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Meet The Woman Beating Back Secrecy In Bradley Manning's Trial 16.4.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
NEW YORK -- When ordinary members of the public want to read up on the case of Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army private who has...
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A 'New Wave' Of Venezuelan Immigrants 16.4.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
After disputed presidential elections in Venezuelan, Doral can expect a new wave of immigrants from the South American country who could increase the population by...
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Hungering for Justice at Guantanamo 16.4.2013 Commondreams.org Views
Rev. John Dear

On Saturday, U.S. military prison guards at Guanatanamo fired rubber bullets at prisoners to try and stop their ongoing hunger strike. The prison reaction only exacerbates the situation. Reports indicate that many of the 166 prisoners at Guantanamo have been on hunger strike since February 6th. (Although the U.S. military acknowledges 43, lawyers say the number is well above 100.) At least 13 are so thin and weak that they are being painfully force fed.

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Mark Sawyer: Beyonce and Jay Z Are Race Traitors for Going to Cuba !?!? 15.4.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Where does all the "Cuba is racist" talk come from? Why do we have white commentators accusing Jay Z and Beyonce of betraying their blackness on television?
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Headlines for April 15, 2013 15.4.2013 Democracy Now!
Chávez Successor Wins Venezuelan Election, Opposition Seeks Recount, Military Guards Fire on Guantánamo Hunger Strikers, Guantánamo Prisoner: "All of the Detainees are Suffering Deeply", Newtown Mother Delivers Obama's Weekly Address, Kerry Suggests Eased U.S. Stance on North Korea Talks, U.S. Pushes Japanese Involvement in TPP Talks, Former Texas Justice of the Peace Arrested for Prosecutor Slayings, North Dakota House Approves 20-Week Abortion Ban, Virginia Board of Health OKs New Limits on Abortion Clinics, EPA Delays Emissions Caps on New Plants, Russia, U.S. Impose Travel Bans in Widening Row, Florida Police Officer Fired for Using Trayvon Martin Image in Shooting Target, Tennessee Republican Withdraws Child Welfare Bill, GOP Lawmaker Behind North Korea Leak Seeks to Restore Missile Defense Cuts, Progressive, Conservative Groups Stage "K Street 5K" March Against Money in Politics
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Les Leopold: The Southern State Fast Becoming Ayn Rand's Vision of Paradise 15.4.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Tennessee starves what little government it has. It ranks dead last in per capita tax revenue. To fund its minimalist public sector, it makes sure that low income residents pay as much as possible through heavily regressive sales taxes.
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Rev. Richard L. Killmer: Guantanamo: An Open Moral Wound 13.4.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The human tragedy at Guantanamo grows. Many of its 166 detainees have joined a spreading hunger strike.
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Convicted School Shooter: 'Gun Control Won't Help' 12.4.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
This story first appeared in Bridge Magazine on April 11, 2013. CARSON CITY — Stephen Leith avoids newspapers, television and anything else that might tell...
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Headlines for April 12, 2013 12.4.2013 Democracy Now!
Headlines for April 12, 2013
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Gitmo Defense Lawyers Say Somebody Has Been Accessing Their Emails 12.4.2013 CommonDreams.org Headlines
The long-troubled military trials at Guantanamo Bay were hit by revelations earlier this year that a secret censor had the ability to cut off courtroom proceedings , and that there were listening devices disguised as smoke detectors in attorney-client meeting rooms. read ...
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As Guantánamo Hunger Strike Continues, Activists Rally Nationwide for “Day of Action to Close Guantánamo & End Indefinite Detention” 12.4.2013 Commondreams.org Newswire

As the hunger strike of men detained at the U.S. prison at Guantánamo began its third month, activists organized emergency rallies in over 26 cities and 19 states across the United States for a national “Day of Action to Close Guantánamo & End Indefinite Detention.” From New York City to San Francisco, Durham to Los Angeles, Witness Against Torture, Amnesty International, the Center for Constitutional Rights, World Can’t Wait, and other groups demanded the closure of Guantánamo.

