News for 2010-11-12

Friday, November 12, 2010
Shocking State Fair Scandal, Wage Theft Epidemic, Spur Nationwide Protests
Activists in more than 30 cities, organized by Interfaith Worker Justice and backed by labor groups, are staging a National Day of Action Against Wage Theft on November 18.
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The Rachel Maddow/Jon Stewart Interview in Full
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For Cancun Climate Summit, Activists Consider the Long View
A year ago, it seemed possible—likely, even—that President Barack Obama would sweep into the international negotiations on climate change at Copenhagen and make serious progress on the tangle of issues at stake. The reality was quite different . This year, the expectations for the United Nations...
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Kathy Kelly: Contradictions on the Ground in Afghanistan
“We're all veterans of a war againt the poor in the United States. We have a tremendous opportunity to have a vocation as peacemakers," says Kathy Kelly, a veteran peacemaker herself. Recently returned from another trip to Afghanistan where she spoke to everyday citizens, including men and women,...
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U.S. Defaults on Vow to Reform Asylum System
NEW YORK - One year after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced plans for a wide-reaching overhaul of the country's long-mismanaged immigration detention system, human rights and immigration advocacy organisations are charging that the government has yet to make significant...
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Tar Sands Boom Brings Land Buy-Up to Canadian Province
EDMONTON - The province is selling almost 1,000 acres of raw land south of Fort McMurray for $28 million to partially quench the hot demand from firms working in the oilsands. It's one of the largest releases of land for industrial/commercial purposes in the region. "It has been a long time between...
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Gates to Open for Aung San Suu Kyi
BURMA'S pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to be freed from house arrest today, after being locked in negotiations with the military last night. The regime that has detained her for the past seven years - and for 15 of the last 21 years - signed the order authorising her release...
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Google to Be Investigated by FCC
Google's collection of personal information – including emails and passwords from unsuspecting internet users – by its Street View cars is to be investigated by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The data capture, which occurred when Google Street View cars took photographs for the...
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Consider Smaller Afghan Force: US Panel
WASHINGTON - Influential US experts on Friday painted a grim picture of the Afghanistan war, calling on President Barack Obama to consider scaling back the military mission without signs of progress. The task force of the Council on Foreign Relations largely backed the Obama administration's plan...
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