News for 2012-07-08

Sunday, July 8, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Russian Deluge Claims 150 Lives: 'Three Months of Rain in One Night'
Flash floods over the weekend have claimed the lives of at least 150 people in Russia, according to officials and various reports. Streets turned to rivers, bridges were washed away and thousands of homes were inundated by rising waters in towns in the region near the Black Sea, after over a foot...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Tens of Thousands March in Mexico Against Right's President-Elect
Tens of thousands of students, unionists, leftists and angered citizens marched in Mexico's capital on Saturday to protest Enrique Pena Nieto's apparent win in the country's presidential election, accusing his PRI party of vote-rigging, fraud, and corruption.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Woody Guthrie, says Daughter, was a 'Commonist' Not a 'Communist'
On the eve of what would be his 100th birthday Nora Guthrie says of her famous folk singer father, Woody Guthrie, that he was too busy breaking molds to fit into one and always resisted being "put in the straight jacket' of political parties. Woody Guthrie was "a commonist, not a communist," his...
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[field_image_caption-raw] To Aid Afghans, Not Just Afghanistan
HERAT, Afghanistan - Afghanistan’s international donors gather on Sunday in Tokyo for a conference at which they are expected to pledge economic aid, and ensure their assistance level will be maintained after withdrawal of ISAF-NATO troops, in 2014. But Afghan people and civil society groups...
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[title] Moyers & Company: Is Labor A Lost Cause?
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[field_image_caption-raw] Enraged by Privatization Plan, Greek Left Resists
Calls by Greece's ruling coalition government to speed up the sale of state-owned assets -- including state railway systems, water infrastructure, and power utilities -- compelled Syriza, the left coalition party, to say the move was tantamount to putting a 'for sale sign' on the country and would...
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