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The Economist: "Caliphate Strikes Back." The Coalition corrects Iraq map, surrounds Mosul
The Economist tries to get it right. The center of Ramadi is indeed under ISIS control. That's "ISIS" as an acronym for Islamic State Is Shxt. What matters most in Iraq goes to three things: --
waterstreet2008 05/22/2015 16
Obama: "20 years from now... If Iran has a nuclear weapon, it's my name on this".
Obama granted a major interview to Jeffrey Goldberg to cover Iran, Israel/Palestine and ISIS. It was published in the Atlantic on Thursday and is well worth a read. I've highlighted sections I found ...
subir 05/22/2015 8
The very real and decisive GMO scientific consensus
Over and over, I've read comments on the internet (obviously, my first mistake) that there is no scientific consensus about GMOs, or genetically modified organisms (generally crops or food), and ...
SkepticalRaptor 05/20/2015 284
Israel "suspends" segregation on buses after global uproar calling it apartheid
Earlier today, the Israeli press reported that Palestinian and Israeli passengers on buses to the West Bank would be segregated as part of a "three month trial" starting today. The proposal had been ...
subir 05/20/2015 95
CT-Sen: Richard Blumenthal (D) Keeps Up The Fight For Mandatory GMO Labeling
Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D. CT): As a dad, it’s always been ...
poopdogcomedy 05/20/2015 2
29 shots, 2 dead, No Charges: The West Bank, Ferguson and Obama's call for Community Policing.
A blogger who goes by the name "John Brown" writes at +972mag, often with righteous fury. Over the past few months, he's teamed up with Noam Rotem to research incidents where Palestinian civilians ...
subir 05/19/2015 4
The 2015 Ramadi Government Center attack. What is going on over there?
In Ramadi, Iraq, last week a force of some 200 ISIS fighters carried out a successful suicide-based attack on the Government Center building. A chain of cars drove in and blasted check points and ...
waterstreet2008 05/19/2015 51
Forbidden Love: Madonna Posts Controversial Photo
Madonna is fond of controversy, and she knows how to stir it up pretty well. Now, the "material girl" has posted a photo of a (presumably) gay Jewish man and a gay Muslim man about to kiss on ...
librarisingnsf 05/18/2015 149
Israeli Soldiers Reveal the Horrors of Gaza in 'Breaking the Silence' Report
Originally published in Tikkun Daily A major in Israel's infantry, who fought in the Northern Gaza Strip during Israel's assault in the summer of 2014, talks of devastation. He talks of endless ...
David Harris Gershon 05/18/2015 83
With the fall of Rahmadi and Baghdad being threatened could the U.S be faced with the possibility of ISIS becoming a nation? What would that look like? Can the U.S. stop ISIS? Should we stop it? ...
prwsag52 05/18/2015 5
Cheaper Street Drugs and Weaponized GMOs (Updated)
I. Cheap Street Drugs An editorial in the May 18, 2015 edition of Nature calls for the regulation of GMO yeast that can be used to cheaply synthesize common opiates such as morphine and codeine. ...
edg 05/18/2015 38
Filastin: Despite literal "smoking gun", settlers cleared of charges for shooting
This is a roundup of news related to Palestine with a particular focus on grassroots action and peaceful civil disobedience in the Occupied Territories and within the borders of Israel proper. We ...
subir 05/17/2015 2
The New Israeli Government: A Cornucopia of Right-Wing Bigots
Make no mistake, this is not the government Bibi Netanyahu would have wanted. He is much more comfortable with a right of center government where he can put a pretty face on the apartheid/colonial ...
Warren2016 05/17/2015 12
I don’t care about Bill Cosby
And while I’m at it, I don’t care about George Zimmerman, either – about his day in court, about his encounters with law enforcement, about his failed relationships.
alyceejl 05/15/2015 20
Just a tiny question: If someone is against spending more money to help Israelis and that makes him anti-Israel, then what do we call Republicans who are against spending money to help American ...
boguseconomist 05/15/2015 4
Israel's Justice Minister admires Ayn Rand, wants BDS to be illegal but led boycott of Palestinians
There are a lot of stories on Ayelet Shaked, the newly appointed Justice Minister of Israel and about Netanyahu's new government. I expect her appointment will have a significant impact on the ...
subir 05/15/2015 41
Lesson #0 From Gaza Soldier Testimonies: WHERE'S THE WAR ???
Last week, the Israeli dissident organization "Shovrim Shtika" (Hebrew) , or "Breaking the Silence" (English) , has released a booklet with 111 soldier testimonies from last summer's war on Gaza. ...
Assaf 05/15/2015 7
The victims are the ones at fault according to IDF
I thought I could no longer be surprised in IP. I was wrong. The New York Times wrote this morning about Hezbollah and Lebanese civilians . Owing to fair use limits, I note that the earlier parts ...
Christy1947 05/13/2015 23
Last year it was Burger King. Now it's Monsanto
The agribusiness giant is considering a sneaky scheme to avoid paying taxes on billions of dollars in profit – and it is all perfectly legal. Monsanto is considering a plan to buy Syngenta a ...
delliot 05/12/2015 11
Israeli MP Who Called for Genocide Against Palestinians Appointed Justice Minister
If there was any question over how far right Israel has drifted those are now answered. Ayelet Shaked has been appointed justice minister . You may or may not remember her from her comments in a ...
AoT 05/12/2015 16
Filastin: "Palestinians are beasts, they are not human" - new head of West Bank civil administration
This is a roundup of news related to Palestine with a particular focus on grassroots action and peaceful civil disobedience in the Occupied Territories and within the borders of Israel proper. We ...
subir 05/10/2015 42
Lt. General of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps does bxt shxt crazy teevee. M Bachmann has a cousin?
No question, Iran has a number of very good generals. Their officers learned war fighting Saddam Hussein's army in the long war 1981-1989. The head of their Jerusalem/Quds Force, Major General ...
waterstreet2008 05/09/2015 34

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