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FBI Targets US Palestine Activists
Searches, subpoenas, but no charges for anti-war activists 'providing support to terrorists' in Colombia and Palestine.
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Anti-War Activists Targeted by FBI Speak Out
CHICAGO -- Two anti-war activists said Saturday that a 12-hour search of their Chicago home by the FBI was an attempt to intimidate them and silence the peace movement. Joe Iosbaker and his wife, Stephanie Weiner, said the government targeted them because they've been outspoken against the wars in...
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FBI Raids Homes of Several Twin Cities War Protesters
Search warrants were executed on six addresses in Minneapolis and at two addresses in Chicago in an "investigation into activities concerning the material support of terrorism."
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Colombia: The Violent "Agrarian Counter-Reform" Conspiracy
BOGOTA, Colombia - An unknown number of agribusiness owners and public employees at all levels, as well as far-right paramilitaries, have a common link with rural people who have been forced off their farms or killed in Colombia: the land stolen from the latter group in the armed conflict. "It was...
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Court says US-Colombia Base Deal Unconstitutional
BOGOTA – Colombia's constitutional court Tuesday declared a US-Colombian accord that gave the US military access to at least seven Colombian bases to be unconstitutional. The court ordered the government to submit the agreement to the Colombian Congress, arguing that it should be executed in the...
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France Urged to Repay Haiti Billions Paid for Its Independence
Leading activists write to Nicolas Sarzoky urging president to repay more than €17bn to help earthquake-hit country rebuild
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UN Chief May Be Heading for Showdown with Israel
UNITED NATIONS - When the Israeli government gave its blessings to a U.N. panel of inquiry probing the military attack on a flotilla of ships carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza last May, there was widespread speculation that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon may have struck a backdoor deal over its...
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Chavez Rejects Obama's New US Ambassador
Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan president, has said he will not allow the newly-nominated US envoy to take up his post in Caracas, following comments over Venezuela's alleged links with Colombian rebels. He said Barack Obama, the US president, should "look for another candidate" to replace Larry Palmer...
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South Carolina Senate Race: Activist Going Green to Target DeMint
There's a third candidate in the South Carolina U.S. Senate race - nationally known environmental activist Tom Clements of Columbia - who, right now, is struggling to gain name recognition equal to that of Democrat Alvin Greene. Clements has worked for Greenpeace International for 13 years. His...
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War on Drugs: Why the US and Latin America Could Be Ready to End a Fruitless 40-year Struggle
Mexico's president Felipe Caldéron is the latest Latin leader to call for a debate on drugs legalization. And in the US, liberals and right-wing libertarians are pressing for an end to prohibition. Forty years after President Nixon launched the 'war on drugs' there is a growing momentum to abandon...
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