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JAZZ-ART-POLITICS: Here and Now: U.S. had advance warning of abuse at Afghan prison...:" U.S. had advance warning of abuse at Afghan prisons, officials say - The Washington Post : KABUL — "Across the street from U.S. military hea..."

U.S. stops UNESCO funding over Palestinian vote | Reuters

U.S. stops UNESCO funding over Palestinian vote | Reuters: "(Reuters) - The United States said on Monday it had stopped funding UNESCO, the U.N. cultural agency, following its vote to grant the Palestinians full membership."

Minus Karma points for Obama

Anonymous hackers threaten Mexican drug cartel - video | Technology | guardian.co.uk

Anonymous hackers threaten Mexican drug cartel - video | Technology | guardian.co.uk

MF Global files for bankruptcy after deal unravels | Reuters

MF Global files for bankruptcy after deal unravels | Reuters

Analysis: Cycle of revenge hangs over Libya's fragile peace | Reuters

Analysis: Cycle of revenge hangs over Libya's fragile peace | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Libya is plunging into a cycle of tribal violence and retribution which, if left unchecked, could undermine the authority of its new leaders, spur new forms of insurgency and throw the country back into chaos."

And who can we thank for this disaster?

UNESCO gives Palestinians full membership | Video | Reuters.com

UNESCO gives Palestinians full membership | Video | Reuters.com

Historical moment, and we must rejoice because negotiations have never gone anywhere in more than half a century of occupation.

UNESCO gives Palestinians full membership | Reuters

UNESCO gives Palestinians full membership | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The United Nations' cultural agency decided Monday to give the Palestinians full membership of the body, a vote that will boost their bid for recognition as a state at the United Nations."


Stephane Hessel Wants You to Get Mad - YouTube

Stephane Hessel Wants You to Get Mad - YouTube

The debt fallout: How Social Security went ‘cash negative’ earlier than expected - The Washington Post

The debt fallout: How Social Security went ‘cash negative’ earlier than expected - The Washington Post: “Benefits are probably too high for upper-income workers,” who should be able to save more on their own, said David John, a retirement expert at the Heritage Foundation. But, he added, “they are actually too low for lower-income workers.”

The debt fallout: How Social Security went ‘cash negative’ earlier than expected - The Washington Post

The debt fallout: How Social Security went ‘cash negative’ earlier than expected - The Washington Post: "The debt fallout: How Social Security went ‘cash negative’ earlier than expected"


U.S. had advance warning of abuse at Afghan prisons, officials say - The Washington Post

U.S. had advance warning of abuse at Afghan prisons, officials say - The Washington Post: KABUL — "Across the street from U.S. military headquarters in Kabul, shrouded from view by concrete walls, the Afghan intelligence agency runs a detention facility for up to 40 terrorism suspects that is known as Department 124. So much torture took place inside, one detainee told the United Nations, that it has earned a different name: “People call it Hell.”"


White House to review energy department loans post-Solyndra | World news | guardian.co.uk

White House to review energy department loans post-Solyndra | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Independent review of energy department's loan portfolio to take place following Solyndra loan embarrassment"

Occupy San Francisco: the teenager who was refused cancer treatment | World news | guardian.co.uk

Occupy San Francisco: the teenager who was refused cancer treatment | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Miran Istina, 18, joined protests after four years of being denied life-saving bone marrow transplant for leukaemia"

Police arrest Occupy protesters in Denver | World news | guardian.co.uk

Police arrest Occupy protesters in Denver | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Twenty people arrested in Denver after about 2,000 Occupy protesters moved towards the Capitol"

Lawmakers warn Obama over Russia's WTO bid | Reuters

Lawmakers warn Obama over Russia's WTO bid | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Senior lawmakers urged the Obama administration Saturday to insist Russia meet high standards in its bid to join the World Trade Organization (WTO), saying they worried about the impact on American jobs and businesses."

"The Obama administration has said it is committed to helping Russia join the WTO this year. The Congress cannot stop Moscow's entry, but it could refuse to lift restraints on U.S.-Russia trade that date back to the Cold War."

U.S. to boost Gulf presence after Iraq pullout: report | Reuters

U.S. to boost Gulf presence after Iraq pullout: report | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The United States is planning to bolster its military presence in the Gulf after it pulls out its remaining troops from Iraq, the New York Times reported in its online edition on Sunday."

What is Obama brewing?

government quotes - Thomas jefferson

government quotes: "I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs."
-- Thomas Jefferson /Letter to the Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin (1802)

BBC News - Daily aspirin 'blocks bowel cancer'

BBC News - Daily aspirin 'blocks bowel cancer': "A daily dose of aspirin should be given to people at high risk of bowel cancer, say scientists."

Former US chief prosecutor condemns 'law-free zone' of Guant�namo | World news | The Observer

Former US chief prosecutor condemns 'law-free zone' of Guant�namo | World news | The Observer: "Davis was speaking at a conference on human rights law at Bard College in New York state. After resigning from the armed forces, in a dramatic defection to the other side of the raging debate over conditions at the camp, he became executive director of, and counsel to, the Crimes of War project based in Washington DC. The speech was to launch the project's 10th anniversary campaign and to protest against the existence of the camp and the torture there and at so-called "black sites" run by US intelligence around the world."

