John Maenpaa

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Question of enforcement casts cloud on Syria plan

http://www.khou.com/news/world/Syria-backs-Russias-plan-for-chemical-weapons-handover-223121311.html

The U.S. and France on Tuesday pushed for a tough United Nations resolution to ensure Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime turns over its chemical weapons stockpile, but Assad's ally Russia demanded the West take the threat of force off the table if Damascus fails to meet its promises. The diplomatic split threatened a deal that would avert American strikes against Syria.

Assad's government on Tuesday promised to cooperate fully with the Russian plan, which calls for Syria to put its chemical weapons under international control, for eventual destruction...

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Judge weighs Occupy protest suit against Berkeley brass

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/09/11/Judge-weighs-Occupy-protest-suit-against-Berkeley-brass/UPI-68201378929814/

A California judge is weighing whether to allow a lawsuit against UC Berkeley school officials to proceed after a police crackdown on Occupy protesters.

The plaintiffs, a group of 29 protesters who say they were beaten and had their civil rights violated when campus police broke up their protest two years ago, are suing former University of California at Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, former Police Chief Mitch Celaya and six other school officials...

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Judge weighs Occupy protest suit against Berkeley brass

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/09/11/Judge-weighs-Occupy-protest-suit-against-Berkeley-brass/UPI-68201378929814/

A California judge is weighing whether to allow a lawsuit against UC Berkeley school officials to proceed after a police crackdown on Occupy protesters.

The plaintiffs, a group of 29 protesters who say they were beaten and had their civil rights violated when campus police broke up their protest two years ago, are suing former University of California at Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, former Police Chief Mitch Celaya and six other school officials...

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Occupy Activists' New Fight for Regulation, Affordable Housing and Social Justice

http://www.thenation.com/blog/176145/occupy-wall-streets-legacy-fight-regulation-affordable-housing-and-social-justice#

Next week marks the two-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, the protest movement that began in New York City’s Zuccotti Park in response to rampant Wall Street corruption and social and economic inequality.

And while most of the Occupy camps have been destroyed by police, many of the former occupiers still maintain the same spirit that birthed the movement, but now they’re channeling their energy elsewhere, often in more focused ways that, unfortunately, receive far less media attention...

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Workers at Chattanooga VW Sign Up for New Type of Union Representation

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Organizing-Bargaining/Workers-at-Chattanooga-VW-Sign-Up-for-New-Type-of-Union-Representation

The majority of workers at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., have signed cards authorizing their affiliation with the UAW and the creation of a German-style "works council" at the plant, according to Gary Casteel, a regional director for UAW. Casteel says that the cards count as a legally binding election and that they include a statement about wanting to join VW's Global Works Council. The union has not put forth a formal timeline for official recognition yet...

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AFL-CIO Convention Calls for Fixes in Affordable Care Act

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Political-Action-Legislation/AFL-CIO-Convention-Calls-for-Fixes-in-Affordable-Care-Act

Delegates to the AFL-CIO Convention this afternoon passed a resolution expressing support for the goals of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) but also addressing a number of issues about the ACA's implementation, including the way the ACA treats multi-employer health care plans. The resolution reiterates that the labor movement's ultimate health care goal is health care for everyone under a single-payer model.

The resolution calls for preservation of high-quality coverage under multi-employer plans. It also calls for greater employer responsibility, especially in regards to part-time workers. Sean McGarvey, president of the AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department (BCTD), said the resolution, "Points out the key facts that must be addressed by the administration and if needed, by Congress."...

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October 7: World Day for Decent Work

http://www.ituc-csi.org/october-7-world-day-for-decent-13697

Trade unions and other groups holding events on the day can use the site to download WDDW materials, get updates and upload information about their October 7 plans as well as live updates, photos and videos during the events themselves. Momentum is building for this year’s WDDW, with the ITUC Regional Organisation for the Americas, TUCA, already calling on all its affiliates to mobilise under this year’s theme “Building Workers’ Power”.

Sharan Burrow, ITUC General Secretary, said “The World Day for Decent Work is a day when working people, their unions and their supporters across the world mobilise for decent jobs for all with respect for workers’ rights. We are aiming to exceed last year’s total of 424 events in 74 different countries and press home the demands of working people and their families to governments, employers and the international institutions.”...

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Angry Poles stage mass protest against govt. labor policies

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/12/323387/polish-protesters-demand-govt-resign/

Thousands of people have taken to the streets in the Polish capital Warsaw to protest against the government’s labor and pension policies.

Burning tires and beating drums, Polish union members gathered outside the main ministries on Wednesday before marching toward the parliament building...

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Thousands march in Poland against labour, pension policies

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5j5XQz6SpuGkbfko9FMQuv0Qawe9w?docId=CNG.68050524a68e72754ab461068fd8347d.7b1

Thousands of Polish union members marched in Warsaw on Wednesday, burning tires and beating drums in anger over the government's labour and pension policies.

