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Education in Occupied Palestine

Education in Occupied PalestineA 2007 UNESCO/Save the Children UK report titled, "Fragmented foundations: education and chronic crisis in the Occupied Palestinian Territory" addressed issues "in emergency and reconstruction situations, as well as in chronic conflict." It explained that in 1994, the Palestinian Authority established the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoEHE) with formal responsibility for the system, including planning, budgeting and coordination throughout the Territories.

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Commonsense 2010

Thomas PaineI greatly admire the writing of Thomas Paine. I have always felt that he had covered just about all the bases when one considers what the real “commonsense” truth is in relation to the State and the People. There have been many others that have written the truth before and after Tom Paine, but nobody has put their ideas in such straightforward and succinct terms that almost anyone can understand.

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The Biggest Threat to Peace in Middle East

shieldA build-up of heightened tension in the Middle East has been escalating in the last few weeks. American and Israeli postures towards Lebanon, Syria, and Iran have become more threatening. Listening to speeches of political leaders, one hears talks only about war, not peace. Iranians and Israelis are continuously training hard for a possible showdown. Both sides are conducting extensive war games every month.

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On the eve of the Gaza Flotilla Mission

gaza-callingTalking about Athens and Jerusalem in Athens

There is often a noticeable discrepancy between what one claims to be and what one actually is.  Hegel taught us that our self-perception is a fragile and evolving amalgam of the way we like to see ourselves  and the way we are mirrored by others.

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Yes, we are all Greece!

debtAn Important Lesson in Economics for Labor

Sorry, Professor Krugman, but we are Greece!  Not just the United States of America, but most free-market, first world nations as well.
Current economic markets may treat the larger, more powerful countries such as the US and Britain with some deference, such as acceptance of lower rates on bonds; however, when the can of worms is finally uncovered, they too will march in sad step with Greece, Portugal, Spain… and the unnamed rest.

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Why the Experience of Ahed Tamimi Matters So Much

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Vietnam’s Lessons and the U.S. Culture of Violence

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The Charade of Trump’s State of the Union Speech

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Special Israel

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Not Anti-Semitism but less Sympathy for Israel

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Contextualizing Sexual Harassment

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