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14 Year Old Child Bride Facing Death Penalty for Murdering Husband -

Saturday, November 29, 2014

BREAKING: New Coal Disaster In West Virginia -

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

U.S. Hostage Freed by Colombia’s FARC Rebels (Video) -

Monday, October 28, 2013

Here’s Why The Zimmerman Verdict Matters -

Sunday, July 14, 2013

BREAKING! UK Government Spied On Allies At TWO G20 Summits (Video) -

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Swiss Support Tougher Asylum Legislation as Refugee Numbers Spike -

Monday, June 10, 2013

American Woman Killed in Syria Fighting for Terrorists, Syrian TV Claims (Video) -

Friday, May 31, 2013

CO2 in the Air Reached its Highest Level in Human History -

Friday, May 10, 2013

Terms of the New Abortion Bill Agreed by Irish Cabinet -

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Boston In Lockdown As Manhunt Intensifies -

Friday, April 19, 2013

2 Dead, Dozens Injured After Boston Marathon Bombing -

Monday, April 15, 2013

Fast Food Workers in New York Stage Surprise Strike -

Saturday, April 6, 2013

N. Korean Rhetoric Provokes Missile Shield Deployment -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Eyewitness Accounts from Meiktila Massacre -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sudan to Free All Political Prisoners -

Monday, April 1, 2013

A New Free Press In Burma Juxtaposed With Genocide: The World Will Be Watching -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Pressure Builds to End Ethnic Violence in Myanmar -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Activists Demand Action As Further Genocide Looms -

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cyprus Reaches Last-Minute Bailout Deal With EU -

Monday, March 25, 2013

Myanmar Muslims Brace for Possible Genocide -

Sunday, March 24, 2013

We Are Relocating!

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Dear readers, We are relocating! The Progressive Press will be closed until September 20, 2013. Founder and publisher Emine Dilek is moving to Madrid, Spain and the magazine will be based in Madrid, starting September of this year. We will resume our publishing in September, and continue to present the latest news and information the USA mainstream media refuse to cover. Thank you for your continuing interest and attention to our stories and news. And, thank you for your patience. See you in September! The Progressive Press Team

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Al-Qaeda to Announce an Islamic State in Syria, FSA Claims

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Al-Qaeda is about to announce an Islamic State in northern Syria, says a senior figure in the Free Syrian Army (FSA), according to a report in Asharq Al-Awsat. Asking to remain anonymous, the source said the time for the announcement was confirmed to be the first day of Eid, at the end of Ramadan which is August 7, 2013. The report continues that the source claimed implementation of this plan started with the killing of FSA commander Kamal Hamami, Fadi El-Qash and his brother last week, as reported by Progressive Press. More assassinations of the FSA officers and key figures…

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Al-Qaeda Kills Free Syrian Army Commander (Video)

Free Syrian Army (FSA) commander Kamal Hamami, also known as Abu Basir al-Ladkani, was shot dead following a meeting with the Al-Qaeda militants in the Syrian port city of Latakia on July 11th. Also a Supreme Military Council member, Hamami was meeting with members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) , FSA spokesman Qassem Saadeddine informed Reuters. Spokesman added that ISIL, an Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, has threatened to kill all of the group’s senior commanders. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group is the umbrella organization for a long list of insurgency…

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Here’s Why The Zimmerman Verdict Matters

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What does the George Zimmerman Verdict really mean? Putting aside the racial aspect for a moment, there is a much greater impact from the Zimmerman verdict. Due to the Stand Your Ground laws in Florida and other states, it is increasingly common for an armed man to shoot and kill an unarmed person and go free without ever standing trial. Local prosecutors complain that it’s far more difficult to file charges against shooting suspects because the law says they only have to claim they felt “threatened” by their victim to justify the shooting. If the only other person involved in…

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Kyrgyzstan Ends Lease of USA Military Base, as Russia Promises more Aid

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Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced that Russia is going to start sending $1 billion in weapons to Kyrgyzstan this year, as part of a bilateral armed forces assistance program. This announcement appears to be an acceleration of earlier plans. On June 25th, Shoigu Moscow said Russia would begin supplying weapons and other military equipment to Kyrgyzstan in 2014. Just a few days before Shoigu’s announcement, on June 3rd, Kyrgyzstan government agreed it would sell its shares in the Soviet-legacy Dastan torpedo factory to Russian investors. Kommersant, Russian newspaper, reported that the Kyrgyzstan government’s spokesperson said Russian investors would be…

