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an asshole’s speech


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Al Jazeera English – Europe – EU endorses Goldstone report


Al Jazeera English – Europe – EU endorses Goldstone report.

UN Secretary-General calls for more ambitious targets as G8 Summit ends


From UNEP L’Aquila (Italy), 10 July 2009 – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the G8 agreement on a long term goal to reduce emissions by 80 per cent by 2050, but says it is still not enough to reach a fair, effective climate agreement in Copenhagen Summit in December. Mr. Ban called for more […]

Healthcare Reform or the Next Trail of Tears?


Climate change slowing China’s drive to end poverty


From Reuters By Emma Graham-Harrison   BEIJING, June 17 (Reuters) – Climate change is making some of the poorest people in China even more destitute and undermining the development that has been a cornerstone of Communist rule, academics and campaigners said on Wednesday.   The most poverty-stricken parts of the country are often also the […]

Israel’s war crimes


From Le Monde Diplomatique Israel blamed its earlier wars on the threat to its security, even that against Lebanon in 1982. However, its assault on Gaza was not justified and there are international calls for an investigation. But is there the political will to make Israel account for its war crimes? by Richard Falk For […]

CIA chief believes Cheney almost wants U.S. attacked


From Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – CIA director Leon Panetta says it’s almost as if former vice president Dick Cheney would like to see another attack on the United States to prove he is right in criticizing President Barack Obama for abandoning the “harsh interrogation” of terrorism suspects. “I think he smells some blood in the […]

Israel ‘perplexed’ by Solana-Hezbollah talks


From PressTV  An unprecedented meeting between the EU foreign policy chief and an official from Lebanon’s Hezbollah has left Israel ‘perplexed’, an Israeli official says. “This meeting left us perplexed, and we dare hope that Mr. Solana took advantage of the occasion to press for a disarming of Hezbollah and for the end of the […]

Senior EU official holds talks with Hezbollah


By HUSSEIN DAKROUB   BEIRUT (AP) — The European Union’s foreign affairs chief held talks Saturday with a Hezbollah legislator in the first meeting between a senior EU diplomat and the Iranian-backed militant Shiite group. The meeting was part of an outreach by European powers to Hezbollah, which the United States and Israel consider a terrorist […]

Israel’s Nuclear Weapons Program


From Nuclear Archive Israel is believed to possess the largest and most sophisticated arsenal outside of the five declared nuclear powers. Israel has never admitted possessing nuclear weapons, but abundant information is available showing that the capability exists. A short essay on the history of Israel’s nuclear weapons program April 1997 revelations about Israeli-South African […]