Detroit appeals to UN for humanitarian assistance

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Several groups appealed to the UN on Wednesday to assist in providing affordable water to the residents of Detroit. In March, the bankrupt city sent 45,000 shutoff notices to residents with overdue bills. So far, nearly 3,000 have had their water service terminated, and many more fear they are next. RT’s Manila Chan has more details on the circumstances of the plea for help.

House votes to keep Gitmo open for another year

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The House of Representatives threw another obstacle in front of efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. Late Thursday, the House vote 230 to 184 on two amendments to a defense appropriations bill that ban transfers of detainees for one year. RT’s Manila Chan has more details on this latest vote to keep the controversial facility running.

Vodafone reveals secret wires that allow surveillance, wiretapping

Vodafone, the world’s second largest mobile phone company, revealed the existence of secret wires that allow law enforcement and surveillance agencies to listen to all conversations on its networks. In some countries, the activity has been taking place without a warrant. RT’s Ameera David reports.

The Biggest Nuclear Scare in the US You’ve Never Heard About

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The largest environmental clean-up effort in the world is going on right now in Washington, DC at the Hanford Site where tens of millions of gallons of radioactive waste is leaking into the ground. Sam Sacks is on the Redacted Frontlines to explore the legacy of nuclear power and nuclear waste in America.

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NYPD accused of police brutality after 14-year-old falls through window

Published on Jun 2, 2014
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The family of a 14-year-old teenager in New York City is alleging police brutality after their son crashed through the window of a hookah bar. Police say Javier Payne tripped and fell into the window after being handcuffed, but the teen’s family asserts police pushed him. Officers were arresting Payne for supposedly assaulting a bar patron. RT’s Lindsay France has more details on the allegations.

LAPD surveillance drones stuck in limbo

Published on Jun 2, 2014
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Seattle is giving two surveillance drones to the Los Angeles Police Department after numerous regulations made them nearly unusable in the Emerald City. Currently in the possession of the Department of Homeland Security, there are no plans yet for their use. The Federal Aviation Administration must grant approval to use the drones, which the agency has never done for a major city. Civil liberties and community groups are already speaking out, raising concerns over the potential privacy implications of the remote vehicles. Lindsay France speaks to RT’s Meghan Lopez in Los Angeles to get the full story.

Local governments crackdown on residents going ‘off-the-grid’

Published on Jun 2, 2014
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Local governments often quash attempts by citizens to live off-the-grid. Those who generate their own power, grow their food and attempt to live sustainably can face fines and other penalties for unhooking from municipal services. The Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday new coal regulations meant to cut back on the nation’s carbon footprint, yet local governments penalize individuals who attempt the same thing. RT’s Lindsay France discusses these issues with self-sufficiency expert Lori Caraballo.