News for 2013-08-21

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Alleged Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria Follows Arrival of UN Team
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'A Concern for My Country': Manning to Seek Obama Pardon
Immediately following a military judge's handing-down of a 35-year prison sentence for whistleblower Bradley Manning on Wednesday, his legal team held a press conference explaining their intention to continue their legal battle with an appeal for a presidential pardon or, at the very least, a...
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Making "Significant Advances" in Crowd Scanning Surveillance System
To the alarm of privacy advocates, the U.S. is making "significant advances" on a crowd-scanning facial-identification surveillance system, the New York Times reports on Wednesday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Afghan Civilians, Gunned Down by US Soldier in Massacre, Speak Out
For the first time, Afghan survivors of the March 2012 Panjwai massacre stood in the same room with U.S. Army Staff Sgt.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Global Progressive Community Reacts to Manning Sentence
Announcement of Pfc. Bradley Manning's 35 year prison sentence by military Judge Col. Denise Lind on Wednesday was met with swift condemnation in the U.S. and across the globe with progressives and supporters of the army whistleblower calling the sentence a clear miscarriage of justice.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Travesty of Justice': Bradley Manning Sentenced to 35 Years
Army whistleblower Pfc. Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Wednesday for releasing a trove of government and military documents to WikiLeaks.
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[title] Guardian’s Editor in Chief Vows to Continue Publishing NSA Documents
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[field_image_caption-raw] Counter-Revolution Continues? Former Dictator Mubarak Ordered Released
An Egyptian court ruled Wednesday to release former President Hosni Mubarak, ousted by popular uprisings in 2011 after 30 years of rule, Egyptian officials told Reuters and the
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[title] Mubarak Eyes Release as Egyptian Military Continues To Kill
As violence continues in Egypt, reports have emerged that ousted president Hosni Mubarak may soon be released from prison. He was overthrown in 2011 after decades in power and, according to his lawyers, has been cleared of corruption charges and may be released within the next 48 hours.
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[field_image_caption-raw] International Alarms Go Up as Fukushima Alert Level Raised
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[field_image_caption-raw] NSA-Corporate Collusion Built Network to Reach 75% of Internet Traffic
In a fresh angle on the National Security Agency's sweeping surveillance grip on domestic internet communications, the Wall Street Journal —citing current and former officials with "direct knowledge of the work"— http://online.wsj.com/article/
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