News for 2011-10-24

Monday, October 24, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] New Obama Foreclosure Plan Helps Banks At Taxpayers' Expense
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is introducing a new program on Monday designed to lower monthly mortgage payments for more troubled homeowners. But a key new condition in the plan would shift the financial liability for refinanced loans from Wall Street banks to the American taxpayer. And...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Wall Street Protest Plans Global Rally Ahead of G20
(Reuters) - An anti-capitalist group which sparked the Occupy Wall Street movement has called for global protests on Saturday to demand G20 leaders impose a "Robin Hood" tax on financial transactions and currency trades.
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[title] Willie and Annie Nelson Stand with the 99%
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[title] #OWS: "Where Do We Go From Here?"
On the one month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, Ed David went to Liberty Plaza to find out where the movement will go next.
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[field_image_caption-raw] WikiLeaks Suspends Publishing to Fight Financial Blockade
Julian Assange, co-founder of WikiLeaks , has announced that the whistleblowing website is suspending publishing operations in order to focus on fighting a financial blockade and raise new funds.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Wealthy Corporations with a Trillion Dollars Stashed Offshore Lobby for a 'Holiday' from US Taxes
Goaded by battalions of corporate lobbyists, members of Congress are working to give a select group of U.S. multinational firms like Apple, Oracle and Pfizer a lavish tax break on a trillion dollars stashed offshore. The avowed goal is to generate jobs and investment, but the offshore tax holiday...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Durban May Be Last Chance to Stabilize Climate Under Two Degrees
CHANGWON, South Korea - The window to limit global warming to less than two degrees C is closing so fast it can be measured in months, a new scientific analysis revealed Sunday. Without putting the brakes on carbon emissions very soon, large parts of Africa, most of Russia and northern China will...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Chemical Bomb Tossed into Occupy Maine Encampment
PORTLAND — Occupy Maine protesters say Sunday morning's attack with a chemical explosive has left them with a mixture of anxiety and resolve. "We are more motivated to keep doing what we're doing," said Stephanie Wilburn, of Portland, who was sitting near where the chemical mixture in a Gatorade...
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[field_image_caption-raw] House GOP Wants to Waive Environmental Laws on US Borders
WASHINGTON — In a move aimed at improving national security, House Republicans want to give the U.S. Border Patrol unprecedented authority to ignore 36 environmental laws on federal land in a 100-mile zone stretching along the Canadian and Mexican borders.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Girls' Behavior Problems Linked to Prenatal Bisphenol A Exposure
BOSTON - Exposure in the womb to bisphenol A, a chemical used to make plastic containers and to line cans of food, is associated with behavior and emotional problems in young girls, new research has shown for the first time. The study was led by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health,...
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[field_image_caption-raw] At Occupy London, St Pauls Protesters Vow to Stay On
Anti-capitalist protesters outside St Paul 's Cathedral in London vowed on Monday to stay there as long as they can despite claims that the historic church is losing £16,000 a day from closing the building to tourists.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Yemen President Saleh 'Likely to Fight, Not Quit'
Defiant Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh is likely to ignore a non-binding UN Security Council resolution asking him to quit, feeding fears of an all-out civil war, analysts say.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 90 Percent Turn Out for Tunisian Election
TUNIS, Tunisia -- Tunisia's first popular elections Sunday drew a solid turnout -- estimated at more than 90 percent of registered voters -- officials said. Euronews said there were long lines of people outside almost all polling stations across Tunisia waiting to cast their votes to elect an...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Tensions, Suspicions Divide Libya After Gaddafi
CAIRO - The long-time dictator who ruled Libya for nearly four decades with an iron fist may be gone, but racial hatred surfaces increasingly now by the day. A free and liberated Libya has been declared following an eight-month uprising, which resulted in the death of former Libyan leader Muammar...
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[title] The Haves and the Have Nots: Occupy Wall Street and Beyond
If you believe the protesters on Wall Street, there is a one to 99 per cent split between the 'haves' and the 'have nots'. The 'Occupy Wall Street' protestors chant is: "We are the 99 per cent", as opposed to the one per cent of society who make the big money while everyone else just gets by. The...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Child Six Billion Hopes for Peace as Population Races on to Next Milestone
In a modest flat in Visoko, near Sarajevo in Bosnia-Herzegovina, 12-year-old Adnan Nevic is playing with a globe. "America, Australia, Asia," he says, pointing out the places he would like to visit on the slightly deflated blow-up toy. His favourite subject at school is geography and he wants to be...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Military Sexual Assault and Rape 'Epidemic'
"My experience reporting military sexual assault was worse than the actual assault," says Jessica (a pseudonym for her protection), a former marine officer and Iraq veteran who left the military because of her command's poor handling of her assault charges. "The command has so much power over a...
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