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US-Israel War fever

nuclearA war of words has been going on between US and Israel about when and who will bomb Iran, while Tehran remains alert but quietly confident. Iran has been under constant pressure since 1979 Khomeini led revolution which ousted the Shah of Iran, US gendarme in the region. The pressure to bomb Iran under the pretext that its legitimate right to enrich Uranium for power generation is nearing the goal for making nukes , in spite of US’s own intelligence reports to the contrary, has been ratcheted up regularly since 2003 if not earlier.

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Reconsidering Turkish foreign policy in the AKP years

Ahmet Davutoglu's approach yielded extraordinary resultNothing epitomises the great political changes in Turkey over the course of the last decade than a little noticed media piece. It reported that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine attended a private iftar party (the ritual nightly breaking of the Ramadan fast) at the invitation of the current Turkish Chief of Staff, General Necdet Ozel.

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Hope and Despair for Lebanon’s Palestinians

Carlos Latuff/ MWC NEWSRemarkably, this Ramadan holiday season in Lebanon designees from both the Shia Higher Islamic Shiites Council and the Sunni Dar el Fatwa, figuratively speaking, pointed their binoculars deep into the eastern sky and in almost unheard of unison, proclaimed that Eid al Fitr this year was to be August 19th.  It was a good omen for many in Lebanon that Shia and Sunni religious leaders agreed of this important event given the internal and external forces at work to further divide the two main denominations of Islam as well as all of Lebanon by sect, confession, geography, region, tribe, clan and neighborhood.

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Palestinian Hunger Strikes: Why Still Invisible?

Palestinian Hunger StrikesWhen it is realized that Mahatma Gandhi shook the British Empire with a series of hunger strikes, none lasting more than 21 days, it is shameful that Palestinian hunger strikers ever since last December continue to exhibit their extreme courage by refusing food for periods ranging between 40 and over 90 days, and yet these exploits are unreported by the media and generally ignored by relevant international institutions.

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Review: ‘Social Humanism. A New Metaphysics’ by Brian Ellis

Social Humanism. A New Metaphysics’ by Brian EllisDue to corporate greed our World is rapidly running out of time to act on man-made climate change but a timely blueprint for urgently needed political transformation has just been published, namely ”Social Humanism. A New Metaphysics” (Routledge, UK, 2012) by Melbourne philosopher Professor Brian Ellis (Emeritus Professor, La Trobe University and Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne, Australia). This important book was written to set out a theory for the social humanism of the welfare state, empirically arguably the most successful current social system as evidenced by Scandinavia, Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Ellis puts forward his social humanism theory as an alternative to classical theories of the extremes of communism and neo-liberalism.

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