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Bradley Manning Trial Begins
Posted: Monday, June 3, 2013

Venezuela launches drones built with Iran's technical assistance
Venezuela has launched drones produced with Iran’s technical assistance in an effort to step up the fight against drug trafficking in the Latin American country.

Thousands march for rights in rare Ethiopia protest
About 10,000 Ethiopians staged an anti-government procession on Sunday in the first large-scale protest since a disputed 2005 election ended in street violence that killed 200 people.

Civilians among dead in Nigeria offensive
Al Jazeera obtains exclusive footage of army's battle against Boko Haram, with women and children shown among the dead.

Bradley Manning Trial Begins: A 'Danger Zone' for Civil Liberties
The trial of 25-year-old Pfc. Bradley Manning began Monday morning, a case that could "set an ominous precedent that will chill freedom of speech and turn the internet into a danger zone," as Ed Pilkington from the Guardian reports.

The United States should be in the dock, not Bradley Manning
The whistleblower has allowed us to scrutinise the hidden realities of US power

Hypocrisy Lies at the Heart of the Trial of Bradley Manning
It is an outrage that soldiers who killed innocents remain free but the man who exposed them is accused of 'aiding the enemy'

Perpetual War and Obama's Perpetual Con Game
President Obama's perpetual scam machine is in high gear – which signals another expansion of war and war-powers accumulation. The president played the reluctant warrior who doesn't really want the limitless powers he has arrogated to himself. But, what he's seeking is formal authorization to escalate the U.S. offensive against world order and civil liberties.

The Banality of 'Don't Be Evil'

If the Syrian Dictator Must Go... Why Not the Dictators in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain?
If We're "Fighting for Democracy", than Why Are We Arming and Financially Supporting Dictatorships throughout the Middle East?

Syrian opposition fighters arrested with chemical weapons
In a series of raids in the capital of Istanbul and in the southern provinces of Mersin, Adana and Hatay near the Syrian border, Turkish police rounded up 12 members of Syria's Al Qaeda-affiliated Al Nusra Front along with chemical weapons materials.

Mass graves from 1948 uncovered in Jaffa
Six graves hold remains of over 200 Arabs killed in Israel's 1948 War of Independence; exposed by builders doing renovation work on site

UN: Iraq saw deadliest month in years
More than 1,000 civilians and security personnel were killed in sectarian conflict in May, UN casualty figures show.

Iraq Collapse Shows Bankruptcy of Interventionism
May was Iraq's deadliest month in nearly five years, with more than 1,000 dead – both civilians and security personnel — in a rash of bombings, shootings and other violence. As we read each day of new horrors in Iraq, it becomes more obvious that the US invasion delivered none of the promised peace or stability that proponents of the attack promised.

Iraq suffers deadliest month in five years
UN chief's representative urges end to "bloodshed" as toll of civilians and security personnel crosses 1,000 mark.

Iraq warns Israel on using airspace in Iran strike

Russia to send nuclear submarines to southern seas
Russia plans to resume nuclear submarine patrols in the southern seas after a hiatus of more than 20 years following the break-up of the Soviet Union, Itar-Tass news agency reported on Saturday, in another example of efforts to revive Moscow's military.

Suicide bomber kills 10 Afghan students, 2 US soldiers
A suicide bomber killed 10 Afghan students, two US soldiers, and an Afghan Local policeman in an attack today outside a school in Paktia province, a haven for the al Qaeda-linked Haqqani Network. No group has claimed the attack.

Afghan forces kill 72 Taliban fighters in 24 hours

Three NATO soldiers, civilian killed in attacks in Afghanistan

Feds suggest anti-Muslim speech can be punished
A U.S. attorney in Tennessee is reportedly vowing to use federal civil rights statutes to clamp down on offensive and inflammatory speech about Islam.

Group sets meeting to increase tolerance of Muslims, culture
A special meeting has been scheduled for the stated purpose of increasing awareness and understanding that American Muslims are not the terrorists some have made them out to be in social media and other circles.

New Al Qaeda Video Urges Boston-Like Homeland Attacks
Al Qaeda's most dangerous franchise is threatening the U.S. with renewed attempts at homeland terror attacks, while urging radicalized Americans to launch strikes like the Boston bombings and poison mail cases on their own.

Turkey Protests Continue to Surge: Over 1,700 Arrested
235 Separate Rallies Reported Nationwide

Turkish protest takes root in Istanbul square after security forces withdraw
Demonstrators claim victory following weekend of violent clashes with police, but Erdogan warns of retaliatory measures

Turkey PM: Twitter a 'Danger to Society'
Complains Social Media Allows Political Opponents to Undermine Him

Oprah must face lawsuit over 'Own Your Power': appeals court
Oprah Winfrey will have to defend in court her use of the phrase "Own Your Power" in her magazine and on her website, a U.S. appeals court said on Friday.

Court: Police can take DNA swabs from arrestees
A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday said police can routinely take DNA from people they arrest, equating a DNA cheek swab to other common jailhouse procedures like fingerprinting.

Swedish Riots: "The Underclass Has Reacted"
Contrary to what many believe Sweden to be, while the country's borders may indeed be open, certain 'cultural borders' within it are another matter, assorted reports documenting the prejudice minorities and immigrants daily live with.

Chuck Hagel rebuked by Chinese general over US buildup in Asia
Confrontation over increased US presence in region comes days ahead of Obama's meeting with Chinese premier in California

Nuclear states developing new weapons in defiance of treaty, report claims
All five legally recognised nuclear states 'appear determined to retain nuclear arsenals indefinitely', says Stockholm institute

Venezuela's defense minister says coup never contemplated, welcomes Cuban military advice

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