News for 2014-06-23

Monday, June 23, 2014
[title] Pressuring Israel, Presbyterian Church Divests from Firms Tied to Occupation of Palestinian Land
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Forced to Release Memo on Extrajudicial Drone Killing of US Citizen
The U.S. government on Monday partially released the formerly-classified Department of Justice "drone memo," dated 2010, in which Obama administration lawyers argue they have the right to extra-judicially kill U.S. citizen Anwar al-Aulaqi in Yemen. Anwar Al Aulaqi, who had been placed on a "kill...
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The California Institution for Women in Corona, CA. (Credit: CDCR) California: 39 Woman Prisoners Were Sterilized Without Consent
Physicians in California prisons illegally sterilized at least 39 women during an eight-year period, with cases recorded as late as 2011, according to a report put out last week by the state's own auditing office. Cynthia Chandler, co-founder of the Oakland-based group Justice Now , which has been...
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[field_image_caption-raw] SCOTUS Further Weakens EPA Power to Regulate Greenhouse Gases
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday placed further limits on the Environmental Protection Agency's already-modest power to regulate power plant and factory emissions of greenhouse gases. The Court ruled in a 2007 case that greenhouse gases emitted by new motor vehicles constitute pollution that is...
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[title] As ISIS Gains Ground, Iraqi Capital Gripped by Fear and Uncertainty
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[field_image_caption-raw] Uproar as Egypt Hands 'Devastating' Prison Terms to Al Jazeera Journalists
An Egyptian judge on Monday sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists to prison terms of seven to 10 years for allegedly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and reporting "false news," provoking an uproar among human rights and free press advocates and shock in the courtroom. "This ruling means that...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Israel Launches Air Strikes In Syria
Israel launched multiple air strikes across Syria on Sunday in response to an attack on an Israeli defense contractor’s vehicle in the Israel-occupied Golan Heights on the Syria border. In a statement released Monday , the Israeli military stated, "IDF targeted nine Syrian military positions,...
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