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Nobel Economist Joseph Stiglitz: Assault on Social Spending, Pro-Rich Tax Cuts Turning U.S. Into Nation "Of the 1 Percent, by the 1 Percent, for the 1 Percent" 7.4.2011 Democracy Now!
This week Republicans unveiled a budget proposal for 2012 that cuts more than $5.8 trillion in government spending over the next decade. The plan calls for sweeping changes to Medicaid and Medicare, while reducing the top corporate and individual tax rates to 25 percent. We speak to Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, who addresses the growing class divide taking place in the United States and inequality in a new _Vanity Fair_ article titled, "Of the 1 percent, by the 1 percent, for the 1 percent." Stiglitz is a professor at Columbia University and author of numerous books, most recently _Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy._ "It is not just that the people at the top are getting richer, Stiglitz says. "Actually, they are gaining and everyone else is decreasing... Right now, we are worse than old Europe."
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Headlines for April 6, 2011 6.4.2011 Democracy Now!
Radioactive Water Leak Plugged at Fukushima Plant, Tokyo Electric Power Proposed New Nuclear Reactors at Fukushima After Disaster, Libyan Rebels Criticize NATO Mission, Ouattara Forces Enter Gbagbo Residence, ICC Prosecutor Calls for Ivory Coast War Crimes Probe, GOP Calls for $5.8T in Budget Cuts, Lower Taxes for Corporations and Top Earners, Wisconsin Holds Key Judicial Vote; GOP May Renew Anti-Union Legislation, U.S. Accused of Killing 6 Afghan Civilians, Saleh Forces Fire on Protesters; U.S. Calls for "Quick" Transition, Syrian Death Toll Rises to 173, Ecuador Expels U.S. Ambassador over WikiLeaks Cables, Petraeus in Rumored Bid to Head CIA, DNC Chair Taps Rep. Wasserman Shultz as New Chair, Supreme Court Stays Texas Execution, Texas Measure Would Force Schools to Promote Heterosexual Lifestyle, Study: African Americans Worse Off than in 2010, Budget Talks at Impasse as Shutdown Looms
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Freed from Captivity in Libya, Anthony Shadid of the New York Times Recounts Ordeal under Gaddafi's Forces 6.4.2011 Democracy Now!
Anthony Shadid is one of four _New York Times_ reporters who were captured in Libya last month by forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi. They were held for nearly a week, during which they were beaten and threatened before ultimately being set free. Just two weeks after their release, Shadid joins us for an extensive interview on his ordeal in Libya, the outlook of the conflict, and his thoughts on the rolling rebellions sweeping the Middle East and North Africa. A two-time Pulitzer winner, Shadid is the _New York Times_ Beirut bureau chief. [includes rush transcript]
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West Bank/Gaza: Stop Harassing Journalists 6.4.2011 Commondreams.org Newswire

Severe harassment by Palestinian Authority and Hamas security forces targeting Palestinian journalists in the West Bank and Gaza has had a pronounced chilling effect on freedom of expression, Human Rights Watch said today. In a new report, Human Rights Watch called on Palestinian authorities in the West Bank and Gaza to hold their security forces to account for systematic, severe abuses and urged foreign donors to the Palestinian Authority (PA) to condition aid to security forces on concrete accountability measures.

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Military Tribunal May Keep 9/11 Motives Hidden 6.4.2011 Commondreams.org Views
Ray McGovern

The Obama administration’s decision to use a military tribunal rather than a federal criminal court to try alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others means the real motives behind the 9/11 attacks may remain obscure.

The Likud Lobby and their allied U.S. legislators can chalk up a significant victory for substantially shrinking any opportunity for the accused planners of 9/11 to tell their side of the story.

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Freed from Captivity in Libya, Anthony Shadid of the New York Times Recounts Ordeal under Gaddafi's Forces 6.4.2011 Democracy Now!
Anthony Shadid is one of four _New York Times_ reporters who were captured in Libya last month by forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi. They were held for nearly a week, during which they were beaten and threatened before ultimately being set free. Just two weeks after their release, Shadid joins us for an extensive interview on his ordeal in Libya, the outlook of the conflict, and his thoughts on the rolling rebellions sweeping the Middle East and North Africa. A two-time Pulitzer winner, Shadid is the _New York Times_ Beirut bureau chief. [includes rush transcript]
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One Guantanamo Trial That Will Be Held in New York 6.4.2011 Commondreams.org Views
Amy Goodman

On the same day President Barack Obama formally launched his re-election campaign, his attorney general, Eric Holder, announced that key suspects in the 9/11 attacks would be tried not in federal court, but through controversial military commissions at Guantanamo. Holder blamed members of Congress, who he said “have intervened and imposed restrictions blocking the administration from bringing any Guantanamo detainees to trial in the United States.” Nevertheless, one Guantanamo case will be tried in New York.

