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Communications Workers of America backs ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) has become the latest union to endorsed the “Occupy Wall Street” protest that started in lower Manhattan and spread across the country. “The 700,000 members of the Communications Workers of America strongly support the Occupy Wall Street Movement,” the CWA Executive Board said Tuesday…

Anonymous warns against planned cyber attack on New York Stock Exchange

Websites and Twitter accounts associated with the hacktivist collective “Anonymous” have warned that a planned cyber attack on New York Stock Exchange would be ineffective, hurt the image of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement and likely result in arrests. An “Anonymous” YouTube video began circulating on the Internet Monday that…

Michael Lewis on Greek default: It would be ugly for awhile

Financial journalist Michael Lewis appeared Monday on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show to explain Europe’s financial crisis and how it could effect the United States. He said that if Greece defaults on its debt and abandons the euro, countries across Europe may be forced to bail out their own banks…

Lawrence O’Donnell blasts ‘little’ Breitbart’s sexist remarks

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell on Monday slammed Andrew Breitbart for calling Rep. Nancy Pelosi a “bitch” and saying comedian Janeane Garofalo was “Hollywood’s sympathy fuck.” Breitbart made the comments Friday at the Chicago Tea Party’s TeaCon 2011 Convention in Schaumburg. “When I see him on that stage I see little…

CNN anchor mocks ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters over TARP

CNN anchor Erin Burnett mocked the “Occupy Wall Street” protest during the “Seriously!?” segment of her show, which debuted on Monday. “What are they protesting?” she asked of the demonstration. “Nobody seems to know.” Burnett noted it was not “just a bunch of hippies protesting” and then played footage of…

‘Occupy Chicago’ enters eleventh day of protest

The “Occupy Chicago” protest against corporate influence on the United States government has lasted for eleven straight days. “Occupy Chicago” began on September 23, when around 20 people gathered at Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower, and then marched to the Federal Reserve Bank to show their solidarity…

‘Occupy Maine’ protesters paint artwork to keep occupation legal

A group of more than 60 demonstrators in Portland, Maine marched from Monument Square to the University of Southern Maine on Monday to show their solidarity with the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters in New York City and elsewhere, Bangor Daily News reported. The “Occupy Maine” protesters have been camped out…

ATF shifts blame: It’s Congress fault marijuana users can’t own guns

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) director Mike Sullivan appeared Monday on Fox News to defend a memo sent gun dealers in the United States. He claimed the agency was only following laws passed by Congress. The memo stated that those who use marijuana legally in accordance with their…

Ken Burns: Current political climate resembles prohibition era

Ken Burns — the creator of the recent PBS documentary series Prohibition — told Reason.TV that the current political climate in the United States is very similar to the lead up to alcohol prohibition in the 1920′s, but not because of current drug laws. “Alcohol is used by every culture,…

Former drug czar: Florida welfare drug testing policy is misguided

Former White House Drug Czar Barry McCaffrey thinks that Florida’s new policy of drug testing anyone who applies for temporary government assistance is counterproductive. “What kind of sense does that make?” he said, according to WCTV. “You’ve got to make the barriers to entering rehabilitation low. You want people in…

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