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The New Protest

IsraelRabin Square in Tel Aviv has seen many demonstrations, but none quite like last Saturday’s.

It has nothing to do with the event which gave the square its name: the huge rally for peace at the end of which Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated. It was different in every respect.

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That Was Now, This is Then

United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs ranking member Howard Berman and chairperson Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Another Pro-War Resolution Hits the House Floor

On Tuesday afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives debated H.Res. 568, an AIPAC-sponsored bill designed to outlaw diplomacy with Iran and take the United States Congress one step closer to authorizing an illegal, unprovoked and premeditated military attack on Iran.

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Syria and Iran in Focus

Carlos Latuff/ MWC NEWSAmerica's longstanding agenda targets both countries. Israel wants regional rivals removed. Washington wants independent regimes replaced by pro-Western puppet ones.

All options are considered, including war. For months, saber rattling targeted Tehran. Multiple rounds of sanctions were imposed. Stiffer ones are considered.

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Torture and the Innocent

guantanamoby Jacob G. Hornberger

One of the main arguments made by pro-torture Americans is that the information acquired by torture can lead to important information that can save the lives of innocent people. Their argument is a classic example of the old maxim, “The end justifies the means.”

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When Will Obama Evolve on the Drug War?

Drug WarMuch is made of how President Obama’s position on same-sex marriage has “evolved” to an endorsement of legalization. One hopes his position on the atrocity called the “war on drugs” is evolving.

It’s not really a war on drugs. It’s a war on people, most of whom have committed no violence or other aggression against person or property. Those who do commit violence are encouraged to do so by the very “war on drugs” that Obama and other enlightened leaders so enthusiastically support. Black markets often feature violence — precisely because they are illegal. Decriminalize the activity, and the violence goes away.

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