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European states clamp down on transit points used by refugees Greece to hold elections Sunday amid multiple crises  Bill to reverse 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports advances in Congress California labor activists celebrate wage theft bill and minimum wage hike in Los Angeles County Brazilian police suspected of killing 19 people in Sao Paulo suburb, the fourth such massacre in a year Indian government cracks down on critical NGOs and their foreign funders Small town library stands up to...
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NORTHERN ALLIANCE TAKES KEY CITY (2:06) As this program went to air, leaders of the CIA-backed Northern Alliance claimed they took the key Afghan city of Mazar e- Shareef. If true, it could prove to be a pivitol turningpoint in the US war against Afghanistan. Jeremy Scahill reports. WHAT THE OFFENSIVE MEANS (1:16) Free Speech Radio News Correspondent Fariba Nawa is in Islamabaad. She explains the importance of Mazar e-Shareef. FAST TRACK OFF FAST TRACK? (2:51) A vote is scheduled next week in...
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LEBANON RESOLUTION AT THE UN A United States authored UN Security Council Resolution on Lebanon has been drafted and is set to circulate today among the 15 member states at United Nations headquarters in New York. The resolution calls on Syria to officially define its borders and establish diplomatic ties with Lebanon, something it did not do during its 29-year military presence in the country. Jackson Allers reports from Beirut. In the wake of Wednesday's massive demonstration in Beirut of...
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Americans Killed In Gaza Blast -- Mohammed Ghalayini Three American security guards have been killed in an explosion that targeted the convoy they were traveling in on the main road to Gaza, just outside the Palestinian town of Beit Hanun. Mohammed Ghalayini reports from Gaza. Hindu Activists Arrested -- Binu Alex Authorities in Indian state of Uttar Pradesh have arrested more than 10,000 Hindu activists: Binu Alex is in Ahmdebad Journalists Ordered To Reveal Sources -- Josh Chaffin A federal...
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UN Denounces Israeli Raid that Kills 10 This afternoon the UN denounced the Israeli pre-dawn raid on the Burejj Refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, which killed ten Palestinians, two were UN employees. The United Nations accuses the Israeli military of killing ten unarmed civilians during its 3-hour raid on the refugee camp, which came as Muslims were celebrating Eid el-Fitr, the four-day festival marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. We go first to UN Spokesperson for Kofi Annan, Fred...
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Activists Get New Trial in McDonald's Libel Suit The European Court of Human Rights ruled today that two activists found guilty of libeling McDonald's had an unfair trial. Naomi Fowler reports from London. US Sends UN to Sudan, Justice to Tanzania The United States has issued a draft resolution in the United Nations Security Council to send ?peacekeeping? troops to Sudan, but recommends redirecting justice for war criminals away from the International Criminal Court.Haider Rizvi has more from...
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800-Thousand Workers Demonstrate in France French labor unions say that 800-thousand workers demonstrated around the country in a day of action.Tony Cross report from Paris. Guatemalans Protesting CAFTA, Congress Delays Vote Guatemalan demonstrators, protesting the so-called Central American Free Trade Agreement, were hit by police with tear gas and a water cannon with blue dye as the nationalCongress put off the vote on the treaty.Luz Ruiz reports from Guatemala City. Activists Ask FCC to Stop...
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TENSE DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS Diplomatic relations between Mexico and Venezuela are on the rocks after an ongoing verbal exchange between their heads of state. Vladimir Flores reports from Mexico. The verbal dispute between Mexican president Vicente Fox and Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez began earlier this month at the Summit of the Americas meeting in Argentina over a disagreement regarding the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas. Chvez said Fox is a "puppy dog of the empire" for...
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MN Senator Wellstone Dies in Plane Crash Senator Paul Wellstone of Minnesota died in a tragic plane crash earlier today. His wife, daughter and five members of his staff were also killed. Deepa Fernandes spoke with Pacifica's Senior National Affairs correspondent Larry Bensky who has covered the career of Paul Wellstone for over a decade. NRA Visits Colorado to Round Up Republican Support As authorities in three states and the District of Columbia conferred today about who should prosecute two...
