All Further Articles for 2012-06-19

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
If You See Something...
In the wake of this week-end's huge, silent march to protest New York's stop-and-frisk policy, a compilation video of police brutality aimed at encouraging bystanders to record - even if at some peril - police abuses in the hopeful name of accountability. Warning: graphic.
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No More, 'It's Coal Or Go.'
For the third time, a judge has reinstated Kentucky miner and whistleblower Charles Scott Howard, who lost his job at Cumberland River Coal after filing grievances over safety issues. Having long fought Cumberland - which once paid Howard overtime just to stay away - it was obvious management "worked diligently to end Howard's employment," ruled the judge. She also ordered the company to pay a $30,000 fine and post a notice they discriminated against a whistleblower. Howard has a Woody-based song, too.
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Monday, June 18, 2012
Hunger Striker Mahmoud Sarsak To Go Free
Bowing to international pressure, Israel will free Palestinian soccer star Mahmoud Sarsak, who in turn will end his three-month hunger strike, the longest by a Palestinian prisoner. The deal calls for Sarsak to be freed on July 10.
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Vagina: Can't Say It, Don't Legislate It
Thousands of people turned out in Lansing, Michigan to hear a performance of "The Vagina Monologues" on the Statehouse steps by the play's author, state legislators and Rep. Lisa Brown, reprimanded in the House for using the anatomical term for a lady's down-there parts, thus shocking her GOP colleagues. Rowdy crowd.
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