News for 2011-10-04

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
[title] Glenn Beck Has "Verified ... An Attack On Wall Street Next Week," Tells Listeners To Have Cash And Food Ready
From the October 4 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Glenn Beck Program :
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[title] Nonviolent Wall St. Protestors Face Mass Arrest
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[field_image_caption-raw] CNN's Factcheck Failure on Occupy Wall Street
Former CNBC reporter Erin Burnett's CNN show OutFront debuted Monday night ( 10/3/11 ) with a failed attempt to factcheck the Occupy Wall Street protests . The show kicked off with Burnett explaining that she:
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[field_image_caption-raw] Civil Society Fighting Resurgent Militarism, Cronyism in Post-Coup Honduras
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - Prominent academics and activists say one of the main pending challenges in Honduras is a resumption of the demilitarisation of the country and the strengthening of civilian control over defence policy that was brought to an abrupt halt by the June 2009 coup d'etat.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 62% of Americans Want Immediate Troop Cuts in Afghanistan
A new CBS News poll on American public sentiment toward the Afghan War, which is approaching its 10th anniversary, shows overwhelming opposition on a number of fronts, with strong majorities demanding immediate troop cuts and overwhelming majorities opposed to continuing the conflict much longer...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Protests Against Wall Street Spread Across US
NEW YORK - Protests against Wall Street entered their 18th day Tuesday as demonstrators across the country show their anger over the wobbly economy and what they see as corporate greed by marching on Federal Reserve banks and camping out in parks from Los Angeles to Portland, Maine. Demonstrations...
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[field_image_caption-raw] House Republicans Propose a Massive Step Backwards in Sex Education and Women’s Health
Last week, House Republicans released their version of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education spending bill in an attempt to make their mark in Senate negotiations. (The Senate Appropriations Committee passed its version of the bill the week before.) While this...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Citi, BofA Cut Workers After US Tax Holiday-Report
Ten major U.S. corporations, including big banks Citigroup Inc and Bank of America Corp, laid off workers after enjoying a tax holiday in 2004-2005 that had been billed as a form of economic stimulus, said a report released on Tuesday. With large multinational companies today pressing Congress for...
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[field_image_caption-raw] NYC Bus Drivers Don't Want Buses Used in Protest
NEW YORK — A union representing New York City bus drivers has filed a lawsuit to stop the police department from making drivers leave their routes to transport Wall Street protesters arrested in their anti-corporate greed campaign to holding facilities. The lawsuit was filed Monday in federal court...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Rights Group: Little Progress in Stemming Killings of Colombian Trade Unionists
BOGOTA, Colombia — A new study challenges claims from the administration of President Barack Obama that Colombia is making important strides in bringing to justice killers of labor activists and so deserves U.S. congressional approval of a long-stalled free trade pact. The Human Rights Watch study...
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[title] 'Modern Capitalism Has Reached the End of Its Rope’
There is barely a corner of the globe that has not been touched by the current financial meltdown. But a senior sociology scholar at Yale University thinks the crisis is far wider than the economic crash - it is capitalism itself which is collapsing. Immanuel Wallerstein explained his theory to RT.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 2011 Arctic Ozone Loss 'Unprecedented'
WASHINGTON, DC - Earth's protective ozone layer above the Arctic was pierced by a hole of unprecedented size last winter and spring caused by a long cold period in the stratosphere, finds new research led by scientists at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA. The hole covered 772...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Wall Street Protesters Hope to Plant Seeds of a National Cause
NEW YORK — New York’s budding anti-capitalism protest movement began last month with a vague sense of grievance over the widening gap between the rich and poor in America.
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[field_image_caption-raw] South Pacific Islands Face Water Crisis After Six Months of Low Rainfall
Crops are wilting, schools have shut their toilets and government officials are bathing in lagoons because of a severe shortage of fresh water in a swath of the south Pacific.
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