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The Costs of Exile

Leaders in countries of the former USSR are increasingly driving their best and brightest into emigration. No one wins.

Ukraine crisis: Are there any winners?

Thousands mark the one year anniversary of protests that toppled Ukraine's pro-Russian president.

We're Mad as Hell, and We're Not Going to Take It Anymore

MEXICO CITY -- Thursday, on the 104th anniversary of the 1910 Mexican Revolution in which millions died, the traditional military parade in Mexico City was hastily cancelled to make way for tens of thousands of students, teachers, families,...Show More Summary

Boko Haram suspected in deadly Nigeria raid

At least 50 people, mostly farmers, killed in village in Borno state, sources say, in latest in a long line of attacks.

Ferguson: Counterinsurgency Operation Underway

This post is largely by way of Part II of the earlier ‘Tearing the Band-Aid Off’; the comment thread is long, interesting, but rather unwieldy.  If you require links, most I can dig up for you. #Ferguson: Homeland Security FPS mobile command vehicle I saw pulling into downtown St Louis, Thurs. @ksdknews @wusa9 pic.twitter.com/viBMSn9N5V — [...]

Somalia’s Al-Shabab Kills 28 Non-Muslims in Kenya

(NAIROBI, Kenya) — One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer and closer to Douglas Ochwodho, who was in the middle. And then the shooting stopped. Apparently each gunman thought the other shot Ochwodho. He lay perfectly still until the…

Hossein Derakhshan Released from Prison

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, on Thursday pardoned the jailed blogger Hossein Derakhshan after his six years.He thanked God, Khamenei and his family on his Google Plus page. Written by Farid · comments (0) Donate · Share this: twitter facebook reddit googleplus

Opposition Representatives File Proposal for “Freedom from Fear” Law in Serbia

Nineteen representatives of the Serbian National Assembly filed a proposal for a new law that would guarantee Serbian citizens freedom from fear. While freedom from fear is allegedly a right guaranteed by the Constitution of the Republic of Serbia, some ruling politicians in Serbia have brought it into question in...

Prosecutorial Discretion: Plenty for Me; But None for Thee

Republican “strategists,” Party functionaries, and Congresspeople, are saying, with considerable emotion and rage, that the President’s Executive Order allowing undocumented immigrants goes beyond presidential authority under the Constitution...Show More Summary

Heavy fighting reported in Damascus suburb

As Assad forces try to wrest Jobar, monitoring group attributes 785 ISIL fighters' deaths to US-led air campaign so far.

Prelude to a Demolition

Sadness, mistrust, and house demolitions in the East Jerusalem neighborhood that gave birth to two terrorists.

How the Tunisian Electoral Authority Robbed Me of the Right to Vote

On the eve of her country's presidential elections, one Tunisian expatriate suspects politics are at the root of at a rule-change by the electoral authority that prevents her from voting.

“Barbaric Beyond Measure,” NY Times Editorial on Albert Woodfox’s Four Decades in Solitary Confinement

Responding to the Nov. 20 ruling buy the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously affirming Albert Woodfox’s third overturned conviction, the New York Times has written a scathing editorial condemning the treatment of Albert Woodfox by the state of Louisiana. In response to the Fifth Circuit ruling, Amnesty International and Amnesty USA have each [...]

Town Opposes 'Hermaphrodite' Winnie the Pooh

Officials in a Polish town have opposed a proposition to name a playground after Winnie the Pooh—because of the bear's unclear gender and immodest clothing. The matter was debated in a closed-door meeting weeks ago in the central Polish town of Tuszyn, but didn't get much media attention in...

Thousands Take Part in Spanish Anti-Abortion Rally

(MADRID) — Tens of thousands of people have taken part in a demonstration in Madrid to protest against the conservative government’s decision to scrap plans to restrict the availability of abortion. The march Saturday took place under the slogan “Every Life Matters.” Some 500 buses brought people from all over the country to take part.…

James Risen’s Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War – Book Salon Preview

Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War Chat with James Risen about his new book. Hosted by Tim Shorrock, 5pm ET, 2pm PT. War corrupts. Endless war corrupts absolutely. Ever since 9/11 America has fought an endless war on terror, seeking enemies everywhere and never promising peace. In Pay Any Price, James Risen reveals [...]

George Lopez turns into a Christian Zionist hack

Christian Zionist comedian George Lopez celebrated the Israeli colonization of Silwan, East Jerusalem, in which Palestinians are thrown out of their homes, during recent tr

Obama Allows Bigger Combat Role in Afghanistan

The US still plans to wind down its mission in Afghanistan by the end of 2016, but the troops who remain in the country until then are going to be doing more fighting than previously planned, reports the New York Times. President Obama has quietly approved a broader mission with...

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