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Features Senate Judiciary Committee Considers Guantanamo Bay Prisoner Rights (4:10) A military lawyer appointed to represent a Guantanamo Bay detainee testified in Congress today that his client was forced to plead guilty to an unspecified war crime in order to see a lawyer. The testimony came as the Senate Judiciary Committee held an open hearing on whether detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay are being afforded their rights to due process. Washington editor Mitch Jeserich was there and...
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UN gains access to besieged Syrian towns to distribute aid, ceasefire talks postponed Multiple hospitals attacked in northern Syria, UN envoy arrives unannounced Student protests in India gain momentum following student arrests on sedition charges Pope Francis visits Mexico, strikes a humanistic pose while remaining diplomatic GOP vows to stall confirmation after death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia California African-American Museum celebrates Black History Month with educational...
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The Baghdad office of the Arab world?s primary news service Al-Jazeera was shut down for 30 days by the U.S. installed Iraqi government. Iraq?s Interior Minister Falah al-Naqib said the government is trying to bring order to the nation and blames the news agency for encouraging dissent and violence. On their web site, Al-Jazeera says the action is totally against promises made for free speech and openness in Iraq. In 2002, Saddam Hussein also closed the news agency?s Baghdad office. The editor...
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A federal appeals court ruled that the ban on partial birth abortions is unconstitutional. The ban includes an exception to save the life of the mother, but the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis says that exceptions doesn't go far enough to regard the health of a woman. The ruling upholds a prior ruling by U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf of Lincoln Nebraska who heard one of three cases on the issue last year. A case in New York and San Francisco also ruled the ban unconstitional, which...
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The California Supreme Court has ruled that San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom exceeded his authority when he ordered the City to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Kellia Ramares reports from Oakland. Federal negotiators are reportedly working with the legal representative of Yassar Hamdi to possibly release the U.S. citizen that the Supreme Court ruled must be tried on U.S. soil rather than in a military tribunal. Grace Anderson reports from D.C. The second highest court in Britain...
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Is the FBI in Your Bread Box? The FBI will soon be able to monitor internet websites, and enter places of worship and public libraries...without having to first present evidence of criminal activity.Attorney General John Ashcroft announced a new set of FBI guidelines today, which allow field agents to commence investigations without the permission of their superiors.Joshua Chaffin reports from DC. Mumia Abu Jamal Commentary Death Row Journalist Mumia Abu Jamal offers this commentary on the...
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More than 10-thousand Ukrainians went to Independence Square in Kiev today to demonstrate against the pending election results. According to officially released numbers, the current Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych, backed by Russian leaders, is in the lead for the presidency. However, supporters of Viktor Yushchenko say the elections were rigged and refuse to leave the square until their candidate is declared the winner. International election observers including contingents from the European...
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FL Officials to Disqualify Felon Voters- Again Florida state officials are being vigilant about removing convicted felons from voting rolls leading up to another anticipated Presidential election.Poll watchers say as many as 40-thousand people will be disenfranchised, many of them African-American and Democratic voters. Mitch Perry reports from WMNF in Tampa. Kosovo Peacekeepers Promoting Sex Trade? A scathing 56-page report released by Amnesty International accuses the United Nations and NATO...
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Last night at midnight was the deadline for settlers to leave all camps in Gaza and four in the West Bank. Israeli soldiers began handing out eviction notices today to the settlers who refused to leave. As Laila El-Haddad reports, Palestinians are cheering the evacuation, but are cautious about the future. As India celebrated its 58th independence day today from colonial rule, a strike was observed in Indian administered Kashmir. The strike was called by the main separatist alliance All Parties...
