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Leaked interior ministry memos highlight differences within Egypt’s regime

Magdy Abdel-Ghaffar

Leaked memos from Egypt’s interior ministry discussing ways to counter mounting public anger at the government of general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi raise the spectre of a split between the military and security forces over how to deal with expressions of public discontent and potentially about the future of Al Sisi’s presidency.

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Remembering Daniel Berrigan

Daniel Berrigan

On April 30, famed Jesuit priest, poet, anti-war activist Daniel Joseph Berrigan died days short of his 95th birthday.

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'Us' and 'Them'

Yitzhak Herzog

No. It's not "us" and "them".

Not "us" – the good ones, the moral ones, the righteous ones. Or, to put it bluntly, the magnificent ones. The Jews.

And not "them" – the bad ones, the evil ones. To put it bluntly again: the despicable ones. Yes, the Arabs.

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Hungry and Frightened: Famine in Ethiopia 2016

Famine in Ethiopia

Millions of the poorest, most vulnerable people in Ethiopia are once again at risk of starvation. Elderly men and women, weak and desperate, wait for food and water; malnourished children lie dying; livestock, bones protruding, perish.

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Understanding Money and the Economy

The Rocket Scientist's Guide to Money and the Economy By Michael Sharp

A review of
The Rocket Scientist's Guide to Money and the Economy By Michael Sharp- Lightning Path Press

Most books about economics are turgid and abstruse, so most people are intimidated and mystified by this crucial topic. Now sociologist Dr. Michael Sosteric (pen name Michael Sharp) has written a helpful guide to it. He has a gift for explaining complex, abstract concepts in simple, easy-to-understand language, and his clear prose is a refreshing antidote to the murk of much economic writing.

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