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Palestinian statehood bid: Key players and positions in Thursday’s U.N. resolution | Associated Press via POLITICO.com

The vote is largely symbolic, the outcome nearly assured: The Palestinians and Israelis are closely watching the evolving positions of a few key countries in Thursday’s U.N. General Assembly resolution to raise the Palestinians’ status from a U.N. observer to a nonmember observer state. The measure only requires a majority and is all but certain to pass. The United States ...

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1 million+ march against Spain’s austerity measures | RT

Over a million of government workers and trade union members marched in Barcelona, Madrid and dozens of smaller cities to protest against the latest round of harsh austerity measures designed to cut Spain’s bloated deficit. In almost 80 cities held demonstrations on Thursday which came after concerns over Spain’s attempts to restore market confidence in its economy resurfaced after a ...

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Spanish judge reopens Guantanamo torture probe | McClatchy

A Spanish judge on Friday re-launched an investigation into the alleged torture of detainees held at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, one day after a British authorities launched a probe into CIA renditions to Libya. The twin developments demonstrated that while the Obama administration has stuck to its promise not to investigate whether Bush administration officials acted ...

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Eta members struggle to confront murderous past | The Observer

The hand stretched out to Iñaki García Arrizabalaga was, at least figuratively, covered in blood. But when the 50-year-old university lecturer walked into a cold, anonymous meeting room in the Basque regional capital of Vitoria a few months ago and a member of the terrorist group that killed his father put out his hand, García decided to shake it. “I ...

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Eta calls ‘time’ on the killing, but sticking points remain | The Guardian

Earlier this week, 69-year-old Eta veteran Jon Aguirre sat before the press at a long table in San Sebastian’s Hotel Hesperia with a group representing Eta’s political allies in the so-called Basque separatist left. Aguirre finished serving a 30-year jail term in May for killing three people, including a 13-year-old boy. At the hotel he sat stony-faced as separatist left ...

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Eta declares halt to armed conflict: Basque separatist group renounces use of arms after year in which it has observed unilateral ceasefire | The Guardian

Half a century of bloodshed in the Basque country has come to a historic close after the separatist group Eta finally renounced the use of arms and sought talks with the Spanish and French governments. Three leaders in masks announced that the group was calling a final halt to the use of bombs and bullets in a video obtained by ...

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‘Spanish revolution’ in full swing | RT

Thousands of protesters are gathering in cities across Spain daily to show their discontent with the current economic situation. They claim the government has failed to tackle the recession and high unemployment rates in the eurozone. A huge crowd gathered on Madrid’s Sol Square on Sunday, after many had marched for weeks from every corner of the country declaring it. ...

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U.S. Groups Encourage Spain to Prosecute Bush Officials | Veterans for Peace

UPDATE: Listen to an interview with Claire Tixeire, jurist and legal researcher with the Center for Constitutional Rights, conducted by Scott Harris. Listen here:  Between The Lines: The Center for Constitutional Rights Human Rights Group’s Claire Tixeire on Efforts to Indict former President George W. Bush for Authorizing Torture (Week Ending 2/25/11). Veterans of Peace writes: “Please Do What the ...

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