- Hundreds of fast food workers go on strike in New York City today, shutting down at least one workplace.
- Two Palestinian youths shot dead by Israeli troops as clashes in the West Bank enter their third day, following the death of a Palestinian prisoner in Israeli custody.
- 44 people were killed and more than 100 wounded when insurgents attacked government posts in Farah, in southwest Afghanistan yesterday.
- Leak of offshore financial information from the British Virgin Islands exposes formerly anonymous holders of massive offshore wealth.
- Jeffrey Skilling, deposed former Enron executive may be released from prison early in a proposed plea deal with the government. He was sentenced to 24 years in 2006, for massive financial fraud and insider trading.
- The NYPD refuses to provide legal representation for a cop who sucker-punched a protester at an Occupy Wall St. event on October 14, 2011.
- Portland will build a sidewalk on Southeast 136 Ave, after a 5-year-old was struck by a car and killed in February.
- More charges are brought against tar sands protesters in Idaho, who sat down in a street, blocking the transport of components for a tar sands plant from passing through Moscow, Idaho in March. Yesterday, two people locked themselves down inside the Canadian consulate in Seattle, protesting the Keystone XL pipeline and the extraction of tar sands.
- Hannah Dobbz, author of a book on squatting, titled Nine-Tenths of the Law: Property and Resistance in the United States, is on this week’s edition of The Final Straw on Asheville FM.