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Bush and Chavez benefit from Paraguayan Putsch

Venezuela admitted as full member of the MERCOSUR On June 29, 2012, Venezuela was accepted as full member of MERCOSUR, while Paraguay was formally suspended due to the June 22 putsch. MERCOSUR is an EU-styled agreement between Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay; Venezuela had signed a membership agreement in 2006, but was unable to join […]

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Palestine awarded first UNESCO World Heritage Site

Honor given to the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem Wars seldom limit themselves to violent attacks on military targets. Except for the shortest conflicts, wars often deteriorate into the cultural and social arenas. The Palestinian-Israeli conflict has reached this stage a long time ago; the cultural repercussions of this war include topics that from […]

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Alawi Republic of Latakia Saves Syria

International conference to take place June 30, in Geneva, may get creative… This Saturday, June 30, 2012, the UN is hosting an international conference in Geneva in another attempt to find a peaceful solution to what is already defined by all as a fully fledged war in Syria. The ongoing military tie between the sides […]

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Singapore develops Super-tree structures

Singapore is a modern country famous for being very clean and tidy. Now it has gained a new comparative advantage. It has developed what it calls the high tech garden. What is new in Singapore’s modern skyline are super trees — high tech organic shapes that stretch way up into the sky. The super trees […]

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The good news from Cairo

There is no doubt that the election of Muammed Morsi as President of Egypt is a heartening news for all free men and women around the world. It is certainly good news for the Egyptian people, exhausted and thoroughly impoverished by decades of corruption and decadence sustained by military dictators who were mostly answerable to […]

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Vanunu Mordechai: Friend, Hero, Brother’s Latest Message

“Mordechai Vanunu–my friend, my hero, my brother.”-Daniel Ellsberg, 31 December 2009. On Flag Day in the USA, I received an email written in Jerusalem and disseminated by the National Catholic Worker/CW list-serve: “Mordechai Vanunu needs the CW…Vanunu cannot eat Nobel Prize nominations, nor speak with them. He needs money and friends in order to survive […]

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Daphni Leef Arrested | June 22, 2012, Tel Aviv Square

Rabin Square, Tahrir Square

Israeli violence against social protesters in Tel Aviv’s heart On June 27, 2012, a Knesset Member finally acknowledged the seriousness of the unending social protests in Israel. Miriam Regev—who was the IDF Spokesperson before joining the Likud party—said “the far left activists want to transform Rabin Square into Tahrir Square, and to throw out the government.” […]

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Egypt-Iran: an Alliance is Born

Opposing alliances create concentric rings around Eastern Mediterranean gas fields Egypt is back in the new version of the Great Game; in this century the race is not after the vast territories of Central Asia, but after the rich gas fields discovered in the Eastern Mediterranean. On Sunday, June 24, 2012, Mohamed Morsi was declared […]

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Our Muslim Brothers

EVERYBODY KNOWS by now why we are stuck in Palestine. When God instructed Moses to plead with Pharaoh to let his people go, Moses told him that he was unfit for the job because “I am slow of speech and of a slow tongue” (Exodus 4:10). Actually, in the Hebrew original, Moses told God that […]

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Murray McCully’s Middle East dreams and dramas

In his 22 June 2012 speech to the Otago Foreign Policy School, The Middle East unfolding: dreams and dramas in the early 21st century, New Zealand’s Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully spoke about what the New Zealand government sees as the strategic and economic significance of the Middle East to New Zealand. Syria Early in […]

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American-backed Putsch in Paraguay

“Legal but illegitimate,” Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa summarized the parliamentarian putsch that last Friday, June 22, 2012, resulted in the impeachment of Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo in a process that took just one day. The event has been condemned practically by all Latin American countries, most of them having declared that they will not recognize […]

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Conspiracies: Fact or Fiction?

