All News Articles for 2011-05-24

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
US Embassy Cables: Obama May Have 'Prejudiced' Bradley Manning Trial
Remarks that 'Manning broke law' could prejudice army private's trial over leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks
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[title] Glenn Greenwald: Great American Patriots
This morning, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint session of the U.S. Congress, just as the U.S. President does each year. Here is how the American Congress -- especially the super-patriots of the American Right -- reacted to their own President the last two times he addressed them (with frosty coolness and even passive-aggressive hostility):
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Global Campaign to Bestow Legal Rights on Mother Earth
UNITED NATIONS - An international coalition of academics and environmental activists has launched a global campaign for the creation of a new U.N. convention to protect "mother earth". With the United Nations fighting a relentless battle against water pollution, loss of biodiversity, desertification, deforestation, climate change and a depleted ozone layer, the campaign for a " Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth " has taken added significance.
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Danish Commandoes Wade into Greenpeace Arctic Oil Protest
Armed forces called in to prevent environmentalists interfering with Cairn Energy's exploration of Arctic waters
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[title] Spanish Protesters Challenge Status Quo
In Spain's most politically conservative of cities, an unexpected and growing revolt - against the status quo, established political institutions, and against the old acceptance that nothing much will ever change. The country's ruling party is facing growing anger over Spain's economic problems, and many people shunned the polls and chosen to protest instead. Al Jazeera's Tim Friend reports from Madrid.
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