The New York Times Criticized for Submitting to Israeli Censors

April 22, 2014 by  
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(By Sarah Lazare) The New York Times made a rare admission that it submits to Israeli state gag orders, fueling charges from critics that the globally-influential publication plays fast-and-loose with journalistic ethics…

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This Saudi prince is accused of killing 2,000 endangered birds while on safari in Pakistan

April 22, 2014 by  
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Jeez. Happy Earth Day. A Saudi prince has been accused of killing 2,000 endangered birds during a safari in Pakistan earlier this year. More from GlobalPost: These cities are among the greenest in the world The birds, known as houbara bustards, are…

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Government = Protection Racket for the 1 Percent

April 22, 2014 by  
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The evidence of income inequality just keeps mounting. According to “Working for the Few,” a recent briefing paper from Oxfam, “In the US, the wealthiest one percent captured 95 percent of post-financial crisis growth since 2009, while the bottom…

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The Limits of ‘Protest Tourism’ in the Israeli-Occupied West Bank

April 22, 2014 by  
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(By “Jill Saunders”) “Jill Saunders”, a pseudonym, frequently attends the weekly demonstrations in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh. In this reflective piece, “Jill” questions the very idea of ‘protest tourism’ in…

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Top 5 Reasons Solar Energy will Save the World

April 22, 2014 by  
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(By Juan Cole) 1. The research and development monies now going into solar energy are great enough to fuel innovation and bring down prices rapidly. First Solar expects solar electricity generation costs…

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A War of another Kind: Joint US-Yemeni Strikes on al-Qaeda kill 68

April 22, 2014 by  
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(via AFP) Dozens killed as Yemen, US mount air war on Qaeda (via AFP) An “unprecedented” US and Yemeni aerial campaign in Yemen killed at least 68 Al-Qaeda militants in a bid…

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The Romantics and the Orient: What English Poetry owes to the Middle East

April 21, 2014 by  
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(By Samar Attar) Many times I have asked myself how can I concentrate on the British Romantic Poets when people in Syria, the country of my birth, have been killing each other…

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High Inequality Results in More US Deaths than Tobacco, Car Crashes and Guns Combined

April 21, 2014 by  
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In 2009, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) published a study that revealed what seems to be a shocking truth: those who live in societies with a higher level of income inequality are at a greater risk for premature death. Here in the United States,…

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How Torture became Normalized in America

April 21, 2014 by  
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(By Rebecca Gordon) The US military involvement in Iraq has more or less ended, and the war in Afghanistan is limping to a conclusion. Yet leaks of Senate torture reports about actions…

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Triumph of the Immigrant American Spirit: Meb Keflezighi and the Boston Marathon

April 21, 2014 by  
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Yesterday Boston responded with its vigorous spirit of community and transcendence to the cowardly terrorism that marred the Boston Marathon in 2013, coming out in record numbers for the 2014 event. The…

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