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Thanks to Judith Butler!

Judith Butler speaks to reporters before her talk at the University of Toronto,Smear campaigns against people who do not follow the narrowly defined, politically correct, rhetoric concerning the permanent violations of human rights and Israel´s brutal oppression of the Palestinian people are regularly conducted by the right-wing pro-Zionist “Israel Lobby” in Germany.

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Protest in Ramallah

West BankVisiting Ramallah after an absence of several months, I was again amazed by the ongoing building activity. Everywhere new high-rise buildings are going up, and many of them are beautiful. (Arabs seem to have an innate talent for architecture, as any world anthology of architecture affirms.)

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Sinking in US-Created Quicksand in the Middle East

clinton-obamaby Jacob G. Hornberger

One thing is for sure: All the love that the U.S. government claims to have generated among the people of the Middle East with its sanctions, invasions, occupations, democracy-spreading operations, and other interventionist actions has failed to manifest itself during the past few days. On the contrary, all we see is tremendous anger, rage, and hatred directed toward the United States.

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Globalizing the Intifada

whitewashingThe invaders have surrounded and attacked us, conquered here and there, and built their bases in our lands. So we attack the invaders where we can, determined to retake our lands and drive them out. We would prefer not to be warriors. We would rather raise our children in the ways of kindness. But for our children to have a future, we must now be warriors. So be it.

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The High Cost of Execution

Capital PunishmentCalifornians Can Save Millions by Abolishing Capital Punishment, Experts Argue

In November, California voters will have the opportunity to support Proposition 34: The Savings, Accountability, and Full Enforcement (SAFE) California Act, which would replace the California death penalty with a sentence of life in prison with no chance of a parole (LWOP). One fact has helped the SAFE California Act gain some otherwise reluctant supporters: a sentence of life without the possibility of parole actually costs less than the death penalty. In fact, it costs much less - about 113 million dollars a year less in California.

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