Sunday, January 18, 2009

Jewish Women Among Those Leading Protests Against Israeli Actions 1/12/09 from Democracy Now

Tens of Thousands Demonstrate Globally Against Israeli Actions, Jewish Women Among Those Leading Protests

Tens of thousands of people took to streets over the weekend in cities across the globe to demonstrate against Israels assault on Gaza. Some of the protests have been organized by Jewish groups who are speaking out against Israels actions. We speak with two Jewish women for peace: Dorothy Zellner, one of 15 Jews who have signed a call for a protest in front of the Israeli Consulate in New York and Judy Rebick, who organized a sit-in comprised of Jewish Canadian women at the Israeli consulate in Toronto.

Friday, January 16, 2009

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Sources: Obama ready to ban harsh interrogations

WASHINGTON – President-elect Barack Obama is preparing to prohibit the use of waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques by ordering the CIA to follow military rules for questioning prisoners, according to two U.S. officials familiar with drafts of the plans. Still under debate is whether to allow exceptions in extraordinary cases.

By LARA JAKES and PAMELA HESS, Associated Press Writers

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Thursday, January 01, 2009

NYC revelers usher in '09 with cheer, optimism

By CRISTIAN SALAZAR, Associated Press Writer Cristian Salazar, Associated Press Writer – Thu Jan 1, 8:58 am ET - Courtesy Yahoo News

NEW YORK – Despite months of economic gloom, revelers throughout the country welcomed the new year with merrymaking and even optimism, though some festivities fell to hard times and others were subdued.

"The worst part of last year was probably trying to get through financially," said Liza Mazzotte, a composer who had come from California to join the hundreds of thousands of celebrants in frigid Times Square to see the Waterford crystal ball drop. "I'm not worried about what I lost. I'm going to be looking to the future."

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