Six Californias, one free-market paradise

By Kate Aronoff by Kate Aronoff (JD Lasica/Flickr) As a New Jersey native, I’ve fantasized many times about splitting the state in two. No longer having to specify that I’m from southern New Jersey — land of gorgeous beaches, the… Read more →

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BuzzFeed Reviewing Stories Of Editor After Plagiarism Charges Made

Repeat after me: Copying and pasting someone’s work is called “plagiarism” — BuzzFeed Benny (@bennyjohnson) July 23, 2014 BuzzFeed has now confirmed that one of its editors, Benny Johnson, is having his work reviewed after being accused of plagiarizing work from other outlets including The New York Times, Wikipedia, Heritage Foundation, National Review Online, U.S. News & World Report and Yahoo! Answers.

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Tension mounts as instability grips Kenya

By New Internationalist Al-Shabaab attacks continue and death toll rises while politicians squabble, reports Henry Owino. Read on….

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A word with Josie Long

By New Internationalist The comedian and activist has no time for monarchs, politicians or estate agents. But, as she tells Jo Lateu, positive people get her heart racing. Read on…

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Israel Kills 15 At UN School As Protests Rock West Bank

While Israel continually congratulates itself for sometimes texting Palestinian families to evacuate their homes before blowing them up, the IDF is also striking the places those families are evacuating to. Yesterday 15 people were killed and dozens wounded at a UN school in Gaza after Israel struck the facility. UN personnel were among the casualties with Israel saying people were allegedly told to leave the school three days before it was attacked.

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John Kerry arrives in Tel Aviv to broker peace deal amid travel ban | The Independent

US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Israel to conduct peace negotiations despite a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ban on flying to the region. For more information about peacenews.org, visit the website.

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The Roundup for July 24th, 2014
The Roundup for July 24th, 2014 The Roundup for July 24th, 2014

Hey folks, enjoy your Thursday with an important topic from the Presidents of the United States. International Politics Overall – Henry Giroux: “ Killing Machines and the Madness of Militarism: From Gaza to Afghanistan ” – A UN school, where Palestinians were sheltered to escape from Israeli bombings, was bombed by Israel and at least 15 were killed – As much as elites want to separate themselves from the statement that they created groups like the Islamic State, the fact of the matter is that they did – Amy Goodman: “ Overcoming the Media Blockade in Gaza ” – In what is certainly humorous, Egyptian security electronically scanned Secretary of State John Kerry before meeting with government officials Middle East – Journalist Yousef Al-Helou talks to  The Real News  about losing his family members due to an Israeli airstrike and what the genocide by Israel represents – Chris Hedges: “ The Palestinians’ Right to Self-Defense ” – Journalist Lia Tarachansky explains the protests occurring in Israel against what is happening in Gaza, especially repression of anti-war protests in the West Bank by the Palestinian Authority – Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iranian Supreme Leader, suggested a referendum to determine the form of government they live under and also for the West Bank to arm themselves if the former does not happen Africa – Part two of three with Baba Aye who explains the contribution by large oil companies in forming Boko Haram – Egypt asserted “f oreign intelligence service ” were behind an attack on a checkpoint that killed 22 people – As a result of security concerns, all Peace Corps volunteers in Kenya were pulled out Europe – A new survey found 34.6 percent of Greeks in the country lived on or below the poverty line last year – Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk resigns from his position over legislative inaction – An Air Algerie flight crashed with all passengers, most of whom were French, killed – Poland was found guilty  by a European court for being involved with human rights violations through the CIA’s torture program Latin America, Caribbean and Canada – In Colombia, Drummond, a U.S. coal company, allegedly funds paramilitary death squads to kill workers demanding better living conditions Financial Matters – Part three of three with Faizel Ismail on efforts to move away from global retail conglomerates and focus on trade benefiting all – Gallup: 20 percent of microbusinesses (five employees or fewer) owners state they did not take a vacation in the past year – In what is indicative of the system in India, the country’s rich will grow even richer in the upcoming years Politics US Washington USA – Pew: More Republican voters are enthusiastic and are closely following their candidate’s race than Democratic voters – The Obama administration’s silence on the bombings in Gaza is indicative of where they now stand on the Israel-Palestine issue – After the FAA lifted the ban on flights to Tel Aviv’s airport, President Obama called the ban a “ prudent decision ” Anytown USA – Gallup: 42 percent of Americans state Israel’s actions in Gaza are justified, while 39 percent disagree – Journalist Max Blumenthal talks to Rula Jebreal about her contract being terminated and appearance afterward on  All In with Chris Hayes We Don’t Need No Education – The Department of Justice will be investigating Newark, N.J., to alleged discrimination against black students Health, Hunger and Homelessness – Gallup:  74 percent of Americans oppose lowering the drinking age to 18 – A new report by the UN found 2.2 billion people, or one-third of people on Earth, are in poverty

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Meanwhile in Russia, Putin passes law against protests

By Eric Stoner by Eric Stoner Think that Red Square could eventually go the way of Kiev’s Maidan? Not if the Kremlin has anything to say about it.

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Stuck between a rock and a hard place: the legitimacy crisis that plagues the PA

By New Internationalist Raff Piccolo ponders the position of the West Bank’s leadership in an increasingly volatile political environment. Read on…. Source:      Share this: Read more →

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