News for 2009-08-15

Saturday, August 15, 2009
US Withholds Information About Bagram Detainees
WASHINGTON - The U.S. government continues to withhold even the most basic information about prisoners in the Bagram detention facility in Afghanistan, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a New York-based legal rights organization. An April 2009 ACLU Freedom of Information Act (...
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Obama Says No to Nukes, Yes to Conventional Arms
UNITED NATIONS - U.S. President Barack Obama's pledge to take concrete steps towards "a world without nuclear weapons" has garnered overwhelming support from peace activists worldwide. But at the same time he has given no indication of any similar cutbacks on conventional arms sales - at least...
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Health Care Stirs Up Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, Customers Boycott Organic Grocery Store
Joshua has been taking the bus to his local Whole Foods in New York City every five days for the past two years. This week, he said he'll go elsewhere to fulfill his fresh vegetable and organic produce needs. "I will never shop there again," vowed Joshua, a 45-year-old blogger, who asked that his...
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[field_image_caption-raw] The Brutal Truth About America’s Healthcare
They came in their thousands, queuing through the night to secure one of the coveted wristbands offering entry into a strange parallel universe where medical care is a free and basic right and not an expensive luxury. Some of these Americans had walked miles simply to have their blood pressure...
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