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Federico Franco |Paraguayan Putsch Leader

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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Louis Brandeis, flanked by Rabbi Stephen Samuel Wise, founding secretary of the American Federation of Zionists (right) and Nathan Straus, co-owner of Macy’s

History of the US-Israel Relationship, Part I

Originally published on CNI How the “Special Relationship” was created While many people are led to believe that US support for Israel is driven by the American establishment and U.S. national interests, the facts don’t support this theory. The reality is that for decades U.S. experts opposed Israel and its founding movement. They were simply […]

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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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All We Are Saying is NO More War and let it begin with Syria

Nobel Laureate Mairead Maguire knows that a peaceful and just society can be achieved only through nonviolent means and that the path to peace lies in each of our hearts. Photo of Mairead and Israel’s Nuclear Whistle Blower, Mordechai Vanunu, in east Jerusalem where Vanunu is still waiting for his right to leave Israel. (BELFAST […]

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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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Circumcision of Children Is A Crime – Germany

A court in Germany has ruled that parents may not have their children circumcised on religious grounds because it is in fact – Minor bodily harm without consent. The move has angered Muslims and Jews alike who adhere to the Abrahamic Covenant with God; which boils down to something like – In order to feel […]

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UK lawyers timidly criticise Israel’s treatment of children

A group of some of Britain’s top lawyers has issued a report critical of the way Israel treats Palestinian children. It says the Israeli forces force Palestinian children to make false confessions make them sign statements in Hebrew hold them for eight times as long as Israeli children before bringing them to court hold them […]

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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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