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Brexit: Britain votes to leave EU in historic divorce PM David Cameron to resign after UK votes to leave the EU in referendum that could seal the fate of the union.
Colombia and FARC sign historic ceasefire deal Rebels agree to lay down arms after more than 50 years of conflict that left 220,000 people dead and displaced millions.
Senegal: Karim Wade released from prison Karim Wade reportedly flown to Qatar after being granted presidential pardon despite corruption charges.
Sanders says he will vote for Clinton The presidential candidate has not dropped out of the race, but says he would vote for Clinton if it comes down to it.

Revolution Isn’t Repetitive Evolution, Bernie

Bernie SandersBack in 1968, as Richard Nixon was stealing the White House from Hubert Humphrey, courtesy of southern bigot George Wallace, you were settling in Vermont hoping for a start in a political career; and I, too, was starting a business career after receiving an MBA diploma from UCLA. Quite a year that 1968, not just for us but for our country; a nation divided thanks to an ongoing war in Vietnam, and two iconic men assassinated in barely two months: Martin Luther King, Jr. (April 4) and Robert Kennedy (June 6).

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Getting It Wrong about the Orlando Massacre

Orlando massacre Though it seems to fit the political agendas of both Republicans and Democrats, the assertion that the shooter responsible for the Orlando massacre was motivated by the Islamic State (ISIS) is certainly wrong. This conclusion is supported by the recent testimony of CIA Chief John Brennan before the Senate intelligence committee.

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Brits opted for Brexit! What comes next?

The morning after the leave decision in the United Kingdom, the non-elected functionaries of the European Union are dismayed and panic-stricken. The people of Great Britain have spoken and David Cameron, the Prime Minister, is going to resign in the fall.

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How Syrians, Russians and 11 dogs out-witted ISIS and saved Palmyra

Something just didn’t feel quite right to Syrian army brass as they penciled in final plans to liberated Palmyra in early March 2016 and as they debated how best to drive Daesh (ISIS) out of Palmyra and deep into the surrounding unwelcoming Syrian desert. This, according to army intelligence officials and commanders who this week briefed this observer at various locations around...

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Who Should Make Political Policy, the People or the Politicians?

In the midst of what undoubtedly will be the nastiest and most expensive presidential campaign in American history, it is important to remember that the question is not so much whether a candidate is a good or bad person, but rather what should and will be the policies, objectives, and consequences of her or his administration?

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OGADEN: Ethiopia’s Hidden Shame

Ethiopia is regularly cited as an African success story by donor nations; the economy is growing they cry, more children are attending school and health care is improving. Well GDP figures and millennium development statistics reveal only a tiny fraction of the corrupt and violent picture.

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Obama’s Doctrine and the Friendly Face of Imperialism

It has been said that the last months of a president's tenure is like the last act of a drama. While Obama has been portrayed as a "Great man and Good President In Bad Times" in the US mainstream media, what does "The Obama Doctrine,“ as it has been portrayed by the Atlantic, have to say regarding the liberal conception of power?

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A Tribute to Muhammad Ali

In the 1980s I formed a view that there were two great heroes of the 20th Century who had something in common: Ho Chi Minh and Muhammad Ali. Both had prevailed against the malicious power of a rapacious and vindictive American Empire.

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Brexit and Jewish Oligarchy

Yesterday Britain voted to leave the EU. The causes of this result have been known for a while. More than half of the Brits are dismayed by the level of immigration, multiculturalism, lack of job opportunities, global capitalism, evaporation of manufacturing and a housing bubble that leaves most young Brits without the prospect of a decent future.

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Brexit: The night the UK became a little island

For those who voted to Remain, the result was akin to having your identity mugged, but can we now make a better Britain?

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Israel’s Military Intelligence Chief Prefers ISIS to Assad in Syria

Israel actively supports ISIS and other terrorist groups in Syria, supplying them with weapons, munitions, foodstuffs and medical treatment for their wounded fighters - along with bombing Syrian targets at its discretion.

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Numbers Behind the Policy of Oppression in Bangladesh

A question of numbers It is often claimed that in our current society, over-stimulated by bad news, atrocities, and advertisements, citizens have become indolent to mere numbers. They say that without a story, a name or a face, numbers get lost in the sea of headlines that inundates our televisions, newspapers and social media every day.

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The Humorous Hypocrisy of Conservatives

Peter Wehner, who works at a conservative organization called the Ethics and Public Policy Center and who worked in the last three Republican administrations, recently had an op-ed entitled “The Indelible Stain of Donald Trump” in the New York Times, a piece that...

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Venison Jerky

If the goal is to cause both sides of the political spectrum to quiver and twitch and shiver and shake like a raccoon clinging to the outside of a cement mixer speeding through a railroad yard, just casually throw out the term, “gun control,” and step back.

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