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The Unmentionable Crisis of Public Confidence

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There is a crisis pervading the Western World that no-one dares mention directly, yet looming like an inevitable and imminent tragedy in the unacknowledged but adamant refusal of the public to give its consent, or even unwillingly coalesce in another military adventure in Iraq. Despite the immense attention to all manner of artistic contrivance the media has applied to pull at our compassion and humanity we seem to be steadfast and there is something in the air that suggests this refusal is brooding and ominous.

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The US as Israel's servant

by Richard Falk and Akbar Ganji

The United States has supported Israel without reservations since its founding in 1948. According to an agreement between the two countries, that has become a law in the US; the US has committed itself to preserve Israel's strategic and military superiority in relation to other countries in the Middle East. From 1949 till today, the US has provided Israel with nearly $122bn in aid, calculated by reference to fixed dollars.

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Israel - Demolishing Houses

Demolishing Houses

by Toby Cadman

Israel has for some time been condemned for its approach to civilians in the West Bank and Gaza, and yet it still maintains that they are committed to lasting peace and reconciliation. It continues to maintain that it is acting in reasonable self defence against a militant group and describes the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) as the most moral and restrained military force in the history of armed conflicts.

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Corporate Capitalism Versus Human happiness

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Happiness, or at least the search for it, is a human right. It is in America anyway, where at birth the founding fathers boldly stated in the Declaration of Independence that, "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" are “unalienable rights”, given to all humanity by “the creator” and which government is duty bound to protect.

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The outlaw state of Israel

Israel's latest offensive

by Richard Falk and Akbar Ganji

Israel has become an outlaw state. In his book, The Law of Peoples, John Rawls defines an outlaw state as one that systematically violates the universal principles of human rights, and commits aggression against other nations. Israel is guilty of repeated such violations as well as several massive acts of aggression, making it reasonable and responsible to identify it as an outlaw state.

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