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  • Author: M. Shahid Alam
     At the outset of the classes I teach, I always address the question of bias in the social sciences. In one course – on the history of the global economy – this is the central theme. It critiques Eurocentric biases in several leading Western accounts
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  • Author: Stephen Lendman
     A personal note. This writer was stationed at Fort Hood in summer 1956, a quiet time, post-Korea and pre-Vietnam, when terrorism and Islamophbia weren't issues, and shooting only happened on firing ranges to learn and improve marksmanship.On November 5,
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  • Author: Iqbal Tamimi
    The wheelchairs brought by the convoy to the disabled in Gaza No one understands why the Egyptian authorities are insisting on making any effort to help the Gaza people a total misery.The humanitarian convoy ‘Miles of Smiles’ that is bringing aid to
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  • Author: Stuart Littlewood
     If there's one thing the Israelis are good at it's making war on women and children. They killed 952 Palestinian children in their homeland between 2000 and the start of the Gaza blitzkrieg in December 2008 (according to B'Tselem statistics). They murde
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  • Author: Aditya Ganapathiraju
     Systemic destruction of lives and infrastructure was not an unintended consequence   Why are people in Gaza so unhappy? Well, if you had to live in a prison, wouldn't you be unhappy?— Former CIA officer Robert BaerIt’s the most terrifying place I
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  • Author: Aijaz Zaka Syed
     Turkey’s Ottoman Empire died an unwept death nearly a century ago. But the country continues to enjoy a unique eminence of leadership across the Middle East and in much of the Muslim world.  And Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly jus
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  • Author: Uri Avnery
     According to a Chinese saying, if someone in the street tells you that you are drunk, you can laugh. If a second person tells you that you are drunk, start to think about it. If a third one tells you the same, go home and sleep it off. Our politic
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  • Author: Bill Quigley & Deborah Popowski
     The Louisiana Board that licenses psychologists is facing a growing legal fight over torture and medical care at the infamous Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib prisons. In 2003, Louisiana psychologist and retired colonel Larry James watched behind a one-
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  • Author: Uri Avnery
    Click on the image above to read the full report  IT IS, of course, all the fault of Judge Richard Goldstone. He is to blame for it, as he is to blame for all the other ills that are befalling us now. He is to blame for the trouble we are having at the U
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  • Author: John Pilger
      Barack Obama, winner of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, is planning another war to add to his impressive record. In Afghanistan, his agents routinely extinguish wedding parties, farmers and construction workers with weapons such as the innovative Hellfire
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  • Author: Ramzy Baroud
     As Israeli bombs fell on the Gaza Strip during its one-sided war between December 27, 2008 and January 18, 2009, millions around the world took to the streets in complete and uncompromising outrage. The level of barbarity in that war, especially as it w
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  • Author: John Pilger
     In 2001, the Observer in London published a series of reports that claimed an “Iraqi connection” to al-Qaeda, even describing the base in Iraq where the training of terrorists took place and a facility where anthrax was being manufactured as a weap
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  • Author: Jonathan Cook
     Tension over control of the Haram al Sharif compound of mosques in Jerusalem's Old City has reached a pitch unseen since clashes at the site sparked the second intifada nine years ago. Ten days of intermittently bloody clashes between Palestinians and
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  • Author: James Bovard
     It seems like only yesterday that President George W. Bush was bragging about having given “freedom and democracy” to 25 million Afghans.  This was a key theme of his second inaugural address, and it  helped Bush preen as the conqueror of the wor
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  • Author: Yakov M Rabkin
     The word “Zionism” means different things to different people. Some use it as a badge of honour, unconditionally defending the state of Israel right or wrong. Yet, many Zionists take umbrage at the appellation of Israel as a Zionist state. They ins
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  • Author: Andy Worthington
       Judge Confirms an Innocent Man Tortured to Make False Confessions In four years of researching and writing about Guantánamo, I have become used to uncovering shocking information, but for sheer cynicism, I am struggling to think of anything that c
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  • Author: Kayode Ogunbumi
    Read about Nigeria's Anti-Hijab Employers  CLOTHED in a flowing robe, with her head demurely covered with a scarf, Miss Hajarat Usman thought she was an epitome of what a lady should dress like. So she went in to meet the panel of interviewers. But there
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  • Author: Paul Craig Roberts
     The G-20 ministers declared their meeting in Pittsburgh a success, but as Rob Kall reports in OpEdNews.com, the meeting’s main success was to turn Pittsburgh into “a ghost-town, emptied of workers and the usual pedestrians, but filled to overflowin
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  • Author: Lawrence of Cyberia
     There are some terms that people in Islamic and Western countries should never say to each other, because they confuse and inflame more than they clarify. The most obvious ones would be “jihad”, “crusade” and “great satan”. All of them are u
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  • Author: Miko Peled
      In this chauvinistic state of my forefathers the terror attack on Gaza is called a war. 48 hours after I landed the reality of this land, a land that people like to call holy, began taking its toll on me. The movie 'Boy In Stripped Pajamas' came to
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