The protesters -- who numbered 15,000 according to the municipality and 23,000 according to organisers -- called on the government of Prime Minister Donald Tusk to resign at the start of the four-day demonstration...

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Question of enforcement casts cloud on Syria plan

http://www.sfgate.com/news/world/article/Question-of-enforcement-casts-cloud-on-Syria-plan-4800842.php#photo-5163234

A Russian plan for Syria to turn over its chemical weapons to avert Western missile strikes bogged down Tuesday when Moscow rejected U.S. and French demands for a binding U.N. resolution with "very severe consequences" for non-compliance.

The surprise Russian proposal, which Syria and the United States both accepted, would put President Bashar Assad's regime's chemical stockpile under international control before its eventual dismantling. The initiative — also cautiously endorsed by Britain and France — appeared to offer a way out of a crisis that raised the prospect of U.S.-led military action against Syria in retaliation for an alleged chemical weapons attack last month...

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[VIDEO] “A World of Radical Inequality Doesn’t Work”

http://ourfuture.org/20130911/a-world-of-radical-inequality-doesnt-work

“A world of radical inequality doesn’t work.”
— United Steelworkers President Leo Gerard

While the nation discusses how to respond to the use of chemical weapons by Syria, America’s economic woes continue. The middle class and below is squeezed by wage stagnation; terrible inequality; humongous trade deficits that measure jobs, factories, service centers and profit centers being moved out of the country; employees afraid to speak up at work; declining public services; low-wage jobs replacing good-paying jobs; and the rest of the effects of the corporate/billionaire takeover of our economy and democracy...

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Tweet of the day...

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NEWSCORPSE AT IT'S BEST!!!

Look at the header image on the official Facebook page for Sky News British

https://www.facebook.com/skynews

Syrian Revolution on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Syrian.Revolution?ref=br_tf

when entered to the page I could not believe what I saw!!! What is the meaning of raising the image of this criminal at the top of the page and if the image captured by the camera,,, filth and lowlinessAnd Challenge traveled to the Syrians Liberal!, You managed to dirty Bashar buy the consciences of those who on this channel also managed by those who buy the consciences of some weak people and unscrupulous and humanity in the British Parliament and push them to vote no against the strike!?

hope the publication of this the Post on the widest the scope and Report Channel off

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Washington Farmer Claims Monsanto Gene Tainted Alfalfa

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-11/washington-farmer-claims-monsanto-gene-tainted-alfalfa.html

Washington State agriculture officials are examining a farmer’s claim that his alfalfa was rejected for export because it was contaminated with Monsanto Co.’s (MON) gene for herbicide tolerance.

The state is analyzing the farmer’s alfalfa seeds at a laboratory in Yakima after being contacted by the grower, Mike Louisell, a spokesman with the Washington State Department of Agriculture, said by phone today. The farmer claims his crop was rejected because a test found the plants were genetically modified to tolerate Roundup herbicide, Louisell said...

RELATED: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/02/04/692915/-Multiple-ways-Monsanto-is-putting-normal-seed-out-of-reach

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[VIDEO] Tens of people descended on Capitol Hill at the Benghazi rally

http://freakoutnation.com/2013/09/11/tens-of-people-descended-on-capitol-hill-at-the-benghazi-rally/

The first anniversary of the Benghazi tragedy was meant for Conservatives to descend on the Capitol with thousands of protesters seeking the truth. Thousands were to pour onto the Capitol grounds for truthiness.

WUSA reports, “After all the hullabaloo stirred up by Fox News, only a dozen or so mostly 9/11 conspiracy marchers made it from the Washington Monument up and around the Capitol and back to the White House. It ‘s called the Million American March Against Fear but fewer than 20 people turned up. And the March originally billed as a Million Muslims on 9/11 was shadowed by a group of rabidly anti- Muslim counter-protesters.”...

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US Uncut on Facebook
Trader Joe's, long known for their pro-worker policies, has betrayed its employees by eliminating healthcare for all part-timers. When Forever 21 did the same in August, our fans spread the word to 2 million people. Please help SHARE. Thank you.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/11/trader-joes-obamacare_n_3902341.html

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Occupy Slovenia

http://www.johnfeffer.com/occupy-slovenia/

The Occupy movement began in the United States – at a statue of a bull standing in the heart of Wall Street in New York City. It spread quite rapidly to other places around the country and around the world. In many locations, it built on or connected to pre-existing movements that had been working on questions of economic inequality for some time. But for many people, it was their introduction to activism.

In the United States, at least, the movement resisted both conventional leadership and conventional political program. It favored a more decentralized approach to both structure and content. It wasn’t that Occupy lacked a leader or a program. It had plenty of both. Indeed, to quote Walt Whitman, Occupy “contained multitudes.” And, like the poet, it sometimes contradicted itself. But Occupy never promised uniformity or consistency...

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