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OpEdNews Quicklink: Sentenced to a Slow Death For a Harmless Offense

OpEdNews Quicklink: Sentenced to a Slow Death For a Harmless Offense | Global politics | Scoop.it
If this were happening in any other country, Americans would be aghast. A sentence of life in prison, without the possibility of parole, for trying to sell $10 of marijuana to an undercover officer? For sharing LSD at a Grateful Dead concert?
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OpEdNews Article: Article: Pivotal moment: Why US wants deal with Iran

OpEdNews Article: Article: Pivotal moment: Why US wants deal with Iran | Global politics | Scoop.it
Imagine Washington-Tehran fighting jihadism together. The US corporate world is already deep into wet dreams of investing in Iran's energy industry and market.
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Imagine Washington-Tehran fighting jihadism together. The US corporate world is already deep into wet dreams of investing in Iran's energy industry and market. As Tehran's number one priority is to get rid of the sanctions, it will be fascinating to watch how Washington will deploy its carrots.

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America's Chemical Weapons: Hypocrisy, Conspiracy and a Forgotten History

America's Chemical Weapons: Hypocrisy, Conspiracy and a Forgotten History | Global politics | Scoop.it
Since the fairy tale about WMD that can be launched against Western targets “within forty five minutes” is well past it’s sell by date, the trans-Atlantic hasbara industry has dreamed up a new Grim...
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Thousands of Syrian Refugees Flood Into Lebanon

Thousands of Syrians are fleeing from border towns where a high-stakes battle is raging, walking across valleys and ridges to reach safety in neighboring Lebanon, witnesses and the U.N. said on Sunday.
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'West financing, arming militants in Syria'

'West financing, arming militants in Syria' | Global politics | Scoop.it
An analyst says a Western-led military alliance is financing and arming militants in Syria.
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Mother Agnes Mariam: Exposing the Syrian Chemical Hoax

Mother Agnes Mariam: Exposing the Syrian Chemical Hoax | Global politics | Scoop.it
The full transcript of this GRTV interview is provided below. Mother Agnes Mariam is a Carmelite nun who has been living and working in Syria for the past 19 years. Now, she is seeking to set the r...
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“Left” Media for NATO Wars? Deceit & Disinformation for “Thought Control” - nsnbc international

“Left” Media for NATO Wars? Deceit & Disinformation for “Thought Control” - nsnbc international | Global politics | Scoop.it
“Left” Media for NATO Wars? Deceit & Disinformation for “Thought Control” Progressive-left media persist in acting as propaganda outlets for the US-NATO destabilization of Syria, thus placating a politically conscious audience that might otherwise...
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Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now is a case in point. Since the beginning of the “Arab Spring” color revolutions the foremost broadcast venue of “independent” progressive-Left journalism in the United States has used its reportage to obfuscate and thereby advance the campaign for regime change in Egypt, Libya, and now Syria.

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Russian Language Day

The world marked the Russian Language Day on June 6th. The day was founded by the UN in 2010. A year later a decree, which was signed by the president, offic...
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Israeli troops cuff Palestinian children: witnesses

Israeli troops cuff Palestinian children: witnesses | Global politics | Scoop.it
Israeli troops in the West Bank detained four Palestinian children aged five to nine years for more than an hour Friday with their hands cuffed, Palestinian witnesses said.
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Libya's capital begins 3-day strike over militia violence

Libya's capital begins 3-day strike over militia violence | Global politics | Scoop.it
Residents of the Libyan capital launched a general strike Sunday over a militia violence that killed nearly 50 people this weekend.
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Thousands protest press credibility in march against mainstream media

Thousands protest press credibility in march against mainstream media | Global politics | Scoop.it
Thousands of people in the UK and US united in their rejection of mainstream media in a mass protest. Protesters targeted the headquarters of media giants like Fox News, the BBC and NBS, decrying their narrow coverage of world affairs.
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Israel, S. Arabia planning joint Iran strike - report

Israel, S. Arabia planning joint Iran strike - report | Global politics | Scoop.it
"The Sunday Times": Mossad agents met top Saudi officials to draw up a plan for a joint attack against Iran if the six powers talks fail.
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LRB · Adam Shatz · The Life and Death of Juliano Mer-Khamis

