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Mother Teresa, John Paul II, and the Fast-Track Saints

Mother Teresa, John Paul II

by Michael Parenti

During his 26-year papacy, John Paul II elevated 483 individuals to sainthood, reportedly more saints than any previous pope. One personage he beatified but did not live long enough to canonize was Mother Teresa, the Roman Catholic nun of Albanian origin who had been wined and dined by the world’s rich and famous while hailed as a champion of the poor.

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Clinton versus Trump: How It Might Matter for the Middle East

Clinton versus Trump:

When it comes to foreign policy, it seems at first glance to be a no brainer. Hilary Clinton is experienced, knowledgeable, intelligent, an internationalist, known and respected around the world.

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Avnery: Civil War

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Something strange happens to retired chiefs of the Israeli internal Security Service, Shin Bet.

The service is by definition a central pillar of the Israeli occupation. It is admired by (Jewish) Israelis, feared by Palestinians, respected by security professionals everywhere. The occupation could not exist without it.

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A Children’s Story from Syria

How Two Sisters, Ten Year Old Ghina and 8 Year Old Nagham, Survived Three Sniper Bullets in Syria

Ghina’s leg

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Turkey’s Travails: Purges Worsen Ankara’s Democracy Deficit

The Turkish government’s sweeping crackdown across the public services in the wake of a failed military coup in July has highlighted a deep-rooted flaw in Turkish democracy: the politicization of Turkey's bureaucracy and judiciary.

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