If enough isolated individuals pursue the same goal, the effect is indistinguishable from a conspiracy. Many people delight in hearing about conspiracies. My favourite story about conspiracy theories came during a summer break from college.. Working as a waiter, I noticed that one of the other waiters had more customers coming to see him. He […]

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Israeli strike killing 6-yr-old boy in Gaza

Relatives are mourning a six-year-old Palestinian boy who was killed by an Israeli strike on the Gaza Strip. Israel confirmed the strikes, which also wounded 20 other people, but denies any involvement in the child’s death. On Saturday Israel launched air raids on Palestinian territory following rocket fire from Gaza that wounded an Israeli man. […]

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Gul’s Goal: Turkish F-4 downed by Syria

Byzantine at heart, the Rising Ottoman is planning to… Certain news create nostalgia for the times in which governments censored almost everything. Back then, one was spared the insulting attempts to manipulate public opinion by sheer lies told by governments. Yesterday, June 22, 2012, an American-made Phantom F-4 jet in service of the Turkish army […]

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Views from Venezuela: From Left to Right

As another fascist Franco takes the stage in the world conflict of greed versus social justice I write this report from Venezuela as a member of diverse research delegation of seven women from the USA who are visiting Venezuela to listen to the Venezuelan people about their lives in the new Bolivarian Republic. We are […]

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P5+1 and Iran talks in Moscow-Iran Today

Published on Jun 23, 2012 by PressTVGlobalNews- Very Interesting Must watch! On the 18th and 19th of June 2012 Iran and the P5+1 met in Moscow to discuss Iran’s nuclear program yet again. The participants sat down to talk 4 times in those two days, but the results could be summed up in one sentence. […]

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“Total War Ideology” against Islam?

Published on Jun 22, 2012 by PressTVGlobalNews It is revealed by American magazine Wired in May 2012, that the American Army teaches its officers to “Use ‘Hiroshima’ tactics for a ‘total war’ on Islam”. The course teaches officers there is no such thing as moderate Islam and that they should consider Islam their enemy. It […]

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USA and Israel Extortion Croatia

Demand from Croatia to admit WWII crimes before joining European Union For a second I was so puzzled that I opened timeanddate.com just to make sure that today was June 22, 2012. Yet, the interview I had just read in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz seemed taken from the 1950s. Yesterday, former Under Secretary of State […]

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Hamas heartened by apparent Mursi victory

Palestinians and Israelis react to the possible victory of Islamists in Egypt’s presidential race, with Fatah and Tel Aviv left worried, writes Khaled Amayreh in Ramallah Palestinian Islamists, who closely followed this week’s Egyptian presidential elections run-off, reacted with deep satisfaction to the apparent victory of the Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Mursi over his secular […]

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Israel murders more Palestinians

A two-year-old is among the victims of a barrage of violence Israel this week thrust on the Palestinians, writes Khaled Amayreh in the West Bank Palestinian medics treat a man wounded by Israeli fire in a hospital in Deir Al-Balah, Gaza Strip The Israeli occupation army and paramilitary Jewish settlers killed more than 10 Palestinians […]

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Coup in Egypt? News Analysis

Published on Jun 21, 2012 by PressTVGlobalNews A year since Egyptians enthralled the world with the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, more and more people are fearing they’re back to square one, facing the former regime minus Mubarak. On this edition of News Analysis we’re asking whether the Egyptian revolution has become the target of a […]

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The silence continues

In the 24 hours to 8am 21 June 2012, Israeli air strikes killed a 14-year-old boy, Momen al-Adam, and injured 2 children. Imagine the headlines and outrage that would be expressed by our politicians and news media if a 14-year-old Israeli boy had been killed and two Israeli children injured. But that’s not all, more […]

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Assange: Patsy or Fool?

Wikileaks’ founder seeks refuge in Ecuador On June 20, 2012, Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa acknowledged that his country is considering giving political asylum to Julian Assange, WikiLeaks’ founder, who got temporary refuge at Ecuador’s embassy in London. Mr. Correa said that he will consult the UK, Sweden, and the US before deciding on Mr. Assange’s […]

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Israel Plans Artificial Islands

Militaristic expansion towards the rich gas fields of the Eastern Mediterranean The USA is practically empty; during my trips there, even what Americans call cities looked to me like a vast emptiness, a long series of large and quite empty parking lots. America is so empty, that Americans consider China a densely populated country. That […]

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Greece: What Can be Done?

Greece faces the unenviable choice between accepting the terms of “the Troika” and facing the continuation and deepening of a socio-economic crises, which includes five years of negative growth, over 23% unemployment, an astronomical rise in poverty (from less than 15% to over 40%) and  mounting suicides, or a rejection of the “memorandum”, and a […]

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Training Killers in the Classroom

6/18/12 Training Killers in the Classroom June Terpstra and Husayn Al-Kurdi “If they would rather die, said Scrooge, they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.” The militarization of public schools is a subject concerning the life and death of the young people of this country and those millions across the globe they […]

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