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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

A HUMANITARIAN CALL TO THE GOVERNMENT OF TURKEY

PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION OF TURKEY Address: Tunus Cad. 59 / 5 Kavaklıdere / Ankara / Turkey Phone: +90 312 468 74 97 Fax:+90 312 426 04 53 Web Site: www.psikiyatri.org.tr   E-mail: [email protected] PRESS RELEASE June 2, 2013 A very extra-ordinary social movement started in Istanbul 6 days ago and spread across Turkey and other major cities of the World. At the core of the reaction was the Turkish government’s decision to demolish the historical Taksim Gezi Park in the center of Istanbul for the re-development of the area by building a commercial building in the form of an old Ottoman military…

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France is Shutting Down a Far-right Group


France’s Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault repeated his promise today, to crack down on fascist groups in the country. Ayrault asked the interior minister of France to take steps “immediately” to dissolve the Revolutionary Nationalist Youth (JNR), after the killing of a leftist student in Paris this week. The group is the militant wing of a broader far-right movement known as the “Third Way”. Five people are already under investigation over the death 19-year-old Clement Meric, in a clash between ultra-right and far-left youths on Wednesday. The far-right groups have been protesting on the streets for month over the legalization of…

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2013 Bilderberg Group Meeting Guest List and Agenda (Video)

UK media powerhouse BBC describes infamous Bilderberg Group meeting as an annual conference founded in 1954, aimed at fostering dialogue between Europe and North America. The shadowy private conference of 120 to 150 top politicians and businesspeople is categorized as “private”, and described as an informal, off-the-record forum on major world issues. The conference is strictly closed to the media but protesters from around the globe flock the town to say ‘no’ to the rich and wealthy ‘deciding the planet’s fate over coffee’, according to their protest signs. This year’s 4 day meeting started yesterday at the five star Grove…

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Why is the USA Supporting Erdogan’s Regime?

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The US Government is often very quick to criticize any other government oppressing its own people. Interestingly, the Obama Administration has been extremely reluctant to condemn horrific treatment of peaceful Turkish protestors at the hands of the brutal state police. To understand the relationship between Turkey, current and former Turkish Governments and the USA, one should take a stroll back in time. After that, I will explain how once dramatically anti-secular, Sharia Law advocate, hard-liner Islamist Erdogan was easily elected in the country. The United States and Turkey share membership in NATO, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD),…

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Egyptian Court Convicts U.S. NGO Workers and Others

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An Egyptian criminal court in Cairo convicted 43 nonprofit NGO (non-governmental organizations) workers today, including at least 16 Americans, of illegally receiving foreign funds and operating without a license to incite unrest in the country. Besides the Americans there were eight other foreigners, of Serbian, Palestinian, Lebanese, and other nationalities, charged with the same crime. The court sentenced them up to five years in prison, but most of the Americans were sentenced in absentia because they had long left the country. One of the workers who received a 5 year sentence is son of the U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood,…

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Thousands of Anti-austerity Protestors Clash with German Police (Video)

In Germany’s financial capital Frankfurt, over 7,000 Blockupy movement protestors marched on Saturday during a second day of protests against Europe’s austerity policies. German police used pepper spray and batons against the anti-capitalist demonstrators who were marching with signs reading “Make love, not war” and “IMF – get out of Greece.” The protests against the “troika” of international lenders that has bailed out struggling euro zone states – the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank and the European Union – were planned in several countries on Saturday. They were initially peaceful, but small groups of masked protesters hurled stones…

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Bradley Manning Court-Martial Begins (Video)

On Monday, the military court-martial began for Bradley Manning for providing highly-sensitive material to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks in the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. U.S. Army Pfc. Manning’s attorney David Coombs said in his opening statement that the soldier on trial had good intentions and thought he could make the world a better place. The 25-year-old former intelligence analyst is accused of sending 700,000 U.S. documents and at least one video to a drop box in cyberspace belonging to the WikiLeaks. Manning faces life in prison if convicted. It’s the most high-profile case for an administration that has…

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Brazilian Indigenous Man Shot by Police During Land Dispute

A Brazilian indigenous man has been shot dead during clashes with police at a farm in Mato Grosso do Sul state. At least three other Indians were injured during the battle between the natives and the police. The victim is identified as 35-year-old Osiel Gabriel. The police say they were attacked with bows and arrows. The Terena Indians refused a court order to leave the cattle ranch which they have been camping on for weeks, claiming it to be their ancestral land. The ranch owned by a local politician was designated as ancestral native land in 2010 by a federal…

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America’s Wheel of Ignorance

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This past week three rather empirical revelations acted to disburse the GOP-manufactured conspiracy cloud for a brief moment providing some clarity to our national zeitgeist: the CBO report that the top 20% of income earners among us get over half the tax breaks; the PoliticFact study showing Republicans lie publicly three times more often than Democrats; the Organization for Cooperation and Economic Development study finding the Danes to be among the happiest folks on the planet. Hasty conclusion? We are a land of ignoramuses, it’s ever been so and it’s only getting worse. The Continuing Miracle at Dunkirk Taking these items…

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Will Turkish PM Erdogan’s Authoritarian Rule Blow Up in His Face?

