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November 23, 2014

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BREAKING: New Coal Disaster In West Virginia -

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

U.S. Hostage Freed by Colombia’s FARC Rebels (Video) -

Monday, October 28, 2013

Here’s Why The Zimmerman Verdict Matters -

Sunday, July 14, 2013

BREAKING! UK Government Spied On Allies At TWO G20 Summits (Video) -

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Swiss Support Tougher Asylum Legislation as Refugee Numbers Spike -

Monday, June 10, 2013

American Woman Killed in Syria Fighting for Terrorists, Syrian TV Claims (Video) -

Friday, May 31, 2013

CO2 in the Air Reached its Highest Level in Human History -

Friday, May 10, 2013

Terms of the New Abortion Bill Agreed by Irish Cabinet -

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Boston In Lockdown As Manhunt Intensifies -

Friday, April 19, 2013

2 Dead, Dozens Injured After Boston Marathon Bombing -

Monday, April 15, 2013

Fast Food Workers in New York Stage Surprise Strike -

Saturday, April 6, 2013

N. Korean Rhetoric Provokes Missile Shield Deployment -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Eyewitness Accounts from Meiktila Massacre -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sudan to Free All Political Prisoners -

Monday, April 1, 2013

A New Free Press In Burma Juxtaposed With Genocide: The World Will Be Watching -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Pressure Builds to End Ethnic Violence in Myanmar -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Activists Demand Action As Further Genocide Looms -

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cyprus Reaches Last-Minute Bailout Deal With EU -

Monday, March 25, 2013

Myanmar Muslims Brace for Possible Genocide -

Sunday, March 24, 2013

IMF Chief Lagarde’s Home Searched over Tapie Scandal -

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Fukushima Daiichi Weekly Report from the Progressive Press (11/16/2014)

Featured video was published on Oct 13, 2014 Unbeknownst to most consumers of US corporate media, radiation in the ocean from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has finally reached the United States’ West Coast, impacting fisheries along the Pacific Ocean. Three years later, these and other effects of Fukushima are only beginning to appear. Dr. Helen Caldicott, former President of the Physicians for Social Responsibility, examines the radiation-related health risks, and other lasting consequences of the calamity in her new book Crisis Without End. In this talk she sheds light on these trends, giving an overview of how they impact…

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Fukushima Daiichi Weekly Report from the Progressive Press (11/09/2014)

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Approx. 100 tons of sardines washed ashore in Pacific coastal area of Hokkaido again – Photos (11/07/2014) “National Research Institute of Fisheries Science, Fisheries Research Agency comments cold sea water was stirred by the storm of 11/3 ~ 11/5/2014 so the sardines moved to the shallow area to die owing to the deficiency of oxygen in the water. However local fisherman states he has been living for 60 years but he has never seen such a thing.” http://fukushima-diary.com/2014/11/approx-100-t-sardines-washed-ashore-pacific-coastal-area-hokkaido-photos/   IRID documents detailed plans for Fukushima Daiichi (11/07/2014) “The International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning (IRID) released a new report recently…

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Fukushima Daiichi Weekly Report from the Progressive Press (11/02/2014)

Video: “Purple cloud” seen by engineer after Fukushima explosion… The Sue family used to call Odaka, a town near the Fukushima plant, home. Like other towns, Odaka has been reopened to its residents – but only during daytime. Yoshiharu and his wife agreed to tak eus to Fukushima’s forbidden zone. (10/28/2014) http://enenews.com/hitachi-engineer-purple-cloud-when-fukushima-reactor-exploded-photo-video   Japanese volcano 40 miles from nuclear plant shows signs of possible eruption (10/24/2014) “Sendai nuclear plant lies near the volcano Ioyama, on the volcanically active Kirishima mountain range.” http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/japanese-volcano-40-miles-from-nuclear-plant-shows-signs-of-possible-eruption-9815255.html   Article video: Published on Oct 29, 2014 Japan’s coverage of the Fukushima nuclear disaster lead a news…

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Monday News Recap on ISIS by the Progressive Press (10/27/14)

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Iraq soldiers retake Jurf al-Sakhar, town held by ISIS (10/26/14) “Iraqi soldiers backed by Shia militiamen retook control Sunday of a Sunni town seized previously by Islamic militants, said an Iraqi official and state-run TV, a rare victory for Iraqi security forces that have been battling to regain areas lost to the militants.” Read: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/iraq-soldiers-retake-jurf-al-sakhar-town-held-by-isis-1.2813697 Kobani Kurds repel Isis assault on strategically vital border post (10/26/14) “Islamist militants tried overnight to seize a border post in Kobani, Syria, on the frontier with Turkey but were repulsed by Kurdish fighters, a monitoring group said.” Read: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/26/turkey-kobani-border-post Video shows Islamic State recruits…

