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U.S. Embassies, Allies Under Siege in Middle East

via David D. Kirkpatrick, Alan Cowell, and Rick Gladstone, The New York Times The violently anti-American rallies that have roiled the Islamic world over a video denigrating the Prophet Muhammad expanded on Friday to nearly a dozen countries, with demonstrators breaching the United States Embassy in Tunisia for the first time and protesters in Sudan’s … Continue reading

End-Of-Term Report: Obama’s Record Is Better Than The Woes Of America’s Economy Suggests

via The Economist Not since 1933 had an American president taken the oath of office in an economic climate as grim as it was when Barack Obama put his left hand on the Bible in January 2009. The banking system was near collapse, two big car manufacturers were sliding towards bankruptcy; and employment, the housing … Continue reading

Homeland Security May Up Social Media Intelligence Gathering

via P. Solomon Banda, The Huffington Post The wave of uprisings across North Africa and the Middle East that have overturned three governments in the past year have prompted the U.S. government to begin developing guidelines for culling intelligence from social media networks, a top Homeland Security official said Monday. Department of Homeland Security Undersecretary … Continue reading

The Politics Of President Obama’s Iraq Withdrawal Decision

via Chris Cillizza, The Washington Post President Obama’s lunchtime announcement that all American troops will be out of Iraq by year’s end will produce a series of political reverberations — some of which we know and some that, quite frankly, we don’t. Here’s our look at the knowns and unknowns from Obama’s announcement today. KNOWNS … Continue reading

The Most Powerful Occupy Wall Street Clip You Will See This Month

via Move On

Five Reasons The Right Is Terrified Of Occupy Wall Street

via Robert Creamer, Alternet The Occupy Wall Street movement really frightens the Right Wing. It is not frightening to the Right because of Congressman Eric Cantor’s feigned fear of “the mob” that is “occupying our cities.” It is not frightening because anyone is really worried that Glenn Beck is correct when he predicts that the … Continue reading

The Instability Of Inequality

via Nouriel Roubini, Project-Syndicate This year has witnessed a global wave of social and political turmoil and instability, with masses of people pouring into the real and virtual streets: the Arab Spring; riots in London; Israel’s middle-class protests against high housing prices and an inflationary squeeze on living standards; protesting Chilean students; the destruction in … Continue reading

Wall Street Protest Spurs Online Dialogue On Inequity

via Jennifer Preston, The New York Times What began as a small group of protesters expressing their grievances about economic inequities last month from a park in New York City has evolved into an online conversation that is spreading across the country on social media platforms. Inspired by the populist message of the group known … Continue reading

The Big Picture: A 40-Year Scan Of The Right-Wing Corporate Takeover Of America

via Don Hazen and Colin Greer, Alternet Author and public intellectual Colin Greer tells us how we got where we are today. It’s not a pretty picture, but hope is on the way. At this moment, there are growing protests on Wall Street in Manhattan, in Boston at the Bank of America, and in cities around … Continue reading

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