News for 2011-09-23

Friday, September 23, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] Special Report: How to Win Business in Libya
BENGHAZI, Libya - In August, as rebels fought forces loyal to President Muammar Gaddafi, two representatives of a British business consortium took a "rather long and arduous ferry journey from Malta" to the North African country. "To describe it as a ferry would be very polite," according to an...
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Sold Bunker-Busting Bombs to Israel: Report
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama secretly authorized the sale of 55 powerful bunker-busting bombs to Israel, Newsweek magazine reported Friday. Israel first asked to buy deep-penetrating GBU-28 bombs in 2005, but were rebuffed by then-president George W. Bush. At the time the Pentagon had frozen...
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[field_image_caption-raw] What if the Tea Party Occupied Wall Street?
In an action called Occupy Wall Street, thousands of activists took to the streets of Lower Manhattan on September 17.
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[field_image_caption-raw] The Hidden Hands in Redistricting: Corporations and Other Powerful Interests
Their names suggest selfless dedication to democracy. Fair Districts Mass. Protect Your Vote. The Center for a Better New Jersey. And their stated goals are unarguable: In the partisan fight to redraw Congressional districts, states should stick to the principle of one person, one vote.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Racism USA
While the US boycotts the UN Durban 3 conference on combating racism, racism and oppression are still deeply entrenched in America. Slavery and segregation maybe a thing of the past, but African Americans are still no where near achieving equality. RT's Anastasia Churkina reports.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Clashes Break Out Between Palestinians And Israel Security Forces In East Jerusalem
*** update: A Palestinian man has been shot dead in a clash with Israeli soldiers and settlers in the West Bank. The incident, witnessed by an AP reporter, began when some 200 settlers burned and uprooted trees Friday near the village of Qusra. Villagers threw stones at the settlers. Israeli troops...
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[title] No Child Left Behind - Too Destructive to Salvage?
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[field_image_caption-raw] Third US Soldier Pleads Guilty to Being Part of Afghan 'Kill Team'
OINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Washington — A third member of an alleged rogue US army unit in Afghanistan pleaded guilty in a plea deal over shock killings of local civilians that embarrassed the US army. Private First Class Andrew Holmes was accused of being a member of a five-person "kill team"...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Greek Austerity: New Measures 'Catastrophic' Say Protesters
Thousands of Greeks have poured on to the streets of Athens, furious at the prospect of further austerity in a country already reeling from previous bouts of belt-tightening. As bus, tram, train and taxi drivers walked off the job, joining subway employees and state school teachers in a 24-hour...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Bill Gates to Support "Robin Hood" Tax
WASHINGTON - Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates appears poised to endorse the adoption of a controversial financial transactions tax (FTT) to be used as a new source of development aid for poor countries.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Books, Lectures, Websites: Fresh Evidence for FBI’s Anti-Islam Training
Following months of denials, the FBI is now promising a “ comprehensive review of all training and reference materials ” after Danger Room revealed a series of Bureau presentations that tarred average Muslims as “radical” and “violent.”
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[title] Michael Moore Calls for Support of Occupy Wall Street Protest, Decries Execution of Troy Davis
Michael Moore, filmmaker, activist and author of “Here Comes Trouble,” calls on people all over the country to bring the Occupy Wall Street movement to their communities. Moore says, “The smart rich know they can only build the gate so high. And … history proves that people, when they’ve had enough...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Execution Nation: US Kills Third Prisoner This Week
A man convicted of the 1994 execution-style shooting of a store clerk in Alabama was put to death yesterday by lethal injection in the third US execution this week. Derrick O'Neal Mason (37), was pronounced dead at 6.49pm local time at Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Department of...
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