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Headlines - February, 2011

Monday February 28, 2011

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Economist's Fodder for Dems: $61 Billion Cut Would Cost 700K Jobs
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Demonstrators Can Continue Overnight Stays in Wisconsin Capitol
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US Silent as Iraqi Regime Cracks Down
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Anger After a Day of Lockdown in Madison
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Barack Obama May Be Forced to Delay US Climate Action
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Uncut Comes to America, But Will It Catch On or Fizzle Out?
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‘Free Tim, Free Tim!’: Climate Justice Activist Faces Trial in Salt Lake City
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'Inside Job' Director Excoriates Wall Street as Financial Meltdown Documentary Wins Oscar
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Anatomy of a Protest: From a Simple March to a National Fight
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Regulation Lax as Gas Wells’ Tainted Water Hits Rivers
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Protecting Revolution: Another Tunisia Minister Quits
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North Korea Threatens US, South with 'All-Out War'
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World's Message to Libyan Leader Gaddafi: Time to End Your Regime
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Slow, Steady, and Threatened with Extinction
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Egypt Imposes Travel Ban on Mubarak

Sunday February 27, 2011

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Gorbachev: The US Must Take Blame for Fanning Islamic Fundamentalism
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Small Nuclear War Could Reverse Global Warming for Years
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The Price of Food is at the Heart of This Wave of Revolutions
Capitol Police Plan to Clear Building at 4; Civil Disobedience Planned
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DNC Pressures Obama, Passes Resolution Endorsing Swift End To Afghanistan War

Saturday February 26, 2011

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Labor Protests Draw Tens of Thousands Across US
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Déjà Vu: Neo-Con Hawks Take Flight over Libya
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UK Uncut Inspires US Groups to Attack Cuts and Tax Avoidance
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Protesters Say Egypt Military Used Force to Disperse Them
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Something GOP Doesn't Want to Cut: Funding for NASCAR
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Gates Warns Against More Wars Like Iraq and Afghanistan

Friday February 25, 2011

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Shoppers Wary of GM Foods Find They're Everywhere
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19 Killed in Iraq's 'Day of Rage' Protests
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Tempers Explode as Wisconsin Assembly Passes Bill Taking Away Union Rights
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Fox News Boss Persuaded Fellow Executive to 'Lie' to Federal Investigators
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Hydrofracked? One Man’s Mystery Leads to a Backlash Against Natural Gas Drilling

Thursday February 24, 2011

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Microcredit Critics Say Debt Doesn't Equal Emancipation
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Rolling Stone: Another Runaway General as Army Deploys Psy-Ops on U.S. Senators
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Assange Can Be Extradited; Could Face US Death Penalty
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Lobbyists: Obama White House Hides Meetings Off-Site
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Dirty Air Triggers More Heart Attacks Than Cocaine
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Libya: Obama Says US Considering "Full Range of Options"
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Nations Braced for 'Hacklash' as Assange Verdict Looms

Wednesday February 23, 2011

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Gov. Walker in Prank Call: 'This is Our Moment'
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Oil-Rich Saudis Try to Stave Off Revolution With Cash
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More Evidence Wall Street Pay at Near Record Levels
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Obama Drops Defense of Defense of Marriage Act
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'Chamber Gate 2011': To Left, Leaked E-mails Validate Aggressive Tactics
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In Libya, a Despot's Defiance
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Growing Anger in Pakistan Over US CIA/Blackwater Killings

Tuesday February 22, 2011

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In Ohio, Thousands Rally Against Plan to Eliminate Collective Bargaining
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Priorities? GOP Governors Shift Burden To Poor, Middle Class To Pay For Tax Breaks For Rich, Corporations
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Wisconsin's Political Crisis Is A Good Deal More Serious Than Its Fiscal Crisis
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UNEP: $1.3 Trillion a Year Would Turn World Economy Green
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Indiana Democrats Trigger Statehouse Showdown over Anti-Union Legislation
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In Search of an African Revolution
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Plutocracy Now: What Wisconsin Is Really About
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Spike Reported in Number of Stillborn Dolphins on Coast
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Billionaire Brothers’ Money Plays Role in Wisconsin Dispute
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Fresh Violence Rages in Libya
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US Gives Fresh Details of CIA Agent who Killed Two Men in Pakistan Shootout
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Idaho Teachers Unions Protest Against Proposed Cuts
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Solving the Mystery of the Bizarre Deformed Frogs
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Ohio Labor Supporters Plan Big Statehouse Rally Today

