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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.


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    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