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Friday, November 30

29.Nov.2012 - A Decisive Victory for Palestine, Anti-Drone Activists, Fast Food Workers Strike Across NYC, Fight Against Tar Sands, Austerity Crisis, Sucking Up to the Military Brass, Humiliation of Bradley Manning, Price Tag for Allergies Will Rise, Journalism Tips, Taxing the Rich is Good, Julian Assange on Surveillance State, Libyan Revolution Front Lines

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UN: A Decisive Victory for Palestine

Despite objections from US and Israel, 138 nations vote to approve statehood

Anti-Drone Activists Could Get 7 Years for 'Irritating' US Air Force Colonel

A local judge in upstate New York has signed an order of protection for a US Air Force colonel that could make it a crime, punishable by up to seven years in prison, for anti-drone activists to continue their weekly peace vigil outside or near the gates of the Hancock Air National Guard base there.

Fast Food Workers Launch Strikes Across New York City

On the heels of Black Friday WalMart walkouts, hundreds of fast food restaurant workers are planning to strike in high-traffic commercial centers.

Looking for the Revolution Outside a Wendy’s in Brooklyn

The protest at Wendy's was just one of several throughout New York City today, all part of the launch of a new unionization campaign aimed at NYC's fast food workers, one which is backed by several activist groups and big unions and dozens of organizers and is not, I daresay, fucking around.

Historic Fast Food Strike in NYC Fights CEO's for Living Wages

Fast food workers across New York City hit the streets today in a strike against the $200 billion fast food industry, which workers charge pays wages so low that many struggle to meet their basic needs.

Fight Against Tar Sands in Texas Continues: Activists Arrested, Hunger Strike Started

Study: 4 Trillion Tons of Ice Melt Raising Seas at Alarming Rate

Concluding what colleagues are calling an 'unprecedented' and exhaustive study, scientists on Thursday said they can report "definitively" that the ice sheets of both Antarctica and Greenland are, indeed, melting and that as global temperatures continue to soar this melting will lead to continued and drastic sea level increases.

It’s Not a Fiscal Cliff, It’s an Austerity Crisis

Washington is not known for the stunning clarity with which it frames and addresses tough issues. But has there ever been a debate so mired in confusion as the one around the so-called fiscal cliff?

Sucking Up to the Military Brass 
Few things have characterized the post-9/11 American world more than our worshipful embrace of our generals. They’ve become our heroes, our sports stars, and our celebrities all rolled into one. We can’t stop gushing about them. Even after his recent fall from grace, General David Petraeus was still being celebrated by CNN as the best American general since Dwight D. Eisenhower (and let’s not forget that Ike commanded the largest amphibious invasion in history and held a fractious coalition together in a total war against Nazi Germany). 

The Humiliation of Bradley Manning
It is a bitter irony that Army Pvt. Bradley Manning, whose conscience compelled him to leak evidence about the U.S. military brass ignoring evidence of torture in Iraq, was himself the victim of cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment while other military officers privately took note but did nothing.


U.S. Price Tag for Allergies Will Rise Because of Climate Change

Longer pollen season and wider ragweed exposure will affect more people

Donald Trump in perspective
You don't have to be an Obama fan to appreciate this
The Next 4 Years with Obama and Journalism Tips
New Film 'Stand' Documents Risks of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline

Robert Reich: Don’t Listen to Wall Street — Taxing the Rich is Good for the Economy

EXCLUSIVE: Julian Assange on WikiLeaks, Bradley Manning, Cypherpunks, Surveillance State

Smoke Signals: Martin Lee on Growing U.S. Movement to Legalize Marijuana

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