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Democracy Now! – August 8, 2011

“Nickel & Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America”: Barbara Ehrenreich on the Job Crisis & Wealth Gap; The Battle for Egypt’s Media: Video Report on Press Freedom After the Revolution.

Today’s Headlines

    30 Elite U.S. Troops Killed After Helicopter is Shot Down in Afghanistan
    Standard & Poor Downgrades U.S. Credit Rating for First Time Ever
    Share of Eligible U.S. Population Holding a Job Hits Lowest Level Since 1983
    45,000 Verizon Union Workers Enter Second Day of Strike
    New Orleans Cops Linked to Post-Katrina Killings Guilty of Civil Rights Violations, Not Murder
    Saudi Arabia Recalls Ambassador to Syria as Brutal Crackdown Persists
    More than 100 Arrested in London’s Second Night of Unrest
    U.S. Expands Involvement in Mexican Drug War with CIA, DEA Intelligence Post
    Hundreds of Thousands of Israelis March in Tel Aviv
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry Leads Controversial Prayer Rally
    Obama Administration Criticized for Carrying on Controversial Immigration Enforcement Program
    Japan Honors Hiroshima Victims amid Ongoing Nuclear Crisis


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