News for 2011-10-26

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
[title] Glenn Greenwald on Two-Tiered U.S. Justice System, Obama’s Assassination Program, the Arab Spring, and Occupy Wall Street
Part I: Glenn Greenwald on Two-Tiered U.S. Justice System, Obama’s Assassination Program & the Arab Spring: Part II: Glenn Greenwald on Occupy Wall Street, Banks Too Big to Jail and the Attack on WikiLeaks:
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[field_image_caption-raw] Labor and Occupy Movements Continue to Stand in Solidarity
NEW YORK —The union movement didn’t lead the Occupy Wall Street movement that began on Sept. 17 – but it didn't take long for many union members and local unions to begin happily supporting it. Earlier this month, the head of the "house of labor," Richard Trumka, blessed it.
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Income Disparity, Economic Anxiety Grow: Studies
WASHINGTON — Income for the richest Americans has grown 15 times faster than for the poor since 1979, a government study showed, as a poll out Wednesday highlighted deep anxiety over uneven wealth distribution a year ahead of US elections. The income disparity, and concentration of more than 80...
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Democrats Seek Up to $3 Trillion in Budget Savings
WASHINGTON - U.S. Democrats are proposing $2.5 trillion to $3 trillion in measures to reduce the budget deficit, including revenue increases and significant cuts to Medicare, congressional aides told Reuters. The plan was unveiled on Tuesday at a closed-door meeting of a special 12-member...
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[field_image_caption-raw] UN: World Will Miss Economic Benefit of 1.8 billion Young People
The world is in danger of missing a golden opportunity for development and economic growth, a "demographic dividend", as the largest cohort of young people ever known see their most economically productive years wasted, a major UN population report warned on Wednesday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Another Tibetan Monk 'Sets Himself Ablaze' in China
A Tibetan Buddhist monk is said to have set himself ablaze in western China, the tenth reported ethnic Tibetan this year to resort to the extreme form of protest. The Free Tibet, a UK-based advocacy group, said that the latest self-immolation took place on Tuesday outside a monastery in Ganzi in...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Afghans Find Little to Praise in New US-Led Offensive
KABUL, Afghanistan — As U.S.-led coalition forces intensify their battle against insurgents in rugged eastern Afghanistan, many residents there remain skeptical of the chances for military success and worry about the fallout from increased fighting. NATO and Afghan forces announced Monday that two...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Police Turn Oakland Into War Zone
Incredible footage emerged from downtown Oakland last night - not of basic law enforcement efforts to maintain public "health and safety" as the police have been claiming - but of a war zone in which police shot tear gas, bean bags, wooden dowels, flash grenades, and rubber bullets at protesters.
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[title] No Escape from Screen for US Children
Half of American children under eight now have access to mobile devices like iPhones and iPads. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no screen time for children under two, but numbers suggest they too are being increasingly exposed to television, computers and mobile devices.
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[field_image_caption-raw] NY Fed's $40 Billion Iraqi Money Trail
It has been called the largest airborne transfer of currency in the history of the world. But finding out what happened to all the money involved has become one of the biggest financial mysteries of all time.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Civil Society Groups Call for Action to Curb Land Grabbing
CHANGWON, South Korea - Civil society organisations are calling on governments in developing countries to stop leasing and selling out land to transnational corporations because it leads to land degradation and food insecurity. Africa is one of the continents where corporations are flocking to...
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