News for 2010-12-12

Sunday, December 12, 2010
[field_image_caption-raw] Obama Lashes Out Amid Calls to Free Assange
WASHINGTON - Barack Obama has made his strongest condemnation yet of WikiLeaks, as supporters of Julian Assange demonstrated for his release. In a call to the Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the US President ''expressed his regrets for the deplorable action by WikiLeaks'', the White...
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Worldwide Clamor for Worker Rights to Organize
From the prisons of Iran to the ports of California, the cry went out Friday—let workers organize. International Human Rights Day, observed on Dec. 10, increasingly is an occasion to recognize labor rights as a distinctive, critical part of human rights, as recognized in the Universal Declaration...
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Rabbis Say 'No Housing for Arabs'
Hundreds of Israeli rabbis have signed a religious edict forbidding Jews from renting or selling homes or land to Arabs and other non-Jews. The public letter instructs Jews to "ostracise" those who disobey the order, which is widely viewed as an attack on the country's Palestinian citizens. When...
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British Police Look to Water Cannons to "Deal With Protesters"
The Metropolitan police is considering its tactics after rioters attacked officers with metal poles, smashed windows and even vandalised a car carrying the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall during protests against rises in university fees. ''The Met Police obviously have to look at how they...
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