LRB · Adam Shatz · The Life and Death of Juliano Mer-Khamis | Global politics | Scoop.it
On the afternoon of Monday, 4 April 2011, Juliano Mer-Khamis walked out of the Freedom Theatre in the Jenin refugee camp and got into his old red Citroën. It was four o’clock, the sun was hot and the street crowded.
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The pots and kettles of the Human Rights debate | The BRICS Post

The pots and kettles of the Human Rights debate | The BRICS Post | Global politics | Scoop.it
Most nations are selective about human rights violations, writes, a former speaker of the Belgian Parliament.
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The US, however, is not well placed to criticize or sermonize. Severe human rights violations are rampant in the US prison system. According to Pew Research, imprisonment rate (per capita) in the US is almost 50 percent higher than Russia’s and 320 percent higher than China’s.

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Al-Nusra feeds Aleppo dogs with Syrian soldiers’ bodies

Al-Nusra feeds Aleppo dogs with Syrian soldiers’ bodies | Global politics | Scoop.it
Terrorist al-Nusra Front in Syria says it feeds dogs with bodies of Syrian soldiers to scare people from faith of those who supported their army and government.
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Syrie: la destruction des armes chimiques est plus complexe que prévu - RTBF Monde

Syrie: la destruction des armes chimiques est plus complexe que prévu - RTBF Monde | Global politics | Scoop.it
l'OIAC, l'organisation pour l'interdiction des armes chimiques, a adopté hier soir un calendrier serré pour la destruction des armes chimiques syriennes. Elles sont déjà sous scellés.
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Turkish forces shoot three Syrians dead at border

Turkish forces shoot three Syrians dead at border | Global politics | Scoop.it
The Turkish army shot dead three Syrians attempting to cross the border at a minefield separating the two countries, the news agency Dogon reported Sudnay.
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Owen Jones & Mother Agnes. A lesson on conciliatory "leftists".

Owen Jones & Mother Agnes. A lesson on conciliatory "leftists". | Global politics | Scoop.it
Following the news that Mother Agnes Miriam, a nun who heads the Musalaha (reconciliation) initiative in Syria, was due to speak at the Stop The War conference in London, two journalists also due t...
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Evidently, Jones’ moral outrage is selective at best, one could convincingly argue its nothing more than careerist popularism – with a dash of orientalist superiority for good measure. Sure, sit next to war-criminals of “our” variety, you wont get smeared with the dreaded “apologist” brush in the elitist media you participate and benefit from – hell, most of their “barbarous” crimes are long forgotten, so not much to worry about. But sit next to a nun that supports a current enemy of the west? Forget it.

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Nusra Front execute a tortured captive in Zajel, Aleppo (15/11/13)

(Documenting crimes against humanity in Syria) Jabhat Al Nusra militants in Aleppo shoot dead a handcuffed and visibly tortured prisoner in the Zajel area of...
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Report: Obama rejecting calls from Netanyahu amid tension over Iran - Diplomacy and Defense

Report: Obama rejecting calls from Netanyahu amid tension over Iran - Diplomacy and Defense | Global politics | Scoop.it
Prime Minister's Office denies report in Kuwaiti Al Jarida.
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Shocking video: Ethiopian workers tortured, abused in Saudi Arabia

Shocking video: Ethiopian workers tortured, abused in Saudi Arabia | Global politics | Scoop.it
Ethiopia’s Information Ministry has released a shocking video footage dubbed “Hell on Earth” that shows appalling conditions of its nationals in Saudi Arabia.
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Libya's deputy spy chief kidnapped at airport - sources | Reuters

Libya's deputy spy chief kidnapped at airport - sources | Reuters | Global politics | Scoop.it
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's deputy intelligence chief was kidnapped outside Tripoli airport on Sunday, two security sources said, days after clashes between rival militias and protesters in the capital...
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Amazon destruction could lead to El Nino-type effect in US

Amazon destruction could lead to El Nino-type effect in US | Global politics | Scoop.it
Over 1.4 billion acres of dense forest make up the Amazon basin producing one quarter of the world’s oxygen supply
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