Monthly Archives: December 2015

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Juan Cole In Retrospect: A Year of Sharpening Contradictions Colin Todhunter Claiming to Represent ‘Science’, the Global GMO Industry is Built on Fear, Fraud and Corruption   Douglas Fischer 2015 in Review: The Year Environmental and Climate Issues Left Their … Continue reading

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Islam and the birth of Capitalism and Social Responsibility

Early Islam and the Birth of Capitalism proposes a strikingly original thesis—that capitalism first emerged in Arabia, not in late medieval Italian city states as is commonly assumed. Early Islam made a seminal but largely unrecognized contribution to the history … Continue reading

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Anti-Semitic video uploaded by Ukrainian MP branded ‘despicable and heinous’ — RT Op-Edge

The fact that a member of the Ukrainian Radical Party has been filmed singing a song saluting Adolf Hitler is not surprising, considering the rise in anti-Semitism throughout Europe, including in France and Ukraine, Rabbi Ralph Tawil told RT. Source: … Continue reading

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Over 30,000 liters of sulfuric acid leaked in Australian train crash, cargo totaled 819,000 liters — RT News

A freight train that derailed near the northeast Australian town of Julia Creek has reportedly leaked up to 31,500 liters of sulfuric acid, while Queensland Police have sharply revised the amount of toxic substance it was hauling upward. Source: Over … Continue reading

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Catastrophic California Gas Leak Could Take More Than Three Months To Fix | IFLScience

A natural gas leak in Aliso Canyon, California, has been spewing out 50,000 kilograms (110,000 pounds) of gas every hour for more than two months, and officials say it could take another three to four months to bring the situation … Continue reading

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A refugee’s journey, part 2: After risking everything to reach Europe, what next? | World news | The Guardian

Earlier this year Patrick KIngsley met Syrian refugee Hashem al-Souki and his family in Cairo and learned about their harrowing journey from Syria to Egypt. Patrick followed Hashem as he risked his life travelling from Egypt to Europe to seek … Continue reading

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Israeli Logic

Israeli PM: ‘Arab terror and Jewish terror’ are different Ma’an News Agency | – – BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — In lieu of a growing Israeli focus on Jewish extremism, Israel’s Prime Minister on Sunday said that comparing “Arab terror and Jewish … Continue reading

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A testament to the power local TV news stations have to poison public opinion

The Texas News Station That Helped Fuel The Year’s Biggest Setback For LGBT Equality

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Malcolm Turnbull government prepared to stake election on passage of union laws. TURC was a political stitch up and the Howard plan executed by Abbott remains in place.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has sparked renewed speculation about an early election. Source: Malcolm Turnbull government prepared to stake election on passage of union laws | afr.com

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The ABC is like a victim trapped in an abusive relationship – with the government | Josh Bornstein | Opinion | The Guardian

A relentless stream of attacks on the ABC by crusaders of the hard right has recalibrated the notion of balance and redefined the organisation Source: The ABC is like a victim trapped in an abusive relationship – with the government … Continue reading

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‘Badge to Kill’? Two More Police Shootings in Chicago Raise Public Ire | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Tensions are boiling after police in Chicago shot and killed two more people over Christmas weekend. Responding to a domestic disturbance at a West Side residence on Saturday, officers fatally shot Quintonio LeGrier, 19, and Bettie Jones, 55, authorities said. … Continue reading

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Truthdig – Report Truthdigger of 2015 not to be overlooked

Source: Truthdig – Report – Truthdigger of the Week

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Malcolm Turnbull loses two ministers but the stench of one could linger | Australia news | The Guardian

The prime minister should look for new talent on the backbench rather than allow Mal Brough to cast a shadow over the government in an election year Source: Malcolm Turnbull loses two ministers but the stench of one could linger … Continue reading

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‘US delusional on progress in Syria’ – retired Maj Gen — RT Op-Edge

It seems delusional to praise US Secretary of State John Kerry’s push to end the war in Syria as he has made no progress other than attending meetings in Vienna and other areas, says Paul Vallely, a retired US Army … Continue reading

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Relatives of drowned Syrian boy Alan Kurdi land in Canada to start new life | World news | The Guardian

The uncle and cousins of the three-year-old whose drowning brought worldwide attention to the refugee crisis have arrived in Vancouver Source: Relatives of drowned Syrian boy Alan Kurdi land in Canada to start new life | World news | The … Continue reading

