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Journalism - The New Subversion

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So the New Subversion, according to the BBC, is the tactic of “Stealing information and releasing it” – notice the careful use of the word “releasing” – not ‘selling’ or ‘passing on to a foreign power’.

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Saudi-Iranian rivalry fuels potential nuclear race

Saudi Arabia is developing nuclear energy and potentially a nuclear weapons capability.

Saudi-Iranian rivalry

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Nazi Germany’s (and America’s) Drug War

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In reading an interesting review of a book entitled “Hitler’s Little Helper” in last Sunday’s New York Times, I was struck by the following sentence, “Ohler documents the persistent intertwining of anti-Semitic rhetoric with the Nazis’ war on drugs, the laws passed in 1933 that threatened addicts with imprisonment and sterilization, and the encouragement to neighbors and co-workers to denounce habitual users — especially of cocaine and morphine — to the police.”

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University of Terror

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Some days ago, a man committed an act of terrorism in the center of London, a city I love. He ran over several persons on Westminster Bridge, stabbed a policeman to death and approached the doors of Parliament, where he was shot dead.

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Death. Readiness is All *

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It is the one great certainty in life – the shared inevitability for all humanity, and yet death and dying is rarely discussed. In the west and Christian countries more broadly it’s largely feared, pushed away until the body falls into fragility, the urge to rest becomes overwhelming and we’re no longer bothered. Then death becomes a blessing, a ‘merciful release’ as a dear friend use to say.

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