Protesters were forced out of Zuccotti Park on November 15, 2011. While there have been unsuccessful attempts to re-occupy the original location, protesters have turned their focus on occupying banks, corporate headquarters, board meetings, college and university campuses, along with Wall Street itself.
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Romney’s still-secret tax returns
This week, Newsweek reported that Romney asked Paul Ryan for 10 years of tax returns before picking him as his running mate — showing that he understands their importance as a vetting tool. But Romney refuses to give the American people the same level of disclosure that he asks of others. He needs to come clean and release multiple years of tax returns, so voters know whether he tried to avoid paying his fair share — and judge how that might influence the tax reform debate if he were president. Watch this videoabout Romney’s refusal to release more than one full year of his tax returns, then share it with others.
Romney’s China hypocrisy
Romney says he’ll be tough on China, but his record shows the opposite. Before he started claiming that he’d stand up to China and its unfair trade practices, he was profiting off of them. He maintained his investment in a Chinese manufacturing company that relied on outsourcing American jobs — even after seeing its poor working conditions, which he described as surrounded by barbed wire and packed with 12 women per dormitory room. When our competitors started a global race to the bottom, rather than placing a premium on creating American jobs and lifting the middle class, Romney dove in head first. Take a look at this new campaign ad that shows how he’s failed to stand up for American workers — then share it with your friends.
12:05pm UK, Thursday 13 September 2012
Anger about an anti-Islam film spreads as thousands try to storm the US embassy in Yemen and skirmishes continue in Egypt.
Up to 5,000 protesters are trying to storm the US embassy in Yemen as anger about an anti-Muslim film spreads in the Middle East.
Hundreds got past two police barricades and managed to get through the main gate into the US compound in Sanaa. They were then driven back by security forces firing weapons into the air.
The latest TV pictures appear to show the gate being pulled down, and smoking rising from inside the complex.
Young demonstrators shouting “we redeem, Messenger of God” smashed windows of security offices outside the embassy and set fire to cars and tyres. Others held banners declaring “Allah is Greatest”.
In Egypt, protests have continued for a second day outside the US embassy in Cairo, provoked by an American-made anti-Islam film, being promoted on YouTube and said to insult the Prophet Mohammed.
Police were pelted with rocks and fired tear gas to disperse the crowd. FULL ARTICLE