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Clinton: Iran moving toward military dictatorship

February 15, 2010 - RIYADH (Reuters) : New U.N. sanctions on Iran would target enterprises controlled by the Revolutionary Guards which is driving the Islamic Republic toward a military dictatorship, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Monday.

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At least 5 dead in Connecticut power plant blast

February 8, 2010 - MIDDLETOWN, Connecticut (Reuters) - At least five people were killed and 12 injured on Sunday when a massive explosion rocked a large gas-fired power plant being built in Middletown, Connecticut, the town's mayor said.

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Stop human rights violations against Uighurs in China

February 5, 2010 On 5 February 1997, dozens of people were killed or injured in Gulja in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR) when security forces opened fire on ethnic Uighur protesters.

That day, Uighur residentsof Gulja began a peaceful demonstration. They were protesting against the closure of independent religious schools, the banning of “meshreps” (a traditional form of social gathering), the closure of a local Uighur football league and high rates of unemployment among Uighurs.

Security forces carried out house-to-house searches detaining suspected protesters and supporters. Many of those detained were reportedly tortured, some to death.

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Police Violence Near Papua New Guinean Gold Mine

February 2, 2010 - Police violence and illegal evictions near Papua New Guinean gold mine must be investigated

The government of Papua New Guinea must investigate the conduct of police who burnt down homes and threatened people with guns while illegally evicting them from land next to one of the biggest gold mines in the country, Amnesty International said today.

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How Israel Can Help Stop the Flow of Zimbabwe’s Blood Diamonds

Diamonds and Human Rights by Rona E. Peligal

Browsing for diamond jewelry off Dizengoff Street in Tel Aviv, you can't tell by looking where the diamonds in the store windows come from. But experts can. And those same experts have affirmed that diamonds from the Marange fields of eastern Zimbabwe are mined under highly abusive conditions - the latest "blood diamonds" of the twenty-first century.

To its credit, the Israeli government has tried to put pressure on Zimbabwe to improve these conditions. In the coming year, as chair of the global group that monitors the diamond industry, Israel will have the opportunity to do even more.

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Howard Zinn (1922-2010): U.S.A. Lost Their Compass

January 30, 2010 - Bad news: historian, writer and activist Howard Zinn died on wednesday (1/27) of a heart attack at the age of eighty-seven. We believed he was immortal, but the evidence is hard to deny: one of the most critical intellectuals of our time disappeared.

There would be so much to say to celebrate his work, specially his books.

A People’s History of the United States, presenting American history through the eyes of working people, changed the way we look at history in America.

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Spirit And Strength Will Pull Haiti's People Through

As the tremors and the NGOs recede, Haitians continue the fight against colonialism that their ancestors began 220 years ago by Reed Lindsay (The Observer)

Nearly two weeks have passed since the earthquake, and journalists are beginning to leave. The obvious stories have been done and, for some, things are becoming monotonous.

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Italy Disaster Expert Slams U.S. Response To Haiti

January 25, 2010 - ROME (Reuters) : Italy's top disaster expert has slammed the U.S. response to the Haiti earthquake, criticizing its lack of organization and the reliance on soldiers with no training in humanitarian operations. Guido Bertolaso, head of Italy's civil protection service who received international acclaim for his handling of an Italian earthquake last April, described "a pathetic situation which could have been much better organized."

Bertolaso, who arrived in Haiti on Friday, told RAI state television that Washington had made "a show of force," but military officers coordinating the emergency had no links with the humanitarian groups in the Caribbean island state.

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Ethiopian Plane Crashes Off Beirut

Jan 25,2010 - BEIRUT (Reuters) - An Ethiopian Airlines plane with 90 people on board crashed into the sea minutes after taking off from Beirut in stormy weather early on Monday and the airline's chief executive said there was no word of survivors.

Flight ET409, a Boeing 737-800, heading for Addis Ababa, disappeared off the radar some five minutes after taking off at 2:37 a.m. (7:37 a.m. EST) during a thunderstorm and rough seas. Lebanese President Michel Suleiman said he did not think the plane had been brought down deliberately.

"As of now, a sabotage act is unlikely. The investigation will uncover the cause," Suleiman told a news conference.

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Aftershock rattles Haiti's capital; violence fears ease

January 20, 2010 - PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - A new earthquake shook the devastated Haitian capital on Wednesday morning, creating panic among survivors of last week's devastating quake camped out in the streets but apparently causing no new destruction.

The powerful 6.1 magnitude aftershock at daybreak sent shrieking Haitians running away from buildings and walls in the shattered city fearing a repeat of the magnitude 7 earthquake that killed tens of thousands of people eight days ago.

"It felt really strong. Each aftershock is frightening. We feel it right here (pointing at his stomach) because after last Tuesday you never know how strong it is going to be," said Lenis Batiste, camped out on some grass with two children.

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