News for 2011-10-14

Friday, October 14, 2011
[title] 15 October, 2011 - United for Global Change
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[field_image_caption-raw] Turning Occupy Anger Into Local Change
The Occupy Together movement has been criticized for not having focused demands. Some unions, however, are trying to use the momentum and energy of Occupy Wall Street (and myriad other protests that have followed its lead) to make very specific policy demands to local governments trying to enact...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Obama Sends US Combat Troops to Uganda
US President Barack Obama has announced he is deploying 100 "combat-equipped" troops to Uganda to help efforts against rebels of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), who Washington accuse of grievous human rights abuses. The US troops, subject to the approval of national authorities, could also deploy...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Rick Perry Officials Spark Revolt after Doctoring Environment Report
Officials in Rick Perry's home state of Texas have set off a scientists' revolt after purging mentions of climate change and sea-level rise from what was supposed to be a landmark environmental report. The scientists said they were disowning the report on the state of Galveston Bay because of...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Wall Street Sit-In Goes Global Saturday
For an October revolution, dress warm. That's the word going out - politely - on the Web to rally street protests on Saturday around the globe from New Zealand to Alaska via London, Frankfurt, Washington and, of course, New York, where the past month's Occupy Wall Street movement has inspired a...
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[title] EXPOSED: Cancer Risks for Koch Profits
Is a Koch Industries factory getting away with murder? While the brothers wage war against safety precautions, every day their factory is dumping millions of gallons of wastewater into streams that flow near a small rural town in Arkansas. Take action: http://kochbrothersexposed.com
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[field_image_caption-raw] Colorado State Patrol, Denver Police Clearing Occupy Denver Camp Site
DENVER, Colorado - At least one person has been arrested as police in riot gear moved into the Occupy Denver camp early this morning to dismantle tents and remove debris. Around 6:25 a.m., police marched lock-step through the camp, moving protesters into the street. "The whole world is watching,"...
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[title] Reality of Women's Health Lost in GOP Abortion Fixation
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[field_image_caption-raw] FBI Account of "Terror Plot" Suggests Sting Operation
WASHINGTON - While the administration of Barack Obama vows to hold the Iranian government "accountable" for the alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington, the legal document describing evidence in the case provides multiple indications that it was mainly the result of an FBI "...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Republicans Advance Bill to Slash Funding for UN
WASHINGTON- One day after a nation-wide poll found strong popular support for the United Nations, Republicans on a key Congressional foreign policy committee Thursday voted to cut U.S. funding for the world body if it did not implement major changes. The Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Zuccotti Park Cleaning Cancelled For Now
More than a thousand demonstrators celebrated early Friday morning as the Bloomberg administration announced at the last minute that they would not pursue the clearing of the Occupy Wall Street home base at this time. At the request of Brookfield Properties, which owns the occupied Zuccotti Park,...
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