Buy Nothing Day Rejects Black Friday Shopping

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8NEWS– It seems you are supposed to spend money on Black Friday. The media tells you to. The ads tell you to. Well, Chad Martinez will tell you something different. “I have bought nothing today,” he said on campus at UNLV. He had not even been into a store. Martinez is participating in Buy Nothing Day, a controversial holiday of sorts that rebels … Read More

Haitians Barricade Streets in Protest of UN

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DEMOCRACY NOW– Protests are continuing in Haiti over the cholera outbreak that has now killed more than 1,100 people and infected some 17,000. On Wednesday, residents in the city of Cap-Haïtien clashed with U.N. troops for the third consecutive day. Crowds have taken to the streets expressing anger at the Haitian government and the United Nations for failing to contain … Read More

An Interstate Bicycling System

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YES! MAGAZINE– “People across America who value bicycling should have a voice when it comes to transportation planning. This is the end of favoring motorized transportation at the expense of non-motorized.” When U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood made this announcement at the National Bike Summit last March, he became an instant superstar with bicycling advocates who work hard to … Read More

Nov 24: ‘National Opt-Out Day’ for Body Scanners

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RAW STORY– Pilots, flight attendants are leading public opposition to intrusive new measures. TSA employees have reportedly admitted the pat-downs involving touching of genitals are meant to intimidate people into using body scanners. As public anger grows over the TSA’s body scanners and intrusive new airport pat-down procedure, a Web site is urging travelers to “opt out” from the body … Read More

Longshoremen Will Shut Down Bay Area Ports for Oscar Grant Justice

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COUNTERPUNCH– Emotions ran high when longshoremen at their July membership meeting were addressed by Cephus Johnson, the uncle of Oscar Grant, the young black man who was killed by a cop at the Fruitvale BART station in Oakland on New Year’s Day 2009. Recounting the sidewalk mural in the front of the hiring hall near Fisherman’s Wharf that depicts two … Read More

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