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Report: Thousands of Iraqi Women Illegally Detained, Tortured, Raped
"The abuses of women we documented are in many ways at the heart of the current crisis in Iraq.”
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (2nd R) steps off a helicopter as he prepares to board an aircraft to leave Iraq at Baghdad International Airport in March of 2013. (Image: Reuters) Views
Iraq Near Implosion: The 'Bad Years' Are Back
As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hurried to his helicopter ready to take off at the end of a visit to Iraq last year, it was becoming clearer that the Americans have lost control of a country they wished to mold to their liking. His departure on March 24, 2013 was the conclusion of a ‘surprise...
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As TPP Opposition Soars, Corporate Media Blackout Deafening
Opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership—dubbed 'NAFTA on steroids'—is receiving unprecedented popular opposition and nearly no news coverage by major outlets
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NSA Spied on German Ex-Chancellor Over Iraq War Opposition
Gerhard Schroeder: "I would never have imagined that I was being bugged by American services then, but now I am no longer surprised."
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Scientists to Analyze West Coast Kelp for Fukushima Radioactivity
Researcher: Our goal is 'to learn more about the distribution and transport of these materials in our world'
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Can 'Fast Track' Opposition Bring a 'Knockout Punch' to the TPP?
If trade deal can't be 'railroaded through' with fast track legislation, some wonder if TPP has any success of passing Congress at all.
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50 Reasons We Should Fear the Worst from Fukushima
Fukushima ’s missing melted cores and radioactive gushers continue to fester in secret. Japan’s harsh dictatorial censorship has been matched by a global corporate media blackout aimed—successfully—at keeping Fukushima out of the public eye. But that doesn’t keep the actual radiation out of our...
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Protesters Resist an ‘Indian Fukushima’
Activists opposed to India’s plans to massively increase civilian nuclear power production are aghast that a plan for an Indo-Japanese nuclear cooperation deal is gaining pace even while Japan is struggling to cope with the fallout of the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. Japanese Prime...
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A banjo and guitar player who once traveled the country with Woody Guthrie, Seeger was a giant of the folk music revival of the Twentieth Century, playing for audiences and children all over the world. (Photograph: Brian Shuel/Redferns) News
Pete Seeger (1919-2014): Peace Activist and Folk Legend Has Died
'My job,' he once said, 'is to show folks there’s a lot of good music in this world, and if used right it may help to save the planet.'
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Yes, Things are Very Bad at Fukushima but it’s not the Apocalypse
There have been a number of news stories recently about the radiation escaping into the ocean at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant that have raised great concern. Some are worried about how escaping radiation may or may not be affecting ocean eco-systems around the world. Since Greenpeace...
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