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Remember When the Patriot Act Debate Was All About Library Records? Etats-Unis : la fracturation hydraulique et les gaz de schiste à l’origine de 1 000 milliards de litres d’eaux toxiques l’an passé.

Sacramento, Etats-Unis : des militants manifestent contre la fracturaiton hydraulique devant le siège de l’Agence Californienne pour la Protection de l’Environnement en juillet 2012. © Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP La fracturation hydraulique aux Etats-Unis a généré l’an passé près de 1 000 milliards de litres d’eau toxique, contenant en particulier du radium et du bromure.

Etats-Unis : la fracturation hydraulique et les gaz de schiste à l’origine de 1 000 milliards de litres d’eaux toxiques l’an passé

L’étude demandée par l’ONG Environment America pointe du doigt l’impact sur l’environnement et sur la santé des populations de l’utilisation des gaz de schiste. Plus de 80 000 puits ont été forés aux Etats-Unis depuis 2005. Governing in the Dark. (Photo: Lance Page / Truthout ) The NSA scandal isn't going away, and each leak tears a bigger hole in our current governing structure, says Gautney.

Governing in the Dark

Obamacare may have sucked much of the air out of the room over the past few weeks, but to the chagrin of the White House, the NSA scandal is not going away so easily. America on Fire. Peter G.

America on Fire

Peterson, a Wall Street billionaire, in New York in a Jan. 29, 2008 file photo. (Photo: Fred R. A Texan Tragedy: Ample Oil, No Water. Federal Government Urged to Halt Offshore Oil Fracking in California Coastal Waters, Analyze Dangers to Whales, Sea Turtles. For Immediate Release, October 3, 2013 Contact: Miyoko Sakashita, (415) 632-5308, Federal Government Urged to Halt Offshore Oil Fracking in California Coastal Waters, Analyze Dangers to Whales, Sea Turtles SAN FRANCISCO— The federal government is violating a key national environmental law by allowing offshore fracking in waters off California’s coast without analyzing risks to human health and endangered marine species, according to a notice letter filed today by the Center for Biological Diversity.

Federal Government Urged to Halt Offshore Oil Fracking in California Coastal Waters, Analyze Dangers to Whales, Sea Turtles

The notice was filed with two federal agencies in charge of regulating offshore oil development; if the government fails to act, the Center plans legal action. A media investigation recently revealed that oil companies are fracking in federal waters in the wildlife-rich Santa Barbara Channel, where a 1969 oil spill polluted coastal waters and beaches with millions of gallons of oil. Chris Hedges: Murder Is Our National Sport. (Image: Jailed hands via Shutterstock)Murder is our national sport.

Chris Hedges: Murder Is Our National Sport

We murder tens of thousands with our industrial killing machines in Afghanistan and Iraq. We murder thousands more from the skies over Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen with our pilotless drones. We murder each other with reckless abandon. And, as if we were not drenched in enough human blood, we murder prisoners—most of them poor people of color who have been locked up for more than a decade. The United States believes in regeneration through violence. Economic Update: Tax Truths. Updates on Europeans limiting CEO pay, Chileans demonstrate for free education, many countries with higher tax rates for the rich than in US, and UNICEF report on cild welfare in US vs other countries.

Economic Update: Tax Truths

Major analyses of the social security/payroll tax system, property tax on stocks and bonds, Alaska suffers economic blackmail. Listeners questions on inflation, military spending, and useful sources of economic analysis. On Economic Update with Professor Richard Wolff, Wolff and guests will discuss the current state of the economy, both locally and globally in relation to the economic crisis. A Forest of Poisonous Trees: The US Criminal (In)Justice System. (Photo: Robert Stolarik / The New York Times)There is a doctrine in the law developed in 1939 by Justice Felix Frankfurter known as the Fruit of the Poisonous Tree.

A Forest of Poisonous Trees: The US Criminal (In)Justice System

The thrust is that courts do not allow illegally obtained evidence to be used in a criminal prosecution. This fruit of the poisonous tree cannot be allowed in court because it pollutes the justice system and encourages illegal behavior by police. Rather Than Fix The CFAA, House Judiciary Committee Planning To Make It Worse... Way Worse. So, you know all that talk about things like Aaron's Law and how Congress needs to fix the CFAA?

Rather Than Fix The CFAA, House Judiciary Committee Planning To Make It Worse... Way Worse

Apparently, the House Judiciary Committee has decided to raise a giant middle finger to folks who are concerned about abuses of the CFAA. Over the weekend, they began circulating a "draft" of a "cyber-security" bill that is so bad that it almost feels like the Judiciary Committee is doing it on purpose as a dig at online activists who have fought back against things like SOPA, CISPA and the CFAA. Rather than fix the CFAA, it expands it. Rather than rein in the worst parts of the bill, it makes them worse. The New Farm Bill Shows What's Wrong With US Food. Now Touring, the Debt Duo, Simpson-Bowles. Ladies and gentlemen, coming soon to your city or town (if they have not been there already, and maybe even if they have) are the latest odd couple of politics: the 67-year-old Democratic straight man, of Charlotte, N.C., and his corny 81-year-old, 6-foot-7 Republican sidekick, of Cody, Wyo.

