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‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters embark on long march to Washington, D.C.

Ragtag, but enthusiastic Occupy Wall Street protestors, one of them not even wearing shoes, set off from New York Wednesday on a two-week march to Washington, DC. Monitored at every step by police, two dozen activists filed aboard a ferry leaving Manhattan to cross the River Hudson to New Jersey and began their…

Trumka: Ohio victory a ‘landmark for the 99 percent’

Labor unions and public workers claimed an important victory Tuesday after over 63 percent of voters in Ohio rejected Gov. John Kasich’s (R) plan to strip public workers of collective bargaining rights. “Last night, the people Ohio, from teachers and firefighters to the building trades and public sector workers to…

The top 10 military ‘psy-ops’ corporations admit to using against Americans

By Robert Johnson Environmental activist Sharon Wilson showed up to an oil industry event in Houston last week and caught a startling glimpse into how the fracking industry approaches residents in towns where they drill. Wilson recorded industry insiders confirming they hire military psychological operation veterans, and use procedures pulled straight…

Fannie Mae bailed out again, taking $7.8 billion from U.S. Treasury

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fannie Mae, the biggest source of money for U.S. home loans, on Tuesday said it needed a further $7.8 billion in federal aid to stay afloat as a shaky housing market widened its third-quarter loss to $5.1 billion. The government-controlled firm also attributed the deeper cash drain to losses on…

Report: 27 Houston cops arrest six protesters for having tarp in park

Police in Houston on Tuesday night swarmed a small group of “Occupy” protesters and arrested them for possessing a tarp in a public park, according to area media. In all, a total of 27 police officers responded to the scene in 19 squad cars, according to the protesters. Police had…

Texas Republican guilty of stealing taxpayer money

Texas state Rep. Joe Driver (R) will plead guilty to a third-degree felony on abuse-of-office charges, a prosecutor said Tuesday. “He is going to plea to the third-degree felony,” Assistant Travis County District Attorney Gregg Cox told The Texas Tribune. “It is a plea of guilt.” In a 2010 interview…

Maine voters restore same-day voter registration

The citizens of Maine on Tuesday repealed a recently passed law requiring voters to enroll at least two days before an election. With more than three-quarters of the state’s precincts reporting, 60 percent of voters had rejected the law, according to the Bangor Daily News. “Whenever the party in power…

Voters oust Arizona Senate president Russell Pearce

Republican candidate Jerry Lewis defeated Republican state Sen. Russell Pearce in an unprecedented recall election on Tuesday, according to the Associated Press. Lewis, a charter school executive, will now represent the state’s 18th District. The group Citizens for a Better Arizona forced the election in July after collecting 10,365 signatures.…

Mississippi defeats anti-abortion ‘personhood amendment’

Mississippi voters on Tuesday rejected an amendment to the Mississippi Constitution that would have defined “a person” as “every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning, or the equivalent thereof,” according to the Associated Press. The controversial amendment was intended to ban abortion and to set up a legal…

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