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Principal allegedly assaulted student for wearing Gay-Straight Alliance shirt

A 17-year-old senior at Sequoyah High School, Chris Sigler, claimed his principal shoved and verbally harassed him last week for wearing a t-shirt in support of establishing a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) club. A teacher had told Sigler he could not wear his homemade shirt, which said “GSA: We’ve Got Your…

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…

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,…

Gov. O’Malley kicks off Maryland marriage equality campaign

Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD) described himself as a “Marylander for marriage equality” as part of a video campaign seeking to raise support for same sex marriage. “As a free and diverse people of many different faiths, we choose to be governed under the law by certain fundamental principles, among them,…

Syrian street hails new anti-regime front: activists

The Syrian National Council, a newly launched anti-regime front, has gained mass support in Syria with many people demanding it be recognised as the country’s sole authority, activists said on Monday. The popular support on Syria’s streets for the SNC, forged Sunday in Turkey, comes as US Defence Secretary Leon…

United Steelworkers announce support for ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest

The United Steelworkers, North America’s largest industrial union, announced on Friday that it supported the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” protest that began in lower Manhattan and has slowly spread to other cities across the United States. The protesters have pledged to occupy Wall Street until something is done about corporate…

Buffett admits he hasn’t read Obama’s jobs plan, will likely oppose parts of it

During an appearance on CNBC Friday morning, billionaire investor Warren Buffett appeared to change course on President Barack Obama’s jobs plan, admitting he had not read the plan and suggesting that he’ll likely oppose parts of it. The admission is particularly surprising, given Buffett’s recent advocacy of the plan, and…

200,000-member labor union votes to support ‘Occupy Wall Street’

By Linette Lopez According to Daily Kos, The New York Transit Workers Union (TWU) voted to support the Wall Street Protestors at their meeting last night. A member of TWU Local 100 told a reporter that they would join the protest Friday at 4PM. Here’s more about them from their website: The…

Lawrence O’Donnell extends ban on deadbeat dad Joe Walsh

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell has doubled down on his ban of tea party Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL), who allegedly owes over $100,000 in child support. O’Donnell, who had first banned Walsh from his show in July, noted Thursday that a Cook County judge had ruled against the congressman after he didn’t…

Bomb blasts overshadow Clinton’s India visit

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives in India on Monday for a three-day visit overshadowed by the triple blasts in Mumbai last week that killed 19 people and injured more than 100. No-one has claimed responsibility for Wednesday’s attack and the initial police investigation has failed to unearth any…

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