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Russian security forces shoot 3 suspects dead

Agence France-Presse Russian security forces yesterday shot dead three people suspected of organizing the suicide bombings in the Moscow metro. Security forces attempted to detain the three, but killed them after they fired back. “Unfortunately, we were not able to ...

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Libya air crash inquiry under way

Aviation officials in Libya are investigating the plane crash that killed 103 people at Tripoli airport. The flight recorders have been recovered and handed over to analysts for clues on what brought down the Afriqiyah Airways flight on Wednesday. Police ...

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No More Investment Banks

Turn Them Into Public Utilities      By Mike Whitney     “If you made it past the credit crisis, you are not making it past the economic carnage.” Meredith A. Whitney, market analyst at Oppenheimer & Company  Information Clearinghouse” | It worked. So ...

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System Failure and the Need for Revolution

by Raymond Lotta | The most serious financial crisis since the Great Depression shows no sign of letting up. The financial edifice of U.S. imperialism is in danger of crumbling. The U.S. ruling class is confronting what Federal Reserve chairman ...

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Solutions for a Sustainable World

TNI | The Schumacher lectures are traditionally held in Bristol but have now branched out so that Schumacher North, based in Leeds, also organises the series. They occupy a day, with three people delivering lectures and a final panel. My companions ...

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Bush To Provide $6.4 Billion In Arms To Taiwan

BigNewsNetwork | The U.S. government is to sell $6.4 billion of weapons to Taiwan, the State Department announced on Friday. State Department deputy spokesman Robert Wood said Congressional approval was required, but believes this will come quickly. A submission went ...

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No “Bailout” for the World’s Poorest

By Thalif Deen | As a spreading financial crisis threatens to deepen the economic recession in the United States, the news of an unprecedented 700-billion-dollar bailout package reverberated through the corridors of the United Nations last week as over 100 ...

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Rights groups demonstrate outside UN

Amnesty International and human rights activists are expected to send a message to United Nations Security Council at a rally on Thursday evening urging the body to reject efforts to block indictment of Sudanese president Omar Al Bashir by International ...

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Will International Law Reach Bush?

By Peter Dyer | Q: What do Radovan Karadzic, former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin, and George W. Bush have in common? A: Each lives under the slowly growing shadow of a body of international criminal law. This law ...

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When Corporations Rule the World

PCDF | Those of us who seek to intervene in policy debates in favor of economic justice and environmentally sustainability are regularly assured by the world’s power brokers that they are fully committed to these goals so long as economic growth and ...

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Writers, Film-makers Defy Censors

IPS | “I don’t sell cocaine,” says the video vendor in Kano’s Rimi market when I ask for Adam Zango’s music video CD Bahaushiya. He is not referring to the white powder, but instead a new illegal substance — Hausa ...

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Howard Zinn – US ‘in need of rebellion’

Al Jazeera speaks to Howard Zinn, the author, American historian, social critic and activist, about how the Iraq war damaged attitudes towards the US and why the US “empire” is close to collapse. Q: Where is the United States heading in terms ...

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Journalists warned to get out of Afghanistan

AUSTRALIAN journalists in Afghanistan have been targeted by terrorists and were warned yesterday by the Federal Government to consider leaving the country. “Credible reports suggest terrorists may be targeting journalists, including Australians, in Afghanistan,” an updated travel advisory from the ...

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US military trained Georgian commandos

The US military provided combat training to 80 Georgian special forces commandos only months prior to Georgia’s army assault in South Ossetia in August. The revelation, based on recruitment documents and interviews with US military trainers obtained by the Financial ...

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Anti-Terror Laws Prone to Abuse, Amnesty Says

By Haider Rizvi | (IPS) -Numerous governments around the world are using anti-terror laws to suppress political dissent and civil liberties, according to a new report released by one of the world’s most respected human rights organisations. Amid calls for ...

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Thai government tries to shut down 400 websites

By Oliver Luft | Thailand’s Information and Communications Technology Ministry sought court orders yesterday to shut down about 400 websites and advised internet service providers to block 1,200 sites it considers a danger to national security or disturbing social order. ...

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A High Stakes US Gamble with Russia

By Stephen Lendman – RINF | Prior to entering WW II, US strategists had a clear aim in mind at its conclusion – to hold unchallengeable power in a new post-war global system: military, economic and political in a “Grand ...

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‘US troops are committing war crimes’

By Parwiz Shamal | AN AFGHAN human rights organisation has accused the United States army of committing war crimes in Afghanistan. The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) said on Tuesday that, according to their own investigations, civilians are killed ...

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Blackwater-linked firm to train Canadian troops

By Allan Woods | OTTAWA–Canadian soldiers could get training from a U.S. company closely linked to Blackwater USA, a private security firm implicated in the killings of hundreds of Iraqi civilians, if the Department of National Defence has its way. ...

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Manufactured Famine

By George Monbiot | In his book Late Victorian Holocausts, Mike Davis tells the story of the famines that sucked the guts out of India in the 1870s. The hunger began when a drought, caused by El Nino, killed the ...

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US attacks China’s human rights record

ABC | The United States has launched a strongly-worded attack on China’s human rights record just hours before the Closing Ceremony of the Olympics. In a written statement from its ambassador to China, the United States has attacked China’s human ...

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Wasted Food Is Also Wasted Water

The world’s growing food crisis — which triggered riots and demonstrations in over 30 developing nations early this year — is being aggravated primarily by wastage and overconsumption. IPS | “Obesity is a much bigger problem than undernourishment,” said Professor ...

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US pledges to support new government

By Erika Niedowski | WASHINGTON // Condoleezza Rice, the US secretary of state, effectively bade farewell yesterday to a critical ally in the US war on terrorism, Pervez Musharraf, and pledged US support to the new government in Pakistan and ...

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PAKISTAN: Musharraf Quits, Avoids Impeachment

ISLAMABAD (IPS) | Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf resigned from office on Monday ending weeks of speculation over whether he would quit or face impeachment on charges of illegally seizing power by a parliament elected in February and dominated by political parties ...

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US, allies contemplating action against Russia

CRAWFORD, Texas – The United States on Sunday accused Russia of stalling its military pullback in Georgia, but the Bush administration is not rushing to repudiate Moscow for its actions. The White House is struggling to figure out the best ...

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Russia signs Georgia ceasefire deal

guardian.co.uk | The Russian president, Dmitry Medvedev, has signed a ceasefire pact to end hostilities in Georgia. The deal calls for Russian troops to pull back from Georgia but also grants them limited patrols inside the country. The Georgian president, ...

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India to examine protest deaths

By Ram Dutt Tripathi | The government of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has ordered an inquiry into the deaths of four farmers during clashes with the police on Wednesday. The clashes – which injured 50 people including policemen ...

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Rwanda: Obscuring the Truth About the Genocide

By Barrie Collins – Spiked  | Last week, the Rwandan government published the findings of its commission of inquiry into the role France played in the Rwandan genocide of 1994. It found French diplomats, military leaders and politicians – including former ...

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BP shuts down Georgia pipelines

Energy giant BP says it has shut two of three pipelines that run through Georgia as a precautionary measure. A spokeswoman for the firm said the oil and gas pipelines, which run from the Caspian Sea into Georgia, had not ...

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