News for 2011-10-17

Monday, October 17, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] New Yorkers Support #OccupyWallStreet And Want Millionaire's Tax
Good news for Occupy Wall Street protestors: 67 percent of New York City voters agree with protestors' demonstrations and 72 percent of New Yorkers statewide desire a Millionaire's Tax in order to increase taxes for those who earn more than $1 million a year.
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[title] Bill McKibben: Saving the Planet from the Bottom Up!
Bill McKibben is an author, environmentalist, and activist who wrote the first popular book about global warming. He is the co-founder of 350.org, an international organisation which, on 10/10/10, organized a day of climate solutions projects-from solar panel installations to community garden...
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[field_image_caption-raw] To Balance Budgets, Philadelphia Schools Allow Ads
Without ever cracking a book, students in Bucks County's Pennsbury School District are learning a new subject this year: marketing. Starting three weeks ago, the 16 elementary, middle, and high schools are being adorned with - some say defiled by - advertisements as large as 5 by 10 feet. By month'...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Forgiving Student Loans: A Stimulus Measure to Revitalize the Middle Class
How would your life change if, all of a sudden, you no longer had to re-pay your student loan debt? What would you do with that extra $250-$1,000 of your paycheck every single month? If Congressman Hansen Clarke (D-MI) has his way , this question might not be rhetorical anymore. Student loan debt...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Teachers to Come First in Senate Jobs Vote
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will begin breaking apart President Barack Obama’s jobs bill with a vote on the provision that helps states pay teachers and first responders, his office and the White House said Monday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Growth Patterns Must Shift or Poor Will Be Worse Off: UN
SEOUL (AlertNet) – Will the next Earth Summit in 2012 kick start a fundamental change by pushing countries to embark on a path of development that is sustainable? Or will it be just another date in a long list of international calendar events? This was the question posed by Rae Kwon Chung, director...
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Officials Peddle False Intel to Support Terror Plot Claims
WASHINGTON - Officials of the Barack Obama administration have aggressively leaked information supposedly based on classified intelligence in recent days to bolster its allegation that two higher- ranking officials from Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) were involved in a plot to assassinate...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Study: Many College Students Not Learning to Think Critically
NEW YORK — An unprecedented study that followed several thousand undergraduates through four years of college found that large numbers didn't learn the critical thinking, complex reasoning and written communication skills that are widely assumed to be at the core of a college education.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Yemen Uprising: Sana'a Rocked by Night of Fierce Fighting
Yemen's capital has been rocked by a night of deafening explosions and gunfire as troops loyal to the president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, battled with rebel tribesmen and defected soldiers for control of the city. The violence was some of the fiercest in months and has prompted fears that the fate of...
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[title] Reverend Billy, from the Church of Earthalujah, Delivers Sermon at Bank of America
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[field_image_caption-raw] Occupy Wall Street Movement Breaks Borders
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - An unprecedented wave of protest against the international financial elite and prevailing economic policies swept the globe on October 15. And New Mexico, Mexico and the greater US-borderlands were no exceptions. Protests were chalked up in San Diego, Tijuana, Las Cruces, Ciudad...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Citibank Arrests Customers for Trying to Close Accounts
NEW YORK - Customers of Citibank were arrested over the weekend after trying to close down their bank accounts. Twenty-three customers of Citibank allegedly found themselves under arrest after being locked in the bank at 555 La Guardia Place, New York by security guards who even forced legitimate...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Occupy Wall Street Reaches 1-Month Birthday
NEW YORK — The month-old Occupy Wall Street movement continues to grow, with nearly $300,000 in the bank and participants finding satisfaction in the widening impact they hope will counter the influence on society by those who hold the purse strings of the world's economies. The expanding...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Are Co-ops the Solution to Occupy Wall Street Woes?
It's a business model in British Columbia that controls more than $10 billion in assets, employs 13,000 people and returns all profits to members. The model governs enterprises in banking, housing, retail and health care. Fully one-third of British Columbians are members in at least one of the 700...
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