News for 2011-04-30

Saturday, April 30, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] Report: Gaddafi's Son, Three Grandchildren Killed in NATO Strike
TRIPOLI - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi survived a NATO airstrike on Saturday night that killed his youngest son Saif al-Arab and three of his grandchildren, a Libyan government spokesman said. Mussa Ibrahim said Saif al-Arab was a civilian and a student who had studied in Germany. He was 29 years...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 10 Nations Urge New Push for Non-Proliferation
BERLIN - Japan, Canada, Australia, Germany and six other nations urged other countries in the international community Saturday to renew efforts to prevent the proliferation of nuclear material. The goal of their initiative is to "work toward achieving nuclear disarmament and a strengthening of the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Lethal Injection Treads Murky Ethical Waters
ATLANTA, Georgia - The death penalty is in limbo in several states since the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency confiscated several states' supplies of sodium thiopental (ST), a key drug used in lethal injections, and as the supply of the drug to the U.S. grows even tighter. First, the DEA confiscated...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Walking for Water
To mark the one year anniversary of the disastrous BP oil spill, a small group of Indigenous women, elders and youth gathered at sunrise on April 20 in Gulfport, Mississippi and began walking more than 1,430 miles north to Lake Superior in Wisconsin. Carrying a pail of salt water from the Gulf of...
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[title] Vandana Shiva: Understanding the Corporate Takeover
"The American people should see that corporations have abandoned them long ago," says scientist, environmentalist, and food justice activist Dr. Vandana Shiva, named one of the seven most influential women in the world by Forbes magazine. "The people will have to rebuild democracy as a living...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Syria to Bury Dead as Activists Vow More Protests
Syrians prepared on Saturday to bury scores of people killed in a "day of rage" against the regime, with activists vowing a week of new protests as the United States and Europe imposed sanctions on Damascus. At least 62 people were killed in clashes on Friday when tens of thousands of protesters...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Egypt Warns Israel: Don't Interfere With Opening of Gaza Border Crossing
Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces General Sami Anan warned Israel against interfering with Egypt's plan to open the Rafah border crossing with Gaza on a permanent basis, saying it was not a matter of Israel's concern, Army Radio reported on Saturday. Egypt announced this week that it...
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