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The use of psychology in torture at Guantanamo 6.4.2011 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
On the same day President Barack Obama formally launched his re-election campaign, his attorney general, Eric Holder, announced that key suspects in the 9/11 attacks would be tried not in federal court, but through controversial military commissions at Guantanamo. Holder blamed members of Congress, who he said "have intervened and imposed restrictions blocking the administration from bringing any Guantanamo detainees to trial in the United States." Nevertheless, one Guantanamo case will be tried in New York. No, not the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed or any of his alleged co-conspirators. read ...
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Headlines for April 5, 2011 5.4.2011 Democracy Now!
9/11 Suspects to be Tried Before Military Commission, GOP Proposes Sweeping Changes to Medicare & Medicaid, Ivory Coast: Opposition and U.N. Forces Close in on Presidential Palace, Libyan Americans Investigated by FBI, Libya Rebels Reject Prospect of Colonel Gaddafi’s Son Taking Power, Libya Rebels Prepare to Export Oil to Raise War Funds, Thousands Protest in Yemen, Two Die in State Crackdown, Israel President Peres Visits Washington amid Construction of Illegal Settlements, Juliano Mer-Khamis of the Jenin Freedom Theatre Murdered in West Bank, Michel Martelly Wins Haiti Presidential Election, Authorities Investigate Massive Private Information Breach, Wisconsin Residents Cast Votes in Contested State Supreme Court Race, Wisconsin Gov. Walker Criticized for Hiring Son of Campaign Backer, Labor Rallies Sweep Nation Marking Anniversary of Martin Luther King Assassination, Thousands March on Offices of Anti-Union Koch Industries
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States Use “Astonishing Lack of Care and Deliberation” to Choose New Lethal Injection Drugs for Death Row Executions 5.4.2011 Democracy Now!
States Use “Astonishing Lack of Care and Deliberation” to Choose New Lethal Injection Drugs for Death Row Executions
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Shattered Dreams: Obama's Failed Plan To Close Gitmo 5.4.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration has given up its bid to try professed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in civilian court, a bow to...
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Unsealed Indictment Against KSM Reveals Details About 9/11 Attacks 5.4.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
NEW YORK -- The details of the criminal charges against the self-professed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and four other defendants became moot for...
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Holder Announcement Abandoning Federal Trials for 9/11 Suspects Is Shameful Political Compromise, says amnesty international 5.4.2011 Commondreams.org Newswire

Tom Parker, policy director for Terrorism, Counterterrorism and Human Rights at Amnesty International USA, issued the following statement in response to the decision by the U.S. Department of Justice to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a military commission in Guantanamo Bay:

"The announcement today by Attorney General Eric Holder that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other alleged co-conspirators in the 9/11 attacks will face trial before a military commission rather than a federal court represents yet another shameful political compromise by the Obama administration.

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Obama Reverses Course: No Civilian Trials for 9/11 Plotters 5.4.2011 CommonDreams.org Headlines
In a sharp reversal of the Obama administration's policy on trying Sept. 11 suspects in U.S. courts, mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four co-conspirators will be tried in a military commission at Guantanamo Bay. Attorney General Eric Holder today placed the blame squarely on Congress for creating conditions where the Department of Justice cannot try them in a federal court, saying their decision would gravely impact U.S. national security and counterterrorism efforts. read ...
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Family Members of 9/11 Victims Express Profound Disappointment in Response to Announcement that Khalid Sheik Mohammed Will Be Tried on Guantanamo 5.4.2011 Commondreams.org Newswire

Responding to news reports that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, will be tried in a military commission at Guantanamo Bay, September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows released the following statement:

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Headlines for April 4, 2011 4.4.2011 Democracy Now!
Japan to Release 11,000 Tons of Radioactive Water into Ocean, 800 Killed in Ivory Coast Town amid Humanitarian Crisis, Protests Spread in Afghanistan Following Koran Burning, Seven U.N. Employees Killed, Dozens Killed in Pakistan Shrine Bombing, Yemen Security Forces Kill 12 as U.S. Shifts Position to Support Presidential Ouster, Libya: Gaddafi Regime May Be Seeking Exit from Military Conflict, Syria Security Forces Kill 15, Egyptian American Released from Captivity, BP Seeks to Resume Offshore Drilling Amid Manslaughter Investigation, Owners of Exploded Oil Rig Award Executives for Safety Achievements, National Unemployment Rate Falls as People Leave Labor Force, President Obama Launches Re-Election Campaign, Famous Chinese Dissident Artist Goes Missing, Human Rights Group Says Thousands Missing in Mexico Since 2006, Over 1,000 Labor Rallies Planned on Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination
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Professed 9/11 Mastermind To Face Military Tribunal 4.4.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON — Yielding to political opposition, the Obama administration has decided to refer avowed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four alleged henchmen to the...
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Prison Sexual Assault Reforms Won't Cover Immigrant Detention Centers 3.4.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON -- Time is running out for the public to weigh in on a proposed Department of Justice rule that would not include immigrant detention...
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Torture the New Black? How We've Come Accept Cruel Treatment for Anyone Perceived as an 'Enemy' 2.4.2011 AlterNet
How "enemy creep" is Guantanamo-izing America.
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