John Maenpaa

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Charges dismissed in last cases from Occupy Wall Street march

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/08/us-usa-occupy-cases-idUSBRE99713H20131008

New York prosecutors on Tuesday dismissed charges in the final two cases stemming from the mass arrest of more than 700 people during an Occupy Wall Street march two years ago.

The two defendants, Jonathan Stribling-Uss and Michael McCann, appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court expecting the judge to set a date for their disorderly conduct trial, according to attorney Martin Stolar...

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Occupy Oakland 2-Year Anniversary Marked with Downtown Rally

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Occupy-Oakland-2-Year-Anniversary-Marked-with-Downtown-Rally-227288381.html

Thursday marks two years since the Occupy movement set up camp in downtown Oakland, and an anniversary event this afternoon will honor the political activism spurred by the movement.

Occupy Oakland built a camp at Frank H. Ogawa Plaza the afternoon of Oct. 10, 2011 as part of the then-burgeoning Occupy Wall Street campaign...

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Occupy NH Seacoast rally in Market Square to protest GMOs

http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20131010-NEWS-131019972

PORTSMOUTH — Occupy NH Seacoast and its supporters will join the international protest, March Against Monsanto, with a demonstration in Market Square on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 1 p.m.

March Against Monsanto will stage protests and marches in towns and cities around the United States and the world to mark International Food Day, and to bring attention to the dangers that genetically modified organisms (GMO) represent in the world’s food supply...

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New York's Moma acquires Occupy Wall Street art prints

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/10/moma-acquires-occupy-wall-street-art-prints

Occuprint Portfolio, a collection of 31 screenprints curated by the Booklyn Artists Alliance, picked up by modern-art museum

Two years after the Occupy Wall Street protest began in New York’s Zuccotti park, the posters that plastered the city in support of the movement have found a home in one of the America’s major art museums...

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President Obama to Nominate Janet Yellen as First Female Chair of the Federal Reserve

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Political-Action-Legislation/President-Obama-to-Nominate-Janet-Yellen-as-First-Female-Chair-of-the-Federal-Reserve

News broke last night that President Barack Obama will nominate Janet Yellen as the next chairwoman of the Federal Reserve. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka released the following statement today on the nomination:

The AFL-CIO applauds President Obama for nominating Janet Yellen as the next chairwoman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Professor Yellen is a brilliant economist with a strong record of leadership as vice chair of the Federal Reserve. Professor Yellen will also be the first woman to serve as the chairman of the Federal Reserve. We commend President Obama for breaking the glass ceiling at this critical public institution...

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Huge Rally Tells Congress 'Time Is Now' for Immigration Reform Vote; Labor Leaders Take Arrest

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Political-Action-Legislation/Huge-Rally-Tells-Congress-Time-Is-Now-for-Immigration-Reform-Vote-Labor-Leaders-Take-Arrest

On a bright, sunny fall day on the National Mall, thousands of immigrants—including many families with young children—union members and community and faith activists delivered a message to the lawmakers inside the U.S. Capitol, just blocks up the street: “The time is now” for a vote on comprehensive immigration reform with a road map to citizenship...

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Government Shutdown: 6 More Federal Jobs that Are Vital to America's Families

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Political-Action-Legislation/Government-Shutdown-6-More-Federal-Jobs-that-Are-Vital-to-America-s-Families

Last week, we gave you a dozen examples of the vital work that locked-out federal employees are being prevented from doing, thanks to the irresponsible House Republican government shutdown now in its second week. Republican House leaders are still refusing to do the right thing and allow a vote on funding and reopening the government.

Here’s a look at six more of the jobs that shut-down workers—or those still on the job but not getting paid—perform and some of the key government services we all count on that are idled...

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House Republican Hostage Crisis: America's People, Our Jobs and Our Economy Held for Ransom

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Political-Action-Legislation/House-Republican-Hostage-Crisis-America-s-People-Our-Jobs-and-Our-Economy-Held-for-Ransom

We are now 10 days into the House Republicans hostage crisis and counting. The GOP is holding America's families, our jobs and our future hostage.

