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Yemenis Gather to Protest Detention, Torture in Gitmo 18.6.2013 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Relatives of Yemeni detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison shout slogans during a protest to demand the release of the detainees, outside the U.S. embassy in Sanaa June 17, 2013. (Reuters / Khaled Abdullah Ali Al Mahdi) Yemenis gathered in front of the U.S. read ...
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Headlines for June 18, 2013 18.6.2013 Democracy Now!
Headlines for June 18, 2013
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A Medical Ethics-free Zone? Guantánamo Doctors Urged to Stop Force-Feeding Hunger-Striking Prisoners 18.6.2013 Democracy Now!
As the prison-wide hunger strike at Guantánamo enters its 133rd day, a group of top U.S. doctors and public health specialists are calling on their colleagues in the military to boycott the mass force-feeding of prisoners. In an article for The New England Journal of Medicine, three professors from Boston University write: "Physicians at Guantánamo cannot permit the military to use them and their medical skills for political purposes and still comply with their ethical obligations. Force-feeding a competent person is not the practice of medicine; it is aggravated assault." We speak to George Annas, one of the co-authors of the article. He is a professor of health law, bioethics and human rights at the Boston University School of Public Health.
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Chicago's Next U.S. Attorney Faces Urgent Dilemma 18.6.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
CHICAGO — Chicago's next U.S. attorney faces a dilemma sprung from the twin evils bedeviling America's third-largest city. Should he zero in on Illinois' deep...
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Jonathan Wolfman: 'States' Rights,' a Preposterous Fraud in the Service of Abuse 17.6.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Ghosts of Mississippi? One of them ought to be my mom. She made a difference in Philadelphia while I was growing up. And I'm betting she could in Mississippi, as well, then, or today, and I'm betting people like her, the activists of the Southern Poverty Law Center and the American Civil Liberties Union, will now.
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Headlines for June 17, 2013 17.6.2013 Democracy Now!
NSA: Less Than 300 Phone Records Probed in 2012, Supporters Rally for Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, Leaked Docs: U.K. Spied on Foreign Diplomats at 2009 G20; U.S. Monitored Russian Leader, G8 Summit Opens Amid Spying Disclosures; Protesters March in Ireland, Protesters Call for Gitmo Closure Ahead of Obama Speech, Bombing Kills 10 Soldiers in Damascus, Putin Rebukes U.S. on Aiding Rebels as G8 Begins, U.S. to Keep Warplanes, Missiles in Jordan, Egypt Cuts Diplomatic Ties to Syria, Turkish Unions Stage National Strike as Crackdown Grows, Bombings, Attacks Kill Dozens in Iraq; 2,000 Killed Since April, Massive Turnout Elects Hassan Rouhani to Iranian Presidency, North Korea Offers Talks with U.S., U.S. to Appoint New Envoy for Gitmo Closure, Ecuadorean Foreign Minister in U.K. for Talks on Assange, Explosions Erupt at 2 Chemical Plants in Louisiana, 36 People Shot in Chicago over Weekend, 7 Killed, Supreme Court Weighs Challenges to Affirmative Action, Civil Rights Act, Gay Marriage Restrictions
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Curt Goering: Torture's Lasting Effects 17.6.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
In order to ensure the United States does not repeat the mistakes of the past, a full and public accounting of how U.S. government policies and practices failed to conform to our legal and moral obligations is required.
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The Ghosts Of Racism's Past 15.6.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Focus on the details, and the cases seem very different. One was killed by virulent white racists, the other by a part-Hispanic neighborhood watchman who...
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Headlines for June 14, 2013 14.6.2013 Democracy Now!
FBI Director: NSA Leaks Caused "Significant Harm", Report: Obama Admin to Arm Syrian Rebels, Supreme Court Rules Unanimously Against Gene Patents, Top U.S. Doctors Condemn "Medical Ethics-Free Zone" at Guantánamo, USS Cole Bombing Suspect Barred from Secret Gitmo Hearing, Iranians Head to Polls in Presidential Election, Turkish Prime Minister Vows to Delay Razing of Park in Bid to End Protests, Israel Moves Ahead with West Bank Settlement Expansion, 2 Dead as Colorado Wildfire Consumes Hundreds of Homes, Louisiana Chemical Plant Blast Kills 1, Injures Scores, Report: Bank Traders Manipulated Foreign Exchange Rate Worth Trillions, U.S. House Backs Bill Exempting Overseas Trades from New Regulations, Senate Rejects Amendment to Delay Legal Status for Immigrants, U.S. Youths Reunite with Mothers at Mexican Border After Years of Separation, Sandy Hook Families Mark 6 Months Since Shooting with No Federal Gun-Control Laws
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America's Private Prison System is a National Disgrace 14.6.2013 Commondreams.org Views
Jill Filipovic

The privatization of traditional government functions – and big government payments to private contractors – isn't limited to international intelligence operations like the National Security Agency. It's happening with little oversight in dozens of areas once the province of government, from schools to airports to the military.

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Physicians Brand Gitmo a "Medical Ethics Free Zone" 14.6.2013 CommonDreams.org Headlines
A "feeding chair" in the Guantanamo medical wing where hunger-striking detainees are force fed. (Photo: Sgt. Brian Godette, Army 138th Public Affairs Detachment) As a result of the ongoing and systematic force-feeding of hunger-striking detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention center, the facility is now branded a "medical ethics free zone," according to a group of senior US physicians. read ...
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The Turkish Spring: Lawyers Rounded Up 13.6.2013 Commondreams.org Views
Marjorie Cohn

For nearly three weeks, thousands of protestors have gathered peacefully at Occupy Gezi in Taksim Square in Istanbul. Turkish police have unleashed a brutal crackdown, resulting in three confirmed deaths and nearly 5,000 injured.

