News for 2011-06-10

Friday, June 10, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] Humanitarian Crisis as World's Largest Refugee Camp Declared Full
The biggest refugee camp in the world is full, creating a humanitarian emergency that threatens thousands of malnourished children, a medical charity has warned.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Why the President Must Come Up With Demand-Side Solutions, And Not Go Over to the Supply Side
“I am concerned about the fact that the recovery that we’re on is not producing jobs as fast as I want it to happen,” President Obama said Tuesday, amid the flood of bad economic news, including last Friday’s alarming jobs report. Does this mean we’re about to see a bold package of ideas from the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Pentagon Papers to be Declassified at Last
WASHINGTON - The disclosure of the Pentagon Papers four decades ago stands as one of the most significant leaks of classified material in American history. Ever since, in the eyes of the government, the voluminous record of U.S. involvement in Vietnam has remained something else: classified.
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[title] Wrestle Mania Over Debt Ceiling
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[field_image_caption-raw] Canada Blasted for Record on Oilsands
OTTAWA -- Foreign diplomats bombarded Canadian climate-change negotiators with questions Thursday in Bonn, Germany, as they challenged the Harper government's transparency and policies to fight global warming.
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Uncut, Yes Men to Bust Corporate Tax Dodgers in Cayman Islands
The activism groups behind a widely circulated (and false) AP report stating GE would return its entire 2010 tax refund of $3.2 billion to the US Treasury appear to be getting the band back together. US Uncut and The Yes Men are planning another event to draw attention to the massive problem of...
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[field_image_caption-raw] AT&T Gave Cash to Merger Backers
AT&T is lining up support for its acquisition of T-Mobile from a slew of liberal groups with no obvious interest in telecom deals — except that they’ve received big piles of AT&T’s cash. In recent weeks, the NAACP, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and the National Education...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Blair Mountain Marchers Come from Far and Wide
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Supporters from across the country and around the world are participating in this week's March on Blair Mountain, with a few traveling to West Virginia from Australia, Japan and France. Other protesters hail from Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Colorado...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Iraq Will Ask US Troops to Stay Post-2011, says Panetta
Iraq will ask the US to keep troops in the country beyond an end-of-2011 pullout deadline, says the nominee to be the next US defence secretary. Outgoing CIA director Leon Panetta said he had "every confidence that a request like that will be forthcoming". Mr Panetta was speaking at a US Senate...
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[title] Condoleezza Rice + Big Oil = Democracy Promotion?
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[field_image_caption-raw] Espionage Charges Dropped Against ex-NSA Manager
Former National Security Agency employee Thomas Drake accepted a plea deal Thursday that cleared him of espionage charges stemming from an alleged leak of classified information to a Baltimore Sun reporter who wrote about waste and mismanagement at the intelligence-gathering operation at Fort Meade.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Critics Call Trade Pact Lose-Lose Deal for Colombian Labor
WASHINGTON - Two days ago, on Jun. 7, Ana Fabricia Cordoba was killed in the Santa Cruz neighborhood of Medellin, Colombia. A community leader with the women's organization Ruta de Pacifica de Mujeres working with displaced workers, Cordoba had been receiving death threats, which she reported to...
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