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Strong Earthquake Hits Turkey, Up to 1,000 Feared Killed
VAN, Turkey - As many as 1,000 people were feared killed Sunday when a powerful earthquake struck Turkey, collapsing dozens of buildings and pulling down phone and power lines in the southeast of the country, officials and witnesses said. Emergency workers battled to rescue people trapped in...
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Growth Patterns Must Shift or Poor Will Be Worse Off: UN
SEOUL (AlertNet) – Will the next Earth Summit in 2012 kick start a fundamental change by pushing countries to embark on a path of development that is sustainable? Or will it be just another date in a long list of international calendar events? This was the question posed by Rae Kwon Chung, director...
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Bolivian Road Protest Threatens to Flatten Evo Morales's Popularity
Amazon road protesters descend on La Paz as indigenous peoples turn on their one-time saviour
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Salvador Allende Has Words for Barack Obama from the Other Side of Death
For the last decade, I have been haunted by voices from the other side of death. In this way, back in 2003 I transcribed the words of Pablo Picasso after a tapestry version of his famed painting Guernica at the entrance to the Security Council was covered over at the U.N. just before then-Secretary...
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Anti-Austerity 'Indignants' Occupy Brussels Park
BRUSSELS — Hundreds of "Indignants" who marched from France, the Netherlands and Spain, defied a ban to set up camp in a Brussels park Saturday to protest EU-ordered austerity measures. The marchers, joined by Belgian protesters, arrived at Elisabeth Park in the rain by late afternoon, and started...
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange attends a Stop the War rally in Trafalgar Square, central London October 8, 2011. The rally is timed to coincide with this week's tenth anniversary of the start of the war in Afghanistan. News
Julian Assange Leads Afghanistan Protest in London
LONDON — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and socialite Jemima Khan led a protest in London Saturday against the war in Afghanistan, 10 years after the United States and Britain went to war against the Taliban. Organisers the Stop The War Coalition claimed 5,000 people attended the protest in...
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Iraq Regime Tries to Silence Corruption Whistleblowers
The Iraqi government is seeking to silence critics who accuse it of rampant corruption by removing officials who try to prosecute racketeers and intimidating politicians and journalists who support them. This month alone it has forced the head of its anti-corruption watchdog to resign. And a...
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Mahmoud Abbas, the Jackie Robinson of Palestine
On Friday, Mahmoud Abbas - backed by more than 80% of Palestinian public opinion in the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem - formally requested full United Nations membership for Palestine. The logic of turning to the UN is straightforward: the U.S.-sponsored "peace process" - bilateral...
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President Barack Obama speaks about the American Jobs Act, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at Fort Hayes Arts and Academic High School in Columbus, Ohio. Views
Some Liberals on to Obama's Betrayal of Liberalism
As a self-proclaimed independent journalist normally content to attack politicians from outside the establishment, I’ve found it very lonely criticizing Barack Obama these past three years. Before then it was easy to be at odds with power, since the Bush nightmare rallied all sorts of disparate...
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Endless War, Lies and Terror: The Decade Since 9/11
"We support your war of terror," proclaims Borat to a cheering crowd of Americans in a stadium, in the popular Sacha Baron Cohen film. The crowd apparently thinks he got the preposition wrong, but what makes the line darkly humorous is that he didn't. Most of the victims of America's wars that are...
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