Monday, December 3, 2012

Updates 12/3/12

Hello everyone.

The news is short today. I've come down with something. I'm very unhappy.

-- [Chuck] Remember Chalkupy? It turns out the Fresh Juice Party still meets almost every Friday afternoon. If you're in the area, feel free to meet up with them! 

-- [Chuck] The "fiscal cliff" is a terrifying term we've heard thrown around recently bu politicians and pundits, and we've certainly heard that we have to stop it or else. But what does it really mean? It's meant to implement austerity measures, and to be honest, it doesn't even really exist.

-- [Chuck] Hurricane Sandy relief is still ongoing, but why is it taking so long to help the people? In this article, it's described as the Katrina of the north, and I can see why.

-- In Mexico, multiple protests are ongoing as the President was sworn in. People feel that the new President was imposed upon them rather than elected, and are taking to social media to plan movements and the like.

-- Some 10,000 workers are protesting at the factories in Bangladesh after a fire killed over a hundred people last week. Over 50 factories have shut down out of fear of the protesters, who have barricaded roads and are demanding safety at their jobs.

-- In Spain, thousands of disabled people hit the streets to fight back against austerity cuts, carrying signs reading "SOS, Disability" on their wheelchairs and guide dogs. One in ten people in Spain have some form of disability, but they have been heavily affected by the cuts, losing services, centers, and medical care.


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