November in Review Part I – Dominion Paper

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November in Review Part I
Coal plants shut down in Australia, march against the tar sands in Edmonton, Nigerians take oil giant Anglo-Dutch Shell to court

November 15, 2008 Month in Review
by Dominion Staff

Members of Rising Tide Australia shut down the Bayswater coal fired power station through occupations and lock-downs. Photo: Conor Ashleigh –
Barack Obama was elected president of the United States with a 62.5 per cent voter turnout, the highest in 44 years. 2.2 million more young people voted than did in 2004; over 2 million more African Americans voted this time ’round; and Hispanic voters made the difference for Obama in Colorado, Florida, and New Mexico. New Hampshire became the first US state ever to elect a majority of women to their State Senate. Residents of Washington DC, 75 per cent of whom are non-white, still do not have the right to vote for representatives in Congress.

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