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The Company Behind Cell Phone Tracking In America Is Selling Its Technology To Foreign Governments

[credit provider=”Rev Dan Catt via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/revdancatt/2346349978/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] For several years, AT&T and T-Mobile have installed TruePosition software on their phones to tell police where customers are if they’re in danger.According to Wired, TruePosition grabs about 60 million locations annually from 911 calls, and the company has recently branched out into […]
The Company Behind Cell Phone Tracking In America Is Selling Its Technology To Foreign Governments
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Why Britain’s Brutal Austerity Plan Isn’t Working

[credit provider=”Twitpic” url=”http://twitpic.com/5j3uqi”] This summer has seen Greeks rioting in the streets over austerity measures and now Italians having a bad case of agita as their economy teeters.But if Europe’s nerves are frayed, so are Britain’s. Although not part of the 12-nation eurozone, Britain is going through its own summer […]
Why Britain’s Brutal Austerity Plan Isn’t Working
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FIVE QUESTIONS For David Lesch: How The Stalemate In Syria Will Finally Break Down

[credit provider=”AP”] The situation in Syria deteriorates by the day. This morning, protestors—with a wink and a nod from the regime—stormed the U.S. embassy following a weekend-long protest. Opposition rallies have swelled in recent weeks to the levels seen in Egypt and Tunisia during their respective revolutions. So far, the […]
FIVE QUESTIONS For David Lesch: How The Stalemate In Syria Will Finally Break Down
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Belarus Arrests Hundreds Of Protestors

[credit provider=”AP”] Hundreds have been arrested in protests against authoritarian leader President Alexander Lukashenko today in Belarus, reports the BBC.The country is currently in a balance of payments crisis, with the Belorussian Rouble falling 36%.
Belarus Arrests Hundreds Of Protestors
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Check Out Pictures From Today’s Massive Strikes In The UK

[credit provider=”twitpic” url=”http://twitpic.com/5j2b8w”] Today thousands of public sector workers went on strike in the UK, the BBC reports.Unions claimed that 210,000 members were striking, with more than 40% of state schools in England and Wales affected.
Check Out Pictures From Today’s Massive Strikes In The UK
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More Than 1,000 Wounded In Tahrir Square During Second Day Of Protests

[credit provider=”euronews.net”] Hundreds of Egyptian youths clashed with security forces for a second day today during protests calling for the resignation of Field Marshall Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, Egypt’s temporary military ruler.The Guardian reports that fighting broke out last night as armed security police let loose bullets and tear gas on […]
More Than 1,000 Wounded In Tahrir Square During Second Day Of Protests
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Crazy Photos From Today’s Violent Greek Street Protests

[credit provider=”Twitpic” url=”http://twitpic.com/5i0v4d”] Thousands of Greeks took to the streets to protest against the austerity measures Wednesday, according to The BBC.It’s the first day of a two-day general strike that is hobbling Greece’s transportation and public services.
Crazy Photos From Today’s Violent Greek Street Protests
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Why Syria Matters

Syria is back in the news again this morning.  The Jerusalem Post reports: “Seven people were reported dead Tuesday in Syrian clashes between pro-Assad loyalists and anti-regime protesters demanding his removal.”This is now an almost daily occurrence. The uprising that President Assad keeps trying to stamp out won’t be stamped […]
Why Syria Matters
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10,000 Clowns Just Marched In Hungary To Protest Austerity

[credit provider=”AP”] Up to 10,000 people, many dressed as clowns, have marched from Budapest’s parliament to the presidential palace, reports the BBC.The clowns were protesting austerity measures, and dressed as clowns as a response to Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s quip that he would send his “Secretary of Clown Affairs” to […]
10,000 Clowns Just Marched In Hungary To Protest Austerity
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Protesters Surround Parliament In Barcelona As Political Leaders Are Helicoptered In For Austerity Debate

