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Democracy Now! – February 23, 2011

“We’re Witnessing the Violent Lashings of a Dying Beast”: Libyan Novelist Hisham Matar on Gaddafi’s Brutal Crackdown in Libya; “People Have Finally Found Their Voice”: Democracy Now!’s Sharif Abdel Kouddous on Egypt After Mubarak; Arrest of CIA Agent Sheds Light on American Covert War in Pakistan, Straining U.S.-Pakistani Relations.

Today’s Headlines

    * Gaddafi Issues Defiant Address; Death Toll Remains Unknown
    * U.N. Security Council Calls on Libya to End Violence
    * 2 Killed in Yemen Protests
    * Tens of Thousands Rally in Bahrain
    * U.S. Ignored Human Rights Abuses in Bahrain
    * Report: Admin Reviews Weapons Sales, Military Aid
    * Thousands Protest Anti-Union Bill in Ohio; Indiana Dems Flee State
    * Hundreds Protest Teacher Layoffs in Idaho
    * Georgia Measure Calls for Investigating Miscarriages
    * Pirates Kill 4 U.S. Hostages Near Somalia
    * Citizen’s Arrest Attempted on Israeli FM in Belgium
    * Emanuel Elected Chicago Mayor
    * FBI Sued for Spying on California Mosque


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