Tuesday, March 1, 2011

11-03-01 Attempt to end unions in Wisconsin // Intento de acabar con los sindicatos en Wisconsin // 试图结束在威斯康星州工会

Wisconsin Governor Moves to Silence Pro-Labor Dissent

First Governor Scott Walker announced that he was attaching to a budget-repair bill a scheme to eliminate most collective bargaining rights for state, county and municipal employees in Wisconsin. In the same measure, he proposed to restructure state government so that he would be able to consolidate decision-making authority over cuts in health programs and selling off public assets in his office.
The people objected, big-time, generating the largest protests in the state’s history. They even filled the Capitol with thousands of police officers, firefighters, state employees, teachers, students and their allies.
Then Governor Walker’s allies forced the bill through the state Assembly, holding an early morning vote open for so short a time—seventeen seconds—that the majority of Democrats were unable to participate.
“With having just a seventeen-second roll call, they silenced their legislators, but far more important the people we represent,” said Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca, D-Kenosha.
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11-03-01 CIA murder suspect in Afghanistan // CIA sospechoso de asesinato en Afganistán // 美国中央情报局在阿富汗的谋杀案疑犯

Relationship between US and Pakistan, a key ally in the Afghan war, are reaching unprecedented level of hostility.

Pakistan Tried to Trade CIA Contractor for 'Lady al Qaeda'

U.S. Nixed Deal To Swap Raymond Davis for Aafia Siddiqui

The government of Pakistan offered to trade a CIA contractor currently jailed in that country for a Pakistani neuroscientist suspected by U.S. intelligence to be an al Qaeda operative.
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According to a senior American administration official and a Pakistani official involved in the negotiations to free CIA contractor Raymond Davis, the Pakistani government proposed trading Davis for Aafia Siddiqui, an MIT-educated Pakistani neuroscientist currently serving 86 years in federal prison for attempted murder.

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Pakistan arrests US security contractor as rift with CIA deepens

Islamabad authorities have arrested a US government security contractor amid a worsening spy agency row between the countries, with Pakistani intelligence calling on the Americans to "come clean" about its network of covert operatives in the country.
ISI tells American agency to unmask all its covert operatives after arrest of Aaron DeHaven in Peshawar, over visa expiry
The arrest came at the start of the murder trial of another American held in Pakistan, the CIA agent Raymond Davis.
Peshawar police arrested Aaron DeHaven, a contractor who recently worked for the US embassy in Islamabad, saying that his visa had expired.
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11-03-01 Welcome Greece - Last New Visitor! // Bienvenido Grecia - Visitante Mas Reciente! // 欢迎希腊- 最后的新访问者!

Last New Visitor

Visited March 1, 2011

11-03-01 Workers protest in Wisconsin // Trabajadores de protesta en Wisconsin // 在威斯康星州的工人抗议

The protests in Wisconsin continue into their third week, with thousands holding strong in the capitol in Madison, a huge showing of support for the economic rights of union members and the restoration of a strong middle class. The following is a collection of updates and items on what's happening in Wisconsin and the rest of the country.
Update: In Wisconsin, the state house was closed yesterday to people who didn't have official business in the building. But today, judge  Daniel Moeser granted the state's public employees' unions' request for atemporary restraining order, and ordered keeping the capitol building open for visitors. The Walker administration is appealing the ruling, and, according to the Madison Capital Times, it is " unclear how, and how soon, state officials would comply with a Dane County Judge's ruling to reopen the state Capitol to the general public."
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