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Chile Recognizes Palestinian State
Chile joins other South American nations to recognize Palestine as a "full, free and sovereign" state.
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Declaring Palestine: Revisiting Hope and Failure
When late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat read the Declaration of the Palestinian Independence just over 22 years ago, Palestinians everywhere were enthralled. They held onto his every word during the Palestinian National Council (PNC) session in Algeria on November 15, 1988. The council...
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Disillusioned Palestinians: US-Guided 'Peace Process' is 'Ridiculous'
JERUSALEM - Disillusioned by the collapse of talks and disappointed by the US administration, the Palestinians are turning away from negotiations and seeking international recognition for a Palestinian state. In the days since the US administration acknowledged it had failed to chart a path back to...
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Democrats Push through Yet Another Anti-Palestinian Resolution
Though outgoing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has insisted that there just isn't enough time for the lame duck Democratic-controlled Congress to consider much of the progressive legislation on the docket prior to the Republican takeover early next month, she and other Democratic leaders did...
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Wikileaks Cables Show Why Washington Won't Allow Democracy in Haiti
The polarisation of the debate around WikiLeaks is pretty simple, really. Of all the governments in the world, the United States government is the greatest threat to world peace and security today. This is obvious to anyone who looks at the facts with a modicum of objectivity. The Iraq war has...
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Argentinean President Dies, Business Rejoices
Rarely do you see it put in such crass terms. On Wednesday Néstor Kirchner—former Argentinean president, projected contender in next year’s elections, and husband of current president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner—died suddenly of a heart attack. Business rejoiced. A Reuters article headlined “...
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Campaign Cash, Corruption, Corporate Power
Campaign cash—we're drowning in a flood of it. As Katrina vanden Heuvel noted yesterday on GRITtv, this is on track to be a $5 billion election—and it's not over. We used to have words for spending like that on politicians: bribery. Remember all that quaint anti-colonial talk about "Independence"?...
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The Mirror of History
The story about medical experimentation in Guatemala is a harrowing reminder of our past, yet our reaction to this story is itself a snapshot of where our society is today, and I see a welcome image of hope for Progressives, in this time when disillusionment and disappointment seem to be almost...
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The Former Guerrilla Set to be the World's Most Powerful Woman
Brazil looks likely to elect an extraordinary leader next weekend
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World Bank Report on Land Grabbing: Beyond the Smoke and Mirrors
Last week, on 7 September 2010, the World Bank finally decided to publish its much anticipated report on the global farmland grab. After years of work, several months of political negotiation and who knows how much money spent, the report was casually released on the Bank's website -- in English...
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