Republic of Turkey has been rocked by the 3rd day of protests, in what started as a small scale, peaceful sit-in protest against the demolishing of a historic public park in Istanbul, has escalated into some of the worst scenes of public disorder and police violence seen in the country in recent years. The clashes over Gezi Park, next to Taksim Square, broke out Thursday and continued there and in the capital, Ankara today. The re-development plan of the park includes a shopping mall designed as Ottoman era military barracks, and requires all the trees in the park to be…

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

Warning Graphic Images. Viewer Discretion Advised! Associated Press reports that a 33-year-old Michigan woman, Nicole Lynn Mansfield, was killed in Syria while fighting alongside the opposition forces, the FBI confirmed Thursday. According to her family’s statement to Detroit free Press, Mansfield was raised as a Baptist in Flint Michigan and converted to Islam after meeting an Arab immigrant and married several years ago, but later divorced him. Syrian media outlet broadcasted the incident (see video) as breaking news on its website and claimed Mansfield was a terrorist who was fighting together with two other people, one from England. All three…

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Why did USA Ambassador Aid Islamic Hard-liner Imam Escape Prosecution for Extremism?

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During the Turkish delegation’s official visit to U.S.A. on May 14, Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arınc made a visit to the Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gulen who lives in Pennsylvania since the late 1990s. Currently, there are 32 Turkish-American associations in U.S.A. which are established as secular and not religiously affiliated. According to a statement given by the Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) Communications Director Hakan Dakın, no one from the delegation made a visit to any of these associations during their last visit to the U.S.A. Turkish newspaper Hurriyet Daily News reports that Arınc, although he said…

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Colombia Makes Peace with FARC after 49 Years of Armed Conflict

On Sunday, just a few days before the rebel group FARC’s 49th anniversary, the Colombian government and the FARC peace negotiators jointly announced an agreement for “radical transformations” in the Colombian countryside, a major breakthrough in peace talks that could end the half a century of conflict. The peace talks between the parties have been taking place in Havana, Cuba for the past six months. The FARC has long asserted that the land redistribution issues were the main reason they rose up against the government in the mid-1960s, claiming to fight on behalf of the country’s peasants. According to the…

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Your Tax Cash Stolen For Corporate Gain

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When you pay taxes, you are essentially sending your hard-earned cash to the U.S. government to support and maintain the United States. Your money is supposed to help support your country, for the betterment of all Americans. But today, politicians commonly relay a message to the American people – we can’t afford anything for you. Yet politicians eagerly permit tax subsidies, no-bid contracts, grants, and more, to banks and corporations without hesitation. It’s no secret that the USA is experiencing serious financial debt, which amounts to trillions of dollars. This debt is growing tremendously with each passing day. Politicians preach…

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Iranian Cleric: Women can’t Be President in Iran

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Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi, a member of Iran’s constitutional watchdog group, says women can not be presidential candidates in Iran’s presidential election, scheduled for June 14. The Election Monitoring Agency (EMA) which is managed by the Guardian Council, controls the credentials of the registered candidates. The Guardian Council where Yazdi is a member, appears to follow interpretations of the constitution that suggest only a man may hold Iran’s highest elected office. About 30 women candidates were seeking to run in the upcoming election, largely as a symbolic gesture. The group claims Iran’s constitution uses a word denoting only a male president….

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Battle Scars: War Expressed Through Art

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As new generation of soldiers return from our many wars, and are confronted with the internal conflicts brought on by the trauma of war; the military together with mental health professionals and artists are trying to find ways to give “wounded warriors” creative tools for processing and expressing trauma. In an effort to aid soldiers suffering from Traumatic Brain injury (TBI) and the psychological effects of war such as Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Department of Defense has been utilizing art therapy. The treatment center is the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICOE), located at the Walter Reed National Military Medical…

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When Does Obstruction Become Treason?

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Why Won’t Americans Just Read the Constitution? Recently, Bill Maher and Michael Moore rightly criticized Congressional Republicans for their relentless obstruction of government.  Plenty of liberal bloggers and their followers jumped on the bandwagon.  But they all went too far in calling it treason. Republicans have tripped over each other to obstruct every budget proposal, jobs bill, issue, policy, effort, nomination, and idea that President Obama has proposed since the day of his first inauguration. In 2010, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said, at a Heritage Foundation event, that denying President Obama a second term was the GOP’S top…

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Is Monsanto Really Wicked or Misunderstood?

Over two million protesters rallied in 300 cities in 44 countries around the world on Saturday, as part of a global protest against the seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces. The debate over genetically engineered food has been going on since the FDA concluded that there was no difference between genetically engineered and non-engineered plants in 1992. Genetic engineering advocates claim that the GMOs could reduce World hunger and increase nutritional quality in foods. Unfortunately, most of these claims have been debunked repeatedly, as Anna Lappe explains in her 2011 article on Civil Eats. The March…

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Brazil to Cancel Millions of Dollars in African Debt

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Today, during a summit marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of the African Union (AU), in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Brazil announced its plans to cancel the debts of 12 African countries, a total of $900 million. Brazil’s presidential spokesman Thomas Traumann told reporters that the move was part of Brazil’s efforts to boost economic ties with Africa, home to some of the world’s fastest growing economies. Among the 12 countries whose debts were pardoned, Congo-Brazzaville was the highest with a $352 million debt cancelled, with Tanzania’s $237 million debt the second largest. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was in Addis…

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Congress: Enriching the Rich and Empowering the Powerful

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It’s not your imagination. Everything really is increasingly being skewed to benefit the very wealthy at the expense of everyone else. When you look at the principles that many politicians advocate in U.S.A., it becomes explicitly clear that there is an entire system dedicated to giving more wealth and more power to the very tiny fraction of our population who already possess the vast majority of the wealth and power in our country. Here are ten examples of the political ideology advocated by many politicians in our country. Pay close attention and see who really benefits from each of these…

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