News for 2011-10-10

Monday, October 10, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] Michael Bloomberg: Wall Street Protesters Can Stay Indefinitely
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Monday the Occupy Wall Street protesters can camp out in Zuccotti Park in downtown Manhattan for as long as they want.
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[field_image_caption-raw] ‘Bank Transfer Day’ Causes Credit Union Buzz
Even with most credit unions closed for Columbus Day there was plenty of online buzz, and uncertainty, about what the credit union industry role might be on “Bank Transfer Day,” the latest event surfacing from the “Occupy Wall Street” protests. Industry sources, speaking off the record, suggested...
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[field_image_caption-raw] The Class Warfare the Rich Don't Understand
"Those who own the country ought to govern it." - Founding father, John Jay
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[field_image_caption-raw] Thousands Expected at Chicago Financial Conferences Protests
CHICAGO - A coalition called "Stand Up Chicago" is planning a protest against economic inequality on Monday at meeting of the Futures Industry Association and the American Mortgage Bankers Association. The coalition, representing a variety of community and worker groups, expects thousands of people...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Seasoned Activists Critique, Celebrate Wall Street Protests
NEW YORK — To veterans of past social movements, the Occupy Wall Street protests that began in New York and spread nationwide have been a welcome response to corporate greed and the enfeebled economy. But whether the energy of protesters can be tapped to transform the political climate remains to...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Hungry for Change: Food Insecurity in an Age of Austerity
Just as the sun is rising, they slowly shuffle up the steps, waiting for the red doors to open. The unseasonably warm weather helps. The aches in their bones aren't so bad as they try to shake off the stiffness and pain of another night on the streets. Many have a favourite spot to sleep in, and...
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[field_image_caption-raw] New Zealand Oil Spill: Conservationists Warn of Wildlife 'Tragedy'
Conservationists have warned of an impending wildlife "tragedy" caused by an oil spill off the east coast of New Zealand , with populations of penguins, whales, seals and seabirds set to be hardest hit. A severe weather warning for the Bay of Plenty area on Monday has heightened fears that the...
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[title] Sign Language: Messages from Occupy Wall Street
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[field_image_caption-raw] Occupy Wall Street-Style Protests Spread to Britain
LONDON — A young woman spray-paints the final letter on a floral-patterned sheet. Unfurled it reads: "Occupy London, 15 Oct, occupylsx.org." The small group of assembled activists applaud its look. “I love the kitschiness of it. It’s so ‘Laura Ashley’ English — perfect for a protest,” one says,...
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[field_image_caption-raw] The Occupied Wall Street Journal: A Protest’s Ink-Stained Fingers
At the Occupy Wall Street demonstration in Zuccotti Park, you’ll find all of the essentials of a state-of-the-art protest: drum circles, cheeky and plaintive handwritten signs, and, next to a thrumming generator, a hub of social media activity, including live streaming of the proceedings.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Report: US Got Secret Order to Snoop on WikiLeaks
WASHINGTON — The U.S. government obtained secret court orders to force Google Inc and a small Internet provider to hand over information from email accounts of a WikiLeaks volunteer, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday .
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[title] Does Locking Young Offenders Up Longer, Make Us Safer?
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[field_image_caption-raw] 24 Killed in Clashes with Troops as Violence Returns to Tahrir Square
Twenty-four people were killed and 150 injured in Cairo yesterday during the most violent scenes to hit the country since February's revolution ousted ex-President Hosni Mubarak. Reports said trouble escalated after Christians, protesting an attack on a church, threw rocks and petrol bombs and set...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Food Crises Compromising Fight Against World Hunger, Warns UN Report
Food crises are jeopardising efforts to achieve the millennium development goal of halving the proportion of people who suffer from hunger by 2015, United Nations food experts warned today. In an annual report on world hunger , UN food agencies said food price volatility is likely to continue and...
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