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Police Arrest Dozens of #OccupyBoston Protesters

Police in the U.S. city of Boston have arrested dozens of protesters who are affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement that has sprung up in major cities across the United States. Arrests began early Tuesday after demonstrators refused police

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Skepticism Meets Burma’s Prisoner-Release Plan

Burma has announced it will release thousands of prisoners as part of a general amnesty amid indications that political prisoners could be among those set free. A leading rights group has dismissed the news, though, as a ploy that shows

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Occupy Wall Street Protests Spread Across Country

Jeff Swicord | Washington Liberal activists seem to be getting a boost from the spreading Occupy Wall Street protests in the United States. Their influence on American political dialogue is a work in progress. The demonstrations in New York against

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Dalai Lama Criticizes ‘Immoral’ Chinese Censorship

The Dalai Lama sharply criticized censorship in China as “immoral” during a video chat with Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. The exiled Tibetan leader spoke with Tutu Saturday from Dharamsala, India.  The Dalai Lama had planned to visit his friend and

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Burma Censorship Chief Calls for Press Freedom

The chief of Burma’s state censorship body has called for press freedom in the repressive nation, even suggesting his own department should be shut down. Tint Swe, director of the Press Scrutiny and Registration Department, told Radio Free Asia Friday

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#OccupyWallStreet Spawns #OccupyDC

The anti-capitalist protests that began near Wall Street in New York are spreading to other cities.  Unlike the Tea Party movement, which blames big government for America’s economic problems, the so-called Occupy movement holds big business responsible.  Our reporter went

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Footage Surfaces of Police Brutality at Occupy Wall Street Rally

As AlterNet’s Kristen Gwynne and Sarah Jaffe reported late last night, the labor and community rally held in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street was inspiring, well-attended — and unfortunately, marred by some amount of police brutality. Reportedly, about 20 protesters

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The Pirate Bay Adds Domain to Bypass Court Order

Showing how futile Internet censorship can be, The Pirate Bay has registered a new domain name to allow Belgian users to access the site and bypass a recent court order. For just a few dollars, The Pirate Bay should now

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#OccupyWallStreet Protest Joined by Labor, Community Groups

Written by Carolyn Weaver | New York City #OccupyWallStreet protestors were joined Wednesday by labor unions and community organizers demonstrating in New York against what they see as economic injustice. The “Occupy Wall Street” protesters, who have camped out in

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#OccupyWallStreet Protest Movement Spreading Like Wildfire

What began in New York City more than two weeks ago and labeled #OccupyWallStreet has spawned similar demonstrations in several major U.S. cities, including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and across the Midwest. Now the #OccupyWallStreet protest crowd will be getting

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