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Wall Street Journal Argument that Gazan Civilians Aren’t Innocent Is the Exact Same One Bin Laden Used To Justify 9/11

American Academic Embraces the Logic of Terrorists Yesterday, Matt Breuning pointed out the insanity of a Wall Street Journal op/ed trying to justify Israel’s killing of civilians in Gaza: In the Wall Street Journal , Thane Rosenbaum [from NYU school of law ] opines on the civilian status of the killed Gazans: The asymmetry is complicated even further by the status of these civilians. Under such maddening circumstances, are the adults, in a legal and moral sense, actual civilians? To qualify as a civilian one has to do more than simply look the part.

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Who Wants All Your Attention on “Hamas” and “Rockets,” and Why
Who Wants All Your Attention on “Hamas” and “Rockets,” and Why Who Wants All Your Attention on “Hamas” and “Rockets,” and Why

European colonizers invaded the North American continent, surrounded Native Americans, herded them into ghettos,  tortured  and  exterminated  them -  men, women, children, and babies alike  -  stole their land, and took it over for themselves . Under now-binding international law, those were war crimes.

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Expired Meat Was on the Menu at McDonald’s, KFC and Other Fast Food Restaurants in China

A Starbucks in Beijing. Photo by Flickr user byLorena.

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Gitxsan: They are still trying to appease us with beads and trinkets

A $12-million provincial offer to Gitxsan chiefs to clear the way for gas pipeline development is inadequate and ill-timed, community leaders say. The offer is part of the B.C. government’s efforts to reach agreements with at least 30 First Nations in northern B.C.

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Experimented on as a child in a BC residential school, Alvin Dixon has died

Alvin Dixon remembered being so hungry as a child that he had to steal food. Mr. Dixon was a survivor of the residential school school system, and a victim of a government-run malnutrition experiment

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New Study Confirms That Friends Have Similar DNA

Learning Mind | Our friends seem to be genetically more similar to us than strangers, according to a new U.S. scientific study led by prominent Greek-American professor of sociology and medicine at Yale University Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler, professor of medical genetics and political science at the University of California. The researchers, who made the relevant publication in the Journal of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), analyzed the genome of 1,932 people and compared pairs of friends with pairs of strangers

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Ghana: Seminar On Anti-Corruption At Nsawam

[Ghana Govt.]The Deputy Commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Mr Richard Quayson has charged Ghanaians to be responsible in the fight against corruption in all aspects of the society. According to him we tended to look unconcerned when a fellow was dealing in corrupt practices and assume that it was the sole responsibility of CHRAJ to check these practices.

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B.C. government offers Gitxsan First Nation $12-million signing bonus for pipeline deal.

Mark Hume   — The Globe and Mail The B.C. government has written directly to about 60 hereditary chiefs of the Gitxsan First Nation, outlining a multimillion-dollar gas-pipeline benefits deal.

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More than 5.5 million people affected by largest typhoon to hit China in 40 years

Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies Country: China By Francis Markus, IFRC The Red Cross Society of China deployed emergency teams and mobilised relief supplies to help communities battered by Super Typhoon Rammasun, described as the severest storm to hit the country in more than 40 years. “We have to start supporting the affected communities to recover and reconstruct their homes now, although our own premises are also in a mess; the roof and windows were broken by strong winds. The water and electricity has been cut off in most places

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President Bashar al-Assad sworn in for a new term, addresses Syrians in milestone speech

Damascus, SANA – President Bashar al-Assad was sworn in Wednesday before the members of the People’s Assembly. Following the swearing-in ceremony, the President delivered a speech in which he first saluted the Syrian people. Below is the full text of the President’s speech following the swearing-in ceremony: Honourable Syrians, Free Syrian Revolutionaries, Three years and four months have passed since some declared, on your behalf: “The People want.”  Yes, The People wanted….

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