News for 2011-02-10

Thursday, February 10, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] Social Forum Calls for a World Without Borders
Europe remains an attractive goal for emigrants from Senegal despite efforts to seal its borders to people from outside the industrialised world. But non-governmental groups and leftwing politicians have warned at a panel discussion at the World Social Forum in Dakar that a strict policy will not...
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Chamber’s Lobbyists Hired Hackers To Sabotage Unions, Smear Chamber’s Political Opponents
ThinkProgress has learned that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the big business trade association representing ExxonMobil, AIG, and other major international corporations, is working with set of “private security” companies and lobbying firms to undermine their political opponents, including...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Mubarak Refuses to Stand Down, Crowds Erupt in Fury
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[field_image_caption-raw] Egypt's Pro-Democracy Demands Remain: 'Entire Regime Out! Civilian Rule!'
CAIRO - Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak looked likely to step down on Thursday after the military high command took control of a nation gripped by more than two weeks of unprecedented protests in what some said was a military coup. Egypt's military, issuing what it called "Communique No.1,"...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Reports: Hosni Mubarak 'May Step Down'
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[field_image_caption-raw] GOP Leaders Propose Billions in Cuts to Obama's Budget Request
House Republicans sketched their vision for a smaller federal government Wednesday, proposing sharp spending cuts that would wipe out family planning programs, take 4,500 cops off the street and slice 10 percent from a food program that aids pregnant women and their babies.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Protesters Gain Ground. But Have the Western Powers Forsaken Them?
CAIRO - Hundreds of pro-democracy demonstrators were occupying the street outside parliament and the Cabinet Office yesterday after spilling out of Cairo’s Tahrir Square as the 16-day-old protest expanded across the country. With thousands of workers responding to their calls for strikes - and poor...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Boy Suicide Bomber Kills 31 at Pakistan Army
MARDAN, Pakistan - A 12-year-old boy in a school uniform blew himself up at a Pakistani army recruitment center Thursday, killing 31 cadets, officials said, in an attack that challenges government assertions that it has weakened militants. The army has carried out a series of offensives against the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Prison Term Cut for bin Laden Cook
The former cook of al-Qaeda's Osama bin Laden has had his Guantanamo prison sentence reduced to two years from 14, under a plea agreement that remains secret. The US military said Ibrahim al-Qosi's sentence had been reduced on Wednesday, contingent on his adherence to agreed upon terms. Those terms...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Olbermann Gets Prime-Time Show on Current TV
When former MSNBC commentator Keith Olbermann starts a new prime-time show at Current TV in San Francisco this spring, he will bring the 5-year-old network two things it has never had much of: viewers and buzz.
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[field_image_caption-raw] The New Scramble for Africa
DAKAR – Some are calling it the second scramble for Africa – the growing appetite of external interests in securing huge tracts of land in Africa, displacing the small-scale farmers who form the backbone of the continent’s own food security. The issue has been one of the main talking points at this...
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[title] Noam Chomsky: How Climate Change Became a 'Liberal Hoax'
In this sixth video in the series “ Peak Oil and a Changing Climate ” from The Nation and On The Earth Productions, linguist, philosopher and political activist Noam Chomsky talks about the Chamber of Commerce, the American Petroleum Institute and other business lobbies enthusiastically carrying...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Egypt's Army 'Involved in Detentions and Torture'
The Egyptian military has secretly detained hundreds and possibly thousands of suspected government opponents since mass protests against President Hosni Mubarak began, and at least some of these detainees have been tortured, according to testimony gathered by the Guardian.
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