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20,000 portable surface-to-air weapons missing in Libya

An estimated 20,000 portable surface-to-air missiles have gone missing in Libya. The heat-seeking missiles were smuggled out of unguarded Army weapons warehouses. “I myself could have removed several hundred if I wanted to, and people can literally drive up with pickup trucks or even 18 wheelers and take away whatever…

Lawrence O’Donnell rips ‘unprovoked police brutality’ at ‘Occupy Wall Street’

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell on Monday condemned the “unprovoked police brutality” that occurred at the “Occupy Wall Street” protest over the weekend. Video recordings showed female protesters being rounded up in an orange-colored mesh pen by police and subsequently sprayed with mace without any provocation, and other protesters being dragged…

‘Occupy Wall Street’ protester: Cops part of the 99 percent

Occupy Wall Street protester Kelly Heresy appeared on Countdown with Keith Olbermann on Monday to discuss the clashes between New York police officers and the demonstrators. “We are not against the cops,” he said. “The cops are part of the 99 percent. The cops, we would like to believe, are…

Former Google employee asks Obama to raise his taxes

A former Google employee asked President Barack Obama to raise his taxes on Monday at a forum hosted by the LinkedIn social network. “Would you please raise my taxes?” the man asked. Watch video, courtesy of CNN, below:…

Bernie Sanders: Offsetting disaster relief with spending cuts is ‘absolute hypocrisy’

Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont told a press conference on Monday that he would continue to oppose a Republican plan to offset disaster relief with spending cuts. He noted that Republicans had not asked to offset tax breaks for billionaires or wars overseas with spending cuts. “But suddenly when…

Yemeni women demand removal of president

Female protesters took to the streets of Sanaa to demand the removal of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. He returned from Saudi Arabia on Friday. More than 450 people have been killed since the start of the protests in January. Watch video, courtesy of Reuters, below:…

Santorum campaign blasts Perry’s view on marijuana

Rick Santorum’s 2012 campaign accused rival candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry of being “out of touch” for suggesting in his book that states could legalize the use of marijuana. In his book Fed Up!, Perry said he is personally opposed to same sex marriage and the use of marijuana for…

China’s chopsticks made in America

The United States imports a substantial amount of its goods from China, but a small company in South Georgia has reversed that trend by manufacturing and exporting chopsticks. China uses approximately 45 billion wooden chopsticks a year, but the country’s wood supply is dwindling. Watch video, courtesy of CBS News,…

‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest slowly spreads across the United States

Small groups of demonstrators in major American cities have started their own “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations and organizers are planning further actions in more cities across the United States. A diverse coalition of people have pledged to occupy Wall Street until something is done about corporate greed and the financial…

Protester allegedly arrested for filming ‘Occupy Wall Street’

Christina Gonzales, an “Occupy Wall Street” protester, told Democracy Now that she was arrested by the New York Police Department for filming the demonstration, which has now lasted 10 straight days. The protesters have been camped out in New York’s old Liberty Plaza, one block from the Federal Reserve, since…

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