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David Sanger's War on Iran

David SangerSanger is New York Times chief Washington correspondent. Previously he held other posts. He's reported on foreign policy, globalization, Asian issues, and nuclear-related ones.

Cooperatively with other Times correspondents, he won two Pulitzer Prizes. Its board might consider retracting them.

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US officials testify in Manning hearing

Bradley Manningby Camille Elhassani

PFC Bradley Manning's lawyers called two witnesses from the US state department on Thursday to discuss what information was collected after the Wikileaks disclosures.

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Can We Also Investigate the US-Syria Torture Partnership?

Maher Ararby Jacob G. Hornberger

I don’t get U.S. officials. They’re so outraged over the brutality of the Syrian regime. They calling for an investigation into atrocities committed by Syrian forces against the Syrian people as part of the regime’s effort to suppress a rebellion against the regime. They are also demanding regime change in the country.

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UK QEII Diamond Jubilee

Queen ElizabethCelebrations hide 700 Million Commonwealth avoidable deaths

The British always put on great royal celebrations and now the UK  and the British Commonwealth are celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 60th anniversary of her accession to the throne as Queen of Great Britain and various other countries and as Head of the British Commonwealth. However the enthusiastic celebrations for a much-admired and much-loved monarch hide the Awful Truth of the over 727 million avoidable deaths linked to British imperialism and neocolonialism over the last 60 years. Of course there is nothing new in this: the British have the carnage of 1,000 years of imperialism to hide and are very good at both war and hiding its awful consequences.

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Walker Wins, Wisconsinites Lose

Republican, Scott WalkerMorning headlines read more like obituaries than reason for anyone to celebrate. Despite pre-election polls suggesting either candidate could win, odds greatly favored Republican Scott Walker.

He outspent Democrat Tom Barrett around 25 - 1. Corporate backing made the difference. The Democrat National Committee (DNC) gave no financial or campaign support. Neither did Obama. Effectively they conceded. Final results didn't surprise.

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