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Open Thread – Holiday Season Compromise!

Open Thread – Holiday Season Compromise! ::posted Mon, 01 Dec 2014 04:30:00 +0000:: http://ift.tt/1B43V2L

“I celebrate Christmas and my roommate is Jewish, so we….”

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Nonviolent Action: Minimizing the Risk of Violent Repression | War Is A Crime .org

Nonviolent Action: Minimizing the Risk of Violent Repression ::posted Mon, 01 Dec 2014 04:07:17 +0000:: http://ift.tt/1pEsY8v

In a recent article, full of insight, Professor Bill Quigley identified ten different illegal actions police often take ‘to prevent people from exercising their constitutional rights’ to take nonviolent action to address a grievance. He noted that these police tactics are commonly used by law enforcement agencies in big protests across the US. See ‘10 Illegal Police Actions to Watch for in Ferguson’.

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C&L’s Late Nite Music Club With Crime & The City Solution

C&L’s Late Nite Music Club With Crime & The City Solution ::posted Mon, 01 Dec 2014 04:00:00 +0000:: http://ift.tt/12bAoWN

At least they did in the southern hemisphere, along with a few South American artists out there. But, what made C&TCS stand out was their forward-thinking style and openness to blending new and old styles into a mixture of punk, new wave, and psychedelic genres that gave them a unique sound all their own. That said, here’s their album, Room of Light, enjoy!

What albums have you been listening to lately?

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Mubarak Cleared of Guilt in Protester Deaths in 2011 Uprising

Mubarak Cleared of Guilt in Protester Deaths in 2011 Uprising ::posted Sun, 30 Nov 2014 17:03:26 +0000:: http://ift.tt/1pEsVcM

An Egyptian on the outskirts of Cairo reacts Saturday after hearing a life sentence ruling for former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak had been overturned. AP/Ahmed Abd El-Latif

Two people were killed Saturday amid an outpouring of public grief as police and protesters clashed after the overturning of a life sentence against former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak in the deaths of hundreds who called for his removal during the Arab Spring of 2011.

The Guardian reports:

A Cairo court ruled on Saturday that it did not have jurisdiction over what it judged to be politically motivated charges, and dismissed the case. Mubarak, 86, was also acquitted of several other corruption charges. His interior minister, Habib al-Adly, and several senior Mubarak-era police officials were acquitted at the same time, as were Mubarak’s two sons, Gamal and Alaa, and an exiled Mubarak-era businessman, Hussein Salem.

“It was not suitable to try him of crimes according to the penal code,” the presiding judge, Mahmoud Rashidi, said as he threw out the murder case.

The judgment overturns the life sentence Mubarak received in June 2012, and means he will face no punishment for allegedly sanctioning the murder of 846 protesters during the uprising or for allegedly profiting from the export of gas at below-market rates.

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—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

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Canada’s Polar Bears Face Food Crisis by 2100

Canada’s Polar Bears Face Food Crisis by 2100 ::posted Sun, 30 Nov 2014 16:52:52 +0000:: http://ift.tt/1pEsU8K

By Tim Radford, Climate News Network

Due to the shrinkage of the sea ice, the survival of polar bears in Canada’s Arctic Archipelago is doubtful in around 80 years’ time.

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Fox News Bubble: Mike Luckovich

Fox News Bubble ::posted Sun, 30 Nov 2014 16:02:41 +0000:: http://ift.tt/1rLubqe

By Mike Luckovich

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Black Friday Riots: Nick Anderson

Black Friday Riots ::posted Sun, 30 Nov 2014 12:45:38 +0000:: http://ift.tt/1rLu8Li

By Nick Anderson

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