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UN: Number of Syrian refugees passes five million UN report says Turkey now hosts nearly three million Syrians, with 47,000 more coming since February alone.
Ethiopia extends state of emergency by four months Opposition parties complain that the emergency is being used to clamp down on their members and activities.
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Highlights of the Brandywine Peace Community's Good Friday Protest at Lockheed Martin (video)

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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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Chomsky Collapses in Interesting Times

I have written previously expressing the view that Obama’s presidency had been the result of a scam that committed the US and the world to eight years of lacklustre and often entirely contrary action by Obama in relation to the promised ‘change’ and I speculated that the voting public may...

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Is Israel an Apartheid State?

Six months ago, the UN’s Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (ESCWA) asked Virginia Tilley and me to write a study examining the applicability of the international criminal law concept of apartheid to Israel’s policies and practices toward the Palestinian people. We were glad to accept the assignment, and conceived of our role as engaging in an academic undertaking....

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Defeating the Islamic State: A war mired in contradictions

Trump’s vow to defeat what he terms radical Islamic terrorism forces the United States to manoeuvre the Middle East and North Africa’s murky world of ever shifting alliances and labyrinth of power struggles within power struggles.

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The National Riddle

What is the difference between a "corporation" and an "authority? You don't know? Join the 8.5 million Israelis who don't know either.

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The Revolution in Work calls for an Evolution in Living

Poverty blights the lives of billions of people throughout the world: in developing countries, where it is acute, and industrialised nations, where it’s hidden but growing. It rises out of social injustice, makes exploitation and abuse inevitable, brings death and disease, robs people of opportunity and dignity, feeds anger and resentment.

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Socialist philosopher and sociologist Dag Østerberg (1938-2017)

Østerberg was deeply attracted to the works of the influential French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre. He had a profound understanding of Sartre’s philosophy of existentialism.

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Ordeal and Disgrace

It has been assailed as the end of democracy. Vilified as a form of slavery. Denigrated, denounced and disparaged. But like a blind, three- legged dog named “Lucky,” against all odds; the Affordable Care Act has survived and remains the law of the land.

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The Witchcraft of Walls

Much like some other animals, humans are wired to build separation markers, known as fences, borders, and walls. Leg-lifting dogs urinate to mark their territory. Rabbits claim their ground by depositing fecal pellets. Rodents rely on the quantitative model of urination (more pee) to “countermark” an area claimed by rival rodents. Animals mark territory mostly for defending...

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March Madness

The entire nation is transfixed like a litter of kittens in front of a fishbowl of hyperactive minnows as the screwy shenanigans known as March Madness unfold. And mad is right.

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Trump’s Military Budget Is Not NATO’s Fault

President Trump’s budget proposal would increase military spending $54 billion, not quite a 10 percent increase over the current level. 

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Trump’s Military Budget Is Not NATO’s Fault

President Trump’s budget proposal would increase military spending $54 billion, not quite a 10 percent increase over the current level. 

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Trump Presidency, Brexit and Muslims

By and large, the Muslims were at ease with America. Except for the African Muslims who were brought to America as slaves and persecuted as slaves.

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