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Chris Hedges: The Illusion of Freedom – Chris Hedges – Truthdig

Source: Chris Hedges: The Illusion of Freedom – Chris Hedges – Truthdig

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Republican Politics

Retweet 11 Share 40 Google +1 3 December 27 2015 Biggest Trump Lies 2015: 76% of what Donald Trump Says is Garbage Nik Zecevic and Margaret J. Howell | (TheLipTV video report) | – – “Presidential hopeful Donald Trump has … Continue reading

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EU Terrorism Fact

  Interpol: 1% of 2014 European Terrorism by Muslims By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – The Interpol report on European terrorism for 2014 would obviously look different for the horrible year of 2015. So too was 2011 … Continue reading

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Like the “Spy Who Loved Me,” America’s “Accuracy in Media” is stuck in 1977 — RT Op-Edge

Our old friend Cliff Kincaid is back, and he’s as mad as hell. The reason? Michael T. Flynn, a retired American three-star general, attended RT’s conference – and subsequent dinner – on December 10th in Moscow, celebrating the channel’s 10th … Continue reading

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How Fox News’ Primetime Lineup Demonized Black Lives Matter In 2015 | Blog | Media Matters for America

Source: How Fox News’ Primetime Lineup Demonized Black Lives Matter In 2015 | Blog | Media Matters for America

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The Worst Islamophobia Of 2015 (VIDEO) | Blog | Media Matters for America

Source: The Worst Islamophobia Of 2015 (VIDEO) | Blog | Media Matters for America

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2015 in Review: The Best of Truthdig’s A/V Booth Posts – Truthdig

Source: 2015 in Review: The Best of Truthdig’s A/V Booth Posts – Truthdig

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Bernie does what GOPers won’t: Unlike chicken Republican candidates, Sanders not afraid to hammer Trump – Salon.com

Sanders calls out Trump for having no plans to help working class. The Donald responds in usual way: with lies. Source: Bernie does what GOPers won’t: Unlike chicken Republican candidates, Sanders not afraid to hammer Trump – Salon.com

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Michael Moore just exploded the right’s biggest lie – Salon.com

Republicans have hid shamefully behind the patriotism and the flag. Michael Moore just upended the whole scheme Source: Michael Moore just exploded the right’s biggest lie – Salon.com

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Donald Trump: Bill Clinton’s ‘terrible record of women abuse’ an ‘inappropriate’ addition to Hillary Clinton’s campaign – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Donald Trump unleashes on Hillary Clinton, blasting husband Bill’s terrible record with women. Source: Donald Trump: Bill Clinton’s ‘terrible record of women abuse’ an ‘inappropriate’ addition to Hillary Clinton’s campaign – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Jamie Briggs quits over late-night bar scandal in Hong Kong, Mal Brough stands aside over Slipper affair – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Jamie Briggs resigns over a late-night incident involving a female public servant, while embattled frontbencher Mal Brough stands aside. Source: Jamie Briggs quits over late-night bar scandal in Hong Kong, Mal Brough stands aside over Slipper affair – ABC News … Continue reading

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The Year’s Best Under-the-Radar Podcasts | Mother Jones

Yes, “Serial” is awesome, but it’s not the only great podcast out there. Check out these 12 other audio gems. Source: The Year’s Best Under-the-Radar Podcasts | Mother Jones

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The Washington Post’s world of good and evil — RT Op-Edge

No other country, with the exception of maybe China, gets as much of a look in as Russia does from the Washington Post’s editorial board. Source: The Washington Post’s world of good and evil — RT Op-Edge On March 26, … Continue reading

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Here’s a Video Showing the Very Worst Anti-Science Bullshit of 2015 | Mother Jones

Snowballs, witch hunts, and a big measles outbreak. Source: Here’s a Video Showing the Very Worst Anti-Science Bullshit of 2015 | Mother Jones

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Human: The Incredible Documentary That Will Change The Way You Look At Yourself | Collective-Evolution

“To succeed in your professional life isn’t that hard, but to succeed in your personal life is a lot harder. To really be a human is a lot harder. We forget about that.” – Yann Arthus-Bertand, director of the film Human Sometimes … Continue reading

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Podemos Spanish Elections: People First

Source: World | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

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More Disturbing (But Amazing) Pictures Expose The Absurdities Of Modern Culture *Warning: Graphic Images* | Collective-Evolution

