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News :: Human Rights
Solving Hamas-Fatah Impasse
17 Jul 2007
I was reading a news article on former Palestinian Information minister Dr Mustafa Barghouthi on An Najah University's (Nablus, Palestine) website when I stumbled upon this article on a Palestinian solution to the impasse between Fatah & Hamas below. It calls for reform of the PLO, dissolvement of the emergency gov, Hamas gov, & to end the current factionalism running rampant in territories by allowing all factions to join a new reformed government composed of other political parties: PLEASE DISTRIBUTE WIDELY
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News :: International
Iran demands Japan's oil payments in yen, not US dollars
17 Jul 2007
Iran has sent a letter to Japanese refiners, signed by Ali A Arshi, the general manager of crude marketing and exports for Iran's national Iranian Oil Company, according to a report by Bloomberg. The letter asks for yen payments "for any/all of your forthcoming Iranian crude oil liftings." The request is for all shipments "effective immediately".
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News :: War and Militarism
Property/Casualty Insurance Industry Losing Steam as it Faces Increasing Threats of Terror
16 Jul 2007
This year’s prediction is more ominous. Climate forecasters are not very optimistic either as they expect 10 hurricanes will hit the United States this year and half of those will be major storms. Fears of major terrorist offensive this summer were raised with the recent car bomb attacks in London and Glasgow.
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LOCAL Commentary :: War and Militarism
Private Security Companies & Fascism
16 Jul 2007
Several issues about private mercenaries have come to the forefront. However one important issue has “not” come to our attention. The issue that needs investigation is the “fact” that any private security employee could be taking secret orders (such as those of a subversive nature) from any special interest, political front or political power—including the taking of orders from other intelligence agencies or even mafia-like gangsters.
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Commentary :: International
FILIPINO EDUCATOR ASSAILS CORRUPT ARROYO DICTATORSHIP IN THE PHILIPPINES
16 Jul 2007
World-renowned Filipino educator Dr. Francisco Nemenzo, former president of the University of the Philippines, and head of the coalition, LABAN NG MASA, repeats his call for the establishment of a revolutionary transitional government to replace the corrupt, brutal and illegitimate Arroyo regime backed by Bush neocons and the predatory corporate elite. The following article provides a background to Dr. Nemenzo's principled critique of U.S.-Arroyo state terrorism.
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News :: Social Welfare
The Waiting Game: PAUL KRUGMAN - Health Care; Bush To Bomb Iran +
16 Jul 2007
KRUGMAN: The opponents of universal health care appear to have run out of honest arguments.

THE COMPLETE ARTICLE AND MORE
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Commentary :: Education : Human Rights : International : Media : Social Welfare
Bush, health and education
16 Jul 2007
caricatura135.jpgwill not refer to Bush's health and education, but to that of his neighbors. It was not an improvised declaration. The AP agency tells us what his opening words were: "Tenemos corazones grandes en este país" (We have big hearts in this country); he said this in Spanish in front of 250 representatives of private and religious groups, foundations and NGOs who had come to Washington with all expenses paid by his government...
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News :: Human Rights : International : Politics
Baluchistan demands its freedom : Mehran Baluch
15 Jul 2007
Baluchistan demands its freedom : Mehran Baluch discusses the Baluch struggle
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Announcement :: Human Rights : International : Labor : Organizing : Politics
Letter to the Philippine President on widespread violations of human, democratic, workers' and trade union rights
15 Jul 2007
The Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL) hereby raises to your office as Chief Executive of the land our concerns about the reports that at the International Labor Organization Conference Committee on Standards meeting held in Geneva, the Philippine representative rejected said committee's recommendation for the ILO to send a high-level mission to the Philippines to look into the case of involuntarily disappeared and murdered trade union activists and leaders.
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News :: Human Rights
Top Ten “Fry Mumia” Myths Debunked (Myth #1)
15 Jul 2007
The following is the first in a series of ten articles I have written answering the top ten myths being circulated by those who advocate execution or continued prison for Mumia Abu-Jamal.
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