October 31 News/Links

Occupy Wall Street turns to pedal power

According to CBS, “Insiders at Occupy Wall Street say they expect to have their media center and the food service area fully powered and illuminated by Monday.”

“We need some exercise,” Keegan explained enthusiastically, “and we’ve got a lot of volunteers, so we should be able to power these, no problem. … We did an energy survey of the whole park, found out how much energy we were using. …. Ten will give us twice as much power.”

ILO: World economy on verge of new jobs recession

The OECD’s message to world leaders came as it predicted a sharp slowdown in growth in the eurozone and warned that some countries in the 17-nation bloc were likely to face negative growth.

‘Hackers’ threaten Mexican drug cartel in YouTube film

The YouTube message said it was “tired of the criminal group the Zetas, which is dedicated to kidnapping, stealing and extortion”.

It said the cartel “made a great mistake” carrying out an abduction of one of their members in Veracruz.

Eurozone debt crisis: Markets dive on Greek referendum

US and European markets have fallen following Monday’s announcement of a Greek referendum on the latest aid package to solve its debt crisis.


U.S. Planning Troop Buildup in Gulf After Exit From Iraq

MacDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — The Obama administration plans to bolster the American military presence in the Persian Gulf after it withdraws the remaining troops from Iraq this year, according to officials and diplomats. That repositioning could include new combat forces in Kuwait able to respond to a collapse of security in Iraq or a military confrontation with Iran.

~ by farnaby on October 31, 2011.

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