News for 2011-10-25

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] UN Tally Excluded Most Afghan Civilian Deaths in Night Raids
WASHINGTON/KABUL - A July United Nations report asserting that only 30 civilians died in targeted raids in Afghanistan during the first six months of 2011 reflected only a very small fraction of night raids in which civilians were killed, according to officials of the independent Afghan commission...
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[field_image_caption-raw] OWS's Beef: Wall Street Isn't Winning – It's Cheating
I was at an event on the Upper East Side last Friday night when I got to talking with a salesman in the media business. The subject turned to Zucotti Park and Occupy Wall Street, and he was chuckling about something he'd heard on the news. "I hear [Occupy Wall Street] has a CFO , " he said. "I...
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[title] #RobinHood Global March - Gear Up!
Eight years ago, on February 15, 2003, upwards of 15 million people in sixty countries marched together to stop President Bush from invading Iraq ... a huge chunk of humanity lived for one day without dead time and glimpsed the power of a united people's movement. Now we have an opportunity to...
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[title] Roger Doiron: A Subversive Plot: How to Grow a Revolution in Your Own Backyard
Roger Doiron is founding director of Kitchen Gardeners International, a network of people taking a hands-on approach to re-localizing the global food supply. Doiron is an advocate for new policies, technologies, investments, and fresh thinking about the role of gardens. His successful petition to...
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[field_image_caption-raw] New Senior Adviser for Obama Campaign Lobbied for Keystone Pipeline, Comcast Merger
President Obama’s 2012 campaign has a new senior adviser — a former lobbyist for the company pushing the Keystone XL pipeline, who also lobbied for Comcast throughout the period that the media conglomerate was seeking approval for its merger with NBC-Universal. The campaign hired Broderick Johnson...
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[title] From Tahrir to Wall Street: Egyptian Revolutionary Asmaa Mahfouz Speaks at Occupy Wall Street
Occupy Wall Street received a surprise visit Monday from several leading Egyptian activists, including 26-year-old Asmaa Mahfouz. She is one of the founders of the April 6 Youth Movement, which is the group credited with helping to organize the January 25 protests that eventually toppled the regime...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Early Morning Police Raid Ousts Occupy Oakland
OAKLAND -- Before dawn Tuesday, at least 200 police, many in riot gear, tore down the Occupy Oakland encampment in front of City Hall and arrested dozens of people. A smaller camp near Lake Merritt was also dismantled. Early reports from police say the raids went smoothly, with all protesters...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Bodies of 53 'Executed' Gaddafi Loyalists Discovered
The dead had been dumped on the "Sea-View Gardens" of an abandoned hotel. Many of the killings had been carried out with shots to the head; some were already injured when the executions took place; some had their hands tied behind their backs. Amid bullet and bomb casings, pools of water from burst...
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[field_image_caption-raw] It’s True, Bankers Really Do Control the World: Study
WINTERTHUR, Switzerland - Here’s a gift to Occupy Wall Street protesters around the world: you now have scholarly proof that banks control the world. Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, also known as ETH, have published a paper that argues just 147 companies account for...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Ruling Military Council Intensifies Media Clampdown in Egypt
CAIRO, Egypt - The media clampdown in Egypt is worsening. Over the past six weeks, the ruling military council has censored the press, raided news organizations, shut down broadcasts and intimidated journalists. "The military government has revived Mubarak-era repression," says Mohamed Abdel Dayem...
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[field_image_caption-raw] #OWS: Not Just a Protest, But a Little Utopia
NEW YORK - The Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement has withstood political pressure, bad weather, police violence, and over a thousand arrests, and is continuing to grow in New York City a month in. It has spread to over 100 cities in the U.S. and many more worldwide, and is linking up with popular...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Obama Administration Clears Way for Wave of Industrial Offshore Oil Drilling in Arctic
SAN FRANCISCO - On Monday, The Center for Biological Diversity and allies appealed the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to issue Clean Air Act permits allowing Shell to drill for oil in the Arctic. The corporation’s Discoverer drillship plans to sink exploration wells in the Beaufort and...
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