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America’s Drone Terrorism

US DroneIn the United States, the dominant narrative about the use of drones in Pakistan is of a surgically precise and effective tool that makes the U.S. safer by enabling “targeted killing” of terrorists, with minimal downsides or collateral impacts.

This narrative is false.

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The Nobel Peace Prize for War

Nobel Peace Prizeby Michael Parenti

Those who own the wealth of nations take care to downplay the immensity of their holdings while emphasizing the supposedly benign features of the socio-economic order over which they preside. With its regiments of lawmakers and opinion-makers, the ruling hierarchs produce a never-ending cavalcade of symbols, images, and narratives to disguise and legitimate the system of exploitative social relations existing between the 1% and the 99%.

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Syria: State brutality human agony

demonstratorsFrom peaceful demonstrations in March 2011 inspired by the atmosphere of hope that swept through northern Africa, to bitter, brutal conflict, war, the human disease is rampaging through Syria. Destroying the lives of innocent men women and children upon their homeland, reducing men to murderers and enemies, a country to rubble. Decades of resentment and separation fuel the internal conflict, which muddied by foreign involvement and intensified by recent incidents with Turkey, threatens to escalate into a proxy war, further destabilizing the region.

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Beyond Language: Reflections on the Arakan Tragedy

Myanmar's 800,000 stateless Rohingya are described by the UN as one of the world's most persecuted minorities [AFP]Yesterday I listened to the Turkish First Lady, the wife of the Prime Minister, Emine Erdogan, speak about her recent harrowing visit to the Rohingya people in the the federal state of Arakan ( formerly now known as Rakhine) who are located in northwestern Burma (aka Myanmar).

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Intensified Warrantless Spying in America

Warrantless SpyingNewly released ACLU Justice Department documents and Kurt Eichenwald's just published book titled "500 Days: Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars" provide new information on lawless spying in America.

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