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War Carnage Over the last day fighting has turned gruesome in Iraq, FSRN Correspondent Gareth Schweitzer just filed this report from near Najab in Iraq. Official War Spin Continues Meanwhile, the Pentagon and the President have been in overdrive today telling the American people and the world that the war may take longer than expected, but they will be victorious. Ian Forest has been following the story. POW Controversy The Pentagon reports the US/UK invasion forces have detained more than 3000...
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WAR CRIMES SUSPECT ARRESTED Retired General Ante Gotovina has been arrested in the Canary Islands. Gotovina is the third most wanted ex-Yugoslavia war crimes suspect and has been indicted by the Hague Tribunal for war crimes committed against Serbs in Croatia. Zoran Culafic reports from Belgrade. PATRIOT ACT VOTE Congressional negotiators agreed today on language to extend the USA Patriot Act for another four years. The legislation is set to expire at the end of the month. Sen. Russ Feingold...
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Sharon: "Arafat is the Enemy" Report from Ramallah Arab Reaction to Israel's Invasion An Interview With the Mother of Zacarias Moussaoui Second Execution in Tennessee Planned March Against INS Raids at LAX
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More Israeli and Palestinian Attacks Israel is defending its policy of pre-emptive strikes against opponents after rare criticism of the policy from the US-- the rebuke came after Israel yesterdaytried - but failed - to kill Hamas spokesman Abdul Aziz Rantisi in Gaza. As Hamas vowed to avenge the attack - a suicide bomber detonated a huge bomb on a bus in Jerusalem just hours ago killing 17 and wounding scores more - with Israel an hour later attacking Hamas leaders in Gaza city, killing six....
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? Hundreds of Palestinian Dead in Jenin Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres disputed Palestinian claims of a massacre at refugee camps in the West Bank town of Jenin. Over 100 Palestinians died in Jenin today, but Peres says Israeli troops faced fierce resistance from Palestinian militants holed up in a small pocket in the Jenin refugee camp. The Palestinian Authority has compared the casualties in Jenin to the massacre by Israeli-allied Lebanese Christian militia of hundreds of Palestinians...
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Labor Day Special: Working News; FSRN from the Ground Up As we mark Labor Day, we at FSRN have a special documentary presentation today "Working News; FSRN from the Ground Up", inviting listeners inside the worker-run collective of Free Speech Radio News. Over the past 3 years, as the news media has continued to consolidate under a few major corporate interests, independent newsmakers from around the US and many corners of the world have come together to form the newscast you listen...
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Bush's Bright Idea for Wildfires (2:46) President Bush is expected to propose making it easier for the timber industry to thin national forests. An administration official says the president will announce the plan on his trip to the west coast that began today. Advocates of thinning say it will help reduce catastrophic fires like the ones sweeping western states this summer. But not everyone agrees that commercial logging can help reduce fire danger at all. From Rapid City South Dakota, Joshua...
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Urban League Report The National Urban League released The State of Black America 2005 report today showing stark disparities between the status of blacks and whites. David Koppel reports from Washington DC. Kashmir Bus Depot Attacked Four separate groups have claimed responsibility for an attack today on a government guesthouse being used to shelter passengers on the first bus in 50 years to cross between the Indian and Pakistani sides of Kashmir. Shanawaz Kahn reports from Kashmir. Thousands...
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Protests in Egypt Protesters took to the streets of several Egyptian cities today in defiance of a ban on public dissent to protest a potential fifth term in office for President Hosni Mubabrak. In Cairo, hundreds of protestors were met by thousands of riot police who turned them away from the Parliament building. Street demonstrations are officially banned in Egypt by emergency laws enacted after President Anwar Sadat's assassination in 1981. Police said 20 people were detained in Alexandria...
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Iraq Update Voter registration for the January elections began in Iraq, today. Also today, gunmen assassinated Baghdad?s deputy governor as he was in a car on the way to work. About 65-hundred U.S. soldiers will remain in Iraq more than two months longer even after they have served their term. U.S. Army officials say they need to keep experienced soldiers in the field through the Iraqi elections in January. U.S. forces are continuing to amass around Fallujah. U.S. installed Prime Minister Ayad...
