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Japanese MPs’ visit to war shrine angers China and South Korea | World news | guardian.co.uk

Visit to Yasukuni shrine ignores sentiment of people who were victims of Japan’s aggression, say critics China and South Korea have reacted angrily to visits to a controversial war shrine in Tokyo by Japanese MPs, including two cabinet ministers and the leader of the main opposition party. A cross-party group of more than 60 politicians took part in an autumn ...

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Cuba’s migration policy updated | granma.cu

As part of the work undertaken to update the current migration policy adjusting it to prevailing conditions in the present and the foreseeable future, the Cuban government has decided to forgo the required Travel Permit as well as the Letter of Invitation. Therefore, as from January 14th, 2013, it will only be necessary to submit the ordinary passport, duly updated, ...

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Articles in the Major Media about Code Pink Drone Mission to Pakistan | CT United for Peace

Western Peace Activists Protest in Pakistan Against Drone Strikes http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/07/u-s-peace-activists-in-pakistan-decry-drone-strikes/ New York Times Imran Khan and Codepink are blocked from Pakistan’s tribal area http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/imran-khan-and-codepink-blocked-from-tribal-area/2012/10/07/d9f6e58a-10ca-11e2-ba83-a7a396e6b2a7_story.html The Washington Post Peace March Against Drones in Pakistan Ends with Rally After Convoy Stopped by Army http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2012/10/07/peace-march-against-drones-in-pakistan-ends-with-rally-after-convoy-stopped-by-army/ For more links, visit: Articles in the Major Media about Code Pink Drone Mission to Pakistan | CT ...

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Malala Yousafzai and The Next Generation | FCNL

Fourteen year old Pakistani Malala Yousafzai challenged the exclusion of girls in the classroom. For that “offense” the Taliban shot her twice at close range. Her fellow Pakistanis came to her side as she remains in critical condition. They are publicly demonstrating their support for her and her vision, and they are condemning the movement and ideology of her attackers. ...

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Supporters cry foul as veteran Cambodia rights activist gets 20 years | Reuters

(Reuters) – A Cambodian court jailed a 71-year-old radio broadcaster and land-rights campaigner for 20 years on Monday after finding him guilty of leading an anti-state rebellion, a verdict condemned by activists as the latest crackdown on human rights. Three judges in the Phnom Penh court convicted Sonando, who has joint Cambodian-French citizenship, and 13 others of inciting villagers in ...

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Bureau’s drone project praised by leading US academic study: TBIJ

A nine-month investigation by two leading US universities into CIA drone strikes in Pakistan has concluded that the Bureau’s Covert War investigation is ‘the best currently available public aggregate data on drone strikes’. The 165-page study, Living Under Drones, produced by Stanford University’s International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic, and New York University School of Law’s Global Justice Clinic concludes that the ...

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US Designates Wikileaks ‘Enemy of the State’ | Common Dreams

ed note: Benjamin Franklin wrote in”On the Freedom of the Press” This Nurse of Arts, and Freedom’s Fence, To chain, is Treason against Sense: And Liberty, thy thousand Tongues None silence who design no Wrongs; For those who use the Gag’s Restraint, First Rob, before they stop Complaint. Documents show US policy puts media outlet in same legal category as ...

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In U.N. Address, WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Urges Obama Admin to End ‘Regime of Secrecy’ | DemocracyNow!

Speaking via videolink from the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange addressed a side meeting of the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday evening. In his remarks, Assange gave thanks to the United Nations for its treaties on political asylum and denounced the U.S. treatment of alleged Army whistleblower Bradley Manning. Assange also accused President Obama of exploiting the ...

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UC agrees to pay $1 million to settle UC Davis pepper-spray lawsuit | Vallejo Times Herald

SAN FRANCISCO — The University of California has agreed to pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by demonstrators who were pepper-sprayed during an Occupy protest at UC Davis last fall, according to a preliminary settlement filed Wednesday. … Under the proposed settlement, UC would pay $30,000 to each of 21 plaintiffs named in the complaint and an additional ...

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