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Walmart Is Seeing Its Biggest Black Friday Protests Ever Today

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Black Friday is best known as the day when big-box retailers rake in money, but it has also become a time for some of their employees to demand a share of the proceeds. At Walmart, this year's Black Friday protests will be the widest-reaching ever, organizers say, with ...

Friday Cat Blogging - 28 November 2014

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Today's theme is cat TV. On the left, Hilbert is camped out in front of the small TV in the dining room, perhaps hoping for a rerun of the squirrel docudrama that aired last week. On the right, Hopper is entranced by the big-screen TV in the study,

Chart of the Day: Oil Prices Are Plunging Thanks to OPEC

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OPEC finished up its winter meeting yesterday and decided not to cut oil production. This came as a surprise to those who still think of OPEC as the maniacal oil hawks who roiled global petroleum markets in the 70s, but less so to those who know that cartels ...

Officers Who Shot 12-Year-Old Holding Toy Gun Refused To Give Him First Aid

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The Cleveland officers who shot a 12-year-old boy holding a toy gun then failed to give him first aid for nearly four minutes. The boy was finally administered first aid when a detective and FBI agent arrived at the scene. According to newly surveillance video, Rice was shot ...

Everyone Loves Charts! Except For Those Who Don't.

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2 mentions6 hours ago
This post is going to end up being insufferably nerdly, so bear with me. It comes via Justin Wolfers, who tells us about a new study showing that if you present information, it's more persuasive if it includes a chart. Since my Wikipedia entry says I'm known for ...

What white people need to know, and do, after Ferguson

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In the days before the grand jury’s decision in Ferguson, when Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon decided to impose a pre-emptive state of emergency, a white relative posted on my Facebook page, “Better to be prepared for the worse, than to have racially charged riot. [sic] At that point,

After a Year Off, the Triumphant Return of My Annual Black Friday Post

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According to the retail industry, "Black Friday" is the day when retail profits for the year go from red to black. Are you skeptical that this is really the origin of the term? You should be. After all, the term Black ___day, in other contexts, has always signified ...

NYPD Officers On The Ground in Ferguson

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When it comes to gathering intelligence, NYPD detectives don't just go overseas to monitor terrorism. The NYPD also sent personnel to Ferguson, Missouri, where protesters are demonstrating after a grand jury there decided not to indict a white officer who killed a young, black man. “We have a ...

U.N. torture watchdog urges U.S. crackdown on police brutality

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1 of 2.Activists hold hands during a silent protest at a hearing of the United States at the Committee against Torture at the United Nations in Geneva November 13, 2014. GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. Committee against Torture urged the United States on Friday to fully investigate and ...

Hey, who you calling extinct?

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We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those ...

Big Welcome Storm Headed California’s Way

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An independent organization of leading scientists and journalists researching and reporting the facts about our changing climate and its impact on the American public. Climate Central surveys and conducts scientific research on climate change and informs the public of key findings. Our scientists publish and our journalists report ...

Gunmen bomb and shoot at mosque worshippers in north Nigeria's Kano

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KANO, Nigeria (Reuters) - Gunmen exploded bombs and opened fire on worshippers gathered at the central mosque of north Nigeria's biggest city, Kano, for Friday prayers, witnesses said, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. "These people have bombed the mosque.

What passes for good news in Ferguson

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(CNN) – The streets of Ferguson burst at the seams with protesters once again. Most were peaceful, yet there was also violence and unrest, as police cars were turned over, and torched in front of city hall. Yet, Tuesday night was considered an improvement for officials."We did have ...

Thanksgiving Cat Blogging - 27 November 2014

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This year we have new catblogging stars, and thus new cats dreaming about the traditional turkey clipart. In case you're curious, no, I didn't pose Hilbert. This is his natural way of sleeping. Have a nice day, everyone, and please avoid doing any shopping. Tomorrow is early enough.

Is Every Day Black Friday? How Climate Inaction And Hypermaterialism Betray Our Children.

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Black Friday has become an orgiastic celebration of unbridled consumerism. And earlier this month, Pope Francis wrote a letter to world leaders saying, “There are constant assaults on the natural environment, the result of unbridled consumerism, and this will have serious consequences for the world economy.” Black Friday ...

What’s At Stake in Lima Climate Talks

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I'm Pretty Thankful This Year. Here's Why.

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You might not expect someone who was diagnosed with cancer a few weeks ago to be feeling especially thankful right now. And it's true that I'm not excited about either the cancer itself or the fairly miserable effects of the weekly chemotherapy that's treating it. Nevertheless, this episode ...

Mexicans mock president's proposed national 911 system

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Mexicans are taking to Twitter to mock President Enrique Pena Nieto's announcement of a series of reforms to end corruption in the nation's municipal police forces. The president laid out his plans on Thursday, amid anger and protests over the presumed massacre of 43 students who went missing ...