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Turkish Parliament Says NO to US Troops Under intense American pressure, Turkey's foreign minister indicated today that his government would ask Parliament to vote a second time on whether to allow American troops to use the country as a base for a military attack against Iraq. The minister, Yasar Yakis, spoke one day after lawmakers here rejected such a plan. After a marathon meeting of senior officials, Mr. Yakis said that his government would take a new resolution to Parliament later this...
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Protests Against NATO The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is meeting this week in Prague marking the first NATO summit behind the former Iron Curtain. NATO just passed a resolution pressing Iraq to comply with UN inspectors or face serious consequences. Meanwhile, several peaceful street demonstrations are taking place against the summit. FSRN's Charles Michael Ray has this story from the streets of Prague. National Anti-War Student Day of Action The Christian Science Monitor is reporting...
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Hamas Leader Killed by Israeli Forces Sumpreme Court Hears Privacy Case 911 Hearings on the Capital Worldwide Protests Against War New IMF Agreement in Argentina Return to FSRN's news archive or FSRN's home page.
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Rockets on Donkey Carts in Baghdad Pulled by typically low-key donkey carts, attackers in Iraq blasted rockets at the Iraqi Oil Ministry and Sheridan Hotel, home to many foreign journalists. Ahmed Al-arawi reports from Baghdad. DOJ Protests Over Wal-Mart Arrests Today, protestors went before the Department of Justice to speak out against the raids and arrest last month of close to 300 undocumented immigrant workers at Wal-Marts throughout the U.S. Darby Hickey was there. Oilman as Ambassador to...
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ANOTHER PASSENGER PLANE CRASHES IN NEW YORK 3:30 American Airlines Flight 587 en route to the Dominican Republic carrying 255 passengers crashed shortly after take off this morning from Kennedy airport. According to eyewitness accounts the plane's engine broke apart in the air causing the plane to nose dive into Rockaway's residential area. From New York. Geoff Brady has this report. CAUSE OF CRASH IN DOUBT 3:25 Correspondent Randi Zimmerman looks into the causes of today's airplane crash. ......
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Jury begins deliberation in NY Police Torture case In New York today a federal jury began deliberations in the trial of former police officer Charles Schwartz for his role in the 1997 torture of Haitian Immigrant Abner Louima. Another police officer, Justin Volpe pled guilty to taking a broom handle and forcing it up Louima's rectum and is now serving 30 years. Schwartz was said to have helped Volpe torture Louima by holding him down. This is the second time Schwartz is being tried in was has...
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Bush in BerlinIraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz Speaks with Free Speech Radio News in BaghdadSix International Peace Activists Still Detained By Israeli Defense ForcesNapolean Beasley to be Executed
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Iraq Hearings, Day Two(3:55) In the second day of Capitol Hill hearings on Iraq, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee heard testimony on what the US role would be "the day after" a US attack on Saddam Hussein's regime.But critics of the process say Congress isn't asking the fundamental question, "why attack Iraq in the first place?"Joshua Chaffin reports from the Capitol What Happened at Jenin?(1:24) After being denied access to the site of the Jenin refugee camp by the...
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Remembering Nagasaki Just days after the nuclear bomb ?little boy? was dropped on Hiroshima, immediately killing 140,000 people, on August 9 1945, the US dropped a second bomb on the city of Nagasaki, and this Saturday marked the 58th anniversary of that nuclear attack. In the flash of an eye, 74-thousand people were killed and the fallout has killed many more. Reporting from Nagasaki, Miles Ashdown brings us the voices of some of the survivors. Navy Dedicates War Ship on Nagasaki Anniversary...
