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‘Government at Its Absolute Worst’ in Texas

By CAMERON LANGFORD | Courthouse News | May 8, 2013 AUSTIN – Trigger-happy Texas lawmen shot up a man’s car and ran him off the road, coming “within inches” of killing him, then found that “they had the wrong person,” the man claims in court. Miguel Montanez sued the city of San Marcos, Hays County, [...]

What the NYT Doesn’t Say About Washington’s Syrian Peace Plan

By Michael McGehee | NYTX | May 9, 2013 On page A12 of the May 8, 2013 edition of The New York Times is Steven Lee Myers and Rick Gladstone’s article “U.S. and Russia Plan Conference Aimed at Ending Syrian War,” which opens by stating that, “Russia and the United States announced on Tuesday that [...]

BBC Helps Pave Road to War on Syria

News Unspun | May 8, 2013 The Syrian conflict has been accompanied by a distinct media narrative. Within this narrative – which poses a binary division between the forces engaged in the conflict, identifying the players as good (the rebels, who must receive ‘our’ support) and bad (the government) – the role the West must [...]

9th Circuit: No Relief for Copyright Troll Righthaven

By Kurt Opsahl | EFF | May 9, 2013 The Ninth Circuit appeals court today turned down copyright troll Righthaven’s last ditch effort to salvage its failed business model, upholding the federal district court’s decision to dismiss its bogus copyright case on the grounds that it never actually held the copyrights it was suing under. In one of the [...]

UN Food and Agriculture Organization to Recognize Venezuela for Halving Hunger

Agencia Venezolana de Noticias – May 7, 2013 The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will soon recognize Venezuela and 15 other countries for achieving part of the Millennium Development Goal of eradicating hunger. According to a statement by the FAO Director General José Graziano Da Silva, Venezuela will receive a certificate of recognition [...]

Israel approves nearly 300 new settlements to coincide with Kerry-Livni meeting

MEMO | May 9, 2013 As Israeli justice minister, Tzipi Livni, met with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Rome on Wednesday, the Israel Civil Administration approved a plan to build 296 housing units in the West Bank settlement of Beit El; an Israeli newspaper reported. The newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth, today described the decision [...]

Excerpts on Syria from Seyyid Hassan Nasrallah’s latest speech

May 9, 2013 “On the latest Israeli aggression on Syria: Unfortunately, the Israelis talked of their “enemy’s enemy” and “friend’s friend”. Isn’t the Israeli enemy the benchmark? Isn’t this rudimentary? This is part of our Islamic lexicon. Of course there were objectives behind Israel’s attacks which it sought to realize. I want to define this [...]

Uruguay: Former General Convicted for Murder During Dictatorship

By George Nelson | The Argentina Independent | May 10, 2013 A former general in the Uruguayan army, Miguel Dalmao, has been found guilty of a murder dating back to 1974, when the country was under military rule. Dalmao was sentenced yesterday to 28 years in prison by the Uruguayan Supreme Court of Justice in [...]

Brazilian Atlantis: Scientists Discover Traces of Sunken Continent Under Atlantic Ocean

Granite formed on dry land has been discovered beneath the ocean off the coast of Brazil. Scientists suggest that it might be part of a sunken continent which disappeared millions of years ago and already branded it ‘Brazilian Atlantis’. Photo: atlantis.haktanir.org RTMay 10, 2013 A Japanese-manned submersible discovered a large mass of granite and a [...]

Boston Bomber Suspect Tamerlan Buried in Secret Despite Family Request for Independent Autopsy

The suspected Boston bombers, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, and his brother Dzhokhar, are now the focus of another investigation as Massachusetts authorities claim they were involved in a September 11, 2011 triple homicide. WATERTOWN, MA – APRIL 21: Law enforcement investigators continue collecting and processing evidence at the shooting scene near a boat where bombing suspect was hiding [...]

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