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Democracy Now! – February 15, 2011

Obama’s $3.7 Trillion Budget Calls for Military Spending Increases and Deep Cuts to Social Service Programs; Wisconsin Governor Launches Attack on Public Sector Employees and Unions; Threatens to Deploy National Guard to Quell Labor Protests; Ecuadorian Court Orders Chevron to Pay $17 Billion for Oil Pollution in Amazon; EXCLUSIVE: Authorities Search and Copy U.S. Journalist’s Notes, Computer and Cameras After Returning from Haiti Reporting Trip.

Today’s Headlines

    * Iran: Security Forces Violently Crackdown on Protesters
    * Iranian Lawmakers Call for Execution of Opposition Leaders
    * Two Demonstrators Die in Bahrain Protests
    * U.S. Increases Aid to Yemen as Anti-Government Protests in Sana’a Intensify
    * Egyptian Military Urges End to Protests, Labor Strikes
    * Egypt Requests States Freeze Mubarak’s Funds
    * Chevron Ordered to Pay Ecuador $8.5 Billion for Environmental Damages
    * Italy’s Berlusconi to Stand Trial on Sex Charges
    * House Votes to Extend Elements of PATRIOT Act
    * Clarence Thomas Connected to Tea Party Funders
    * BP Executive Resigned over Safety Protocols Before Spill


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