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Democracy Now! – August 16, 2011

Bay Area Rapid Transit Accused of Censorship for Blocking Wireless Services to Foil Protests; Disguised Member of Hacktivist Group “Anonymous” Defends Retaliatory Action Against BART; Hacktivism’s Global Reach, From Targeting Scientology to Backing Wikileaks and the Arab Spring.

Today’s Headlines

    89 Killed in Iraq’s Deadliest Day of 2011
    Death Toll From Syrian Assault on Latakia Hits 34
    Rebels Advance on Tripoli Amidst Talks in Neighboring Tunis
    Obama Begins Midwest Bus Tour as Approval Rating Hits Low
    Rick Perry Joins GOP Candidates on Campaign Trail
    1 Palestinian Killed, 5 Wounded in Israeli Bombings of Gaza Strip
    Israel Approves New Settlements in West Bank
    U.N. Probes Food Aid Theft in Somalia
    Judge Halts Broadcasting of Mubarak Trial
    Israeli Lawmakers Meet on Economic Protests
    U.N. Report Finds Potential War Crimes in Sudan
    Shell Oil Rig Spills Into North Sea
    Global Food Prices Approaching 2008 Levels
    Portions of Arizona-Mexico Border Fence Collapse in Flood
    Immigrants Rights Activists to Protest Obama on “Secure Communities” Expansion
    Google Acquires Motorola in $12.5 Billion Deal


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