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Iraq: Deaths as explosions, gunfire rock Kirkuk ISIL claims responsibility for deadly attacks targeting buildings and a power station in and around oil-rich city.
UN rights chief denounces Aleppo raids as 'war crimes' UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein says the situation in Syria's Aleppo should be referred to the ICC.
South Africa to quit International Criminal Court Government to submit a bill to exit the ICC, amid growing concerns that Hague-based court tries mostly African leaders.
Philippine army: 'Abu Sayyaf' attacks S Korean ship Ten gunmen board South Korean ship off Tawi-Tawi province in southern Philippines and kidnap captain and crew member.

How Original Is Donald Trump?

Donald TrumpOne frequent question I have gotten during the presidential campaign goes like this: “Donald Trump is so awful - have we ever had a presidential candidate as bad as him?”

Although often pictured as unprecedented, it turns out that for those acquainted with United States political history; there is something familiar about Mr. Trump. Thus, while uncommon in many ways, he is not original. In an article entitled “The Mind of Donald Trump” appearing in the June 2016 issue of Atlantic magazine, author Dan P. McAdams places Trump in both a historical and psychological context. He shows us we have been here before.



Bill-George-Barack-Hillary: US’ Free-Trade Relay Team

Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack ObamaHillary is ready to take the baton from Obama and run the last leg for America’s free-trade relay team. Scoundrel Bill started the race by allowing businesses to export many family-sustainable jobs in America without providing an economic bridge to remedy the consequences; and now his missus is about to complete the race, without scruples and a straight face, on behalf of the moneyed-class.  Any attempt to see it any other way is political suicide by deception, nothing else.




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Come and See the Anarchy Inherent in the System!

Donald Trump says the presidential election is "rigged." Although he provides no evidence for his charge, lots of things can be said about it. For one thing, he equivocates over the word rigged to include voter fraud along with news-media/polling bias -- two very different things. The former suggests that the outcome is predetermined, the latter only that influential organizations...

Zionism is Racism

Hardly any knowledgeable person doubts that Zionist ideology is the purest form of racism. Zionism is Jewish disguised racism as a raison d’état. Israel comes right after the U. S., as far as racism is concerned.

How Israel seeks to erase the region’s history

It was presumably intended as an Israeli history lesson to the world.

Clement Atlee Suite

Houses of Parliament: The Suffering of Palestinian Refugees in Jordan

To highlight suffering is one thing, to alleviate suffering yet another. To bring an end to suffering must be the primary reflex for moral action undertaken by persons that will not tolerate institutional accord with determinate and recorded crime by a nation state, in this case the State of Israel....

The Kissinger Story

I am writing this (may God forgive me) on Yom Kippur. Exactly 43 years ago, at this exact moment, the sirens sounded.

Devastating impact of Saudi ultra-conservatism on Pakistani society

Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian mother of five who has been on death row since 2010 when she was convicted of insulting the prophet Mohammed in a bad-tempered argument with Muslim women.



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Paranoid Apoplexy Over the Russkies

As I watch the paranoid apoplexy that U.S. officials and their acolytes in the mainstream press are displaying over the hacking of Democratic Party computers and the disclosure of their emails, I’m tempted to say that it might all be some sort of karmic justice. But since I’m a Christian rather than a Buddhist, I’m more tempted to say that it might all be a ratification...

The Gropage Report

If experts are correct in saying that Donald Trump needs women voters to win the presidency, the last two weeks have been the worst for any political candidate since the summer of 1984 when Michael Dukakis climbed into a tank and tried on a helmet.

The continued closure of Egyptian stadia

Egyptian-general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi's failed economic policies are prompting protests and widespread expressions of discontent.

 An Unfair Fight: The Dakota Access Pipeline v. The Standing Rock Sioux

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now has performed a great public service in support of journalism simply by being arrested.

The Horror of Endless Interventionism

When the U.S. government invaded Iraq in 2003, I wonder how many U.S. officials contemplated the possibility that the cycle of death and destruction that they were initiating would be continuing 13 years later.

Donald Trump, Hawk

Donald Trump is no peacenik. Leave aside Trump's proclamation that he "love[s] war" and unpredictability, and that he is more "militaristic" than...



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