News for 2014-05-26

Monday, May 26, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] Int'l Arrest Warrants Sought for Israeli Commandos Over Raid on Gaza Flotilla
A Turkish court on Monday ordered arrest warrants for four former Israeli military commanders for their role in a deadly 2010 raid on a Gaza-bound humanitarian aid ship. In addition to ordering their arrests, the court requested Interpol Red Notices for the men. That attack on the Mavi Marmara,...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Obama: US Role in Afghanistan Will Extend Beyond 2014
During a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Sunday , President Barack Obama said the U.S. military will continue its role in Afghanistan beyond 2014. Addressing 3,000 troops at Bagram Air Base, Obama stated, "With the bilateral security agreement, assuming it is signed, we can plan for a limited...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Violent Clashes at Ukraine Airport One Day after National Elections
A day after national elections in which billionaire Petro Poroshenko received a large enough portion of votes to become the next president of Ukraine , new violence broke out in the east of the country on Monday as armed fighters who still reject the legitimacy of Kiev's authority stormed the main...
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[field_image_caption-raw] UN Plea for Urgent Climate Action: 'Time Is Running Out'
The world is running out of time to take the urgent action need to rein in runaway greenhouse gases and "preserve our planet for future generations," a United Nations body warned Monday. While the world first hit last year the "sobering milestone" of 400 parts per million (ppm) of carbon dioxide in...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Not Wikileaks, Not Snowden... White House Outs CIA Station Chief
The White House accidentally revealed the identity of the top CIA officer in Afghanistan on Sunday, the Washington Post revealed . The error was made when the name of the "Chief of Station" in Kabul was included on a list, sent to the media, of U.S. officials present at Obama's visit to Afghanistan...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Anti-Austerity Left Wins in Greece, But Far-Right Rises across Europe
As election results for European Parliament across the continent showed a popular disgust for elite parties and the economic status quo, in Greece it was the leftwing Syriza Party that best exhibited political victory for those pushing a progressive anti-austerity agenda in Europe. "This is a...
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[title] Jackson Rising: Creating the Mondragon of the South
Could Jackson, Mississippi become the capital of cooperative economics in the south? Mayor Chokwe Lumumba imagined it this way, championing a vision of solidarity economics to heal the city's economic wounds and move forward into a new, more inclusive economy.
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