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Dozens killed in Sinai army checkpoint blast At least 26 soldiers have been killed in an attack on an army checkpoint in Egypt's North Sinai, state media has reported.
Kurdish fighters regain ground in #Kobane Kurdish fighters have retaken a hill near Kobane from ISIL fighters that could prove essential if further supply airdrops are made by the US and its allies.
#WHO hopes for #Ebola vaccinations this year Mass trials of an experimental Ebola vaccine could start in West Africa in December and several hundred thousand doses could be available by the first half of next year, the World Health Organisation has said.
Iraqis say #ISIL used chlorine gas in attacks Iraqi government officials have said ISIL used chlorine gas during fighting with Iraqi soldiers and Shia militia north of Baghdad.

Judaization of Islamic Al-Aqsa Mosque

Al-Aqsa MosqueThe Jewish collective consciousness had been, for thousands of years, programmed with the racist religious myth of god’s chosen people in god’s Promised Land with a temple in its center; Jerusalem, in which god’s spirit would reside. The Pharasaic’s (now termed Zionist) colonial great Jewish-only Israel project would be meaningless without “The Temple”; the Jewish religious dimension.

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On The Purpose of U.S. Education

U.S. EducationComplaints, Complaints

Every so often books and articles appear bemoaning the state of U.S. education. The complaints address all levels, from the elementary grades to high school to college and university. You can get a sense of this by going to Google and doing a search under the heading “American Education.” Most of what comes up is negative. In 2001 President Bush, who is not exactly a poster boy for U.S. schooling, told us that, at the lower levels, a whole lot of American children were being “left behind.” And, at the upper levels, who can forget the angst of Alan Bloom who, in 1987, told us higher education was destroying students’ minds and ruining the country by endorsing relativism and multiculturalism.

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Mars madness amidst astronomical poverty

Insanity in India

In a macho violation of common sense and the needs of hundreds of millions of people living in crushing poverty, the ruling elite of India­ (that’s the government and multinational corporations who own the country) recently launched a satellite that “after a journey of 300 days and 420 million miles…arrived to orbit around Mars,” reported...

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Democracy: Neither Freedom Nor Prosperity

Consider this excerpt from a New York Times article on the recent success that Tunisia has had in adopting a democratic system: Many young Tunisians say that the new freedoms and elections have done little to improve the daily life, create jobs, or rein in a brutal...

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Cuba's war on Ebola

by Belen Fernandez

Earlier this month, the Washington Post reported: "In the medical response to Ebola, Cuba is punching far above its weight."

While the world stood accused of "dragging its feet"...

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James Petras- The Politics of Empire

The US, Israel and the Middle East, Clarity Press, Atlanta 2014

The Israeli military went again on a rampage against the ghettoized people in the Gaza strip. The last time, they “visited” the walled-in strip at the turn of the year 2008/09, they slaughtered 1 400 Palestinians. In 2014, they killed over 2 100 Palestinians, 80 per cent civilians, injured over 10 000,...

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Diplomatic terrorism and wings over the Iron Wall

by Adam Keller

Will the Palestinians ever get free of Israeli occupation? Will there ever be peace between the State of Israel and the State of Palestine? If any of these things ever happen, Bahaa Samir Badir will not be there to see it.

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Decent Respect

If the British parliament had adopted a resolution in favor of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, the reaction of our media would have been like this:

"In an atmosphere of great enthusiasm, the British parliament adopted with a huge majority (274 for, a mere 12 against) a pro-Israeli motion…Over half the seats were occupied, more than usual…the opponents of...

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Obama Still Does a Good Imitation of Bush

We really should be used to this by now. After almost six years in office, President Obama is far more like George W. Bush in national-security matters than he led the American people to believe.

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What Is Wrong With Gareth Porter?

A few days ago, I came across a disturbing article on Buzzfeed. The headline read; “U.S. Journalist Regrets Attending Conspiracy Conference In Tehran.” According to Buzzfeed, Gareth Porter, a respected journalist and critic of the Jewish lobby and Israel, reported...

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The Cuban Embargo

In its October 11 Sunday edition, the New York Times published an editorial calling for the lifting of the 45-year-old Cold War-era economic embargo against Cuba. The Times pointed out,

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One Man. One Vote

Whiners. Bounders. Ingrates. Talking about the incessant griping and sniping currently buzzing over long overdue Republican reforms requiring citizens to produce a government issued ID before casting a vote. From the outcry you’d think the GOP was organizing competitive kitten clubbings. Again.

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Sparking Anger in Syria

Chest high metal crowd control barriers manned by armed guards—since late September they have stood outside the Arrivals Hall on the Lebanon side of the Masnaa border crossing with Syria. For Syrian and Palestinian refugees fleeing the continuing violence next door and trying to get into Lebanon the message is clear:

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The Politicians Are Scaring You Again

They are doing it again. “They” are the war-party politicians, Democrats and Republicans. “It” is scaring you into supporting another war in the Middle East.

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Fighting continue in the Syrian border town of #Kobane

Fighting continued on Friday in the Syrian border town of Kobane, as thousands of Syrians who have fled the town woke up to another day in a refugee camp...

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Fierce clashes in several parts of Kobane

An AFP correspondent across the frontier in Turkey reported fierce clashes in several parts of Kobane early Thursday, with heavy gun and mortar fire.

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Malaysian court charged three men

A Malaysian court on Thursday charged three men with supporting the Islamic State after they were arrested while attempting to leave the country to join...

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US-led coalition has launched airstrikes on an oil field

Activists say the US-led coalition has launched airstrikes on an oil field in Syria's eastern province of Deir Az Zor.

The Syrian Observatory...

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Refugees fleeing fighting

Refugees fleeing fighting between ISIL and Kurdish fighters awoke in a camp in Turkey on Thursday morning, as their home town of Kobane, across the border...

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