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Ronnie Kasrils: Whither Palestine? (Part One)

The Daily Maverick 27 Jul 2015 11:36 (South Africa) RONNIE KASRILS ponders the way forward for Palestine as he pays tribute to the late Egyptian scholar and writer Abdelwahab Elmessiri, an authority on English literature and the Palestinian cause, in excerpts from a commemorative lecture at a Middle East Monitor (MEMO) event in London. Watch […]

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Ramzy Baroud: The deep roots of Turkey’s war on ISIL

Ramzy Baroud is an internationally-syndicated columnist, a media consultant, an author. The change in Turkey’s attitude in the war on ISIL is motivated by deeply complex international and domestic issues. Al Jazeera 28 Jul 2015 09:52 GMT July 23 signalled a major shift in Turkey’s policy towards Syria when its fighter jets began pounding Islamic […]

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Is Saudi Arabia warming up to the Muslim Brotherhood?

Amid continued ISIL expansion and a perceived threat from Iran, Saudi Arabia has been searching for new allies. Ali Al-Arian Al Jazeera 29 Jul 2015 10:15 During the past few weeks, Saudi Arabia has hosted a number of Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated leaders, including Rachid Ghannouchi, the leader of Ennahda party in Tunisia; Abdul Majeed Zindani, the […]

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Justin Raimondo: Rand Paul: Fraud, Failure, Liar — This time, he’s crossed the Rubicon

Justin Raimondo is the editorial director of, and a senior fellow at the Randolph Bourne Institute. He is a contributing editor at The American Conservative, and writes a monthly column for Chronicles. He is the author of Reclaiming the American Right: The Lost Legacy of the Conservative Movement [Center for Libertarian Studies, 1993; Intercollegiate […]

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Erdogan in China amid tension over treatment of Uighurs

Turkey president to meet Chinese counterpart in bid to improve souring ties over Beijing’s treatment of Uighur minority. Al Jazeera 29 Jul 2015 08:54 GMT Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in Beijing to hold talks with his Chinese counterpart and other senior officials amid increased tensions between the two countries over China’s treatment […]

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Richard Falk: Alliance Blackmail: Israel’s Opposition to the Iran Nuclear Agreement

Richard Falk is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Palestinian human rights. An international law and international relations scholar who taught at Princeton University for forty years, since 2002 Falk has lived in Santa Barbara, California, and taught at the local campus of the University of California in Global and International Studies and since 2005 […]

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