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Terrorism and Some Hard Truths for the US


 by Lawrence Davidson Part I – World War on ISIS I was waiting for a doctor’s appointment with only the magazine rack for company. I usually don’t pay much attention to news magazines, seeing as how the range of politically acceptable points of view are pretty narrow in such sources. However, with time on my hands, I picked up Time …

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Muslim charities raise money for burned Black churches in U.S.


Three Muslim Organizations launched a new Campaign to raise money to help in rebuilding a Christian churches in the U.S. that were destroyed by fire in recent weeks. The campaign was launched on July 2, and it aims to raise $50,000 in an effort to help the communities by the end of Ramadan, July 18. The “Respond With Love” campaign, …

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Israel’s new Asian allies


By Jonathan Cook It was another difficult week for Israel. In Britain, 700 artists, including many household names, pledged a cultural boycott of Israel, and a leader of the Board of Deputies, the representative body of UK Jews, quit, saying he could no longer abide by its ban on criticising Israel. Across the Atlantic, the student body of one of …

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When Fear Triumphs over Rationality: Harper Anti-Terror Legislation


By Monia Mazigh In the Oxford English Dictionary the definition of the word “fear” reads as follows: “an unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain or harm.”Stephen Harper must have learned this definition by heart. The way he uses fear on the Canadian population to pass his proposed new anti-terror legislation is working to perfection, as least so …

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No one intervened when Iraq burned

Iraqi man playing piano in middle of destruction (2003)

By Tallha Abdulrazaq- MEMO Following on from the tragic and brutal murder of the Jordanian fighter pilot Mu’ath Al-Kaseasbeh at the hands of his ISIS captors, many people have been thinking about other savage acts of immolation and burning that they have seen. Anyone monitoring Iraq over the past 13 years and paying attention to events beyond what the mainstream …

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Ironies of Empire: US now Allied with Shiites Trained by Assassinated HIzbullah Leader


By Juan Cole The revelation by the Washington Post’s Adam Goldman and Ellen Nakashima that the car-bomb assassination of Hizbullah commando Imad Mughniyah in Damascus in 2008 was a joint CIA/ Israeli Mossad operation comes at an awkward time for Washington. The administration of George W. Bush did not target Mughniyah because of his alleged involvement of past actions against …

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Why do critics love American Sniper?


By Jonathan Cook  I watched American Sniper the other night and it really is the most puerile propaganda imaginable. It is not even as though it is simply unfair to the “enemy” – that is, mostly ordinary Iraqis, who are shown to be ruthless and heartless killers filled with irrational hatred for the American soldiers sent to liberate them from …

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Lessons that Hollande Failed to Learn from W. Bush’s Plunders


By Ramzy Baroud Francois Hollande is not a popular president. No matter how hard the ‘socialist’ leader tries to impress, there never seems to be a no solid constituency that backs him. He attempted to mask his initial lack of experience in foreign affairs with a war in Mali, after his country enthusiastically took on Libya. While he succeeded at …

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Whitewashing CIA torture: “We are [not so] awesome” after all

By opensocietyfoundations.org via transcend.org [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Ramzy Baroud “This is not who we are. This is not how we operate,” were the words of President Barack Obama commenting on the grisly findings of a long-awaited congressional report on the use of torture by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). But what if this is exactly who we are? The report is difficult to read, not …

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US: CDC issues guidelines for circumcision, points out benefits of procedure


The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new guidelines recommending circumcision for male infants, suggesting that the benefits of circumcision far outweigh the risks. It suggested that parents should consider the procedure for their sons, and that they should pay for it using insurance money. The CDC released its draft guidelines for circumcision on Tuesday, opening …

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