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Fukushima Daiichi Weekly Report from the Progressive Press (10/26/2014)

Members of the media and TEPCO employees, wearing protective suits and masks, walk in front of the No. 4 reactor building at the tsunami-crippled  Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture

Since the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant disaster happened on March 11, 2011, we have been reading, watching and hearing limited and confusing reports from the area and news media. Starting this week, the Progressive Press will provide updates every Sunday, in order for our readers to have a better understanding of the situation. Instead of going through multiple news pages, you can read our report to track what is really happening in the hapless nuclear plant and our environment. The report will include current news from global sources and research updates, also past articles you might have missed. U.S. Said…

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Is the US Legally Obligated to Accept Refugee Children?

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Tens of thousands of Central American children, mainly from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala have been fleeing from increasing violence in their own countries. Women are being raped and murdered in masses, and the rate of children getting raped and murdered has gone up steadily every month since January 2014. It is a crisis in the most tragic sense of the term. All these children are fleeing from almost certain death, leaving their parents behind, reaching the border of the USA with survival as their only goal. Unfortunately, they are treated as criminals by the US Government, and in most…

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“We were Trained by NATO and M16 in Turkey” says Syrian Rebel to BBC (Video)

BBC interview of the Canadian resident Thwaiba Kanafani from August, 2012. FSA is the Free Syrian Army. Adana is a city in southern Turkey. Riad Mousa Al-Asaad was the commander of the Free Syrian Army, at the time of this interview. On December 8th, 2012, he was replaced by Brigadier General Salim Idris as the commander of the Free Syrian Army. According to the article in BBC Turkce Haberler, Kanafani lived in Canada with her husband and 2 kids. She studied engineering and worked in the oil industry. BBC reporter Richard Galpin met with her in Adana for this interview. Kanafani…

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The Corporate Supreme Court

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-Written by Ralph Nader on July 18, 2011- Five Supreme Court Justices–Scalia, Thomas, Roberts, Alito and Kennedy are entrenching, in a whirlwind of judicial dictates, judicial legislating and sheer ideological judgments, a mega-corporate supremacy over the rights and remedies of individuals. The artificial entity called “the corporation” has no mention in our Constitution whose preamble starts with “We the People,” not “We the Corporation.” Taken together the decisions are brazenly over-riding sensible precedents, tearing apart the state common law of torts and blocking class actions, shoving aside jury verdicts, limiting people’s “standing to sue”, pre-empting state jurisdictions–anything that serves to…

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Who are ISIS? What do They Want? Who is Behind Them?

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On June 11th, the world woke up to the news of ISIS (The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant* -alternatively translated as Islamic State in Iraq and Syria-) taking over major cities in Iraq and advancing towards Baghdad. This was not, of course, news to the people who have been following the situation in the region since the invasion of Iraq, but for many, ISIS is the new genie in the bottle. Especially puzzling, how was this relatively small extremist group of people able to seize the second most populous city of Iraq, along with other cities and towns…

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Kidnapped School Girls in Nigeria Forced to Marry Extremists

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Scores of girls and young women kidnapped from a secondary school in Nigeria by Boko Haram militants, are being forced to marry their Islamic extremist abductors, a civic organization reported Wednesday. The armed men snatched more than 280 schoolgirls, between the ages of 16 and 18, in the north-eastern Nigerian village of Chibok. Abductors claimed two of the girls have died from snake bites. A Borno state community leader told The Associated Press that the Boko Haram terrorist network is negotiating over the students’ fate and is demanding an unspecified ransom for their release. Nigerian Federal Senator Ahmad Zanna said…

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Bombshell Claim by Hersh: Erdogan and Turkish Government Carried Out the Chemical Attack in Syria (Video)

Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh opens a can of worms for already embattled Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In his last report, published by the London Review of Books magazine, titled The Red Line and the Rat Line, Hersh claims that the chemical attack on Syrian civilians, planned and executed by Erdogan’s people, was a covert action to push Obama over the red line. Below are a few of the paragraphs extracted from the report. To learn more about Erdogan’s ascent to Turkish Prime Ministry, with the full support of the USA, and to read the entire article click…

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Night Witches Who Terrified Nazis

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The Nazis called them the ‘Nachthexen’, the ‘Night Witches’. They were the volunteer Soviet women pilots of the 588th Night Bomber Regiment, an exclusive female regiment of the Soviet Air Force in World War II. We simply couldn’t grasp that the Soviet airmen that caused us the greatest trouble were in fact women. These women feared nothing. They came night after night in their very slow biplanes, and for some periods they wouldn’t give us any sleep at all. – Hauptmann Johannes Steinhoff, German Commander of II./JG 52, Oak Leaves to the Knight’s Cross, September 1942. After Hitler’s invasion of…

