Mexican citizens who allegedly received supermarket gift cards from the Institutional Revolutionary Party [PRI] in exchange for their vote, are going on a “panic-stricken” shopping spree, La Jornada reports.
On Sept. 17, 2011, activists decrying corporate greed and the financial world’s influence on U.S. politics began camping out in New York City’s financial district as part of the “Occupy Wall Street” campaign. The protests — which have spread to other cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, and Boston — resulted in some clashes with police and hundreds of arrests in the Big Apple. Go in for a closer look at the ongoing demonstrations.
Standing Ovation of the Day: Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority, shows a copy of the letter requesting Palestine’s full admission to the UN as a sovereign state during the United Nations General Assembly on September 23, 2011 at UN headquarters in New York. The Palestinian leader won huge applause and a standing ovation Friday from some of the assembly as he entered the hall shortly after asking the UN to admit the state of Palestine. (Getty Images)
A Palestinian flag, bearing the slogan: “EU recognize Palestine” sponsored by the non-governmental US organization Avaaz.org, flies in front of European Union headquarters during an EU General Affairs Council meeting in Brussels. about here
Protesters across Israel rally for social justice, cost of living and the rights of an increasingly embattled middle class. Overall, across the country, roughly 430,000 Israelis turned out. The largest protest was in the capital, Tel Aviv, where 300,000 took to the streets. These widespread and large-scale street demonstrations are the culmination of 50 days of protesting that have thrown a new dynamic into Israel’s domestic politics. The protest in Tel Aviv is pictured above, in a photo by Uriel Sinai of Getty Images.