News for 2011-02-26

Saturday, February 26, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] Labor Protests Draw Tens of Thousands Across US
NEW YORK - Tens of thousands of people protested in Wisconsin on Saturday against a state government push to curb the power of public sector unions, sparking solidarity rallies for labor rights around the United States. Protesters see the proposals as an effort to weaken the labor movement. Other...
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[field_image_caption-raw] UK Uncut Inspires US Groups to Attack Cuts and Tax Avoidance
Hundreds of activists in the US are planning to take part in a day of direct action in a move inspired by Britain's fast growing protest group. US Uncut groups have sprung up from New York to Hawaii in the last three weeks and activists will demonstrate against government cuts and corporate tax...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Protesters Say Egypt Military Used Force to Disperse Them
Egyptian soldiers fired in the air and used batons in the early hours of Saturday to disperse activists demanding the cabinet appointed by Hosni Mubarak be purged by the country's new military leaders, protesters said. Thousands had gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square to celebrate two weeks since...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Déjà Vu: Neo-Con Hawks Take Flight over Libya
WASHINGTON - In a distinct echo of the tactics they pursued to encourage U.S. intervention in the Balkans and Iraq, a familiar clutch of neo-conservatives appealed Friday for the United States and NATO to "immediately" prepare military action to help bring down the regime of Libyan leader Muammar...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Something GOP Doesn't Want to Cut: Funding for NASCAR
WASHINGTON — The Minnesota Democrat who's out to get rid of the Pentagon's sponsorships for NASCAR teams says she won't back away from her efforts and, despite GOP resistance, will broaden her fight to repeal tax breaks for track owners, too. Rep. Betty McCollum says her work could save American...
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[title] Rev. Jesse Jackson: The Spark to Fight Back
"Governors are leading a fight on the gravy and the meat is off the table," notes Rev. Jesse Jackson, civil rights activist and former presidential candidate. The meat, he notes, is a trillion dollar war, corporate personhood, unregulated banks and more, and yet conservative governors are attacking...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Gates Warns Against More Wars Like Iraq and Afghanistan
WEST POINT, N.Y. — Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates bluntly told an audience of West Point cadets on Friday that it would be unwise for the United States to ever fight another war like Iraq or Afghanistan, and that the chances of carrying out a change of government in that fashion again were slim.
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