News for 2011-05-24

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] US Embassy Cables: Obama May Have 'Prejudiced' Bradley Manning Trial
US president Barack Obama may have prejudiced the trial of US army private Bradley Manning who is charged with leaking classified US documents to WikiLeaks , by saying at a fundraiser that Manning "broke the law", a leading British MP has warned.
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[title] Glenn Greenwald: Great American Patriots
This morning, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint session of the U.S. Congress, just as the U.S. President does each year. Here is how the American Congress -- especially the super-patriots of the American Right -- reacted to their own President the last two times he...
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[field_image_caption-raw] French Group Calls for Spain-Style Street Protests
PARIS - A French group has called for a large demonstration in Paris this weekend to show solidarity with tens of thousands of youth protesters demonstrating against austerity programs in Spain. Eyes will be on France this week when President Nicolas Sarkozy hosts world leaders in the seaside town...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Global Campaign to Bestow Legal Rights on Mother Earth
UNITED NATIONS - An international coalition of academics and environmental activists has launched a global campaign for the creation of a new U.N. convention to protect "mother earth". With the United Nations fighting a relentless battle against water pollution, loss of biodiversity,...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Jewish Protester Disrupts Netanyahu During Congressional Address
UPDATE: Rae Abileah arrested from George Washington University Hospital During the Joint Session of Congress while Prime Minister Netanyahu was speaking, Rae Abileah stood up from the gallery and shouted “Stop Israeli War Crimes.” See video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYXSLA7Cr2E
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[field_image_caption-raw] Danish Commandoes Wade into Greenpeace Arctic Oil Protest
Armed Danish commandoes are thought to have been landed on a giant oil rig by helicopter to prevent environmentalists interfering with a British oil company's controversial exploration of deep Arctic waters .
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[field_image_caption-raw] UPDATED: Greenpeace Occupies Fisk Coal-Fired Smokestack: Chicago, Your Lives Are in the Balance
UPDATE: 5:45pm CST: Greenpeace’s daring actions against Chicago’s lethal and widely denounced old coal-fired plants expanded this afternoon, as eight more activists rappelled off the Pulaski Bridge, near the Crawford coal plant in the neighborhood of Little Village and dropped a banner that blocked...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Hosni Mubarak and Sons to Be Tried Over Deaths
Egypt's ousted President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons are to be tried over the deaths of anti-government protesters, judicial officials say. Mr Mubarak, who was ousted in February, is being detained at a hospital in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. He and his wife also face allegations of...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Watchdog: 70,000 More Should Evacuate After Fukushima
PARIS - Seventy thousand people living beyond the 20-kilometre no-go zone around Fukushima should be evacuated because of radioactivity deposited by the crippled nuclear plant, a watchdog said. Updating its assessment of the March 11 disaster, France's Institute for Radiological Protection and...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Greek Opposition Party Rejects New Austerity Plan
ATHENS, Greece -- Greece's main opposition leader bluntly refused Monday to back new austerity measures designed to tackle the crippling debt crisis, arguing they would only bring further recession, despite the European Union's insistence for cross-party support. Top EU finance officials have...
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[title] Spanish Protesters Challenge Status Quo
In Spain's most politically conservative of cities, an unexpected and growing revolt - against the status quo, established political institutions, and against the old acceptance that nothing much will ever change. The country's ruling party is facing growing anger over Spain's economic problems,...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Heaviest NATO Air Strikes Rock Tripoli
TRIPOLI, Libya — Powerful explosions rocked Tripoli Tuesday as NATO launched its heaviest bombardment yet of the capital, while France and Britain piled pressure on Moammar Gadhafi by bringing attack helicopters into the Libya fray. Government spokesman Mussa Ibrahim told reporters that at least...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Protesters Interrupt Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu's AIPAC Speech
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's AIPAC speech was interrupted Tuesday (GMT) by pro-Palestinian protesters affiliated with the Move Over AIPAC coalition. The protesters, five in all, unfurled banners, and chanted slogans. They were apprehended and escorted out of the conference hall by security...
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