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    Case Filed in European Court Against Bush-Era Torture

    Fri, 12/19/2014 - 13:12
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    The Three Remaining 'Cuban 5' Go Home

    Fri, 12/19/2014 - 13:12
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    Budget Bill's Little-Known Provisions Affecting Marijuana Users

    Fri, 12/19/2014 - 13:12
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    Will South America Bring Life to the Bank of the South?

    Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:12
    The countries of South America need their alternative to the World Bank to step forward; if not, they will be back in crisis, explains historian and sovereign debt expert Eric Toussaint

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    Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:12
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    Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:12
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    Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:12
    Several thousand people gathered at Millions March Oakland on December 13 to protest the killings of unarmed black men Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Protesters critique mainstream media's focus on vandalism and looting instead of Oakland Police Department's violent history.

    The US and Cuba Restore Diplomatic Relations With A Spy Swap

    Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:12
    The US has finally admitted defeat in its policies of trying to isolate and overthrow the government of Cuba says, Reese Erlich a freelance journalist and author

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    The Lima Accord: A Great Success or More Climate Catastrophe?

    Fri, 12/19/2014 - 05:12
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    Fracking Opponents Celebrate Key Victories in New Brunswick, Quebec and New York

    Fri, 12/19/2014 - 02:12
    Emma Lui of the Council of Canadians talks about the decisions against fracking in the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec, while Eric Weltman of Food & Water Watch talks about New York becoming the second US state to ban fracking

    Obama Admin Still Seeking Testimony From Journalist James Risen

    Fri, 12/19/2014 - 02:12
    Despite earlier reports, New York Times Journalist is still facing a subpoena in the trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling

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    Fri, 12/19/2014 - 02:12
    Jared Ball hosts legendary emcee and producer Shaheen Ariedien and Dr. Rico Chapman discuss the histories, similarities and mutual impact of the Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa and the Black Power Movement here in the United States.

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    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 05:12
    Ms. Tarachansky, TRNN Israel - Palestine correspondent and former Israeli settler, tells Paul Jay about her new documentary film, On the Side of the Road

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    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 05:12
    Ms. Tarachansky talks about her journey from growing up in a settlement to opposition to the Israeli occupation

    Will the E.U. Hold the U.S. Accountable for Torture?

    Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:12
    Vijay Prashad says the torture report is unclear about the chain of command, but the international community is making moves to hold those in power accountable
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