15 Oct

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 ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protests go global

 From Tokyo to London, protesters worldwide join day of solidarity with New York’s ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement.

 Last Modified: 15 Oct 2011 11:38 GMT

The class warfare the rich don’t understand

 The Masters of the Universe evaded responsibility and defiantly demanded more sacrifice from their victims, says author.


Saturday 15th October 2011
The disk of the Moon overlaps the disk of the Sun

The End Of The World Again

Is a new index which shows imminent Armageddon a real cause for worry, wonders Ted Harrison.

Hispanics in Alabama are trapped in a unique half-life under punishing new laws, reports Ed Pilkington

 Pope Benedict Visits the White House, Washington D.C, America - 16 Apr 2008
Pope Benedict meets America’s then president George W Bush in a 2008 visit to the White House. Photograph: Sipa Press/Rex Features

Catholicism has always been America’s foreign devil

It is America’s political, not religious, culture that calls for foreign enemies, and Catholicism played that role long before Islam

At the Values Voter Summit in Washington DC last weekend, leading members of the American religious right rallied around the notion that the US is a Christian nation. One speaker, the leader of a Texas megachurch, cited the advice of John Jay, a revolutionary-era American statesmen, that Americans should elect Christians. In an 1816 letter, Jay wrote: “Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest, of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.” When Jay and other 18th and 19th-century Anglo-American evangelicals spoke of “Christian”, they meant Protestant. Catholics, Jay was implying, are not Christians, as well as suspect Americans…………………………………


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