Monthly Archives: July 2012

To Prepare for Republican Convention, Tampa Restricts Protests

During the last three Republican national conventions, police officers have arrested hundreds of people as the gatherings have drawn thousands of protesters objecting to the party’s positions on a range of issues, from wars to the economy to the environment. … Continue reading

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Protest Gets a Pedestal Among Baseball’s Greats

Some of the thousands of people who gathered in Cooperstown, N.Y., on Sunday for the annual induction ceremony into the National Baseball Hall of Fame no doubt visited the attached museum to gaze at items connected to memorable moments or the … Continue reading

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Special Interests Spent $173.5 Million on the 2008 Farm Bill

Aviva Shen, ThinkProgress Shen reports: “Food & Water Watch, a food safety non-profit, estimates that special interests including agribusinesses, commodity groups, and food manufacturers spent $173.5 million on the 2008 Farm Bill.” READ MORE  

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Anti-Nuclear Rally Draws 170,000 in Tokyo

By The Mainichi Japan 17 July 12   n anti-nuclear power plant rally called for by a group led by Nobel literature laureate Kenzaburo Oe and other celebrities drew a crowd of around 170,000 people Monday at Tokyo’s Yoyogi Park, … Continue reading

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Matt Taibbi | A Serious Challenge to Wall Street

Matt Taibbi | A Serious Challenge to Wall Street Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone Taibbi writes: “There’s something brewing that looks like it might be a blueprint to effectively take on Wall Street: a plan to allow local governments to take … Continue reading

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Emails Show Arizona Immigration Law Racially Motivated

  Alia Beard Rau, Arizona Republic Rau Reports: “The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona has released thousands of emails that it says proves Arizona’s controversial immigration law was racially motivated.” READ MORE  

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Greenpeace Activists Shut Down 74 Shell Gas Stations

Dressed as polar bears, Greenpeace protesters targeted Shell petrol stations across the UK to protest the company’s plans to drill for oil off the coast of Alaska. (photo: BBC News) By Laurie Tuffrey, Guardian UK 18 July 12 reenpeace activists … Continue reading

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Chicago’s Teachers Could Strike a Blow for Organized Labor Globally

By Richard Seymour, Guardian UK 19 July 12   ast month, approximately 90% of Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) members voted for strike action. Only 1.82% voted against. This was a shock to the local administration. Not only is this the heart … Continue reading

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Updates on Los Angeles “Chalk Walk” Police Violence

Updates on Los Angeles “Chalk Walk” Police Violence By OccupyWallSt.org 17 July 12 This is the latest press release from Occupy Los Angeles on last week’s Art Walk events. See here for more background. LAPD PUSH, SHOOT, KICK MAN IN … Continue reading

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Occupy Hong Kong’s Fate Now in a Court’s Hands

By Neil Gough, The New York Times 17 July 12 Hong Kong – As global movements against capitalism go, the members of Occupy Hong Kong have demonstrated surprising staying power. If ever there was a city where pure or considerably … Continue reading

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