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Living Wage Law and New York City: A Referendum for the “Bloomberg Era”?

NEW YORK – On one side stands a coalition of local legislators and activists; on the other, the mayor’s office and developers. The two camps are fighting over a City Council bill called the “Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act” … Continue reading

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Debate Over Possible Wal-Mart Opening in New York City Continues

NEW YORK – Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, known for its megastores in suburbs and smaller towns, has been rebuffed by residents and union activists in New York and other large cities across the United States. But buoyed by a … Continue reading

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Italian-Made Tanks Sold to Qaddafi between 1982 to 1992 Deployed by Libyan Army outside of Benghazi; New York Times, Al Jazeera Show Images of Oto Melara “Palmaria” Self-Propelled Howitzers Destroyed by UN Airstrikes

By Paul Mutter NEW YORK – On March 21, 2011, the New York Times displayed online a photo of several Libyan Army vehicles said to have been destroyed by the multinational coalition enforcing UN Security Council Resolution 1973. Below is … Continue reading

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“This is What Democracy Looks Like!”

Outside the Madison Capitol, a labor protest shirt hangs from the neck of a statue. In Madison, thousands protest Governor Scott Walker’s anti-union bill as the labor movement embraces a new political strategy. By: Juan Victor Fajardo MADISON, Wis.—More than … Continue reading

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Grameen America expands grassroots lending program for U.S. urban poor

New York — Manhattan, the site of Grameen America’s fourth and newest office, seems a stark contrast to the cluster of villages in Bangladesh where rural economics professor Mohammed Yunus began giving out small loans to poor women entrepreneurs in … Continue reading

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University Students Face Personal Inhibitions in Islamic Celebrations

NEW YORK – The end of Ramadan fell on a Friday this year. Luckily, Laila Hussain had no class on that day and was able to celebrate the holiday with  family without having to consult with her professor. But because … Continue reading

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How political candidates are stealthily targeting voters online

American voters were bombarded with online ads as candidates scrambled to get out votes in the last days of midterm campaigning. But the offensive more closely resembled millions of targeted missiles rather than an indiscriminate artillery barrage. Voters can be … Continue reading

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