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ERROR: Missing Story Title 1.10.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Hong Kong protests approach potential National Day flashpoint 1.10.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
By Donny Kwok and Irene Jay Liu HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands of pro-democracy protesters thronged the streets of Hong Kong early on Wednesday, ratcheting up pressure on the pro-Beijing government that has called the action illegal, with both sides marking uneasy National Day celebrations. There was little sign of momentum flagging on the fifth day of a mass campaign to occupy sections of the city and to express fury at a Chinese decision to limit voters' choices in a 2017 leadership election. ...
Snapshots from the protest streets in Hong Kong 1.10.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
HONG KONG (AP) — At first the students sat outside Hong Kong's government complex. Then the broader Occupy Central civil disobedience movement joined them to call for the right for the people in this Chinese territory to elect their leader. The protest spread and the police's use of tear gas at the weekend shocked more citizens out onto the ...
The legacy of Berkeley's Free Speech Movement 1.10.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Unacceptable violence used against Hong Kong demonstrators 1.10.2014 MinnPost
“Occupy Central,” a civil disobedience movement, just turned into the biggest democracy demonstration in Hong Kong on Sept. 28, 2014. Thousands of protesters paralyzed the main financial district and traffic of Hong Kong demanding the true democracy, according to the international standard, from electing the chief executive in 2017 by the citizens. The majority of Hong Kong people are not satisfied with the “democracy” that was promoted by the Chinese government — meaning that the candidates of the chief-executive election are selected not by citizens but by a group of 1,200 representatives who are biased. Within the movement, some protesters are young folks and some are even elderlies, but most of them are young students. However, I was really shocked when I witnessed a photograph of the protesting area surrounded by tear gas, people being pepper-sprayed, police officers holding rifles, and videos of the harmless students being treated with violence. And all they were doing was just standing with their ...
Climate March Engages Base and New Recruits for Real Climate Actions 1.10.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Like the true-blue climate supporter that I'm aspiring to be, I attended the People's Climate March in New York City last week. I stood at the corner of Central Park West and West 77th Street and witnessed families with children, old people, college students, two women in wheelchairs and young lovers carrying very different signs but all united in a common cause to save the planet. I felt joy, exhilaration, and hope. We all did. Post-March announcements seemed to confirm the March's effectiveness: Meeting organizers' goals, UN Climate Summit speakers acknowledged the March and the people power that it represented. As President Obama said, "Our citizens keep marching. We cannot pretend we do not hear them." A group of institutional investors that includes the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and collectively manages50 billion announced they will divest entirely from fossil fuels. Yahoo and Yelp pulled support from climate-denying American Legislative Exchange Council ( ALEC ). A dozen corporations led by ...
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Colorado school protests roil swing state politics 1.10.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
The protests over a Colorado school district's proposal to promote patriotism and de-emphasize civil disobedience in American history classes have found their way into the state's marquee midterm election races, injecting a volatile issue two weeks before early voting ballots land in mailboxes across the state.
Colorado school protests roil swing state politics 1.10.2014 Seattle Times: Politics
The protests over a Colorado school district's proposal to promote patriotism and de-emphasize civil disobedience in American history classes have found their way into the state's marquee midterm election races, injecting a volatile issue two weeks before early voting ballots land in mailboxes across the state.
No images of Hong Kong protests in China's media 1.10.2014 AP Top News
BEIJING (AP) -- China's government has cut off news about Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests to the rest of the country, a clampdown so thorough that no image of the rallies has appeared in state-controlled media, and at least one man has been detained for reposting accounts of the events....
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Colorado school protests roil swing state politics 1.10.2014 AP National
DENVER (AP) -- The protests over a Colorado school district's proposal to promote patriotism and de-emphasize civil disobedience in American history classes have found their way into the state's marquee midterm election races, injecting a volatile issue two weeks before early voting ballots land in mailboxes across the state....
No images of Hong Kong protests in China's media 1.10.2014 World
BEIJING (AP) — China's government has cut off news about Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests to the rest of the country, a clampdown so thorough that no image of the rallies has appeared in state-controlled media, and at least one man has been detained for reposting accounts of the ...
