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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Full Court Press

Two months after the fact, the local press is covering what's happened to Melrose Terrace and those who live there. Facts are still hard to get out of everyone. I wonder if we'll ever get the whole story.

But at least it's making the papers. The Brattleboro Reformer did a report, interviewing one of the homeless residents. My Letter to the Editor was published yesterday there. The Commons did one piece and is working on another.

The news elsewhere is quite clear.
13 US soldiers killed in suicide bombing in Afghanistan:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/29/kabul-suicide-bomb-deaths

The Syrian government killed 40 of their own people:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/29/syria-40-dead-security-forces

Banks abandon new fees scheme
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/money/outcry-wells-fargo-chase-bank-america-back-debit-card-fees-article-1.968827

The Police state marches all over the Occupiers:
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/occupy-nashville-protests-arrested-early-friday-morning-article-1.967636

Occupiers boo Quan off stage:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/10/28/BANB1LNK52.DTL

Following the kayaking Robin Hoods in Chicago, the Robin Hood Tax idea goes to OWS:
http://www.enewspf.com/latest-news/latest-national/28271-robin-hoods-to-occupy-ny-on-friday-to-demand-1-pay-their-fair-share.html

Here's the Robin Hood Tax, which would fix a lot of things:
http://robinhoodtax.org/how-it-works

The Pirate Party takes its seats in German Parliament:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/28/pirate-party-european-politics

The world's population hits 7 Billion. It was a measly 2 Billion when I was born:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/interactive/2011/oct/24/how-big-worlds-population-born

If you're in the northeast of North America, prepare for snow. It looks pretty certain.
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-10-28/wintry-storm-to-spread-october-snow-across-u-s-northeast.html

3 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Sounds like that snow is going to miss us for a while..thank goodness. You guys are welcome to it.

klahanie said...

Ah yes, and when it comes to friends, I rate you in the top seven billion :)
In peace and hope, Gary

paulg said...

Laura you find a lot of great news stories I would otherwise miss.
If you find any about how the OWS folk are doing post snow storm, I'd love to see them.
Thnx!