News for 2012-03-12

Monday, March 12, 2012
[title] New Wave of Anger Over Austerity Hits Spain
Anger has flared up in Spain once again, as thousands flooded the streets to protest against tough government cuts and the recently passed new labor laws. Spanish unions staged mass rallies in 60 cities.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Afghan Massacre: Just a PR Problem for U.S. Occupation?
The massacre of 16 Afghan civilians, including nine children, by a US soldier near Kandahar has not led to questions over the U.S. war on Afghanistan. Rather, corporate media have framed it as a "public relations disaster" for the continued occupation of Afghanistan. FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Reporters Without Borders: Bahrain, Belarus added to the 'Enemies of the Internet' List
Reporters without Borders , the Paris-based organization devoted to media freedom, released its annual "Enemies of the Internet" report today. The report is released to commemorate the World Day Against Cyber Censorship.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Water Rights Groups Blast Corporate-Dominated Water Forum
As the World Water Forum gathers in Marseille, France, for its 6th meeting since 1997, water rights activists are criticizing the corporate-led, profit-motivated gathering as a move for global control of water. Shayda Naficy , senior organizer of Corporate Accountability International 's Challenge...
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[title] Afghan Massacre: Peace Groups Call For US Withdrawal After Army Sergeant Kills 16 Afghan Civilians
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[field_image_caption-raw] Occupy Wall Street Protesters Concerned about Police Surveillance
Protesters from Occupy Wall Street continue to report troubling incidents of excessive police surveillance.
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[field_image_caption-raw] UN Torture Chief Slams Bradley Manning's Treatment as Cruel, Inhuman
The U. N. Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Juan Méndez, has formally accused the U.S. government of harsh treatment of Bradley Manning that may amount to torture. The Guardian reports :
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[field_image_caption-raw] Pro-Choice 'Doonesbury' Too Much for Many US Papers
Fans of Garry Trudeau's 'Doonesbury' may have to adjust their reading habits this week as many US newspapers have decided to move the popular comic strip from its place on the comics page to the editorial section. Some papers, in fact, have decide to drop the strip entirely after they saw that this...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Massacre of Civilians Ignites Fury in Afghanistan
Despair, frustration and palpable outrage hangs over Afghanistan on Monday, a day after a US soldier left his military base near Kandahar and massacred 16 Afghan civilians, including nine children. Reporters and investigators are still seeking absolute clarity that only one US soldier was involved...
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