[credit provider=”AP” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=spain%20protest&showact=results&sort=creationdatelower%3Areversealphabetical&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1308138885&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=fa11753a61fa4c8a9cc6a4ab5b538626&dbm=PThirtyDay&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] Over 2,000 demonstrators tried to blockade the Catalan parliament in Barcelona today. Spanish police surrounded the parliament, which is inside Ciudadela park, to keep the crowd out. Protestors had camped outside the park overnight to protest regional budget cuts, according to BBC.Regional officials start two-days of meetings […]
Protesters Surround Parliament In Barcelona As Political Leaders Are Helicoptered In For Austerity Debate
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Greek Protesters Plan To Completely Surround Parliament Tomorrow

[credit provider=”AP”] Greek protesters are planning to surround the country’s parliament tomorrow, in an effort to prevent debate on new austerity measures for the country, according to Reuters.The country’s lawmakers are only planing on proposing the measures tomorrow. They don’t intend to vote on them until next month.
Greek Protesters Plan To Completely Surround Parliament Tomorrow
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Israel Would Be Safer If It Returned To Its Pre-1967 Borders

[credit provider=”infliv via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4228980397/”] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said May 30 that  Israel could not prevent the United Nations from recognising a Palestinian state, in the sense of adopting a resolution on the subject. Two weeks ago, U.S.President Barack Obama, in a speech, called on Israel to return […]
Israel Would Be Safer If It Returned To Its Pre-1967 Borders
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Graphic Video Of Police Brutality On Protesters In Spain

Police in Barcelona have attacked protesters that have been camped out since May 15 in the city’s Plaza Catalunya. The protesters originally were trying to apply pressure to the public to not vote in last weekend’s local Spanish elections. Those elections resulted in sharp losses for the country’s Socialist Party […]
Graphic Video Of Police Brutality On Protesters In Spain
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Here’s Why Peaceful Palestinian Protests Are A Lost Cause

[credit provider=”AP Images”] I watched Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress with a guy named Fadi Quran. He recently graduated from Stanford, where he double-majored in physics and international relations.He lives in Ramallah, where he’s starting an alternative energy company. And he just might rock our world.
Here’s Why Peaceful Palestinian Protests Are A Lost Cause
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You Need To Be Watching What’s Developing In Spain Right Now

[credit provider=”Twitpic” url=”http://twitpic.com/4zo1rn/full”] Protests have been raging in Spain since Sunday, May 15. The one we’ve been seeing pictures of is in Madrid, in the famous Puerta del Sol. But there were protests in 60 different locations on Sunday, and they’re still raging in different parts of the country.The centre […]
You Need To Be Watching What’s Developing In Spain Right Now
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Why Egypt Is Descending Into Sectarian Strife And Lawlessness

[credit provider=”AP”] Nearly 100 days after the fall of President Hosni Mubarek, the fate of Egypt’s Arab Spring uprising remains unclear. Recent attacks against Egypt’s Coptic Christian community that left hundreds dead highlight the insecurity and sectarian violence that has clouded the spirit of the Tahrir Square revolution.Blogging for the […]
Why Egypt Is Descending Into Sectarian Strife And Lawlessness
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What’s At Stake In The President’s “Cairo II” Speech

[credit provider=”The White House/Pete Souz” url=”http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/photogallery/april-2011-photo-day”] The White House has orchestrated a full Middle East agenda this week in the wake of last week’s resignation (WashPost) of special envoy George Mitchell and a recent unity deal between Hamas and Fatah.It also comes following criticism that President Barack Obama has failed […]
What’s At Stake In The President’s “Cairo II” Speech
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Photos And Videos From The Protests Raging In Spain

[credit provider=”AP”] Earlier, we told you about ongoing protests in Spain. Specifically, the Puerta del Sol in Madrid has been occupied by protesters, who were allowed to stay over last night by authorities.The protests come ahead of local elections in the country this weekend, which are a precursor to national […]
Photos And Videos From The Protests Raging In Spain
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Syrian Regime Gets Down And Dirty

[credit provider=”AP” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=bashar%20al%20assad&showact=results&sort=date&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1305658685&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=36f92009337d4ecbbda8fea49edbd9f3&dbm=PY2009&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been violently trying to suppress the popular uprising against his regime. Over 850 people have been killed and about 10,000 imprisoned, since the revolt began earlier in March.On one side is Assad’s regime, and on the other are the protestors. Pinned between […]
Syrian Regime Gets Down And Dirty
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What’s Next: A Shift To Mideast Crisis Management

