University professor’s tenure revoked over anti-Israel tweets

Landon Fried, Staff Writer
September 26, 2014

Steven Salaita’s Twitter posts cost him his job. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offered him a tenured professorship in 2013 but revoked the offer on Aug. 1 before school started this year due to his opinionated posts on the Israeli-Palestine conflict. Now Salaita stands at the center... Read more »

News in Brief: September 26th, 2014

Abe Kenmore, World & Nation Editor
September 26, 2014

Morlaix, France: Around 100 farmers in the French province of Brittany stormed and torched an insurance office last week, according to the BBC, to protest falling prices for their produce and the loss of the Russian market due to trade embargoes. They then dumped large piles of cabbages, manure and artichokes... Read more »

News in Brief

Abe Kenmore, World & Nation Editor
September 19, 2014

Kiev, Ukraine: The Ukrainian parliament has finally agreed to integrate with the EU, according to the Guardian. The refusal of former president Yanukovych to sign this bill sparked the Euromaiden protests last year, which resulted in Yanukovych’s effective resignation. The parliament also approved... Read more »

Fast-food workers all over the country strike for better treatment & wages

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Carlton Skinner, Staff Writer
September 19, 2014

All month long, fast-food workers from across the United States have been protesting for $15 hourly wages and union rights. “Whatever It Takes” is the motto of the movement. On Sept. 4, the protesters proved those words are a battle cry as they walked out of their jobs and took to the streets, chanting... Read more »

Russian-Ukraine conflict exacerbated by cease-fire violation

Reese Setzer, Staff Writer
September 19, 2014

Less than 48 hours after a cease-fire was declared between the Ukraine and Russian-backed rebels, loud booms were heard in the port city of Mariupol as well as in Donetsk. The cease-fire was agreed upon at talks between representatives of Ukraine, the rebels, Russia and the Organization for Security... Read more »

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