News for 2012-08-16

Thursday, August 16, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] South African Police Open Fire on Striking Miners Killing Over a Dozen
South African police opened fire on striking platinum miners on Thursday killing at least a dozen, news agencies are reporting.
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[title] Elections Judge Takes on Voter ID Ruling: ‘I Absolutely Intend not to Enforce this Outrageous Law’
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[field_image_caption-raw] Bahraini Human Rights Activist Gets Three-Year Sentence for Anti-Government Demonstrations
Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, one of the most outspoken critics of country's government, has been sentenced to three years in prison for leading anti-government protests last year. Bahrain, a U.S. ally and base for the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet, has seen a year of unrest and protest...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Report: US Tax Dollars Funding Exhorbitant CEO Pay
While austerity hits everyday Americans, seemingly scarce tax dollars are being squeezed from their pockets to fund exorbitant CEO pay, according to a report released Thursday from the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS). According to the thinktank's 19th consecutive Executive Excess report, The CEO...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Spanish 'Robin Hood' Mayor Sets Off on Three-Week March to Fight Austerity
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[field_image_caption-raw] Wave of Shootings and Bombings Across Iraq
At least 21 people died in a dozen blasts and a series of shootings in cities and towns across Iraq on Thursday, reports Reuters and other agencies.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Deadly Week Continues in Afghanistan With Helicopter Crash, 11 Dead
A deadly week for Afghanistan continues with the crash of Black Hawk helicopter Thursday in the southern region of the NATO-occupied country resulting in the death of four Afghans and seven U.S. soldiers.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Arizona Governor Denies Young Immigrants Access to New Federal Benefits
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer once again dealt a blow to the state's undocumented immigrant population Wednesday, issuing an order that bars immigrants who now qualify for temporary legal status in the United States from receiving any state or local public benefits.
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[title] Wall St. "Cheetahs" and the Financial Transaction Tax
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[field_image_caption-raw] Ecuador Grants Assange Asylum; UK Threatens to Storm Embassy
The government of Ecuador announced officially Thursday that it would grant Wikileaks founder Julian Assange political asylum. "The Ecuador government, loyal to its tradition to protect those who seek refuge with us at our diplomatic missions, has decided to grant diplomatic asylum to Mr Assange,"...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Israel’s Iran War Talk Aims at Deal for Tougher US Policy
WASHINGTON - Two recent interviews apparently given by Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak provide evidence that the new wave of reports in the Israeli press about a possible Israeli attack on Iran is a means by which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Barak hope to leverage a U.S. shift toward...
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