India visit starts with a meeting with community members on safety

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Delhi — On Saturday at a packed gathering in south Delhi, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka started her first day in India with a meeting with community members. At an interactive discussion hosted by UN Women’s NGO partner Jagori, she heard first hand from women and girls ...

5 Key Inconsistencies in What Happened During The Michael Brown Shooting

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Since the St. Louis County prosecutor's office released a trove of documents and evidence reviewed by the grand jury that decided to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, there have been numerous reports pointing out the discrepancies between Wilson's and various witness accounts of what happened on ...

Europe Wants To Make Its Memory Hole Global

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Europe’s privacy regulators want the right to be forgotten to go global. In a new set of guidelines agreed Wednesday in Brussels, the body representing the EU’s 28 national privacy regulators said that search engines should apply the bloc’s new right to be forgotten to all of their ...

UNDP's Policy Notes on the Economic Impact of the Ebola Virus in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

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The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is impairing the ability of governments to raise revenues, increasing their exposure to domestic and foreign debts and may make them more dependent on aid. In total, the governments of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are experiencing a shortfall of US$ 328 ...

BlackLivesMatter Bay Area Legal Fund

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Beneficiary: Supports the legal fees of Black folks doing direct action Location: Oakland, CA Organizer: Alicia Garza

Expert says climate change negatively affecting turkey meat quality

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MSU professor Gale Strasburg, of the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, is shown with freshly processed turkeys. Strasburg is studying the impact of temperature extremes on turkey development.(Photo: Rod Sanford/lansing state journal) Gale Strasburg balks at the suggestion that he is trying to save Thanksgiving. He ...

Deandre Joshua Identified As Man Fatally Shot During Ferguson Protests

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The man found shot to death in a parked car in Ferguson, Missouri, on Tuesday morning has been identified. The body of Deandre Joshua, 20, was found at around 9 a.m. inside a white Pontiac with the driver’s side window shot out near the Canfield Green Apartments, USA ...

How To Talk To Your Climate Denier Uncle This Thanksgiving

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Obstreperous, argumentative, conservative relatives are often expected to be uncles, but climate denial can peep out of aunts, grandparents, children, or spouses. Everyone likes to talk about the weather. It affects all of us, it’s always happening, and it’s uncontroversial — not like third rails of polite company ...

Tom's Kitchen: Gratin of Hearty Greens

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I'm a greens fanatic: mustards, kale, collards, chard, you name it. I eat them in some form more or less every day, sometimes more than once. At this point, a meal—even (or especially) something as simple as a fried egg for breakfast—just seems naked, incomplete, without them. Their ...

Artists Vs. Walmart

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"This graphic was inspired by the video Stand Up, Live Better, documenting the multiple struggles of Walmart workers. This piece documents the main issues around the larger fight for workers rights.” -Fiona Avocado "This image honors Black families, who are especially impacted by poverty wages and racial wealth ...

Darren Wilson’s lawyers describe officer’s life in hiding, laud his staunchness

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ST. LOUIS — Darren Wilson was mowing his lawn on Aug. 19 — 10 days after he’d shot an unarmed teenager — when he got a call telling him that his address was popping up in online reports. He quickly packed up his belongings and moved in with ...

"Fabulous" victory for Burnaby Mountain protesters as court rejects Kinder Morgan contempt charges

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SFU molecular biology professor Lynne Quarmby beamed widely as Justice Austin Cullen announced at the B.C. Supreme Court that Kinder Morgan's request to extend the injunction date would be rejected, and said all charges of civil contempt for protesters arrested so far on Burnaby Mountain would be thrown ...

This God-Loving Public Safety Officer Wants Obama Shot

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Last week, President Barack Obama took executive action to protect 5 million undocumented immigrants from immediate deportation, leading to a predictable tide of right-wing outrage. Critics denounced Obama as an emperor, an autocrat, a felon, and a potential instigator of ethnic cleansing. But a public safety officer—yes, a ...

We Fact Checked Aaron Sorkin's Climate Science on "The Newsroom"

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I watch too much TV drama, so I can say this with a degree of certainty: It's rare that climate change comes up. (Television news programs also contain "tepid" coverage, in general, according to watchdog group Media Matters). That's why it was so weird/exciting for this climate reporter ...

Walmart Black Friday Protests

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Legal Notice: UFCW and OUR Walmart have the purpose of helping Walmart employees as individuals or groups in their dealings with Walmart over labor rights and standards and their efforts to have Walmart publicly commit to adhere to labor rights and standards. UFCW and OUR Walmart have no ...

