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Investigation Demanded for Plane Shot Down over Ukraine
298 people were killed on Thursday when a Malaysia Airlines passenger was shot down over eastern Ukraine
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New York Times Rewrites Gaza Headline: Was It Too Accurate?
Wednesday (7/16/14) the New York Times posted its first account of the Israeli strike that killed four young Palestinians on a beach in Gaza. The headline looked like this: That headline appropriately conveys the horrors witnessed and documented by the Times reporters. But at some point–around 9:00...
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Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: The Problem Isn’t Conflict, It’s Violent Conflict Management
In 2014, the growing list of suffering by violent conflict management includes (but is not limited to): more than 10,000 murders and kidnappings in Nigeria, civil war in Syria, escalated terrorism in Iraq, an asymmetrical bombardment in Gaza, and now somebody, some faction, some government shot...
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Israeli Ground Invasion Kills 28 More Palestinians, Forces Fire Unknown ‘White Poisonous Gas’
Twenty-eight more Palestinians have been killed since Israeli military forces launched a ground invasion into Gaza, according to Ma’an News Agency. Shelling apparently killed three children when “targeted shelling” killed three children in a home in northern Gaza. The three children killed in their...
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Falluja and Gaza: Why Counter-Terrorism Fails When the Problem is Political
There are such things as small terrorist groups that do a lot of harm and lack any significant social or political support. It may well be that such groups can be defeated by counter-terrorism operations. Other so-called terrorist groups are more organic, growing out of the profound suffering and...
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Israel Ends “Humanitarian Ceasefire” with New Massacre of Gaza Children
Four children were killed when Israel resumed its heavy bombardment of the occupied Gaza Strip after the expiry on Thursday afternoon of a five-hour “ humanitarian ceasefire ” requested by the United Nations. Another child died of injuries sustained in earlier Israeli attacks. By Thursday evening...
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If at First You Don’t Succeed in Iraq, Surge, Surge Again
America’s new strategy for resolving the Sunni-Shi’ite crisis in Iraq? The Surge — again. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey sounds as if he were reading off the 2007 script, echoing the divide-and-conquer strategy that was the basis for the Surge: “If you can separate those [Sunni]...
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Mowing the Lawn in Gaza
Israel believes it can bomb Gazans into changing their interests. How long will Obama support this delusion?
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NBC Pulls Its Best Journalist from Gaza Just as Israel Invades
With Israeli tanks rolling into Gaza, NBC has pulled the reporter who has done more than any other to show the human costs of the conflict there.
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Israeli Ground Forces Invade Gaza
Nearly thirty additional Palestinian deaths confirmed overnight, including three children and a baby, as attack escalates
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