News for 2014-06-21

Saturday, June 21, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] Obama: 'We Gave Iraq a Chance'
As violence continues to explode across Iraq and 300 "military advisers" are set to deploy, President Obama has said, "We gave Iraq the chance to have an inclusive democracy." Obama made the comment in an interview with CNN on Friday, which will air in full on Monday. Disregarding the root causes...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Haiti Cholera Victims to UN Head: You've Been Served
United Nations head Ban Ki-moon was personally served court papers for a class action lawsuit demanding UN compensation for the deadly cholera epidemic it brought to Haiti, lawyers for the victims say. According to reporting by the Miami Herald and Reuters , the lawyers say Ban was handed the court...
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[field_image_caption-raw] News Outlets: Public Must See 'What Is Done in Their Name at Gitmo'
A group of news organizations on Friday filed a motion (pdf) in a federal court seeking the right of the public to see videotape evidence of force-feedings of a Guantanamo detainee in order to be able to "exercise democratic oversight of its Government." The 16 news organizations, which include the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Presbyterian Church Votes to Divest From Occupation-Profiting Companies
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted on Friday to divest from U.S. companies linked to Israel's occupation of Palestine. The vote by the church's General Assembly passed by a narrow margin—310-303—and means it will divest its holdings from Caterpillar Inc., Hewlett-Packard and Motorola Solutions...
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[title] Andrew Bacevich on the Chaos in Iraq
While armchair warriors in Washington cry “back to Iraq,” former combat veteran and military historian Andrew Bacevich says no way. "Let’s look at what U.S. military intervention in Iraq has achieved, in Afghanistan has achieved, in Somalia has achieved, in Lebanon has achieved, in Libya has...
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