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Violence-Wracked Honduras

Manuel ZelayaOn June 28, 2009, a coordinated State Department-Pentagon project allied with Honduran military commanders and top opposition figures ousted President Manuel Zelaya.

Industrialists, financial interests, large landowners, and transnational corporations supported the coup.

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Were Nazi Soldiers Heroes?

Nazi Soldiersby Jacob G. Hornberger

Have you ever noticed that Nazi soldiers, especially those who died in World War II, are never celebrated as heroes? Why is that? Didn’t they answer the call of their government in time of war? Didn’t they serve their country by loyally obeying the dictates of their government? Weren’t they patriots for their willingness to fight and die for their country?

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The new Iraq oil war

Iraq oilby Pepe Escobar

Iraq has virtually disappeared from the news cycle - displaced by the Arab Spring/Winter seesaw and the ongoing tragedy in Syria.

But when Ashti Hawrami, oil minister of semi-autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan, delivered a particular explosive bit of news over a week ago at the regional capital Irbil, one could feel the tectonic plates of Pipelineistan rippling all across the Middle East - and beyond. 

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Leila Khaled, Icon of Palestinian Liberation

Leila Khaled, Icon of Palestinian LiberationSarah Irving- Leila Khaled, Icon of Palestinian Liberation, Pluto Press, London 2012, 155 pp. L 11.50.

Western discourse about Palestine or Palestinians is peppered by stereotypes such as “terrorists”, “suicide bombers”, “irrational” or “unreliable” people. These generalizations say more about Western perceptions than Palestinian reality. Sarah Irving’s book deals with the first Palestinian “woman terrorist”, Leila Khaled, in a balanced way, without becoming a hagiography. It is based on interviews with Laila Khaled carried out in Amman, where she now lives; her autobiography; and on some articles published in the “Guardian” and in left-wing magazines.

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Egypt’s election results: Palestinian victory & Zionist defeat?

brotherhoodA question of dignity...

The official results of the first round of the historic Egyptian presidential elections, the first ever in Mother Egypt where the results were not known in advance, present an encouraging snapshot of “new democratic Egypt” given that close to 50% of Egypt’s approximately 50 million eligible voters, some standing in line to vote in scorching heat for hours, will not be officially announced until late May.

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