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The “Leaders” And The “People”: Who Failed Whom?(Kashmir)

By Mohammad Ashraf 04 February, 2016 Countercurrents.org (The debate as to who has let down whoneeds to first consider the ground situationinKashmir and the actions of its two neighbours, overt as well as covert!) Sometime back a debate had started regarding the “leaders” and the “people”. There were many opinions …

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The West Is Reduced To Looting Itself

By Paul Craig Roberts 31 January, 2016 Countercurrents.org Myself, Michael Hudson, John Perkins, and a few others have reported the multi-pronged looting of peoples by Western economic institutions, principally the big New York Banks with the aid of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Third World countries were and are looted …

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Global News Snippets 2 February

European UN ‘peacekeepers’ accused of shocking sexual abuse of children in CAR Umar Stambuli – Cii Radio | 21 Rabi ul Akhir 1437/01 February 2016 Their sole mandate was to bring peace in Central African Republic (CAR).But the foreign military forces tasked with this job failed short of protecting the …

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Another Arab Spring is coming to Egypt

The re-solidification of an authoritarian order and the impending uprising in Egypt. 24 Jan 2016 An opposition demonstrator throws a stone during rioting with pro-Mubarak supporters near Tahrir Square in Cairo (2011) [ REUTERS] ABOUT THE AUTHOR Mohamad Elmasry Dr Mohamad Elmasry is an assistant professor in the Department of …

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It was not suicide, it was MURDER – Guantanamo

It was not suicide, it was MURDER – Fmr. Guantanamo guard spills the beans on lethal CIA activities at prison news.com.au | 10 Rabi ul Akhir 1437/21 January 2016 A former Guantanamo Bay guard has spoken for the first time about what he claims was a CIA murder of detainees, …

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The USA dropped at least 23144 bombs on Muslim countries in 2015

AlterNet | 09 Rabi ul Akhir 1437/20 January 2016 Council of Foreign Relations resident skeptic Micah Zenko recently tallied up how many bombs the United States has dropped on other countries and the results are as depressing as one would think. Zenko figured that since Jan. 1, 2015, the U.S. has dropped …

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Obama’s Tears

By John Chuckman 08 January, 2016 Countercurrents.org Had I seen the image of Obama, weeping over American gun deaths, seven years ago, I know I would have been deeply moved. It would have reinforced my view of him then as an empathetic, bright, and progressive politician. And I did then, …

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Starving to death in the Syrian town of Madaya

Residents in besieged Syrian town forced to eat insects, plants to avoid starvation Agencies | 26 Rabi ul Awwal/07January 2015 Up to 40,000 civilians are slowly starving to death in the Syrian town of Madaya, activists have warned, after six months under a punishing siege. Encircled by land mines and …

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Egypt’s continued strangulation of Gaza

New York Times and Agencies | Something drove Ishaq Khalil Hassan, 28, into the Mediterranean last week, to walk naked in the shallow surf, to attempt what has become all but impossible for Palestinians: an escape from the Gaza Strip. Palestinian officials insisted that Mr. Hassan, who tried to wade …

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