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Protests get nonstop coverage in Hong Kong, but not a single image in China's state media 1.10.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Pro-Democracy Demonstrators Dig Deep, Hold Ground in Hong Kong 30.9.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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'Clever clown' Johnson wins Conservative hearts and minds 30.9.2014 Yahoo: Politics
Birmingham (United Kingdom) (AFP) - London Mayor Boris Johnson stole the show at Britain's Conservative party conference Tuesday with a joke-laden speech that included a brick as a prop, confirming his status in the eyes of many as a possible future leader with the popular ...
Colorado student protests spread to a middle school 30.9.2014 Yahoo: US National
DENVER (Reuters) - Protests against a proposed curriculum change that saw hundreds of high school students walk out of class in a Colorado district spread to a middle school on Tuesday. Several dozen students staged a demonstration outside the Carmody Middle School in the Jefferson County School District and chanted slogans including "Don't censor history," local TV news footage showed. Last week hundreds of students walked out of nearly all the district's 17 high schools to protest the curriculum change proposal, which is being floated by a school board with a conservative majority. ...
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On the News With Thom Hartmann: Activists Take Over Wall Street After Climate March, and More 30.9.2014 Truthout - All Articles
In today's On the News segment: Activists take over Wall Street after the massive march for action on climate change; the Obama administration is standing up to corporate tax dodgers; Google finally drops ALEC; and more. TRANSCRIPT: Thom Hartmann here – on the best of the rest of Economic and Labor News... You need to know this. After the recent, massive march on climate change, activists and protesters took over Wall Street. Three thousand people held a sit-in around the infamous charging bull statue, and demanded an end to the "economic system based on exploiting frontline communities, workers, and natural resources." Protesters say that the root of the climate crisis is capitalism itself, and they want the banksters to stop profiting off of our planet's destruction. Rising temperatures, toxic water, mega droughts, and super storms are some of the environmental risks of global warming, but these protesters wanted to shine a light on the economic causes, and dangers, of climate change. The profiteers on ...
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The Voice of a Hong Kong Student Protester 30.9.2014 NY Times: World
A look at the fears and motivations driving the anti-Beijing protests in Hong Kong.
ISIS and the Spectacle of Terrorism: Resisting Mainstream Workstations of Fear 30.9.2014 Truthout.com
(Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) The use of new digital technologies and social media by ISIS has drawn a great deal of attention by the dominant media not only because the extremists have used them as a form of visual terrorism to graphically portray the beheadings of captured American and British civilians, but also because of its alleged sophistication as a marketing tool. Examining ISIS's propaganda machine within a neoliberal frame of reference that responds to the latter in the language of the market does more than depoliticize the use of the media as a spectacle of terrorism. Truthout readers like you made this story possible. Show your support for independent news and make a tax-deductible donation today! The use of new digital technologies and social media by ISIS has drawn a great deal of attention by the dominant media not only because the extremists have used them as a form of visual terrorism to graphically portray the beheadings of captured American and British civilians, but also ...
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WorldViews: Why Oct. 1 is a big day for the Hong Kong protests 30.9.2014 Washington Post: World
For better or worse, Oct. 1 will be a date to watch in Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests: Wednesday will be the beginning of a two-day holiday for Hong Kongers, and many ordinary citizens are expected to use their time off to join the ...
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5 Questions for William E. Tydeman 30.9.2014 187 Main Street
Bill Tydeman is the author of Conversations with Barry Lopez: Walking the Path of Imagination, recently published by the University of Oklahoma Press. In three long dialogues, each captured in this book, Lopez and Tydeman discuss nature, Lopez’s work, activism, social responsibility, the life of the mind, and all things literary. Lopez’s writing has appeared in Orion since 1984 and includes, most recently, “Landscapes of the Shamans,” published in the July/August 2013 issue. You’ve known Barry Lopez and his work for a long time. Did you find yourself thinking differently about Lopez or his work as a result of working on this book? I did not realize how the quest for social justice has shaped his life and thought. For nearly fifty years, this is a constant in his work. Remarkable. What do you think Conversations with Barry Lopez adds to what we know about Lopez and his ideas? I hope the book succeeds in eliminating any fixed categories like “nature writer” to explain his work. The central themes of ...
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