News for 2012-08-27

Monday, August 27, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Slap on the Wrist for Troops in Corpse Urination Video
Three of the Marines involved in the video that surfaced in January of soldiers urinating on the corpses of Afghans have received "nonjudicial punishment" on Monday for their roles in the incident. Because they received "nonjudicial punishment," their names do not have to be released. There are no...
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[title] Spanish Mayor Begins Anti-Austerity Campaign
The mayor of a town in Spain has launched a campaign against the government's austerity measures, which he says have hit the poor the hardest amid soaring unemployment rates. Juan Manuel Sanchez Gordillo, the mayor of Marinaleda, is joining labour unions in an effort to urge politicians to refrain...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Tense Stand-Off as Greenpeace Raids Russian Arctic Drillers Again
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[field_image_caption-raw] Women in Togo Urge Sex Strike to Oust President
The leader of an opposition group in Togo has urged the women of her country to stage a week long sex strike to encourage men to join the push for reform and oust the current president.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Surge in 'Insider' Attacks Continues in Afghanistan
Two American soldiers were shot and killed by one of their Afghan colleagues Monday morning, while 10 Afghan soldiers were killed in an "insider" attack on a checkpoint in Southern Afghanistan, according to military officials.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'What Our Society Is Made of': Former IDF Soldiers Confess Abuse of Palestinian Children
Testimony by ex-Israeli Defense Force soldiers reveals a devastating portrayal of ill-treatment and abuse of Palestinian youth by members of Israel's occupying army in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The testimony by more than 30 soldiers, and fashioned into a booklet by Breaking the Silence , an...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Report: Water Scarcity Necessitates Near Vegetarian Diet
By 2050 there will not be enough water in the world to continue the global trends of a Western-style, high animal protein diet. Rather, a primarily vegetarian diet is necessary to address growing water insecurity, according to a report released to coincide with the 2012 World Water Week in...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Iran Opens Nonaligned Summit with Call for Nuclear Arms Ban
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[field_image_caption-raw] Isaac Takes Shape, Following Path of Katrina
On its current track, Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to slam into the Gulf Coast anywhere between Florida and Louisiana by midweek, the US National Hurricane Center said on Monday, and predicted the storm's strength would grow to hurricane force. If the storm makes landfall on Tuesday, as...
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[title] Pepe Escobar: Tehran NAM Summit Unites Real Intl Community
Iran has opened the doors to delegates of the 16th gathering of the self-described non-aligned states - the largest international summit to have ever been hosted by the Islamic Republic. 50 leaders from the countries which don't consider themselves connected to any power bloc are expected to...
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[field_image_caption-raw] RNC Detractors Speak Out Against Romney, 'King of the 1%'
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