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Mossad-Backed 'European Hit Squad Killed Hamas Leader'
Six Britons in 11-strong group which assassinated commander, say Dubai police
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Cuba's Aid to Haiti Ignored by the US Media?
Among the many donor nations helping Haiti, Cuba and its medical teams have played a major role in treating earthquake victims. Public health experts say the Cubans were the first to set up medical facilities among the debris and to revamp hospitals immediately after the earthquake struck. However...
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Think-Tanks Take Oil Money and Use it to Fund Climate Deniers
An orchestrated campaign is being waged against climate change science to undermine public acceptance of man-made global warming, environment experts claimed last night. The attack against scientists supportive of the idea of man-made climate change has grown in ferocity since the leak of thousands...
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Susan Collins Spreads Central Myth About the Constitution
Over the weekend, Sen. Susan Collins released a five-minute video in which she sounded as though she were possessed by the angriest, most unhinged version of Dick Cheney. Collins recklessly accused the Obama administration of putting us all in serious danger by failing to wage War against the...
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Revealed: Jack Straw’s Secret Warning to Tony Blair on Iraq
A "secret and personal" letter from Jack Straw, the then foreign secretary, to Tony Blair reveals damning doubts at the heart of government about Blair's plans for Iraq a year before war started. The letter, a copy of which is published for the first time today, warned the prime minister that the...
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Starfish and Seawalls: Responding to Haiti’s Earthquake, Now and Long-Term
I was not in Haiti for the earthquake. Like everyone I know who has family, friends, or colleagues in Haiti, I was glued to the internet and Skype, desperate for word from our loved ones. Word began to trickle in last night. Far too many people do not have access to a cell phone (which would...
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Cuba is Missing... From US Reports on the International Response to Haiti’s Earthquake
There are only two US media outlets that have reported on Cuba’s response to the deadly 7.0 earthquake that hit Haiti. One was Fox News, which claimed, wrongly, that the Cubans were absent from the list of neighboring Caribbean countries providing aid. The other was the Christian Science Monitor (a...
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Power vs. the Press
Latin America's battle between progressive governments and hostile right-wing media is playing out in Ecuador
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Farmers pack cauliflower to sell in the markets, on the outskirts of Jammu, India, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009. News
Vandana Shiva: Farmer Suicides in India Linked to Debt, Globalization
Thousands of poor farmers in India have committed suicide over the past decade as changes in India's agricultural policy set off a widening spiral of debt and despair, one environmental activist said Tuesday. "The farmer suicides started in 1997. That's when the corporate seed control started,"...
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Evo Morales Wins Landslide Victory in Bolivian Presidential Elections
President Evo Morales won a landslide victory in Bolivian elections yesterday bolstering his efforts to empower the country's indigenous majority under a socialist banner. Exit polls and an unofficial count gave the country's first indigenous president an unassailable lead, prompting rival...
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