News for 2012-11-05

Monday, November 5, 2012
[title] Imran Khan on US Elections, Pakistan-US Relations
Al Jazeera speaks to Imran Khan, the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, about the prospects of the Pakistan-US relationship in light of Tuesday's US presidential election. Khan, who has severely criticised the US policy of conducting drone strikes on targets inside Pakistan, has...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Global Peace Network: 'Unlawful' to Award Nobel Peace Prize to EU
In a letter Monday to the Nobel Foundation, the International Peace Bureau said awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union was "unlawful" since the EU is not a "champion of peace."
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[field_image_caption-raw] Our Readers: Obama 74%, Jill Stein 18%
The Common Dreams 2012 Reader Survey results are in. Between Nov. 1st and 12PM EST Monday, 15,767 of our readers weighed in on a wide variety of issues - including who they would vote for for US President Tuesday. Some key highlights:
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[field_image_caption-raw] Polls Show Obama, Romney in Dead Heat on Eve of Election
On the eve of the 2012 US presidential elections, leading candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama met in a dead heat as the final national polls came in.
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California's Prop 37: The California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act
Prop. 37: The California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act "Requires labeling of food sold to consumers made from plants or animals with genetic material changed in specified ways. Prohibits marketing such food, or other processed food, as “natural.” Provides exemptions. Fiscal Impact:...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Keystone XL Protestors Occupy TransCanada's Lobby Firm
Dozens of protestors linked arms, barring the doors of TransCanada's lobbying firm Monday morning to protest in solidarity with the Tar Sands Blockade. The crowd gathered outside the Washington D.C. offices chanting "No pipeline! No tar sands! No destruction of indigenous lands!" According to the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Voting Rights Group Empowers Citizen Journalists to "Fight Back"
Voting rights group Video the Vote calls on citizen journalists to take action at polling places tomorrow. The campaign is asking anyone with a smartphone to be on the alert for fishiness at the polls and to video any incidents or irregularities such as long lines, closed polls, denied voters,...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Paul Ryan's 'Judeo-Christian' Fear Mongering
In a conference call on Sunday, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan warned tens of thousands of Evangelical Christians that President Barack Obama would jeopardize "Judeo-Christian, Western civilization values" if he is re-elected.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Study: Predicted 6ºC Rise by 2100 Should End "Business as Usual"
A new report by a global accounting firm announced Monday that businesses around the world are ill-prepared to meet the challenges of climate change and issued a warning, citing their extensive analyses of world economies, that global temperatures could rise by as much as 6ºC by the end of the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Greece Jumpstarts Week of Protests as General Strike Takes on Austerity
Greek workers began a week of anti-austerity strikes across the country Monday as state hospital doctors, taxi drivers, Athens transport workers and journalists walked off the job . The action comes ahead of a nationwide general strike on Tuesday and Wednesday, which will grind the country's...
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[title] In Florida, Voting as Endurance Challenge
Scott Arceneaux, executive director of the Florida Democratic Party, talks with Maddow about the legal efforts being made in Florida to extend early voting to offer some relief to Floridians waiting for hours to cast their ballot, enduring a hardship imposed by Governor Rick Scott and state...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Drive to Label GMO Food Battered by Industry's Big Bucks
A state ballot initiative in California with big implications for the nation's food system has seen massive opposition by industrial agricultural corporations in the final weeks, and an infusion of nearly $46 million dollars may just be enough to thwart the grassroots effort demanding that...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Despite Radical Vision, GOP Set to Keep House
Whether Barack Obama finds reelection victory on Tuesday or falls short to Mitt Romney, one thing seems increasingly clear: the House of Representatives will likely remain in Republican control.
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