Monday February 21, 2011

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Public ‘Green Jobs’ Investments Pay Off Now, Next Year, Long-term
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In Iraq, Eight Years of Abuses and Impunity
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Warplanes and Militia Fire on Protesters in Libyan Capital
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The Future of Public Education, as Much as Unions, Is at Stake in Wisconsin
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What Does the Arab World Do When its Water Runs Out?
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Local Protest Links Afghan War, City Budget Cuts
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American Who Sparked Diplomatic Crisis over Lahore Shooting was CIA Spy
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Gaddafi Regime: We Will Fight to the End
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Yemen President Vows Not to Quit Amid Protests
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Wisconsin Solidarity Rallies Expected Nationwide Monday
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House Republicans Cut Funding to Nobel Prize-Winning UN Climate Science Body

Sunday February 20, 2011

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Palestinians Plan 'Day of Rage' after US Vetoes Resolution on Israeli Settlements
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Permafrost Melt Soon Irreversible Without Major Fossil Fuel Cuts
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'This Is What Democracy Looks Like' in Wisconsin, as Largest Crowd Yet -- 80,000 -- Opposes Union Busting
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US House Slashes Funding for Public Health, Clean Air, Clean Water
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Pause in US Pakistan Strikes Seen Linked to US Prisoner
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'Many Killed' in Libya's Benghazi
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NATO Probes Allegations of Afghan Civilian Deaths

Saturday February 19, 2011

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Barclays Branches Targeted in Protests Against Tax Avoidance
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Jesse Jackson Tells 50,000 in Wisconsin: "This is a Martin Luther King Moment!"
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House Approves Bill With Massive Spending Cuts After All-Night Session
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Nation's Eyes Turn to Wisconsin Amid Struggle over Collective Bargaining
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Libya Toll Rises as Bahrain Protesters Seize Square
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Palestinians to Make Fresh UN Anti-Settlement Bid
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Tunisians Demonstrate for Secular State
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How to Save Ourselves From the 'Save PBS' Routine

Friday February 18, 2011

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Bahrain Royal Family Orders Army to Turn on the People
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Sledge to America: The Republican Strategy
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US, Palestinians Clash over UN Vote
House Blocks Federal Aid for Planned Parenthood
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Democrats with Backbone Cheered by Wisconsin Workers
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Republican Duo Supported by Energy Industry Seek to Rein in EPA on Coal Ash
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Labor's Last Stand: Can Unions Resist a Nationwide Attack from the Right?
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Nervous Liberals say: Get Your Grubby Hands Off Social Security
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US Faces New Test Over State Violence
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House Votes to Overturn FCC Internet Rules
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Fresh Protests Hit Iraqi Cities
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Residents of Razed Afghan Village Dispute US Case for Destruction
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Death Toll Rises as Yemen Braces for More Protests
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Libya Crackdown on Protests Kills 24: Rights Group

Thursday February 17, 2011

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Anti-Globalization 'Utopias' Enter Mainstream
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Senate Democrats Boycott Thursday Vote on Walker's Budget Plan
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Cables Illuminate US Relations with Bahrain, Potential for Unrest
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"What's Disgusting? Union Busting!" Chant Wisconsin Crowds That Swell to 30,000; Key GOP Legislators Waver
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Government Shutdown Looms As Boehner Rejects Funding Stopgap
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US Calls Same Plays for Israel, But Has Game Changed?
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A New Sense of Populist Empowerment Grips the Middle East
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In Wisconsin, State Workers March Over Pension Cut
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Curveball Doubts Were Shared with CIA, says ex-German Foreign Minister
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Former Trustee: Why Social Security Isn’t a Problem
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Coal Industry Seeks Refugee Status?
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Baghdad Demands $1 Billion from US in War Damages
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Obama's Trade Deals and Trickle Down Theory Recipe for Disaster
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UK Forest Sell-Off: 'People Power' Forced U-Turn, say Campaigners
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Student Strike at University of Puerto Rico Rocks Island and Sparks Political Crisis

