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Headlines for June 3, 2010 3.6.2010 Democracy Now!
All Slain Flotilla Victims Suffered Bullet Wounds; 19-Year-Old US Citizen Among Dead, Netanyahu: Flotilla Passengers "Violent Supporters of Terrorism", Biden Defends Israeli Assault, Gaza Blockade, UN Human Rights Council Votes for Probe of Flotilla Attack, US Opposed, BP's Latest Effort to Slow Leak Fails; Oil Reaches Alabama, Mississippi, New Drilling Well Approved in Gulf of Mexico, Citing Oil Spill, Obama Calls for Energy Bill Passage, UN Calls for Halt to CIA Drone Attacks, US Altered Military Rules to Protect Drone Operators, Violence Erupts at Afghan Peace Meeting, Obama Expands Benefits for Same-Sex Partners of Federal Workers, Guard at Private Immigration Prison Fired for Sexual Assault
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Flotilla Passengers Huwaida Arraf of Free Gaza Movement and Retired Army Col. Ann Wright Respond to Israeli Claims on Deadly Assault 3.6.2010 Democracy Now!
Huwaida Arraf, chairperson of the Free Gaza Movement, and retired US Col. Ann Wright were on the flotilla when it was attacked. They join us to describe the assault and their subsequent detention in Israeli prison. We also speak to Sawsan Zaher, a staff attorney at Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, who interviewed many of the activists in detention. [includes rush transcript]
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Headlines for June 3, 2010 3.6.2010 Democracy Now!
All Slain Flotilla Victims Suffered Bullet Wounds; 19-Year-Old US Citizen Among Dead, Netanyahu: Flotilla Passengers "Violent Supporters of Terrorism", Biden Defends Israeli Assault, Gaza Blockade, UN Human Rights Council Votes for Probe of Flotilla Attack, US Opposed, BP's Latest Effort to Slow Leak Fails; Oil Reaches Alabama, Mississippi, New Drilling Well Approved in Gulf of Mexico, Citing Oil Spill, Obama Calls for Energy Bill Passage, UN Calls for Halt to CIA Drone Attacks, US Altered Military Rules to Protect Drone Operators, Violence Erupts at Afghan Peace Meeting, Obama Expands Benefits for Same-Sex Partners of Federal Workers, Guard at Private Immigration Prison Fired for Sexual Assault
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Flotilla Passengers Huwaida Arraf of Free Gaza Movement and Retired Army Col. Ann Wright Respond to Israeli Claims on Deadly Assault 3.6.2010 Democracy Now!
Huwaida Arraf, chairperson of the Free Gaza Movement, and retired US Col. Ann Wright were on the flotilla when it was attacked. They join us to describe the assault and their subsequent detention in Israeli prison. We also speak to Sawsan Zaher, a staff attorney at Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, who interviewed many of the activists in detention. [includes rush transcript]
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Headlines for June 3, 2010 3.6.2010 Democracy Now!
All Slain Flotilla Victims Suffered Bullet Wounds; 19-Year-Old US Citizen Among Dead, Netanyahu: Flotilla Passengers "Violent Supporters of Terrorism", Biden Defends Israeli Assault, Gaza Blockade, UN Human Rights Council Votes for Probe of Flotilla Attack, US Opposed, BP's Latest Effort to Slow Leak Fails; Oil Reaches Alabama, Mississippi, New Drilling Well Approved in Gulf of Mexico, Citing Oil Spill, Obama Calls for Energy Bill Passage, UN Calls for Halt to CIA Drone Attacks, US Altered Military Rules to Protect Drone Operators, Violence Erupts at Afghan Peace Meeting, Obama Expands Benefits for Same-Sex Partners of Federal Workers, Guard at Private Immigration Prison Fired for Sexual Assault
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Flotilla Passengers Huwaida Arraf of Free Gaza Movement and Retired Army Col. Ann Wright Respond to Israeli Claims on Deadly Assault 3.6.2010 Democracy Now!
Huwaida Arraf, chairperson of the Free Gaza Movement, and retired U.S. Col. Ann Wright were on the flotilla when it was attacked. They join us to describe the assault and their subsequent detention in Israeli prison. We also speak to Sawsan Zaher, a staff attorney at Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, who interviewed many of the activists in detention.
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Bureau Of Prisons Should Shutter Secretive And Isolated Communications Management Units, Says ACLU 2.6.2010 Commondreams.org Newswire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 2, 2010

ACLU

Secretive housing units inside federal prisons in which prisoners are condemned to live in stark isolation from the outside world are unconstitutional, violate the religious rights of prisoners and are at odds with U.S. treaty obligations, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.

