Israel/Palestine

Putin says no Russian troops in east Ukraine

by AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE) on April 17, 2014

Putin discusses crisis on live television as hundreds gather to protest in deaths during barracks raid in Mariupol.
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Principal: Nigeria schoolgirls still missing

by AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE) on April 17, 2014

School principal denies army statements that most of the girls kidnapped from her school by gunmen have been freed.
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Canadian plea for release of Al Jazeera staff

by AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE) on April 17, 2014

Leader of opposition says Ottawa must send strong message to Egypt to respect human rights and freedom of expression.
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Resurrecting Passover?

by Marc H. Ellis on April 17, 2014

Charlton Heston as Moses

Charlton Heston as Moses

This is part of Marc H. Ellis’s “Exile and the Prophetic” feature for Mondoweiss. To read the entire series visit the archive page.

Does Passover have an after-life – life after permanently oppressing another people?

I doubt it.

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India holds biggest day of voting

by AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE) on April 17, 2014

Millions head to polling stations in 121 constituencies across 12 states to choose next parliament.
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Women’s Wages

by editor@truthdig.com on April 17, 2014

By Adam Zyglis, Cagle Cartoons, The Buffalo News

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GOP Healthplan

by editor@truthdig.com on April 17, 2014

By Bill Schorr, Cagle Cartoons

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How About Diversifying Newsrooms for a Change?

by editor@truthdig.com on April 17, 2014

Media organizations would benefit from fresh faces from a variety of backgrounds; protesters want the Gates Foundation to stop giving money to private prisons; meanwhile, a man is serving a life sentence in prison for lending his Continue →

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Former Senegal president’s son awaits ruling

by AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE) on April 17, 2014

Court due to rule whether to dismiss case, order Karim Wade to be tried or extend his detention over corruption charges.
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Secret police hold Palestinian journalist in secret

by sarahbenton on April 17, 2014

Palestinian activist-journalist Majd Kayyal

Three reports arranged chronologically, 1 and 2 from Richard Silverstein, 3 from Ali Abuminah.

Palestinian activist-journalist Majd Kayyal

Israeli Security Services Arrest Israeli Palestinian Journalist, Activist; Israeli Media Under Gag

By Richard Silverstein, Tikun Olam April 12, 2014

I received an urgent message from Jamil Dakwar of the Continue →

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Captain apologises for S Korea ferry disaster

by AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE) on April 17, 2014

Statement comes as hunt for hundreds of missing passengers continues and president meets families of victims.
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George W. Bush’s Art of Legacy

by editor@truthdig.com on April 17, 2014

By Mark Fiore

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Scientists Support Seymour Hersh

by Russ Wellen on April 17, 2014

Tom Stoddart Collection

On April 15, we wrote about the controversy sparked by Seymour Hersh’s latest article in the London Review of Books, The Red Line and the Rat Line. As in his earlier LRB article, Whose Sarin?, he maintains that the Obama Continue →

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Iraqi soldiers killed in attack on army base

by AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE) on April 17, 2014

At least 14 people killed across Iraq, two weeks ahead of parliamentary elections scheduled for April 30.
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Algerians cast votes in presidential poll

by AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE) on April 17, 2014

Abdelaziz Bouteflika, seen by opposition as unfit for fourth mandate amid ailing health, is expected to win election.
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Deadly clashes at eastern Ukraine port base

by AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE) on April 17, 2014

At least three assailants killed during attack on Mariupol base as top-level talks begin in Geneva over ongoing crisis.
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Tomgram: Ann Jones, Star-Spangled Baggage

by Ann Jones on April 17, 2014

After an argument about a leave denied, Specialist Ivan Lopez pulled out a .45-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun and began a shooting spree at Fort Hood, America’s biggest stateside base, that left three soldiers dead and 16 wounded....

