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Anti-PM protesters storm #Pakistan broadcaster The political crisis in Pakistan has taken another violent turn, as anti-government protesters stormed the state broadcaster's building in the capital, forcing it go off-air for approximately 45 minutes, as police continue to fire tear gas at those gathered outside parliament.
Libyan MP asked to form new government Libya's elected parliament, the House of Representatives, has asked Abdullah al-Thinni to form a new caretaker government, amid political division and ongoing violence in the country.
Ukraine's troops retreat from vital airport Ukraine's military has pulled its forces back from defending a vital airport in the east against what is decribed as a column of Russian tanks, as President Petro Poroshenko accused Moscow of "direct and open aggression".
#Iran convicts Ahmadinejad's vice president Mohammad Reza Rahimi, Iran's first vice president under former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has been sentenced to prison and fined.

'But is it Good for the Jews?'

zionismThe Perennial Question

If you are over fifty and were raised in a Jewish household, you either heard this question, “but is it good for the Jews?” explicitly asked numerous times or were subtly encouraged to think the question to yourself. It reflects a group-centered concern born of the memory of anti-Semitic hostility and a seemingly unending vulnerability, and it can apply to almost any public action: federal or local legislation, cultural trends, foreign policy decisions, etc.

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UK, US, Australia & Iraqi Genocide 1914-2014

tikrit2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the British invasion of Iraq in November 1914 and the commencement of a century of Anglo devastation and ethnic cleansing in Iraq with the exception of the period 1948-1990. The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZACs) assisted the British invasion of Iraq in 1915.

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Islamabad Revolutionaries Misunderstand the Right to Protest in the US

Citing the right to protest in the United States, the agitation leaders, Imran Khan and Tahir ul Qadri, after staging a sit-in in Islamabad for more than two weeks, decided on Saturday night to storm the Prime Minister House and the National Parliament. The police, para-military, and military troops have been stationed at all federal buildings to protect what the government calls...

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Two Types of Anti-Semitism

Contrary to much conventional thinking that treats ‘anti-Semitism’ as exclusively a form of ethnic hatred, there is a second kind of attitude that is alleged to be ‘anti-Semitism’ because it is critical, often justifiably so, of Zionism and Israel’s policies and practices. This second type of supposed anti-Semitism is a tactic deployed to discredit critics of Israel...

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Turmoil in Pakistan again

Soft Military Coup a possibility!

According to media reports (31August midnight) political turmoil in Pakistan has further intensified with strong likelihood of the intervention of Pakistan Army as violence is increasing in political standoff with police who took action against protesters who stormed Parliament building last night.

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The Ascent of Ahmet Davutoglu

So far most commentary on Ahmet Davutoğlu’s selection as Turkey’s new Prime Minister has been focused on what will be his relationship with the country’s new president, Recip Teyyip Erdoğan. Especially opponents of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) tend to portray Davutoğlu as certain to play second fiddle to Erdoğan who is both fiercely resented and feared, and...

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Reappearing the disappeared of Operation Condor

by Belen Fernandez

In September 1976, ten high school students were kidnapped in the city of La Plata, Argentina, in an operation coordinated by Argentine police and military intelligence. All...

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The War for Nothing

After 50 days, the war is over. Hallelujah. On the Israeli side: 71 dead, among them 66 soldiers, 1 child.

On the Palestinian side: 2,143 dead, 577 of them children, 263 women, 102 elderly. 11,230 injured. 10,800 buildings destroyed. 8,000 partially destroyed. About 40,000 damaged homes. Among the damaged buildings: 277 schools, 10 hospitals, 70 mosques, 2 churches....

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What James Foley’s Murder Says about the U.S.

Given that the Islamic State subjected American citizen James Foley to physical abuse, waterboarding, and extra-judicial execution, U.S. officials and American interventionists, including those in the mainstream media, are describing the Islamic State as savage and barbaric.

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Organized Labor in America Today

Labor Day once had meaning. Workers had reason to celebrate hard won rights. No longer. The day is commemorated on the first Monday of September. It's been so since 1882.

In June 1894, it became a federal holiday. It was when workers had few rights. Management controlled things. Labor was systematically exploited.

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Partisan reporters criticise Gaza coverage

by Jonathan Cook

I have noted in several previous articles the unusual, possibly unique, problem relating to media coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The reporting corps is awash with “partisan reporters” – that is, Jews who have an ideological, social or familial connection and sympathy with one side, the Israeli side.

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Kashmir 'separatists' backed by Pakistan's ISI

In calling off the Secretary level talks with Pakistan the government of India has done what virtually everyone in the country would applaud. Despite protests and flag meetings, the firing from across the border has continued without any let up. A couple of our border guards were killed and the civilian population along the border has been terrorized.

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Children want to live

by Adam Keller

Fifty days. Seven weeks and a day. No doubt, many wars in history had lasted longer than that, and there had been worse horrors than what happened in Gaza. "We did it in the least terrible way possible" says today the IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz. Still, terrible it was.

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Gaza War Postmortems

Israel's Operation Protective Edge (OPE) was well-planned premeditated aggression. It had nothing to do with Hamas rockets. It wasn't about crushing Palestine's legitimate government. Israel needs enemies. When none exist, they're invented. They're blamed for Israel's crimes.

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West Bank women donate essential goods for Gazan mothers

A group of Palestinian business women in the West Bank city of Ramallah have launched a campaign to raise money for essential household goods and toiletries...

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Presence of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil

The presence of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil is "unjustified and unacceptable", British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday.

"Russia...

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A 'great war' has broken out with Russia

Ukraine's defense minister warned on Monday that a "great war" has broken out with Russia over his country's future that could claim tens of thousands...

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Poroshenko accused Moscow of 'direct and open aggression'

Ukraine's military said on Monday its forces were battling a Russian tank battalion for control of a vital airport in the east of the country as President...

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Australia toughen sanctions against Russia

Australia will toughen its sanctions against Russia over the crisis in Ukraine so they match those of the EU, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said.
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