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Headlines for March 7, 2013 7.3.2013 Democracy Now!
Venezuelans Mourn Chávez; Guard Recounts Last Words, Sen. Rand Paul Ends 12-Hour Brennan Filibuster over Drones, Holder: Obama to Answer Soon on Assassination Program, Holder Defends Prosecution of Internet Freedom Activist Aaron Swartz, Arkansas Approves Nation's Harshest Abortion Ban, Federal Judge Strikes Down Idaho's 20-Week Abortion Ban, House Passes Temporary Budget to Avoid Federal Shutdown, Syria Rebels Capture U.N. Peacekeepers, UNICEF: Israel Abusing Detained Palestinian Children, Report: U.S. Colonel Ignored Torture of Iraqi Militias Under His Watch, NY State Assembly Advances Fracking Ban, Mother Jones Wins Izzy Award for Special Achievement in Independent Media
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Operation Condor Trial Tackles Coordinated Campaign By Latin American Dictatorships To Kill Leftists 7.3.2013 Democracy Now!
A historic trial underway in Argentina is set to reveal new details about how Latin American countries coordinated with each other in the 1970s and ‘80s to eliminate political dissidents. The campaign known as "Operation Condor" involved military dictatorships in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. They worked together to track down, kidnap and kill people they labeled as terrorists: leftist activists, labor organizers, students, priests, journalists, guerilla fighters and their families. The campaign was launched by the Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, and evidence shows the CIA and former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger were complicit from its outset. We're joined by John Dinges, author of "The Condor Years: How Pinochet and his Allies Brought Terrorism to Three Continents." The book brings together interviews and declassified intelligence records to reconstruct the once-secret events. [Transcript to come. Check back soon.]
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The Girl: Abbie Cornish Stars in Film About Tragic Smuggling of Immigrants Across US-Mexico Border 7.3.2013 Democracy Now!
The Girl: Abbie Cornish Stars in Film About Tragic Smuggling of Immigrants Across US-Mexico Border
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Anthony Gregory: Obama's Persecution of Bradley Manning 6.3.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Many struggle to reconcile their genuine commitments to human rights with their admiration for the president. But here no reconciliation is possible.
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Headlines for March 6, 2013 6.3.2013 Democracy Now!
Venezuela Declares Week of Mourning for Hugo Chávez , Senate Panel Advances Brennan Nomination for CIA, Rand Paul: Obama Admin Response on Drones "More Than Frightening", U.N. Rapporteur Demands Senate Findings on Bush-Era Torture, U.N.: Syrian Refugees Surpass 1 Million, Kerry: U.S. Involved in Talks on Arming Rebels, U.S. Tables New North Korea Sanctions at U.N. Security Council, Dow Hits Record High Amidst "Golden Age for Corporate Profits", Protesters Challenge Texas Rejection of Medicaid Expansion, Landmark "Operation Condor" Trial Opens in Argentina, Jeremy Scahill Wins $150,000 Windham Campbell Award for Writing
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Hugo Chávez Dead: Transformed Venezuela & Survived U.S.-Backed Coup, Now Leaves Uncertainty Behind 6.3.2013 Democracy Now!
With the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez after a two-year fight with cancer, we host a roundtable discussion on a revolutionary leader whose democratic-socialist policies not only transformed his country, but helped steer the entire Latin American region away from U.S.-backed neoliberalism. We're joined by five guests: Miguel Tinker Salas, Pomona College professor and author of two books on Venezuela; Venezuelan-American attorney Eva Golinger, a friend and adviser to Chávez; New York University professor and author Greg Grandin; Gregory Wilpert, founder of Venezuelanalysis.com; and Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, a Washington-based policy forum on Western Hemisphere affairs. We spend the hour on the life of Chávez, his legacy, and what may come next in Venezuela. [includes rush transcript - partial. More to come. Check back soon.]
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David Macaray: Prison as a Cottage Industry 6.3.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
If we are NOT the "most evil" country in the world -- i.e., the country with the greatest number of evil people residing in it -- then we're doing something terribly wrong when it comes to jurisprudence, because we have the greatest number (1.6 million) of incarcerated people.
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Shadow Lives: How the War on Terror in England Became a War on Women and Children 5.3.2013 Commondreams.org Views
Victoria Brittain

Once, as a reporter, I covered wars, conflicts, civil wars, and even a genocide in places like Vietnam, Angola, Eritrea, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, keeping away from official briefings and listening to the people who were living the war.  In the years since the Bush administration launched its Global War on Terror, I’ve done the same thing without ever leaving home.

