News for 2010-06-01

Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Glenn Greenwald: Israel Out of Legal, Moral Bounds
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Reporting Israeli Assault Through Israel's Eyes
On May 31, the Israeli military attacked a flotilla of boats full of civilians attempting to deliver humanitarian supplies to the Gaza Strip. Reports indicate that at least nine and as many as 16 of the activists on board were killed, though details remain sketchy due to Israel's censorious...
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Storm Warning for Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Clean-Up
The thousands of oil and ocean specialists working to contain the Deepwater Horizon disaster have a new potential problem to contend with: the official opening yesterday of the Gulf of Mexico hurricane season. In keeping with the unfolding nature of the crisis, where bad news has been compounded by...
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BP Faces FBI Probe over Oil Spill
BP’s future as a global concern was at stake tonight after the US Attorney General, announced that he was launching a criminal and a civil investigation into the Louisiana oil spill. As Eric Holder made his announcement, the British company’s chief executive fought to halt a headlong slide in its...
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Supreme Court: Suspects Must Verbally Insist on Silence
WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court on Tuesday enhanced prosecutors' ability to assert that a suspect waived his right to remain silent even when he did not say so. The decision in a murder case from Michigan broke along ideological lines, with Justice Anthony Kennedy writing the opinion joined by...
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Wars’ Living Victims Honor the Dead, Push for Peace
Three-year-old Maram Ahmed darted among the 88 pairs of black boots arranged within a circle, toes all pointing to the waterfront. Each pair had a white label bearing the name of a Massachusetts victim of the Afghan or Iraqi wars.
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Naomi Klein: Israel's Carnage At Sea: Shouts Are Not Enough
Around the world, there are protests and vigils against Israel's shocking attack on humanitarian boats headed for Gaza. I attended one in Toronto and delivered this speech :
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Israel's Gaza PR Offensive
While boats battle to get through the siege of Gaza, Gazans can eat out in fancy restaurants and have no need of aid. That's what Israel has been telling journalists, at least. Sherine Tadros picks apart the media campaign.
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Israelis Opened Fire Before Boarding Gaza Flotilla, say Released Activists
Survivors of the Israeli assault on a flotilla carrying relief supplies to Gaza returned to Greece and Turkey today, giving the first eyewitness accounts of the raid in which at least 10 people died. Arriving at Istanbul's Ataturk airport with her one-year-old baby, Turkish activist Nilufer Cetin...
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BP Clashes with Scientists over Deep Sea Oil Pollution
BP has challenged widespread scientific claims that vast plumes of oil are spreading underwater from its blown-out rig in the Gulf of Mexico. The denial comes as the oil giant prepares for a new operation to put an end to the worst oil spill in US history - which could see the leak get worse before...
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Afghanistan Head of al-Qaida 'Killed in Pakistan Drone Strike'
Pakistani and US security officials say they believe the head of al-Qaida in Afghanistan has been killed in a drone strike in Pakistan 's tribal area.
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Israel Isolated as World Demands Probe, End to Gaza Blockade
The UN Security Council has condemned acts leading to the deaths of civilians during Monday's Israeli attack on a humanitarian aid convoy that was headed to the Gaza Strip. In a formal statement adopted after more than 10 hours of closed-door negotiations, the council requested the immediate...
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US Drone Strikes Draw Int'l Scrutiny
NEW YORK - On the heels of reports that the Barack Obama administration altered a new manual on military commission rules to accommodate an illegal drone programme, a senior United Nations official is expected to call on the U.S. this week to stop Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) drone strikes...
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