Obama Has Really Gotten Inside the GOP's Head

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Jeremy Peters writes in the New York Times today that the tea party has morphed from an enraged bunch of economic populists to an enraged bunch of anti-immigration zealots. And by cracky, they want Republicans to crush the tyrant Obama for his immigration insolence and they want them ...

What If Your Boss Suddenly Told You to Come to Work on Thanksgiving?

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Michelle Flores thought she had everything worked out for Thanksgiving. The 20-year-old San Francisco State junior was planning to join friends this Thursday to make pineapple-crusted ham, a family favorite. But last Friday, the Safeway where Flores works as a part-time cashier informed her that she'd be expected ...

The Importance Of Being Alan

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Back in 2009, Ido Ostrowski came across an article in The Telegraph in which the U.K.'s then-Prime Minister Gordon Brown was apologizing for the treatment of Alan Turing, the man who had invented a machine that was the catalyst for the early computer. Ostrowski, who was working below-the-line ...

Justice Scalia Explains What Was Wrong With The Ferguson Grand Jury

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On Monday, Prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced that a grand jury had decided not to indict Darren Wilson, the officer who killed Michael Brown. But that decision was the result of a process that turned the purpose of a grand jury on its head. Justice Antonin Scalia, in the ...

Can Ron Paul and Conservative Evangelicals Save a Texas Death-Row Inmate?

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When Scott Panetti represented himself in a Texas capital murder case in 1995, wearing a purple cowboy suit and calling himself "Sarge," he called as a witness a veterinarian who once lived across the street from him. Panetti questioned the vet about the time he euthanized Little Blue,

Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham

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Grand jury nears decision on NYPD chokehold death of Eric Garner

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NEW YORK - A New York City grand jury is quietly nearing a decision in a case that has drawn comparisons to the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The panel on Staten Island heard testimony last week from a police officer involved in the ...

GOP Takes Revenge Over Immigration Order in Tax Bill. Obama Tells Them to Pound Sand.

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Imagine somebody asked you to imagine the worst possible deal on taxes. It'd probably have the following qualities: Unfortunately, you don’t have to conjure up such a package. Congressional Republicans already have. And for some unfathomable reason, Senate Democrats including Harry Reid seem inclined to go along—although the ...

Congress Poised To Eliminate Key Tax Breaks For Middle Class, Provide Permanent Tax Breaks For Corporations

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"Congress Poised To Eliminate Key Tax Breaks For Middle Class, Provide Permanent Tax Breaks For Corporations" Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has reached a compromise with House Republicans on a package of tax breaks that would permanently extend relief for big multinational corporations without providing breaks for ...

It’s Incredibly Rare For A Grand Jury To Do What Ferguson’s Just Did

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Demonstrators march through the streets on Sunday in St. Louis, Missouri, protesting the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. A St. Louis County grand jury on Monday decided not to indict Ferguson, Missouri, police Officer Darren Wilson in the August killing of teenager Michael Brown. The decision wasn’t ...

Another Side Effect of Climate Change and El Niño Events? Shorter Kids.

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The weather pattern known as El Niño could be stunting kids' growth—even years after the extreme storms abate, a new study finds. Researchers at Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health, led by assistant professor of medicine and international health William Checkley, say they have conducted the first ...

16 Interesting Photos From the Ferguson Grand Jury Files

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After St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced Monday that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted for killing Michael Brown, the county released a collection of documents from the grand jury proceedings. Among them were hundreds of photos from the investigation, depicting everything from the ...

SF Public Defender’s Statement on Grand Jury Decision

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San Francisco, CA — After reviewing the transcripts and evidence released Tuesday, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi released the following statement today on the grand jury’s decision against indicting police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. “As San Francisco Public Defender, I am ...

Drug war: 11 headless bodies found by the side of a road in Mexico

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Eleven partly burned, headless bodies have been found by the side of a road in Mexico as the country’s president launches his new anti-crime push. The corpses were found early on Thursday near the city of Chilapa in the Guerrero region of the country, an area known for ...

Ferguson Cop Darren Wilson Is Just the Latest to Go Unprosecuted for a Fatal Shooting

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After weeks of rising tension in Ferguson and the broader St. Louis region, the St. Louis County grand jury reviewing the death of Michael Brown has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed Brown on August 9. Reported leaks during the grand ...

Dropping Oil Prices And Sanctions Are Hurting Russia To The Tune Of $140 Billion

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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin takes part in the opening ceremony for the Russian section of the Russia-China oil pipeline in Russia’s Far Eastern region of Amur, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010. Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said that Russia could expect to lose between $90 and $100 billion ...

Watering down the Climate Act would be headline-chasing populism

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British politicians need the cross-party, long-term vision that made the Climate Act possible six years ago, if they are to stay the course on climate change The British political landscape at the end of 2014 is fraught with uncertainty, distrust and fragmentation. Parties are struggling to bolster support ...
 

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