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Ravaging Gaza: The War Netanyahu Cannot Possibly Win
When the bodies of three Israeli settlers - Aftali Frenkel and Gilad Shaar, both 16, and Eyal Yifrach, 19 - were found on June 30 near Hebron in the southern West Bank, Israel went into a state of mourning and a wave of sympathy flowed in from around the world. The three had disappeared 18 days...
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Warnings As UK "Emergency Surveillance" Law Moves Forward
Privacy watchdogs decry bill that would allow UK government to spy on its citizens
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Capitalism's Deeper Problem
Recent press reports refer to troubling price increases for such assets as real estate, government bonds, companies targeted for acquisition and artwork. A New York Times front-page headline read “ The Everything Boom, or Maybe the Everything Bubble .” Western Europe, North America and Japan are...
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The Rising Global Movement That Calls for #noTTIP
Campaigners and activists are working hard to expose this trade agreement for what it is––a massive transfer of power to transnational corporations.
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Brazil, Defeat and the High Cost of Hosting FIFA’s World Cup
Rio de Janeiro. While smoking his tobacco pipe in front of his small cinder block home toward the top of his native Vidigal, a sprawling favela overlooking some of Rio de Janeiro’s most luxurious neighborhoods, Jamil Jorge offered his thoughts on Brazil hosting the World Cup in the midst of the...
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Nobody Expects a Monty Python Fourth of July
For a very good reason, this year my girlfriend, Pat, and I were in London for the Fourth of July. The British feigned indifference to the anniversary of our breakaway, like disappointed parents choosing not to mention the unruly prodigal who dropped out, left home and, in spite of their warnings,...
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US Drone Kills 20 as Pakistan Military Offensive Continues
Pakistan military claims no connection between ongoing assault and US drone attacks in North Waziristan
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What It's Like to Live Beneath Bombs in Gaza
GAZA - I tried to write two days ago, but I did not know where I should start. Do I start talking about the terror and the fear that we feel due to continuous bombardment of houses and agricultural lands across Gaza by Israeli warplanes? Or do I tell you about the bombing by marine boats all that...
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UN Chief Slammed for Taking Photo-Op, Not Responsibility for Cholera Epidemic
It's "an insult to all Haitians," said Mario Joseph, Managing Attorney of the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux
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From Gaza Right Now
People keep asking me how the situation in Gaza is right now, and I don't know how to begin describing it. Scary. Dangerous. Confusing. So many emotions. The airstrikes happen everywhere, anytime, day and night. At night is the most difficult time. The bombing intensifies and I can feel it getting...
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