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Canadian MPs Take Lobby-Sponsored Trips to Israel
February 20th, 2018, 06:47 PM

These trips are not designed to assist Canada’s elected representatives better understand the issues facing the Middle East; they are merely gifts to government officials, and sometimes to their families, to create both a pro-Israel bias and feeling of indebtedness on the part of the officials.

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Without Changing a Stripe, ISIS Morphs from US’s Deadly Enemy to Useful Weapon to Perfect Target
February 20th, 2018, 06:47 PM

By refusing to eliminate the ISIS contingent, while also not impeding the fighters fleeing westward, the anti-ISIS coalition, who profess their dedication to preventing ISIS from exporting their terror around the world, have not only not been helping to mitigate this outcome but have actually helped to enable it.

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Cindy Sheehan and the Women’s March on the Pentagon: A Movement, Not Just a Protest
February 20th, 2018, 06:47 PM

Sheehan was taken aback by how some prominent organizers of the recent Women’s March were unwilling to express anti-war positions and argued for excluding the issue of peace entirely from the event and movement as a whole.

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US Applies Useful Double Standard to Alleged Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria
February 20th, 2018, 06:47 PM

Both Turkey and the U.S.-allied Kurds have been accused of using chemical weapons in Syria, but the U.S. has had two very different responses.

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Remembering The Ethnic Cleansing of Bhutan’s Lhotshampas
February 20th, 2018, 06:47 PM

The Lhotshampa community of Bhutan suffered a predicament rife with hardships and oppression, their suffering draws many parallels to the Rohingya of Myanmar.

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Munich Security Conference Exposes Growing Threat of Nuclear Conflict
February 20th, 2018, 06:47 PM

"We’re in trouble ... pretty much every geopolitical conflict out there is escalating, none of them are getting fixed, and no one has any solutions. This was not a good meeting."

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Vladimir Putin’s Grand Bargain to Netanyahu: Can Israel Digest It?
February 20th, 2018, 06:47 PM

The message is clear: Israel gets Russia’s limited security guarantees but loses its freedom of action.

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Watch | Deciphering Propaganda vs. Reality: War With North Korea
February 20th, 2018, 06:47 PM

Abby Martin interviews Tim Shorrock–journalist and expert on US-Korea relations–to learn what is left out of the debate and the potential cost of a new war.

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The Big Pharma Family that Brought Us the Opioid Crisis
February 20th, 2018, 06:47 PM

We’re not talking El Chapo or any of his drug-running buddies. We’re talking about the mega-billionaire family behind one of America’s most profitable drug-industry empires, the privately held Purdue Pharma.

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In Baltimore Guilty Cops May Soon Have to Pony Up
February 19th, 2018, 06:47 PM

When police officers are sued for corruption or brutality -- and when, as more frequently happens, the case is settled -- it is almost always the city that employs them that picks up the tab for the damages awarded. This may be changing, with the focus now on events in Baltimore.

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