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Economic Dimensions Militarized Palestine

by JBB — last modified May 14, 2017 11:52 AM
Alaa Tartir of the Palestinian Policy Network explains that the Palestinian Economy is unable to grow or develop because the Israeli occupation controls all aspects of the economy | TRNN

Colombia's Christian Alt-Right

by JBB — last modified May 14, 2017 11:45 AM
Andrés Gonzáles | Jacobin | In Colombia, Internet personalities and religious leaders mobilize opposition to the peace process by drumming-up fears of sexual diversity and “gender ideology.”

Patrick Cockburn: Arming the Kurds: Trump’s Syrian Gambit | Counter Punch

by Faiz Ahmed — last modified May 11, 2017 07:21 PM
"Mr Erdogan is to see Mr Trump for the first time in Washington on 16-17 May and will seek to persuade him to reverse his policy towards the Syrian Kurds, but he is unlikely to succeed. In his final days in office, President Obama had also decided to send heavier equipment to the YPG, indicating that the pro-Kurdish policy has broad support in the US."

The Great Division: the Return of Nationalism

by JBB — last modified May 08, 2017 07:18 PM
by Patrick Cockburn | CounterPunch | How did all this happen? In many respects, globalisation has turned out to be more destructive to the status quo than communism ever was. In its name, nationalism was discarded and derided by ruling elites who had an economically respectable reason to distance themselves from the rest of society and did not see that they were cutting through the branch on which they were sitting.
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