News for 2012-09-29

Saturday, September 29, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Omar Khadr, Child Soldier Captured in Afghanistan, Released from Guatanamo after 10 Years
Omar Khadr, the youngest detainee held at the US detention facility at Guantanamo, was transferred on Saturday back to his native Canada where he will complete a prison sentence in Ontario. His release was part of a plea agreement reached between US and Canadian officials, and included Khadr's...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Iran says to Nuclear Israel: Don't Talk to Us about "Red Lines"
A high level official in Iran fired back this weekend following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech at the United Nations on Thursday where he took out a red magic marker to draw on a chart depicting an alleged Iranian nuclear weapons program. The so-called "red line" is the point at...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Fox News Carries Live Video of Suicide
On Friday afternoon, after following a car chase outside of Phoenix, Arizona for several hours, Fox news mistakenly allowed their video stream to show the man who was being chased by police stop his car, get out, and then commit suicide with a handgun. As is usual in such circumstances, the Fox...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Groups Tell US: 'Get on Board with Robinhood Tax'
WASHINGTON - On Friday, 62 civil-society organizations charged the U.S. State Department with spreading “misinformation” regarding the feasibility of levying a small tax on stock sales and other financial transactions, revenues from which could be used for national and international public goods.
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[field_image_caption-raw] ACLU: Docs Reveal "Exponential" Growth of Domestic Spying
The release of new Department of Justice documents obtained by the ACLU reveal that federal law enforcement agencies are increasingly monitoring Americans’ electronic communications, and doing so without warrants, sufficient oversight, or meaningful accountability.
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[title] The United States of ALEC
Moyers & Company presents “United States of ALEC,” a report on the most influential corporate-funded political force most of America has never heard of — ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council . A national consortium of state politicians and powerful corporations, ALEC presents itself...
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