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Representative Democracy versus Direct Democracy

Representative Democracy versus Democracy Is Representative democracy working? Imagine the world in the future, where there are no Politicians or Parliaments. All forms of Government had been decentralized and distributed across the Internet. A world where traditional representative democracy has been replaced by a new form of direct democracy & Instead of a parliament there […]

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UN supports sovereignty for Palestine and slams Israel

Resolution severely criticises the ‘Occupying Power’ Can this be true? Something important and, freedom lovers may think, rather wonderful seems to have happened at the United Nations, and it went largely unreported in mainstream media. The UN General Assembly approved a draft resolution ‘Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including […]

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Expel Israel from the UN

UK activists’ clarion call to civil societies around the world: ‘Expel Israel from the UN’ At least some people are determined to kick off the New Year on a positive note. A motion to expel Israel from the United Nations is to be put to the Palestine Solidarity Campaign’s AGM. It reads as follows: Motion, […]

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CHESS IN THE AGE OF ISIS

Unfolding now is a multidimensional chess game comprising centuries-old animosities, petrodollars, pipelines, a neo-Ottoman sultanate, plans for balkanizing the Mid East into manageable ethnic states, Israeli energy plans and oligarchs, Neoconservatives, the U.S. military-industrial complex, Daesh-ISIS, NATO, the EU, Kurdistan, Ukraine and a gaggle of nation states. I first addressed this hard-to-fathom situation in my […]

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War Against the People

Global Pacification, the Matrix of Control and other nasties… ‘War Against the People’: a timely jolt to spur civil society action If you want something to scare the pants off you this Christmas ask Santa for this excellent book. The author, Jeff Halper, is an American-Israeli Jew who trained as an anthropologist, joined the anti-Vietnam […]

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Committee room 9 “Scotland and Palestine: Building Friendship and Solidarity”

Committee room 9 Houses of Parliament “Scotland and Palestine: Building Friendship and Solidarity” Clive Hambidge  Organised by the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) and  the Council of European Palestinian Relations (CEPR) this vital seminar, which was held on the 17 November 2015, took on a more poignant atmosphere. Especially in light of the acts of violence […]

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Tibetan capital Lhasa placed under lock-down during Pelosi visit

Dharamshala —Sources coming out of Tibet say that repressive measures undertaken by the Chinese government to silence Tibetan voices and obfuscate the real situation inside Tibet ahead of the US Congressional Delegation’s visit which concluded recently. The Capital city of Tibet, “Lhasa was placed under a severe lock-down in late October and early November,” the […]

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After China trip, U.S. delegation sees hope for common ground on Tibet

Washington, D.C. — After meeting with top Chinese government officials in China and Tibet, the delegation of US Congressional Democrats led by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday an opportunity exists to find “common ground” with Chinese authorities on Tibet. The Democratic Minority leader of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, […]

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