Wednesday February 16, 2011

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GOP Budget Plan Would Cut CFPB Funding Nearly In Half
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Link Confirmed Between Warming and Heavy Storms
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A Real-Market Alternative
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Afghans Fear Return of the Warlords as Anti-Taliban Militias Clash
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Critics: Goldman Should Give Back $2.9 Billion to Taxpayers
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Revolution or Coup in Egypt?
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Russ Feingold Launches 'Progressives United' To Combat Corporate Influences In Politics
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Hiding Horrific Tales of Torture: How Guantanamo Fuels Injustice
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Study Puts Cost of Texas Energy Deregulation at $11 Billion
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Five Ways That The GOP Is Trying To Eradicate A Woman’s Right To Choose
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Violent Protests Break Out in Libya

Tuesday February 15, 2011

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President Obama, the Jobs Crisis and Corporate America’s Game Plan
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WikiLeaks Row Intensifies as US Makes 'Privacy' Move Against Twitter
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As Budget Debates Begin, Republicans Put NPR, PBS on Chopping Block
Prisoners Have No Choice But to Drink Arsenic-Laced Water
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Defector Admits to WMD Lies That Helped Trigger Iraq War
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Anonymous: US Security Firms 'Planned to Attack WikiLeaks'
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Where to Find a Trillon Dollars
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Violence In Bahrain As Antigovernment Protests Sweep Through Middle East
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Left is Livid over Budget Safety Net Cuts
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Common Cause Questions Justice Thomas' Koch Connection
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At CPAC, Conservatives Glorify Attacks on Public-Sector Unions
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UN Report says Violence Against Afghan Children Growing
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'Indefinite' Defined: Even After Serving Sentence, US May Hold Detainee
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Chevron Fined $8.6 Billion for Pollution in Ecuador

Monday February 14, 2011

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The Obama Budget: And Why the Coming Debate Over Spending Cuts Has Nothing to Do With Reviving the Economy
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Republican Lawmakers Face Grassroots Pressure Over 'War On Contraception'
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Iran Protests: Reinvigorated Activists Take to the Streets in Thousands
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Revealed: How Energy Firms Spy on Environmental Activists
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US Military Low-Balling Size of Taliban Forces?
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Is the Army Tightening Its Grip on Egypt?
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Obama to Set Out Painful Budget Plans for Austerity in America
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A 'Dictator' Governor in Wisconsin Sets Out to Cut Wages, Slash Benefits and Destroy Public Unions
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Egyptian Labor Unrest Grows after Uprising
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Protesters and Police Clash in Bahrain on "Day of Rage"
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Dirty Crude Oil Pipeline from Canada Stirring Anger in U.S. Great Plains
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Tehran Launches Fresh Crackdown As Opposition Plans Rally
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Thousands in Yemen Demand President Step Down
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Palestinian Authority Cabinet resigns

Sunday February 13, 2011

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Egypt's New Military Rulers To Ban Unions, Strikes
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How Israel Misses Mubarak
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Assange Hails WikiLeaks Role in Middle East Revolt
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Thousands Form Human Chain in Dresden to Protest Rightwing Rally
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Egyptians Can Claim Mubarak’s Stolen Billions
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Thousands of Italy's Women Rally Against Berlusconi

Saturday February 12, 2011

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Obama Assertion: FBI Can Get Phone Records Without Oversight
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Can an Army Famous for Abuse Really Install Democracy?
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Gap Widens Between U.S. and Arab World
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Wendell Berry Joins Retired Coal Miners and Residents in Kentucky Capitol Sit-in