[credit provider=”White House via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/”] Senator George Mitchell’s resignation as the Obama administration’s Middle East envoy makes formal what was clear for some time–the president’s goal of an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement by September is unattainable and negotiations are not about to resume any time soon.President Barack Obama appointed Mitchell […]
What’s Next: A Shift To Mideast Crisis Management
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The U.S. Keeps Its Distance As Unrest Grows In Bahrain

[credit provider=”AP”] At least 30 people have died in Bahrain, protesters and medical workers are being put on trial, and prominent opposition politicians are being arrested—but the United States has yet to toughen its talk or impose sanctions on its Gulf ally. [preserve] [/preserve] Bahrain, a predominantly Shiite country ruled […]
The U.S. Keeps Its Distance As Unrest Grows In Bahrain
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Syrian Security Forces Arrest Hundreds In House-To-House Raids As Crackdown Intensifies

[credit provider=”Courtesy of the BBC”] Syria escalated its military crackdown against the country’s anti-regime uprising today, arresting hundreds of protesters today in house-to-house raids across the country, according to the AP. The scale of the crackdown – which targeted protest organisers and activists in the southern city of Dara’a, the central […]
Syrian Security Forces Arrest Hundreds In House-To-House Raids As Crackdown Intensifies
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Thousands Of Syrian Protesters Ignore Military Crackdown In A ‘Day Of Defiance’

[credit provider=”Courtesy of Al-Jazeera”] Syrian protesters came out in full force for a “Day of Defiance” today, despite a widespread military deployment aimed at cracking down on anti-government demonstrations.Protesters clashed with security forces in more a dozen cities across Syria, BBC News reports, including Damascus, the country’s conservative capital.
Thousands Of Syrian Protesters Ignore Military Crackdown In A ‘Day Of Defiance’
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Americans Are Leaning On Government Support More Than Ever

Government social benefits accounted for nearly 20 per cent—or 20 cents of every dollar—of Americans’ disposable income in March, a figure that’s been growing amid a weak economy, stubbornly high unemployment, and an ageing population.
Americans Are Leaning On Government Support More Than Ever
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Here’s Why The Syrian Regime Is Still Standing

Syria is clearly in a state of internal crisis. Protests organised on Facebook were quickly stamped out in early February, but by mid-March, a faceless opposition had emerged from the flashpoint city of Daraa in Syria’s largely conservative Sunni southwest.
Here’s Why The Syrian Regime Is Still Standing
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Syria’s ‘Arab Spring’ Could Unleash Chaos Across The Middle East

[credit provider=”AP”] As Syria steps up its bloody crackdown against anti-regime protesters, governments in the region are watching to see if President Bashar al-Assad will quash the uprising or if the country will descend further into chaos and civil strife.Syria’s neighbours don’t agree on much, but there is a broad […]
Syria’s ‘Arab Spring’ Could Unleash Chaos Across The Middle East
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The U.S. Needs To Toughen Up On Syria

[credit provider=”Wikipedia”] Everything that has been said about Osama bin Laden’s demise has already been said and will likely be said again and again.  It is an important symbolic moment and a tremendous relief to many people, but it is unfortunately not going to alter the threat of transnational terrorism […]
The U.S. Needs To Toughen Up On Syria
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Jesse Jackson Calls On Benton Harbor, Mich., To Protest State Financial Takeover

[credit provider=”Courtesy of WNDU” url=”http://www.wndu.com/localnews/headlines/Jackson_others_continue_protest_of_Benton_Harbor__120650694.html”] Some residents of Benton Harbor, Mich., today heeded Rev. Jesse Jackson’s call to protest against a new law that grants the city’s state-appointed emergency manager broad authority over municipal finances. In Benton Harbor – one of only four local entities under state oversight, so far […]
Jesse Jackson Calls On Benton Harbor, Mich., To Protest State Financial Takeover
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The Biggest Protests Yet Erupt In Syria, And Police Respond With Live Ammo

