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School Out? Not Yet…The New York Times and the School of Assassins

By: Joan Roelofs/Counterpunch.org/August 19, 2012   On Saturday, August 11, The New York Times printed a front page article about the nun, Sister Megan Rice, age 82, who committed civil disobedience at the Oak Ridge Tennessee nuclear reservation in a protest against nuclear weapons.  The article also informs us that she had been arrested in 1998 protesting …

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Assange calls on US to end ‘witchhunt’

Source: Aljazeera WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has called on the United States to end what he described as a “witchhunt” against him in a speech from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he is living under political asylum. Assange, who sought shelter inside the embassy on June 19, was on Thursday granted …

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In the Shadow of Paraguay’s Coup

By: Benjamin Dangel/Counterpunch.org/August 7, 2012 Rain or shine, every Thursday in Asunción, Paraguay, activists gather to protest the right-wing government of Federico Franco which came to power in a June 22 parliamentary coup against left-leaning president Fernando Lugo. These weekly protests represent a new spirit and strategy of protest in post-coup Paraguay. The coup gave …

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Assault on Colombian Trade Unions Continues Unabated

  By Carey L. Biron/Inter Press Services/July 24, 2012 Two months after a free-trade agreement between the United States and Colombia went into effect, workers and activists are warning that US-stipulated labour reforms have not been fully implemented and have yet to result in promised improvements in the lives of workers. “We ask President (Barack) Obama …

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Extractive Industry Tarnishes Canada’s Reputation

Press release/Latin America and Caribbean Solidarity Network/July 31, 2012   On August 1st 2012, there will be a Continental Day of Action to highlight the exploitive practices of Canada’s extractive industry including oil, gas, mining of precious metals and energy resources. Close to 70 organizations representing impacted communities, labour, students, NGOs, solidarity groups, and environmental organizations in 35 cities across the …

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