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Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
The U.S. will assume leadership of the international Arctic Council this week, as Russia and Canada flex their military muscles in the fossil fuel-rich polar region. For environmentalists, by opening U.S. Arctic waters to oil drilling leases, the Obama Administration hasn't instilled confidence in its stewardship of the complex and swiftly...
Suganthi Singarayar, IPS News
SYDNEY - The recent blockade of ships entering the world’s largest coal port in...
Jon Queally, staff writer
Violence against children is a global epidemic in which a young person is...

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In a stunning indictment of the Gaza assault as the act of a savage nation, its own president has proclaimed Israel a "sick society" incapable of empathy or dialogue and in need of "treatment." In a conference speech, President Reuven Rivlin suggested Israel has forgotten not just how to be Jews, but "how to be decent human beings." For (further) evidence, video of Israeli soldiers arresting a mute, disabled boy for possibly throwing a stone as Israeli settlers cheer. This makes us sick.