News for 2012-08-24

Friday, August 24, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Risk of Voter Suppression Resurfaces: Wisconsin Attorney General Seeks to Reinstate Voter ID Law
Wisconsin's Republican Attorney General is fighting to get vote-suppressing laws in place for the November election, asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to reinstate the voter ID law that has been found unconstitutional by two separate state judges, despite that Court rejecting a similar request in...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Immigrants March in Greece Against Racist Attacks
Thousands of immigrants marched in Athens on Friday to protest police sweeps and a rash of racist attacks in Greece as the country struggles to pull itself out of a huge debt crisis. Greece is the main entry point for illegal immigrants seeking a better life in the European Union. About 5,000...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Secret Police Documents Reveal Plan to Arrest WikiLeaks' Assange
WikiLeaks' Julian Assange is to be arrested "under any circumstances" if he leaves the Ecuadorian embassy, according to a secret police document photographed by a photographer for Britain’s Press Association news agency. “Assange to be arrested under all circumstances,” the hand-written note says...
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[field_image_caption-raw] US: Israel's Inquiry Into Rachel Corrie's Death Not 'Thorough, Credible and Transparent'
Israel's investigation into the death of Rachel Corrie has failed to be "thorough, credible and transparent," U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro told the Corrie family last week. Shapiro made his comments to Rachel Corrie's parents, Craig and Cindy, and her sister Sarah at the US embassy in Tel...
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[title] "Be Honest About the History of Our Country": Remembering the People’s Historian Howard Zinn at 90
The late historian, writer and activist Howard Zinn would have turned 90 years old today. Zinn died of a heart attack at the age of 87 on January 27, 2010. After serving as a bombardier in World War II, Zinn went on to become a lifelong dissident and peace activist. He was active in the civil...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Drone Strikes in Pakistan Kill 18 Amid Continued Protests
Drone strikes hitting three compounds in Pakistan have killed at least 18 on Friday. The strikes come after repeated demands from Pakistan that the use of drones on its territory must stop, the latest demand just one day ago. Agencies report that Friday's are the seventh drone strike in Pakisan's...
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[field_image_caption-raw] #SavetheArctic: Greenpeace Activists Occupy Arctic Oil Drilling Platform
A team of six Greenpeace activists has ended a 15-hour occupation on Friday of the Russian oil drilling platform Prirazlomnaya in the Arctic to protest the risky plans for drilling in the pristine ecosystem and to call attention to the "defining environmental struggle of our time."
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