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Non! French Officials Arrest Uber Executives; Taxi Drivers Riot and Strike

Non! French Officials Arrest Uber Executives; Taxi Drivers Riot and Strike
Last week, French authorities took a strident step in their quest to crack down on UberPOP, the country’s equivalent to UberX, by arresting Uber France CEO Thibaud Simphal and Uber Europe general manager Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty. The pair was charged them with several counts, including running an illegal taxi business.
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More Chris Christie Chaos; Biggest Student Walkout in Newark History

More Chris Christie Chaos; Biggest Student Walkout in Newark History
Newark students are now making their way to McCarter Highway with a plan to send a loud and clear message to Governor Chris Christie!!! #OurNewark
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Poignant Open Letter to Indian Parliament Rep. - Do Not Censor This Protest Film

Poignant Open Letter to Indian Parliament Rep. - Do Not Censor This Protest Film
Now I believe the government has banned the broadcast of these interviews, which are part of a documentary, India’s Daughter, made by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin, herself a victim, who has said, “My integrity and my objective in making this film is totally honest. I myself have been raped. There is no shame for me; the shame is for the rapists. The film tries to show the disease is not the rapists, the disease is in society.”
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Grosseries: Thousands Protest Firing of Supermarket CEO

Grosseries: Thousands Protest Firing of Supermarket CEO
Hundreds of non-union workers and politicians nationwide have banded together against the firing of beloved Market Basket CEO Arthur T. Demoulas. Today, the supermarket chain's board of directors agreed to hear a buyout offer to the delight of walk-outs everywhere.
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Denise Lavoie
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Los Angeles Workers Flood Streets Protesting Predatory Bank Fees, Rising Share of Health Care Costs

Los Angeles Workers Flood Streets Protesting Predatory Bank Fees, Rising Share of Health Care Costs
With their contracts expiring at midnight, city workers in Los Angeles flooded the streets around city hall in protest on Tuesday. They oppose predatory fees the city pays to Wall Street banks and believe that money should be redirected to improve city services.
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VIDEO: Newark Students Stage Dramatic Board of Education Protest

VIDEO: Newark Students Stage Dramatic Board of Education Protest
Newark high school students staged an all-night sit-in at the Board of Education on Tuesday into Wednesday. They came with a list of demands for Cami Anderson, including her immediate resignation, but Chris Christie appointee wasn't interested. The students stayed at the meeting much longer than she did.
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Russian Judge Refuses to Free Greenpeace Activists Charged with Hooliganism

Russian Judge Refuses to Free Greenpeace Activists Charged with Hooliganism
A Russian judge refused Monday to free Australian Greenpeace activist Colin Russell, who was among 30 people arrested following a protest against oil drilling in the Arctic, signaling that others also could be kept in jail for three more months pending trial. In a subsequent hearing, however, a judge agreed to free a Russian doctor who was on the Greenpeace ship when it was seized by the Russian coast guard on Sept. 18.
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Irina Titova
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Data Dump: the Lower a State's IQ, the Lower Its Support for Obamacare

Data Dump: the Lower a State's IQ, the Lower Its Support for Obamacare
States with predominantly undereducated, low salary workers, and thus workers who are at a greater risk of sustaining a workplace injury, thanks to the absence of labor protection, are not only the states most in need of Obamacare, but are the states most against it. The ironies abound, just don't ask these constituents to define "irony."
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CJ Werleman
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Armed Mercenaries Return to Wisconsin Woods (Legally, This Time)

Armed Mercenaries Return to Wisconsin Woods (Legally, This Time)
Mercenary-style guards carrying assault weapons will return to the north woods of Wisconsin after an Arizona-based security firm received proper permits to operate in Wisconsin. Last month, the heavily-armed guards startled hikers and other forest visitors when they showed up — without permits or the legally required name tags and credentials.
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Senate Hearings on TX Abortion Bill Recommence, Anti-Choice Protesters Allegedly Bused In

Senate Hearings on TX Abortion Bill Recommence, Anti-Choice Protesters Allegedly Bused In
Monday morning, the Texas State Senate's Health and Human Services committee, chaired by Sen. Jane Nelson, began meeting in the Senate Finance room to hear testimony on SB 1, the latest and least-greatest iteration of the Republicans' back-door abortion ban in Texas. As it was in the House, the hearings inside and the protests outside are expected to be contentious.
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