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BREAKING: New Coal Disaster In West Virginia -

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

U.S. Hostage Freed by Colombia’s FARC Rebels (Video) -

Monday, October 28, 2013

Here’s Why The Zimmerman Verdict Matters -

Sunday, July 14, 2013

BREAKING! UK Government Spied On Allies At TWO G20 Summits (Video) -

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Swiss Support Tougher Asylum Legislation as Refugee Numbers Spike -

Monday, June 10, 2013

American Woman Killed in Syria Fighting for Terrorists, Syrian TV Claims (Video) -

Friday, May 31, 2013

CO2 in the Air Reached its Highest Level in Human History -

Friday, May 10, 2013

Terms of the New Abortion Bill Agreed by Irish Cabinet -

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Boston In Lockdown As Manhunt Intensifies -

Friday, April 19, 2013

2 Dead, Dozens Injured After Boston Marathon Bombing -

Monday, April 15, 2013

Fast Food Workers in New York Stage Surprise Strike -

Saturday, April 6, 2013

N. Korean Rhetoric Provokes Missile Shield Deployment -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Eyewitness Accounts from Meiktila Massacre -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sudan to Free All Political Prisoners -

Monday, April 1, 2013

A New Free Press In Burma Juxtaposed With Genocide: The World Will Be Watching -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Pressure Builds to End Ethnic Violence in Myanmar -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Activists Demand Action As Further Genocide Looms -

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cyprus Reaches Last-Minute Bailout Deal With EU -

Monday, March 25, 2013

Myanmar Muslims Brace for Possible Genocide -

Sunday, March 24, 2013

IMF Chief Lagarde’s Home Searched over Tapie Scandal -

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Is the US Legally Obligated to Accept Refugee Children?


Tens of thousands of Central American children, mainly from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala have been fleeing from increasing violence in their own countries. Women are being raped and murdered in masses, and the rate of children getting raped and murdered has gone up steadily every month since January 2014. It is a crisis in the most tragic sense of the term. All these children are fleeing from almost certain death, leaving their parents behind, reaching the border of the USA with survival as their only goal. Unfortunately, they are treated as criminals by the US Government, and in most…

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“We were Trained by NATO and M16 in Turkey” says Syrian Rebel to BBC (Video)

BBC interview of the Canadian resident Thwaiba Kanafani from August, 2012. FSA is the Free Syrian Army. Adana is a city in southern Turkey. Riad Mousa Al-Asaad was the commander of the Free Syrian Army, at the time of this interview. On December 8th, 2012, he was replaced by Brigadier General Salim Idris as the commander of the Free Syrian Army. According to the article in BBC Turkce Haberler, Kanafani lived in Canada with her husband and 2 kids. She studied engineering and worked in the oil industry. BBC reporter Richard Galpin met with her in Adana for this interview. Kanafani…

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Who are ISIS? What do They Want? Who is Behind Them?


On June 11th, the world woke up to the news of ISIS (The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant* -alternatively translated as Islamic State in Iraq and Syria-) taking over major cities in Iraq and advancing towards Baghdad. This was not, of course, news to the people who have been following the situation in the region since the invasion of Iraq, but for many, ISIS is the new genie in the bottle. Especially puzzling, how was this relatively small extremist group of people able to seize the second most populous city of Iraq, along with other cities and towns…

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Kidnapped School Girls in Nigeria Forced to Marry Extremists


Scores of girls and young women kidnapped from a secondary school in Nigeria by Boko Haram militants, are being forced to marry their Islamic extremist abductors, a civic organization reported Wednesday. The armed men snatched more than 280 schoolgirls, between the ages of 16 and 18, in the north-eastern Nigerian village of Chibok. Abductors claimed two of the girls have died from snake bites. A Borno state community leader told The Associated Press that the Boko Haram terrorist network is negotiating over the students’ fate and is demanding an unspecified ransom for their release. Nigerian Federal Senator Ahmad Zanna said…

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Bombshell Claim by Hersh: Erdogan and Turkish Government Carried Out the Chemical Attack in Syria (Video)

Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh opens a can of worms for already embattled Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In his last report, published by the London Review of Books magazine, titled The Red Line and the Rat Line, Hersh claims that the chemical attack on Syrian civilians, planned and executed by Erdogan’s people, was a covert action to push Obama over the red line. Below are a few of the paragraphs extracted from the report. To learn more about Erdogan’s ascent to Turkish Prime Ministry, with the full support of the USA, and to read the entire article click…

