News for 2009-03-22

Sunday, March 22, 2009
Coming Soon: Declassified Bush-Era Torture Memos
Over objections from the U.S. intelligence community, the White House is moving to declassify-and publicly release-three internal memos that will lay out, for the first time, details of the "enhanced" interrogation techniques approved by the Bush administration for use against "high value" Qaeda...
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Obama Policies Fresh Air for Medical Marijuana Advocates
WASHINGTON - After California legalized medical marijuana, Charles Lynch opened his cannabis dispensary nearly two years ago in Morro Bay, getting a license from the city and joining the chamber of commerce. Even the mayor showed up for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. A year later, U.S. drug...
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World Bank: G20 Warned Unrest Will Sweep Globe
A wave of social and political unrest could sweep through the world's poorest countries if G20 leaders fail to come to their aid, the World Bank warns today, as new research says the credit crunch will cost developing countries $750bn (£520bn) in lost output and drive millions more into poverty...
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IDF Soldiers Ordered to Shoot at Gaza Rescuers, Note Says
GAZA STRIP - "Rules of Engagement: Open fire also upon rescue," was handwritten in Hebrew on a sheet of paper found in one of the Palestinian homes the Israel Defense Forces took over during Operation Cast Lead. A reservist officer who did not take part in the Gaza offensive believes that the note...
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Anti-Globalization Group Circulates Faked German Newspaper from 2010
What will the world be like a year from now? Left-wing activist group Attac publicized their ideas by printing realistic-looking copies of a prominent German newspaper -- dated May 1, 2010. Attac activists distributed 150,000 copies of their faked, eight-page version of the German weekly Die Zeit...
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