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  • Hundreds gather at counter-recruiting conference

    November 04, 2005

    BERKELEY, Calif. — As the number of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq neared the 2,000 mark, nearly 500 university and high school students, military resisters, veterans and peace activists gathered on the UC Berkeley campus Oct. 22-23 for “On the Frontlines: Options for Youth in Times of War.” While most participants were from California, some came from as far away as New York state. The conference, co-sponsored by Military Out...

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  • Mounting uproar over secret CIA prisons and torture

    November 11, 2005

    News Analysis Shakespeare’s line, “When troubles come, they come not as single spies, but in battalions,” may well apply to the Bush administration. On top of Iraq and New Orleans and the debacle of Harriet Miers, comes what could be a huge international scandal affecting the United States and its relationship with allies in Eastern Europe and elsewhere. Dana Priest of the Washington Post reported Nov. 2 that the Central...

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  • Houstonians demand: Clean the House - Dump DeLay!

    December 10, 2005

    HOUSTON — Over 300 activists gathered on Dec. 5 to give Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Sugar Land) and Vice President Dick Cheney a warm welcome here by shouting, “Clean the House — Dump DeLay” during rush-hour traffic. The protesters gathered in the front of the Galleria shopping center where DeLay was holding a fund raiser in the Westin Hotel. The Galleria shopping center is one of the most up-scale shopping centers...

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  • News censorship exposed again

    January 13, 2006

    Censored 2006: The Top 25 Censored Stories By Peter Phillips and Project Censored Seven Stories Press, 2005 Softcover, 432 pp., $18.95 Corporate concentration in the news media continues to take a toll. Trivialization of news that blurs the distinction between news and entertainment and under-reporting of serious issues are the trends. “Censored 2006: The Top 25 Censored Stories” is Project Censored’s examination of the crucial stories that the corporate-owned media...

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  • Censored 2009: Top 25 most censored stories

    January 08, 2009By Tim Pelzer

    According to a study undertaken by the British polling group Opinion Research Business, American military actions since 2003 have led to the death of one million Iraqi people, rivaling mass killings in Rwanda in 1994 and Cambodia in the 70s under Pol Pot. In addition, 2.5 million Iraqis have fled the country to escape the violence and 10,000 depart the country every month.

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  • Cuba fends off U.S. attacks on human rights

    May 13, 2005By W. T. Whitney Jr.

    WASHINGTON — A crowd at the Cuban Interest Section here applauded warmly March 29 as Ambassador Dagoberto Rodriguez Berrera assailed Bush administration hypocrisy on “human rights” in Cuba. Cuba, he said, will never bow to U.S. diktat.

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  • Russia demands U.N. investigate Nord Stream pipeline sabotage; U.S. calls request a 'distraction'

    February 23, 2023By Roger McKenzie

    Allegations are swirling that the U.S., with the help of Norway, blew up the pipelines last fall in order to cut off Russian energy sales to Europe.

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  • CIA tape trashing suggests a cover-up

    January 11, 2008

    A new firestorm is raging over the Bush administration’s use of torture in its “war on terror,” ignited by CIA Director Michael Hayden’s admission that the spy agency destroyed videotapes of its interrogation of two detainees. Hayden claimed the videotapes were destroyed in 2005 to protect the identity of CIA agents who conducted the interrogations of suspected Al-Qaeda operatives Abu Zubaida and Abd Al-Rahim Al-Nashiri in 2002. Sen. Edward Kennedy...

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  • International notes

    July 16, 2004

    Colombia: Cheaper to shoot unionists than to negotiate A new report by the London-based International Commission for Labor Rights (ICLR) concludes that in Colombia it’s quicker, cheaper and less risky for employers to kill trade unionists involved in an employment dispute than it is to use legal procedures to resolve their differences, reports Mary Engqvist of ANNCOL, a Colombian news service. According to the ICLR, over three-quarters of the world’s...

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  • Rumsfeld sued for allowing torture

    May 13, 2005

    WASHINGTON — Defenders of human rights have hailed as long overdue a lawsuit holding Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld responsible for the torture of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan. Filed March 1 in an Illinois federal court by the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights First, the lawsuit charges that Rumsfeld violated the U.S. Constitution and international laws prohibiting torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of prisoners. Rumsfeld knew...

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