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A new report includes a call from some of the world’s leading economists, including five Nobel Prize winners, to end the “war on drugs” and experiment with alternative policies. (Credit: Report cover / LSE) Views
Why the Costly, Pointless War on Drugs Must Come to an End
A new report from the London School of Economics lays out the case against the counter-productive decades-long attack on recreational drugs.
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Ukrainian soldiers stand guard at a road leading into Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Friday, May 2, 2014. Ukraine launched what appeared to be its first major assault against pro-Russian forces who have seized government buildings in the country's east, with fighting breaking out Friday in a city that has become the focus of the insurgency. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic) Views
The Crisis in Ukraine: What Can Be Done?
The crisis in Ukraine is serious. At some point soon, reality needs to become the priority. No more name-calling. No more blaming. If there are any adults in the room, they need to stand up. The crisis in Ukraine is going critical, and that is a fact. The first fact. The Ukraine has 15 nuclear...
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Peter Sellers playing Dr. Strangelove as he struggles to control his right arm from making a Nazi salute. Views
Ukraine’s ‘Dr. Strangelove’ Reality
The horrendous fire in Odessa, killing dozens of ethnic Russians protesting against the U.S.-backed coup regime in Kiev, has lurched the country closer to full-scale civil war and disrupted the American media’s efforts to deny the existence of pro-regime neo-Nazis.
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Spread of Polio a Global Health 'Emergency,' Warns World Health Organization
Public Health Emergency of International Concern issued by UN body for second time ever
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Pro-Russian activists hold giant Russian flags during their rally in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on March 16, 2014. (AFP Photo / Alexander Khudoteply) Views
Ukraine: The Only Way to Peace
As the first heavy fighting begins in eastern Ukraine, with an attempt by Ukrainian forces to retake the town of Sloviansk, and as violent clashes spread elsewhere, including now Odessa, in the country’s southwest, there is a growing sense that a larger confrontation, one that could involve Russia...
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Total Ban On GM Corn in France Follows Popular Opposition
Prohibition applies to all current and future varieties of GM corn
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10 More Years: Obama Secures Foothold for Killer Drone War in Africa
President calls Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti 'critical'
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The Anti-Localization Agenda in TTIP
When U.S. and EU officials talk about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), they say it will bring the two economies together as leaders in the global economy. Just this week, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso told the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that, “TTIP should...
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Secretary of State John Kerry. 'The U.S. failure,' writes the author, 'goes well beyond the usual absurdity of the global superpower pretending to act as an honest broker in a conflict that involves an ally whose relationship with the U.S. is routinely described as “unshakeable” and is a regional superpower involved in a forty-seven year occupation of a completely powerless people.' Views
A Tragedy of Errors: US Incompetence in Israel-Palestine Talks
On May 2 Israel’s most widely read newspaper, Yediot Ahoronot, published an article that blows the lid off the failure of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s attempt to resolve the Israel-Palestine conflict. Nahum Barnea, one of Israel’s best-known reporters, got several U.S. officials who were...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin. Views
Another NYT ‘Sort of’ Retraction on Ukraine
The mainstream U.S. media likes to talk about Ukraine as an “information war,” meaning that the Russians are making stuff up. But the false narratives are actually being hatched more on the U.S. side, as a new New York Times story acknowledges.
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