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Democracy Now! – December 8, 2011

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Mumia Abu-Jamal Spared Death Penalty After Prosecutors Drop 30-Year Bid for Execution; South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu Calls for Release of Mumia Abu-Jamal; “I’m Scared for My Future”: Student Disrupts Speech by U.S. Climate Envoy Todd Stern in Durban; Critics: Rich Polluters—Including U.S.—Should Face Sanctions for Rejecting Binding Emissions Cuts; Entrepreneur: Capitalism Will Save World From Climate Crisis To Preserve Markets for iPads, Coke; “His Nickname Is George W. Obama”: Leading Climate Change Denier Embraces U.S. Stance at U.N. Talks; Wanjira Maathai: U.S. Should “Shape Up or Get Out” at U.N. Climate Talks.

TODAY’S HEADLINES

    70 Arrested in Raid on Occupy San Francisco
    Dozens Arrested Protesting Lobbyists in D.C.
    White House Overrules FDA on Plan B
    Obama Rejects Linking Keystone to Payroll Tax Cut
    E.U. Leaders Gather for Eurozone Summit
    Assad: Only “A Crazy Person” Would Kill Own People
    Gorbachev Calls for New Vote as Russia Protests Grow
    U.S. Ambassador to Belgium Links Anti-Semitism to Israeli Policies
    Girl Shot By Mother in Welfare Office Dies
    Verizon Fires 40 Workers for Labor Strike
    Appeals Court Upholds Muslim Charity Convictions
    Correction: Mexican Activist Survived Attack