News for 2011-10-01

Saturday, October 1, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] More Than 500 Arrested in Wall Street Protest
NEW YORK - Police reopened the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday evening after more than 500 anti-Wall Street protesters were arrested for blocking traffic lanes and attempting an unauthorized march across the span. The arrests took place when a large group of marchers, participating in a second week of...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Wall Street Readies Assault on Elizabeth Warren
Wall Street is quietly watching Elizabeth Warren, getting ready to pounce. The Democratic primary in Massachusetts is still almost a year away, but the expected race between the architect of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Republican Sen. Scott Brown is already a hot topic in the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] ‘Don’t Let Me Die in Vain’: Executed Troy Davis Remembered at Memorial
Family, friends and supporters of Troy Davis, the convicted murderer who was executed in Georgia last week despite emotional pleas for his life, were saying goodbye to him Saturday morning at his funeral. As a gospel choir quietly sang in the background, the service began in Jonesville Baptist...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Top Haqqani Commander Captured in Afghanistan; "Peace Talks" Continue to Deteriorate
NATO-led forces have captured Haji Mali Khan, a senior commander for the Haqqani network in Afghanistan, during an operation in eastern Paktia province earlier in the week. Khan is "the uncle of Siraj and Badruddin Haqqani ... one of the highest ranking members of the Haqqani network and a revered...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Forgotten in the Arab Spring: Global Outcry as 20 Bahraini Doctors Face Prison
Dr Ali al-Akri sits at home in Bahrain waiting for the jailer to call. When it happens, probably within days, the veteran physician will pack his bag, kiss his family goodbye and go to the prison that he will probably call home for the next 15 years. "I'll do what I have to do," he says, "if that...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'No Emergency Law,' Demand Continues Amid Clashes in Egypt's Tahrir Square
Scuffles and stone-throwing broke out in Cairo's Tahrir Square hours before Sami Enan, Egypt's military chief of staff, met political party leaders a day after protesters in the square demanded reforms. Enan, who is also the number two in the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF),...
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[field_image_caption-raw] ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protests Spread Across the Country
The Occupy Wall Street movement, growing to more than 1,500 people in its second week, called for a march in lower Manhattan today at 3 p.m. to “show that it is time that the 99% are heard.” “We are unions, students, teachers, veterans, first responders, families, the unemployed and underemployed...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 24 Arrests at Bank of America Protest in Boston
Twenty-four people were arrested yesterday during an antiforeclosure protest outside of Bank of America Corp.’s downtown Boston headquarters.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Justice Dept. Memo Sanctioned Killings, But Officials Avoid 'Due Process' Concerns
The Justice Department wrote a secret memorandum authorizing the lethal targeting of Anwar al-Aulaqi, the American-born radical cleric who was killed by a U.S. drone strike Friday, according to administration officials. The document was produced following a review of the legal issues raised by...
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Congress Makes Palestinians Pay for Seeking UN Recognition
The United States Congress has blocked nearly $200m in aid for the Palestinians, threatening projects such as food aid, health care, and support for efforts to build a functioning state. The decision to delay the payments runs counter to the wishes of the Obama administration and reflects...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Al-Awlaki Killing Hailed by Obama, Slammed by Rights Groups
President Barack Obama hailed the killing of American Anwar al-Awlaki as a “milestone” and “a major blow to al-Qaeda,” but rights groups raised fears that the U.S. Constitution had also taken a devastating hit.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Occupy Wall Street: "It Is a Revolution"
NEW YORK - Since Sep. 17, hundreds of demonstrators in the Occupy Wall Street movement have transformed the quiet Zucotti Park in lower Manhattan from a place where Wall Street traders once relaxed during lunch breaks into a demonstration camp.
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[title] MisEducation Nation: Corporate Media and Corporate Education Reform
NBC is staging its second annual "Education Nation" summit at the end of September--a series of events and broadcasts bankrolled by the corporate interests and foundations aligned with the so-called "education reform" movement. Corporate media coverage of education policy tends to hew closely to...
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