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On a Course Leading to Tragedy: John Kerry in Lima

‘The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru, has entered its final day of scheduled talks. Deep divisions remain between wealthy and developing nations on emission cuts and over how much the world’s largest polluters should help poorer nations address climate change. 239 more words

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Seymour Hersh Going Underground

‘Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the war against ISIS. Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh says there is a fatal flaw in democracies that leaves them pushing for war, and says the US and its allies have for years funded the extremist groups which became ISIS, and fed us a narrative that is very hard to change. 75 more words

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Obama in the Hindu Kush, 2015 or Who is not coming Home???

Last month, Mark Mazzetti and Eric Schmitt wrote that “President Obama decided in recent weeks to authorize a more expansive mission for the military in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, a move that ensures American troops will have a direct role in fighting in the war-ravaged country for at least another year. 576 more words

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The Big Picture: Conversation with Phil Donahue

‘In tonight’s special hour-long ‘Conversations with Great Minds’ Thom talks with legendary Talk Show Host Phil Donahue, Co-Director of the film Body of War (18 November 2014)’.

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IS Beheadings: Catherine Shakdam

(16 November 2014)

‘For the past 7 years Catherine Shakdam worked as a political risk analyst for Wikistrat – a geostrategic analysis firm – and commentator for the Middle East with a special focus on Yemen. 35 more words

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Abdullah Öcalan ve Özgürlük Yolları: HDP & PKK

‘Halkların Demokratik Partisi (HDP) Eş Genel Başkanı Figen Yüksekdağ, özgürleşme yolunda ilerlediklerini ve mesafenin kısaldığını söyledi. Kendileri açısından artık zaferin dilinin konuştuğunu ifade eden Yüksekdağ, “Bütün bir toplumu özgürleştirirken bu toplumsal davanın lideri olan sayın Abdullah Öcalan’ı özgürleştirecek yolu da açıyoruz.” dedi (17 Kasım 2014). 104 more words

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