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Desmond Tutu, Jimmy Carter: Time to move on Mideast peace

By Desmond Tutu and Jimmy Carter For nearly two decades, there have been peace processes in the Middle East but no peace. In recent visits to the region — including Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory — we have heard

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Posted in GeoPolitics, History, Israel, Middle East, Op/Ed, Palestinian Territories

What’s Al Jazeera’s problem?

Since its launch in 2006, Al Jazeera English has expanded into more than 190 million households in more than100 different countries, including most of Europe and even Israel. But its sister station, Al Jazeera Arabic, became notorious in the U.S. after broadcasting

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Posted in Journalism, Media

Russell Simmons: A Challenge to WTC Mosque Opponents

The rights of American Muslims are being questioned in other locations. Will Gingrich and Palin speak out on their behalf? We hear a lot these days about how this famous conservative, or that one over there, has nothing against Islam.

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Posted in American Politics, Op/Ed, United States

Obama Admin. Urges Allies to Crack Down on WikiLeaks

The Obama administration has asked Britain, Germany, Australia, and other allies to consider criminal charges against Julian Assange for his Afghan war leaks. Philip Shenon reports. The Obama administration is pressing Britain, Germany, Australia, and other allied Western governments to

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Posted in Censorship, Defense, Freedom of speech, Journalism, Politics, Propaganda, Reports/Studies/Books

Japan can’t stay postwar forever

It became rich as America’s compliant vassal state. Now Japan’s efforts to move on are being thwarted by the US Revolutions, it is often claimed, do not happen when people are desperate. They occur in times of rising expectations. Perhaps

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Posted in Asia, Dipomacy, History, Imperialism, Op/Ed, Politics

Zardari’s Katrina

Why is Pakistan’s president junketing while his people are drowning? This week, Pakistan’s president, Asif Ali Zardari, boarded a private Gulfstream Jet along with his family and his hundreds-large entourage to visit the European countries included on the president’s grand

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Posted in Humanitarian, Op/Ed, Pakistan

The New York Times and the Afghan documents

Julie Hyland The posting by WikiLeaks of some 92,000 secret documents on the Afghanistan war, together with the coverage of this material in the Guardian, the New York Times and Der Spiegel, has sparked widespread comparisons with the leaking nearly 40 years ago

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Posted in Afghanistan, Censorship, Op/Ed, Reports/Studies/Books
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