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1600 Detainees to Declare Hunger-Strike on April 17

Detainees1600 Palestinian political prisoners, held by Israel, declared they will be starting an open-ended hunger strike on April 17th in protest to their illegal detention, and demanding basic rights.

Palestinian Minister of Detainees in the West Bank, Issa Qaraqe’, stated that the situation of the detainees in Israeli prisons is very difficult, and dangerous, especially amidst the ongoing Israeli violations and attacks against them.

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Angrier Birds

Republican primarySome small- minded pundits are guaranteed to grouchily opine this is neither the time nor the place to be re-circulating unfounded conspiracy theories. Then again, mightn’t it be more imprudent to ignore the latest rumors and dark mutterings concerning something as important as the nomination of a presidential candidate? Of course we’re talking about the uncanny similarities between the 2012 Republican primary race and a game of Angry Birds.

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Consequences of US wrath against Defense Minister Antony

A.K. AntonyThe way we kowtow to Washington makes them kick us if we take strategic decisions which do not oblige us to be US lackeys and depend on them as in say Tara pore. One reason is that no one dares tell the truth and we keep silent when Hilary or other US officials make statements on our behalf, parroted US pensioners in India, Fulbright scholars and by the likes of head of FP advisory group, headed by former Indian diplomats to Washington, with many Indians being taken care of by jaunts to USA even by ISI financed Fai. So the US ambassador resigned and left India and likes of Burns lambasted us for opting for French Rafale and not US jetfighters.

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Pentagon Keeps Building Overseas Bases

Overseas BasesIf the Iraq war is over and the Afghan war is winding down, what is prompting the remorseless expansion of the Pentagon's vast network of overseas military bases?

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How Did We Let this Happen?

supremecourtEvery nation gets the government it deserves. (Joseph-Marie, comte de Maistre (1 April 1753 – 26 February 1821) was a Savoyard lawyer, diplomat, writer, and philosopher.)

This is a fact not an opinion. When I first read this quote, I believed the author had it wrong. I thought about nations that had governments forced on them, from outsiders and from their own people. The more I thought about it, the more convinced I became that the author had it wrong. I received a rude awakening as I was driving my wife home from the hospital where she had spent a full week in ICU battling septicemia where half the week was spent with a ventilator tube that went from her mouth to her lungs. The doctors told me on the first day that if she survived the next 24 hours she just might make it. My brother looked at me and grabbed my arm to steady me. I couldn’t believe what I had just heard.

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