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Battle for Mosul: Iraq forces close in on more villages Offensive to reclaim ISIL's last major urban bastion in Iraq enters second week, with fighting east and south of Mosul.
New truce in Syria's Aleppo ruled out by Russia Announcement comes as fighting in besieged city's east intensifies again following expiry of humanitarian pause.
Tom Hayden, American New Left stalwart, dies at 76 Founding member of SDS, civil rights activist and ex-husband of Jane Fonda later served 18 years in California assembly.
Haji Ali Dargah: Mumbai mosque to lift ban on women Haji Ali Dargah trust tells court it will allow women to enter inner sanctum of 15th century mausoleum near Mumbai.

Highlights of the Brandywine Peace Community's Good Friday Protest at Lockheed Martin (video)


Highlights of the Brandywine Peace Community's Good Friday Protest and Civil Disobedience at Lockheed Martin in King of Prussia, PA


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Pushing the envelope: The World Cup and Arab revolts drive change

The pushing of the envelope may be the most marked in Qatar because the prospect of the World Cup in the Guf state has focussed attention on how it will deal with the expected influx of large numbers of soccer fans from less conservative and non-Muslim societies.

The Funeral Ruckus

Shimon Peres would have enjoyed it. A public battle about his funeral. The Arab members of the Knesset did not attend. So what? I did not attend, either. We never liked each other, and my attendance would have been sheer hypocrisy. I don't like hypocrisy.

US-led sanctions targeting Syria risk adjudication as War Crimes

As many of us would agree, the continuing conflict in Syria has created a devastating humanitarian crisis: the magnitude of humanitarian needs is overwhelming in all parts of the country and affects the region and beyond.

Come and See the Anarchy Inherent in the System!

Donald Trump says the presidential election is "rigged." Although he provides no evidence for his charge, lots of things can be said about it. For one thing, he equivocates over the word rigged to include voter fraud along with news-media/polling bias -- two very different things. The former suggests that the outcome is predetermined, the latter only that influential organizations...

Zionism is Racism

Hardly any knowledgeable person doubts that Zionist ideology is the purest form of racism. Zionism is Jewish disguised racism as a raison d’état. Israel comes right after the U. S., as far as racism is concerned.

How Israel seeks to erase the region’s history

It was presumably intended as an Israeli history lesson to the world.



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Yankee, Go Home! … from the Philippines

Who would have ever thought that the drug war would end up producing a good result? Yet, that is precisely what is happening before our eyes in Asia, where Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared a separation of the Philippines from the United States, which might mean a re-closing of U.S. imperial bases within the country. (The U.S. military was thrown out of the country...

Paranoid Apoplexy Over the Russkies

As I watch the paranoid apoplexy that U.S. officials and their acolytes in the mainstream press are displaying over the hacking of Democratic Party computers and the disclosure of their emails, I’m tempted to say that it might all be some sort of karmic justice. But since I’m a Christian rather than a Buddhist, I’m more tempted to say that it might all be a ratification...

The Gropage Report

If experts are correct in saying that Donald Trump needs women voters to win the presidency, the last two weeks have been the worst for any political candidate since the summer of 1984 when Michael Dukakis climbed into a tank and tried on a helmet.

The continued closure of Egyptian stadia

Egyptian-general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi's failed economic policies are prompting protests and widespread expressions of discontent.

 An Unfair Fight: The Dakota Access Pipeline v. The Standing Rock Sioux

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now has performed a great public service in support of journalism simply by being arrested.

The Horror of Endless Interventionism

When the U.S. government invaded Iraq in 2003, I wonder how many U.S. officials contemplated the possibility that the cycle of death and destruction that they were initiating would be continuing 13 years later.



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