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Special Documentary On this special Independence Day edition of Free Speech Radio News ? we bring you three segments ? each focusing on the limits imposed on the independence of individuals following the attacks on September 11. We begin with an overview of the relationship between personal freedom and national security as altered by the USA Patriot Act. We will then look at one of the effects of the Patriot Act ? repression of public dissent -- and the movement to counter limitations placed on...
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CIA Purges Bush Adversaries Central Intelligence Agency staffers say Bush administration officials have ordered a purge of political adversaries in the agency.Matthew Swope reports from D.C. New Immigration Plan Starts Today Federal agents in three cities along the Mexican and Canadian borders began the first part of a new immigration security program that critics say uses the wrong techniques.From KPFT, Renee Feltz has more. US Flights to Torture A British newspaper reports that an executive...
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Recounts Around the Nation Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb filed official requests for a presidential ballot recount in New Mexico and Nevada. As in Ohio, Libertarian candidate Michael Badnarik joined him.Today a hand recount of New Hampshire ballots wrapped up. In New Hamshire, Avishay Artsy has the story. Supreme Court to Determine How Far Title IX Reaches The U.S. Supreme Court will decide if someone reporting gender discrimination is as equally protected as those who are being...
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Justice Department Aims to Fingerprint Arab and Muslim Visitors to America Yesterday, Attorney General John Ashcroft announced Justice Department regulations that would require 100,000 foreign students, tourists and other visitors to be scrutinized upon entry into the country. The measures include fingerprinting and photographing, and the new regulations would largely target people from Muslim and Arab nations. This as President Bush will tonight unveil his new proposal for the creation of a...
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President George W. Bush is sticking with the party denial that he or anyone in his administration knew about the possibility that Al-Queda cells were planning to hijack planes and crash them into buildings. However, commissioners on the administration?s hand picked investigation committee say otherwise. Ellen Ratner reports from D.C. Four out of nine soldiers, from a New York Army National Guard company serving in Iraq are contaminated with depleted uranium poisoning. Ama Buadi has more. Sri...
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VIOLENCE IN BASRA Suicide bombers killed 68 people today in Basra ? among them 17 children incinerated in two minibuses on their way to school. More than two hundred people were injured. The coordinated strikes targeted police stations. The bombings brought yet another front of violence while an agreement aimed at bringing peace to Falluja met troubles only a day after it?s implementation. A heavy battle broke out there today and by mid-day noone had surrendered any heavy weapons. The US...
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Judith Miller Testifies in front of Grand Jury New York Times reporter Judith Miller was released from jail yesterday after getting the go ahead from the Vice President's Chief of Staff, Lewis Libby to disregard their confidentiality agreement. Gus Caravalho reports from Washington. Scientists Say Global Warming Causes More Intense Hurricanes Scientists today said climate change and the destruction of coastal wetlands could mean the same types of disasters New Orleans saw with Hurricane...
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Bush Goes to South America to Talk Drugs In Lima Peru this weekend, President Bush will meet with South American leaders including Colombian president Andres Pastrana. The White House is asking Congress for more money to expand the anti-narcotics program known as Plan Columbia. Among other components, President Bush wants to expand arial fumigation of illegal drug crops. A group of Colombian farmers told Congress last week the fumigation is a failure and that it's poisoning their families and...
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U-S BOMBS RED CROSS, AGAIN 3:09 U-S bombs reigned down on food warehouses of the International Red Cross again today. A spokesperson for the international aid agency told reporters huge explosions hit three warehouses at 11:30am Kabul time setting fire to needed food supplies on fire.Jeremy Scahill has more. HUMANITARIAN DISASTER IN AFGHANISTAN 3:57 U.S. bombs had hit Red Cross warehouses in Kabul on October 16 as well. The Red Cross said those warehouses had essential food supplies, tents,...
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The California state assembly voted last night to pass a landmark bill legalizing same sex marriage. Christopher Martinez has more from Sacramento. Louisiana Mayor Roy Nagin reissued an order for the forced evacuation up to 10,000 residents remaining in New Orleans. No forced evacuations have been reported. Floodwaters are slowly draining in the city, but protecting the area from spreading disease, toxic water and explosions are still big concerns. A water born bacterial infection may have...
