Nuclear Power Suffers Major Blow With Westinghouse Bankruptcy

Major nuclear power company Westinghouse, a U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s Toshiba, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Wednesday in a massive blow to the industry. The filing marked “a defining moment in the decades-long downward spiral of the global nuclear power industry,” wrote Greenpeace Japan in a statement. “Toshiba/Westinghouse is responsible for building more nuclear […]

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Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration’s Order to Open Public Lands to Coal Leasing

WASHINGTON – A coalition today is suing the Trump administration over an order opening tens of thousands of acres of public lands to the coal industry. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s order lifting a moratorium on federal coal leasing comes a day after President Trump’s executive order rolling back protections for public health, climate, and the […]

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Patriarch Blames Intellectuals For Russia's 20th-Century 'Meat Grinder'

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill has blamed “the intelligentsia” for all of Russia’s misfortunes in the 20th-century. Speaking to a meeting of the advisory board of the Patriarch’s literature prize in Moscow on March 29, Kirill said the “meat grinder” of the 20th century was an “organic consequence of the terrible crimes that the intelligentsia committed […]

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After Protests, ICE Releases Two Vermont Migrant Activists & Seattle DREAMer

In Vermont, two immigrant rights activists have returned home after being jailed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in what local organizers say was an act of political retaliation. Twenty-four-year-old Enrique Balcazar and 23-year-old Zully Palacios are both leaders of the group Migrant Justice. They were arrested by undercover ICE agents in Burlington, Vermont, earlier […]

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Brexit: yes, you will suffer as well

Bankrupt regions, impoverished hospitals, overcrowded prisons: Brexit will affect everybody in Europe. And yet nobody is taking responsibility for the mess. Photo by Thomas Dedes for openDemocracy. Some rights reserved. It is official now. The United Kingdom has invoked Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and will leave the European Union. Don’t take it lightly […]

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To Serve AT&T and Comcast, Congressional GOP Votes to Destroy Online Privacy

Clarifying events in politics are often healthy even when they produce awful outcomes. Such is the case with yesterday’s vote by House Republicans to free internet service providers (ISPs) – primarily AT&T, Comcast and Verizon – from the Obama-era FCC regulations barring them from storing and selling their users’ browsing histories without their consent. The vote […]

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The EU cannot survive if it sticks to business as usual

Allowing EU member states to move in different directions and at different speeds is precisely the wrong way to address the differing concerns of Europeans living in different countries – and it seems an odd way to unite them behind a single way forward for the continent. March for an Different Europe in Rome, March […]

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Dr. Ryan

Posted on Mar 29, 2017 By Signe Wilkinson

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Comcast-Funded Civil Rights Groups Claim Low-Income People Prefer Ads Over Privacy

The House of Representatives joined the Senate Tuesday in voting to repeal new Federal Communications Commission rules that would have stopped internet service providers (ISPs) from using and selling consumers’ web browsing data without their consent. Supporters of the repeal have argued that regulators failed to, in the words of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, address the “strenuous objections from throughout […]

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Students! ProPublica Wants to Pay For You to Attend NAHJ, NABJ, AAJA or NAJA

We are proud to announce that for the second year in a row, ProPublica is sponsoring need-based scholarships to attend the conferences of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists. And for the first time, we are expanding our scholarship program to send students to Asian American Journalists Association […]

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Democracy Now! 2017-03-29 Wednesday

Democracy Now! 2017-03-29 Wednesday Headlines for March 29, 2017 House Probe into Trump Campaign Ties to Russia in Turmoil as Chair Nunes Rejects Calls to Step Down Jared Kushner & Paul Manafort Sought for Questioning over Russia But Will It Be Behind Closed Doors? Trump Dismantles U.S. Climate Rules, Virtually Ensuring U.S. Will Break Paris […]

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