Friday February 11, 2011

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Algeria Prepares for Day of Pro-Democracy Protests
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At Bouazizi Home in Tunisia, Mubarak Fall Cheered in Birthplace of Arab Protest
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Hosni Mubarak Resigns as President
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Will Mubarak's Resignation Signal Genuine Progress for Egypt?
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The Nation: Egypt Uprising Reveals Hypocrisy of US Foreign Policy
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Yemen Protests Revived in 'Friday of Rage'
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Egyptian Army Backs Hosni Mubarak and Calls for Protesters to go Home
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Egyptians Hold 'Farewell Friday'
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Koch Brothers’ Plans for 2012: Spend $88 Million
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Wendell Berry Joins Retired Coal Miners and Residents in Kentucky Rising Capitol Sit-in

Thursday February 10, 2011

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US Chamber’s Lobbyists Hired Hackers To Sabotage Unions, Smear Chamber’s Political Opponents
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Mubarak Refuses to Stand Down, Crowds Erupt in Fury
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Social Forum Calls for a World Without Borders
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Egypt's Pro-Democracy Demands Remain: 'Entire Regime Out! Civilian Rule!'
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GOP Leaders Propose Billions in Cuts to Obama's Budget Request
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Reports: Hosni Mubarak 'May Step Down'
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Egypt's Army 'Involved in Detentions and Torture'
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Protesters Gain Ground. But Have the Western Powers Forsaken Them?
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Boy Suicide Bomber Kills 31 at Pakistan Army
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Prison Term Cut for bin Laden Cook
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Olbermann Gets Prime-Time Show on Current TV
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The New Scramble for Africa

Wednesday February 9, 2011

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Lawmakers Oppose Federal Bailout for States
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CIA Officials Involved in Abuse and Wrongful Detention Rarely Reprimanded, Sometimes Promoted
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Data Intelligence Firms Proposed a Systematic Attack Against WikiLeaks
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Labor Unions Boost Egypt Protests
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The Planet Keeps Warming, But U.S. Media Interest Cools
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HRW: Egypt-Inspired Protests Across Middle East Meet Violent Clampdown
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US Breaks Off High-Level Contact with Pakistan over Shooting Case
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Three Car Bombs Kill 7, Wound 78 in Iraq's Kirkuk
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WikiLeaks Cables: Saudi Arabia Cannot Pump Enough Oil to Keep a Lid on Prices
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Patriot Act Extension Fails in the House by Seven Votes

Tuesday February 8, 2011

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The Insurers’ Real Agenda for Change
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Protests Swell at Tahrir Square
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No More Immunity for George W. Bush – Abroad, at Least
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Vermont Governor Lays Out Details for Single Payer Pathway
'Sheik al-Torture': Washington's New Man in Cairo
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Obama’s Deal with the US Chamber of Commerce is Disaster for Workers
Virginia Debates Opening Largest Uranium Mine East of Mississippi
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Hacktivists Take Control of Internet Security Firms
Haiti Issues New Passport to Ex-Leader Aristide

Monday February 7, 2011

Democratic Leadership Council Will Fold
Community Amid Egypt's Chaos
Virtual Warfare Escalates on US-Mexico Border
US Not Ready for Arctic Oil Drilling, say Officials
Frank Wisner: US Envoy's Business Link to Egypt
Working Class Hero Lula Says Capitalism Is Dead
GOP-Led House is Moving to Restrict Funding of Abortions
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WikiLeaks' Assange 'Would Face Denial of Justice'
Hate in Arizona: Two Mothers Mourn Their Murdered Children
Community Organizer-in-Chief Forecasts Cuts in Community Programs
Evidence of 2002 Taliban Offer Damages Myth of al Qaeda Ties
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GOP, Big Business Deregulation 'Wish List' Targets EPA, Other Protections
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West-Backed Palestinian Security Suppressing West Bank Fervor over Egypt Protests
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Egypt's 'People's Revolution' Refuses US-Led Concessions
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Check, Please: Huffington Post Sold to AOL for $315m

