” Excuses Torture | Outrageous Sexism

NEWS UPDATE - January 10, 2013

7 Ways Zero Dark Thirty Makes the Human Rights Atrocities of the War on Terror More Palatable

Karen Greenberg, TomDispatch.com

Zero Dark Thirty could not have been produced if any of the officials who created and implemented U.S. torture policy had been held accountable for what happened. READ MORE»

Pat Robertson Outrage: "Hard-Nosed," "Awful Looking" Women Are Ruining Marriages!

Laura Gottesdiener, AlterNet

Radical Christian televangelist Pat Robertson with one of his most offensive statements of all time. READ MORE»

Cowboys and Ranchers Stealing Bales of Hay -- Climate Change Ushers in New Kind of Crime Wave

Laura Gottesdiener, AlterNet

Droughts, fires and heat waves have sent the price of hay skyrocketing -- and the temptation to swipe it. READ MORE»

Rape in the Age of Social Media

By Irin Carmon, Salon

From Steubenville to India, videos and tweets are being turned against perpetrators of sexual violence READ MORE»


Jon Stewart: We Have to Make Gun Violence Less Sexy -- Like Casting Woody Allen in the Next Bourne Movie

AlterNet

Check out Jon Stewart's hilarious and scathing attack on the pro-gun activists. READ MORE»


Labor Secretary Resigns; Obama's Cabinet Increasingly White and Male

By Adele M. Stan, AlterNet

Hilda Solis is the first Latina to lead a cabinet-level office, and a friend to workers. Will Obama replace her with a woman of color, or continue his trend toward a pale, male brain trust? READ MORE»

Anti-Gay Preacher Tapped for Obama's Inaugural Benediction Withdraws After Firestorm of Public Outrage

By Josh Israel, ThinkProgress

Pastor Louie Giglio, won't be delivering the benediction for the president's second inauguration, after all. READ MORE»

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Gordon Campbell: On Bidding Bye Bye To Boris

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Mexico: Violence And Repression Of Teachers

The member organizations of Network for Peace express our indignation over the acts of repression that the Mexican State has carried out, through the police forces... In Chiapas, Guerrero and Oaxaca, the conflict has resulted in murders of teachers and civilians as well as hundreds of wounded and dozens of people arrested. More>>

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Gordon Campbell: On Britain's Pleas For Mercy

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