[credit provider=”ap”] Thousands of protesters have flooded the streets of Damascus and other Syrian cities for “Great Friday” protests, which activists hope will be the largest protests to date against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, Al Jazeera reports. The rallies were a test of Assad’s decision this week to lift Syria’s […]
The Biggest Protests Yet Erupt In Syria, And Police Respond With Live Ammo
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Violent Trucker Fuel Protests In Shanghai

[credit provider=”AP”] Approximately 2000 truck drivers were involved in clashes with police in Shanghai today, after multiple days of protests, according to Reuters (via Zero Hedge).The protests are over rising fuel costs in the country. Gasoline prices were increased by ¥500 per metric ton (approximately $0.20 per gallon). Prices are […]
Violent Trucker Fuel Protests In Shanghai
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Syrian Women March Against Govt. Crackdown, U.S. Condemns Violence

[credit provider=”AP”] Hundreds of Syrian women marched along the country’s main coastal highway today to protest the government’s security crackdown, Reuters reports.The women are demanding the release of 350 men arrested Tuesday during violent raids by Syria’s secret police in Baida.
Syrian Women March Against Govt. Crackdown, U.S. Condemns Violence
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Syrian Forces Kill At Least 20 In Largest Protests Yet

[credit provider=”Courtesy of the AP”] At least 20 people were killed in violent clashes with Syrian security forces today, during the largest anti-government demonstrations since the unrest began last month.Most of the deaths occurred in Daraa, a southern city that has been at the centre of the country’s political upheaval.
Syrian Forces Kill At Least 20 In Largest Protests Yet
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59 Bodies Found In Mexico, 80 Miles From US Border

[credit provider=”AP”] Mexican officials found at least 59 bodies buried in Tamaulipas state Wednesday, just 80 miles from Brownsville, Texas.The corpses – buried in eight mass graves – were found during a search for abducted bus passengers, according to the AP. Authorities are still trying to determine the identities of […]
59 Bodies Found In Mexico, 80 Miles From US Border
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Mich. Gov. Faces Political Standoff With Teachers Over Budget Cuts

[credit provider=”k6martini via Flikr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/k6martini/”] After largely avoiding Wisconsin-style protests over the past few months, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) is now facing the prospect of a teachers’ strike to protest his proposed education cuts, the WSJ reports. Michigan’s teachers’ union is asking its 155,000 members to vote this month […]
Mich. Gov. Faces Political Standoff With Teachers Over Budget Cuts
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LONDON PROTESTS: 400,000 Hit The Street; Police Attacked With “Light Bulbs Filled With Ammonia;” HSBC Branch Attacked

[credit provider=”Twitpic” url=”http://twitpic.com/4dhuvu”] The Latest: Protesters have thrown light bulbs full of ammonia at police officers on Oxford Street, according to the Metropolitan Police Force’s twitter feed.It appears the majority if the violence is around London’s Oxford Street shopping area, which was a rumoured target for more aggressive protesters.
LONDON PROTESTS: 400,000 Hit The Street; Police Attacked With “Light Bulbs Filled With Ammonia;” HSBC Branch Attacked
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Angry Retirees Converge On Lansing To Protest Budget Plan

[credit provider=”AP”] More than 1,000 demonstrators are rallying in Lansing today to protest Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s budget plan, the AP reports. The rally was largely comprised of retirees angry over the proposed elimination of personal tax breaks that benefit Michigan’s seniors. Snyder’s budget plan would end the state’s income […]
Angry Retirees Converge On Lansing To Protest Budget Plan
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Missing Wisc. Dems Return As Heroes, Pledge To Recall Walker

[credit provider=”AP”] Wisconsin’s 14 missing Democrats returned this weekend after Gov. Scott Walker signed into law Friday a bill to limit bargaining rights for most of the state’s public workers.Despite their defeat, the Democrats, who fled the state last month to prevent a vote on the bill, were greeted with […]
Missing Wisc. Dems Return As Heroes, Pledge To Recall Walker
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Wisconsin Showdown Sparks Copycat Protests In Unlikely State Capitals