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US Attack on Iraq Looms Closer(4:00) The White House continues to press world leaders for UN action against Iraq in the coming weeks. The Iraqis say they cannot comply with US demands. Pundits and anti-war activists say the US refuses to talk to the Iraqis, and they see a US attack as inevitable. Meanwhile companies with close ties to the Bush Administration are poised to gain from a new US war on Iraq.Josh Chaffin reports from Washington. Kashmir Overlooked in Indian Elections(2:17) This past...
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Interview with Hamas Leader(6:27) This morning Israeli officials announced they are considering deporting relatives of Palestinians believed to have committed terrorist acts. Earlier this week Israeli soldiers arrested sixteen relatives of two Palestinian men alleged to be terrorists, and expelled the males to the Gaza Strip.A government spokesperson told the press Israel might make this a new policy, believing that the expulsion of relatives will help deter new terrorist attacks.Members of the...
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Blix Report #3 (3:28) The Iraqi government has agreed to destroy itsAl-Samoud-surface-to-air missiles, meeting a key demand of United Nations weapons inspectors. The move comes as the Security Council prepares to discuss chief inspector Hans Blix?s latest report on Iraqidisarmament, and could influence attempts by the US and its allies to push through a new resolution authorizing war. At stake are the votes of six undecided developing nations vulnerable to US military, economic and political...
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On Sunday, in Mexico, an estimated 350,000 people, according to the ?Salt Lake Tribune?, took part in a peaceful, silent protest march through the heart of Mexico City, to protest kidnappings, violent crimes and the failures of law enforcement to stop or fully investigate these crimes.The march was the largest in Mexico?s recent history.Marchers wore black ribbons in memory of victims killed during kidnappings and robberies ? and rather than chant, protesters shared stories of people who had...
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The United States Senate passed the Medicare bill critics claim leads to the privatization of medical provisions for the nation?s senior citizens. President Bush promises to sign the bill into law that carries a much sought after measure to cover prescription drugs. Many agree if not seniors, the bill will surely help drug manufacturers and insurance companies who helped create and heavily lobbied for the bill. The U.S. Congress struck a deal with White House officials that would allow media...
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Police Brutality Case in LA(2:53) There is outrage in communities of color around the country as yet another white police officer in the Los Angeles town of Inglewood was caught by a video camera beating a young black man he was arresting. The videotape was taken by a tourist on Saturday at a motel across the street from the gas station where the arrest took place. It shows the teen hoisted to his feet by Officer Morse and slammed onto the trunk of a police car. The officer then puts a hand on...
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Framework agreement reached on Iran’s nuclear program and UN sanctions Nigerian presidential election results deliver historic shakeup Al Shabab attack kills 147 at Kenyan university Transparency activists want to shine a light on ‘dark money’ Public services and budget allocations take center stage of Chicago mayoral run-off Mumia Abu-Jamal discharged from hospital, transferred to prison infirmary Protests follow Australia’s moves to cut services in remote indigenous communities...
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POST-ELECTION UNREST IN GAZA Hundreds of Fateh supporters took to the streets of Gaza City today, [protesting their party's loss in the historic legislative elections and] calling for the resignation of the Fateh leadership. In Gaza City, Laila El-Haddad has the story. The mob of young supporters, which included the militant wing of Fateh, al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, marched throughout the city streets, shooting wildly into the air and blaming the Fateh leadership for the crushing blow in the...
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U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals due to rule soon on Trump’s travel ban Attorney Gen. takes oath, more EOs rolled out, and a mother's deportation Repeal of Obamacare gives hope for advocates of single payer healthcare Betsy DeVos sworn in as Secretary of Education Army Corps of Engineers grants easement for remaining stretch of Dakota Access pipeline Denver authorities begin permitting process for cannabis consumption venues U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds stay blocking Trump’s...