Check out our new hostage watch page: www.aflcio.org/GOPshutdown

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You'll Never Guess What's in the Latest Republican Ransom Note

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Political-Action-Legislation/You-ll-Never-Guess-What-s-in-the-Latest-Republican-Ransom-Note

A letter from 51 Republican House members to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) makes Social Security cuts the latest ransom demand of the Republican hostage-takers in Congress. This may be unwelcome news to the many tea party Republicans who depend on Social Security benefits.

The letter, signed by 51 Republican lawmakers, says that “Social Security provides us the best opportunity to begin solving our nation’s significant budget imbalances” and that “the ongoing fiscal discussions in Congress provide an opportunity to address entitlement program deficits...with our limited time frame to take action before we run up against fiscal deadlines...

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KOREA: Teacher Union threatened with delegalisation

http://www.ei-ie.org/en/news/news_details/2712

Because it allows dismissed and retired workers in its membership, the Korea Teacher Union (KTU), one of EI's members in Korea, is threatened with delegalisation. In a communication issued by the Minister of Employment and Labor, KTU was informed it has until 23 October 2013 to amend its by-laws. If failing to do so, it will be deregistered...

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The Special Dismissal Zone: where legal protections no longer apply

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2013/10/07/how-tos/the-special-dismissal-zone-where-legal-protections-no-longer-apply/#.Uldn_9KThoF

I couldn’t believe my ears when I heard about the government’s recent proposal to set up a Special Dismissal Zone on Japanese territory. “A what?” I hear you cry.

The Shinzo Abe government wants to make Japan “the most business-friendly climate in the world.” In May, he set up a National Strategy Special Zone Working Group, made proposals to local governments and corporations, and announced that special zones, or tokku, for health care, agriculture, education and other areas will be established...

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At a Nissan Plant in Mississippi, a Battle to Shape the U.A.W.’s Future

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/07/business/at-a-nissan-plant-in-mississippi-a-battle-to-shape-the-uaws-future.html?_r=1&;

The United Automobile Workers — desperate to make inroads in the anti-union South where Toyota, Volkswagen and other foreign automakers have assembly plants — has never tried a unionization drive quite like the one at the Nissan plant here.

It has enlisted thousands of union members in Brazil to picket Nissan dealerships there as the company prepares to co-sponsor the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The union has sent a team of Mississippi ministers and workers to South Africa, where Nissan has an assembly plant, to try to embarrass the company with accusations that it violates workers’ rights at the Canton plant...

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TWEET OF THE DAY!!! #5 [TIE]

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TWEET OF THE DAY!!! #4 [TIE]

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TWEET OF THE DAY!!! #2 [TIE]

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TWEET OF THE DAY!!! #1 [TIE]

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The Koch Brothers’ ‘Samson Option’

http://consortiumnews.com/2013/10/08/the-koch-brothers-samson-option/

The fiscal crisis in Washington is not simply a threat to economic and government stability, as serious as that is. It is a premeditated scheme to carve out a new constitutional structure that gives the Koch Brothers and other right-wing billionaires the power to void the democratic process, writes Robert Parry.

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Supply-Side Jesus and the Death of Shame

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/19341-supply-side-jesus-and-the-death-of-shame

"These are the kind of people who get eaten by bears."
- Text from a White House official about the GOP Default Deniers in Congress

The single greatest political strength of the modern Republican Party is their utter and complete lack of shame. They will say anything - literally anything, no matter how delusional or self-contradictory - if it gets them what they want, or at least deranges the political debate in America enough to keep the other side from getting what it wants...

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[VIDEO] Founder of Tea Party truckers is certifiably insane. Warning: This post cannot be unseen

http://freakoutnation.com/2013/10/09/founder-of-tea-party-truckers-is-certifiably-insane-warning-this-post-cannot-be-unseen/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=founder-of-tea-party-truckers-is-certifiably-insane-warning-this-post-cannot-be-unseen

The rally organizer, who identifies herself the ‘founder’ for the Tea Party truckers descending on Washington believes that Osama bin Laden and President Obama are the same person. That’s not to mean that she’s doing a “Obama is literally Hitler” sort of analogy. She thinks Obama is actually bin Laden — the same person.

If you went to this woman’s Facebook page, you would go screaming into the night begging passersby for Brain Bleach. I know, because I just did...

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