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Pacifists protest possible war against Iran

Hundreds of protesters demonstrated Saturday in New York and pacifist groups took to the streets in dozens of other US and Canadian cities in a “Day of Mass Action” against a possible war with Iran. About 500 protesters gathered in Manhattan’s Times Square and marched to the headquarters of the…

Record civilian death toll in Afghan war last year: UN

A record number civilians were killed in Afghanistan’s decade-long war last year, with a dramatic rise in the number of deaths from suicide attacks, according to the United Nations. A total of 3,021 civilians died — mostly at the hands of insurgents — up eight percent from 2,790 in 2010,…

Amy Goodman: ‘The U.S. needs to lead’ on climate change

Democracy Now host Amy Goodman appeared on Up with Chris Hayes Saturday morning to discuss the upcoming United Nations’ Convention on Climate Change in Durbin, South Africa. Goodman targeted the United States’ failure to lead on climate change as the top theme of this year’s convention. “This is not just…

Hackers break into ‘outdated’ United Nations server

SAN FRANCISCO — The United Nations on Wednesday said that hackers broke into an old server and swiped outdated account and password information. UN data stolen by a hacker group calling itself “TeamPoison” remained on file sharing website Pastebin, along with a message criticizing the international organization. The information was…

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