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The Green Party formally nominated Dr. Jill Stein as its candidate for President of the United States at the party’s nominating convention in Downtown Baltimore Saturday. Stein proposes an emergency Green New Deal for America to help get the nation’s economy on track and restructure the economic system. She says her plan stands in sharp contrast to her opponents.
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Forty years ago today state troopers and police launched tear gas and opened fire on prisoners at the Attica State Prison in upstate New York. The prisoners had taken control of the facility on September 9, demanding basic reforms such as adequate food, shelter and medical attention. Four days later, the assault began. After the smoke cleared, New York law enforcement had killed 29 inmates and 10 hostages, Inmates had killed one guard - bringing the death toll to 40.
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In the Yemeni capital Sanaa there’s been heavy fighting overnight and today, including loud explosions. The BBC quoting local doctors and officials, says about 40 people are dead. The violence comes after the breakdown of a truce between President Ali Abdullah Saleh and tribes loyal to Sheikh Sadiq al-Ahmar. Amnesty International says security forces have killed dozens of people in the city of Taiz since Sunday, and scores of others have been arrested. For more we’re joined by Susanne Dahlgren, Academy of Finland research fellow with the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced S
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Portugal’s Prime Minister Jose Socrates announced he’s stepping down today, after all five opposition parties in his country voted against the government’s plan for spending cuts and tax hikes. Socrates is a member of Portugal’s Socialist Party -- although it’s the largest party in his country’s parliament, it doesn’t command a majority on its own. Ironically, the most significant defection was from the country’s center-right Social Democratic Party which warned further cuts would hurt the weakest members of Portuguese society.