[credit provider=”Courtesy of KTVB.com” url=”http://www.ktvb.com/news/education-reform/Teachers-march-around-Idaho-Capitol-117700738.html”] The political standoff in Wisconsin has subsided, at least for the moment. But the battle of Madison has sparked a national battle between union supporters and state lawmakers looking to limit collective bargaining rights.Even in right-to-work states like Idaho and Tennessee, public-sector unions are taking […]
Wisconsin Showdown Sparks Copycat Protests In Unlikely State Capitals
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MAYHEM IN MADISON: Police Remove Protesters, Lockdown Capitol

[credit provider=”AP”] Police locked down the state Capitol in Madison today as thousands of protesters mobbed the building for a final vote on legislation that will sharply limit the power of Wisconsin’s employee unions.The crowds prevented some lawmakers from making it into the chamber for the state Assembly’s vote on […]
MAYHEM IN MADISON: Police Remove Protesters, Lockdown Capitol
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Now Union Protesters Are Piling Into Michigan’s Capitol Rotunda

[credit provider=”AP”] Union protesters have descended on Michigan’s Capitol to protest a bill that would expand the role of emergency financial managers tasked with reviving the state’s struggling cities and schools, Reuters reports.The legislation, proposed by Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, would give state-appointed EFMs greater authority to repair city and […]
Now Union Protesters Are Piling Into Michigan’s Capitol Rotunda
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A Women’s Protest In Tahrir Square Is Attacked By Groups Of Armed Men

[credit provider=”The Women of Tahrir” url=”http://vimeo.com/20554580″] Armed men in Cairo’s Tahrir square are attacking a Women’s day protest right now.We have no confirmed media reports of the attacks, but several tweets suggest men are attacking women who are protesting on a variety of women’s rights issues in the square. There […]
A Women’s Protest In Tahrir Square Is Attacked By Groups Of Armed Men
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Here’s A Guide To The Military Qaddafi Is Using To Crush His Own People

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Iraqi_Type_59_130_mm_field_gun.JPEG”] Colonel Qaddafi has gone to war against his own people.While Qaddafi has kept his military weak to avoid a coup, he has built it on decades of oil money and Soviet equipment. Compared to unarmed civilians though the military remains formidable.
Here’s A Guide To The Military Qaddafi Is Using To Crush His Own People
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Ohio Anti-Union Bill Passes Senate Committee Amid Huge Protests

[credit provider=”AP”] The Ohio State Senate will vote this afternoon on a bill to curtail collective bargaining rights for public-sector unions, the AP reports.The measure passed a Senate committee this morning, after Republicans replaced a GOP Senator who opposed the bill, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The legislation is […]
Ohio Anti-Union Bill Passes Senate Committee Amid Huge Protests
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BADGER STATE SHOWDOWN: Wisconsin Governor Unveils Full Budget Proposal

[credit provider=”AP”] Embattled Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker revealed his full two-year budget plan Tuesday, even as he waits for Senate Democrats to return to vote on a more immediate emergency budget bill.The proposal would cut state spending by nearly 7% to close the state’s projected $3.6 billion budget deficit for […]
BADGER STATE SHOWDOWN: Wisconsin Governor Unveils Full Budget Proposal
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Rising Food Costs And Uncertainty In The Arab Street

[credit provider=”AP”] Events in Arabia have been sending flutters through the market. Egypt, by far the largest Arab state, has shifted into a virtuous economic growth cycle confirming it as an important emerging market regional centre.That said, it continues to have a high population growth and economic expansion has to […]
Rising Food Costs And Uncertainty In The Arab Street
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Wisconsin House Passes Anti-Union Bill In Surprise 1 A.M. Flash Vote

[credit provider=”AP”] Republicans in Wisconsin’s General Assembly (House) passed Gov. Scott Walker’s emergency budget bill early in an abrupt, early-morning vote today.The vote took Democrats by surprise and ended three straight days of debate over the measure, which will strip unions of most of their collective bargaining rights.
Wisconsin House Passes Anti-Union Bill In Surprise 1 A.M. Flash Vote
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Libya: China’s New Middle East Conundrum

[credit provider=”Jakob Mantrasio via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/yakobusan/137367973/”] By Elizabeth C. EconomyIt has been fascinating to watch as Beijing traverses the tricky ground of revolution in the Middle East. Even as the United States is clearly struggling to find its voice on the dramatic changes underway, China’s leadership has found itself caught […]
Libya: China’s New Middle East Conundrum
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Indiana Republicans Cave, Kill “Right-To-Work” Bill

