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Palestine joins the UN: So what next?

Palestine-UNby Gregg Carlstrom

After nearly 18 months of diplomatic drama, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas finally got a victory, the UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to recognise Palestine as a "non-member observer state".

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Abbas Submits Weak UN Status Bid

Palestinian statehoodPalestine deserves full UN membership. It's entitled to all rights and privileges afforded other Member States. Getting them is simple. It should have happened years ago.

Palestine satisfies all essential criteria. On November 15, 1988, it achieved statehood.

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Nullify the Drug War!

Drug WarThomas Jefferson said a revolution every 20 years would be a good thing. Regardless of what one thinks of that, perhaps a little constitutional crisis every now and then would have its benefits.

One such crisis may be brewing now. On election day, solid majorities of voters in Colorado and Washington voted to make marijuana a legal product, not just for people who are certified as ill, but for everyone. Several states already allow marijuana use for medical purposes. These two states, however, are blazing trails by recognizing the freedom of all adults to smoke or otherwise consume the plant.

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Britain Supports UN Palestinian Bid for a State

british-israeli-lobbyThe Guardian reported today that Britain is prepared to back a key vote recognising Palestinian statehood at the UN but only if Mahmoud Abbas pledges not to pursue Israel for war crimes and to resume peace talks.

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Morsi's Democratic Dictatorship

Egypt’s president Mohamed Morsi Recent actions by Egypt’s president Mohamed Morsi expose how ludicrous U.S. foreign policy is, both with respect to its purported goal to spread democracy around the world and its ardent support of brutal dictatorships.

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