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Antitrust in the New Gilded Age

by editor@truthdig.com on April 17, 2014

By Robert Reich

We’re in a new gilded age of wealth and power similar to the first gilded age when Continue →

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In the spotlight – Palestinian political prisoners

by sarahbenton on April 17, 2014

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Joint Statement on Palestinian Prisoners’ Day: Israel must heed international calls to respect human rights of Palestinians held in Israeli prisons

Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel Al Mezan Center for Human Rights Physicians for Human Continue →

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Journalists charged with defaming Thai navy

by AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE) on April 17, 2014

Two journalists appear in court for writing story implicating navy in trafficking of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar.
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By Charles Ornstein, ProPublica

A ProPublica analysis of recently released data shows that dozens of physicians who received payments from Medicare Continue →

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Freeing Marwan Barghouti test of Israeli seriousness

by sarahbenton on April 17, 2014

Graffiti of jailed Palestinian Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti in the West Bank town of Kalandia, between Jerusalem and Ramallah. Photo by Bernat Armangue/AP

Barghouti’s release a “priority” for Abbas, says prisoner’s wife

By Michel Abu Najm, Asharq Al-Awsat April 15, 2014

Paris —Palestinian President Continue →

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Nigerian army frees kidnapped female students

by AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE) on April 17, 2014

Boko Haram is suspected of being behind the abduction of more than 100 women and girls from their school on Monday.
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Pictures Don’t Lie: Refuting #There Was No Palestine

by editor@truthdig.com on April 17, 2014

By Juan Cole

One of the common assertions one finds in Zionist propaganda is that there “was never any Palestine.” Continue →

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By Megan McCloskey, ProPublica

Without change of leadership throughout, meaningful change could be elusive, critics say.

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Guinea-Bissau to hold presidential run-off

by AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE) on April 16, 2014

Jose Mario Vaz and Nuno Gomes Nabiam will compete in second round to become the country's next president on May 18.
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South Sudan on brink of famine: UN chief

by AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE) on April 16, 2014

Ban Ki-Moon says up to one million will starve unless there is immediate action, as rebels announce gains in oil areas.
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Syrian regime accused of chlorine gas attacks

by AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE) on April 16, 2014

Videos said to show victims of fresh attack on Kafr Zita, while residents show remnants of bomb cases marked "CL2".
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Venezuela to widen protest ‘truth commission’

by AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE) on April 16, 2014

Negotiations between government and opposition will determine who is to blame for 41 deaths tied to weeks of unrest.
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West to press Russia for peace in Ukraine

by AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE) on April 16, 2014

Talks in Geneva come after a blow to Ukraine's efforts to retake control of its eastern regions from pro-Russian rebels.
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Ukraine Operation to Retake East Unravels Ahead of Talks

by editor@truthdig.com on April 16, 2014

Ukraine operation to retake east unravels ahead of talks (via AFP)

An operation by Ukrainian forces to reassert control over its eastern regions floundered Wednesday in the face of pro-Russian resistance, a day ahead of international talks Continue →

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Canadian arrested for Heartbleed hacking

by AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE) on April 16, 2014

Man arrested in first case linked to internet code bug which allows hackers to bypass encryption of private details.
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The Grand American Tradition of Violent White Supremacy

by editor@truthdig.com on April 16, 2014

By Amy Goodman

Another U.S. shooting spree has left bullet-riddled bodies in its wake, and refocused attention on violent, right-wing Continue →

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Ukraine struggles to bring east under control

by AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE) on April 16, 2014

Separatists raise Russian flags after capturing column of Ukrainian armoured vehicles, a day before international talks.
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How to Save Ukraine: Why Russia Is Not the Real Problem

by Mitchell Plitnick on April 16, 2014

Dear readers,

This is not something I do very often. The discourse, everywhere I look, surrounding Ukraine is so remarkably one-sided and shallow. I see this among supporters of current US/EU policy and critics. So, when I find an article that Continue →

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Jim Fischer (CC BY 2.0)

There are some truly insensitive morons in the United States and the government is pandering to them, as usual. Take places like Silicon Valley, where a great majority Continue →

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A Fungus Is On Its Way to Destroy the World’s Bananas

by editor@truthdig.com on April 16, 2014

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Jordan: Combat vehicles from Syria destroyed

by AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE) on April 16, 2014

Syria says vehicles did not belong to its forces after raid carried out by Jordanian fighter jets.
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Jeb Bush’s Optimism School

by editor@truthdig.com on April 16, 2014

By E.J. Dionne, Jr.

The Republican Party faces a long-term challenge in presidential elections because it is defining itself as Continue →

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Is This The End Of China’s Coal Boom?

by ThinkProgress » Climate on April 16, 2014

China Coal

“The End Of China’s Coal Boom,” is a new, must-read chart-filled report from Greenpeace. It documents the response of China to the almost unimaginable life-shortening air pollution caused by its rapid growth in coal use.

One of its charts highlights Continue →

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