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Trump's Bluster at the United Nations

United Nations General Assembly

Donald Trump's appearance before the General Assembly of the United Nations could have been a rare highlight of his chaotic young presidency. If Trump had just repeated his inauguration address, the audience would have burst out in gales of laughter.

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Despair of Despair


My optimism about the future of Israel irritates a lot of people. How can I be an optimist in view of what's happening here every day? The practical annexation of occupied territories? The mistreatment of the Arabs? The implantation of poisonous settlements?

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The American Führerprinzip


Why is the president of the United States expected to rush to a weather disaster zone to reassure the victims? Why do distressed people want to be comforted by the president, any president?

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Remembering Ebrahim Yazdi

Ebrahim Yazdi

For all those dedicated to the attainment of real democracy, the name and life of Ebrahim Yazdi is a precious legacy worth reflecting upon because it has so much to teach us today.

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Book Review: Max S. Powers' America's Nuclear Wastelands (2008)

Max S. Powers' America's Nuclear Wastelands (2008)

Two weeks ago on a conference call between half a dozen long-time activists working for safer storage of the vast pile of nuclear waste at San Onofre (3.5 million pounds, approximately, of spent reactor fuel) Mike Aguirre, the lawyer who had just settled a nothingburger with Southern California Edison that took his law firm out of the running to help local residents fight against SoCalEd's cost-saving plan to store the waste in flimsy thin-walled so-called "stainless" steel cans, on the promise that SCE would keep on trying to find someone else to take the waste (which they had been trying to do for decades anyway and were going to continue to try to do) Mike recommended a book he had read, and -- after misnaming the author several times -- said it's where he figured out the solution to the problem, and he wanted us all to read it. Did not offer to send copies.

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Children of Stones

For god's sake, are they cra...

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Trading Jerusalem for Iran

US and the two Gulf states see...

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Trump & Co.’s Vile Anti-Immigrationism

U.S. Citizenship and Immigra...

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German Politicians condemn Anti-Israel Protest as ‘Anti-Semitism’

President Trump's unilateral...

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From Barak to Trump

Ehud Barak has "broken the s...

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Ojo! More Disasters are Ready to Happen in the Middle East

Spanish colloquial word, Ojo, ...

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