News for 2011-02-19

Saturday, February 19, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] Palestinians to Make Fresh UN Anti-Settlement Bid
RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories – The Palestinians aim to launch a new bid for UN condemnation of Israeli settlement building after Washington vetoed a Security Council motion, a top official said on Saturday. Yasser Abed Rabbo, the Palestine Liberation Organisation's secretary general, said...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Jesse Jackson Tells 50,000 in Wisconsin: "This is a Martin Luther King Moment!"
MADISON, WI - "This is a Martin Luther King moment!” So declared the Rev. Jesse Jackson , as he finished addressing a crowd of more than 40,000 at that had filled the grounds of Wisconsin’s state Capitol. A few minutes later , he would enter the Capitol and address a crowd estimated at 8,000, which...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Nation's Eyes Turn to Wisconsin Amid Struggle over Collective Bargaining
MADISON, WI - The birthplace of Progressivism this week became the key battleground in a fight that has repercussions stretching from New York to California. As protests against Republican Gov. Scott Walker's plan to severely curb collective bargaining rights for public employees continued for a...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Libya Toll Rises as Bahrain Protesters Seize Square
MANAMA (AFP) - – Unrest flared anew in the Arab world on Saturday as reports emerged of more than 80 killed in a bloody crackdown in Libya and thousands of Bahraini protesters again seized a key square in the capital. As Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi faced an unprecedented challenge to his rule,...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Tunisians Demonstrate for Secular State
TUNIS – Hundreds of Tunisians demonstrated Saturday for a secular state following the murder of a Polish priest, verbal attacks on Jews and an attempt by Islamists to set light to a brothel. Rallied by a call on social network Facebook, they gathered in the main Avenue Bourguiba in Tunis waving...
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[field_image_caption-raw] House Approves Bill With Massive Spending Cuts After All-Night Session
WASHINGTON - After an all-night session, House Republicans early Saturday morning passed legislation that would slash $60 billion in government spending between now and the end of September, setting up a showdown with President Barack Obama, who has vowed to veto the measure.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Barclays Branches Targeted in Protests Against Tax Avoidance
More than 50 branches of Barclays bank across the UK have been targeted by activists protesting against tax avoidance. The direct action by UK Uncut , taking place in more than 30 towns and cities including London, Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham, came as Barclays was forced to admit it paid...
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[field_image_caption-raw] How to Save Ourselves From the 'Save PBS' Routine
It is as predictable as can be: Invigorated Republican politicians announce their intention to kill public broadcasting, which they claim is a bastion of liberal bias. Defenders of NPR and PBS step in to defend the system. The Republicans, who were unlikely to win a vote on their plan, retreat for...
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