News for 2011-11-20

Sunday, November 20, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] Mellower Occupy Movement Grows in the Suburbs
Gerri Field stood with hundreds of protesters in front of Tiffany's in Walnut Creek this week, railing against economic injustice at the top of her lungs and drawing approving honks from passing cars with her sign, "Heal America, Tax Wall Street." For two sunny midday hours, the crowd did its best...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Egyptians Repel Police and Army Attack; Retake Tahrir Square, 3 Protesters Dead and 192 Injured
7:49pm: Ministry of health revises numbers for dead in clashes down to three and says 192 people have been injured. 7:46pm Al Jazeera reports large protests in Suez in solidarity with protesters in Cairo. In Alexandria, Large numbers of mourners bury member of Revolutionary Youth Coalition who was...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Israel Shuts Down Dovish "All for Peace" Radio Station
JERUSALEM -- Israel has ordered the shutdown of a dovish Israeli-Palestinian radio station, officials and the station's operators said on Sunday. The station and other critics said the move was politically motivated, and part of a broader assault on democracy by conservative forces in the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Future Cancers from Fukushima Plant May Be Hidden
FUKUSHIMA, Japan — Even if the worst nuclear accident in 25 years leads to many people developing cancer, we may never find out. Looking back on those early days of radiation horror, that may sound implausible. But the ordinary rate of cancer is so high, and our understanding of the effects of...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Lobbying Firm's Memo Spells Out Plan to Undermine Occupy Wall Street
A well-known Washington lobbying firm with links to the financial industry has proposed an $850,000 plan to take on Occupy Wall Street and politicians who might express sympathy for the protests, according to a memo obtained by the MSNBC program “Up w/ Chris Hayes.” The proposal was written on the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Bottled Water Companies Target Minorities, Poor
NEW YORK - Water is the lifeblood of this planet, whose inhabitants are watching its accelerated spiral into crisis mode even as they struggle to address the issues and lifestyles that are stretching the earth's resources thin. Outwardly, the global water crisis appears straightforward - people...
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