News for 2010-09-20

Monday, September 20, 2010
Robert Greenwald: Where’s Our Movement?
"Where are we, where is the passion, where is the organizing when millions of people are in deep pain and fear over the economic collapse?" asks Robert Greenwald, founder and president of Brave New Films. While his videos have been viewed 50 million times now by progressive activists, Greenwald...
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U.S. Exits Longest Recession Since World War II
WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy exited recession in June 2009, the National Bureau of Economic Research said Monday, making it official that the downturn was the longest in more than half a century. More than eight million jobs were lost in the slump that was triggered by dodgy Wall Street mortgage...
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IG: FBI Gave Inaccurate Statements on Surveillance
WASHINGTON - The FBI gave inaccurate information to Congress and the public when it claimed a possible terrorism link to justify surveilling an anti-war rally in Pittsburgh, the Justice Department's inspector general said Monday in a report on the bureau's scrutiny of domestic activist groups...
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Iowa Activists Drew Extensive FBI Scrutiny
The FBI's surveillance of a protest group in Iowa City prior to the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., two years ago was far more extensive than initially reported, newly obtained FBI documents show. Agents staked out the homes of political activists, secretly photographed and shot...
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Arctic Ice in Death Spiral
UXBRIDGE, Canada - The carbon dioxide emissions from burning such fossil fuels have now melted the Arctic sea ice to its lowest volume since before the rise of human civilisation and dangerously upsetting the energy balance of the entire planet, climate scientists are reporting. "The Arctic sea ice...
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Report Documents Persistent Segregation in Schools
Public schools in the Boston and Springfield metropolitan areas are among the most segregated in the country, often isolating black and Latino students in low-performing schools, according to a report released today by Northeastern University.
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Oscar Otzoy on the Human Right to Work with Dignity
Oscar Otzoy from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers speaks on the human right to work with dignity.
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Virginia Set to Execute First Woman in Nearly a Century
The state of Virginia this week plans to carry out its first execution of a woman in nearly a century, despite claims that Teresa Lewis has severe learning difficulties. Lewis's last hope is an appeal to the US supreme court after Robert McDonnell, the state governor, said he will not spare the...
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World Powers to Tackle Climate Amid Skepticism
NEW YORK - The 17 nations responsible for 80 percent of carbon emissions blamed for global warming will seek to unblock stalled climate negotiations this week but analysts expect little progress. The two-day Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate kicks off Monday and will include top...
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