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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

Egypt Cuts All Ties With Syria

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Speaking at a conference on the Syrian uprising in Cairo on Saturday, President Mohamed Morsi announced that Egypt will be cutting all ties with Syria. He ordered the Syrian embassies in Damascus and Cairo to be closed, and called for imposition of no-fly zone. Morsi also said Egypt will begin providing Syrian opposition forces with financial aid and support for the Lebanon-based terror group Hezbollah would end. This is a policy shift for Morsi which backed the organization against Israel in the Second Lebanon War seven years ago. Morsi said “We supported Hezbollah during Lebanon war and today we stand…

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Greece Shuts Down National Public Broadcaster ERT

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The reaction to the Greek government’s decision to shut down public broadcaster Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) on Tuesday, is continuing. Today, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has called on the Greek government to reopen the channel. The Greek government said the closure was necessary to meet the country’s debt bailout obligations. It is the latest move in austerity measures aimed at leading the country out of recession. The European Broadcasting Union called the government’s action “anti-democratic” and “unprofessional.” In April, Greek parliament passed a bill which would cause 15,000 state employees to lose their jobs by the end of next…

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Muslim Brotherhood Fully Supports Erdogan, Al-Qaradawi Say

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Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, president of the Association of Muslim Scholars, and the ideological leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, issued a written statement yesterday stating he fully supports Erdogan. Qaradawi called on the people of Turkey to get behind the Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan against foreign conspiracies, so that the Turkish government can protect its historic gains. Sheikh al-Qaradawi said the opposition who are protesting in the Taksim Square qualifies as a minority, and they should respect the opinion of the majority and refrain from destructive behaviors. Qaradawi  also praised Erdogan for passing all kinds of social and moral laws…

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Turkey Arrests Two Canadian Journalists

CBC correspondents Sasa Petricic, left, and Derek Stoffel have been detained by police in Turkey amid ongoing protests in the country. (Eric Foss/CBC)

Canadian CBC  News reports that two of their journalists Sasa Petricic and Derek Stoffel were detained by Turkish police on Wednesday, while covering the ongoing protests in Istanbul. Sasa Petricic has posted a tweet at around 6 p.m. local time on Wednesday that read: “Arrested.” Derek Stoffel’s last message on the social networking site included a photo of heavy machinery clearing out barricades erected by protesters near Istanbul’s Taksim Square. Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has expressed his concern about the well-being of the journalists to Turkey’s ambassador to Canada. CBC made contact with them and says the journalists…

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Turkish Police Beat and Arrested Attorneys in Courthouse (Video)

Caglayan Courthouse in Istanbul, Turkey, was a scene of scuffle and disgrace earlier today, when a group of police officers beat up and detained more than 50 attorneys who were in the courthouse to represent their clients. The majority of the attorneys were the legal representatives of some of the protestors who were illegally detained or injured by the Turkish police during the ongoing protests in Istanbul and throughout the country. In a move that casts doubt on the Turkish government’s commitment to the rule of law, an additional 30 attorneys were dragged out of the courthouse by force when…

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Swiss Support Tougher Asylum Legislation as Refugee Numbers Spike

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In a referendum on Sunday June 9, Swiss voters have overwhelmingly backed government’s move to tighten asylum restrictions, while the number of refugees in the country has spiked. Human rights activists who had hoped the vote would reject the laws that sparked the referendum. Instead, almost 80 percent of voters gave it the green light. After this vote people won’t be able to seek asylum through Swiss embassies anymore – which had been unique in Europe. Military desertion is no longer considered a valid reason to be granted asylum. Military desertion has been the key reason cited by Eritreans, who…

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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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The “Full Employment” Fallacy

Written by: Guy Fraser Guest Author,Repeacer at Repeace Turkiye and at Repeace Iceland What does a 1912 Baker and a 1959 Opel have in common? In 1973, a small team of engineers took an existing production car – an Opel made in 1959 – and made some changes. The result was demonstrated at the Wood River competition: A car that did 376 miles per gallon! 40 years later, in 2013, Volkswagen unveiled an eco car that does 313 miles per gallon. Oh, wait, that’s 63mpg less than what we could do in 1973! If we could achieve 376 miles per…

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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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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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Iranian Cleric: Women can’t Be President in Iran

Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi insists that women cannot be presidential candidates. (Photo courtesy: PressTV)

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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