Scott Olsen 'cannot talk' after injury at Occupy Oakland protest | World news | guardian.co.uk

Scott Olsen 'cannot talk' after injury at Occupy Oakland protest | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Scott Olsen, the Iraq war veteran who was seriously injured by a police projectile during a protest in Oakland, has regained consciousness but "cannot talk"."

Occupy the Board Room

Occupy the Board Room

Occupy the Boardroom: protesters get message to inboxes of CEOs | World news | guardian.co.uk

Occupy the Boardroom: protesters get message to inboxes of CEOs | World news | guardian.co.uk: "New website run in conjunction with Occupy Wall Street allows users to directly message heads of major corporations"

Gunman fires on US embassy in Bosnia | World news | guardian.co.uk

Gunman fires on US embassy in Bosnia | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Man identified as Mevlid Jasarevic opened fire with an automatic weapon but the embassy said no one was injured"

Bernd Debusmann | Analysis & Opinion | Reuters.com

Bernd Debusmann | Analysis & Opinion | Reuters.com

Generators seized from NY Wall Street protesters | Reuters

Generators seized from NY Wall Street protesters | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Anti-Wall Street protesters' plans to camp in a New York park throughout the city's harsh winter were dealt a blow on Friday when the fire department confiscated six generators and about a dozen cans of fuel."

US soldier goes on trial for Afghan civilian murders | Law | guardian.co.uk

US soldier goes on trial for Afghan civilian murders | Law | guardian.co.uk: "Staff sergeant Calvin Gibbs is accused of murdering unarmed civilians in Afghanistan and taking body parts for trophies"

The next challenge: not too many people, but too few? | Reuters

The next challenge: not too many people, but too few? | Reuters: "Many demographers and long-term planners say the challenge for the next century will be less dealing with growing numbers of people and more managing the much larger population of aged and perhaps dependent people while finding new strategies to deliver prosperity, jobs and essential services."

Chevron profit jumps, tops Wall Street forecast | Reuters

Chevron profit jumps, tops Wall Street forecast | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Chevron Corp said its quarterly earnings more than doubled, beating Wall Street forecasts, as the second-largest U.S. oil company benefited from high oil prices and strong refinery margins."

It seems that all the oil companies have earnings which are off the roof; we need regulation to protect consumers against price gauging. And let's have the oil companies bail out the banks and pay for Medicaid and Medicare.

Gov't expects more than 30 years to decommission Fukushima nuclear reactors - The Mainichi Daily News

Gov't expects more than 30 years to decommission Fukushima nuclear reactors - The Mainichi Daily News: "Japan is expected to take more than 30 years to fully decommission crippled nuclear reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, according to a draft report compiled by the Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan obtained by the Mainichi on Oct. 26."

WikiLeaks payments blockade sets dangerous precedent | Dan Gillmor | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

WikiLeaks payments blockade sets dangerous precedent | Dan Gillmor | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk: "The mainstream media should be up in arms about corporations' ability to choke off sources of WikiLeaks' funding"


Occupy Oakland protester Scott Olsen awake ahead of brain surgery | World news | guardian.co.uk

Occupy Oakland protester Scott Olsen awake ahead of brain surgery | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Iraq veteran seriously injured by police projectile is lucid and responding but brain swelling still a risk, say doctors"

Water use rising faster than world population | Reuters

Water use rising faster than world population | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Like oil in the 20th century, water could well be the essential commodity on which the 21st century will turn."

Exxon profit rises 41 percent, shares higher | Reuters

Exxon profit rises 41 percent, shares higher | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Exxon Mobil Corp's profit rose 41 percent in the third quarter, slightly ahead of Wall Street estimates, as gains in crude oil prices and higher refining margins boosted results."

Where is the agency to protect the consumer against price gauging? Since the oil companies are rolling so much in the dough they should bailout the banks.

Fukushima Nuclear Plant Released Far More Radiation than Government Said: Scientific American

Fukushima Nuclear Plant Released Far More Radiation than Government Said: Scientific American: "The new study challenges those numbers. On the basis of its reconstructions, the team claims that the accident released around 1.7 X 1019 Bq of xenon-133, greater than the estimated total radioactive release of 1.4 X 1019  Bq from Chernobyl. The fact that three reactors exploded in the Fukushima accident accounts for the huge xenon tally, says De Geer."

Ex-Goldman director Gupta charged in insider case | Reuters

Ex-Goldman director Gupta charged in insider case | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Rajat Gupta, who sat on the boards of some of America's most prestigious companies, was arrested and charged on Wednesday with being the "illegal eyes and ears" for his friend Raj Rajaratnam, the central figure in a broad U.S. crackdown on insider trading at hedge funds."

Fed Focus: Fed activists loudly signal low bar to easing | Reuters

Fed Focus: Fed activists loudly signal low bar to easing | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Pro-growth activists at the Federal Reserve have gotten noisier, a sign the central bank won't back off aggressive efforts to spur a stronger recovery despite the objections of critics."

Possible study of anthrax vaccine’s effectiveness in children stirs debate - The Washington Post

Possible study of anthrax vaccine’s effectiveness in children stirs debate - The Washington Post: "A key working group of federal advisers in September endorsed testing, sparking objections from those who consider that step unethical, unnecessary and dangerous."

