News for 2011-10-06

Thursday, October 6, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] Attorneys General Settlement: The Next Big Bank Bailout?
Amidst all the bad news coming out of Wall Street and the economy, here’s something good: California has backed ou t of the talks for the long-awaited foreclosure settlement, now making it far from likely that the so-called “Attorneys General” deal will happen anytime soon.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Pakistan: Flood Fatigue Closes Eyes to New Disaster
KARACHI - Men and women wading through waist-deep water with infants straddling their sides; a convoy of donkey carts laden with entire families’ possessions moving towards dry land; people being rescued by uniformed men in rubber boats; ailing elderly carried on rope cots; bird’s-eye views of vast...
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[field_image_caption-raw] ‘Occupy’ Protests Pick Up Steam, Spread to Hundreds of Cities
As the Occupy Wall Street movement enters into its third week, it is arguably more powerful than ever before, as support groups spring up across the nation and in many international cities. "To me, it's the collective frustration of a generation of people who have no future," said David Stephenson...
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[field_image_caption-raw] SF Police Break Up Occupy SF Camp
SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco police and Public Works crews dismantled a Financial District encampment early today that had been occupied by activists protesting economic inequality. About 80 officers wearing riot helmets confronted some 200 campers and their supporters at about 12:45 a.m. at the...
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[title] Naomi Klein: Protesters Are Seeking Change in the Streets Because It Won't Come From the Ballot Box
Among the thousands at last night’s Occupy Wall Street protest here in New York City was award-winning journalist and author Naomi Klein. She is the author of the bestselling book, "The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.” She also wrote "No Logo," a book that has become a cultural...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Arab Spring Galvanizers, WikiLeaks Among Nobel Contenders
Twitter was abuzz Thursday with the death of Apple visionary Steve Jobs but another topic was gathering steam as the day progressed. Who will win this year's coveted Nobel Peace Prize? Not Jobs, though many among his huge global following posted messages that he should. The Nobel is never awarded...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Obama Says He'd Agree to Millionaires Tax
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Thursday that he would agree to a surtax on millionaires instead of other tax increases to finance his proposed jobs bill, as his fellow Democrats in the Senate suggest. "The approach that the Senate is taking I'm comfortable with," he said during a news...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Secret Panel Can Put Americans on "Kill List'
American militants like Anwar al-Awlaki are placed on a kill or capture list by a secretive panel of senior government officials, which then informs the president of its decisions, according to officials.
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[title] Occupy Your City
People young and old are taking the streets to let our government and corporations know that we are a democracy that's not for sale. Take action: www.bravenewfoundation.org/occupy :
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[field_image_caption-raw] Riding National Wave, Occupy San Francisco March Swells
SAN FRANCISCO -- Hundreds of people marched through downtown San Francisco on Wednesday, joining a growing movement whose followers believe the nation's financial system is broken and its distribution of wealth unfair. The demonstrators, who at one point peaked at about 800, held a peaceful march...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Occupy Wall Street: Video Shows NYPD Officer Striking Protesters With Baton
Just before 8 p.m. Wednesday, reportedly at the corner of Broadway and Wall Street, a New York Police Department officer appeared to turn on a throng of activists with the Occupy Wall Street movement, hitting them with a baton. A video posted hours later to YouTube shows the officer wielding the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Fred L. Shuttlesworth, Courageous Civil Rights Fighter, Dies at 89
The Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, 89, one of the bravest and most dynamic leaders of the civil rights movement, who survived bombings, beatings and dozens of arrests in his efforts to end segregation in Birmingham, Ala., and throughout the South, died Oct. 5 at a Birmingham hospital. His daughter...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Unions to Democrats: Don't Take Us for Granted
The country's largest labor federation warned the Obama administration and congressional Democrats not to take their support for granted and said they would work against any elected leader who supports pending free trade agreements. "Every elected leader will be held accountable," AFL-CIO President...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Afghans Hold Anti-U.S. Rally on Eve of War Anniversary
Hundreds of Afghans marched through Kabul on Thursday, the eve of the 10-year anniversary of the U.S. military campaign in Afghanistan, to condemn the United States as occupiers and demand the immediate withdrawal of all foreign troops. About 300 men and women gathered early in the morning with...
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