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A.M. Links: Public Sector Union Membership Down in Wisconsin, Obama Approves Military Aid to Somalia, Patriot Missiles Deployed in Tokyo


  • Public sector union membership is down in Wisconsin. It looks like public sector employees, who are no longer forced to pay union fees, are making their preferences known.
  • Obama has approved military aid to Somalia. What could possibly go wrong?
  • Patriot missiles have been deployed in Tokyo amid escalating tensions with North Korea. 
  • A Chinese magazine has reported on abuses at the Masanjia labor camp, providing more information to campaigners who want the camp and others like it closed. 
  • Margaret Thatcher's funeral, which will include full military honors, will take place next week.  
  • It looks like the French intervention in Mali could become something of a permanent affair

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