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US Homeland Security scrambles to prepare for shutdown Congressional representatives in the Republican-controlled House reject short-term funding, as partial shutdown looms.
Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow Boris Nemtsov, a former deputy PM and Putin critic, shot several times from a passing car in shooting near the Kremlin.
#Mexico captures most wanted drug kingpin 'La Tuta' Notorious boss of leading cartel Knights Templar, Servando Gomez Martinez, arrested in the state of Michoacan.
Thousands rally against detention of #Maldives ex-leader Supporters of country's former President Mohamed Nasheed march in capital Male calling for his release.

Palestine at the International Criminal Court: Potential and Problems

Avigdor LiebermanThe International Criminal Court (ICC) was designed as a vehicle for the prosecution of the most heinous of crimes committed by individuals in positions of state authority - those military officers and politicians at the top of a national chain of command. Until recently ICC prosecutions have been limited to leaders of small and weak states.

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Obama has seen 'the light'

White House conference on violent extremismAfter Six Years in Office, Obama Believes To Have Seen “the Great Light”

On his way from Jerusalem to Damascus, Saul of Tarsus (Christianity’s Saint Paul), the Jew-Roman persecutor of Jesus’ early disciples, saw a “great light” which blinded him and threw him off his horse. A light which transfigured his life, and made him perhaps the most important personage in the Apostolic Age (First Century); a fundamental figure in Old Christianity.

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An Expensive Speech

Winston ChurchillL famously said that democracy is the worst political system, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time. Anyone involved with political life knows that that is British understatement.

Churchill also said that the best argument against democracy is a five minute talk with an average voter. How true.

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Hope and wonder amidst the misery

A friend’s five year old daughter recently asked him to ‘turn off the radio news’ because its ‘always so miserable’ – is anyone else sick and tired of reading and hearing continuously disturbing, depressing news items? I know I am.

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Positive and Negative Forms of ‘Lawfare’

Issues of law and ‘lawfare’ are recurrent features of foreign policy debates in the United States. On the side, are efforts by peace activists and others to condition the behavior of all states, and especially the United States, by reference to authoritative limits on national discretion as encoded in the UN Charter, a binding treaty.

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The Greek Tragedy

Some things not to forget, which the New Greek leaders have not
by William Blum

American historian D.F. Fleming, writing of the post-World War II period in his eminent history of the Cold War, stated that “Greece was the first of the liberated states to be openly and forcibly compelled to accept the political system of the occupying Great Power. It was Churchill...

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What we get wrong about radicalisation

by Rachel Shabi

The conviction days ago in the UK, of a 19-year-old man found guilty of plotting to behead a British soldier, sent shockwaves across the country. And one of the key components of that shock, in the case of Brusthom Ziamani, who recently converted to Islam, is the speed at which he was radicalised.

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Are American Courts and Universities Targeting Iran?

Were one to credit some current predictions of book-makers in the world’s top five gambling loses per capita countries, Australia, Singapore, Ireland, Canada, and Finland, on whether there will be an agreement on the Iranian nuclear file next month, a prudent person would likely not bet one Iranian Rial that there will be.

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Gitmo in Chicago

What London's Guardian reported on Tuesday is shocking, disturbing, yet unsurprising given the scourge of neocon fascist governance in America.Washington's war on humanity at home and abroad should be a wakeup call for everyone. Wars without end rage against one nation after another.

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ISIS and the National Security Scam

U.S. national-security officials are scratching their heads over the decision by young people from around the world to join ISIS. Totally befuddled, U.S. officials just don’t understand why anyone would do such a thing.

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Domestic Fear Is the Price of Empire

If you find no other argument against American intervention abroad persuasive, how about this one? When the U.S. government invades and occupies other countries, or when it underwrites other governments’ invasions or oppression, the people in the victimized societies become angry enough to want and even to exact revenge — against Americans.

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O’Reilly, Oswald, and Hot Water

Fox News conservative commentator Bill O’Reilly is in hot water over a matter relating to Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy. News media on the Internet are abuzz over allegations that O’Reilly fibbed about an episode relating to a man named George de Mohrenschildt, a Dallas conservative. The controversy couldn’t have come at a worse time...

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Freedom to choose, believe in or leave a religion

by Dr. Nasir Khan

Freedom to believe in any religion can also extend to freedom to change one's religion. For example, when Christianity arose as a major religion, millions of followers of Egyptian, Roman and other Middle Eastern religions accepted Christianity, which had already split and developed into divergent sects.

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Up is Down

Best be advised to sit down, pour yourself a beer and take a deep breath. Because you’re about to hear something that will change your life. Forever. Are you relaxed? Good, because everything you know is wrong. Ain't that always the way. Just when we think we have it all figured out, somebody comes along with information suggesting we’re so off the mark, we might have taken...

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