Archives for February 2015

Oxfam: Could Take 100 Years To Rebuild Gaza

‘Only an end to the blockade of Gaza will ensure that people can rebuild their lives.’ —Catherine Essoyan, Oxfam

A Palestinian girl sits inside a room of her family's building which was damaged in last summer's Israel-Hamas war, in the Shijaiyah neighborhood of Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015.

A Palestinian girl sits inside a room of her family's building which was damaged in last summer's Israel-Hamas war, in the Shijaiyah neighborhood of Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. Despair and destruction continue to envelop the blockaded Gaza strip, where the rebuilding of vital structures could take up to a century,

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Even AIPAC Objects To Netanyahu’s Congress Address

AIPAC prepared a detailed presentation that was given to Netanyahu with all the negative repercussions they believe would result from the controversial invitation to Congress and the cumulative damage.

Ben Caspit for Al-Monitor: AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, is the Israeli government’s long arm at the center of gravity of American power in Washington. The second most powerful lobby in the United States, AIPAC has served every Israeli government, over dozens of years, with exceptional effectiveness. This efficacy is based

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Majority Of Americans Agree Fighting Climate Change A ‘Moral Obligation’

New poll shows majority of Americans believe human activity causes rising greenhouse gases and that people are ethically responsible to address it

Climate Change

Steam from the Jeffrey Energy Center coal-fired power plant is silhouetted against the setting sun near St. Marys, Kan. A majority of Americans believe they are "morally obligated" to fight climate change, a new poll by Reuters/IPSOS has found. Of the 2,827 people surveyed in the poll, 66 percent said world leaders are ethically bound to

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Despite U.N. Treaties, War On Drugs A Losing Battle

“This approach hasn’t reduced drug use or managed to control the illicit drug trade. Instead, it keeps drugs profitable and cartels powerful.” — Catherine Martin of Health Poverty Action

Mexico Drug War

Protesters walk under a giant net and with their hands painted red during a march in Mexico City, Nov. 20, 2014. Mexico officially lists more than 22 thousand people as having gone missing since the start of the country's drug war in 2006. UNITED NATIONS  - As the call for the decriminalization of drugs steadily picks up steam worldwide, a

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MI5’s Jihadi John: How British Intelligence Primed Both Sides Of The Terror War

‘Jihadi John’ was able to join IS for one simple reason: from Quilliam to al-Muhajiroun, Britain’s loudest extremists have been groomed by the security services.

A caricature by Syrian artist Yousef Abdeleki on ISIS' filmed executions.

A caricature by Syrian artist Yousef Abdeleki on ISIS' filmed executions. Every time there’s a terrorist attack that makes national headlines, the same talking heads seem to pop up like an obscene game of “whack-a-mole”. Often they appear one after the other across the media circuit, bobbing from celebrity television pundit to erudite

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Assassination Of Russian Opposition Leader Seen As Too Convenient

Why would Putin have Boris Nemstov killed when Putin is already at the height of his power and an almost unbeatable candidate in the next election?

Activists from Russiaís Anti-Maidan movement gather together waving various patriotic flags in central Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, to mark an anniversary of Ukraine's pro-EU protests that started on Kiev's central Independence Square, widely known as the Maidan. Moscow, Russia (TFC) – A top figure opposed to long time Russian

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