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Shooting erupts at Great Mills High School in Maryland Incident at Great Mills High School in Maryland is the latest in a series of armed assaults at schools across the US.
Syria's war: 16 children die in Eastern Ghouta school attack Four women also killed in shelling as government forces continue to attack rebel-held towns in enclave, activists say.
Mississippi sued over toughest abortion law in the US Legal challenge launched less than an hour after governor signs law that bans abortion after 15 weeks of gestation.
France faces legal risks for Saudi Arabia, UAE arms sales Exports of military equipment to two Gulf states may be in contravention of international commitments, report says.

Universal Commodification

 Black Panther PartyParadoxical Profit

Unless regulated, capitalism operates as a wide-open market system. If a demand exists or can be created and a profit made, that demand will be met. As a consequence, capitalism has the capacity to commercialize almost anything, including its detractors and even its enemies.



Freedom’s Perversities

Wayne LaPierreFor much of human history, the idea of freedom had little meaning. This was because life was, as Thomas Hobbes put it, “poor, nasty, brutish, and short.” And while he thought this descriptor applied to life outside of society, for a long time it did not really matter - life within pre-modern societies often had the same limiting character. Religious belief in these same times reflected this depressing fact by asserting that there was no hope of meaningful freedom in this life. To achieve it you would have to die and go to Heaven. So, what set you free was death. 




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The Fake Enemy

Towards the end of 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and declared war on the US. Their Nazi ally followed with its own declaration of war, and so did all its satellites.

Economic Nationalism: Elitism in Populist Clothing

My old friend and former American Conservative editor Dan McCarthy gets it all wrong about Donald Trump’s “national security” tariffs on aluminum and steel.

Countering Israel's Public Relations Deception

Knowledge of the battlefields and recommendations for combating Israel's plan of worldwide deception is essential to a strategy that leads to Israel's economic and social decline and forces it to re-evaluate policies.

The Anti-Muslim Mindset Shows the Power of Indoctrination and Propaganda

According to an article in the New York Times this week, anonymous letters were recently sent to people in different communities in England saying that April 3 would be “Punish a Muslim Day.” The letter announced that points would be rewarded for acts of violence against Muslims,...

A Normative Evaluation of the Gulf Crisis

The Gulf Crisis erupted on June 5 2017 when a Saudi Arabian led coalition of four countries broke diplomatic relations with Qatar and Saudi Arabia closed its sole land border to Saudi Arabia and refused to allow their national air spaces to be used by flights from or to Qatar. [1]

In memory of the 'Watcher of Tahrir'

Pierre Sioufi may be gone, but his legacy will continue to inspire courage in Egypt and beyond.



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The Idea of One Democratic, Secular State in Multinational Palestine

The West Bank has largely been colonized by the expansion of the illegal settlements in the occupied territories and the Gaza Strip has been isolated and kept under siege by the Israel.

Midterm malfunctions

Okay, Democrats, settle down. Drop the confetti and back away from the champagne. Stop punching each other in the arm, making with the whoop- whoop noises.

Trading Places

 “What protection teaches us, is to do to ourselves in time of peace what enemies seek to do to us in time of war.” –Henry George

The Banality of Evil in the War on Drugs

The New York Times published a story this week about prisoners who die while still incarcerated.

Army Burn Hall School & Collage  75 years

Burn Hall takes its origin from country house in County Durham, in Croxdale; the point where the river Browney joins the river Wear. Burn is a Scottish term for a smallish river or largish stream, hence the name 'Burn Hall'. The house was designed by  Read More...

Israel is trying to drag the US into another war

Lawrence Wilkerson: Netanyahu and Liberman are trying to drag the US into war with Iran

There are still some reasonable people in the US security establishment who have the guts to speak the truth about the real intentions of the Zionist regime.



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