News for 2010-09-26

Sunday, September 26, 2010
Pentagon Destroys Thousands of Copies of Army Officer's Memoir
WASHINGTON -- The Department of Defense recently purchased and destroyed thousands of copies of an Army Reserve officer's memoir in an effort to safeguard state secrets, a spokeswoman said Saturday.
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Jewish Activists Set Sail for Gaza from Cyprus
FAMAGUSTA, Cyprus -- A boat carrying Jewish activists from Israel, Germany, the U.S. and Britain set sail on Sunday for Gaza, hoping to breach Israel's naval blockade there. Richard Kuper, an organizer with the British group Jews for Justice for Palestinians, said one goal is to show that not all...
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The Former Guerrilla Set to be the World's Most Powerful Woman
The world's most powerful woman will start coming into her own next weekend. Stocky and forceful at 63, this former leader of the resistance to a Western-backed military dictatorship (which tortured her) is preparing to take her place as President of Brazil. As head of state, president Dilma...
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Anti-War Activists Targeted by FBI Speak Out
CHICAGO -- Two anti-war activists said Saturday that a 12-hour search of their Chicago home by the FBI was an attempt to intimidate them and silence the peace movement. Joe Iosbaker and his wife, Stephanie Weiner, said the government targeted them because they've been outspoken against the wars in...
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White House Defends Targeted Killing Program
The Obama administration was preparing a request on Friday to block a lawsuit over the scope of its targeted killing program for suspected terrorists, in a case that challenges the government's powers in its war on terror. U.S. officials say national security is threatened by Yemeni-American...
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Call for 'Gaza Style' Inquiry on Afghan Deaths
A United Nations investigation into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan should be launched to identify and prosecute individuals responsible, says a former top-ranking UN official on extrajudicial killings. Philip Alston called for the UN Human Rights Council to investigate the "conduct of the war"...
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