[credit provider=”AP”] Indiana’s Republican lawmakers have killed the “right-to-work” bill that sparked huge protests at the statehouse and caused Democrats to flee the state, the Indianapolis Star reports today.The legislation would have barred companies and unions from requiring non-union employees to pay dues for union representation, making Indiana the nation’s […]
Indiana Republicans Cave, Kill “Right-To-Work” Bill
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Scott Walker Isn’t Wrong, Just Insincere

[credit provider=”AP”] The problem with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s fight against public employees “is not that it’s unwarranted, but that it’s disingenuous,” Clive Crook writes at The Atlantic. Crook argues that while reducing unions’ power will have virtually no effect on Wisconsin’s budget this year (as Walker says it will), […]
Scott Walker Isn’t Wrong, Just Insincere
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And Now There Are 17 States Where Public-Sector Workers Are Protesting To Keep Their High Pay And Amazing Benefits…

[credit provider=”AP”] The clash between public worker unions and Republicans in Wisconsin escalated this week, with union supporters now organising similar demonstrations at statehouses across the country. Union members and their allies are rallying to oppose legislation that would curtail collective bargaining rights, curb earnings and impose furloughs on public-sector employees […]
And Now There Are 17 States Where Public-Sector Workers Are Protesting To Keep Their High Pay And Amazing Benefits…
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DON’T LOOK AT THE HORRIBLE IMAGES FROM THE NEW AUSTERITY PROTEST IN GREECE

[credit provider=”ap”] [preserve] [/preserve] Remember Greece? Another huge protest today turned violent as protesters hurled petrol bombs at riot police. CNBC just flashed this, and market seems to have taken another leg down on the images. [slideshow] [slide permalink=”an-austerity-rally-before-it-turns-violent-1″ title=”An austerity rally before it turns violent” content=”Protesters take part in […]
DON’T LOOK AT THE HORRIBLE IMAGES FROM THE NEW AUSTERITY PROTEST IN GREECE
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Big Picture: The Battle of Madison

[credit provider=”AP”] Walter Mead continues his analysis of The Battle of Madison, arguing that it is not about a “race to the bottom,” but the beginning of a restructuring of a range of services (from government to education to health care) that is necessary if America is going to compete […]
Big Picture: The Battle of Madison
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Wisconsin Gov. Says Budget Bill Is About Money, Not Unions

[credit provider=”AP”] Wisconsin’s embattled Republican governor asked for civility during a televised “fireside chat” last night, arguing that his emergency budget repair bill is about the state’s finances, not union rights, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports. Governor Scott Walker laid out his proposal, which would require state employees to make higher […]
Wisconsin Gov. Says Budget Bill Is About Money, Not Unions
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Wisconsin Unions Call For General Strike

[credit provider=”heytherejesus via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/heytherejesus/sets/72157625937232123/with/5454695574/”] The South Central Federation of labour, an umbrella organisation representing more than 45,000 workers in Wisconsin, voted last night to endorse a general strike if the state legislature passes Gov. Scott Walker’s budget repair bill, the Wisconsin State Journal reports. About 100 delegates of the […]
Wisconsin Unions Call For General Strike
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Egyptian Man Names Daughter “Facebook” To Celebrate The Revolution

[credit provider=”Mark Evans via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/chimothy27/3487954077/”] An Egyptian man has named his first-born daughter “Facebook” Jamal Ibrahim to celebrate the role Facebook played in the Egyptian revolution, according to a story in Egytpian newspaper Al-Ahram as translated by TechCrunch.A Facebook page created by Google manager Wael Ghonim called attention to […]
Egyptian Man Names Daughter “Facebook” To Celebrate The Revolution
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Public Worker Protests Spread To Ohio

[credit provider=”AP”] All eyes are on Wisconsin as a battle unfolds between public employee unions and Republican lawmakers looking to limit their collective bargaining rights. But as overburdened state governments look to close deficits and cut costs, other states are in the middle of the same debate.In Ohio, a fight […]
Public Worker Protests Spread To Ohio
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PHOTOS: Students And Public Workers Protesting The Anti-Union Bill In Wisconsin, As Democrats Flee The State