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Jobless Disclaimer President Bush and Congressional Republicans are hailing the new unemployment numbers as evidence that the economy is doing well.According to Bureau of Labor Department statistics, unemployment rates did drop for whites and most notably for teens, but they rose for African-Americans. Pentagon Money and Power The House of Representatives approved a 401-billion dollar defense-spending bill giving Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld greater ability to hire, fire, and promote...
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U.S. soldiers were authorized to use attack dogs to intimidate Iraqis prisoners. Karen Mitchell has more from the D.C. coop. The voter advocacy group is taking legal action against the state of South Dakota for alleged voting irregularities during the state?s special election last week. Jim Kent reports from Rapid City. Elections for European Union representatives are taking place around the EU today. Yet EU voters are showing less than enthusiastic support for going to the polls. Only...
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109th Congress/Powell in Asia The 109th U.S. Congress opened today by swearing in its newest members. The Senate also sent a message of sympathy to the people of Asia who have suffered such devastating losses after an earthquake and subsequent tsunami took the lives of more than 120-thousand people.Secretary of State Colin Powell is now traveling in the region.However, since Powell is leaving the post, President Bush has assigned his brother, Florida Governor Jeb Bush to spearhead U.S. relief...
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In Yemen, 13 people died in the second day of protests over an increase of gas prices. Protestors and police clashed as Yemeni's were chanting anti-government slogans, threw stones, and attacked government buildings. Outrage erupted over the governments effort to cut debt. In addition to increasing gas prices, spending programs will be cut for the impoverished country. 45 percent of Yemeni's live in poverty and 35 percent are unemployed. Two Algerian ambassadors and their drivers were kidnapped...
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Central American Leaders Push CAFTA in D.C. Six leaders of Central American nations are wooing Congressional leaders at the invitation of the White House hoping to soften them up for pending trade pact legislation.Brian Zinn has more from D.C. Nationalization of Oil in Bolivia Social movement leaders in Bolivia are calling for the nationalization of gas and oil resources countering the President?s call for a summit to resolve their differences.Luis Gomez reports from Cochabamba....
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Millions Prepare for Pope's Death One point one billion Catholics and millions of others are preparing for the death of Pope John Paul II. Crowds continue to gather in St. Peter?s Square praying for the 84-year old pontiff. For 26 years, John Paul II has been a stalwart speaker on behalf of the poor and against the death penalty. He has also been credited with participating in the downfall of Communism in Eastern Europe. The leading policy maker for the church, John Paul II has been an...
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Italians Challenge Pentagon Report The Italian government is contradicting a Pentagon report that absolves a US soldier of any wrong doing in the killing of an Italian intelligence officer in Iraq.Diletta Varlesce reports from Brescia. Sudan Confirms CIA Ties The government of Sudan has confirmed its "strongrelationship" with US intelligence agencies, despite being labeled by the Bush administration as a state sponsor of terrorism. Ingrid Drake from the DC Radio Co-op has this report....
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MULTIPLE CAR BOMBINGS IN BAGHDAD Seven car bombs killed at least eight people and wounded dozens in Baghdad today, as talks continue over the formation of a new government. David Enders reports. GRENADE ATTACKS AT POLLS IN KASHMIR Elections for four seats of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative assembly were marred by violence in Indian-administered Kashmir today. Shahnawaz Khan has more. BIN LADEN CALLS FOR MORE TERROR IN DARFUR An audio tape thought to contain the voice of terrorist Osama Bin...
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MORE INFO COMING UP...... Turkey Opposed To War(4:15) Tomorrow the leader of Turkey's ruling Islamic AK Party, Tayyip Erdogan will be sworn into Parliament having been elected as a deputy from the Southeastern City of Siirt. By Thursday he will likely be the Prime Minister. After he becomes Prime Minister Erdogan will likely submit a new resolution to the Parliament authorizing the United States to launch a Northern Front for its war on Iraq from Turkish sol. All of this only a week after the...
