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LS Power Completes Financing for West Deptford Energy Station
PR Newswire (press release)December 1, 2011

LS Power is a power generation and transmission group with a proven track record of successful development activities, operations management and commercial execution. LS Power has been involved in the development, construction, or operations of over ...more »

Md. lawmakers oppose continued federal pay freeze
Baltimore Sun (blog)December 1, 2011

Several public employee unions who have members in Maryland agreed. “We made our sacrifice,” Jacqueline Simon, policy director for the American Federation of Government Employees, said in an interview, referring to the current pay freeze. ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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No one is above the law
Times LIVEDecember 4, 2011

In what could be read as an indirect response to the recent statements of Zuma, the SCA then proceeded to make the following powerful observation: No one is above the law and everyone is subject to the constitution and the law. To ensure a functional, ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Israel rights group attacks government for curbing freedon of speech
The NationalDecember 4, 2011

TEL AVIV // Israel's biggest civil rights group yesterday blasted the country for curbing the freedom of speech and freedom of assembly for Jews and Palestinians in the occupied West Bank. A report by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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COLUMN: Recycling becomes habit when learned in youth
SCNowDecember 4, 2011

Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to people of all ages, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital or family status and is an equal ...more »

Native Americans
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Herman Cain, the Latest Black Boogeyman
CounterPunchDecember 5, 2011

Maybe that's why Cain critics, among whom are women, who had big laughs about the destruction of Cain, won't turn their attention to the rape statistics involving Native American women; 80% of Native American rape victims are raped by white men. ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Too Much Religious Liberty in America?
American Center for Law and Justice (blog)December 2, 2011

ACLJ Senior Counsel Colby May recently testified before Congress on the state of religious liberty in the United States, providing specific examples of religious discrimination and animosity directed at Christians. However, not everyone agrees that the ...more »

Eminent Domain
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City Council Discusses Rte. 28, Eminent Domain with State Lawmakers
Patch.comDecember 1, 2011

City Council broke bread and discussed issues pertinent to Manassas Park with state lawmakers during the city's annual legislative dinner on Tuesday at the Manassas Park Community Center. By Jamie M. Rogers Credit Jamie M. Rogers ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Arison's ex to pay nurse NIS 250000 for sexual harassment
Jerusalem PostDecember 1, 2011

Oren added that Glazer had been convicted in a criminal case and that conviction had been upheld in appeal. “It's time the legal system understood that sexual harassment and abuse cause substantial damage not only for the victims but for the public at ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Dispelling the myths from the facts about horse slaughter resuming in America
Examiner.comDecember 4, 2011

In an extensive report requested from the Freedom of Information Act,(FOIA) over 906 pages of egregious cruelty and inhumanity is described in vivid, heartwrenching, descriptive photographs- all derived from Dallas Crown during the year 2005. ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Sheriff Joe Arpaio to Endorse Rick Perry for President
Hill Country TimesDecember 2, 2011

... has roused the ire of Amnesty International, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the US Justice Department, the latter of which is investigating the sheriff on suspicion of discrimination and unlawful search and seizure. ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Tunisia: Dismantle Repressive Ben-Ali-Era Laws
Human Rights WatchDecember 17, 2011

To protect freedom of the press and of expression generally, the assembly should eliminate all provisions of the criminal and press codes that provide prison terms for non-violent speech, such as for distributing tracts “that can harm public order or ...more »


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