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Open Letter To Obama

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U.S. Companies Pay Just One-Third Of The Legal Tax Rate: GAO Study

Huffington Post July 1, 2013 By Mark Gongloff Big, profitable U.S. companies paid an average federal tax rate of less than 13 percent in 2010, according to a new study — or More »

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Man Tried for Chalk Drawings Found Not Guilty

NBC San Diego July 1, 2013 By Christina London The man accused of vandalism for drawing with chalk outside banks has been found not guilty on all charges. A jury returned its More »

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The Bigger Story Behind the AP Spying Scandal

Washington’s Blog/Global Research May 20, 2012 By George Washington Attack on the Press You know that the Department of Justice tapped scores of phone lines at the Associated Press. You might have More »

Daily Archives: November 7, 2010

Thousands protest in Seoul before G20 summit

Reuters
November 7, 2010

(Reuters) – Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Seoul on Sunday in a largely peaceful protest against this week’s G20 summit as the city went on heightened alert for the meeting of world leaders.

Authorities ramped up security at the weekend in preparation for the arrival of 10,000 participants, including 32 heads of government and leaders of international organizations, for the summit on Thursday and Friday.

South Korea is concerned about the risk of violent anti-capitalist protests — a common feature of summits involving the world’s leading economies — and anxious its rival North Korea may try to stage an incident to embarrass it.

Security forces have been put on high alert, anti-aircraft missiles are at the ready, shipping and air routes are under heightened surveillance and airport screening has increased.

South Korea‘s armed forces are on a “Level 3″ alert, the highest level, and some 50,000 police — more than one-third of the national force — launched increased patrols from Saturday.

Sunday’s protest, involving between 20,000 and 40,000 protesters, was seen as a test of the mood of demonstrators, and how the police would respond to trouble.

Full Article Here – http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6A61CP20101107

UN: 700 sexual attacks seen on Congo-Angola border

Associated Press
November 6, 2010
By PATRICE CITERA

United Nations officials said Saturday they were investigating reports that some 700 Congolese women were sexually attacked along the country’s border with Angola.

Maurizio Giuliano, a spokesman for the U.N.’s humanitarian agency, said the women were among a group of some 7,000 Congolese expelled from Angola in October. He said many women said Angolan soldiers were responsible for their attacks. He said the U.N. has called on Angola and Congo to investigate the reports.

“We call on them to investigate these allegations and to prevent any human rights violations during any future expulsions,” he said.

U.N. refugee agency spokeswoman Celine Schmitt said Friday that U.N. agencies will launch their own investigation this month.

The allegations follow a report last week in which the U.N. said at least 30 women said they were imprisoned, gang-raped and left without clothes in the bush along the border. Guiliano said doctors examined the 30 women in the Congolese town of Tembo and confirmed they were raped.

Full Article Here – http://wire.antiwar.com/2010/11/06/un-700-sexual-attacks-seen-on-congo-angola-border/

U.S. Banks Failing At Fastest Pace In 2 Decades

Huffington Post
November 6, 2010
By MARCY GORDON

WASHINGTON — Regulators shut down four more banks Friday, bringing the 2010 total to 143, topping the 140 shuttered last year and the most in a year since the savings-and-loan crisis two decades ago.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. took over K Bank, based in Randallstown, Maryland, with $538.3 million in assets, and Pierce Commercial Bank, based in Tacoma, Washington, with $221.1 million in assets.
The FDIC also seized two California banks: Western Commercial Bank in Woodland Hills, with $98.6 million in assets, and First Vietnamese American Bank in Westminster, with assets of $48 million.

M&T Bank, based in Buffalo, N.Y., agreed to assume the deposits and $410.8 million of the assets of K Bank. First California Bank, based in Westlake Village, Calif., is acquiring the assets and deposits of Western Commercial Bank. Heritage Bank, based in Olympia, Wash., is taking the assets and deposits of Pierce Commercial Bank, while Los Angeles-based Grandpoint Bank is assuming the assets and deposits of First Vietnamese American Bank.

In addition, the FDIC and M&T Bank agreed to share losses on $289 million of K Bank’s loans and other assets. The FDIC and First California Bank are sharing losses on $83.9 million of Western Commercial Bank’s assets.

The failure of K Bank is expected to cost the deposit insurance fund $198.4 million. That of Western Commercial Bank is expected to cost $25.2 million; Pierce Commercial Bank, $21.3 million, and First Vietnamese American Bank, $9.6 million.

Like these four financial institutions, the banks that have failed this year are smaller, on average, than those that succumbed in 2009. That has meant the deposit insurance fund has suffered a milder loss, which has reached about $21 billion so far this year, compared with $36 billion in 2009.

Full Article Here – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/06/us-banks-failing-at-faste_n_779941.html