News for 2012-03-09

Friday, March 9, 2012
[title] Matt Taibbi on Bank of America
On February 29 in Bryant Park, journalist Matt Taibbi talks to Occupy Wall Street activists about Bank of America and the mortgage crisis. [thumbnail via Jesse Millan ]
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Save Our School!': Students 'Hunger Strike' to Protest Budget Cuts
Three California high school students, Anai Rosales (18), Veronica Mandujano (18), and Kayla Ely (17), have been on hunger strike since Wednesday in an effort to reverse a 7-0 vote by their school board to lay-off more than 50 full-time San Leandro High school personnel, including teachers,...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Fighting Austerity: Spanish Unions Call for General Strike
Spain's two main unions, the General Workers Union and the Workers Commissions, have called for a general strike on March 29 to protest the government's austerity push.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Biggest Demonstration' in Bahrain: 100,000 Protesters Demand Democracy
Tens of thousands have protested in Manama, capital city of Bahrain, today, calling for democracy and civil rights. Up to 100,000 have been estimated in the streets as the march "stretched for miles".
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[field_image_caption-raw] In Wake of Clinton's Cholera Admission, Haitians Demand 'Justice' from UN
An admission earlier this week by Bill Clinton, former US President and now the United Nation's Special Envoy to Haiti, that it was UN soldiers who likely spurred a deadly cholera outbreak in the Caribbean nation was a welcome development for many Haitians. Since the epidemic, unleashed in the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Confirmed: Fracking Caused Ohio Earthquakes
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has confirmed that a series of earthquakes in the state were caused by injecting leftover fracking fluids, "brine," deep into wells. ODNR stated today:
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[field_image_caption-raw] NAACP Looks to UN in Fight Against Increasing US Voter Suppression
The NAACP is sending representatives next week to a session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland to argue that minority community members are facing clear voter suppression efforts in the United States, NAACP President Ben Jealous said during a press call on Thursday.
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[title] New Laws Impede Low Income Voters as Wealthy Turn Out for Romney
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[field_image_caption-raw] Beware The 'Student Debt Bomb', says New Report
The amount of student borrowing crossed the $100 billion threshold for the first time in 2010 and total outstanding loans exceeded $1 trillion for the first time in 2011, according to a new report.
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