The mandatory anthrax vaccine program under Clinton resulted in several deaths although there were no death reported in nature or elsewhere therefore it was inferred that the US was/is intending to use anthrax as a weapon thus would want their citizens, or at least some of them, vaccinated.

What’s the big idea?: Replace high-school geometry with entrepreneurship - The Washington Post

What’s the big idea?: Replace high-school geometry with entrepreneurship - The Washington Post

State Department’s police training program in Iraq lacks planning, report says - The Washington Post

State Department’s police training program in Iraq lacks planning, report says - The Washington Post: "A key piece of America’s enduring presence in Iraq — a multimillion-dollar program to train police forces — could become a “bottomless pit” for taxpayer funding if officials fail to adequately assess the needs of Iraqi security forces and obtain assurances from Iraqi officials about the program’s future, according to a new federal watchdog report."

WikiLeaks suspends publishing to fight financial blockade | Media | guardian.co.uk

WikiLeaks suspends publishing to fight financial blockade | Media | guardian.co.uk: "Julian Assange says banking bans have destroyed 95% of whistleblowing site's revenue"

Japanese solar car shines in race | Video | Reuters.com

Japanese solar car shines in race | Video | Reuters.com

Chinese robots display ping-pong prowess | Video | Reuters.com

Chinese robots display ping-pong prowess | Video | Reuters.com

U.S. pulls out ambassador from Syria: diplomats | Reuters

U.S. pulls out ambassador from Syria: diplomats | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The United States has pulled its ambassador out of Syria over security concerns after his cultivation of contacts with protesters led to attacks on his embassy and residence by backers of President Bashar al-Assad, diplomats said on Monday."

NHK WORLD English

NHK WORLD English: "A radioactivity level higher than that of areas near the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant has been detected at a Tokyo elementary school."

asahi.com(朝日新聞社):3 tons of radioactive water leaks at Fukushima facility - English

asahi.com(朝日新聞社):3 tons of radioactive water leaks at Fukushima facility - English

Japan to check Fukushima pollen

Japan to check Fukushima pollen

Radiation hotspot in Chiba linked to Fukushima: officials ‹ Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion

Radiation hotspot in Chiba linked to Fukushima: officials ‹ Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion: TOKYO —
"Radiation levels as high as those in the evacuation zone around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have been detected in a Tokyo suburb, and are likely linked to the disaster, officials said Monday."

The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made - Reviews - Movies - New York Times

The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made - Reviews - Movies - New York Times

U.S. rating likely to be downgraded again: Merrill | Reuters

U.S. rating likely to be downgraded again: Merrill | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The United States will likely suffer the loss of its triple-A credit rating from another major rating agency by the end of this year due to concerns over the deficit, Bank of America Merrill Lynch forecasts."

Iraq casualties and deaths by US state: mapped | Datablog | News | guardian.co.uk

Iraq casualties and deaths by US state: mapped | Datablog | News | guardian.co.uk

Afghanistan would side with Pakistan in war with US, says Hamid Karzai | World news | guardian.co.uk

Afghanistan would side with Pakistan in war with US, says Hamid Karzai | World news | guardian.co.uk: "The Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, has said he would side with Pakistan in the event of war with the US in a surprising political twist that is likely to disconcert his western allies."

Police brutality charges sweep across the US | World news | The Observer

Police brutality charges sweep across the US | World news | The Observer: "From Naomi Wolf's arrest in New York to shootings in Tucson and Florida, forces face allegations of abuse of power"

Europe launches its bid to compete with U.S. GPS system | Reuters

Europe launches its bid to compete with U.S. GPS system | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Europe launched the first satellites in its Galileo global navigation system on Friday, a first step toward creating a network the European Union hopes will eventually rival the U.S.-run GPS system and establish Europe as a space power."

About 130 arrested at Occupy Chicago protest | Reuters

About 130 arrested at Occupy Chicago protest | Reuters: (Reuters) - "About 130 protesters were arrested at an Occupy Chicago demonstration early on Sunday after they set up tents and refused to leave a public park after closing time, police said."

Greek vote passes, protests continue | Video | Reuters.com

Greek vote passes, protests continue | Video | Reuters.com

U.N. Panel Calls for Inquiry Into Qaddafi’s Death - NYTimes.com

U.N. Panel Calls for Inquiry Into Qaddafi’s Death - NYTimes.com: “We believe there is a need for investigation to see whether he was killed in fighting or some form of execution,” Rupert Colville, the spokesman for Navi Pillay, the human rights commissioner, told reporters in Geneva."

Why the UN did not demand the same inquiries into the US assassinations of Freedom fighters two of which were American citizens? These muslims were executed without due process and this assassinations were in violation of the American constitution and international law.

In Egypt, corruption cases had an American root - The Washington Post

In Egypt, corruption cases had an American root - The Washington Post: CAIRO — "Beginning two decades ago, the United States government bankrolled an Egyptian think tank dedicated to economic reform. A different outcome is only now becoming visible in the fallout from Egypt’s Arab Spring."
"Since the 1970s, USAID has provided billions of dollars in economic help to Egypt in exchange for promises of liberalization of the socialist economy created in the 1950s by President Gamal Abdel Nasser."

