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News :: Gender
Canada grants asylum to US woman sentenced to 30 years for having sex with teen
14 Jun 2014
A mortgage broker who fled Florida with her family after being criminally convicted in 2008 for having sex with a 16-year-old boy on her son's baseball team has been granted asylum in Canada. Denise Harvey, 47, won the rare permission to apply for permanent residency because her 30-year sentence was deemed cruel and unusual punishment in violation of international standards, the National Post reports. It is illegal in Florida for a person older than 24 to have sex with an individual who is 16 or younger, the article says. However, in Canada the age of consent is 16 unless the other person is an adult in a position of authority. Harvey's lawyer declined to comment
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Commentary :: International
A world run for shareholders
14 Jun 2014
The future could be full of free Internet books, community centers, English editions of Le Monde diplomatique, cloud workers, exchanging roles and soft power! Another form of trade awaits us in the 20-page Alternative Trade Mandate www.alternativetrademandate.org
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LOCAL News :: Environment
the Naked Bike Ride Through Boston - 28 June 2014
14 Jun 2014
Protesting Vehicle Pollution - On June 28, cyclists can take their clothes off and pedal through the city.

For the fifth consecutive year, cyclists from the Greater Boston area can take a ride through the streets without their clothes on.
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News :: International : Politics
Argentina Battles in Two World Cups
13 Jun 2014
While National Team Prepares to Face Bosnia, Government Fights Hedge Funds at US Supreme Court
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News :: International : Politics : Social Welfare
IMF Reviews International Financial Crises Solutions
13 Jun 2014
As the IMF reviews solutions to international financial crises, religious and development groups urge reforms to protect the poor.
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LOCAL News :: Labor
400 Labor Unionist March Through Boston Demanding Higher Minimum Wages
13 Jun 2014
Modified: 06:30:15 AM
A rally started in Copely Square and then marched to various fast food restaurants.
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News :: Human Rights : International : Politics : Social Welfare : War and Militarism
Class War: Thailand’s Military Coup
13 Jun 2014
Modified: 04:08:01 AM
2014-Thai-Anti-Coup.jpgOutnumbered by the country’s rural voters, Thailand’s once vibrantly democratic urban middle class has embraced an elitist, anti-democratic agenda
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News :: Environment : International : Media : War and Militarism
The Shortwave Report 06/13/14 Listen Globally!
12 Jun 2014
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, the Voice of Russia, NHK World Radio Japan, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.
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Commentary :: International
"Subcomandante Marcos ceases to exist"
12 Jun 2014
Farewell speech, May 27, 2014, 16 pp
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News :: International
Supreme Court Justices Consider Hearing Argentina Hedge Fund Debt Case
12 Jun 2014
US Supreme Court justices will decide next steps in the Argentina vs NML Capital debt case today. The case dates back to 2001 when Argentina defaulted on its debts and a group of predatory hedge funds purchased some debt for pennies on the dollar. The hedge fund NML Capital leads a group of hold-out creditors in suing the country for more than $1 billion. The case will set a precedent that will impact the functioning of the global financial system. Supreme Court justices will decide to formally hear the case or ask the US Justice Department to issue an opinion.
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