News for 2012-07-24

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
[title] Thousands Rally to Support Locked Out Con Ed Workers
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[field_image_caption-raw] Gun Sales Soaring in Colorado Since Theater Shooting
Gun sales are set to spike in Colorado in the wake of the theater shooting that killed 12 and injured 58 others, the Denver Post reports.
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Religious Right Propelling Homophobia in African Countries
A wave of US based religious rightwing groups working in several African countries are expanding their drive to promote both homophobia and anti-abortion stereotypes and governmental policies, according to a new study by Boston-based Political Research Associates (PRA).
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[field_image_caption-raw] Senator Sanders Asks Obama: Will You Defend Social Security?
US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) took to the Senate floor today and asked President Obama to end any speculation about his stance on Social Security and implored him to take a strong, public defense against the vociferous attacks on the program led by the Republican party and their presidential...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Union To Picket Obama Fundraiser Over Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal
Today in Portland, Ore., for the first time in Barack Obama's presidency, a union plans to picket one of his fundraisers. The 5,000 member-strong Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers (AWPPW) will picket the luncheon fundraiser because of their disgust with Obama’s handling of the Trans-...
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[field_image_caption-raw] NATO Supply Trucks Attacked in Pakistan as Fury Over Drone Strikes Continues
NATO trucks carrying supplies to Afghanistan were attacked in Pakistan on Tuesday following ongoing protests and anger in Pakistan over the July 3 reopening of the NATO supply routes and continued U.S. drone strikes which have escalated since May .
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[field_image_caption-raw] Ahead of Trial, Pennsylvania Admits Voter Fraud Does Not Exist
A pre-trial document made available ahead of a lawsuit by voter rights groups challenging the Pennsylvania's newly enacted voter ID legislation shows that the state's defense of the law will not present any evidence that "in-person voter fraud" exists in the state or that any investigations or...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Austerity's Winners = The Corporate Class
"The corporate class" is the clear winner in the global austerity game, according to analysis from Zach Carter in the Huffington Post .
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[field_image_caption-raw] Protesters Call on EPA to Deny Shell's Air Pollution, Arctic Drilling
Adding to the long list of reasons to ban Shell Oil from drilling in the Arctic, activists are now calling attention to Shell's outdated air quality permits, and calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to deny the company's recent request for a waiver of air quality requirements. The company...
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[title] 10 Years Since Downing St. Memo: Is It Happening Again?
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[field_image_caption-raw] Economists and Workers Both Say: Raise the Minimum Wage
Marking the third anniversary since the last national minimum wage increase, low-paid workers and living-wage advocates across the country on Tuesday are calling out for a renewed focus on the paltry, sub-poverty earnings that millions of Americans are expected to get by on.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Voting Rights Act' Violation? US Probes Pennsylvania's New Voter ID Law
The Civil Rights Division of the US Dept. of Justice, using specific statues contained in the Voting Rights Act of 1965, has opened an investigation into the Pennsylvania voter ID law that could prevent hundreds of thousands of eligible citizens from participating in this year's November election.
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