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Headlines for June 13, 2013 13.6.2013 Democracy Now!
Snowden in Hong Kong: "I Am Here to Reveal Criminality", Alexander: Phone Collection Has Prevented "Dozens" of Attacks, U.N.: Syrian Toll Hits 93,000, "Potentially Much Higher", Kerry: U.S. Weighing Options for Aiding Syrian Rebels, Turkish PM Erdogan Issues 24-Hour Deadline for End to Protests, Greeks Stage National Strike over Closure of State Broadcasters, Mandela's Condition Improves in Hospital Stay, House Panel Advances 20-Week Abortion Ban; Sponsor Says Pregnancies From Rape "Very Low", Senate Measure Rejects Independent Oversight of Military Sexual Assault, Morell Steps Down as Deputy CIA Director, Admin Backs Independent Monitor of "Stop and Frisk", Wildfire Displaces Thousands in Colorado, Florida Executes Prisoner Who Chronicled Life on Death Row, Cleveland Kidnapping Suspect Pleads Not Guilty to All Charges, Study: Rising Emissions Threaten 5.3 Degree Celcius Hike, Mississippi Marks 50th Anniversary of Medgar Evers Assassination
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Jury Selection Enters Day 4 In Zimmerman Trial (Live Updates) 13.6.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The process of selecting a jury in the George Zimmerman trial enters its fourth day Thursday, in central Florida. Since Monday, 20 potential jurors have...
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Headlines for June 12, 2013 12.6.2013 Democracy Now!
Admin Probes NSA Leaks as Surveillance Challenges Emerge, Tech Giants Seek Gov't Permission to Disclose FISA Orders, Report: Snowden Seeks Legal Advice in Hong Kong; Booz Allen Confirms Firing, Senate Votes to Begin Debate on Immigration Bill, Turkish Riot Police Clear Istanbul Square in Harshest Crackdown to Date, Rebel Attack Kills Dozens in Syria, Admin Scales Back Gitmo Tribunals, 17 Killed in Afghan Suicide Bombing, Afghan Civilian Deaths Up 24% This Year, Cambodian Nike Factory Fires 300 Striking Workers, Manning Aunt Testifies at Military Trial; Assange Emerges in Testimony, Groups File Legal Challenge to Alabama Anti-Abortion Law
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Feminism, ecology and Maroon the Implacable 12.6.2013 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
June 12, 2013 Please support our coverage of democratic movements and become a supporting member of  rabble.ca . There is only one political prisoner in the United States who openly identifies as a feminist and ecosocialist. His name is Russell Maroon Shoatz. He was a member of the Black Unity Council and the Black Panthers . He has been in prison for the past 40 years and for the last 20 he has been in solitary confinement in Pennsylvania's State Correctional Institution. There is only one political prisoner in the United States who openly identifies as a feminist and ecosocialist. His name is Russell Maroon Shoatz. Substantial sectors of the environmental movement have moved to embrace the concerns of the left and many leftists have themselves begun to integrate an ecological framework. The 6th edition of the jhr Rights Report looks at political prisoners around the world. With news of the release of 120 Burmese political prisoners, this edition ...
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An American Awakening to the Addiction of War 11.6.2013 Commondreams.org Views
Erin Niemela

The recent NSA revelations of widespread surveillance on American citizens should be cause for intense protest.  Surely it will be, as a day of nationwide mass action to restore the Fourth Amendment has been planned for the fourth of July. But any awake American can see that PRISM is only one sock on a long line of dirty laundry. The list of U.S.

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UN Official Exposes "Massive Scale" Torture of Palestinians 11.6.2013 CommonDreams.org Headlines
The UN's Richard Falk demanded an international investigation into torture of Palestinians in Israeli prisons in an address to the UN Human Rights Council Monday. The Princeton professor and UN Special Rapporteur gave a chilling report on "massive scale" mistreatment of Palestinians, highlighting: read ...
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Divisions Over National Security State Scramble Old Alliances, Political Coalitions 11.6.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON -- The contours of the debate around security and civil liberties that began the day after the 9/11 attacks have been steadily shifting ever...
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Headlines for June 11, 2013 11.6.2013 Democracy Now!
U.S. Prepares to Charge Edward Snowden for NSA Leak, Supporters Rally for Edward Snowden in NYC; 43,000 Sign Petition for Pardon, Appeals Court Dismisses Domestic Surveillance Lawsuit Filed Under Bush, ACLU Asks Secret Spy Court to Release Opinions on Patriot Act, Turkish Riot Police Descend on Protesters in Taksim Square, 6 Killed in Attack on NATO Convoy in Pakistan, Report: Pentagon Seeks Increased Budget for Cybersecurity, Report: Obama Could Choose to Arm Syrian Rebels This Week, Obama Admin to Allow Unrestricted Sale of Morning-After Pill, Senate Farm Bill Cuts Food Stamps, Boosts Aid to Agribusiness, Court Rejects Suit by Organic Farmers Against Monsanto, Supreme Court Dismisses Torture Suit Against Rumsfeld, Reporter Among Dozens Arrested in Latest "Moral Monday" Protest in North Carolina, Gender Wage Gap Persists 50 Years After Equal Pay Act, Protester Interrupts First Lady Over Obama's Failure to Sign Order for LGBT Rights, Nelson Mandela Remains in Hospital
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