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Former financial regulator notes four themes of ‘Occupy’ protests

William Black, a former financial regulator, appeared Wednesday on Democracy Now to discuss the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” movement. He has participated in the “Occupy Kansas City” demonstration and is currently an associate professor of economics and law at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Ever since protesters began…

Google accuses China of blocking Gmail

BEIJING (AFP) – Google accused the Chinese government on Monday of interfering with its Gmail service, after weeks of online disruptions that have coincided with calls for protests emulating those in the Middle East. “There is no technical issue on our side — we have checked extensively. This is a…

Renewed call for China ‘Jasmine rallies’

BEIJING – An online campaign has urged people in 13 Chinese cities to rally every Sunday to press for government transparency and free expression, following a call last week for Middle East-style protests. The new call, posted this week on a blog run by overseas-based human rights website Boxun.com, appeared…

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