News for 2011-03-01

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] West Edges Closer to Libya Military Action
The West is edging closer to military action against Muammar Gaddafi as the United States says air strikes will be needed to secure a no-fly zone over Libya, and regime forces tried to retake a key city. US and European leaders weighed the use of NATO air power to impose a no-fly zone, with the aim...
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Attorney General 'Not Sure' if Guantánamo Will Shut by 2013
"I don't know," Mr Holder told a House of Representatives appropriations subcommittee. "We will do all that we can." Mr Holder declined to offer any new details about plans on how the administration will prosecute terrorism suspects held at the Guantánamo Bay prison, but he said repeatedly that the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Sen. Boxer on PBS Cuts: 'Republicans Have a Vendetta Against Elmo'
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that House Republicans want to strip government funding of PBS because they have a "vendetta against Elmo."
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[field_image_caption-raw] Pete Seeger Officially Joins BDS Movement
American folk music legend Pete Seeger on Monday officially joined the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign - an international movement to pressure and sanction Israel through economic means. Seeger, 92, one of the fathers of American folk music, is a veteran political and peace activist. In...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Middle Class Revolution -- Warning to Fight Till the End
As American workers fight for their rights for over two weeks, RT's Anastasia Churkina looks at what led to the middle class uprising, and where it could end up taking the United States.
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[field_image_caption-raw] BP Fund Lawyer to Refuse 100,000 Gulf Spill Disaster Claims
Upwards of 100,000 claims arising from the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico may never be paid, the beleaguered administrator of the oil company's compensation fund has acknowledged. A defensive Ken Feinberg, under fire from the Obama administration, Gulf leaders and local business for the slow...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Body Bags Reveal Fate of Soldiers Who Refused to Fire on Their Own People
The bodies were in dark green shrouds lying on the concrete floor of the morgue, 10 prisoners shot and then set on fire as the security forces of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi unleashed a last round of vengeful violence before being forced to flee. The dead men are said to have been soldiers who had...
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[field_image_caption-raw] As Bloodshed Continues, UN Set to Adopt Report Praising Libya's Human Rights Record
UNITED NATIONS — The UN Human Rights Council is set to adopt a major report hailing Libya's human rights record — despite moving to suspend the Arab country's council membership amid an international outcry over attacks on civilians. The report shows countries applauding and commending Libya as...
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[field_image_caption-raw] This Is NOT What Democracy Looks Like: Silencing Dissent In Wisconsin
First Governor Scott Walker announced that he was attaching to a budget-repair bill a scheme to eliminate most collective bargaining rights for state, county and municipal employees in Wisconsin. In the same measure, he proposed to restructure state government so that he would be able to...
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Arab Uprising Bypasses Domestic Slaves
BEIRUT, Mar 1, 2011 (IPS) - The uprisings sweeping the Arab world have been provoked by long injustice, low income, police brutality, and lack of social security. While the world looks at this, the suffering of up to three million maids across the Arab world remains wrapped in silence. Victims of...
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[title] The Story of Citizens United v. FEC: Why Democracy Only Works When People Are in Charge
The Story of Citizens United v. FEC is being released to support the growing movement for a constitutional amendment. The Story of Stuff Project will hold over 500 house parties around the country for participants to learn more about the Supreme Court’s decision and to organize in support of a...
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