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Defying US, Sweden to Recognize Palestine (First in Western Europe)

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The prime minister of the Kingdom of Sweden on Friday said that the country would recognize the State of Palestine, becoming the first major Western European state to do…

How Stupid Can CNN Hosts Get about Muslims with Reza Aslan? THIS STUPID.

Sam Seder “Watch as Reza Aslan schools CNN anchors and Bill Maher on their Islamophobia…” Sam Seder: “How Stupid Can CNN Hosts Get? THIS STUPID”

Expansion of Morocco’s Largest Solar Complex to Provide 1.1 Million Moroccans with Clean Energy

World Bank WASHINGTON, September 30, 2014­ – The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors approved today a US$519 million project to support Morocco’s ongoing efforts to reduce its dependency on fossil…

The Alamo of the Kurds: Kobane Near Falling to ISIL

By Juan Cole Ismat Sheikh, commander of the Kurdish forces at the border town of Kobane (Ain al-Arab) that is besieged by ISIL tanks and artillery, says that he expects massacres of…

35,000 Walruses Can’t be Wrong about Climate Change: Crowd beach b/c “extreme retreat of sea ice”

ODN/ ITN “Photographed on Saturday, images were taken of at least 35,000 walruses who beached themselves on a remote Alaskan coastline. The huge gathering was spotted during the National Oceanic and Atmospheric…

In Iraqi Classrooms, Sunni Muslim Extremists Ban Evolution, Patriotism And Literature

By Ahmad Mohammed | Kirkuk | via Niqash.org In areas under the control of Sunni Muslim extremists, teachers have been issued a special set of instructions. Among other things they say that…

As the Globe Warms, So Does the Climate Movement

By Todd Gitlin via Tomdispatch.com Less than two weeks have passed and yet it isn’t too early to say it: the People’s Climate March changed the social map — many maps, in…

7 Surprising Reasons Turkey is entering war on ISIL

By Juan Cole The Turkish parliament voted by a large margin Thursday to allow Turkish troops to make incursions into neighboring countries if necessary to defeat the so-called Islamic State of Iraq…

The Syrian War comes to Lebanon as Sidon Explodes into Violence

The Syrian civil war spilled over onto Lebanon dramatically on Sunday and again on Monday morning when violent clashes broke out between the Salafi militia of Sheikh Ahmad Asir in Sidon and the Lebanese army and Shiite Hizbullah fighters. The army maintains that the Salafis (hard line Sunni Muslims influenced by Saudi Arabia’s Wahhabism) attacked [...]

Top Ten Ways US TV News are Screwing us Again on NSA Surveillance Story (Iraq Redux)

US television news is a danger to the security of the United States. First, it is so oriented to ratings that it cannot afford to do unpopular reports (thus, it ignored al-Qaeda and the Taliban for the most part before 9/11). Second, it is so oriented toward the halls of power inside the Beltway that [...]