News for 2012-06-12

Tuesday, June 12, 2012
[title] David Harvey: 'The Occupy Movement is Saying We Have to Create an Alternative City'
David Harvey compares the Occupy movement to the Paris commune and concludes its aims are similar: to take back and reshape the cities to which its members belongs.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Federal Reserve Directors' Banks and Businesses Took $4 Trillion in Bailouts: Report
A report released today by US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has revealed the names of 18 former and current directors from Federal Reserve Banks who directly benefited from financial bailouts after the 2008 crisis. The Reserve directors worked in banks and corporations that collectively received...
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[field_image_caption-raw] America's Love Affair With the Motor Car Is Running on Empty
America's love of driving is iconic. The open road is a central manifestation of America the free. During the 20th century, the total movement of cars and trucks on our national roads and highways grew as fast as our economy, or faster. Movement – measured by total vehicle miles traveled (VMT) –...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Chicago Teachers Union Votes 90 per cent in Favor of Strike
On Monday, 90 per cent of Chicago Teachers Union members, roughly 23,780 city employees, voted to support a strike if one is called, amid tumultuous talks with Chicago Public Schools officials over this year's 'aggressive school reform'. Since taking office a year ago, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel...
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[field_image_caption-raw] DOJ Showdown over Florida Voter Purge Escalates
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[field_image_caption-raw] Nobel Prize-Winner Elinor Ostrom Dies at 78
Elinor Ostrom, the only woman to receive the Nobel Prize in economics, died today at the age of 78 from cancer.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Over 1300 Fukushima Residents Demand Nuclear Officials Face Jail
Over 1300 residents of Fukushima filed a criminal complaint on Monday against 33 people including Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) executives and workers in government organizations saying that they are responsible for negligence over the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster and should go to...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Wikileaks' Assange Appeals UK Extradition Decision
Lawyers for Julian Assange on Tuesday challenged the UK Supreme Court’s decision to extradite the WikiLeaks founder to Sweden to face sexual assault charges. Assange - who denies the accusations - is concerned that extradition to Sweden could ultimately lead to his eventual transfer to the United...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Guantánamo Cases
The Supreme Court has denied the request to review the cases of seven Guantánamo detainees who had petitioned the Court with the Center for Constitutional Rights . The petition questioned whether the detainees are allowed a “meaningful opportunity” to challenge the legality of their indefinite...
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[field_image_caption-raw] More Austerity Won't Solve European Crisis, says UN
UNITED NATIONS - The increasingly precarious financial situation in Europe remains the biggest threat to the world economy, warns a U.N. report released here. The " World Economic Situation and Prospects 2012 " (WESP 2012) released Friday focuses on the need to avoid austerity measures and promote...
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[title] The Julian Assange Show: Cypherpunks, pt.2
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Lost Decade' for US Middle Class, says Economist
A survey released by Federal Reserve on Monday tells a grim story in numbers what millions of Americans have been feeling in reality for nearly ten years.
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[field_image_caption-raw] In Moscow, Tens of Thousands Take to Street to Decry Putin Rule
A day after Russian authorities ordered several raids on the homes of opposition leaders, a rally drew tens of thousands to the streets of Moscow to protest the third term of President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday. People carried large banners and shouted "Russia Will Be Free" and "Russia without...
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