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SA team sees horror in Haiti

2010-01-19 19:01   Johannesburg – The South African-based Gift of the Givers rescue team had to clear a hospital of 600 bodies in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Tuesday to bring the hospital into operation again.    Gift of the Givers chairperson, Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, said the organisation’s first search and rescue …

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SA team frees 5 quake survivors

2010-01-20 10:40   Johannesburg – Five people, among them a 60-year-old woman, were pulled out alive from a destroyed hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Tuesday by SA’s Gift of the Givers rescue team, the organisation said on Wednesday.   “After 2.5 hours of intense activity, team leader Ahmed Bham together …

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The Quiet American Goes to Yemen

  By URI AVNERY    The Quiet American was the hero of Graham Greene’s novel about the first Vietnam War, the one fought by the French.   He was a young and naïve American, a professor’s son, who had enjoyed a good education at Harvard, an idealist with all the …

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The airplane bomb plot: Obama continues the cover-up

By Patrick Martin WSWS, January 8, 2010   The statement made by President Barack Obama Thursday about the Christmas Day attempted bombing of a Northwest Airlines flight over Detroit is a continuation of a government-wide cover-up, aided and abetted by the media, of the actions of US intelligence and security …

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Welcome to the out-of-control decade

  We have seen the future, and it doesn’t belong to you   By Rik Myslewski in San Francisco Posted in Software, 31st December 2009 11:02 GMT     Back in the turbulent 1960s, the anti-establishment rabble was often derided as being “out of control.” Fast-forward 50 years to the …

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Cancer – The Deadly Legacy of the Invasion of Iraq

  New America Media, News Digest, Jalal Ghazi, Posted: Jan 06, 2010  Forget about oil, occupation, terrorism or even Al Qaeda. The real hazard for Iraqis these days is cancer. Cancer is spreading like wildfire in Iraq. Thousands of infants are being born with deformities. Doctors say they are struggling …

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Palestinians break Israel’s wall

Monday, November 09, 2009 20:43 Mecca time, 17:43 GMT           Palestinians and foreign activists have torn down segments of Israel’s separation wall in a demonstration marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.   In the town of Qalandiya in the occupied West Bank, …

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Muslims question full-body search of woman in head scarf

January 7, 2010 Dearborn native says she was told she was singled out by security   ORALANDAR BRAND-WILLIAMS The Detroit News   Detroit — A national Muslim civil rights group is asking the Transportation Security Administration for clarification on whether Muslim women wearing Islamic head scarves, or hijabs, will be …

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Bagram, the other Guantanamo

Mukul Sharma Wednesday, Jan 06, 2010   In the absence of judicial oversight, the detentions in Bagram have been marked by torture and other ill-treatment. Like Guantanamo, Bagram should be closed.   Images of caged and shackled detainees at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, of torture at the …

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Guilty Plea Satisfies Suburban Muslim

  Produced by Chip Mitchell on Wednesday, January 06, 2010   A southwest suburban Muslim is praising a deal that ends a felony case against someone who yanked on her headscarf.   Amal Abusumayah says Valerie Kenney, 54, complained loudly in a Tinley Park grocery aisle about a November shooting …

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