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OpEdNews – Stephen Lendman – Inventing An Iranian Threat – 26 August 2012

Iran hasn’t attacked another country in over 200 year.

Iran threatens no one. Western and Israeli leaders know it. So do over 100 Non-Aligned Movement countries coming to Tehran. They’ll be there from August 26 – 31. They’ll participate in NAM’s 16th summit.

Their presence endorses Iran’s legitimacy, extends support, shows disapproval of Western hostility and belligerence, and confers prestige when Tehran most needs it. Continue reading

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Early Morning Police Raid Ousts Occupy Oakland

Early Morning Police Raid Ousts Occupy Oakland by Laura Tyco via http://www.2012IndyInfo.wordpress.com

Original published on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 by Oakland Tribune by Kristin J. Bender

OAKLAND — Before dawn Tuesday, at least 200 police, many in riot gear, tore down the Occupy Oakland encampment in front of City Hall and arrested dozens of people. A smaller camp near Lake Merritt was also dismantled.

Oakland police surround the Occupy encampment in the early morning preparing to go in and disband the tent community set up by citizens to protest what they see as a dysfunctional economy and political system caused by Wall Street greed and rampant inequality. Early reports from police say the raids went smoothly, with all protesters cleared out of the downtown Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in less than 30 minutes. Continue reading