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Danny Glover to ‘Occupy’ protests: ‘You represent Troy Davis’

Award winning actor and activist Danny Glover spoke at both Occupy Oakland and Occupy Los Angeles this past weekend, telling the amassed crowds that they represent everyone who has been displaced in America, including the recently-executed death row inmate Troy Davis, whose execution sparked an international outcry. “Here we talk…

Israel says newly approved homes ‘not settlement’

Israel on Wednesday rejected an international outcry over its plans to build 1,100 new homes in Gilo in annexed east Jerusalem, insisting the neighbourhood was “not a settlement.” “Gilo is not a settlement, nor is it an outpost,” Mark Regev, a spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told AFP. “Gilo is a neighbourhood in the…

Iranian women ‘in slavery’: stoning woman’s lawyer

Iranian women have been forced into slavery, the former lawyer for Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani, the Iranian woman facing death by stoning, said Thursday. “In Iran unfortunately one could say women are in a real situation of slavery,” Mohammad Mostafaie, who fled Iran for Norway last July, told the European Parliament’s human…

Israel using ‘pirated’ footage to defend raid: media body

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military’s YouTube site is using ‘pirated’ footage confiscated from journalists on board a Turkish vessel in a bid to defend its botched flotilla raid, a press body charged on Thursday. “The Foreign Press Association (FPA) strongly condemns the use of photos and video material shot by…

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