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‘Lap-Gate’: Irish MP Grabs Female MP during Debates over Landmark Abortion Bill

A historical decision in the Republic of Ireland, to allow abortion for the first time in certain cases, has been overshadowed by the unbelievably ‘sexist’ behavior of one of the male MPs. In the early hours of Wednesday morning, during a break in the debate on the landmark bill, MP Tom Barry caught on parliamentary camera pulling female colleague Aine Collins onto his lap. Married father-of-three has since apologized and admitted to the Irish Independent newspaper that he had been drinking in the Dail bar, ‘but not excessively’. Dail Eireann is the lower house, but principal chamber, of the Oireachtas…

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Apple Found Guilty of Price Fixing

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Apple has been found guilty of a conspiracy to fix the price of eBooks, after a court battle with the US Department of Justice. The company could be forced to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, after it failed to explain the emails written by its late founder, Steve Jobs, about price negotiations with eBook publishers. In one of the emails, Mr Jobs wrote to the deputy chief operating officer of News Corp, Mr Murdoch, that they had an opportunity to “create a real mainstream e-books market at $12.99 and $14.99″. In another message which was drafted but…

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Russian Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Muslim Hijab in Schools

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RT reports that a branch of Russia’s Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by a group of Muslims for the right of schoolgirls to wear traditional religious attire, specifically the hijab, in classrooms. The controversy over the hijab started in October, 2012, when a head teacher of a school in the village of Kara-Tyube in Russia’s Stavropol region banned five Muslim girls from attending classes while wearing a hijab. Several Muslim girls of different ages were told they would not be allowed to enter the school unless they took off their hijabs. School principal Marina Savchenko said that wearing a…

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Syrian Opposition Forces are Terrorists, Barzani Says

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According to a new report on Alsumaria TV, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki  and Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s president Massoud Barzani both confirmed that the weapons given to Syrian opposition groups end up in Al Qaida’s hands and are being used in Al Qaeda’s activities inside Iraq. Speaking at a press conference held on July 7, together with Iraq’s Kurdistan Region’s president Massoud Barzani, Al Maliki added, “We looked into the Syrian crisis which is the cause of the Syrian people and not that of other countries. The weapons certain countries are providing to the radical Syrian opposition; especially that…

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Uyghur Militants are Fighting in Syria, China Claims

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Clashes in recent months have killed at least 56 people in Xinjiang, a region that has long been home to a simmering rebellion against Chinese rule among parts of the Muslim Uyghur population. China’s state media claims some Uyghurs are being trained in Syria and blames the violence on “terrorism, extremism and separatism”. According to a report in Radio Free Asia, Chinese government decided to beef up security following a meeting of the ruling Chinese Communist Party chaired by President Xi Jinping, indicating concerns among the top leadership over the rising violence in Xinjiang ahead of the anniversary of riots…

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Islamic Militants Set Children on Fire in Nigeria

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Armed Islamic militants have killed 29 students and an English teacher in an attack on a boarding school before dawn Saturday, in the deadliest attack yet on schools in Nigeria’s embattled northeast. Militants doused a dormitory in fuel and lighting it ablaze as students slept, survivors said. The attack thought to be conducted by members of the Boko Haram sect, whose name means “’Western education is sacrilege”.  Boko Haram which controls an area 143 miles away in Maiduguri city, capital of neighboring Borno state, has been behind scores of attacks on schools in the past year. Survivors being treated for…

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Bolivia May Close the US Embassy (Video)

On July 2nd, Bolivian Air Force One, with the country’s President Evo Morales in it, was forced to make a u-turn over Europe after it was apparently barred from flying through French, Portuguese, Italian and Spanish airspace following suspicions that US fugitive Edward Snowden was on board. President Evo Morales claims the US pressured European countries to deny the plane flyover permission, after the Bolivian president said casually in Moscow that if Snowden was to apply for asylum, his case would be considered. According to the BBC, Mr Morales said: ‘My hand would not shake to close the US embassy….

