News for 2012-12-21

Friday, December 21, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Wikileaks' Assange: One Million Documents Under Preparation for 2013 Release
Appearing on the first floor balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London Thursday night, Wikileaks' founder Julian Assange delivered a speech to both mark his sixth month anniversary under the protection of the Correa go and announced that his group's work—despite his ongoing struggles—would...
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[field_image_caption-raw] NRA Slammed for Push for Guns in Every School
The NRA on Friday broke its week of silence following the Newtown, Connecticut massacre to offer a "self-serving tirade" that offered one solution to school shootings--more guns in schools. The group's CEO and executive vice president Wayne LaPierre stated at a press conference that the group must...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Extraordinary': Three Weeks Later, Keystone Blockaders Still in Texas Jail
Nearly three weeks after they were arrested on misdemeanor charges, activists who barricaded themselves inside a portion of pipe to protest the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline remain in a Texas jail, each held on $65,000 bail. Mathew Almonte and Glen Collins were arrested Dec. 3 in Winona...
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[field_image_caption-raw] British-Somali Man’s Family Fear US Is Secretly Holding Him
The family of a young Somali-British man who disappeared from Mogadishu believes he is being secretly held by US agencies, his father has told the Bureau. Mahdi Hashi, 23, was informed in June that he was to lose his British citizenship because he ‘present[ed] a risk to national security’. Weeks...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Challenge to UK Role in Deadly Drone Attacks in Pakistan Blocked by High Court
Britain's High Court has blocked a challenge by a Pakistani man seeking an inquiry into the possible role of British spies in aiding "unlawful ... immoral" CIA drone strikes in Pakistan. The decision creates "a cloud of secrecy" in the UK, according to one member of Parliament, about whether that...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Protesters Foil NRA Televised Press Conference: 'NRA Killing Our Kids'
The National Rifle Association's Wayne LaPierre took the national stage on Friday in order to present his group's much-anticipated response to the massacre that claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut last week. It did not go...
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[field_image_caption-raw] South Africa's Ruling Party Endorses Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Against Israel
The African National Congress, South Africa's ruling party, endorsed on Thursday the call for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel, known as BDS, making it its official policy. “The ANC is unequivocal in its support for the Palestinian people in their struggle for self-determination,...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Bolivia's Morales Calls for New Era of 'Peace and Unity' to Break Greed of Capitalism
Bolivian President Evo Morales is marking today's winter solstice and the much-discussed calendar date by celebrating a hopeful vision for a "new era of peace and love" in the world, one in which the spirit of community and respect for Mother Earth will win out over the greed induced by global...
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[title] Bill Moyers Essay: Remember The Victims, Reject the Violence
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