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100 Guantanamo Hunger Strikers Now Recognized by Military 27.4.2013 CommonDreams.org Headlines
The United States military has come out Saturday and acknowledged that 100 inmates at Guantanamo Bay prison are taking part in the hunger strike. However, defense attorneys for the striking inmates have, for the past month and a half, said that 'over 100' inmates were partaking in the protest against the cruel and indefinite detention at the US military prison. read ...
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Arrest Made In Ricin Letter Case 27.4.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
By Robbie Ward TUPELO, Miss., April 27 (Reuters) - Federal agents arrested a Mississippi martial arts instructor on Saturday after his home and a former...
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Shocking Figure Named Pride Grand Marshal 27.4.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Private First Class Bradley Manning, the controversial U.S. serviceman who released over 700,000 classified State Department and U.S. military documents to anti-privacy group WikiLeaks, has...
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FBI Boston Marathon Bomb Probe Now Focuses On Plot 27.4.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
BOSTON — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhohkar Tsarnaev was moved from a hospital to a federal prison medical center while FBI agents shifted the focus...
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Spider Thieves Sentenced To Jail 26.4.2013 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
There are worse things than being banned for life from Lakeside's Beasts and Bugs pet shop. Especially if you get squeamish around burrow-loving king baboon...
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Headlines for April 26, 2013 26.4.2013 Democracy Now!
U.S. Officials Say Syrian Regime Likely Used Chemical Weapons, Iraq: Scores Killed in Sectarian Clashes, Obama Fails to Mention Iraq War in Speech Honoring Bush, New York Times Condemns Guantánamo as Hunger Strike Continues, Police Fire Tear Gas on Workers Protesting Bangladesh Building Collapse; Death Toll Nears 300, Russia: 38 Dead in Fire at Psychiatric Institution, Obama Attends Memorial for Blast Victims in West, Texas, U.N. Official Condemned for Highlighting Role of U.S. Policy in Boston Attacks, Renowned Newspaper "Egypt Independent" Releases Final Issue, U.N. Security Council Votes to Send Troops to Mali, Venezuela Arrests U.S. Filmmaker Accused of Fomenting Violence, Activist Joan Baez Sr., Mother of Famous Folk Singer, Dies at 100
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Activists Pressure to Close Guantanamo as Hunger Strike Escalates and Senator Feinstein Calls for Restart of Transfers from the Prison 26.4.2013 Commondreams.org Newswire

With the US military now acknowledging 94 hunger strikers at Guantanamo, Senator Diane Feinstein (D-California; Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee) has called on President Obama to restart the transfers of prisoners “cleared for release” to their homelands or third countries and urged removing the blanket ban on the repatriation of Yemeni prisoners.  Responding to this dramatic development and the escalating hunger strike, US activists are intensifying their pressure on the Obama administration to resolve the hunger strike in a humane fashion and take decisive actio

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Analysis: US Courts Unlikely to Defend Human Rights of Guantanamo Hunger Strikers 26.4.2013 CommonDreams.org Headlines

As a mass hunger strike continues within the offshore US prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, a Reuters legal analysis shows that US courts are likely to be of little use to the strike's participants.

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Headlines for April 25, 2013 25.4.2013 Democracy Now!
Toll from Bangladesh Factory Collapse Hits 200; Workers Stage Protests, Late Boston Marathon Suspect Was on Terrorism Watch List, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Was Unarmed at End of Manhunt, Hundreds of Low-Wage Workers Strike in Chicago, Chicago Students Protest Closings, Standardized Tests, Hagel Rejects Israeli Claims on Syrian Chemical Weapons, U.N. Torture Investigator Says Bahrain Blocking Entry, EPA Challenges State Dept. Assessment of Keystone XL's Environmental Impact, Lawmakers Skip Hearing on Long-Term Unemployment, Federal Judge Orders Pentagon to Disclose Trainees at Controversial Military School, 2 Children Among 5 Killed in Illinois Shooting, Steubenville High School Coach Given 2-Year Extension, Prison Guards Indicted for Aiding Baltimore Gang, Explosion Wounds 3 on Alabama River Barges, Pro-Assad Group Claims Responsibility for Hacking AP Twitter Account, Rhode Island Poised to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage
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The World Is a Battlefield: Jeremy Scahill on "Dirty Wars" and Obama's Expanding Drone Attacks 24.4.2013 Democracy Now!
The World Is a Battlefield: Jeremy Scahill on "Dirty Wars" and Obama's Expanding Drone Attacks
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Aborted Babies Were Not Born Alive: Lawyer 24.4.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
PHILADELPHIA -- An abortion provider charged with killing babies after they were born alive won a reprieve of sorts when a judge threw out three...
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Drones, Sanctions and the Prison Industrial Complex 23.4.2013 Commondreams.org Views
Brian Terrell

