News for 2012-12-08

Saturday, December 8, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Mich. Unions Galvinizing to Confront 'Right-to-Work' Legislation
Thousands of union supporters in Michigan are gearing up to confront the contentious right-to-work legislation signed on Thursday . Legislation passed by Michigan's House and Senate is expected to be signed on Tuesday by Gov. and would make the state the 24th with a right-to-work law.
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Military Detains More Than 200 Afghan Teens as 'Enemy Combatants'
More than 200 Afghan teenagers have been captured and detained by the US military, the United States told the United Nations in a very troubling report distributed this week. In recent years, the US has received criticism from a number of human rights organizations for failing to meet commitments...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Climate Fail: Cop18 Ends in 'Betrayal'
The United Nations climate change conference concluded on Saturday, a day after the talks were slated to end, addressing only a fraction of global greenhouse gases, in what is seen by climate activists as "betrayal" of the people and a commitment to add fuel to a planet already on fire.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Upping the Ante: Morsi Readies for Martial Law
Egypt's state-run newspaper, Al Ahram , is reporting that President Mohamed Morsi "has approved legislation reimposing martial law by calling on the armed forces to keep order."
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[title] "Your Governments Have Failed You": Syrian-American Student Munira Sibai Calls For Climate Justice
Speaking on behalf of youth organizations, 19-year-old Munira Sibai criticized the actions of world leaders as she addressed the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar. "Over the past two weeks, we have seen not only a complete absence of vision, but also an active effort by some...
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