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Poll: Most Americans Against Closing Gitmo; Dems Fund Wars, IMF, Not Gitmo Closing

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2 Jun 09 | PTV and Raw Story

Two-thirds of Americans are against closing the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba with even more rejecting the idea of relocating its detainees to U.S. prisons. Read the rest of this entry »

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2 June 2009 at 9:56 pm

Sri Lanka Disputes Report of 20,000 Dead

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29-30 | AJE, NYT and AI

Calls around the world are growing for an inquiry into the number of civilians who may have been killed in the final stages of the Sri Lankan military’s assault on Tamil Tiger fighters. Both sides have been accused of killing civilians in the conflict. The U.N. says the total number of people killed in the final phase may never be known. Al Jazeera’s Azhar Sukri reports. (2:56):

Sri Lankan government officials have denounced a report by the Times of London on Friday that “more than 20,000 Tamil civilians were killed in the final throes of the Sri Lankan civil war, most as a result of government shelling.”

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30 May 2009 at 2:51 pm

Israel OKs Bill to Outlaw Denial of Israel as ‘Jewish State’; Crisis Deepens in West Bank

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28 May 09 | AWC News, IPS and Ha’aretz

Latest in a series of laws aimed at silencing Arab citizens. Read the rest of this entry »

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28 May 2009 at 4:04 pm

Somalia Peace Overture Rejected After Amnesty Int’l Calls for End to ‘Amputations and Public Killings’

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14-15 May 09 | BBC and AI

Somalia’s president has appealed to Islamist insurgents to negotiate as intermittent fighting continued for an eighth day in the capital, Mogadishu. Read the rest of this entry »

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15 May 2009 at 3:40 pm

U.S. Reporter Roxana Saberi Released From Prison in Iran

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11 May 09 | Ha’aretz and AI

Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi was released on Monday from Tehran’s Evin jail after a court cut her eight-year prison sentence to a suspended term, her lawyer said, citing her father. Read the rest of this entry »

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11 May 2009 at 4:55 pm

U.N.: Sri Lankan Attack a ‘Bloodbath’

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11 May 09 | AJE, LAT and AI

The U.N. has described the alleged killing of hundreds of Sri Lankan civilians in the country’s offensive against the separatist Tamil Tigers as a “bloodbath”.


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11 May 2009 at 4:33 pm

U.S. Military Officials Concede Killing Scores of Civilians in Afghan Strike

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7-8 May 09 | AWC News, AJE, AI and PTV

The US military is backing off its previous claims that the Farah airstrike, which Afghan officials are now saying killed 147 civilians, was entirely manufactured by the Taliban and the US attacks only destroyed homes full of already dead bodies.

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8 May 2009 at 11:46 am