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If solitary confinement is torture, why are we still doing it? 2.6.2010 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
In 1973, Jack McCann escaped from a federal prison in British Columbia. Of all the places he could go, he headed straight to the Vancouver Sun. The reason? Jack McCann had been held in solitary confinement for 754 days at that point. He sought to publicize his case and the circumstances faced by others in solitary confinement in the federal penitentiary system in Canada. read ...
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Global Condemnation of Israeli Armed Attack on Gaza-Bound Freedom Flotilla: At Least 10 Dead, Hundreds Remain in Detention 1.6.2010 Democracy Now!
Global Condemnation of Israeli Armed Attack on Gaza-Bound Freedom Flotilla: At Least 10 Dead, Hundreds Remain in Detention
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Global Condemnation of Israeli Armed Attack on Gaza-Bound Freedom Flotilla: At Least 10 Dead, Hundreds Remain in Detention 1.6.2010 Democracy Now!
Global Condemnation of Israeli Armed Attack on Gaza-Bound Freedom Flotilla: At Least 10 Dead, Hundreds Remain in Detention
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Israeli Human Rights Groups Demand Names and Location of Detained in Flotilla Attack 1.6.2010 AlterNet
The death toll from the Israeli attack on a flotilla bearing aid to Gaza has reached at least 10, according to most news organizations. However, little is known about passengers who have been detained. Adalah, the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel and Physicians for Human Rights-Israel have submitted a petition to the Supreme Court [...] ...
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Global Condemnation of Israeli Armed Attack on Gaza-Bound Freedom Flotilla: At Least 10 Dead, Hundreds Remain in Detention 1.6.2010 Democracy Now!
Global Condemnation of Israeli Armed Attack on Gaza-Bound Freedom Flotilla: At Least 10 Dead, Hundreds Remain in Detention
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Israeli Human Rights Groups Demand Names and Location of Detained in Flotilla Attack 1.6.2010 AlterNet
The death toll from the Israeli attack on a flotilla bearing supplies to Gaza has reached about 15, according to most news outlets. However, little is known about passengers who have been detained. Adalah, the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel and Physicians for Human Rights-Israel have submitted a petition to the Supreme Court of [...] ...
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Noam Chomsky: "The Center Cannot Hold: Rekindling the Radical Imagination" 31.5.2010 Democracy Now!
On this Memorial Day special, we spend the hour with the world-renowned political dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky, professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, author of over a hundred books. He spoke recently here in New York addressing more than a thousand people at the Left Forum. He began by discussing the case of Joseph Andrew Stack, who crashed his small plane into an office building in Austin, Texas, hitting an IRS office, committing suicide. [includes rush transcript]
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Noam Chomsky: "The Center Cannot Hold: Rekindling the Radical Imagination" 31.5.2010 Democracy Now!
On this Memorial Day special, we spend the hour with the world-renowned political dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky, professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, author of over a hundred books. He spoke recently here in New York addressing more than a thousand people at the Left Forum. He began by discussing the case of Joseph Andrew Stack, who crashed his small plane into an office building in Austin, Texas, hitting an IRS office, committing suicide. [includes rush transcript]
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Israeli Commandos Kill Gaza Aid Volunteers 31.5.2010 Truthout.com

The Port of Gaza was so beautiful yesterday morning. The quay, constructed from concrete columns broken up in segments, laid in piles in a huge "L" leading out into the Mediterranean, was abuzz. So was the shore. Large fishing boats boarded passengers and moved out to sea. Big, colorful bunches of balloons burst up in the air.

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Noam Chomsky: "The Center Cannot Hold: Rekindling the Radical Imagination" 31.5.2010 Democracy Now!
On this Memorial Day special, we spend the hour with the world-renowned political dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky, professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, author of over a hundred books. He spoke recently here in New York addressing more than a thousand people at the Left Forum. He began by discussing the case of Joseph Andrew Stack who crashed his small plane into an office building in Austin, Texas, hitting an IRS office, committing suicide. [includes rush transcript]
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Why Misogynists Make Great Informants 30.5.2010 Truthout.com

In January 2009, activists in Austin, Texas, learned that one of their own, a white activist named Brandon Darby, had infiltrated groups protesting the Republican National Convention (RNC) as an FBI informant. Darby later admitted to wearing recording devices at planning meetings and during the convention.

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Nevada GOP Senate Hopeful Features Prisoner Massages, Mani-Pedis In Attack Ad (VIDEO) 29.5.2010 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Over in Nevada, GOP U.S. Senate favorite Sue Lowden is sick and tired of everyone always talking about the chickens she thought they could barter...
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Peru Frees US 'Rebel' Lori Berenson After 15 Years 28.5.2010 CommonDreams.org Headlines

Lori Berenson, an American citizen who has served 15 years in a Peruvian prison for aiding leftist rebels, has been freed on parole.

Ms Berenson, 40, was arrested in 1995 for her alleged role in a plot to attack the Peruvian Congress.

A military court found her guilty of collaborating with the left-wing Tupac Amaru rebel group and sentenced her to life imprisonment, later reduced to 20 years in prison.

She has always denied the charges.

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