News for 2012-05-27

Sunday, May 27, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] 'All Pain, No Gain': The Irish Backlash to Europe's Austerity Plans
In the small town of Clones, near the Northern Ireland border, an unique experiment is underway that uses a little known loophole to help a local economy ease the pain from a ravaged national economy. The loophole, explains The Guardian 's Henry McDonald, "deems that up to 285m punts [the older...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Anti-Choice Group Drafting 'Model Legislation' State-by-State to Limit Women's Choice
Limits on the legal right to abortion are sweeping through legislatures across the United States, from moves to require women seeking abortion to undergo intrusive ultrasounds, to the defunding of Planned Parenthood, America's largest family planning provider. Behind the raft of bills and...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Afghan Family of Eight, Including Six Children, Killed in Nato Missile Attack
At least eight members of an Afghan family have been killed, including six children, after an airstrike by the US-led NATO coalition in Afghanistan. The missiles hit late Saturday night in the eastern province of Paktia, according to officials.
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[title] 'Casseroles' of the Maple Spring: The Beauty and Joy of Protest
Protest in Montreal against the rise of tuition fees in Quebec and the new law 78. Every evening at 8pm people meet in the street with their pots and pans and make all the noise they can. A big thank you to the band Avec pas d'casque and their record label Grosse Boîte.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Terrible Massacre Will Be the Beginning of a Long Civil War in Syria
Parts of Syria are convulsed by civil war, while in other areas life continues almost as normal. At the same moment as more than 30 children had their throats cut and dozens of civilians were killed by shelling in Houla in central Syria on Friday, people in Damascus were picnicking on the slopes of...
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