News for 2009-09-07

Monday, September 7, 2009
Swedish Charity: US Raided Afghan Hospital
A Swedish charity accused American troops Monday of storming through a hospital in central Afghanistan, breaking down doors and tying up staff in a search for militants. The U.S. military said it was investigating. The allegation that soldiers violated the neutrality of a medical facility follows...
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As Battlefields Shift, Old Warrior for Peace Pursues the Same Enemy
GREELEY, Colo. - It had been nearly 30 years since the Rev. Carl Kabat and a group of peace activists, including his fellow Catholic priests Daniel and Philip Berrigan, barged into a General Electric weapons plant outside Philadelphia. Known as the Plowshares Eight, they battered missile nose cones...
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Israel Authorizes 455 New Settlement Units
JERUSALEM - Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has authorized the construction of more than 450 new housing units in settlements in the occupied West Bank, his ministry said in a statement on Monday. "Defense Minister Ehud Barak has authorized the construction of 455 housing units in settlement...
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US Expands Sales of Arms: Report
WASHINGTON - The United States expanded its role as the worlds leading weapons supplier, increasing its share to more than two-thirds of all foreign armaments deals, The New York Times reported . Citing a new congressional study, the newspaper said the United States signed weapons agreements valued...
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Pace of Change Under Obama Frustrates Unions
WASHINGTON - For eight years under George W. Bush, union officials barely set foot inside the White House. But 10 days after President Obama took office, the nation's most powerful labor leaders mingled in the Blue Room, moments after the new president, a man they helped put there, signed a string...
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Caught in the Crossfire: The Forgotten Casualties of War in Afghanistan
The stooped and withdrawn 18-year-old breathed painfully as he relived the day last month when shrapnel from a missile ripped through his lung and bowels. It was 9am and he was out collecting fruit from his family's trees in a village so small it is not included on most maps of Helmand province.
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