Tension after Kosovo border clash | Video | Reuters.com

Tension after Kosovo border clash | Video | Reuters.com

More Facebook friends linked to bigger brain areas | Reuters

More Facebook friends linked to bigger brain areas | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Scientists have found a direct link between the number of "friends" a person has on Facebook and the size of certain brain regions, raising the possibility that using online social networks might change our brains."

U.S. listeria death toll from tainted cantaloupes rises to 25 | Reuters

U.S. listeria death toll from tainted cantaloupes rises to 25 | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Two more people in the United States have died from a listeria outbreak caused by tainted cantaloupes linked to a Colorado farm, bringing the death toll to 25 across 12 states, health officials said on Wednesday."

More than one in 10 Americans use antidepressants | Reuters

More than one in 10 Americans use antidepressants | Reuters: (Reuters) -"More than one in 10 Americans over the age of 12 takes an antidepressant, a class of drugs that has become wildly popular in the past several decades, U.S. government researchers said Wednesday."

Considering the "50 percent of wage earners had net compensation less than or equal to the median wage, which is estimated to be $26,363.55 for 2010." , that unemployment is rising, that college graduates can't find jobs, and that doctors are pushing the drugs. We have now a doped up country also see: Mass psychosis in the US - Opinion - Al Jazeera English
"Has America become a nation of psychotics? You would certainly think so, based on the explosion in the use of antipsychotic medications. In 2008, with over $14 billion in sales, antipsychotics became the single top-selling therapeutic class of prescription drugs in the United States, surpassing drugs used to treat high cholesterol and acid reflux."

Wage Statistics for 2010 Social Security online

Wage Statistics for 2010: "The "raw" average wage, computed as net compensation divided by the number of wage earners, is $6,009,831,055,912.11 divided by 150,398,796, or $39,959.30. Based on data in the table below, about 66.2 percent of wage earners had net compensation less than or equal to the $39,959.30 raw average wage. By definition, 50 percent of wage earners had net compensation less than or equal to the median wage, which is estimated to be $26,363.55 for 2010."

First look at US pay data, it’s awful | David Cay Johnston

First look at US pay data, it’s awful | David Cay Johnston: "Anyone who wants to understand the enduring nature of Occupy Wall Street and similar protests across the country need only look at the first official data on 2010 paychecks, which the U.S. government posted on the Internet on Wednesday."


NATO: aircraft struck pro-Gaddafi vehicles near Sirte | Reuters

NATO: aircraft struck pro-Gaddafi vehicles near Sirte | Reuters

Another assassination

Clashes as UK police evict travellers - Europe - Al Jazeera English

Clashes as UK police evict travellers - Europe - Al Jazeera English

Serbs refuse to remove Kosovo barricades - Europe - Al Jazeera English

Serbs refuse to remove Kosovo barricades - Europe - Al Jazeera English

Economy of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Economy of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bond Investors Unruffled By Jump In Producer Prices - WSJ.com

Bond Investors Unruffled By Jump In Producer Prices - WSJ.com

IAEA International Remediation Expert Mission to Japan: Update of Activities

IAEA International Remediation Expert Mission to Japan: Update of Activities

Thyroid gland irregularities found in young evacuees from Fukushima - The Mainichi Daily News

Thyroid gland irregularities found in young evacuees from Fukushima - The Mainichi Daily News

Radioactive cesium detected in Tokyo tea leaves reports NHK WORLD English

NHK WORLD English

China cuts US debt holdings after downgrade NHK WORLD English

NHK WORLD English: " Data released by the US Treasury Department on Tuesday show that China's holdings of US government bonds fell by 36.5 billion dollars in a month, to 1.137 trillion dollars at the end of August. China remains the largest foreign US creditor."

TEPCO : Press Release | Situation of storing and treatment of accumulated water including highly concentrated radioactive materials at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (17th Release)

TEPCO : Press Release | Situation of storing and treatment of accumulated water including highly concentrated radioactive materials at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (17th Release)


Un ancien de la DGSE a espionn�Greenpeace pour le compte d'EDF - LeMonde.fr

Un ancien de la DGSE a espionné Greenpeace pour le compte d'EDF - LeMonde.fr

Citigroup to Pay $285 Million to Settle S.E.C. Charges - NYTimes.com

Citigroup to Pay $285 Million to Settle S.E.C. Charges - NYTimes.com

Social Security recipients to get 3.6 percent raise, first increase in benefits since 2009 - The Washington Post

Social Security recipients to get 3.6 percent raise, first increase in benefits since 2009 - The Washington Post
"Some 55 million Social Security recipients will benefit from the raise which starts in January. But some of the increase will be lost to higher Medicare premiums."

    Searching for the essence of Edvard Munch - in pictures | Art and design | guardian.co.uk

    Searching for the essence of Edvard Munch - in pictures | Art and design | guardian.co.uk: "An exhibition of Edvard Munch's work at the Pompidou Centre in Paris compares versions of his paintings, done years apart, and shows him refining desire, disgust and purity until he reaches their most explicit form."

    States near foreclosure deal with banks | Reuters

    States near foreclosure deal with banks | Reuters: "Under the proposed terms of the settlement -- which could total $25 billion -- banks would get a broader relief from potential state civil lawsuits in exchange for refinancing underwater loans, those mortgages where borrowers owe more than their homes are worth, the sources said."


