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The Transit Workers Union boasts 38,000 members and they voted unanimously to support and join the Occupy Wall Street protesters. This and other union support should help the cause. Wednesday night the New York Transit Workers Union (TWU Local 100), which represents 38,000 train and bus workers, voted unanimously to support Occupy Wall Street. This is certainly good news for the Occupation who are attempting, despite cynicism and a media fixated on arrests , to crystallize their message. A strong union’s support should give Occupy Wall Street some needed strength as far as publicity and clarity of vision for those on the Left who are not yet willing to take the protest seriously.
By Paul B. Farrell , MarketWatch SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.
A dispatch from the New York frontline. The big bronze bull is surrounded by metal fences and strategically placed members of NYPD's finest. The famous statue, the symbol of aggressive market optimism, is normally open for tourists to grope and fondle, but today, in part because of the " Occupy Wall Street " protest, it has been penned.
Anwar al-Awlaki was terrorist scum. He was a criminal, a murderer and a zealot. He was also American-born, though he’d lived abroad for some time now. News today is that he was killed by a drone strike.
Seattle Police officers brandishing submachine guns broke down the door of a 50-year-old medical marijuana patient Monday night and pushed him face down to the floor. His offense? He was legally growing two tiny cannabis plants.
10th February 2013 Question with 24 notes Anonymous asked: On New Year's Eve I had a miscarriage at home.
The U.S. Congress has proven in the last few days just how dysfunctional it really is. Forget the hard problems -- they can't even solve the easy ones. Anyone with even part of a functioning brain would think that helping the American victims of natural disasters would be something even a divided Congress could agree on, especially considering that this kind of spending is very popular with Americans of nearly all political persuasions. But this Congress can't even agree on that. The Republican House approved slightly more than $3 billion dollars for FEMA.