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Cindy Corrie on verdict: Sad day for Israel | Ynetnews

By Ahiya Raved “We are upset and saddened by the verdict. This is a sad day not only for our family, but also for human rights, for the legal system and for the State of Israel,” said Cindy Corrie, after a Haifa District Court rejected on Tuesday accusations that Israel was at fault over the death of American activist Rachel ...

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Cover-Up of Civilian Drone Deaths Revealed by New Evidence | Gareth Porter, TruthOut

Editors Note: “The New America Foundation (NAF) pages showing purported numbers for civilian drone casualties that are linked to and discussed in this article were previously public (see cached version). As of August 22, a few days after the publication of this article, these pages on the NAF website are no longer available. Gareth Porter has repeatedly contacted various NAF ...

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Former Israeli soldiers disclose routine mistreatment of Palestinian children | guardian.co.uk

More than 30 former Israeli soldiers have disclosed their experiences of the treatment of Palestinian children during military operations and arrests, pointing to a pattern of abuse. A booklet of testimonies, published by Breaking the Silence, an organisation of former Israeli soldiers dedicated to publicising the day-to-day actions of the army in the occupied territories, contains descriptions of beatings, intimidation, ...

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UNICEF and partners continue to provide humanitarian assistance for Syrian children and families in Jordan | UNICEF

By Hala Abu Khatwa AMMAN, Jordan, 15 August 2012 – Umm Ghassan sat inside her tent in Za’atari camp, holding her two-year-old grandchild. She was waiting for the child’s siblings and mother, who had gone to fetch the water necessary to meet the family’s drinking and washing needs. Umm Ghassan wants to return to her Syrian homeland. The aging grandmother ...

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9/11 hearings stall, Gitmo inmates stuck as Isaac barrels down the Caribbean | GlobalPost

Tropical Storm Isaac could strengthen into a hurricane and smack Guantanamo Bay in Cuba on Friday.   WASHINGTON, DC — Evacuation plans are under way at the US Naval Station Guantanamo Bay as Tropical Storm Isaac spins toward Cuba. But the nearly 200 prisoners suspected of plotting terrorist attacks against the United States are staying put. For more on this ...

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‘I Congratulate Ecuador for Standing Up to British Empire to Protect Julian Assange’ | Daniel Ellsberg, DemocracyNow

Daniel Ellsberg, the most famous whistleblower in the United States, praises Ecuador for granting political asylum to Julian Assange to avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning over sex crime accusations. “I congratulate Ecuador, of course, for standing up to the British Empire here, for insisting that they are not a British colony, and acting as a sovereign state ought to ...

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Ecuador’s Correa Sounds The Bugle | COHA.org

Is Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa really saying that we cannot trust the judicial systems in Britain and Sweden? By granting Julian Assange asylum, he has implicitly stated the British judicial process is flawed and that Sweden is a slavish servant of the US government. … So what is Correa up to? Why interject his country into such a loaded issue ...

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NYPD: Muslim spying led to no leads, terror cases | The Associated Press

By ADAM GOLDMAN, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — In more than six years of spying on Muslim neighborhoods, eavesdropping on conversations and cataloguing mosques, the New York Police Department’s secret Demographics Unit never generated a lead or triggered a terrorism investigation, the department acknowledged in court testimony unsealed late Monday. For more on this story, visit: The Associated Press: ...

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