All News Articles for 2011-10-12

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Nato Success Against Taliban in Afghanistan 'May Be Exaggerated'
Report says kill-or-capture raids are not a surgical tactic as claimed and use of the word 'leader' is suspect
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Unanswered Questions over the Alleged Iranian Assassination Plot
The alleged plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the US does not fit with what is known about the supposed perpetrators
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US Sweep Nets Private Email Addresses
In a quest to nail WikiLeaks on espionage charges, the US targets private data belonging to the outfit's volunteers.
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In Occupy Boston Tent City, The Unheard Find a Voice
The theme of Occupy Boston, the tent-city protest in Dewey Square, is hard to pin down. It is like a rolling snowball that collects victims of the Great Recession and those who otherwise feel ignored or disenfranchised. Some of the protesters want to abolish the Federal Reserve. Others demand more housing for veterans. A few admit to being there because it is fun to be part of something big. The unifying theme, if there is one, is the sense that the voice of the little guy has gone unheard for too long"
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Alabama Parents Prepare for the Worst: Separation from Their Kids
Hispanic families fearing arrest under draconian new immigration law start to draw up legal documents for care of children
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[title] Food Chain Slaves: Hidden Servitude in the US
It is a nation built on the abolition of slavery, but there are at least 40,000 slaves in the US today.
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US Arms Bahrain While Decrying Russian Weapons in Syria
UNITED NATIONS - Peeved at Russia's Security Council veto derailing a Western- sponsored resolution against Syria last week, U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice implicitly accused the Russians of protecting the beleaguered government of President Bashar al-Assad primarily to safeguard their lucrative arms market in the Middle Eastern country.
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Biofuels, Speculators Driving Food Price Surges
WASHINGTON - A new report on global hunger pinpoints factors at the heart of spikes in food prices it says are exacerbating the unfolding food crisis in the Horn of Africa. Released ahead of World Food Day on Oct. 16, the report calls for action to control price volatility in the global food market and protect the world's poorest from the scourge of famine.
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[title] Russ Feingold to Dems: ‘This Is No Time to Hang Back’
Former Sen. Russ Feingold, founder of Progressives United, tells Keith he both supports and is excited about the Occupy protests. Feingold is calling on Democrats to not play “cautious politics” and to join the movement, saying conservatives are attempting to mock the protests because “they’re very nervous that this might work.” Feingold adds, “My sense is that there is great fear that this sweet deal that a lot of these people have in both Washington and New York … is finally being threatened and challenged.”
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