    EU raids banks in lending rates probe | Reuters

    EU raids banks in lending rates probe | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The European Commission has raided banks, including Deutsche Bank, in a probe into suspected fixing of interbank lending benchmark Euribor, the third major investigation of the finance sector by the EU's powerful executive this year."

    Morgan Stanley profit boosted by accounting gain | Reuters

    Morgan Stanley profit boosted by accounting gain | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Morgan Stanley (MS.N) reported a third-quarter profit, reversing a year-earlier loss, helped by a large accounting gain that stemmed from declines in the value of its debt."

    Noam Chomsky on Israel-Palestine Prisoner Exchange, U.S. Assassination Campaign in Yemen

    Noam Chomsky on Israel-Palestine Prisoner Exchange, U.S. Assassination Campaign in Yemen

    'Occupy': A catalyst for change? - Inside Story - Al Jazeera English

    'Occupy': A catalyst for change? - Inside Story - Al Jazeera English

    Ahmadinejad rejects US "terror plot" allegations - YouTube

    Ahmadinejad rejects US "terror plot" allegations - YouTube:

    Radioactive Hot Spots in Tokyo Raise Fears of Wider Contamination - NYTimes.com

    Radioactive Hot Spots in Tokyo Raise Fears of Wider Contamination - NYTimes.com: "Takeo Hayashida signed on with a citizens’ group to test for radiation near his son’s baseball field in Tokyo after government officials told him they had no plans to check for fallout from the devastated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Like Japan’s central government, local officials said there was nothing to fear in the capital, 160 miles from the disaster zone."

    US Priest Who Backs Women's Ordination Detained - NYTimes.com

    US Priest Who Backs Women's Ordination Detained - NYTimes.com

    NZ oil spill: pumping resumes on Rena | Environment | guardian.co.uk

    NZ oil spill: pumping resumes on Rena | Environment | guardian.co.uk: "Salvage teams are working around the clock to pump oil from the stricken vessel off the coast of New Zealand's North Island"

    Occupy colleges? How to shut down student debt | Reuters Money

    Occupy colleges? How to shut down student debt | Reuters Money: "One of the more compelling issues to emerge from the Occupy Wall Street movement is subject of crushing student debt."

    Elizabeth Warren on Debt Crisis, Fair Taxation - YouTube

    Elizabeth Warren on Debt Crisis, Fair Taxation - YouTube

    U.S. budget gap widens, tops $1 trillion for third year | Reuters

    U.S. budget gap widens, tops $1 trillion for third year | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The U.S. budget gap widened slightly in fiscal 2011, staying above $1 trillion for a third straight year and providing fodder for a political battle over taxes and spending ahead of next year's presidential election."

    Margaret Atwood on debt and consequences | Reuters Money

    Margaret Atwood on debt and consequences | Reuters Money: "What might be most surprising about the myriad economic problems around the globe right now is how many major world economies seem to have been taken by surprise by the concept of debt."

    Wall Street protests go global | Reuters

    Wall Street protests go global | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Demonstrators worldwide shouted their rage on Saturday against bankers and politicians they accuse of ruining economies and condemning millions to hardship through greed and bad government."

    Occupy Wall Street: protesters fear eviction - live coverage | World news | guardian.co.uk

    Occupy Wall Street: protesters fear eviction - live coverage | World news | guardian.co.uk: "New York's mayor Mike Bloomberg has announced the Occupy Wall Street area will be cleaned, but some protesters fear it could mean eviction. Meanwhile Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello is to visit the occupation.
    Follow live updates here and tweet me @AdamGabbatt"

    Raj Rajaratnam jailed for 11 years for insider trading | Business | guardian.co.uk

    Raj Rajaratnam jailed for 11 years for insider trading | Business | guardian.co.uk: "Prosecutors had been pushing for 25-year sentence for disgraced hedge fund tycoon, who must also pay $10m fine"

    JPMorgan Q3 net falls; bank readies pink slips | Reuters

    JPMorgan Q3 net falls; bank readies pink slips | Reuters: Reuters) - "JPMorgan Chase & Co's quarterly earnings fell 25 percent, excluding an accounting gain, as the European debt crisis pushed investment banking clients to the sidelines."


    Vitamin E boosts prostate cancer risk, study finds - The Washington Post

    Vitamin E boosts prostate cancer risk, study finds - The Washington Post: "Large daily doses of Vitamin E, long touted as a virtual wonder drug that could protect against cancer, heart disease, dementia and other ailments, actually increase the risk for prostate cancer among middle-aged men, according to a large federal study released Tuesday."

    UPDATE 1-Areva may review some investments after Fukushima-CEO | Reuters

    UPDATE 1-Areva may review some investments after Fukushima-CEO | Reuters: PARIS, Oct 12 (Reuters) - "Areva is reviewing its investments, and may postpone some, after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March impacted decisions on nuclear investments worldwide, the head of the French nuclear reactor maker told a parliamentary hearing."

    Radioactive 'Hot Spots' Detected in Tokyo, Yokohama - WSJ.com

    Radioactive 'Hot Spots' Detected in Tokyo, Yokohama - WSJ.com: TOKYO—"Japanese researchers discovered high levels of radioactive material in concentrated areas in Tokyo and Yokohama, more than 241 kilometers away from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, as increasingly thorough tests provide a clearer picture of just how far contamination has spread and accumulated after the March disaster."