[credit provider=”heytherejesus via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/heytherejesus/sets/72157625937232123/with/5454695574/”] The massive three day protest in Wisconsin against an anti-union bill that would curtail the bargaining rights of public employees culminated on Thursday as Democrats fled the state to avoid voting on the legislation. The Republicans needed at least one Democrat present to have quorum.
PHOTOS: Students And Public Workers Protesting The Anti-Union Bill In Wisconsin, As Democrats Flee The State
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WATCH Army And Police Storm Protest In Bahrain

Days of protests in Bahrain, inspired by the Egypt’s revolt against Mubarak, reached a violent peak today as army patrols and tanks stormed into demonstrators in the capital, firing tear gas, rubber bullets, and swinging clubs.
WATCH Army And Police Storm Protest In Bahrain
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Harrisburg Mayor Tells Protesters She’s Not Going Anywhere

[credit provider=”Courtesy of @lotsagreymatter”] More than 200 protesters gathered in Harrisburg, Pa., Monday, demanding the resignation of embattled Mayor Linda Thompson, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.Thompson’s year-long tenure has been marred by financial mismanagement. Under her leadership, a costly renovation of a trash incinerator racked up a $300 million debt – […]
Harrisburg Mayor Tells Protesters She’s Not Going Anywhere
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Egypt: What Will The Army Do?

[credit provider=”ap”] Despite the jubilation in Tahrir Square and elsewhere, when Egyptians wake up on Sunday to begin the process of building a political system, they will ponder the same question they have been asking since the armed forces appeared on the streets of Cairo and Alexandria on January 28: […]
Egypt: What Will The Army Do?
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Muslim Brotherhood Will Form Political Party

[credit provider=”ap”] The Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s largest unsanctioned political organisation, announced today that it would set up a political party if existing restrictions are lifted.  The Muslim Brotherhood has been banned in Egypt for over a half-century.  In 2007, just to make sure, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak ammended the constitution […]
Muslim Brotherhood Will Form Political Party
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Protesters Clash With Police In Bahrain As Arab Unrest Spreads

[credit provider=”AP”] Demonstrators in Bahrain said they will return for a second “Day of Rage” tomorrow after violence broke out during protests Monday, Bloomberg reports.Security forces in Bahrain fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters today, killing at least one person and leaving more than 20 wounded, according to […]
Protesters Clash With Police In Bahrain As Arab Unrest Spreads
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Thousands Of Riot Police Clash With Thousands Of Protesters In Algiers

[credit provider=”die10gol on twitpic” url=”http://twitpic.com/3yygli”] Today thousands of riot police were stationed in Algiers to prevent any action by newly inspired protesters.The riot police arrested the first 50 people to arrive at Kennedy square, according to Reuters. However, the protesters kept coming.
Thousands Of Riot Police Clash With Thousands Of Protesters In Algiers
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Israel Is Feeling Even More Alone

[credit provider=”AP”] The CIA came under some heavy fire in recent days from policy-makers for missing (completely) the uprising in Egypt.  The agency never saw it coming, leaving policy makers to scramble and adjust.  Policy makers don’t like to scramble and adjust.Bad as it was in Washington, imagine what it […]
Israel Is Feeling Even More Alone
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Saudis Soften Stance on Egyptian Uprising

The Saudi government’s view of the events in Egypt has shifted in recent days.  Initially solidly supportive of President Hosni Mubarak — and critical of US “distancing” from its old ally — the Saudis appear to have changed their analysis of what it all means. 
Saudis Soften Stance on Egyptian Uprising
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UPDATE: Sinai Nightmare Gets Worse

[credit provider=”AP”] Hamas plans to follow up Saturday’s attack on a Sinai gas pipeline with more large-scale assaults on Israel, according to DEBKAfile. The situation in the Sinai has deteriorated since Egypt’s political uprising began two weeks ago. Now militant groups ranging from Somali pirates to embittered Bedouin tribes have […]
UPDATE: Sinai Nightmare Gets Worse