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Thousands flee Eastern Ghouta in largest single-day exodus Government air strikes kill at least 46 people on Friday, as thousands of residents flee besieged area near Damascus.
RSF lauds Al Jazeera, decries 'foreign agent' calls Press-freedom advocacy group deplores calls by US politicians for Doha-based media network to register as foreign agent.
Two Israeli soldiers killed in West Bank attack Incident in the West Bank comes amid '100 days of rage' protests by Palestinians against Trump's Jerusalem embassy move.
Syrian civilians flee embattled Eastern Ghouta and Afrin Death toll jumps as Assad's troops in besieged Eastern Ghouta and Turkish forces in Afrin intensify military operations.

Freedom’s Perversities

Wayne LaPierreFor much of human history, the idea of freedom had little meaning. This was because life was, as Thomas Hobbes put it, “poor, nasty, brutish, and short.” And while he thought this descriptor applied to life outside of society, for a long time it did not really matter - life within pre-modern societies often had the same limiting character. Religious belief in these same times reflected this depressing fact by asserting that there was no hope of meaningful freedom in this life. To achieve it you would have to die and go to Heaven. So, what set you free was death. 



Those Who Do Not Learn History…

arabworldA very well-known saying state, that “Those who don’t learn history are destined to relive its events”. A similar saying states that “History repeats itself”. Both sayings are completely false. History moves spirally; forwards and upwards, not circular. These sayings are deceitfully used to divert blame from the imperialist colonialist powers, which keep using the same military aggressive methods and political policies that had proved their efficiency in invading and occupying other countries.




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Economic Nationalism: Elitism in Populist Clothing

My old friend and former American Conservative editor Dan McCarthy gets it all wrong about Donald Trump’s “national security” tariffs on aluminum and steel.

Countering Israel's Public Relations Deception

Knowledge of the battlefields and recommendations for combating Israel's plan of worldwide deception is essential to a strategy that leads to Israel's economic and social decline and forces it to re-evaluate policies.

The Anti-Muslim Mindset Shows the Power of Indoctrination and Propaganda

According to an article in the New York Times this week, anonymous letters were recently sent to people in different communities in England saying that April 3 would be “Punish a Muslim Day.” The letter announced that points would be rewarded for acts of violence against Muslims,...

A Normative Evaluation of the Gulf Crisis

The Gulf Crisis erupted on June 5 2017 when a Saudi Arabian led coalition of four countries broke diplomatic relations with Qatar and Saudi Arabia closed its sole land border to Saudi Arabia and refused to allow their national air spaces to be used by flights from or to Qatar. [1]

In memory of the 'Watcher of Tahrir'

Pierre Sioufi may be gone, but his legacy will continue to inspire courage in Egypt and beyond.

Because there is Nothing

The flood of corruption affairs that is now engulfing the Netanyahu family and its assistants and servitors does not seem to diminish his popularity among those who call themselves "the People".



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Midterm malfunctions

Okay, Democrats, settle down. Drop the confetti and back away from the champagne. Stop punching each other in the arm, making with the whoop- whoop noises.

Trading Places

 “What protection teaches us, is to do to ourselves in time of peace what enemies seek to do to us in time of war.” –Henry George

The Banality of Evil in the War on Drugs

The New York Times published a story this week about prisoners who die while still incarcerated.

Army Burn Hall School & Collage  75 years

Burn Hall takes its origin from country house in County Durham, in Croxdale; the point where the river Browney joins the river Wear. Burn is a Scottish term for a smallish river or largish stream, hence the name 'Burn Hall'. The house was designed by  Read More...

Israel is trying to drag the US into another war

Lawrence Wilkerson: Netanyahu and Liberman are trying to drag the US into war with Iran

There are still some reasonable people in the US security establishment who have the guts to speak the truth about the real intentions of the Zionist regime.

GOP Bridal Remorse

Like most arranged marriages, the blessed union between Donald Trump and the Republican Party turned stormy even before Ms. Daniels arrived on the scene. The bride and groom were barely acquainted, had little in common and truth be told, didn’t much care for each other.



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