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The chair of the Oil for Food Inquiry Committee, Paul Volcker, said that US Congressmen misused their subpoena power when they demanded that a former investigator turn over documents. A lawyer, who resigned from the committee investigation team, turned over the documents after receiving the subpoena saying they show that the committee?s report protects UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. Volker stated today that the subpoena issued to Robert Parton was inappropriate and that the investigator was...
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House Passes Class Action Bill The House of Representatives approved the "Class Action Fairness Act of 2005? this afternoon. The bill will now go to President Bush who is sure to sign it into law. Shirley Chang reports from Washington DC. Lula Sends Troops to Troubled Brazilian Region While many in Brazil are mourning the death of Sister Dorothy Stang, they question why, after so many assassinations, there has not been more attention to the violence in the area. Natalia Viana reports from...
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The evacuation of all 21 settlements in Gaza and 4 in the West Bank is complete. Israel?s Army Chief, Lt. Gen. Dan Halutz, said bulldozing Of the settlements will take 10 days followed by a military pull out. He said he expects Gaza to be in complete control of the Palestinians by September. Israel?s Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Israel will maintain control of the remainder Of the West Bank. Palestinians hope to also recover control of the West Bank. European Union negotiating countries...
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Clarke's 9.11 Testimony Declassified? Republican Congressional leaders want to declassify Richard Clarke?s testimony to the September 11th Commission given behind closed doors in 2002.Senate Majority leader Bill Frist says he wants to know if Clarke lied under oath.In his best-selling book and again at a public hearing this week, Clarke provided a glimpse behind the White House?s veil of loyalty by charging that high-level Bush administration officials ignored or reduced the priority of key...
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3-yr-old Killed in Gaza Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is negotiating with all sides in the Gaza strip as more charges and gunfire cuts through the occupied territory.Laila El-Haddad has more from Gaza City. New Mexico Is Open for Exploratory Drilling Officials with U.S. Land Management announced that the state of New Mexico is open for exploratory oil drilling.From KUNM in Albuquerque, Jim Williams has more. Connecticut State Execution on the Horizon The U.S. Supreme Court considers a...
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Mass Deportation Planned According to a report released yesterday by the Coalition for the Human Rights of Immigrants, the Department of Homeland Security immigration enforcement arm ? the BICEor Bureau of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement is set to deport as many as 100 Middle Eastern detainees from Buffalo, New York as soon as tomorrow morning. Although FSRN could not confirm through the Department of Homeland Security or BICE that a deportation was occurring - critics of post 911...
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Boston police officers announced they will be protesting outside the Democratic National Convention. Sara Turner reports for the Workers Independent News Service. Today, the British government approves planting genetically modified crops over strong objections by parliament and the general population. Naomi Fowler reports from London. Pakistan has advanced their nuclear weapons program while furthering a nuclear power plant deal with China. In Islamabad, Masror Hussain has more. The...
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CHAD WITHDRAWS FROM DARFUR PEACE TALKS The government of Chad has withdrawn from the African Union-brokered peace talks on Sudan's troubled Darfur region. Sam Olukoya reports from Lagos. SCARCITY IN NEPAL Strikes and protests continue into their 12th day in Nepal. Although the length of the strike is indicative of the strength of the pro-democracy movement, paralyzed transportation has spawned a scarcity of food and fuel. PC Dubey reports from Kathmandu. FORMER GOVERNOR FOUND GUILTY OF...
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Connecticut?s Republican governor indicates she will sign the civil union legislation that the state Senate passed this week and the House is expected to vote on as early as next week.Melinda Tuhus reports from New Haven. The course of Mexico?s upcoming presidential election will likely be determined today.Shannon Young explains why from Oaxaca. Members of Brazil?s landless movement occupied their 13th farm.Natalia Viana reports from Sao Paolo. Potato farmers in Peru ended their strike but the...
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