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Headlines for April 11, 2013 11.4.2013 Democracy Now!
Tens of Thousands Rally for Humane Immigration Reform, Senate Immigration Plan Sets Cumbersome Border Requirements, Obama Budget Plan Endorses Social Security Cuts, Petition Opposing Chained CPI Draws 2.3 Million Signatures, Senate to Hold First Gun-Control Vote After Compromise on Background Checks, Michelle Obama Pushes Gun-Control Vote, Rhode Island Introduces Gun-Control Measure, Military Court Raises Burden for Manning Prosecutors; Internet, Phone Access Curbed, HRW: Over 4,300 Civilians Killed in Syrian Strikes, U.N. Warns of Funding Shortfall for Syrian Refugees, Hagel: North Korea "Skating Very Close to a Dangerous Line", Witness Ties Guatemalan President to Maya Killings in Montt Trial, Colombians Stage Nationwide March for Peace, Canadian Teen Commits Suicide over Alleged Rape, Bullying
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Why is Omar Khadr still in jail? 10.4.2013 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 In 2002, Omar Khadr was captured by the Americans in Afghanistan. He was 15 years old. Eleven years later, he's still in jail, and his sentence runs for seven more years. In 2002, Omar Khadr was captured by the Americans in Afghanistan. He was 15 years old. Eleven years later, he's still in jail, and his sentence runs for seven more years. Last year, the Conservative government was finally forced to repatriate Omar Khadr to Canada where he is now incarcerated in Millhaven maximum security penitentiary, without access to basic education and rehabilitation programmes. Now a new group in Vancouver, the Free Omar Khadr Committee, says it's time to release Khadr, provide for his rehabilitation and education and compensate him for violation of his rights. read ...
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Guantanamo Hunger Striker Attempted Suicide 10.4.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON -- A Guantanamo detainee who had been on a hunger strike for 43 days tried to kill himself in solitary confinement in March, his...
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5 Human Rights Disasters Beyoncé And Jay-Z Could've Visited Instead Of Cuba 9.4.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Opponents of the Castro government were quick to pounce on musical power couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z for visiting Cuba for an anniversary trip recently....
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Guantánamo Officials Release Names of Prisoners Tortured by Force Feeding 9.4.2013 CommonDreams.org Headlines
The US military at Guantánamo Bay prison has released information about hunger striking prisoners being force-fed, acknowledging that the military detention center is partaking in an activity considered by many as a form of torture. According to the Associated Press , last week the prison began to notify attorneys representing those prisoners who have been violently and coercively fed. read ...
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Dan Imhoff: Bag the Ag Gag Bills 8.4.2013 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
"Ag gag" laws have been put forth by the meat industry to criminalize the reporting of animal cruelty by anyone -- journalists, activists, or whistleblowers.
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Clinton Office Hostage Taker Arrested 8.4.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
CONCORD, N.H. — A man who took hostages at a Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential campaign office in 2007 has been caught less than 24 hours...
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Is The War On Drugs Nearing An End? 8.4.2013 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
NEW YORK -- For four decades, libertarians, civil rights activists and drug treatment experts have stood outside of the political mainstream in arguing that the...
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Headlines for April 8, 2013 8.4.2013 Democracy Now!
U.S. Strike Kills 11 Children in Afghanistan, 5 Americans Killed in Afghan Attacks, U.S. Delays Missile Test, Citing North Korea, Iran Claims "Good Progress" in Nuclear Talks, Federal Judge Strikes Down Age Limit on Morning-After Pill, U.S. Posts Net Gain of 88,000 Jobs in March, GOP Senator Welcomes Obama Social Security Cuts, Sanders Vows Opposition, Report: U.S. Killed Militant to Win Pakistani Approval of Drone War, Activists Protest Drone Warfare at Military Firms, Georgia High Schoolers Challenge Segregrated Prom, "Occupy the Department of Education" Convenes in D.C., Daniel McGowan Released After Arrest Under Outlawed Statute, Comedian Dick Gregory Launches Hunger Fast for Lynne Stewart, Documentary Filmmaker Les Blank Dies at 77, Former British PM Margaret Thatcher Dies at 87
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