(Common Dreams editor's note: The author is nearing the end of a six month sentence at Yankton Federal Prison Camp for protesting drone warfare at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. He is scheduled for release on May 24, 2013.)

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Headlines for April 23, 2013 23.4.2013 Democracy Now!
Boston Bombing Suspect Charged, Reportedly Admitted to Role in Attacks Before Hearing Rights, Iraq: 26 Killed in Clashes Between Protestors and Security Forces, U.S. Soldier Pleads Guilty to Killing 5 Colleagues in Iraq, Syrian Activists Report Massacre Near Damascus , 12 Arrested at Anti-Guantánamo Protest in New York, Canadian Authorities Arrest 2 for Alleged Plot to Derail Train, Libya: Blast Injures 2 at French Embassy, Folk Singer Richie Havens Dies at 72
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Jeremy Scahill: The Secret Story Behind Obama's Assassination of Two Americans in Yemen 23.4.2013 Democracy Now!
Jeremy Scahill: The Secret Story Behind Obama's Assassination of Two Americans in Yemen
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Tsarnaev No “Enemy Combatant” But Rights Concerns Remain 23.4.2013 CommonDreams.org Headlines

WASHINGTON - Civil liberties and human rights groups are applauding the White House’s announcement Monday that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the lone surviving suspect in last week’s bombing in Boston, will not be charged as an enemy combatant, as some conservative politicians here had been urging.

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Activists Arrested in Die-In: 'Shut Down Guantanamo, End Indefinite Detention' 23.4.2013 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Twelve activists were arrested outside of a Federal Courthouse in New York City on Monday after protesting in response to a recent confession by Guantanamo Bay prison officials that 84 detainees are on hunger strike and 16 of them are being force-fed, an act considered by many to be a form of torture . read ...
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Arrests at Federal Courthouse in NYC as Hunger Strike at Guantanamo Widens 23.4.2013 Commondreams.org Newswire

Responding to reports that 84 men — more than half of those imprisoned at the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay — are hunger striking to protest their indefinite detention, 12 concerned citizens with Witness Against Torture were arrested at approximately 3pm in a “die-in” on the steps of the Federal Courthouse at Manhattan’s Foley Square (40 Centre Street).

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The Persecution of Lynne Stewart 22.4.2013 Commondreams.org Views
Chris Hedges

Lynne Stewart, in the vindictive and hysterical world of the war on terror, is one of its martyrs. A 73-year-old lawyer who spent her life defending the poor, the marginalized and the despised, including blind cleric Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, she fell afoul of the state apparatus because she dared to demand justice rather than acquiesce to state sponsored witch hunts.

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US Admits 16 Guantanamo Detainees Being Force-Fed 21.4.2013 CommonDreams.org Headlines
"A hunger strike was my only chance to get out of this hell." - Guantánamo detainee (Photo: Justin Norman) Half of the 166 detainees as the Guantánamo Bay prison are on hunger strike and 16 of them are being force-fed, a US military official stated Saturday, a further acknowledgement that the detention facility is engaging in an read ...
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WATCH: Chandra Levy's Parents Have Doubts Her Killer Was Caught 20.4.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Washington intern Chandra Levy disappeared in May 2001, launching an investigation that gripped the nation -- especially when Chandra's father alleged that she had been...
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