News for 2009-12-12

Saturday, December 12, 2009
Nearly 1000 Detained in Copenhagen Climate Protest
COPENHAGEN - Tens of thousands of protesters have marched through the chilly Danish capital and nearly 1,000 were detained in a mass rally to demand an ambitious global climate pact, just as talks hit a snag over rich nations' demands on China and other emerging economies. The mostly peaceful...
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Small Farmers Can Cool the World
COPENHAGEN - Industrial agriculture may emit nearly half of climate-heating greenhouse gases, but that reality has gone unrecognized by negotiators at the climate treaty talks here, say farmers with La Via Campesina, an international movement of hundreds of millions of small-scale peasant farmers...
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Health Care Street Heat Targets Senator Schumer, Demanding Medicare for All
New York, NY. December 10, 2009 -- On Thursday morning, a group of friends and colleagues, mostly middle-aged, sat and chatted over coffee at a midtown deli near Grand Central Station. Then Laurie Wen, an organizer with the Mobilization for Healthcare for All, showed up with a box of granola bars...
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Obama: I Didn't Run For Office To Help 'Fat Cat Bankers'
President Obama takes aim at "fat cat bankers" and their aggressive lobbying efforts to defeat financial reform in an upcoming 60 Minutes interview set to air Sunday evening.
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Major Victory for ACORN and the Constitution
In September, I interviewed Rep. Alan Grayson about the unconstitutionality of Congress' attempt to de-fund ACORN, and a couple of weeks later, examined Supreme Court precedent -- principally the 1946 case of U.S. v.
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New New Deal? House Passes Sweeping Financial Regulation
WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives passed legislation Friday designed to bring the most sweeping rewrite of financial regulation since the New Deal era following the Great Depression.
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Global Protests Demand Action on Climate Change
COPENHAGEN - Thousands of activists demonstrated in central Copenhagen Saturday to turn up the heat on global warming, amid people power protests across the world to press for action instead of words. The heart of the Danish capital was a sea of blue as environmentalists and anti-capitalist...
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Tony Blair Admits: I Would Have Invaded Iraq Anyway
Tony Blair has said he would have invaded Iraq even without evidence of weapons of mass destruction and would have found a way to justify the war to parliament and the public. The former prime minister made the confession during an interview with Fern Britton, to be broadcast on Sunday on BBC1, in...
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