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Reconciliation between Judaism and Islam is Possible

Reconciliation between Judaism and Islam is Possible

By Joseph Richard Preville via IslamiCommentary Israeli-American businessman, scholar, and activist Rabbi Shai Har-El’s new book — Where Islam and Judaism Join Together: A Perspective on Reconciliation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) — is…
“Man-Up” Kerry tries to Swiftboat Ed Snowden

“Man-Up” Kerry tries to Swiftboat Ed Snowden

By Jon Queally U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is facing widespread criticism for his comment that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden—increasingly seen by the American public as a heroic figure for exposing…
Bush-Cheney Committed War Crimes: Terrorism Czar

Bush-Cheney Committed War Crimes: Terrorism Czar

Amy Goodman's Democracy Now! has an exclusive interview: " Exclusive: Bush Committed War Crimes Says Ex-Counterterrorism Czar Richard Clarke" Excerpt: Amy Goodman: "Do you think President Bush should be brought up on…
Shale Oil Hype Fail: California Bonanza Evaporates

Shale Oil Hype Fail: California Bonanza Evaporates

California's Shale Fail: The Case of 13 Billion Barrels of Missing Oil By Richard Heinberg In 2011, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) of the US Department of Energy commissioned INTEK Inc., a…
Obama’s Just Right Foreign Policy

Obama’s Just Right Foreign Policy

By Daniel Wagner via IPD A plethora of pundits, lawmakers and think tanks continue to criticize the Obama administration for presiding over what appear to be persistent failures in the foreign policy…
When Bibi Meets Modi: Israel and the Indian Elections

When Bibi Meets Modi: Israel and the Indian Elections

(By Shalom Goldman via IslamiCommentary) Shalom Goldman After weeks-long elections in India, the Hindu nationalist BJP party, with Narendra Modi as prime-minister elect, has emerged as the overwhelming victor in a hotly…
After Occupy:  Is Economic Democracy Possible?

After Occupy: Is Economic Democracy Possible?

(A conversation on economic democracy with Tom Malleson via OUP) How do we address the problem of inequality in capitalist societies? Tom Malleson, the author of After Occupy: Economic Democracy for the…
Occupartheid is Isolating and Degrading Israel

Occupartheid is Isolating and Degrading Israel

​(Open Letter from Daniel Bar-Tal, Tel Aviv) "Love your neighbor as yourself" This is the core requirement for overcoming blindness caused by hate and fear needed for peacemaking. Dear Friends, I write…
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Greenwald: NSA sneaking backdoors into hardware exports

NSA is accused of sneaking backdoors into hardware exports (via The Inquirer) Glenn Greenwald has accused the US National Security Agency (NSA) of inserting backdoors for surveillance purposes into servers being exported…
Activists in Bahrain denounce anti-Shia Policies

Activists in Bahrain denounce anti-Shia Policies

(By Catherine Shakdam) Early last week political activists affiliated with Bahrain’s opposition groups delivered a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon calling for his office to take a stand against…
The True Costs of Remote Control Drone Wars

The True Costs of Remote Control Drone Wars

(By Pratap Chatterjee via Tomdispatch) Enemies, innocent victims, and soldiers have always made up the three faces of war. With war growing more distant, with drones capable of performing on the battlefield…
Why the Super-Rich Should Pay Super Taxes

Why the Super-Rich Should Pay Super Taxes

(By Paul Buchheit) Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said, "It's really American to avoid paying taxes, legally...It's a game we play...I see nothing wrong with playing the game because we set it up…
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Top Ten Answers to global warming Deniers

Answers to the top ten global warming 'skeptic' arguments (via Skeptical Science) Posted on 6 May 2014 by dana1981 Roy Spencer is one of the less than 3% of climate scientists whose…
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Climate Change in the U.S. in 8 Frightening Charts

Climate Change in the U.S. in 8 Compelling Charts (via Climate Central) By Brian Kahn Follow @blkahn The newly released National Climate Assessment spans 30 chapters with thousands of references on how…
In Egypt, Industrial Scale Death Decrees

In Egypt, Industrial Scale Death Decrees

(By Amy Austin Holmes) A single judge in a single court in Egypt has sentenced more people to death this year than the total number of people who were executed last year…
Apartheid is a reality in the West Bank

Apartheid is a reality in the West Bank

(By Glenn Robinson) America's top diplomat, Secretary of State John Kerry, has found himself in a pickle for having used the word "apartheid" when describing a possible future for Israel if it…
The Cost of Repression: Turkey on May Day

The Cost of Repression: Turkey on May Day

(By Emma Sinclair-Webb @esinclairwebb ) With a reported 39,000 police officers and 50 water cannon vehicles, plentiful supplies of teargas, and a complete shutdown of the public transport system in the city,…
It’s Not about Hamas: Decrying Palestinian Unity

It’s Not about Hamas: Decrying Palestinian Unity

(By Gregory Harms) Aside from the occasional cross-border violence between Gaza and Israel, Hamas, which governs the coastal strip, has received little attention in the press over the last few years. Because…