LiftoffBy Leslie Horwitz on February 14, 2011 at 7:00 am
- Young protestors in Yemen hope to emulate the recent Egyptian revolt. The Yemeni police crack down on the anti-government protestors.
- In Egypt, the military seizes control, dissolves the parliament, and suspends the constitution. However, the military assured that it would only keep power for six months or until new elections can be held.
- An end to medical marijuana dispensaries in Ann Arbor? The Ann Arbor city council is currently debating the marijuana ordinance. The latest version of the proposed medical marijuana ordinance, if passed, would abolish Ann Arbor’s temporary moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries that was put in place last August.
- Political instability in Tunisia has unleashed a wave of migrants toward Italian shores. The flood of migrants has overwhelmed the island’s food and sanitary facilities. Most of the migrants have been intercepted by the Italian Coast Guard in international waters and taken to the tiny Mediterranean island of Lampedusa, about 150 miles off the coast of Tunisia. Many migrants have refused the government’s attempts to transfer them to immigration centers, fearing the move will pave the way for expulsion from Italy.
- Wind farms on the Gulf Coast: a victory for alternative energy, or a danger to the coastal wetlands and wildlife?
- “Pursuit of Jappiness” blows up YouTube: 75,000 hits in only 3 days.
- Missed last night’s live stream? Check out the live blog feed from the Grammy’s here.
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