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"It is the flow of information, not the flow of military aid, that is essential to the functioning of a democratic society," writes Amy Goodman. (Photo: cropped from Andy Carvin/cc/flickr) Views
The Egyptian Counterrevolution Will Not Be Televised
Egypt sentenced three Al-Jazeera journalists this week to severe prison terms, in court proceedings that observers described as “farcical.” Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were charged with fabricating news footage, and thus supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, which was ousted from...
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Gerry Conlon RIP: The Bravest of Fighters, For Himself and Others
Gerry Conlon, one of the most infamous victims of a miscarriage of justice who spent 15 years in a British prison after being wrongly convicted of an IRA bombing, has died of cancer at 60 in his native Belfast. One of the Guildford Four, Conlon had to watch his father Giuseppe die in prison as one...
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Ukraine Due to Ink Austerity Pact with EU
Newly elected President Petro Poroshenko will reportedly sign on Friday a contentious deal that led to months-long upheaval
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A protester carries a sign with images of Amr Abdallah Al-Bihary that reads, “The release of detainees is a demand for all Egyptians.” (Credit: Mona/cc/flickr) Views
Enforced Disappearances Rise Under el-Sissi in Egypt
As Abdel Fattah el-Sissi assumes his new role as Egypt’s president, enforced disappearances are on the rise in the Middle East’s most populous country, according to a recent press release by Amnesty International. Dozens of civilians have been kidnapped by police in plainclothes and detained at...
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Global Economic Sharing: The Most Important Debate of Our Time?
Almost everywhere we look, there is an emerging debate on the importance of sharing in relation to the grave challenges of our time. This conversation is most apparent in the sharing economy movement that has now taken the United States and Western Europe by storm, opening up a new set of questions...
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Former comfort women and their supporters dedicate a memorial to victims of the Japanese military’s sex trafficking of women and girls during the Second World War. (Photo: Melissa Wall / Flickr) Views
Seeking Justice—Or at Least the Truth—for 'Comfort Women'
A growing global movement is ensuring that if the Japanese government won't hold itself to account for its crimes against women, then history will.
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Global Report on 'Neonicotinoid Disaster' a 'Wake-Up Call' to Save the Bees, say Groups
Neonicotinoids threaten "heart of a functioning ecosystem," says report co-author.
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Report: World's Oceans on Brink of Collapse
Global Ocean Commission says rescue needed within five years
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Cheney speaks to US troops at Camp Anaconda, Iraq in 2008. (Creative Commons) Views
Cheney's Chutzpah – A Rebuttal
Oscar Levant defined Chutzpah as that quality which enables a man who has murdered his mother and father to throw himself on the mercy of the court as an orphan. It was the first phrase that came to mind reading the former US vice president's recent article that appeared in the Wall Street Journal...
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A U.S. soldier stands next to an oil pipeline valve in Iraq in 2005. (Photo: YourLocalDave/cc/flickr) Views
It’s the Oil, Stupid! Insurgency and War on a Sea of Oil
Events in Iraq are headline news everywhere, and once again, there is no mention of the issue that underlies much of the violence: control of Iraqi oil. Instead, the media is flooded with debate about, horror over, and extensive analysis of a not-exactly-brand-new terrorist threat, the Islamic...
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