    Yokohama finds high strontium-90 levels | The Japan Times Online

    Yokohama finds high strontium-90 levels | The Japan Times Online: Radioactive strontium exceeding normal levels has been detected in sediment from atop an apartment building in Yokohama, some 250 km from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, city officials said Wednesday."

    Nato success against Taliban in Afghanistan 'may be exaggerated' | World news | The Guardian

    Nato success against Taliban in Afghanistan 'may be exaggerated' | World news | The Guardian: "The report, entitled A Knock on the Door, echoes a study published last month by the Open Society Foundations. That study said that although Isaf had made strides in reducing the number of civilian casualties, the 12 to 20 raids a night over a sustained period, with thousands of arrests, many of them of non-combatants, was alienating the population and undermining the international coalition's aims in Afghanistan."

    Wall Street Journal circulation scam claims senior Murdoch executive | Media | The Guardian

    Wall Street Journal circulation scam claims senior Murdoch executive | Media | The Guardian: "Andrew Langhoff resigns as European publishing chief after exposure of secret channels of cash to help boost sales figures"

    Vacation rentals, private rooms, sublets by the night - Accommodations on Airbnb

    Vacation rentals, private rooms, sublets by the night - Accommodations on Airbnb

    Computer virus infects drone plane command centre in US | Technology | guardian.co.uk

    Computer virus infects drone plane command centre in US | Technology | guardian.co.uk: 'Keylogger' virus disrupts computers at Creech air force base in Nevada where planes are piloted remotely in Afghanistan

    Dailymotion - Third worker dies at Fukushima - a News & Politics video

    Dailymotion - Third worker dies at Fukushima - a News & Politics video:
    Third worker dies at Fukushima by tvnportal

    TEPCO starts to eject dense hydrogen from Fukushima reactor pipe - The Mainichi Daily News

    TEPCO starts to eject dense hydrogen from Fukushima reactor pipe - The Mainichi Daily News: TOKYO
    (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, said Saturday it has started to discharge hydrogen with high concentration levels from a pipe connected to a reactor containment vessel at the plant, as a measure to prevent an explosion."

    IAEA team observes Japan’s nuclear cleanup as Fukushima begins thyroid survey of children - The Washington Post

    IAEA team observes Japan’s nuclear cleanup as Fukushima begins thyroid survey of children - The Washington Post

    Les pesticides, facteurs de tumeurs chez les agriculteurs - LeMonde.fr

    Les pesticides, facteurs de tumeurs chez les agriculteurs - LeMonde.fr: "Deux tiers des tumeurs chez les agriculteurs sont associées à une exposition professionnelle aux pesticides, selon un rapport de l'Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l'alimentation, de l'environnement et du travail (Anses)."

    Exclusive: Computer Virus Hits U.S. Drone Fleet | Danger Room | Wired.com

    Exclusive: Computer Virus Hits U.S. Drone Fleet | Danger Room | Wired.com: "A computer virus has infected the cockpits of America’s Predator and Reaper drones, logging pilots’ every keystroke as they remotely fly missions over Afghanistan and other warzones."

    Years of abuse by powerful led to current crisis: economist | Video | Reuters.com

    Years of abuse by powerful led to current crisis: economist | Video | Reuters.com

    Heavy airstrikes bombard Gaddafi's hometown | Video | Reuters.com

    Heavy airstrikes bombard Gaddafi's hometown | Video | Reuters.com

    How much bombardment constitute a war? US congress has not yet voted to declare war on Libya;this is another illegal war.

    Did US banks hide Greek debt? - Business - Al Jazeera English

    Did US banks hide Greek debt? - Business - Al Jazeera English

    21 deaths now linked to listeria in cantaloupe, new deaths reported in Indiana, New York - The Washington Post

    21 deaths now linked to listeria in cantaloupe, new deaths reported in Indiana, New York - The Washington Post

    Twin blasts target oil pipelines in southern Iraq, forces drop in production - The Washington Post

    Twin blasts target oil pipelines in southern Iraq, forces drop in production - The Washington Post

    State Department readies Iraq operation, its biggest since Marshall Plan - The Washington Post

    State Department readies Iraq operation, its biggest since Marshall Plan - The Washington Post: "The scale of the operation has raised concerns among lawmakers and government watchdogs, who fear the State Department will be overwhelmed by overseeing so many people, about 80 percent of them contractors. There is a risk, they say, of millions of dollars in waste and limited supervision of bodyguards."

    D.C. antiwar march draws thousands on seventh-anniversary of Iraq invasion

    D.C. antiwar march draws thousands on seventh-anniversary of Iraq invasion: "Thousands of demonstrators protested the seventh anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq on Saturday in a march through downtown Washington. Many expressed concern that health care and the dismal economy have begun to overshadow the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan."

    After decade of war, Afghans mull Taliban return | Reuters

    After decade of war, Afghans mull Taliban return | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Wakil Ahmad Muttawakil, a former right hand man to the reclusive, one-eyed leader of the Taliban, believes there is only one way to end a decade of fighting in Afghanistan. Return the hardline Islamists to power."

    And that is likely what will happen. Every time the West martyrize populations, extremism emerges. The lesson should have been learnt. So why was it not? The answer is straight forward: wars are driven by the war manufacturers, the war creators the ones awarded billions of dollars in governmental contracts.

