News for 2012-06-13

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
[title] Jamie Dimon’s ‘Family Reunion’ with the Senate Banking Committee
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[field_image_caption-raw] Whistleblower Bradley Manning Thanks Supporters
Pfc. Bradley Manning is facing court-martial for leaking government documents to the website WikiLeaks. Manning's case has garnered support from many followers who regard him as a champion for governmental transparency. In a statement released by Manning's lawyer David Coombs, Manning passed along...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Obama to Skip Rio Earth Summit
The U.S. state department has announced that President Obama will not be attending the Rio+20 Earth Summit, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, this month in Brazil.
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Trade Agreement Leak Reveals 'Radical New Powers' for Multinational Corporations
The release today of a confidential document from ongoing US trade negotiations with eight Pacific nations -- known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) -- reveals that provisions included in the trade agreement would drastically undermine Obama's proposed domestic agenda and give unprecented...
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Drone Program Fuels Global Dismay with Obama Presidency
President Obama is still vastly more popular internationally than his predecessor, George W.
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[field_image_caption-raw] We're Number 88! We're Number 88! US Ranked Low on Global Peace Index
The just released 2012 Global Peace Index (GPI) from the Institute for Economics and Peace shows that the world has become slightly more peaceful over the last two years, with Iceland ranking as the most peaceful country and Somalia ranking as the least peaceful place. The U.S. ranks 88 of 158.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Protesters Shout 'Jamie Dimon is a Crook' at JPMorgan Senate Hearing
JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon is on Capitol Hill today to provide Congressional testimony and face questioning from members of the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. Dimon and JP Morgan have helped bankroll the campaigns of many of the members of the Senate committee including...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Johnson & Johnson 19th Company, 23rd Private Sector Member, to Cut Ties with ALEC
Johnson & Johnson , a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council's corporate "Private Enterprise" board and its Civil Justice and Health and Human Servi
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[title] Marching in Memory of Khaled Said, Protesters Call For Election Boycott
"The Military Council is trying to stick us between two candidates, so we've created a third option: boycott the elections or spoil your vote."
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[field_image_caption-raw] Greek's Leftist Leader Holds Firm Against Fear-Mongering Ahead of Crucial Elections
Just four days ahead of crucial elections in Greece that could well determine the fate of the Eurozone economy, Alexis Tsipras, leader of the ascendant left Syriza party, continued to hold firm against a wave of fear-mongering from conservative forces and resisted compromise as it related to his...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Scores Dead in Spate of Bombings, Shootings Across Iraq
A wave of bombings and shootings rocked Iraq during a major Shiite religious commemoration on Wednesday, killing at least 56 people and wounded dozens more, according to various reports and officials on the ground. One of the deadliest blasts occurred in the Kadhimiyah area of north Baghdad, Al-...
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