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The Weekend Roundup for October 19-20th, 2013

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Because I work today from 12 to 6, have my birthday today and need to study for midterms this week, the Roundup for today will be heavily abridged. Feel free to add whatever you want in the comments.

Hope you had a great weekend.

International Developments

– “No Justice for the Dead in Bangladesh

Libya is plunging into civil war; where’s those news outlets when you need ’em?

– Italian anti-austerity protesters clash with police in Rome

Financial Matters

– JP Morgan nearing $13 billion deal

Surveillance Planet

– “New DHS Nominee Spent Years Justifying War on Terror’s Excesses

– Jesselyn Radack gives an account of her meeting with Snowden

Labor’s a-Brewing

– “On October 15, a dense throng of immigrant farm workers and their activist allies packed the sidewalk in front of a Wendy’s fast-food restaurant in New York City’s Union Square, filling the air with righteous cries for justice and waving tomato-shaped signs inscribed with words like “DIGNIDAD,” “FAIR FOOD,” and “ONE MORE PENNY.” ”

– Bill de Blasio to Burger King: “This is unsupportable situation” regarding low-wages and no unions

Politics USA

– Obama: “Washington has to change

– Banksy is now under the NYPD’s radar after rich fiend Bloomberg calls for his arrest

– Meanwhile, Lhota’s mistake-filled attack ad depicts de Blasio as “soft on crime

– Banksy’s new homage to Occupy

– “The birth of Fox News

– “In an era of narcissistic self-obsession, there’s something to be said for the value of self-awareness. This week, atheist philosopher Sam Harris leapt forward to claim Malala Yousafzai as another trophy in his one-man jihad against Muslims and the weak-kneed “Muslim-apologists” he perceives on the left.

476,000 ACA applications filed already

The War on Women

– Domestic violence centers may not survive next shutdown

Planet Earth

– How the Keystone XL pipeline fails the climate test

Mixed Bag

– HIV Vaccine may be “10 years away

Break Time

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Brandon Jordan is a freelance journalist in Queens, NY and written for publications such as The Nation, In These Times, Truthout and more.