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A Beacon of Justice?

Mir Quasem Ali

On 8 March 2016, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, dismissed an appeal brought by Mir Quasem Ali, a member of the Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami.

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I bought 4 Syrian children off a Beirut street

Syrian children

This observer confesses to having purchased four children near Ramlet el Baida beach recently from a stressed –out Syrian woman. I am not sure if she was as she appeared to be or was from one of human trafficking gangs which operate widely these days in Lebanon as they market Syrian children or vulnerable adult women.

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Conceived in Tyranny

Shays' Rebellion

If the American Revolution was in some large measure a tax rebellion, we should appreciate the bitter irony that the U.S. Constitution was in some large measure a reaction to a tax rebellion. It's another reason we can reasonably view the move toward the Constitution -- toward, that is, the concentration of power in a national government -- as a counter-revolution and something for libertarians to abhor.

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The occupation is killing all of us

settlers

The Great BDS Debate

HELP! I am walking into a minefield. I can’t help myself. The minefield has a name: BDS – boycott, divestment, sanctions.

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American exceptionalism presents an election made in hell

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by William Blum

If the American presidential election winds up with Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump, and my passport is confiscated, and I’m somehow FORCED to choose one or the other, or I’m PAID to do so, paid well … I would vote for Trump.

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