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Coal River Mountain Protestors Meet with Governor

Coal River Mountain Protestors Meet with Governor – Huntington News Network The closest thing you might get in today’s world to Gandhists and followers of Martin Luther King, on a practical plane,…

Muslim inventions that shaped the modern world

Muslim inventions that shaped the modern world – CNN.com Coffee houses, surgical techniques, algrebra, some key institutional developments in universities and hospitals, all from Muslim science. Not to mention optics, astronomical advances…

Gopal, Afraid of the Dark in Afghanistan

Tomgram: Anand Gopal, Afraid of the Dark in Afghanistan | TomDispatch “The foreign soldiers, most of them tattooed and bearded, then went on to the main compound. They threw clothes on the…

Afghanistan postpones parliamentary elections

Afghanistan postpones parliamentary elections – latimes.com The LAT lays out the basic facts around the postponement of parliamentary elections in Afghanistan. The Afghan press stresses two factors aboveall: Afghanpaper.com writing in Dari…

The Irrelevance of Bin Ladin

An audio message allegedly from Usamah Bin Laden was released Sunday, claiming that the attempted Christmas day airline attack over Detroit was his work. I’m going to go out on a limb…

Iraq war was illegal, Dutch panel rules

Iraq war was illegal, Dutch panel rules | World news | guardian.co.uk Of course it was illegal. There are only two conditions under which war may be launched according to the United…

One Year Later: Did Obama Win the Iraq War?

One Year Later: Did Obama Win the Iraq War?

President Barack Hussein Obama was inaugurated a year ago, and this is a good time to review his major foreign policy success. It is, of course, important that he has repaired the…

Top Ten Counter-Terrorism Scandals 2010

The new year is not very old, but several recent revelations cast the the US fight against al-Qaeda (a tiny if deadly fraternity of a couple thousand fanatics spread in dozens of…

HAITI: Arab aid making its way

Reuters AlertNet – HAITI: Arab aid making its way I was watching Aljazeera Arabic and they noted that the Qatari aid plane had difficulty getting in a queue to land at the…

Kimmel savages Leno on Leno

Kimmel savages Leno on Leno

Jimmy Kimmel does 10 of 10 on Jay Leno’s show and savages him over the torpedoing of Conan O’Brien End/ (Not Continued)

Ahmadinejad as Truther

Now Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad not only questions the extent of the Holocaust but is also a “truther,” saying, absurdly, that the US and Israeli governments were behind the 9/11 attacks. The…

Ahmad: Shahid Alam on Israeli Exceptionalism

Ahmad: Shahid Alam on Israeli Exceptionalism

Ahrar Ahmad reviews M. Shahid Alam. Israeli Exceptionalism: The Destabilizing Logic of Zionism (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), 274 pp., for IC Ahrar Ahmad writes: Shahid Alam is primarily an economist and…

The Other Cartoon Death Threats

The Other Cartoon Death Threats

Drudge Retort says, “Political cartoonist Mark Fiore wrote on his blog that he’s receiving death threats over a 90-second animated film he created that teaches viewers “how to speak Tea Bag.” Comparing…

Why Republicans are Worried

Why Republicans are Worried

The corporate media are in the tank for a Republican comeback in 2010, and the GOP may in fact pick up some seats in the Senate and the House, though if employment…

Allah Muslim-Christian Controversy in Malaysia

The riots by some Muslims in Malaysia and attacks on Christian churches over a recent court ruling allowing Christians to call God “Allah” are as baffling and dismaying to me as to…

Something Screwy about that Liveability Ranking

International Living has issued its annual ranking of countries as the best places to live. I do not know anything about the site, International Living, which seems to be oriented to selling…

Jumping from the World’s Tallest Building

Jumping from the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Via MSNBC Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy End/ (Not Continued) Cont’d (click below or…

Obama: The Age of the War on Al-Qaeda

I give the text of President Obama’s speech on security below, along with video. Unlike the two speeches Obama gave in the immediate aftermath of the attempted underpants bombing, in this one…

Symbol of Global Excess in Dubai

Symbol of Global Excess in Dubai

The world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifah or Khalifah Tower, was unveiled in Dubai on Monday. AP has video Dubai is a finance hub, the bubble of which has burst, so the building’s…

DETNEWS | WebVideo | Detroit 2009, The Movie

DETNEWS | WebVideo | Detroit 2009, The Movie Tbe main hope I see for Detroit is that rising petroleum prices may hurt commuting and suburbs, and reverse the exodus from places like…

Death toll climbs to 93 in Lakki Marwat blast

Death toll climbs to 93 in Lakki Marwat blast

DAWN.COM | Pakistan | Death toll climbs to 93 in Lakki Marwat blast Only a few days after Monday’s horrific bombing of a Shiite procession in Karachi, the Pakistani Taliban struck again,…