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Iranian police seize ‘posh cars’ to ‘combat harrassment of women’

TEHRAN – IRANIAN police launched a crackdown on irreverent social behavior, seizing cars whose drivers are deemed to be harassing women, the state Irna news agency reported on Monday. ‘Tehran police have seized 20 foreign-made, high-end cars which harassed women in the north and northwest of the capital,’ Irna said…

No fractures for crash victim Armstrong

Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong had good news for fans Friday after X-rays revealed he suffered no fractures following a crash in the Tour of California. Armstrong suffered a cut under his left eye that required eight stitches and a severely bruised left elbow during a crash on…

Exclusive: Davey D speaks truth to power at SF MusicTech

At the semi-annual SF Music Tech conference, Raw Story sat down for an exclusive interview with Oakland-based journalist and hip hop impresario Davey D. He stirred up controversy in workshops and panels by pointing out that record label “greediness and shortsightedness” have killed innovation. His central argument, that majors hurt…

‘There is a narrative that’s missing’ Laura Flanders tells grassroots radio gathering

Television and radio host Laura Flanders ripped into what she called “the all-about the-money media” and encouraged 150 radio enthusiasts to work harder at storytelling in a keynote address to the Grassroots Radio Conference May 14. Calling the Obama administration “a veneer of new backed up by the same old…

Noam Chomsky denied entry into Israel: report

Famed academic and political dissident Noam Chomsky was detained for three hours by Israeli border guards before being denied entry into the country on Sunday, Israeli news sources report. Chomsky, who is of Jewish extraction and has long been a fierce critic of Israel, told a TV station in Israel…

Pentagon bans 4 Gitmo reporters for naming witness

Powered by Mochila The Pentagon on Thursday barred four journalists from military commissions at Guantanamo Bay because they published the name of a witness after being told not to. The U.S. military wanted the witness identified only as “Interrogator No. 1″ and forbade reporting his name during coverage of this…

Sen. Levin: Goldman ‘helped trigger the crisis’

A US Senate investigative panel has released several emails that could prove embarrassing to Goldman Sachs as they suggest the Wall Street investment giant used the US sub-prime mortgage crisis to make tens of millions of dollars in profit. The documents, made public Saturday, do not provide proof that the…

NY Times Magazine damns Politico with intended praise: Being first beats being correct

Perhaps the most damning thing one media publication can say about another is that being first means more to it than being right. But that is the message that comes across, perhaps inadvertently, in a lengthy New York Times Magazine article dedicated to glorifying the website Politico and its chief…

National Guard recruiters forged re-enlistment papers: report

Washington State National Guard recruiters repeatedly forged re-enlistment papers in a desperate attempt to hold on to soldiers in the run-up to the Iraq war surge, a local news channel’s investigation has found. In one case, a soldier found himself fighting against deployment to Iraq after re-enlistment papers with his…

Leaked video shows US forces killing reporters, civilians

McChrystal: ‘We’ve shot an amazing number of people … none has proven to have been a real threat to the force’ US military personnel apparently mistook the cameras slung over the backs of two Reuters journalists for weapons when they opened fire on them and a group of people in…

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