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Democracy Now! – August 15, 2012

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Israeli Journalist Gideon Levy on the Escalating Talk of a Military Attack on Iran; From Military Threats to Crippling Sanctions, U.S.-Israel Posturing on Iran Stokes Fears of War; Iranian Americans Warn Harsh U.S. Sanctions Could Restrict Aid to Iran’s Earthquake Victims; 77 Years After FDR Signs Social Security, VP Pick Paul Ryan Pushes Dismantling the Social Safety Net.

August 15, 2012

    Syrian Rebels Behind Major Bombing in Damascus
    Afghanistan Sees Deadliest Day for Civilians This Year
    Correa: No Decision Yet on Assange’s Asylum Bid
    Court Filing Details Harsh Treatment of Manning at Quantico
    New Policy Takes Effect to Halt Deportation of Immigrants Brought to the U.S. as Children
    Congressional Primaries Held in 4 States
    Obama, Romney Trade Barbs over Energy Policy
    Standard Chartered Bank to Pay $340 Million to Settle Claims of Hiding Iran Transactions
    Judge Throws Out Suit on FBI’s Muslim Spying
    Greenpeace Warns of Dangers of New Arctic Oil Drilling
    Brazilian Court Halts Construction of Dam Opposed by Indigenous Groups