News for 2012-08-07

Tuesday, August 7, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] High-Capacity Semiautomatic Handguns: Weapon of Choice for US Mass Shooters
Wade Michael Page, the Wisconsin gunman who opened fire inside a Sikh Temple during Sunday services this weekend, joins a string of men in recent US history -- guided by rage, insanity, or some combination of both -- who acted alone with murderous results. But Page had more in common with those men...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Scandinavian Ship Sets Sail to Break Israeli Blockade in Gaza
Swedish and Norwegian activists set sail from Oslo for the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in a move that the groups say will challenge the Israeli blockade and draw international attention to the Israeli occupation in Palestine. The voyage, planned by activist group " Ship to Gaza ", will be stopping in...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Thousands of UK Workers 'Blacklisted' Over Political Views
Corporations in the UK who used a secret "blacklisting" database to screen out ‘left wing trouble-makers’ and union sympathizers as potential job recruits are facing renewed scrutiny after the UK-activist group Liberty called for a fresh investigation Monday night.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Pussy Riot Prosecutor Calls for 3-Year Jail Term: 'Feminism Is a Mortal Sin'
Russian prosecutors on Tuesday called for a three year jail term for three members of punk band Pussy Riot. Prosecutors accused the band members of insulting Russian Orthodoxy and posing a danger to society, after performing one of their songs in a Moscow cathedral. The defendants, however, argue...
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[title] Pete Seeger: 'The Time Is Now Quite Early Morning'
Part II: "Quite Early Morning"
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[title] Analyzing Obama's Track Record
Can the US president get voters to give him a second term as his competency and policies come into focus? Shihab Rattansi speaks to Cornel West and Paul Street.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Chevron Oil Refinery Fire Clouds Bay Area in Toxic Smoke
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[field_image_caption-raw] Unending War Makes Life 'Misery' for Afghans: New Polling
War-ravaged Afghanistan has been occupied by US and NATO troops for over a decade. Now, with no end of the war in sight and according to new polling by Gallup, the misery and hopelessness of Afghans remains near its lowest point since similar polling was first conducted in 2008.
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