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US Arms Bahrain While Decrying Russian Weapons in Syria
UNITED NATIONS - Peeved at Russia's Security Council veto derailing a Western- sponsored resolution against Syria last week, U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice implicitly accused the Russians of protecting the beleaguered government of President Bashar al-Assad primarily to safeguard their lucrative arms...
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Trade Deal Votes to Divide Democrats
Congress is poised to pass trade agreements with South Korea, Panama and Colombia on Wednesday in a series of votes that will divide House Democrats. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Tuesday predicted that the trade agreements would garner support from many Democrats, despite strong...
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Trade, Jobs and Sales Jobs: Failing To Do the Math on Export Promises
Corporate media have spent the last few years portraying the federal budget deficit, not jobs, as the public’s consuming worry, despite poll after poll revealing people unsurprisingly more interested in getting or holding onto a paycheck (FAIR Media Advisory, 8/1/11 ) Only now that official...
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Unions to Democrats: Don't Take Us for Granted
The country's largest labor federation warned the Obama administration and congressional Democrats not to take their support for granted and said they would work against any elected leader who supports pending free trade agreements. "Every elected leader will be held accountable," AFL-CIO President...
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Rights Group: Little Progress in Stemming Killings of Colombian Trade Unionists
Trade Pacts Move Forward, But Colombia Still UnSafe for Unionists
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Text of Remarks of President Barack Obama in an Address to a Joint Session of Congress
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, and fellow Americans: Tonight we meet at an urgent time for our country. We continue to face an economic crisis that has left millions of our neighbors jobless, and a political crisis that has made things worse. This past week, reporters have...
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Obama's Job Speech: Democrats Fear It’s Too Late
President Obama’s new effort to revive the ailing economy may be too little, too late, according to Democrats and liberal policy experts. They contend that Obama missed his chance to turn the economy around by November 2012, but still want him to call on Congress to move an aggressive new jobs plan...
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A Decade After the 9/11 Attacks, Americans Live in an Era of Endless War
This is the American era of endless war. To grasp its sweep, it helps to visit Fort Campbell, Ky., where the Army will soon open a $31 million complex for wounded troops and those whose bodies are breaking down after a decade of deployments. The Warrior Transition Battalion complex boasts the only...
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Labor Unions Adjust to New Reality Under Obama
WASHINGTON — In the early days of the Obama administration, organized labor had grand visions of pushing through a sweeping agenda that would help boost sagging membership and help revive union strength. Now labor faces this reality: Public employee unions are in a drawn-out fight for their very...
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More Assassinations and Bloodshed in Honduras Land Occupation
In Honduras, an increasingly violent campesino land struggle against one of the country’s largest private landowners has turned into a mini-civil war, with the murder of two prominent campesino leaders and several other campesinos in the past two weeks. The right-wing post-coup government has...
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