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Archives: April 2016

The Collapse of the Old Oil Order

By Michael T. Klare | ( Tomdispatch.com) | - - Sunday, April 17th was the designated moment.  The world’s leading oil producers were expected to bring fresh discipline to the chaotic petroleum…

Syrian Kurds: True Revolution must Liberate Women

By Rahila Gupta | ( OpenDemocracy ) In less than four years, the women’s umbrella organisation, Kongira Star, has set up an autonomous, grassroots, democratic structure which has resulted in shifting patriarchal…

Trump: Candidate of American Decline

By Tom Engelhardt | ( Tomdispatch.com | - - "Low-energy Jeb." "Little Marco." "Lyin’ Ted." "Crooked Hillary." Give Donald Trump credit. He has a memorable way with insults. His have a way…

US confused over Russia’s real intentions in Syria

By EurActiv.com | - - Russia’s latest military moves in Syria have sharpened divisions within the US administration over whether Russian President Vladimir Putin genuinely backs a UN-led initiative to end the…

Saadi on Impatient Love (Poem of the Day)

By Muslih al-Din "Saadi" Mushrif ibn Abdullah Shirazi | Trans. Reynold A. Nicholson | - - The heart that loves with patience — a stone 'tis, not a heart; Nay, love and…

Do you have to be Affluent to be Democratic?

By Pippa Norris | (The Conversation) | - - Africans recently went to the polls in Benin, Cape Verde, the Republic of Congo, Niger and Zanzibar. The outcome was decidedly mixed. In…

ISIL and the New Sex Slavery

Human Rights Watch | - - (Beirut) – The extremist armed group Islamic State should urgently release Yezidi women and girls they abducted in 2014, Human Rights Watch said today, following new…

Sanders Surges Ahead of Clinton in National Poll

Via TeleSur | - - A McClatchy-Marist poll, conducted at the end of March, puts Sanders ahead of Clinton by two percentage points in the Democratic presidential race. Presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders…

Is Trump Right on Torture?

Written by Bridge Initiative Team | ( Bridge) | - - In the wake of the Belgium terrorist attacks, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has double-downed on his position in favor of…

Palestine: It’s not the Economy, Stupid

By Yossi Alpher | ( OpenDemocracy) | - - By all means, give the Palestinians development aid. But let us not delude ourselves that this will facilitate a two-state solution anytime soon.…