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NATO Planes Bomb West Libya

Tripoli bombing. Archive photo

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization stepped up its air raids against western Libya, after attacking two civilian checkpoints in Khoms and the town of Nalut, and losing an unmanned helicopter near Zlitan. NATO planes and helicopters increased their incursions in support backing the armed uprising against Muammar Gaddafi, according to JANA news agency and Al Jamahiriya state television.

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Desperate Man Robs Store For One Dollar In Order To Go To Jail To Get Health Coverage

Desperate Man Robs Store For One Dollar In Order To Go To Jail To Get Health Coverage

Verone didn’t want to scare anyone. He executed the robbery the most passive way he knew how. He handed the teller a note demanding one dollar, and medical attention. “I didn’t have any fears,” said Verone. “I told the teller that I would sit over here and wait for police.” Verone says he’s not a political man. But he has a lot to say on the subject of socialized medical care.

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Empire of bases

Military Base

Before reading this article, try to answer this question: How many military bases does the United States have in other countries: a) 100; b) 300; c) 700; or d) 1,000. According to the Pentagon’s own list PDF, the answer is around 865, but if you include the new bases in Iraq and Afghanistan it is over a thousand. These thousand bases constitute 95 percent of all the military bases any country in the world maintains on any other country’s territory. In other words, the United States is to military bases as Heinz is to ketchup.

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Neo-neo-colonialism?

Neo-neo-colonialism

write my essay custom writing p>Mumía Abú Jamal As the Arab Spring moves into the Arab Summer, the forces of the distant colonial past arise, like vampires from their crypts, seeking something to feed upon. European and American exploiters, using UN resolutions (but ignoring others) and NATO as fig leaves, rain death and desolation, in

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The magical realism of body counts

Gravediggers of Afghanistan and Pakistan have been kept busy as the US drone war has expanded, but civilian deaths remain undercounted as mendacious officials build a myth of technological accuracy and violent 'justice' [REUTERS]

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad (Published by Aljazeera) A gypsy named Melquiades who died many years ago in Singapore returned to live with the family of Colonel Aureliano Buendia in Macondo, because he could no longer bear the tedium of death. These are the kinds of characters that populate Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s magnificent work One Hundred Years

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Venezuela's Chavez has pelvic surgery in Cuba

Nicolas Maduro

i have to write an essay due tomorrow p>Venezuela’s foreign minister says President Hugo Chavez has undergone surgery in Cuba. Nicolas Maduro tells state-run Venezolana de Television that Chavez had the operation for a pelvic abscess. Maduro says the procedure was “immediate” in nature but that Chavez is in good health. He says the president

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Obama Asks for 20 Million to Subvert Cuba

Barack Obama

help with writing an essay p> The 20 million USD the U.S. administration of Barack Obama is requesting from Congress is intended to subvert Cuba’s internal order, said Kenia Serrano, president of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP). According to Washington, sectors of the Cuban population would join the U.S. attempt to

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Cuban Ballet on New York Stages

National Ballet of Cuba

The National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) is scheduled to perform Wednesday at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where it will give four shows after a brief, warmly-received stay in Washington. The Cubans will kick off their Brooklyn performances with “La magia de la danza” (the magic of dance), a show that is like an anthology of relevant moments of 19th century dance, including versions of classics like Giselle, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Sleeping Beauty and the Gottschalk Symphony.

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Raul Castro, Hugo Chavez Meet

Hugo Chávez y Raúl Castro en la Habana, Cuba

Cuban President Raul Castro received Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Wednesday. Chavez, who is concluding a tour that took him to Ecuador and Brazil, arrived in this capital early today. During his stay here, the visitor will review the development of the extensive existing bilateral links between Havana and Caracas, Granma newspaper reported. Raul Castro

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WikiLeaks Haiti: The PetroCaribe Files

PetroCaribe

The Nations By: Dan Coughlin and Kim Ives When René Préval took the oath of Haiti’s presidential office in a ceremony at Haiti’s National Palace on May 14, 2006, he was anxious to allay fears in Washington that he would not be a reliable partner. “He wants to bury once and for all the suspicion