Monday, July 22, 2013

July 22 News Update

Each Monday-Friday, by 9AM Central, we’ll post links to news stories and analytical articles of interest to working people. Sometimes they will be accompanied by editorial commentary. Stories from the New York Times will be followed with a *. The Times pay wall policy allows free access to only about ten articles a month.

Lac-Mégantic investigators seek urgent rail safety review
Lac-Mégantic survivors invited to Paul McCartney Quebec show
The Lac-Mégantic disaster: Capitalism kills
Search resumes in Lac-Mégantic for 5 still missing

Detroit Bankruptcy Takes Aim at Pensions
In Detroit, poverty and joblessness leave cupboard bare of hope for many
Feds showing little enthusiasm for Detroit bailout
Judge challenges Detroit bankruptcy process
The man who is trying to save Detroit
Autos troubles, race at root of Detroit collapse
Canadian cities, take note of Detroit's downfall
Detroit mayor talks to White House
Retired Detroit workers on edge over bankruptcy
Detroit Gap Reveals Industry Dispute on Pension Math *
Going, in Uncertainty, Where No Other Big City Has *
Detroit’s Creditors Eye Its Art Collection *
Cries of Betrayal as Detroit Plans to Cut Pensions *

Rallies across US voice fury at Trayvon Martin verdict
The War on Public School Teachers
German Intelligence Used NSA Spy Program
Heat Wave Prompts Strike at Dunkin’ Donuts, McDonald’s
It’s time to take our heads out of the tar sands
N.W.T. board approves territory's 4th diamond mine
NSA allowed to extend Verizon trawl
Judge Challenges White House Claims on Authority in Drone Killings *
Commuter Line Is Tied Up After a Freight Train Derails *
EI whistleblower suspended without pay
US bombs dropped on Barrier Reef
India school deaths: pesticide found
U.S. spy drones’ territory expands to new frontiers
How a secretive medical panel uses data that distorts doctors’ pay
Math Behind Leak Crackdown *
Push for Higher Minimum Wage for Workers Has Walmart Balking *
Membership in public worker unions takes a hit under Act 10
Burlington Northern coal train derails in Rushville, Mo
Save half of boreal forest from development, scientists urge
Halifax coffee shop workers in unique drive to unionize

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