Now Touring, the Debt Duo, Simpson-Bowles

Since the perceived failure two years ago next week of the bipartisan fiscal commission they led for , they have been on the road, sometimes solo but often together, perfecting a sort of Off Broadway show that has kept their panel’s recommendations alive, and made them a little money as well. That so many people from Bellevue, Wash., to Sanibel Island, Fla., and from Waterville, Me., to Dana Point, Calif., talk about “” (or “Bowles-Simpson”) as if it is shorthand for the solution to the nation’s fiscal woes — even though few know its devilish details on tax increases and spending cuts — is testament to the men’s indefatigable efforts. On Tuesday, Mr. Labor Report: Four Major TV News Networks Ignore Unions. (Photo: Patrick Finnegan / Flickr)If you turn to network television to get your news, don't expect to hear much about labor unions or the lives of organized workers.

Labor Report: Four Major TV News Networks Ignore Unions

During the years of 2008, 2009 and 2011, less than 0.3 percent of news stories aired on four major news broadcasting networks involved labor unions or labor issues, according to analysis recently released by Federico Subervi, a professor of media markets at Texas State University. Subervi's team searched the Vanderbilt University Television News Archives and found that the four networks–NBC, ABC, CNN and CBS - aired a combined total of 172 news stories during the time period that involved labor unions or labor activist groups.

During the three-year time period, the four networks aired an estimated total of 16,000 news stories annually, according to the report, which was funded by the Communications Workers of America and The Newspaper Guild. (Full disclosure: Truthout workers are organized under The Newspaper Guild.) Most Endangered Rivers. Gitmo Dilemma Remains a Monkey on the Back of US Democracy. A guard watches from a tower at Camp Delta at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on June 9, 2010. (Photo: Richard Perry / The New York Times) Setting the Habitat for Violence. Half the Republicans You Know Are Insane. Indefinite Surveillance: Say Hello to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2014.

(Photo: Lisa / Flickr)Passed in 1978, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) set the groundwork for surveillance, collection, and analysis of intelligence gathered from foreign powers and agents of foreign powers, up to and including any individual residing within the U.S., who were suspected of involvement in potential terrorist activity. On October 26, 2001, a little over a month after 9/11, President George W. Bush signed the USA Patriot Act into law. Real Faces of the Minimum Wage.

Protesters in support of higher wages for fast food employees outside a Wendy's restaurant in New York, April 4, 2013. (Photo: Fred R. Etats-Unis : des burgers au lion. Sinkhole Swallows Louisiana Town: Mining Madness to Blame. Punishing Students for Who They Are, Not What They Do. A Timeline of Mass Surveillance in America. Monsanto: Contamination By All Means Necessary. Mayflower Oil Spill: Exxon Doesn't Want You to Know People Are Getting Very, Very Sick. Control Arms: Teken nu voor een sterk wapenhandelverdrag!

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Etats-Unis. Legal Fractures in Chemical Disclosure Laws. Land Grab Cheats North Dakota Tribe Out of $1 Billion, Suits Allege. Exposed! How the Billionaires Class Is Destroying Democracy. U.S. Weighing Increase in Herbicide Levels in Food Supply. Biodiversity, Food & Agriculture, Headlines, Health, North America. On the News With Thom Hartmann: Corporate America Is Doing Very, Very Well Under President Obama, and More. In today's On the News segment: An analysis by Bloomberg News shows that corporate profits have grown a whopping 171 percent under Obama; as much as 16.6 million more metric tons of carbon dioxide will be pumped into the atmosphere if the Keystone XL pipeline is approved in March; millions of Americans are at risk of having their homes flooded as a result of our deteriorating infrastructure; and more.

About the NDAA. The Common Denominator in Gun Massacres Is Military-Style Weapons Championed for Profit. US Health Worse Than Nearly All Other Industrialised Countries. Graying Prisoners in the US. Selection of the AR-15 Rifle in Premeditated Indiscriminate Mass Shootings « Art on Issues. So Tragic, It’s Art: The Toxic Pollution of the Gowanus Canal (PHOTOS) Beyond Nuclear - Home. Great Lakes Region Nuclear Hot Spots. Living the Orwellian Life. King: I Have a Dream. Obama: I Have a Drone. Obama could give these striking low-wage workers the raise they need. Obama in Plunderland: Down the Corporate Rabbit Hole. Emissions de Gaz à effet de serre. Bush and the West explosion: The untold story of deregulating chemical plants. Is Homeland Security Preparing for the Next Wall Street Collapse? Sequestering Our Mothers: Spending Cuts and Effects on Women. Pregnancy, Politics and the Policing of Women's Bodies.

Austerity Is Dead; Stop Pushing It, Drop the Chained CPI and Increase Social Security. America's Killer Jobs. Beyond Savage Politics and Dystopian Nightmares. Half of U.S. Rivers Too Sick for Fish to Live in. Will 2013 Be the Driest Year Since the Dust Bowl? Drones Over the Homeland: From Border Security to National Security. Monsanto rider excluded from Senate budget bill - St. Louis Business Journal. HOT WATER: ‘Erin Brockovich of Uranium’ Exposes the Toxic Legacy of Nuclear Power. Hot Water -Documentary Film. New Report Exposes Extreme ALEC Agenda in Arizona. Groups seek probe into low-grade crude shipments to L.A. refineries. Conservatives Benefit From Instant Runoff Voting, Too.