News for 2010-12-06

Monday, December 6, 2010
[field_image_caption-raw] Why Tax Cuts Don’t—and Won’t—Create Jobs
Last Friday, December 3, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that the unemployment rate had risen once again. A full three years after the current recession began in December 2007 there is no end in sight as to when the jobs markets will recover. This is in stark contrast to the full recovery of...
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Ivory Coast Mediator Urges Peace Amid Unrest Fears
ABIDJAN - International mediators Monday urged a peaceful end to a political crisis in Ivory Coast amid the threat of unrest and growing world pressure on the two powerful rivals claiming the presidency. The United Nations said it was pulling hundreds of staff out of the country due to the volatile...
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No Tar Sands Oil Campaign Urges President Obama To Stop Keystone XL Cross-Country Pipeline
President Obama couldn't prevent the BP Gulf Oil Spill. But is he prepared to prevent the next one? That's the question posed in this new ad sponsored by the No Tar Sands Oil campaign .
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[field_image_caption-raw] Assange's Swiss Bank Account Closed
The international pressure on Julian Assange increased today after the banking arm of the Swiss post office announced that it had closed the WikiLeaks founder's account because he had given "false information". "PostFinance has ended its business relationship with … Julian Paul Assange," the bank...
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Alarmed Mosque-Goers Turn FBI Informant over to FBI
IRVINE, CALIF. - Before the sun rose, the informant donned a white Islamic robe. A tiny camera was sewn into a button, and a microphone was buried in a device attached to his keys. "This is Farouk al-Aziz, code name Oracle," he said into the keys as he sat in his parked car in this quiet community...
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[title] Maude Barlow: With Only Market-Based Solutions on the Table "The Continued Destruction of the Earth...Can Go on Quite Happily"
Maude Barlow is an author, activist, and the former senior advisor on water to the United Nations. She is the national Chairperson for the Council of Canadians. She came to Cancun to speak with other civil society organizations about the relationship between water and climate change and the need...
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If Obama Will Not Fight for Fair Taxes and Fiscal Stability, What Will He Fight For?
When Barack Obama walked out of last week's meeting with Mitch McConnell and John Boehner and started talking about developing a "productive" working relationship with Republican congressional leaders who have sworn the political equivalent of a blood oath to destroy his presidency, it was clear...
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Petraeus: Expect No 'Victory Parade' in Afghanistan... Ever
WASHINGTON — US war commander General David Petraeus has expressed doubts about the prospect of a 2014 pullout from Afghanistan, admitting that a "resilient" Taliban, squeezed out of some areas, simply pops up in others. Asked by ABC television in an interview that aired early Monday, Petraeus...
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Poll: Afghan Spport of US Effort Waning
KABUL, Afghanistan- Afghan confidence in U.S. efforts to secure the country is dropping while Afghan support for the insurgency rising, a poll released Monday indicated. Afghans indicated they were more pessimistic about the direction of their country, less confident about U.S.-led coalition troops...
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Massive Release of Raw WikiLeaks Files Threatened if Assange Harmed
Julian Assange's lawyer has warned that supporters of the WikiLeaks founder will unleash a "thermonuclear device" of government files containing the names of spies, sources and informants if he's killed or brought to trial.
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