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News :: Civil & Human Rights

Solving Hamas-Fatah Impasse

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 Relations

Iran demands Japan's oil payments in yen, not US dollars

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 :: Miscellaneous

Property/Casualty Insurance Industry Losing Steam as it Faces Increasing Threats of Terror

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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News :: Animal Rights : Children : Education : Media

Mad Dogs and English Men

Do they breed English men the same way that they breed pit bulls? Duh! Lets breed this dog with the Bulldog again.

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News :: Globalization : International Relations : Media : Miscellaneous : Peace & War

Early Warning that We are in a Summer Danger Zone

Communication between Cpt. Eric H. May and CHASE UNTERMEYER US Ambassador to Qatar.

Captain Eric H. May


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Announcement :: Civil & Human Rights : Crime & Police : International Relations : Labor & Class : Protest Activity

Letter to the Philippine President on widespread violations of human, democratic, workers' and trade union rights

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 :: Civil & Human Rights : Prisons : Right Wing

Top Ten “Fry Mumia? Myths Debunked (Myth #1)

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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News :: Environment : Peace & War : Right Wing

Dr. Wasfi: "For Iraqis, it's 9/11 every day."

Dr. Wasfi concluded her prepared remarks with this question: " Since 1958, Iraqis have hoped that each regime change might bring a better life. Have they hit rock bottom now?"

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News :: International Relations

Kissinger-led U.S. group attends closed debate at Putin home

A group of Russian and U.S. dignitaries gathered Friday at the presidential residence near Moscow behind closed doors in a bid to repair shattered ties.

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News :: International Relations

Horn of Africa: Up to $140.7M in Djibouti for Camp Lemonier

Djibouti is an important base for western navies, the French Foreign Legion, and the US Marines. It sits at the entrance to the Red Sea, astride the passage from the Indian Ocean to the Suez Canal.

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