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June 2011 Blog Posts (101)

Strangers at Checkpoint: Wondering How You Are Doing

It is early evening in Ram, a neighborhood in the outskirts of Jerusalem. The workers are on their way home to their

An Israeli army checkpoint in the West Bank (Mats Svensson)

 

 

By Mats Svensson

 families. The queue is long. I am sitting in my Audi, in the…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on June 30, 2011 at 9:58pm — No Comments

Violence flares anew in Cairo’s Tahrir Square

Egyptian security forces fired tear gas on protesters in Cairo during violent clashes that erupted on Tuesday evening

Like a street war between riot police and protesters

Several people injured in police clashes with Egyptian protesters who demand fall of Field…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on June 29, 2011 at 9:58pm — No Comments

Members of the African Diaspora held a press conference with the “Dignity Delegation”

                                                       

Members of the African Diaspora held a press conference with the “Dignity Delegation” today, Wednesday June 29, 2011 at 10:00…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on June 29, 2011 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

The diamond industry’s double-standard on Israel

All too aware of how bad association with war crimes is for business, the diamond industry has taken pains to evade



Diamonds are Israel’s number one export commodity.…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on June 28, 2011 at 9:02pm — No Comments

Amnesty: Egypt army vows to stop virginity tests

CAIRO - Egypt's military has vowed to stop virginity tests on female protesters, Amnesty International said on Monday,

No more virginity tests

Major General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is first identified Egyptian military official to acknowledge forced virginity tests have…

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Sudanese president visits 'strategic partner' China

Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir arrived in China on Tuesday for talks with President Hu Jintao, as the United States

'Traditional friendship between China and Sudan'

Beijing defends visit of Sudan's Bashir as leader of 'friendly country' to China amid criticism from…

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Israel Rescinds Its Warning to Gaza-Bound Journalists

Israel on Monday set aside a warning it issued the previous day that foreign journalists aboard a flotilla planning to

 

 

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Israel and U.S. Should Attend Durban Summit On Racism...

Since one of the links between power and democracy in free societies is asking questions:(1) "Is it possible to have a

A Palestinian woman reacts after a mosque was vandalized in the West Bank village of Yasuf south of Nablus, Friday, Dec. 11, 2009

 

 

Article by WN.com Correspondent Dallas Darling.

deep respect for the Jews while rejecting Zionism, which appears to be an ethnically racist belief? At the same time, can one still appreciate the United States and its limited freedoms, while disagreeing with a history of American Exceptionalism and brutal conquests? In view of…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on June 27, 2011 at 9:55pm — No Comments

Islamic Development Bank to loan Egypt 2.5 billion dollars

CAIRO - The Islamic Development Bank said on Wednesday it will grant Egypt a $2.5 billion loan to finance infrastructure…

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Defining an American State of War: 'Victory' Is the Verbal Equivalent of a Yeti

Now that Washington has at least six wars cooking (in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Yemen, and more generally,

Covert War used to mean secret war, a war “in the shadows” and so beyond the public’s gaze. Now, it means a conflict in the full glare of publicity that everybody knows about, but no one can do anything about. Today, our “covert” wars are front-page news, notes Tom Engelhardt.

 

 

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on June 26, 2011 at 10:35am — No Comments

Bankers see economic fallout from 'Arab Spring'

Arab bankers painted a sobering picture of the economic results of political upheaval in their region at a conference in

Gloomy picture

Capital flight is on the rise, budget stability is under pressure as governments are forced to increase subsidies, salaries to keep…

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The many faces of Muslim American women

What does it mean to be a Muslim woman in America today? In I Speak for Myself, 40 Muslim American women share

Personal narratives of struggles and triumphs

In I Speak for Myself, 40 Muslim American women share…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on June 25, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Israel to make life harder for Palestinian prisoners

JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday he intended to make conditions tougher for

Israel again resorts to collective punishment

Netanyahu to punish Palestinians in Israeli jails with new 'measures' on fifth anniversary of capture of…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on June 25, 2011 at 12:56am — No Comments

Weak Israel resorts to spying:Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah

Weak Israel resorts to spying: Nasrallah

Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah
 
 
Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah says Israel is not capable of…
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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on June 24, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Palestine

Slide Show On Palestine

 

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Rebels may allow Gathafi to stay in Libya

PARIS - Libya's rebel movement is in indirect contact with members of Moamer Gathafi's regime and may be prepared

'Contacts are underway'

Libya's rebels insist that Gathafi must agree to leave power, not take part in any post-revolutionary…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on June 24, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Private Prisons Spend Millions On Lobbying To Put More People In Jail

Yesterday, the Justice Policy Institute (JPI) released a report chronicling the political strategies of private prison

 

companies “working to make money through harsh policies and longer sentences.” The report’s authors note that while the total…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on June 23, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Egypt Planning Minister rejects IMF and World Bank

 Egypt Planning Minister Rejects IMF And World Bank

 loans as "incompatible with national interest"

Egyptian Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Fayza Aboul Naga has been quoted by Egyptian papers as saying that Egypt will not be accepting any conditional loans from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) or the World…

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Key points of Israel's 5-year blockade on Gaza

JERUSALEM - Israel imposed a blockade on Gaza in 2006 after militants snatched Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. The ban on

Toilet paper and soap were among the products that Israel banned from entering Gaza

Although Israeli ban on civilian goods and foodstuffs entering…

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Added by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on June 23, 2011 at 7:07pm — No Comments

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