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Israel Gags News on Extra-Judicial Killings

 Mel Frykberg RAMALLAH, Apr 2 (IPS) – An Israeli journalist remains under house arrest and another lives abroad, after they broke news on Israeli undercover units carrying out assassinations or “targeted killings” of non-combatant Palestinian political opponents. Anat Kam, 23, who used to work for the Israeli news site ‘Walla’, …

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Leaked Video of Shooting Spurs Calls for New Probe

Charles Fromm WASHINGTON, Apr 6 (IPS) – Journalist advocacy groups called for the reopening of an investigation into the 2007 killing of a Reuters photographer and his driver after the WikiLeaks website released classified video footage on Monday of a 2007 helicopter attack in Baghdad which killed 12 people.“This footage …

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Judge Rebukes Bush-Era Spying Programme

 William Fisher NEW YORK, Apr 5 (IPS) – The efforts of the Barack Obama administration to maintain the secrecy of the counterterrorism policies of its predecessor, the administration of former President George W. Bush, hit a major speed bump last week.On Mar. 31, a federal judge ruled that the National …

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Britain expels Israeli diplomat

12:40 PM Wednesday Mar 24, 2010 Britain has expelled a senior Israeli official from London in the latest fallout from the murder of a Hamas commander at his Dubai hotel in January. The expulsion came after the British intelligence concluded there was “compelling evidence” that the fake UK passports used …

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US deaths double in Afghanistan

By SEBASTIAN ABBOT (AP) KABUL — The number of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan has roughly doubled in the first three months of 2010 compared to the same period last year as Washington has added tens of thousands of additional soldiers to reverse the Taliban’s momentum. Those deaths have been …

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Depleted Uranium: A War Crime Within a War Crime

William BOWLES March 20, 2010     As if destroying a country and its culture ain’t bad enough, how about destroying its future, its children? I want to scream it from the rooftops! We are complicit in crimes of such enormity that I find it difficult to find the words …

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Israel is Boss

By Margaret Kimberley – 03/16/2010 The United States may invade and occupy Iraq, undermine elected presidents in Haiti and throw its weight around in numerous ways in numerous parts of the world. Yet there is one country it does not dare to confront. Of course, the nation in question is …

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An Open Letter

To American War Criminals And Others Who Scream For The Blood Of Innocent People In Foreign Lands… and At Home By Joe Cortina 3-13-10 I am finally convinced that a huge percentage of the American people are the worst hypocrites imaginable considering the fact that some 80% of us claim …

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‘More birth defects’ in Fallujah

Doctors in the Iraqi city of Fallujah are reporting a high level of birth defects, with some blaming weapons used by the US after the Iraq invasion. The city witnessed fierce fighting in 2004 as US forces carried out a major offensive against insurgents. Now, the level of heart defects …

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Israel Okays New West Bank Settler Homes Despite Moratorium

Published on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 by Agence France Presse by Agence France Presse JERUSALEM – Israel has given the green light for the building of 112 new homes in a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank despite a partial moratorium on such construction, a minister said on Monday. …

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