News for 2011-03-21

Monday, March 21, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] Is Muammar Gaddafi a Target? PM and Military Split Over War Aims
A breach within Britain's political and military leadership has opened up as David Cameron argued the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, may be a legitimate target while the Chief of the Defence Staff, Sir David Richards, said he was "absolutely not". The clash fed a growing concern on the third day...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Haitians Go to Polls Amid Violence and Ballot Station Chaos
Haitians went to the polls yesterday to elect a new president amid the ruins of an earthquake that has left 800,000 people homeless, fears of a cholera outbreak and reports of campaign violence and ballot station chaos. Early indications suggested slow voting, as Brazilian UN troops guarded polling...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Japan Quake Death Toll Passes 18,000
The human and financial cost of the tsunami continues to rise, after police estimates showed more than 18,000 people have died in the disaster and the World Bank said it may cost Japan as much as £145bn to repair the damage.
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[field_image_caption-raw] UN Investigator: Israel Engaged in Ethnic Cleansing
Israel's expansion of settlements in East Jerusalem and eviction of Palestinians from their homes there is a form of ethnic cleansing, a United Nations investigator said on Monday. United States academic Richard Falk was speaking to the UN Human Rights Council as it prepared to pass resolutions...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Revolutionary Youth Gives Clinton the Cold Shoulder
CAIRO - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton last week paid a highly-publicised visit to Cairo's Tahrir Square, the epicentre of Egypt's recent popular uprising. But young leaders of the revolution declined an invitation to meet with her, citing Washington's tepid support for anti-government...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Recovery Leaves Women Behind
It became known as the "mancession" because the recent downturn battered industries dominated by men. But the economic battle of the sexes has taken a turn. While the nation's nascent recovery has been slow and bumpy for just about everyone, it has been almost nonexistent for women.
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[title] Omar Barghouti of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Campaign Clarifies Purpose, Demands, and Importance of BDS Movement
Omar Barghouti: 'As our South African comrades did in their fight against apartheid, we must go to international civil society':
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[title] Michael Moore & Donna Smith: Still Sicko
"Sooner or later people are going to realize that decisions about whether one lives or dies should not be predicated on 'How much money can I make off this?'" says Michael Moore, looking back at his film Sicko with Donna Smith of National Nurses United. They both note that it's the health care...
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[title] The Internet in Society: Empowering and Censoring Citizen?
Does the internet actually inhibit, not encourage democracy? In this new RSA Animate, Evgeny Morozov presents an alternative take on 'cyber-utopianism' - the seductive idea that the internet plays a largely empancipatory role in global politics. Exposing some idealistic myths about freedom and...
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Libya Bombing Called a Success by U.S. Officials
CAIRO—As a second night of coalition bombs targeted Tripoli, with at least one blast registering close to Moammar Gadhafi’s compound, regrouping rebel fighters in eastern Libya began surging west to engage anew with the wounded regime’s forces.
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Soldiers Posed with Dead Afghan
Two US army soldiers allegedly involved in a 12-man "kill team" accused of murdering Afghan civilians for sport have been shown in leaked photographs posing with one of their victims. Specialist Jeremy Morlock and Private Andrew Holmes are shown holding up the head of a man identified by Germany's...
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