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The Return of Frankenstein

Al Qaeda was America’s Frankenstein. The U.S. foreign policy establishment helped bring it to life to fight the Soviet Union after its ill-fated invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. It turned on its creator, culminating in the September 11 attacks, and has ... [Published ZNet - 17 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

The World Says Stop Israel’s Barbaric Attack on Gaza

For the second consecutive Saturday, London saw a huge demonstration for Gaza, on 26 July. The Metropolitan Police estimated 45,000 protesters marched from the Israeli Embassy to Parliament,  as reported in  The Independent :“Tens of thousands of people ... [Published ZNet - 17 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Vietnam – Massacre as Strategy

Review of ‘Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War In Vietnam’ by Nick TurseIf the old adage that history is written by the victors is true then the defeat of America’s South Vietnamese proxy army in 1975 following the withdrawal of US ground ... [Published ZNet - 17 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

India’s Great Invisible Workforce

According to census data released this month, a whopping 160 million women in India, 88 percent of who are of working age (15 to 59 years), are confined to their homes performing ‘household duties’ rather than gainfully employed in the formal job sec ... [Published ZNet - 17 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Gaza Pulverised Beyond Recognition

“You either give me the bodies of my two brothers so I can bury them, or tell me they’re alive, so I can hug them” screams a mother in her mid-forties as she searches for her two brothers in Shejaiya, east of Gaza city during an12-hour humanitarian c ... [Published ZNet - 17 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Bolivia’s Example Of Legislating With The People

When Evo Morales was elected president of Bolivia in 2005, he promised to “govern by obeying the people.” The recent approval by the Plurinational Assembly of laws dealing with mining and children’s rights are two examples of the challenges and benefits ... [Published ZNet - 17 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Some 150 Bodies Recovered in Gaza as Death Toll Exceeds 1,000

Accompanied by the stench of raw sewage, rotting garbage, animal carcasses and human bodies buried under rubble, hundreds of thousands of Gazans yesterday left their homes and temporary refuges and returned to what two weeks ago were bustling neighborhoods ... [Published ZNet - 17 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

Rojava Revolution

Kurdish rebels are establishing self-rule in war-torn Syria, resembling the Zapatista experience and providing a democratic alternative for the region.With the rise of jihadist groups in the Middle East, I find myself troubled with the question of how ... [Published ZNet - 21 hours ago]
Entities: Kurds, Syria, jihadist
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

Letter From Happy Town

It’s hard to know whether to be pleased each time the place I live, Charlottesville, Va.,  is named  the happiest city in the United States. I grew up largely in Northern Virginia (suburbs of Washington, D.C.) and Charlottesville is a long ways away in ... [Published ZNet - 21 hours ago]
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The Syriza of Spain

Podemos  (“We can,” in Spanish) is the name of Spain’s newest political party — resembling the slogan of Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign. But not much else links Obama and Pablo Iglesias, the 30-something public face of the party.After all, Podemos has put ... [Published ZNet - 21 hours ago]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Rojova: A Struggle Against Borders and for Autonomy

The struggle to abolish borders which separate peoples from each other, is commonly represented by certain well known and extreme examples. The militarized wall between the US and Mexico is one clear case in the consciousness of the Western left. Another ... [Published ZNet - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 2 reports

Israel has lost the high ground – have the Israelis?

I have a friend (who will get a copy of this) that I knew fifty years ago in Los Angeles and who was, at that time, a young pacifist. Over the years he rediscovered his Jewish roots, traveled to Israel, and became a strong – though at times reluctant ... [Published ZNet - Jul 22 2014]

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[Prefatory Note: "Palestine’s Dilemma: To Go or Not to Go to the International Criminal Court" was published on July 13, 2014 on the website of Middle East Eye, a site I strong recommend to all those with an interest in Middle East issues; this...

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Gaza Pulverised Beyond Recognition [Published ZNet - 17 hours ago]
India’s Great Invisible Workforce [Published ZNet - 17 hours ago]
The Return of Frankenstein [Published ZNet - 17 hours ago]
Vietnam – Massacre as Strategy [Published ZNet - 17 hours ago]
The Syriza of Spain [Published ZNet - 21 hours ago]
Letter From Happy Town [Published ZNet - 21 hours ago]
Rojava Revolution [Published ZNet - 21 hours ago]
Rojova: A Struggle Against Borders and for Auto... [Published ZNet - Jul 26 2014]
Letter from Gaza [Published ZNet - Jul 25 2014]
“No Excuses” in New Orleans [Published ZNet - Jul 25 2014]
Water Wars and Creeping Privatization [Published ZNet - Jul 25 2014]
Gaza: “40 percent of cases are children under f... [Published ZNet - Jul 25 2014]
What “Unimaginable Restraint” Looks Like For Is... [Published ZNet - Jul 25 2014]
Catastrophic state of the Israeli Jewish politi... [Published ZNet - Jul 25 2014]
“Blood on American Hands”: Richard Falk on Pale... [Published ZNet - Jul 25 2014]
More Than a Protest Vote [Published ZNet - Jul 24 2014]
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Making Sense of Gaza: An Interview With Ilan Pappe [Published ZNet - Jul 24 2014]
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The Burden of Inequity [Published ZNet - Jul 24 2014]
While Iraq is Disintegrating … What’s Next? [Published ZNet - Jul 23 2014]
How the West Bank was domesticated [Published ZNet - Jul 23 2014]
Blinded by Israel, Visionless in Gaza [Published ZNet - Jul 23 2014]
Q/A on Palestine [Published ZNet - Jul 23 2014]
The Dream 9, One Year Later [Published ZNet - Jul 22 2014]
Israel has lost the high ground – have the Isra... [Published ZNet - Jul 22 2014]
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