    China currency bill passes Senate procedural vote | Reuters

    China currency bill passes Senate procedural vote | Reuters: (Reuters) - "U.S. legislation to press China to revalue its currency narrowly cleared a Senate procedural vote before a formal vote later on Thursday but it faced stronger opposition in the House of Representatives."

    UNESCO clears way for Palestine seat vote - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

    UNESCO clears way for Palestine seat vote - Middle East - Al Jazeera English: "US secretary of state urges UN body to "think again" after its executive committee backs the Palestinian membership bid.'

    Occupy Wall Street protests grow in size and credibility (photos, video, live updates) - BlogPost - The Washington Post

    Occupy Wall Street protests grow in size and credibility (photos, video, live updates) - BlogPost - The Washington Post: "Representatives from some of the most powerful labor unions in the country have arrived to march alongside the protesters, and students from New York universities joined the demonstrations this afternoon."

    Guant�namo film shows plight of Canadian national detained at 15 | World news | The Guardian

    Guantanamo film shows plight of Canadian national detained at 15 | World news | The Guardian: Filmed interrogation raises ethical questions over treatment of Omar Khadr, arrested in Afghanistan in 2002 and still in custody

    Business & Financial News, Breaking US & International News | Reuters.com

    Business & Financial News, Breaking US & International News | Reuters.com

    Green groups sue to stop work on Keystone oil pipeline | Reuters

    Green groups sue to stop work on Keystone oil pipeline | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Green groups sued the U.S. government on Wednesday to stop the clearing of grasslands and other work on a pipeline to bring Canadian oil sands crude to Texas, opposed by environmentalists for the petroleum's high greenhouse gas emissions."

    Auto workers' pay agreement signals new reality for industry | Business | guardian.co.uk

    Auto workers' pay agreement signals new reality for industry | Business | guardian.co.uk: "Most of Ford and General Motors' factory workers will get profit-sharing cheques and bonuses instead of annual pay rises"

    Are the CEOs on a pay freeze as well? Ford Pays Mulally $26.5 Million for 2010 After Turning Around Automaker - Bloomberg:"GM Chief Executive Officer Dan Akerson was given a $9 million compensation package when he took the job, the company said in a Sept. 10 regulatory filing. Akerson, whose pay is subject to federal review, receives $1.7 million in annual salary, $5.3 million in stock that pays out over three years, and $2 million in restricted stock, the company said."

    Occupy Wall Street protests - Tuesday 4 October 2011 | World news | guardian.co.uk

    Occupy Wall Street protests - Tuesday 4 October 2011 | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Protests continue on Wall Street as the Occupy movement spreads. Read about the day's developments"

    Koch company declared 'substantial interest' in Keystone XL pipeline | Environment | guardian.co.uk

    Koch company declared 'substantial interest' in Keystone XL pipeline | Environment | guardian.co.uk: "Document filed with Canada's Energy Board appears to cast doubt on claims by Koch Industries that it has no interest in the controversial pipeline"

    Afghanistan and Iraq wars not worth fighting, say a third of US veterans | World news | The Guardian

    Afghanistan and Iraq wars not worth fighting, say a third of US veterans | World news | The Guardian: "Poll results pose dilemma for Obama administration as it tries to bolster support for continued presence in Iraq and Afghanistan"

    US soldiers have lost nearly 7,000 of their brothers and sisters and over 50,000 have been wounded and many with maiming injuries.They know that the war in Iraq was wrong and fought on lies and they realize that the war in Afghanistan has nothing to do with democracy but more to do with resources the West desire such as opium for the opiates.

    Check the maps of world consumption, the US is consuming more than 100 mg per capita per year of opiate containing pain management drugs and the US does not grow poppies.

    Occupy Together|Home

    Occupy Together|Home

    Ratcheting up pay with peer comparison - The Washington Post

    Ratcheting up pay with peer comparison - The Washington Post

    Cozy relationships and ‘peer benchmarking’ send CEOs’ pay soaring - The Washington Post

    Cozy relationships and ‘peer benchmarking’ send CEOs’ pay soaring - The Washington Post

    Stocks take another dive on Greek default fears, Dexia bears the brunt of bank concerns - The Washington Post

    Stocks take another dive on Greek default fears, Dexia bears the brunt of bank concerns - The Washington Post

    Occupy Wall Street protests - live coverage | World news | guardian.co.uk

    Occupy Wall Street protests - live coverage | World news | guardian.co.uk:
    "Protests continue on Wall Street as the Occupy movement continues to spread. Follow the latest developments here "

    Google Calendar - Occupy Wall Street

    Google Calendar - at your college student Walk-Out-Day

    Occupy Wall Street ends capitalism's alibi | Richard Wolff | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

    Occupy Wall Street ends capitalism's alibi | Richard Wolff | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk: "This protest pinpoints how dysfunctional our economic system is: we must refashion it for human needs, not corporate aims"

    THE DAILY STAR :: News :: Middle East :: Ads protesting U.S. aid to Israel cause stir

    THE DAILY STAR :: News :: Middle East :: Ads protesting U.S. aid to Israel cause stir: "BEIRUT: An advertising campaign urging an end to U.S. military aid to Israel has been met with criticism from some New York lawmakers, while activists say they plan on spreading their message throughout the country."

