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Yemen resists Saudi/U.S. attacks, captures Saudi troops

Washington, DC – The authoritative Lebanese news outlet Al-Manar is reporting that the Yemeni resistance scored a victory over the U.S.-backed Saudi military on June 1. The report states, “Dozens of Saudi soldiers were killed and scores were captured in an attack carried out by the Yemeni Army and Popular Committees on a Saudi camp in Asir region.” Since late March, Saudi Arabia has been waging a war on the people of Yemen in order

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Twin Cities protests new Israeli airstrikes on Gaza

St. Paul, MN - Palestine solidarity protesters gathered at the busy intersection of Summit and Snelling Avenues here, May 29, to demand Israel immediately halt air strikes on Gaza and for an end to U.S. aid to Israel. Karmel Sabri of the Anti-War Committee told the crowd, “The relentless attacks on Gaza in summer of 2014 resulted in mass destruction and 2200 Palestinian lives lost. It is imperative that we hold Israel responsible for its

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Jacksonville marches to demand justice for D’Angelo Stallworth

Jacksonville, FL - About 200 demonstrators gathered at the Jacksonville Landing, May 30, to demand justice for D’Angelo Stallworth. Stallworth was murdered by deputies of the Jacksonville Sherriff’s Office (JSO). On May 12, at Planters Walk Apartments, Stallworth was shot six times in the back by deputies who were serving an eviction notice at another apartment. He was unarmed and not a suspect. Reports of the incident from the police are full of contradictions and

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Twin Cites emergency response protest to Israeli airstrikes on Gaza set

St. Paul, MN – An emergency response protest to Israel’s May 26 airstrikes on Gaza will happen here May 29 at 4:30 p.m., at the intersection of the Summit and Snelling Avenues in Saint Paul. The action is sponsored by the Women Against Military Madness Middle East Committee and the Anti-War Committee. Meredith Aby-Keirstead, of the Twin Cities-based Anti-War Committee, states, "Last summer we had the largest protests we've ever had in Minnesota against the

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Tampa marches against Monsanto

Tampa FL - Over 200 people gathered in downtown Tampa’s Lykes Gaslight Park, May 23, to rally against Monsanto and march in support of fair labeling practices. Protesters held signs saying “h**l no GMOs,” “We are not a science experiment,” and “Stop eating cancer.” The crowd chanted, “Wendy’s and Micky D’s, stop using GMOs please.” The crowd listened to speakers talk about the importance of honest labeling practices and healthy, sustainable agriculture after some time

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Season of bloodshed

Militiamen on patrol ON THE edge of a dusty plateau near the northern city of Kunduz, Mohammad Khan and his family shelter in a threadbare tent. From here, he says, he can almost see his house 8km (5 miles) away across a river in Chahar Dara district. But there is a good chance it is now occupied by a Taliban fighter and his family. The area was recently overrun by insurgents who have made big

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Learning from the pioneer

SECOND acts are the norm in Indian political lives. After a judge in May overturned her conviction for corruption, Jayaram Jayalalitha, an ex-actress-ex-prisoner-politician, this week began her fifth spell as chief minister of Tamil Nadu, a southern state of 69m people. She celebrated by giving goats to the needy. Arvind Kejriwal, an anti-graft activist reborn as a populist politician, managed just 49 chaotic days as chief minister of the state of Delhi last year. He

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Conflict zones

Ruined, but not past THE industrial ruins of Hashima, off the coast of Nagasaki, were the scene of a showdown in “Skyfall”, a James Bond film. Now the battleship-shaped island is the cause of a real-life conflict. Coal from its undersea mines helped fuel Japan’s development during the Meiji era of 1868-1912. The government has applied for the island, and 22 other sites, to be granted World Heritage status by UNESCO in recognition of their

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