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Shell-Shocked Syrian Town Freed After Savage Massacre

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The town—you could almost think of it more as a neighborhood—is located about 12 miles northeast of Damascus. Those who had been taken hostage, initially approximately 500 people in all, were in the main government employees, along with Shia, Christian, Kurdish, Ismaili, and Druze residents.

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Netanyahu at the United Nations

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Political distortedness and Hypocrisy at its Best

On behalf of the people of Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered one his usual political distorted sermons to the UN General Assembly. "The people of Israel pray for peace" said Netanyahu to an almost empty auditorium. Just after the "most moral army in the world" (Ehud Barak) slaughtered 2140 Palestinians, 80 per cent civilians, ravaged the infrastructure of the Gaza Strip, made several hundred of thousands people homeless, and on top of it, the Israeli government wants to investigate its own war crimes! This is Chutzpah Israeli style.

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Extracting ourselves from the extractivist mindset

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate by Naomi Klein

Review of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate by Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein has written a brave book that not only confronts the calamity of climate destabilization but also examines the deep roots of the crisis in the perverse logic of capitalism and the dehumanizing values of the “extractivist” high-energy/high-technology world.

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Israel’s very own history of eugenics

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by Jonathan Cook

This hour-long documentary, the Ringworm Children, raises so many disturbing questions about Israel and its relationship with the US that one hardly knows where to begin.

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'I am all for peace, but…'

Ari Shavit

Ah, If I Were 25

Research shows that one of the most often used words in Hebrew is "Shalom". Israelis greet each other with "shalom" and many of them do the same when parting. (The others use the two slang words "yallah bye", the one Arabic, the other English.)

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