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Read the Declaration of Independence

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An Act of Treason; Not a Law The Declaration of Independence was more a process than a moment in history. This act of treason against an empire sparked the Revolutionary War and, eventually, the United States of America. It is not, and has never been, a law, but it is worth reading. This week, Americans celebrate the Declaration of Independence with picnics, parades, and fireworks. In the movie National Treasure, Nicholas Cage’s character steals the Declaration from the National Archives in order to protect it from the real bad guys. It’s a good movie, but it never really explains what…

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Egyptian Military’s Statement: Transcript Translated by Al Jazeera

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The statement from Abdul Fatah Khalil al-Sisi, head of Egyptian Armed Forces, announcing the overthrow of President Morsi. The Egyptian Armed Forces first declared, is still declaring and will always declare that it stands distant from political forces. The Armed Forces, based on its insightfulness, has been called by the Egyptian people for help, not to hold the reins of power, yet to discharge its civil responsibility and answer demands of responsibility. This is the message received by the EAF and heard in all of the country. In turn this call was heeded by the EAF, and it has understood…

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Syrian Rebels Behead Christians for Helping the Military

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A priest and another Christian were beheaded before a cheering crowd by Syrian rebels for aiding the President Bashar Assad’s military, The Washington Times reports. Syrian Christians caught in the middle of a brutal struggle in Syria and face an existential threat. Also yesterday, Islamist rebels in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo issued an order banning women from dressing in what it considered provocative styles and wearing make up. As continuously reported by the Progressive Press, hard-line jihadist groups have increasingly taken the lead in the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad’s rule. Many units are linked to Al Qaeda have…

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Did Snowden Apply for Asylum in Russia?

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Russia Foreign Ministry consul Kim Shevchenko said US whistle-blower Edward Snowden has applied for political asylum at the consular office at Moscow’s Sheremtyevo airport at 10.30pm on Sunday. Shevchenko said “The UK citizen and Snowden’s representative Sarah Harrison passed on a request by Edward Snowden to be granted political asylum.” Meanwhile, the Russian Federal Migration Service (FMS) has refuted media reports of the application. Zalina Kornilova, head of FMS press service, told RT, information in the foreign media which states that Snowden asked for asylum “is not true.” The 30-year-old former CIA analyst, who is wanted by the US, is…

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Muslim Brotherhood HQ Set on Fire

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Egypt’s ruling Muslim Brotherhood said its Cairo headquarters came under attack and set on fire on Sunday from scores of anti-government protesters, firing shotguns and throwing molotov cocktails and rocks. Security sources said three other Muslim Brotherhood offices were set on fire by demonstrators in towns in the Nile Delta, in more than a week of sporadic violence in which hundreds have been hurt and several killed. Thousands continue to gather in streets to demand removal of country’s president, a year after he took office. The protestors are accusing Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood of hijacking the revolution and…

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Pakistani Teen Accused of Blasphemy Escaped to Canada

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A Pakistani teenager, who was “falsely accused” of blasphemy, has fled to Canada with her family, BBC reports. Peter Bhatti, who runs the International Christian Voice Canada, helped the teen and her family to escape from Pakistan. 14 year old Rimsha Masih was detained in a maximum security prison for several weeks in August 2012, after being accused of burning pages from the Quran. Although the charges were dropped later, she and her family were forced into hiding after receiving death threats. The family made the secret journey to Canada just weeks ago, arriving at an undisclosed location in Toronto….

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US Congressmen Introduce Bill to Stop Arming Syrian Opposition

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According to a report on Anadolu Agency, today, a group of bipartisan US congressmen introduced a bill to prevent US President Obama from arming Syrian opposition. The bill was introduced by Republicans Chris Gibson and Michelle Bachmann and Democrats Peter Welch and Rick Nolan from the U.S. House of Representatives, and Democrats Tom Udall and Chris Murphy and Republicans Rand Paul and Mike Lee from the Senate. Democrat Welch said it was vitally important that they recognized the lessons learned from Iraq and Afghanistan. Welch added: “Syria is in a brutal and tragic civil war the roots of which go…

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FEMEN Activists Freed from Tunisian Jail

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Three feminists with the radical protest group FEMEN were freed from a Tunisian jail Wednesday, after receiving suspended sentences from an appeal court for baring their breasts in public. One of their lawyers Bahri Souhaib said, their sentences had been suspended, and that they would leave Tunisia as soon as possible. They were sentenced to four months and one day in prison for offending public morals and threatening public order. The three were arrested outside the main courthouse in Tunis on May 29 during their topless protest against a planned gathering of radical Salafists, and in support of Amina Sboui,…

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