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Wall Street protests spread nationwide

As anti-corporate demonstrations spread across the United States, the protesters claim they are inspired by the revolutions in the Middle East, but protests over economic grievances in Europe would be a closer comparison. When anti-capitalist activists first unfolded sleeping bags and brandished handmade placards in a small park near Wall Street two weeks ago,…

Perry rebuts Washington Post’s story on racial slur

Texas governor Rick Perry has rebutted a story in Sunday’s Washington Post that alleges the Texas governor hosted guests at a racially named location. The Post published a story titled “At Rick Perry’s Texas hunting spot, camp’s old racially charged name lingered.” The story centered on Perry inviting lawmakers to…

More than 750 turn out for ‘Occupy Los Angeles’ protest

Several hundred protesters gathered in front of City Hall in Los Angeles on Saturday to show solidarity with the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters in lower Manhattan. The demonstrators marched from Pershing Square to City Hall, where they plan to camp out indefinitely. LA Weekly estimated there were at least 750…

Protesters march on NYPD headquarters

NEW YORK — About 2,000 anti-corporate demonstrators marched Friday from a protest camp they have occupied near Wall Street to the headquarters of the New York Police Department. The noisy but peaceful rally was the largest since anti-Wall Street activists occupied a small park in lower Manhattan two weeks ago…

‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest enters sixth day

The “Occupy Wall Street” protest that started on Saturday has lasted six days. The protesters are camped out in New York’s old Liberty Plaza, one block from the Federal Reserve. They’re holding camp in an effort to inspire others to join them, borrowing their tactics from Egyptians who camped in…

Ralph Nader: Palin should be commended

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader said Thursday on CNN that Sarah Palin should be commended for recent speeches in which she was critical of corporations’ influence on the government. “Judging by her comments, she is squarely in the camp of conservative populism, opposed to corporatism and its corporate state,” Nader previously…

Protesters besiege Wall Street, pledging ‘long term’ occupation

After a “day of rage” on Friday that saw over 5,000 protesters march through Wall Street, only to be rebuffed by a police barricade, organizers say their struggle has only just begun. Presently encamped one block from the Federal Reserve are several hundred protesters, in a tent city that’s sprung…

GOP Rep.: Iraq should ‘care about our situation as we have cared about theirs’

BAGHDAD (AFP) – A US congressman called on Friday for Iraq to repay a portion of the “mega-dollars” that Washington has spent since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003, at a news conference in Baghdad. Republican representative Dana Rohrabacher’s remarks stand in stark contrast to those by senior American…

‘Nazi guard’ Demjanjuk’s lawyer calls for acquittal

MUNICH, Germany — Alleged Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk’s lawyer called Tuesday for his client to be acquitted in final arguments at the end of a high-profile trial in Germany. Lawyer Ulrich Busch told the court in Munich, where the Ukrainian-born 91-year-old has been on trial since November 2009,…

Ivory Coast’s Gbago captured by French troops

ABIDJAN (Reuters) – Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo was arrested on Monday after French armored vehicles closed in on the compound where he has been holed up in a bunker. A column of more than 30 French armored vehicles moved in on Gbagbo’s residence in central Abidjan after helicopter gunships attacked the compound overnight.…

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