Sunday February 6, 2011

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Iraqis Demonstrate Over Lack of Basic Services
Bush Trip to Switzerland Axed Over Torture Protest Fears
Now Gaza Begins to Shake
Hosni Mubarak's Power Fades as US Backs His Deputy

Saturday February 5, 2011

Hillary Clinton Signals US Backing for Omar Suleiman
Global Crisis Strengthens WSF’s Legitimacy
Census Reveals Devastating Effect of Katrina on New Orleans
Egypt Protesters Hold Their Ground

Friday February 4, 2011

Egypt's Military-Industrial Complex: Washington's Role in Arming Egypt
Al-Jazeera Office in Cairo Ransacked as Intimidation of Journalists Continues
'Outrageous': Guantánamo Prisoner Dies After Being Held for Nine Years Without Charge or Trial
US-Trained Afghan Police 'Nearly as Unpopular as Taliban in South'
The Jobs Report, and America’s Two Economies
Lawyer in Charge of Gulf Compensation Fund 'Acting in BP's Interest'
Dems: Obama Broke Pledge to Force Banks to Help Homeowners
US 'Orderly Transition' in Egypt Really 'Business as Usual' in Disguise
Mass Tree Deaths Prompt Fears of Amazon 'Climate Tipping Point'
Unambiguous Call of Protesters: 'Regime Must Go!'

Thursday February 3, 2011

Egypt Regime Digs in as Death Toll Mounts in Tahrir Square
Kucinich: Does Treatment of Pfc. Bradley Manning Constitute ‘Cruel and Unusual’ Treatment?
Murdoch Launches Bid to Rule News in the iPad Age
Media in the Line of Fire in Egypt
Vodafone: Egypt "Forced" Us to Send Text Messages
Yemen "Day of Rage" Draws Tens of Thousands
Mexico, Cradle of Corn, Finds Its Noble Grain Under Assault
A Region in Flux, But Will Reforms Stick?
Pentagon Paid Billions To Contractors Suspended For Fraud
The Easiest Way to Get Al Jazeera English
Global Food Prices Hit New Record High
Egypt Protesters Stick to Demands as Cairo Battle Rages
Unrepetant Rumsfeld: Iraqi Deaths, Torture Worth It

Wednesday February 2, 2011

Supporters of Hosni Mubarak Attack Foreign Journalists in Egypt
Egypt: Litany of Abuses Fueled Protesters' Fury
WikiLeaks Among Nominees for Nobel Peace Prize
Scientists ask Congress to Put Aside Politics, Take 'Fresh Look' at Climate Data
Amnesty Urges Help for WikiLeaks Suspect, Bradley Manning
Will Cyclone Yasi Push Australia into Action on Climate?
EPA to Limit Rocket Fuel Chemical in Tap Water
Planned Parenthood Victim of Human Trafficking Video Hoax
Yemen President Says Won't Stand for Another Term; Opposition Figures Say Rallies Will Go Forward
Pro-Mubarak Protesters Pledge to 'Liberate Tahrir Square with Blood'
Clashes Break Out in Tahrir Square

Tuesday February 1, 2011

US Media Gloss Over American Role in Egyptian Repression
Mubarak Gives Speech; Crowd, Unswayed, Responds: 'Leave, Mubarak, Leave'
'Talks Only After Mubarak Leaves'
Report: Afghan Civilian Deaths Hit Record Levels In 2010
Congressman Lays Out Public Option "Fix" if Health Care Mandate Goes Down
Google Launches Twitter Workaround for Egypt
GOP Governors Take Aim at Teacher Tenure
Jordan's King Abdullah Sacks Cabinet, PM Quits Amid Street Protests
Some Local Police Using New Program for Immigrant Crackdown
Egypt's Unrest May Have Roots in Food Prices, US Fed Policy
Arab Allies of US Skittish in Wake of Egypt Unrest
During Historic Day, Protesters Flood Egypt Streets

February 2011