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Will Egypt’s Jailed Youth Activists Ever See Justice?

Netizen Report | (Global Voices Online) | – – On 19 October, Egypt’s highest court of appeal postponed the trial of prominent activist and blo...   [ continue reading...]

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Forget Terrorism: Industrial Pollution causes 1 in every 6 deaths worldwide

By Sam Morgan | EURACTIV.com| – – A new study is the first to take into account all types of pollution. The results make difficult reading. Pollutio...   [ continue reading...]

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No, Trump, British Crime isn’t going up because of Muslims

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Hate crimes are up 30% in the UK over the previous year, rising from 62,518 reported offenses in 2015-16 (th...   [ continue reading...]

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Can we ever Clean Torrents of Plastic Dumped in the Oceans?

By Baher Kamal | (Inter Press Service) | – – ROME (IPS) – With 30 countries from Kenya to Indonesia and from Canada to Brazil now involved in...   [ continue reading...]

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Extremists, So-Called Muslims, bomb Mosques in Afghanistan, Killing Dozens

TeleSur | – – Over the past week, the Taliban has led a number of attacks in the country. Suicide bombers have attacked two mosques in Afghanis...   [ continue reading...]

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Warm waters melting Antarctic ice shelves for 1st time in 7,000 years

Sev Kender | (The Conversation) | – – The vast expanse of the Antarctic is a region of the world particularly vulnerable to climate change, where ic...   [ continue reading...]

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Last counties in Kirkuk fall to Iraqi Gov’t as Sistani calls for protection of Kurdish Citizens

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – The Iraqi military and its Shiite militia auxiliaries have completed their reassertion in Kirkuk. The last p...   [ continue reading...]

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Iran Deal: 67% of US Citizens Don’t Want to Pull Out

TeleSur | – – U.S. President Donald Trump said last week he wants to “decertify” the agreement. A CNN poll has found that 67 percent of...   [ continue reading...]

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Beyond the “Me Too” campaign: Sexual harassers and adult bullies

By Gail Ukockis | (Informed Comment) | – – His name was Jesse. I would have considered him to be handsome but for his dark eyes, which looked at me...   [ continue reading...]

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George W. Bush & GOP lack standing to bash Trump for Racism

From Willie Horton to Bridget McCain, the Bush's were complicit with the GOP Southern strategy and its racist imperatives   [ continue reading...]

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Kirkuk Kurds Anguished about Future of Province

By Shalaw Mohammed | (Niqash.org) | (Kirkuk) | – – People in the northern city of Kirkuk have lived through a lot, including attacks by the Islamic...   [ continue reading...]

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Are China and N. Korea biggest Winners from Trump dissing Iran Deal?

In reneging on JCPOA re: Iran, Trump is giving North Korea new ammunition   [ continue reading...]

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Why is Saudi Arabia suddenly so paranoid?

By James L. Gelvin | (The Conversation) | – – In the past, Saudi Arabia depended upon its enormous oil wealth and the United States for its security...   [ continue reading...]

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Burma: New Satellite Images Confirm Mass Destruction of Rohingya

Human Rights Watch | – – 288 Villages, Tens of Thousands of Structures Torched (New York) – Newly released satellite images reveal that at lea...   [ continue reading...]

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Is racial bias driving Trump’s neglect of Puerto Rico?

By Lauren Lluveras | (The Conversation) | – – The morning after Hurricane Maria blasted through Puerto Rico, I emailed my aunt to ask if she was saf...   [ continue reading...]

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Volcano-driven Climate Change Defeated Egypt’s Ptolemies

By Steven Young | ( The Watchers) | – – Around 245 BCE Ptolemy III, ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom in Egypt, made a decision that still puzzles many...   [ continue reading...]

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Iran’s Khamenei: We’ll observe Deal if Europe does, despite “Charlatan,” Trump

The Leader of Iran said that Trump's obvious Stupidity should not Lull Iranians since he is sneaky   [ continue reading...]

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“Tell me how this Ends”- Gen. Petraeus has decided Forever War Doesn’t

Will we bequeath Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Nigeria, Korea to our Grandchildren?   [ continue reading...]

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Justice Roberts used bad Data to end Voting Rights Act & other shoddy SCOTUS Mistakes

By Ryan Gabrielson | ( ProPublica ) | – – ProPublica review adds fuel to a longstanding worry about the nation’s highest court: The justices c...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump told widow of slain Sgt., he “knew what he was getting into”

CBS News | (Video Report) | – – “U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson said that she was in the car when President Trump called the widow of Army Sgt. La...   [ continue reading...]

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