News for 2012-01-16

Monday, January 16, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Occupy Davos Builds Igloo Village in Shadow of World's Elite
As the world's elite get set to gather this month to attend the World Economic Forum's annual gathering in Davos, Switzerland protesters aligned with the global occupy movement are busy building a home for themselves in the shadows of the fancy hotels, chalets, and restaurants of the posh mountain...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Goodbye, Fish: Rising CO2 Direct Threat to Sea Life
New research shows the disastrous consequences the world's rising carbon dioxide levels are having on ocean life. A team of researchers from the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University published their findings in the journal Nature Climate...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Israel Cyber Networks Targeted by Hackers
Israel's cyber infrastructure came under attack on Monday as a hacker, or hackers, targeted the Tel Aviv stock exchange, several banks, and El Al Airlines. The Los Angeles Time reports today:
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[field_image_caption-raw] Rumblings of Shock Doctrine: Long Beach, NY to Declare 'Emergency'
The Associated Press reports that the city of Long Beach, New York is about to declare fiscal emergency. From the Long Beach Patch :
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[field_image_caption-raw] On MLK Day, Romney Steps Up his Attacks on Immigrants
Mitt Romney is set to reinforce his strict anti-immigration stance today in South Carolina with an appearance with recent endorser Kris Kobach. Kobach is known for his work on anti-immigration laws in both Arizona and Alabama, as well as his work with the Federation for American Immigration Reform...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Romania Enters 5th Day of Anti-Austerity Protests
UPDATE: The protests have now entered their fifth straight day. Al Jazeera reports on Prime Minister Emile Boc's reaction:
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[field_image_caption-raw] Highly Radioactive Concrete Is Latest Scare for Fukushima Survivors
The Japanese government announced today that radioactive concrete has been used to construct new apartment buildings in the Fukushima Prefecture, housing evacuees from a town near the site of the multiple nuclear plant meltdowns. NHK (the Japan Broadcasting Company) is reporting Monday:
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'People' of the Internet Unite to Fight SOPA/PIPA Legislation
Opponents of online antipiracy bills making their way through the US House and Senate are garnering more victories than defeats recently as the battle for the 'soul of the internet' heats up. On the heals of an announcement from the White House over the weekend urging caution against the bills, and...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Occupy the Dream' Says Occupy the Federal Reserve
The 'Occupy the Dream' coalition has called for a national day of action today, with more than 16 groups planning on occupying their closest Federal Reserve Bank. From the Occupy the Dream website :
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[title] The Revolutionary MLK
In a startling interview, columnist and communications professor Jared Ball discusses how the image of Martin Luther King Jr. is distorted every year to foster compliance with the system King fought against.
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