Pictures like the ones you are about to see have been surfacing more and more lately, as artists around the world feel compelled to respond to some of the ugliness they see in the world. While it may be true that artists … Continue reading

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Thanks, Climate Change. Extreme Weather Wreaking Havoc Across Globe | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

‘Biblical’ flooding in the UK has forced hundreds of evacuations, while fatal storms in U.S. have killed at least 43 people Source: Thanks, Climate Change. Extreme Weather Wreaking Havoc Across Globe | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for … Continue reading

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2015 – The year Russia exposed Western barbarism — RT Op-Edge

2015 was the year Russia exposed the barbaric nature of Western powers, from their criminal conspiracy for regime change in Syria, to aggression against Yemen, Iran, Russia, China and any country that does not toe the line. Source: 2015 – … Continue reading

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Rouhani calls on Muslims to ‘correct image of Islam’ worldwide — RT News

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has called upon all Muslims to improve the image of Islam recently tarnished by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), which is associated with “killing, violence, whips, extortion and injustice.” Source: Rouhani calls on Muslims to ‘correct … Continue reading

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15 times politicians did the right thing in 2015.

You may not always agree with these politicians, but let’s give credit where credit is due. Source: 15 times politicians did the right thing in 2015.

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Downing of the Russian jet by Turkey, and what that means for the ongoing war in Syria.

December 8, 2015 John Wight – Episode 26 Audio Player 00:00:02 01:18:34 Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Podcast: Play in new window | Download This week Eric welcomes to CounterPunch Radio author, political analyst, and regular … Continue reading

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Sofia, an eight-year-old girl who became terrified that Donald Trump would soon kick her out of her own country for being Muslim, found support from US service members after her

0 #IWillProtectYou: Members Of American Armed Forces Reassure 8-Year-Old Muslim Girl Frightened By Donald Trump  

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“Moderate Muslims don’t speak out enough against the hijacking of their religion”

Conservative Media’s Demand That Muslims Atone For Terrorism Is A Rigged Game

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The Murdoch empire strikes back – Al Jazeera English

We examine Rupert Murdoch’s relationship with the UK government; plus, Nigeria’s ‘brown-envelope’ journalists. Source: The Murdoch empire strikes back – Al Jazeera English

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Al Jazeera has just been exposed for blocking an article criticizing one of its closest allies, Saudi Arabia.

1 Mainstream Media Bias: Al Jazeera Blocks Article Criticizing Saudi Arabia For Human Rights Violations December 27th, 2015 | by Amando Flavio When we talk of Mainstream Media bias, we are not joking. It is real. It is happening. Some … Continue reading

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Freedom USA Planned

Bombshell: United States Planned To Exterminate Civilians Living In East Berlin, Moscow And Beijing During The Cold War December 26th, 2015 | by Amando Flavio It has emerged that the United States of America planned during the Cold War era … Continue reading

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Israel isn’t denying that it uses torture, it’s justifying it | +972 Magazine

Responding to a right-wing campaign accusing it of torturing ‘Jewish terrorism’ suspects, Israel’s domestic intelligence agency basically admits doing so, and insists it is acting within the law. Last week’s episode of “This American Life”… Source: Israel isn’t denying that … Continue reading

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Israel’s extremists aren’t as fringe as you think | +972 Magazine

If a video of religious youth stabbing a photo of a murdered Palestinian infant isn’t enough to convince mainstream Israel that there is a problem, what will? Celebrants at a Jerusalem wedding for a couple… Source: Israel’s extremists aren’t as … Continue reading

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System Change Not Climate Change

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Half of Beijing and Shanghai population now middle class by income, says report: Shanghaiist

A recent report published by Chinese academics looking at the income Source: Half of Beijing and Shanghai population now middle class by income, says report: Shanghaiist

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List of Palestinians killed from October 1st – December 26th – International Middle East Media Center

The following is a list of names of all Palestinians shot and killed by Israeli fire in the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, including one in the Negev, in the period between Thursday October 1st and … Continue reading

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Spain Says “No”

For the third time in a year, the tight-fisted, austerity policies of the European Union (EU) took a beating, as Spanish voters crushed their rightwing government and overturned four decades of two… Source: Spain Says “No”

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Free Trade Explained In An Excellent Comic

Source: Free Trade Explained In An Excellent Comic

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