The Dangers of Religious Primitivism

By stirring up the Middle East – from Western exploitation of oil to Zionist expulsion of Palestinians – Christians and Jews set in motion today’s “clash of civilizations” with Islam and launched all three religions on a path toward dangerous primitivism, a threat to humanity’s future, writes Lawrence Davidson. By Lawrence Davidson Lawrence Davidson is […]

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Israel’s PR gaffes expose its racist atmosphere

Israel is increasingly isolated and adrift, cast away on a wave of its own delusion. Rachel Shabi Rachel Shabi is a journalist and author of Not the Enemy: Israel’s Jews from Arab Lands. Al Jazeera 26 Jun 2015 05:53 GMT This isn’t an attempt to compile a “most racist” scorecard of nations. But the offensive […]

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Vatican signs first treaty with ‘State of Palestine,’ backs two-state solution

By JPOST.COM STAFF, REUTERS, HERB KEINON \ The Jerusalem Post 06/26/2015 13:44 The Vatican signed its first treaty with the “State of Palestine” on Friday, calling for “courageous decisions” to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a two-state solution. Israel expressed disappointment last month at the Vatican’s announcement that it reached the outline of an agreement […]

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Chrome update turns browsers into covert listening tools

By Cory Doctorow BOING BOING at 6:00 am Wed, Jun 24, 2015 The default behavior of hotword, a new, black-box module in Chrome (and its free/open cousin, Chromium) causes it to silently switch on your computer’s microphone and send whatever it hears to Google. Google says that hotword isn’t supposed to switch on unless users […]

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Canadian aboriginal activist stands up to Israel

Canadian First Nations chief boards Gaza flotilla to protest against worldwide scourge of colonialism. Antonia Zerbisias Antonia Zerbisias is an award-winning Canadian journalist. She has been a reporter and TV host for the Toronto Star, the CBC, as well as the Montreal correspondent for Variety trade paper. Al Jazeera 26 Jun 2015 08:40 GMT Robert […]

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Egypt’s fear of the beard

The campaign against Islamic political movements has extended to appearance, and the beard is one of the main targets Belal Darder Middle East Eye Tuesday 23 June 2015 14:47 UTC see photos and video http://www.middleeasteye.net/in-depth/features/fear-beard-1007632928 Since Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi rose to power, officially one year ago but in practice since the armed forces’ […]

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