News for 2011-11-03

Thursday, November 3, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] Obama Considering Reduction in US Combat Role in Afghanistan
Officials said various options were under consideration, but the US president is gearing up for a re-election campaign in which he is expected to emphasis his ending of the Iraq war this year and his efforts to wind down combat in Afghanistan by 2014. If he goes ahead with the plan, he will face...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Report: Corporate Taxpayers and Corporate Tax Dodgers, 2008-2010
A report issued today by Citizens for Tax Justice and the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy shows that 78 out of 280 of America’s most profitable companies paid no federal income tax in at least one of the last three years. Thirty of these companies paid a 'less than zero' rate between 2008...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Military Prosecutors: U.S. Has Authority to Detain Gitmo Prisoners Indefinitely, Regardless of Guilt
Military prosecutors are insisting the U.S. government has the authority to indefinitely detain a prisoner at the military base at Guantánamo Bay, even if he is found innocent by a military tribunal. Abd al Rahim al Nashiri faces arraignment next week on charges he masterminded the attack on the U...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Occupy' Protesters Heckle Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in Chicago
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who made news this year when he signed a bill that shut down the collective bargaining rights of state workers , spoke at the Union League Club of Chicago this morning. Meanwhile, members of Stand Up Chicago! had announced in advance that they planned to protest the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Greek Government on Brink of Collapse Over Debt Crisis
The Greek government stands on the point of collapse, with the country set for a general election over membership of the euro rather than the referendum planned for early December. Calls for a national unity government embracing the opposition also intensified as EU political leaders and financial...
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[title] The People vs. Goldman Sachs: Live Stream of Public Hearing at Liberty Square
Today (Thursday, November 3rd) the People, the 99 percent, will hold A People’s Hearing of Goldman Sachs in Liberty Square Park and march on Goldman Sachs! The people will bring to justice perhaps the single most egregious perpetrator of economic fraud and corruption in the United States. The...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Citizens United Spends Big in Ohio
Citizens United, the conservative political organization best known for the eponymous Supreme Court decision that last year altered the nation’s campaign finance landscape, will on Thursday begin blasting six-figures worth of advertisements throughout Ohio in support of limiting most state workers...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Israel to 'Prevent' Aid Ships Reaching Gaza
Israel has announced that its navy will attempt to stop two boats carrying pro-Palestinian activists bound for the Gaza Strip, in the latest attempt by activists to break the four-year Israeli blockade against the territory.
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[title] Sen. Bernie Sanders on the New Constitutional Amendment Aimed at Overturning the Supreme Court’s Citizens United Decision
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders discusses the president’s recent climb in the polls and the movement to overturn the landmark Supreme Court decision known as Citizens United. “Whether you’re talking to a Republican or a progressive, people are saying that that Supreme Court decision, Keith, is...
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[title] Bill Black: Jobs Now, Stop the Foreclosures, Jail the Banksters
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[field_image_caption-raw] Militants Target Private Firm Serving NATO in Herat
Two attackers were exchanging fire with Afghan troops Thursday after a suicide bombing on a logistics company working with NATO near an airport in western Afghanistan, officials said. The attack on the private company happened on the outskirts of Herat city, a few hundred metres from the NATO-led...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Poorest Poor In US Hits New Record
WASHINGTON — The ranks of America's poorest poor have climbed to a record high — 1 in 15 people — spread widely across metropolitan areas as the housing bust pushed many inner-city poor into suburbs and other outlying places and shriveled jobs and income. New census data paint a stark portrait of...
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[field_image_caption-raw] House Committee Okays Sweeping Sanctions on Iran
WASHINGTON - Amid growing tensions in the Middle East, including speculation about a possible Israeli attack on Iran, a key U.S. Congressional committee Wednesday approved two bills that would impose sweeping new economic and diplomatic sanctions against Tehran. The legislation, which includes...
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