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BREAKING: New Coal Disaster In West Virginia

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Dear Good People of West Virginia: “Freedom” and “Patriot” do not mean what you think they do. We have breaking news today of a new Big Coal disaster in the offing in The Mountain State. Just days after the Dan River coal ash spill affecting North Carolina and Virginia, and mere weeks after West Virginia’s own Freedom Industries Elk River chemical debacle (which cost the citizens of that state over $19 million each day the “do not use” water order was in effect) – here we have another coal behemoth, Patriot Coal, scurrying to “inform” the public about a new…

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BREAKING Update On Dan River Coal Ash Disaster: State Admits to Arsenic Levels

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A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE to our report yesterday on the Dan River Coal Ash Disaster affecting North Carolina and Virginia: As reported by John Downey of The Charlotte Business Journal late last night, the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Division of Water Resources has admitted that the arsenic levels their agency originally published on Thursday as falling “within state standards” did, in fact, exceed the standards for human health consumption. We have been in touch with Tom Reeder, Director of DENR’s Division of Water Resources, whose office just issued a press release. Within the release, Mr….

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CLUSTERDUCK

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Here’s the gist: with the Phil “Duck Dynasty” Robertson controversy over homophobic and racist comments in a recent interview with GQ Magazine, it is private “hate speech”, not public “free speech” that we are dealing with; there is a monumental difference. How is it that the First Amendment is so universally misunderstood? I’ve read it all over the last day: “Phil is just speaking his mind!” “Phil can say whatever he damn well wants because of the First Amendment!” “Phil’s being punished for agreeing with the Bible!” (my personal favorite); “Just because Phil slammed a special interest group…..SMH!” “This is not…

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Where is Nadezhda Tolokonnikova?

In this Aug. 17, 2012 file photo, Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova sits in a glass enclosure at a court in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze, File)

Tolokonnikova, 23, a member of the Russian feminist punk rock protest group Pussy Riot, who was jailed since March, 2012, after the “Punk Prayer” incident in Moscow, has vanished from sight during her transport to a new prison 11 days ago. Pussy Riot, founded in August 2011, stages provocative guerrilla performances in unusual public locations, which are used in music videos and posted on the Internet. Their topics include feminism, LGBT rights, opposition to the policies of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church. The group had staged a performance on February 21, 2012, inside Moscow’s Cathedral of…

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Spain’s Lost Generation on Hunger Strike (Video)

Under his hoodie, 25 year-old engineer Jorge Arzuaga looks like any young man who is ready to go to a soccer match in Madrid, Spain. Against the backdrop of Puerta del Sol Square, bustling with tourist activity in this cool October evening, Jorge’s mission is not one of temporary entertainment but permanent change. Jorge declared a hunger strike on October 12, 2013 to go about that change, demanding the resignation of a government which he calls corrupt and illegitimate. Jorge recently finished college with an engineering degree, and promptly joined the ranks of millions of new graduates who are not…

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U.S. Hostage Freed by Colombia’s FARC Rebels (Video)

Kevin Scott Sutay, a veteran of the USA war in Afghanistan who wandered in to territory of the Colombian rebels while backpacking in the region, was taken hostage by the rebel group FARC four months ago. He was quietly turned over to Cuban and Norwegian International Red Cross officials yesterday. The U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s office issued a statement, saying: “We are pleased about the liberation today of U.S. citizen Kevin Scott Sutay who was in the hands of the FARC.” The statement included gratitude to the Colombian government and President Juan Manuel Santos for their efforts. The…

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European Court Ordered Spain to Release Basque ETA Terrorist

Today, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ordered Spain to free a Basque separatist militant, Ines del Rio Prada, 55, saying her extended detention was illegal and instructed Madrid government to pay her €30,000 in compensation. Under Spanish law no one can serve more than 30 years for murder, even if the total sentence for the crime is longer. Inés del Rio was jailed in 1989 for her role in 23 assassinations and bombings as an ETA operative. The ETA (an acronym for Euskadi Ta Askatasuna – “Basque Homeland and Freedom”) is a Basque independence movement which turned into…

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Yes, Chicken Little…..

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This time, the sky really is falling Shutdown 2013 is really not a budget negotiation. IT IS NOT.  You do not pass and repeal laws in the United States of America through budget negotiations. Then what is this, really?  What are the buffoons and shucksters in Congress at a stalemate over?  Well, this time, it’s about nothing short of our democratic system of self-governance, which hangs in the balance:  that would be Majority Rule by the people, through their elected representatives, as envisioned by the Founding Fathers and borne out in our Constitution.  The terms being thrown around – “economic…

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