News for 2012-09-14

Friday, September 14, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Protesters Interrupt Paul Ryan Speech: ‘Corporations Are Not People!’
As GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan gave a speech at the Value Voters Summit on Friday, two protesters consecutively interrupted the representative , yelling 'Corporations are not people!' Both of the protesters were dragged out of the building by security. "Corporations are not people!”...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Romney: "Middle Income" in the US is $250,000
How does GOP presidential hopeful and multi-millionaire Mitt Romney define 'middle class' in the United States? According to his response to a question about whether or not he considers "middle class" income for Americans to be somewhere around "$100,000" by ABC's George Stephanopoulos on Friday,...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Tentative' Deal Struck in Chicago Teachers Strike
A tentative deal between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) may have been reached on Friday, Chicago's WGN News reports . The agreement, which would have students and teachers back in the classroom on Monday, still must be approved by the union's House of Delegates.
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[title] Decades Of Deception: The Coal Industry Has Advertised ‘Clean Coal’ Since At Least 1921
Coal is clean! Environmental regulations will cripple the economy! Scientific evidence about coal pollution and the environment is inadequate and uncertain! Sound familiar? Big Coal relies on these arguments today in order to block environmental and public health protections. Searching through...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Twitter Hands Over Occupy Tweets to New York Judge
Twitter was forced to hand over Occupy protester tweets to a New York criminal judge on Friday, following an ongoing battle between prosecutors and the social media site over the privacy of the data. The tweets in question were posted by Occupy protestor Malcolm Harris, one of many arrested during...
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[field_image_caption-raw] NYT: Fossil Fuel Industry Pumping Millions Into Anti-Obama Efforts
An analysis from the New York Times published Friday shows that fossil fuel industry has been pumping millions into television ads to defeat President Obama. Eric Lipton and Clifford Krauss write in their report that $153 million has been spent this year on television ads that promote fossil fuels...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Canadian Environmentalists Plan Mass Mobilization Against Tar Sands Pipeline
Environmental activists in Canada have announced plans for a mass sit in at the British Columbia legislature to protest the proposed tar sands pipeline.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Anti-American Protests Flare in Muslim Countries
Protest and popular anger raged in streets in many Muslim-majority countries on Friday. The anti-American sentiment exhibited across the globe has been fueled by disgust at an anti-Islamic film produced in the United States and follows already tense and violent days in Cairo, Benghazi, and...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Japan Moves Toward Nuclear-Free Future
Japan has announced a plan for zero reliance on nuclear energy by the end of the 2030s following widespread protests over the energy since the Fukushima disaster.
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[title] As US Inequality Widens, Cornel West and Tavis Smiley Launch Poverty Tour 2.0
New government data shows economic inequality continued to widen in the United States last year. The Census Bureau reports the wealthiest Americans increased their share of total wealth by 4.9 percent, while the median income reached its lowest level since 1995. Some 46.2 million Americans were...
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Attack Would Destroy Region, Not Iran's Nuke Program: Report
WASHINGTON - While U.S. or Israeli air strikes may delay the building by Iran of a nuclear weapon, they are unlikely to prevent it altogether and could well prove counter-productive, according to a major new report signed by nearly three dozen former top U.S. foreign-policy makers, military...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Report Cites US as Example of World's Failing Democracies
An international commission led by former UN chief Kofi Annan warns that the world's democracies, and the United States specifically, are being corrupted by the increasingly strong role of "uncontrolled, undisclosed, illegal and opaque" financing of political campaigns.
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