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Cats in a Sack


It is a rather disgusting spectacle.

The Israeli Right has won a crushing election victory. (On closer examination, the victory was not quite so crushing. Indeed, there was no victory at all. The crushing victory of Likud was achieved only at the expense of other rightist parties.)

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Politics of commemoration


by Rachel Shabi

The last thing we need is a league table of atrocities. On the day marking the 100th anniversary of what some call the Armenian "genocide", in which 1.5 million were killed, it should be obvious that the systematic murder of a people is always unique and uniquely terrible; that suffering is suffering.

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Dutch Lawsuit Charges Crimes Against Humanity During Egyptian Massacres

The Rab’a Massacre

On July 3, 2013, the Egyptian military staged a coup’etat and deposed the democratically elected government of President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood. Thousands of Egyptians staged demonstrations throughout Egypt to show support for Morsi.

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USA: Crimes and Impunity

The American Torture Story

More than four months after publication of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s summary report on the secret detention program operated by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the US administration has done nothing to end impunity for the torture and enforced disappearances committed in the program. Indeed, it has failed to meaningfully respond to the report in any way whatsoever.

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Oklahoma City and 9/11

Oklahoma City

This month marks the 20th anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City, which killed 168 people. The aftermath of the OKC bombing in 1995 was very similar to what occurred after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001.

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