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EXCLUSIVE Interview: DVB Chief Returns to Burma After 24 Years of Exile

Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel Prize-winning US economist, recently wrote an article on Burma that has widely been syndicated around the world. In it he says it is time for the […]

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Kibera Then and Now

KIBERA, Kenya (ILO Online) – Deep within the labyrinth of this bustling informal settlement’s infinite network of footpaths, a young man tends to rows of plants in a small community […]

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Interview with Michael Ratner of the Center for Constitutional Rights

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Have a listen to excerpts of my interview with Michael Ratner, from which I quote liberally in this article. Mr. Ratner is president […]

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Wikileaks, War Crimes, and the Rise of the Fascist State

On March 19, 2003, I was sitting at the bar of Jaks Tap in Chicago’s West Loop with a friend when the large television screen above flickered for a moment. […]

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15,000 New Civilian Deaths Uncovered in Leaked Files

by Angus Stickler and Emma Slater At least 122,000 civilians were killed during the US-led occupation of Iraq, 15,000 more than previously thought. The civilian toll accounts for 80 per […]

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Alert: 24 hours to Save Sakineh from Death Sentence in Iran

UPDATE: (Sakineh’s execution has been averted. Click Here for more information on how to help her get out of prison.) Iranian authorities could execute Sakineh Ashtiani today. This July, a […]

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Campania InFelix: The Triangle of Death

By Matt Nager For nearly two decades, Campania, the southern region of Italy where Naples is located, has witnessed the ongoing practice of illegal toxic material dumping. This practice has […]

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Open Letter to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence re. Wikileaks Report

By Josh Steiber Josh Stieber was deployed in “The Surge” from Feb 07-Apr 08. Assigned to a district near Sadr City in Baghdad, the Infantry Company that Stieber deployed with […]

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General Strike in France

© Anne Holmes 2010 Starting in early September the French began taking to the streets in a series of general strikes following the introduction of a new reform raising the […]

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Land of Oś

By Danny Ghitis This series focuses on the complex nature of life in the Polish town, Oświęcim, better known for its German name, Auschwitz. As a grandson of a Holocaust […]

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URGENT ACTION: DEMAND THE RELEASE OF ONLINE NEWS EDITOR

UPDATE: RSF is reporting Chiranuch Premchaiporn has been released on bail of 200, 000 bahts. As of the latest reports, charges still stand against her. Chiranuch Premchaiporn, an online news […]

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The Face That Launched a Thousand Drones?

The much talked about August 9 Time magazine cover, unabashed in its aim to shore up support for the war effort in Afghanistan, has left many still shaking their heads […]

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Zahra’s Paradise: An On-line Graphic Novella

Set in the aftermath of Iran’s fraudulent elections of 2009, Zahra’s Paradise is the fictional story of the search for Mehdi, a young protestor who has disappeared in the Islamic […]

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Open Letter to The Pulitzer Center and Mr. Vernaschi

I should like to take the time to address some of the issues raised in Marco Vernaschi’s response to his critics on the Pulitzer Center’s website. Both Jon Sawyer, director […]

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Interview with Marco Vernaschi Retracted

For those of you who check in regularly, you may have noticed that I have removed two posts on the subject of child sacrifice in Uganda by the photographer Marco […]

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New Video Emerges From Iran

A video likely shot by a plain clothes basij has been acquired by the BBC showing the arrest and beating of Tehran University students on June 15 after the first […]

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Letter from Tehran 22 Bahman Anniversary of Islamic Revolution

Today was a very difficult day. Not only for the Green movement, but because the government had used all it had to show off today. There are two main analyses […]

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Piecing a Scene Together

I featured this photograph in a previous post. It was heavily circulated over the weekend and purported to be a Basij joining the demonstrators. Now that more images have come […]

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38 Executions Reported in Iran

A reliable source is saying there have been 38 executions in Iran over the last three days. Will update as more comes available. A reliable source is saying there have […]

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British Embassy Officials to Stand Trial in Iran

The Iranian government further rattles the UK’s Cage Time Online reports: “Iran’s top legislative body announced today that British embassy staff accused of inciting post-election violence will be forced to […]

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Piecing Together a Scene

The first video below appeared about 10 days ago and a new video from a different vantage point just below it has emerged which explains the scene. Viewer discretion advised. […]

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Late Night Updates

Iranian authorities have falsely claimed that Interpol is investigating the death of Neda Soltan who was shot on June 20 in Tehran by Basij forces. Her story has had such […]

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Karoubi Silenced

Etemad Meli, opposition leader Karoubi’s reformist newspaper, was barred from distribution today for printing Karoubi’s comments. Here are some excerpts of the very well crafted statement which has not been […]

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