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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Win of Iran’s Election Sparks Riots

Ahmadinejad has been re-elected as president of Iran with a substantial poll win. With 80 % of the votes counted, Ahmadinejad had 65% of the vote against 32% for his main rival Mousavi. Mousavi had claimed victory earlier, at the closing of the polls and has complained about large scale voting irregularities. Nobody was expecting […]

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Advocates Call For California Law To Make Condom-Use Mandatory At Porn Studios

LOS ANGELES – Workers in the sex industry should have the tools they need to do their job well and safely. That’s what health advocates will argue early next week when they hold a press conference in Los Angeles demanding that the California State government adopts legislation that makes wearing condoms on porn production sets, […]

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UN Security Council Unanimously Adopts Resolution on North Korea

Opinion by Gilbert Mercier, News Junkie Editor The UN Security council, today, unanimously adopted Resolution 1874. The 15 members body strongly condemned the 25 May nuclear test conducted by North Korea in ” violation and flagrant disregard” of previous resolutions ( 1695 & 1718). It also demanded that North Korea, “not conduct any further nuclear […]

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Going Ahmadinejad Crazy About An Election In Far Away Iran

Adam Smith famously postulated that a man of humanity would worry more about the prospect of losing his little finger tomorrow, than if the entire empire of China and all its inhabitants were to be swallowed up by an earthquake. And Americans are not exactly famed for their interest in or knowledge of foreign lands […]

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ACLU Files Lawsuit Seeking Disclosure of Secret Documents On Torture

On Thursday, the ACLU filed a lawsuit in New York seeking the disclosure of still-secret records relating to the torture of prisoners held by the US overseas. The requested documents include legal memos authored by John Yoo & Steven Bradbury as well as document sent by the Bush administration to the CIA. The government has […]

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