Foreign Policy

Can you Pass the Hamas Quiz?
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Can you Pass the Hamas Quiz?

By Jeffrey Rudolph (updated) The degree of mainstream media distortion concerning Hamas is endemic in the US and Canada. In my local newspaper, the Montreal Gazette, one searches in vain for meaningful…

Has the War on Terror Failed?
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Has the War on Terror Failed?

AJ+ “Has the West’s global “War on Terror” failed? Thirteen years of U.S. counter-terrorism policies have opened up a Pandora’s box of questions – both political and ideological.” Aj+ Has the War…

Can You pass the Iran Quiz?
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Can You pass the Iran Quiz?

By Jeffrey Rudolph What can possibly justify the relentless U.S. political and economic aggression against Iran? It cannot be argued that Iran is an aggressive state that is dangerous to its neighbors,…

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The American Cult of Bombing
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The American Cult of Bombing

By William J. Astore via Tomdispatch.com When you do something again and again, placing great faith in it, investing enormous amounts of money in it, only to see indifferent or even negative…

Is Climate Change Making us Ill?
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Is Climate Change Making us Ill?

By DW “More extreme and recurring heat periods and weather events, spreading diseases: Climate change has a huge impact on the life on our planet. But what impact does it have on…

Lauren Bacall’s Best Lines
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Lauren Bacall’s Best Lines

via “Layla Raymanova” “here’re Lauren Bacall’s (1924-2014) best lines from the movie TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT.” Little-known fact: Lauren Bacall and former Israeli president Shimon Peres are first cousins, both with…