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Headlines for March 5, 2013 5.3.2013 Democracy Now!
Venezuela: Chávez Has "Severe" New Breathing Infection, Biden, Netanyahu Threaten Military Action on Iran at AIPAC Conference, Biden Avoids Mention of Settlement-Building as Protesters Stage "Occupy AIPAC", Kerry: U.S. Aid to Syrian Rebels Won't Be Misused, Syrian Rebels Capture Raqqa; 40 Soldiers Killed in Iraq Ambush, Obama Confirms Picks for EPA, Energy Dept., White House Budget Nominee Heads Walmart Foundation, Attorneys: Gitmo Prisoners on 3-Week Hunger Strike, Appeals Court: Anti-Day Labor Provision of Arizona's SB 1070 Unconstitutional, U.S., China Agree on U.N. Rebuke of North Korean Nuke Test, Arkansas Gov. Vetoes 12-Week Abortion Ban, Openly Gay Mayoral Candidate Brutally Killed in Mississippi, Grassroots Newscast FSRN Issues Urgent Appeal over Threat of Closure
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Glenn Greenwald on Bradley Manning: Prosecutor Overreach Could Turn All Whistleblowing into Treason 5.3.2013 Democracy Now!
Glenn Greenwald on Bradley Manning: Prosecutor Overreach Could Turn All Whistleblowing into Treason
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New Funding Group Calls for 100 More WikiLeaks to Offset Unprecedented Gov’t Secrecy 5.3.2013 Democracy Now!
WikiLeaks is set to receive major new financial support this week from a new group that funds independent journalism organizations dedicated to transparency and accountability in government. This comes as Mastercard, Visa and PayPal continue to refuse to process payments for WikiLeaks, making it difficult to send donations. “We don't just need one WikiLeaks, we need 10 or 100. We have a situation in this country where government secrecy is at an all-time high,” says Freedom of the Press Foundation Co-founder and Executive Director Trevor Timm. We are also joined by Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald, who is a member of the foundation’s board. [Transcript to come. Check back soon.]
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Importing the War on Terror: Glenn Greenwald & Activist Trevor Timm on Domestic Drone Surveillance 5.3.2013 Democracy Now!
Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald and Trevor Timm of the Electronic Frontier Foundation join us to discuss domestic surveillance drones and the secrecy surrounding military drones around the world. “I think the importation of the war on terror and its tactics generally to the U.S. is probably the most significant development in the world of civil liberties,” says Greenwald. Timm is also the co-manager of the @Drones Twitter account. As a result of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, drones use in the United States is expected to expand rapidly in the next few years, an issue that is being closely watched by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. [Transcript to come. Check back soon.]
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White House Denounces Cell Phone Unlocking Ban Hours After Petition Backer Appears on Democracy Now! 5.3.2013 Democracy Now!
White House Denounces Cell Phone Unlocking Ban Hours After Petition Backer Appears on Democracy Now!
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Sharing the Internet: New “Commotion Wireless” Technology Lets Communities Create Free Webs of Access 5.3.2013 Democracy Now!
About two years ago, news reports described the State Department-funded project of Sascha Meinrath as a way for overseas dissidents to overcome repressive regimes that try to censor them by shutting down the internet. This week a variation on the software he helped design will launch here in the United States. It is called Commotion Wireless. You can download the program on your cellphone or laptop computer in order to create what is called a "mesh" network that allows you to share Internet access with other devices on the network. “It challenges this business model that everyone has to buy their own Internet connection, and it really puts forth this notion of, ‘Why don't we share resources?’ We can share them across our neighbors, we can share them within our offices, we can share them across entire cities,” says Meinrath, director of the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute. [Transcript to come. Check back soon.]
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Murdered Mayoral Candidate's Family Convinced Death Was A Hate Crime 5.3.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
By Emily Le Coz The (Jackson, Miss.) Clarion-Ledger JACKSON, Miss. -- The family of Marco McMillian, the Clarksdale mayoral candidate found brutally murdered last week,...
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'Time for a Reckoning': UN Investigator says US/UK Must Account for Torture, Human Rights Violation 5.3.2013 CommonDreams.org Headlines

If the US and UK governments truly want to rebuke the role that kidnapping, torture and prolonged detention without trial played—and in some cases continues to play—in their declared "war against terrorism" than they must go beyond words and release the still disclosed internal reports that document such abuses.

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Guantanamo Prisoners Have Been on Hunger Strike for Three Weeks, Lawyers Announce 5.3.2013 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Prisoners at Guantanamo Bay"s Camp 6 have been on hunger strike for roughly three weeks in protest of their treatment by guards and military officials there, the prisoners' lawyers announced Monday. The prisoners' lawyers from the Center for Constitutional Rights and habeas counsel sent a letter to military officials at Guantanamo requesting they take immediate action to improve the situation. read ...
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Attorneys Demand Guantánamo Officials Address Hunger Strike at Camp 6 5.3.2013 Commondreams.org Newswire

In response to news from their attorneys that most of the men at Guantanamo have been on hunger strike for more than three weeks, the Center for Constitutional Rights and habeas counsel sent a letter to military officials at the prison camp requesting they take immediate measures to improve the situation and released the following statement:

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Headlines for March 4, 2013 4.3.2013 Democracy Now!
Obama Floats Entitlement Cuts After Sequester Kicks In, Military Prosecutors Seek Maximum Sentence for Bradley Manning, Environmentalists Decry State Dept. Environmental Review of Keystone XL, U.S. Apologizes For Strike That Killed 2 Children in Afghanistan, 45 Killed in Pakistan Bombing, Kerry Unveils $250 Million in U.S. Aid for Egypt, U.S. Sailors Sentenced for Rape in Japan, Landmark Treatment Cures Baby of HIV, Florida Farmworkers Launch March for Humane Conditions, Thousands Commemorate "Bloody Sundy" in Selma, Alabama
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"After Aaron": Late Activist's Campaign for Open Internet Continues at Freedom to Connect Conference 4.3.2013 Democracy Now!
"After Aaron": Late Activist's Campaign for Open Internet Continues at Freedom to Connect Conference
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