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Headlines for June 7, 2011 7.6.2011 Democracy Now!
Headlines for June 7, 2011
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One in Four US Hackers 'is an FBI Informer' 6.6.2011 CommonDreams.org Headlines
The underground world of computer hackers has been so thoroughly infiltrated in the US by the FBI and secret service that it is now riddled with paranoia and mistrust, with an estimated one in four hackers secretly informing on their peers, a Guardian investigation has established. ...
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Bennett L. Gershman: Ashcroft Perverted Federal Law, and the Supreme Court Blinked 4.6.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
It is disappointing that the more liberal Supreme Court justices did not take the opportunity to express some outrage at John Ashcroft's cynical manipulation of federal law.
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Assisted Suicide Advocate Jack Kevorkian Dies At Age 83 3.6.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
DETROIT -- Assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian died in a Detroit area hospital following a short illness at the age of 83, according to a...
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Watch: Rand Paul Calls For Prison For Radical Speech Attendees 2.6.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
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"A Country of Dark Corners": Freed Journalist Dorothy Parvaz on Her Syrian Detention and the Assad Regime Crackdown 2.6.2011 Democracy Now!
Al Jazeera correspondent Dorothy Parvaz disappeared for 19 days when she flew to Damascus to cover the uprising there at the end of April. Parvaz was jailed in a Syrian prison, where she underwent interrogation and witnessed the abuse of pro-democracy protesters. She was ultimately deported to Iran, where she was detained again and then finally released. We speak with Parvaz about her ordeal and the unfolding human rights crisis in Syria.
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Elisabeth Braw: Donald Rumsfeld: Being Waterboarded Is Better Than Being Killed by a Drone 2.6.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
"Three prisoners have been waterboarded but not at Guantanamo and not by the Department of Defense. They were waterboarded with the authority of President Bush and the approval of the Department of Justice."
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Syria: Crimes Against Humanity in Daraa 1.6.2011 Commondreams.org Newswire

Systematic killings and torture by Syrian security forces in the city of Daraa since protests began there on March 18, 2011, strongly suggest that these qualify as crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

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Legal Team for Abu Ghraib Victims: U.S. Ignores Torture in Supreme Court Brief 31.5.2011 Commondreams.org Newswire

The Obama Administration struck a blow to the protection of fundamental human rights by recommending that the U.S. Supreme Court not hear the case of 250 civilians allegedly tortured and seriously harmed by corporate contractors at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison, according to the detainees’ legal team.

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For Sale: The Desperate States of America 31.5.2011 Commondreams.org Views
Rania Khalek

While we have been frantically playing defense against relentless assaults on multiple fronts, from anti-union legislation to draconian anti-choice laws to the attempted privatization of Medicare, the selling off of public assets to the private sector has received little attention.

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What’s Up With Obama, Torture, and Secrecy? 28.5.2011 AlterNet
Recently, the New York Times published an editorial critical of the Supreme Court for failing to hear cases on kidnap and torture by the US government. And of the Obama Administration. It raised important questions—and prompted more in a reader’s mind: Extraordinary rendition — the abduction of foreigners, often innocent ones, by American agents who [...] Related Stories ...
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Inside 30 Years Of California's Disastrous Punitive Prison Legislation 28.5.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
NEW YORK -- Since 1977, California’s prison system, one of the most punitive in the country, has been built on the belief that a man...
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World Refugee Day: rally to end mandatory detention 25.5.2011 Green Left Weekly issue #780
The Labor government has continued the anti-refugee policies of the Howard era, and the need for a public presence on the streets is as great now as it was then: Asylum seekers still face mandatory detention for fleeing persecution - almost 7000 people are currently locked up; Labor claimed it would process most people within 90 days, yet the average period of imprisonment exceeds 200 days; the government’s promised to get children out of detention by June this year, yet 1000 children are still locked up; the recent proposal to deport 800 asylum seekers to Malaysia will condemn refugees to eve Event date: Sun, 19/06/2011 - 1:00pm 3:40pm Email: Website: Phone: Nick (0435 533 027) read ...
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Headlines for May 25, 2011 25.5.2011 Democracy Now!
Mubarak to Face Trial in Egypt for Protester Deaths, NATO Continues Strikes on Tripoli; U.S. Bolsters Rebel Ties, Congress Applauds Netanyahu for Rejecting 1967 Borders, Tornado Toll Hits 123 in Missouri, U.K. Peace Activists Protest Obama Visit, 21 Die in Yemen Clashes, Groups: Over 1,100 Killed in Syria Crackdown, Muhammad Ali Calls for Hikers' Release in Iran, U.S. Sanctions Oil Firms for Iran Dealings, Japan Urged to Widen Evacuation Zone, Reporter Subpoenaed for Whistleblower Trial of CIA Officer, Study: Lawmakers Outperform on Stock Investments, Democrat Scores Upset Victory in N.Y. Congressional Race
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Richard Geldard: The Truth About Torture 25.5.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
In the dust-up following the death of bin Laden, a too-soon forgotten issue came alive again when Bush-era pols surfaced to claim that the "enhanced interrogation" (read torture) of detainees gave us crucial intelligence.
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Anthony Barkow: Every Child Deserves a Second Chance 25.5.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
As a society we can no longer afford to declare youth worthless and sentence them to die in prison without giving them an opportunity to have their sentence reviewed.
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Supreme Court Prison Ruling Could Lead To Policy Overhaul 25.5.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
ATLANTA -- The U.S. Supreme Court decision that ordered California to drastically reduce its prison population to relieve severe overcrowding could encourage some states with...
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US Embassy Cables: Obama May Have 'Prejudiced' Bradley Manning Trial 25.5.2011 CommonDreams.org Headlines
US president Barack Obama may have prejudiced the trial of US army private Bradley Manning who is charged with leaking classified US documents to WikiLeaks , by saying at a fundraiser that Manning "broke the law", a leading British MP has warned. read ...
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Headlines for May 24, 2011 24.5.2011 Democracy Now!
Supreme Court Orders California to Reduce Prison Population, Tornado Death Toll in Missouri Hits 116, NATO Hits Tripoli with Heaviest Bombing to Date, Libya Campaign Could Violate War Powers Law, Owner of Japanese Nuclear Plant Confirms Additional Meltdowns, Netanyahu Protested at AIPAC Speech, European Union Sanctions Assad over Crackdown, 6 Killed in Yemen Clashes, Obama Praises Irish Peace Process, Chile Begins Exhumation of Allende's Body, Sudanese Troops Seize Disputed Region, Saudi Woman Arrested for Defying Driving Ban, Supreme Court Rejects Gitmo Appeal over Torture
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Headlines for May 24, 2011 24.5.2011 Democracy Now!
Supreme Court Orders California to Reduce Prison Population, Tornado Death Toll in Missouri Hits 116, NATO Hits Tripoli With Heaviest Bombing to Date, Libya Campaign Could Violate War Powers Law, Owner of Japanese Nuclear Plant Confirms Additional Meltdowns, Netanyahu Protested at AIPAC Speech, European Union Sanctions Assad Over Crackdown, 6 Killed in Yemen Clashes, Obama Praises Irish Peace Process, Chile Begins Exhumation of Allende's Body, Sudanese Troops Seize Disputed Region, Saudi Woman Arrested for Defying Driving Ban, Supreme Court Rejects Gitmo Appeal Over Torture
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