News for 2011-09-26

Monday, September 26, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] Occupy Wall Street: 'Pepper-Spray' Officer Named in Bush Protest Claim
A senior New York police officer accused of pepper-spraying young women on the "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrations is the subject of a pending legal action over his conduct at another protest in the city. The Guardian has learned that the officer, named by activists as deputy inspector Anthony...
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Corporations Couldn’t Wait to ‘Check the Box’ on Huge Tax Break
A simple rule meant to cut paperwork for U.S. companies has grown into one of the biggest multinational tax breaks around, costing the United States and other governments billions of dollars in lost taxes each year. It thrives thanks to determined business support, including a campaign two years...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Recession Drove Up Poverty Rates in Most States
WASHINGTON - Poverty rates increased in almost all U.S. states and the District of Columbia over the course of the economic recession, with the worst spike in the South, according to a congressional report released on Monday. In the South the number of people living below the poverty threshold grew...
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[title] Plant a Tree for Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai Dead at 71
Wangari Maathai , the first African woman to win the Nobel peace prize , died on Sunday night of cancer. She was 71. A feminist, social activist and an environmental crusader who showed no fear, her Green Belt Movement, founded in 1977, planted tens of millions of trees.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Bolivian Minister Resigns as Protests Spread Over Crackdown
LA PAZ — Protests over a planned highway through a Bolivian rainforest preserve spread Monday as the defense minister resigned in repudiation of a police crackdown on a protest march against the project. Angry residents erected barricades and set them on fire on the runways of an airport in the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] British Soldiers in Afghanistan Shown 'War Snuff Movies'
Disturbing footage of Apache attack helicopters killing people in Afghanistan is being shown to frontline British soldiers in "Kill TV nights" designed to boost morale, a television documentary will reveal. The discovery of the practice comes in the wake of the damning verdict of the Baha Mousa...
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[field_image_caption-raw] War Drawdowns Tempt Deficit Panel with $1.1T in Instant Savings
It's a move that's been dismissed as a budget gimmick, but it's also one that could make the supercommittee's job a whole lot easier: counting the savings of withdrawing troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. As the 12 lawmakers on the panel begin searching high and low for at least $1.2 trillion in...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Deadly Shooting at US Compound in Kabul
An Afghan employee has killed a US citizen and wounded another in a "shooting incident" at an annexe of the US embassy in Kabul, which is reported to also serve as the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) base in Afghanistan. "There was a shooting incident at an annexe of the US embassy in Kabul...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Ottawa Sit-In to Protest Federal Support of Oilsands
Environmental groups are hoping to trigger what they call the "largest civil disobedience action in the history of Canada’s climate movement" Monday in Ottawa — a sit-in on Parliament Hill to protest federal government support of Alberta's oilsands.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Greek Govt Faces Austerity Strike as Default Looms
ATHENS, Greece — As the prospect of a disastrous debt default hung over Greece, the government faced strikes and protests Monday against its new austerity measures needed to appease the country's rescue creditors.
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[title] Nobody Can Predict The Moment Of Revolution (#OccupyWallStreet)
Despite of the corporate media's effort to silence the protests, and Yahoo's attempt to to censor it in e-mail communication, the occupation is growing in numbers and spreading to other cities in the US and abroad. Please forward our video to likeminded people via email, facebook, twitter - and...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Kenyan Nobel Winner Maathai, Savior of Trees, Dies
NAIROBI - Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize for her campaigns to save Kenyan forests, died in hospital on Sunday after a long struggle with ovarian cancer. Maathai, 71, founded the Green Belt Movement in 1977 to plant trees to prevent environmental and social...
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