News for 2011-10-30

Sunday, October 30, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] Former US Chief Prosecutor Condemns 'Law-Free Zone' of Guantánamo
The former chief prosecutor for the US government at Guantánamo Bay has accused the administration he served of operating a "law-free zone" there, on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the order to establish the detention camp on Cuba.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Credit Unions Bask in Big Bank Backlash
Consumer fury against big banks is jingling the till at credit unions. The small not-for-profits, generally viewed as a low-key corner of the financial services business, have been picking up customers who say they're fed up with bank fees and account requirements. TopLine Federal Credit Union in...
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[field_image_caption-raw] World of 'Contradiction' Awaits 7 Billionth Person
UNITED NATIONS — The world's seven billionth person will be born Monday into what UN leader Ban Ki-moon calls a "world of contradiction" -- and facing an uphill battle if it is on the wrong side of the poverty line. While many countries around the world will be choosing their own symbolic baby,...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Occupy Vancouver Marches in Support of Robin Hood Tax
Roughly 300 Occupy Vancouver demonstrators marched through the downtown core Saturday afternoon as part of the global protests demanding that G20 leaders institute a Robin Hood tax on currency trading and speculative financial transactions. Marchers called out for Prime Minister Stephen Harper to...
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[field_image_caption-raw] US to Boost Gulf Presence After Iraq Pullout: Report
The United States is planning to bolster its military presence in the Gulf after it pulls out its remaining troops from Iraq, the New York Times reported in its online edition on Sunday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Turned Off by Obama, Young Enviros Look to EPA for Salvation
For Arielle Klagsbrun, the Keystone XL pipeline is President Obama’s last chance.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Clerics Suppress Report on Bankers' Greed to Save Church Embarrassment
A highly critical report into the moral standards of bankers has been suppressed by St Paul's Cathedral amid fears that it would inflame tensions over the Occupy London tent protest. The report, based on a survey of 500 City workers who were asked whether they thought they were worth their...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Ron Paul, Tea Party Godfather, Says ‘Occupy’ All About ‘Handouts'
CARROLL, Iowa -- Ron Paul outlined what he believed was the difference between “Occupy Wall Street” and the “Tea Party.” “Some are demonstrating, because they’re scared to death they won’t get their handouts,” Paul said yesterday. “And the other half are demonstrating, because they’re sick and...
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