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Night Witches Who Terrified Nazis


The Nazis called them the ‘Nachthexen’, the ‘Night Witches’. They were the volunteer Soviet women pilots of the 588th Night Bomber Regiment, an exclusive female regiment of the Soviet Air Force in World War II. We simply couldn’t grasp that the Soviet airmen that caused us the greatest trouble were in fact women. These women feared nothing. They came night after night in their very slow biplanes, and for some periods they wouldn’t give us any sleep at all. – Hauptmann Johannes Steinhoff, German Commander of II./JG 52, Oak Leaves to the Knight’s Cross, September 1942. After Hitler’s invasion of…

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Where is Nadezhda Tolokonnikova?

In this Aug. 17, 2012 file photo, Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova sits in a glass enclosure at a court in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze, File)

Tolokonnikova, 23, a member of the Russian feminist punk rock protest group Pussy Riot, who was jailed since March, 2012, after the “Punk Prayer” incident in Moscow, has vanished from sight during her transport to a new prison 11 days ago. Pussy Riot, founded in August 2011, stages provocative guerrilla performances in unusual public locations, which are used in music videos and posted on the Internet. Their topics include feminism, LGBT rights, opposition to the policies of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church. The group had staged a performance on February 21, 2012, inside Moscow’s Cathedral of…

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Spain’s Lost Generation on Hunger Strike (Video)

Under his hoodie, 25 year-old engineer Jorge Arzuaga looks like any young man who is ready to go to a soccer match in Madrid, Spain. Against the backdrop of Puerta del Sol Square, bustling with tourist activity in this cool October evening, Jorge’s mission is not one of temporary entertainment but permanent change. Jorge declared a hunger strike on October 12, 2013 to go about that change, demanding the resignation of a government which he calls corrupt and illegitimate. Jorge recently finished college with an engineering degree, and promptly joined the ranks of millions of new graduates who are not…

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U.S. Hostage Freed by Colombia’s FARC Rebels (Video)

Kevin Scott Sutay, a veteran of the USA war in Afghanistan who wandered in to territory of the Colombian rebels while backpacking in the region, was taken hostage by the rebel group FARC four months ago. He was quietly turned over to Cuban and Norwegian International Red Cross officials yesterday. The U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s office issued a statement, saying: “We are pleased about the liberation today of U.S. citizen Kevin Scott Sutay who was in the hands of the FARC.” The statement included gratitude to the Colombian government and President Juan Manuel Santos for their efforts. The…

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European Court Ordered Spain to Release Basque ETA Terrorist

Today, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ordered Spain to free a Basque separatist militant, Ines del Rio Prada, 55, saying her extended detention was illegal and instructed Madrid government to pay her €30,000 in compensation. Under Spanish law no one can serve more than 30 years for murder, even if the total sentence for the crime is longer. Inés del Rio was jailed in 1989 for her role in 23 assassinations and bombings as an ETA operative. The ETA (an acronym for Euskadi Ta Askatasuna – “Basque Homeland and Freedom”) is a Basque independence movement which turned into…

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Yes, Chicken Little…..


This time, the sky really is falling Shutdown 2013 is really not a budget negotiation. IT IS NOT.  You do not pass and repeal laws in the United States of America through budget negotiations. Then what is this, really?  What are the buffoons and shucksters in Congress at a stalemate over?  Well, this time, it’s about nothing short of our democratic system of self-governance, which hangs in the balance:  that would be Majority Rule by the people, through their elected representatives, as envisioned by the Founding Fathers and borne out in our Constitution.  The terms being thrown around – “economic…

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Iran Warned the USA on Chemical Weapons, TCSM Claims


In a letter obtained by The Christian Science Monitor (TCSM) that was sent to the USA officials, Iran has been warning Washington since July 2012 that Sunni rebel fighters have acquired chemical weapons, and called on the US to send “an immediate and serious warning” to rebel groups not to use them. Iran claims that it warned the United States directly, in mid- and late- 2012, and at least once after that, about the risks of chemical weapons among the rebels. The letter references messages from July 18 and December 1, 2012. Tehran Times also reports on the letter, claiming…

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“……there’s always a belief, a want, a need to believe that when there’s a problem in the world, there is an ‘America’ button we can press to solve it”.  – Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) Disclosure: this will meander. Let me preface with a little “I’m a progressive” and a lot of “I support the President” with a dash of “most of the time” sprinkled with some “no, I don’t think it’s okay to have innocents gassed by a madman” and just a hint of “……however” – or something like that. I was one of those insane Obama groupies in 2008…

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We Are Relocating!