    U.S. aid freeze threatens Palestine state projects | Reuters

    U.S. aid freeze threatens Palestine state projects | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Economic and humanitarian projects deemed vital for peace in the Middle East are threatened by a freeze on $200 million in aid by U.S. Congress members opposed to a Palestinian bid for statehood at the United Nations, Palestinians and Western diplomats say."

    Shame on our congress. Shame on us all. We should instead cut the $3 billions we gave Israel this year.

    Bernanke says Fed ready to do more to aid economy | Reuters

    Bernanke says Fed ready to do more to aid economy | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The Federal Reserve is prepared to take further steps to help a fragile economic recovery held back by a weak job market and financial stresses in Europe, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Tuesday."

    China warns of trade war if U.S. bill passes | Reuters

    China warns of trade war if U.S. bill passes | Reuters: (Reuters) - "An angry China warned Washington on Tuesday that passage of a bill aimed at forcing Beijing to let its currency rise could lead to a trade war between the world's top two economies."

    Business: Washington Post Business Page, Business News

    Business: Washington Post Business Page, Business News

    Amazon, Facebook and the evolution of privacy - Ideas@Innovations - The Washington Post

    Amazon, Facebook and the evolution of privacy - Ideas@Innovations - The Washington Post

    Keystone pipeline e-mails show friendly exchanges - The Washington Post

    Keystone pipeline e-mails show friendly exchanges - The Washington Post: "This is the second batch of e-mails obtained by Friends of the Earth through a Freedom of Information Act filing. Friends of the Earth said the e-mails showed State Department “bias” in favor of a project it is supposed to be evaluating and “complicity” between State and TransCanada."

    Wonkbook: What does 'Occupy Wall Street' want? - The Washington Post

    Wonkbook: What does 'Occupy Wall Street' want? - The Washington Post:

    Ozone layer hole over Arctic in sudden expansion | Environment | guardian.co.uk

    Ozone layer hole over Arctic in sudden expansion | Environment | guardian.co.uk: "Arctic and Antarctic holes of similar size for first time, say scientists, due to combination of wind patterns and intense cold"

    Sean Penn joins protesters in Egypt | Film | guardian.co.uk

    Sean Penn joins protesters in Egypt | Film | guardian.co.uk: "Actor appears among demonstrators in Tahrir Square to call on military leaders for faster transition to democracy"

    Mental toll of extended unemployment looms large - The Washington Post

    Mental toll of extended unemployment looms large - The Washington Post

    700 arrested after swarming NY’s Brooklyn Bridge, shutting down lane of traffic for hours - The Washington Post

    700 arrested after swarming NY’s Brooklyn Bridge, shutting down lane of traffic for hours - The Washington Post

    Israel accepts Quartet call for peace talks | Reuters

    Israel accepts Quartet call for peace talks | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Israel accepted on Sunday a call by international mediators to resume peace talks with the Palestinians, who quickly reaffirmed their refusal to negotiate until settlement-building stops on land they seek for state."

    Internet firms co-opted for surveillance: experts | Reuters

    Internet firms co-opted for surveillance: experts | Reuters: (Reuters) - "Internet companies such as Google, Twitter and Facebook are increasingly co-opted for surveillance work as the information they gather proves irresistible to law enforcement agencies, Web experts said this week."
    "The ease and cost of surveillance are at an all-time low, Soghoian said, with Google charging an administrative fee of $25 to hand over data, Yahoo charging $20, and Microsoft and Facebook providing data for free."

    China state media takes aim at U.S. currency bill | Reuters

    China state media takes aim at U.S. currency bill | Reuters: (Reuters) - "China's official news agency derided on Sunday U.S. lawmakers' efforts to pressure Beijing over its currency policy as "expedient and shallow," saying they were resorting to an old habit of deflecting blame on China."

    Police Arresting Protesters on Brooklyn Bridge - NYTimes.com

    Police Arresting Protesters on Brooklyn Bridge - NYTimes.com: "Updated, 5:59 p.m. | After allowing marchers from the Occupy Wall Street protests to claim the Brooklyn-bound car lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge and get partway across, the police cut the marchers off and arrested dozens of demonstrators Saturday afternoon"

    BBC News - Occupy Wall Street protests grow amid Radiohead rumour

    BBC News - Occupy Wall Street protests grow amid Radiohead rumour:

    Why I arrested Donald Rumsfeld | Nate Goldshlag | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

    Why I arrested Donald Rumsfeld | Nate Goldshlag | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk: "As a Veteran for Peace, I consider the lies we were told by the Bush administration made the Iraq invasion a war crime"

    US Congress blocks �128m in aid for Palestinians | World news | guardian.co.uk

    US Congress blocks �128m in aid for Palestinians | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Palestinian Authority accuses Congress of holding back aid to punish Mahmoud Abbas' bid for UN statehood"


    Samir Khan named as second US citizen to die in drone strike | World news | The Guardian

    Samir Khan named as second US citizen to die in drone strike | World news | The Guardian: "Editor of English-language al-Qaida magazine among those travelling with Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen"

    U.S. closes atom smasher, passes baton to Europe | Reuters

    U.S. closes atom smasher, passes baton to Europe | Reuters: (Reuters) - "The powering down of Fermilab's Tevatron particle accelerator on Friday marked the end of a quarter-century of U.S. dominance in high-energy particle physics."