What in the world happened?

By Missy Katner

Lumen Assistant Editor

Recall Walker began on Tuesday

   Groups will begin collecting signatures to petition for a recall of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. In 60 days, 540,208 signatures need to be gathered. The organization “A United Wisconsin to Recall Scott Walker” is working with labor-affiliated groups and the Democratic Party of Wisconsin to lead the recall. United Wisconsin has 7,000 volunteers who have pledged to recall Walker. The recall began Nov. 15.

Many wish to shut down (Anti-) Occupy Wall Street

     There is a push to end the anti-Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Wall Street demonstrations because the situations in some cities have become dangerous.  Some cite unsanitary conditions and attraction of drug users and thieves as reasons to shut down the gatherings. Three deaths have occurred in the camps. Violence has been seen in Oakland, Salt Lake City, and San Francisco. Some cities have started issuing eviction notices.

Many wish to shut down (Anti-) Occupy Wall Street

     There is a push to end the anti-Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Wall Street demonstrations because the situations in some cities have become dangerous.  Some cite unsanitary conditions and attraction of drug users and thieves as reasons to shut down the gatherings. Three deaths have occurred in the camps. Violence has been seen in Oakland, Salt Lake City, and San Francisco. Some cities have started issuing eviction notices.

Greece gains a Prime Minister, Italy loses one

   Greece’s parliament swore in economist Lucas Papademos as the interim prime minister on Friday. The former PM resigned due to his perceived poor handling of the economic crisis. After all the turmoil, the country hopes to regain some political and financial stability. Meanwhile, Italy’s PM Silvio Berlusconi resigned, ending a 17-year political era. There is hope that Italy can implement reforms in order to avoid another economic crisis in Europe.  

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