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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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The $30bn pair of underpants

     By Mark LeVine   Guarding against similar attacks could cost tens of billions of dollars [GALLO/GETTY]   Almost immediately after it was learned that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a US airliner using explosives concealed in his underpants, received training in Yemen, …

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Bomber took in top CIA officials

  WASHINGTON — Before detonating a suicide bomb in Afghanistan last week, a Jordanian militant was considered by American spy agencies to be the most promising informant in years about the whereabouts of Al Qaeda’s top leaders, including Ayman al-Zawahri, the terrorist group’s second-ranking operative.   American intelligence officials said …

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When the Swiss Voted to Ban New Minarets, This Man Built One

  Mr. Morand Put It on His Roof, Shined Spotlights on It and Thumbed His Nose   BUSSIGNY, Switzerland — In November, Switzerland voted to ban the construction of new minarets, the tower like structures that adorn mosques. A week or so later, in an apparent act of defiance, a …

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Helmand, still the same as before

Helmand, still the same as before  Dhu al-Qi’dah 25, 1430 A.H, November 13, 2009 In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate This year, the Helmand, a province located in the south of Afghanistan, became target of gruesome attacks of the British and American invaders. American troops sent to …

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