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Democracy Now! – May 31, 2012

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3 Years After George Tiller’s Murder, Reproductive Rights Face New Legislative Attacks, Hate Crimes; Out of Jail, Bahraini Activists Nabeel Rajab and Zainab Alkhawaja Urge End to U.S.-Backed Crackdown; Who Will Benefit From Haiti’s Gold Rush? Haitian Government Embraces U.S., Canadian Mining Firms.

May 31, 2012

    Fighting Erupts in Hunger-Stricken Yemen
    Syrian Rebels Give Assad Deadline to End Violence
    U.S. Envoy Warns Syria of “Actions Outside” the United Nations
    More Syrian Diplomats Expelled After Houla Massacre
    Iraq Bombings Kill 13, Wound Dozens
    Civilian Deaths Drop in Afghanistan for 1st Time in 5 Years
    Hundreds of Tibetans Detained Protesting Chinese Rule
    Florida Governor Advances Purge of Voter Rolls
    Holder: Civil Rights Gains “Hang in the Balance” in Voting Struggle
    Study: Companies Contradict Pro-Climate Stances with Political Donations
    Couples Challenge Illinois Ban on Same-Sex Marriage
    Thousands of Canadians Hold “Casserole” March in Solidarity with Quebec Protests
    Illinois Legislator Gives Angry Tirade on Assembly Floor
    Pakistani Doctor Sentenced for Ties to Warlord