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Democracy Now! – December 20, 2013

Arctic 30 Members Welcome Russian Amnesty, But Refuse to Apologize For Trying to Stop Oil Drilling; Indigenous Groups Win Right to Seize Chevron’s Canadian Assets over $18 Billion in Amazon Pollution; Obama Commutes 8 “Unfair” Crack Cocaine Sentences as the ACLU Calls For More Reforms to Drug Law; Live from Prison: Jason Hernandez Thanks Obama for Commuting His Drug Sentence, Hopes “More to Come.”

December 20, 2013

    Obama Commutes Sentences in 8 Crack Cocaine Cases
    Fresh Violence Erupts in CAR After Visit by U.S. Diplomat
    34,000 Flee to U.N. Bases in South Sudan; Obama Sends U.S. Troops
    Egypt: 6 Arrested in Raid on Activist Group
    Ugandan Parliament Passes Anti-Gay Bill; India Asks Court to Review Ban on Gay Sex
    New Mexico Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage
    Pennsylvania Pastor Defrocked After Officiating Son’s Same-Sex Wedding
    Senate Passes Sweeping Defense Bill
    BP Engineer Convicted of Deleting Messages to Obstruct Spill Probe
    Thousands March Against Free Trade, Austerity on 1st Day of EU Summit
    Obama Admin Deported 369,000 in 2013


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