Dear readers, We are relocating! The Progressive Press will be closed until September 20, 2013. Founder and publisher Emine Dilek is moving to Madrid, Spain and the magazine will be based in Madrid, starting September of this year. We will resume our publishing in September, and continue to present the latest news and information the USA mainstream media refuse to cover. Thank you for your continuing interest and attention to our stories and news. And, thank you for your patience. See you in September! The Progressive Press Team

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Al-Qaeda to Announce an Islamic State in Syria, FSA Claims


Al-Qaeda is about to announce an Islamic State in northern Syria, says a senior figure in the Free Syrian Army (FSA), according to a report in Asharq Al-Awsat. Asking to remain anonymous, the source said the time for the announcement was confirmed to be the first day of Eid, at the end of Ramadan which is August 7, 2013. The report continues that the source claimed implementation of this plan started with the killing of FSA commander Kamal Hamami, Fadi El-Qash and his brother last week, as reported by Progressive Press. More assassinations of the FSA officers and key figures…

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Al-Qaeda Kills Free Syrian Army Commander (Video)

Free Syrian Army (FSA) commander Kamal Hamami, also known as Abu Basir al-Ladkani, was shot dead following a meeting with the Al-Qaeda militants in the Syrian port city of Latakia on July 11th. Also a Supreme Military Council member, Hamami was meeting with members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) , FSA spokesman Qassem Saadeddine informed Reuters. Spokesman added that ISIL, an Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, has threatened to kill all of the group’s senior commanders. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group is the umbrella organization for a long list of insurgency…

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Kyrgyzstan Ends Lease of USA Military Base, as Russia Promises more Aid


Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced that Russia is going to start sending $1 billion in weapons to Kyrgyzstan this year, as part of a bilateral armed forces assistance program. This announcement appears to be an acceleration of earlier plans. On June 25th, Shoigu Moscow said Russia would begin supplying weapons and other military equipment to Kyrgyzstan in 2014. Just a few days before Shoigu’s announcement, on June 3rd, Kyrgyzstan government agreed it would sell its shares in the Soviet-legacy Dastan torpedo factory to Russian investors. Kommersant, Russian newspaper, reported that the Kyrgyzstan government’s spokesperson said Russian investors would be…

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‘Lap-Gate’: Irish MP Grabs Female MP during Debates over Landmark Abortion Bill

A historical decision in the Republic of Ireland, to allow abortion for the first time in certain cases, has been overshadowed by the unbelievably ‘sexist’ behavior of one of the male MPs. In the early hours of Wednesday morning, during a break in the debate on the landmark bill, MP Tom Barry caught on parliamentary camera pulling female colleague Aine Collins onto his lap. Married father-of-three has since apologized and admitted to the Irish Independent newspaper that he had been drinking in the Dail bar, ‘but not excessively’. Dail Eireann is the lower house, but principal chamber, of the Oireachtas…

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Apple Found Guilty of Price Fixing


Apple has been found guilty of a conspiracy to fix the price of eBooks, after a court battle with the US Department of Justice. The company could be forced to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, after it failed to explain the emails written by its late founder, Steve Jobs, about price negotiations with eBook publishers. In one of the emails, Mr Jobs wrote to the deputy chief operating officer of News Corp, Mr Murdoch, that they had an opportunity to “create a real mainstream e-books market at $12.99 and $14.99″. In another message which was drafted but…

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Russian Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Muslim Hijab in Schools


RT reports that a branch of Russia’s Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by a group of Muslims for the right of schoolgirls to wear traditional religious attire, specifically the hijab, in classrooms. The controversy over the hijab started in October, 2012, when a head teacher of a school in the village of Kara-Tyube in Russia’s Stavropol region banned five Muslim girls from attending classes while wearing a hijab. Several Muslim girls of different ages were told they would not be allowed to enter the school unless they took off their hijabs. School principal Marina Savchenko said that wearing a…

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