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Democracy Now! – April 25, 2011

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Syrian Crackdown Intensifies: Over 150 Killed Since Friday as Assad Regime Attempts to Crush Protest Movement; First Tunisia, Then Egypt, Now Yemen? Yemeni President Saleh Agrees to Resign Within 30 Days; Protests Continue; WikiLeaks Documents Reveal U.S. Knowingly Imprisoned 150 Innocent Men at Guantánamo.

Today’s Headlines

    * WikiLeaks Documents Reveal Over 150 Innocent Men Knowingly Held at Guantánamo
    * Yemen President Accepts Plan to Step Down, Security Forces Continue Crackdown
    * Syria Deploys Troops and Tanks in Continuing Crackdown, 20 Killed, Border Sealed
    * NATO Bombs Gaddafi Compound Injuring Dozens, U.S. Senators Call for Escalation of Mission
    * Iraq: Thousands Protest Extended U.S. Occupation
    * U.S. Federal Court Reinstates Case Against Blackwater Guards in Iraq Massacre
    * 500 Prisoners Escape Prison in Afghanistan
    * Japan: Damaged Nuclear Plant Released More Radioactive Material than Previously Estimated; Thousands Call for Nuclear Moratorium
    * Pakistan: NATO Supply Route Blocked by Drone Strike Protesters
    * Rep. Markey Calls for Probe into iPhone Location Tracking Technology
    * Obama: WikiLeaks Suspect Broke Law, Dismisses Similarity to Daniel Ellsberg