News for 2011-10-13

Thursday, October 13, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] Occupy Colleges: Student Supporters Of Occupy Wall Street Continue To Show Solidarity
NEW YORK -- Thursday afternoon, in concert with the Occupy Wall Street movement, students from nearly 150 college campuses across the country will participate in their second protest in as many weeks.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Occupy Wall Street Movement is Twice as Popular as the Tea Party: Time Poll
In the protest movement popularity contest, Occupy Wall Street is whooping the Tea Party. The demonstrations against big banks has a 54% favorability rating compared to the conservative group's 27%, according to a new Time magazine poll . A sizable number - 23% - said they didn't know enough about...
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[title] Stop the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline: Call for Nov. 6th
Bill McKibben and Tar Sands Action ask you to join them on Nov. 6 for an incredible, historic event at the White House. Now is the time to stop the pipeline. Sign up at www.tarsandsaction.org/sign-up:
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[field_image_caption-raw] Protesters Suspicious of Plan to Clean up NYC Park
NEW YORK — Protesters expressed fears Thursday that a scheduled cleanup of the private park where they've been camped out near Wall Street is merely a ploy to unravel the demonstration. City officials have informed protesters that they will need to leave Zuccotti Park on Friday so that it can be...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Despite Opposition, Obama Verges on Trade Deal Disaster
President Obama is preparing to mangle his jobs message signing free-trade agreements that are opposed by unions, by Democrats and by the “99 Percenters” who recognize that the Bush-Clinton-Bush-Obama approach to trade policy has harmed the interests of working people in the United States and...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Abortion-Rights Leader Urges Others to 'Be Bold, Brave'
For some women, the decision to have an abortion is agonizing, a source of lingering regret. For Harriet Stinson, it was a simple choice, one that she has never second-guessed. She had three children already when she became pregnant for a fourth time, and she didn't think she could handle the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] San Francisco's Wells-Fargo Target of Wall Street Protest
SAN FRANCISCO -- Nearly 200 activists gathered in front of Wells Fargo Bank's corporate headquarters in San Francisco on Wednesday, with some blocking the front door in a protest that slowed downtown traffic and forced workers to use a side entrance. Pledging to "foreclose the banks," demonstrators...
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[field_image_caption-raw] My Advice to the Occupy Wall Street Protesters: Hit Bankers Where It Hurts
I've been down to "Occupy Wall Street" twice now, and I love it. The protests building at Liberty Square and spreading over Lower Manhattan are a great thing, the logical answer to the Tea Party and a long-overdue middle finger to the financial elite. The protesters picked the right target and,...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Mainstream Media 'Occupy Wall Street' Coverage Increases Sharply, But Still Relatively Low Priority
Media coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement has increased sharply, though the protests are still not at the top of the news agenda.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Indignant' Protests to Sweep Across World
MADRID — "Indignant" protesters, angered by a biting economic crisis they blame on politicians and bankers, vow to take to the streets worldwide Saturday in a protest spanning 71 nations. It is the first global show of power by the protest, born May 15 when a rally in Madrid's central square of...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Bolivian Road Protest Threatens to Flatten Evo Morales's Popularity
He came to office vowing to be a standard bearer for the dispossessed and excluded of one of South America's poorest nations. "The people are finally in power," Bolivia 's first indigenous president, Evo Morales , declared after his historic 2005 election victory.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Amnesty Calls on Canada to Arrest Bush
OTTAWA - Amnesty International called on Canadian authorities Wednesday to arrest and prosecute George W. Bush , saying the former US president authorised “torture” when he directed the US-led war on terror. Bush is expected to attend an economic summit in Surrey in Canada’s westernmost British...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Alleged Iranian Assassination Plot Suspicious, Experts Say
WASHINGTON - U.S. Justice Department charges that elements of Iran's government were behind a foiled plot on the life of Saudi Arabia's U.S. ambassador have boggled the minds of many Americans knowledgeable about both Iran and terrorism. The alleged target and modus operandi – employing a Mexican...
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[title] Tom Morello (The Nightwatchman) - This Land Is Your Land @OccupyLA
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