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Unanimous Security Council vote a crucial moment for international justice | Amnesty International

This weekend’s vote was a historic first. Russia and China, both distrustful of international justice, joined with the once equally wary United States to raise their hands in favour. Crucially, the referral makes clear that those around the Libyan leader are vulnerable if they remain loyal to his declared policy of killing “cockroaches” and cleansing Libya “house by house.”

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Live coverage of protests in Libya | Al Jazeera

Al-Jazeera English is reporting that two senior Libyan colonels have flown their jets to Malta, rather than carry out orders to bomb the Libyan city of Benghazi, a stronghold of the protesters. http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now Tensions in the Middle East continue to flare as protest after protest continues to spread like a wave across the region, and brutal regimes like Libya and ...

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Mubarak resigns | live updates from The Guardian and more

As news of Hosni Mubarak’s resignation breaks, Democracy Now! broadcasts live reaction from Tahrir Square and beyond with Senior Producer Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Correspondent Anjali Kamat. “People are holding their hands up in victory,” reports Kouddous. “This will be a day that no one will ever forget.” via The Egyptian Revolution: A Democracy Now! Special on Mubarak’s Resignation. TUNIS ...

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Are We Witnessing the Start of a Global Revolution? | GlobalResearch

In Part I of 'Are We Witnessing the Start of a Global Revolution? North Africa and the Global Political Awakening?' Andrew Gavin Marshall writes: "We have now reached the point where the global economic crisis has continued beyond the two-year mark. The social repercussions are starting to be felt – globally – as a result of the crisis and the coordinated responses to it." Read more inside.

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Palestine Papers: Al Jazeera, Guardian Release Documents. Called ‘propaganda’ by some.

Newly released documents show Palestinian negotiators agreed to give up large tracts of West Bank land, and nearly all of East Jerusalem, in peace talks with the Israeli government. The disclosure is among many contained in what is being called the “Palestine Papers”—over 1,700 files from inside Israeli-Palestinian negotiations dating from 1999 to 2010. The news network Al Jazeera began ...

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