News for 2013-07-05

Friday, July 5, 2013
[title] Inside Story: NSA Leaks and US Democracy
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[field_image_caption-raw] Gitmo Hunger Strikers to Face 'Force-Feeding Factory' During Ramadan
The U.S. government refused Guantanamo Bay detainees' demands for an immediate halt to force-feeding of hunger striking prisoners during Ramadan and vowed to continue this practice through the holy Muslim holiday that starts July 8.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Hundreds Walk to "Heart of Destruction" for Tar Sands Healing
Environmental activists, indigenous groups and hundreds of other concerned citizens are heading to the "heart of destruction" in Northern Alberta Friday to conduct a healing ceremony for the land and the people suffering from the toxic and globally devastating expansion of tar sands mining.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Not Your Colony': Bolivia Threatens Shutdown of US Embassy
Bolivian President Evo Morales threatened Thursday to shut down the U.S. embassy in his country after a forced re-routing and downing of his plane earlier this week on suspicion that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was on board.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Shots Fired in Cairo as 'Friday of Rejection' Spurs Counter Protests
Reports surfaced Friday afternoon that the Egyptian military opened fire on large crowds who had gathered in support of the recently ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi.
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