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Democracy Now! – June 20, 2012

A Coup in Cairo: As Muslim Brotherhood Claims Election Victory, Military Strips President of Powe; Julian Assange of WikiLeaks Seeks Asylum in Ecuador In Attempt To Avoid Extradition to U.S.; Failed Pledges, Weak Draft Lower Hopes for Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil.

June 20, 2012

    Egypt: Mubarak Said to Be in Coma as Crowds Protest Military
    Syrian Siege of Homs Continues Despite Pleas for Trapped Civilians
    U.N. Monitors Report Being Repeatedly Attacked in Syria
    Violence Erupts on Israel’s Gaza, Egypt Borders
    Iran, World Leaders Fail to Make Progress in Nuclear Talks
    Taliban Launches New Attacks on Afghan, NATO Bases
    Pakistan Faces Crisis as Court Ousts Prime Minister
    Report: Big Banks Receiving Billions in Corporate Welfare Through Subsidized Rates
    House Panel Votes to Extend Warrantless Spy Powers
    NSA: Revealing Number of Domestic Spy Targets Would Violate Privacy
    Lawmakers Hold First Hearing on Solitary Confinement
    WikiLeaks’ Assange Takes Refuge in Ecuadorean Embassy
    Syrian Ambassador: Gov’t Is Committed to Rights of Civilians

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