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Paul Krugman Warns That Severe Austerity Measures Are Pushing Countries to the Brink of Fascism
World  (tags: austerity, finance, financial crisis, fascism, debt )

Freya
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
The problem with ideologues is that they do not learn from their mistakes, not even after they repeat them and things go wrong again. Paul Krugman returns to one of his favorite subjects in his Friday column: the mismanagement of Greece's fiscal crisis.
ACTION AMIGOS! Stop Execution!
World  (tags: mores )

Dimitris
- 1 day ago - amnesty.org.au
Call on the Indonesian Government to immediately halt the executions of five Indonesian prisoners.
Hamilton Man Facing Human Trafficking Charges
World  (tags: humanrights, world, freedoms, ethics, Human Trafficking )

Rose
- 1 day ago - durhamregion.com
The revived Hamilton police human trafficking unit has laid its first human trafficking charge against a 33-year-old man accused
Police Asked University for List of Attendees at Fracking Debate
World  (tags: fracking debate, Fracking, UK, environmental concerns )

Stephen
- 1 day ago - theguardian.com
Canterbury Christ Church University says it refused to hand over list, and Green party councillor criticises police request.
Olive Oil Traces Dating Back 8,000 Years Found in Israel
World  (tags: Israel, ancient archeolofy, olive oil )

Barbara
- 1 day ago - timesofisrael.com
Clay sherds uncovered in Lower Galilee may mark oldest evidence for use of oil in entire Middle East
Israel's Jews Trapped in Their Own Narrative
World  (tags: Israel, Disinformation and Propaganda, Jews, Occupation, Palestine, Zionism )

Jess
- 1 day ago - redressonline.com
It assumes by obvious implication that Israel's Jews are the victims in the story of Palestine that became Israel when, actually, and as the whole world is beginning to understand, they are the oppressors.
Will Cuba Now Cash 55 Years' Worth of Guantanamo Rent Checks?
World  (tags: guantanamo, cuba, detainees, raul castro, obama administration, terrorism, primary sources )

Judy
- 11 hours ago - news.vice.com
The US pays the Cuban government $4,085 annually in rent for the 45-square-mile naval base at Guantanamo Bay. Sort of.
EU Court Takes Hamas Off Terrorist Organisations List
World  (tags: EU, terrorist list, Hamas, court ruling, procedural grounds )

Evelyn
- 1 day ago - bbc.com
"The court stresses that those annulments, on fundamental procedural grounds, do not imply any substantive assessment of the question of the classification of Hamas as a terrorist group within the meaning of the common position."
Israel World's Second Most Lethal Country for Journalists in 2014, Watchdog Says
World  (tags: attacks on journalists Reporters Without, Rami Rayan, Palestine, journalists, Khaled Hamad, Human Rights Watch, al-Aqsa TV-radio, Rami Rayan, Khaled Hamad, #GazaUnderAttack, Gaza City, Shujaiya, Jabaliya, Committee to Protect Journalists, death )

Jess
- 1 day ago - electronicintifada.net
Overall, "66 journalists were murdered this year, bringing to 720 the number of journalists killed in connection with their work in the past ten years," the group states.
B'Tselem: Shoot First, Ask Questions Later: Soldiers Shoot and Gravely Injure Ahmad Hasunah, Who Posed No Threat
World  (tags: palestine, israel, West Bank, Area A, )

Evelyn
- 1 day ago - btselem.org
The incident took place in a residential neighborhood in the heart of Area A, where the Israeli military is ordinarily not present. The soldiers acted under the assumption that any person walking outside at night was suspect.
Looking Back: Schools as Killing Fields
World  (tags: violence, children, death-casualties, child welfare-rights, Peshawar, protection, schools targeted, world, terrorism, world )

Jess
- 1 day ago - aljazeera.com
A brief history of deadly attacks on schools worldwide.
Taliban Burned Teachers Alive in Pakistan School Attack
World  (tags: middle-east, Pakistan, taliban, school massacre )

Barbara
- 6 hours ago - telegraph.co.uk
Taliban attackers reserved horrific deaths for the teachers trying to save pupils at Peshawar Army Public School
U.S. Said to Find North Korea Ordered Cyberattack on Sony
World  (tags: world, society, politics, news, humans, north korea, sony, hacking, comedy, assassination, Kim Jong-un )

Darren
- 12 hours ago - nytimes.com
WASHINGTON -- American officials have concluded that North Korea was "centrally involved" in the hacking of Sony Pictures computers, even as the studio canceled the release of a far-fetched comedy about the assassination of the North's leader that is
U.S. to End Cold War-Era Standoff With Cuba
World  (tags: world, conflict, usa, Cold War, standoff, Cuba, diplomatic relations )

Darren
- 12 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
The United States and Cuba ended more than a half-century of enmity Wednesday, announcing that they would reestablish diplomatic relations and begin dismantling the last pillar of the Cold War.
âEURoeFather of Modern HematologyâEUR
World  (tags: world, news, treatment, society, research, protection, prevention, medicine, disease, cancer, hermatology, Donald Metcalf )

Darren
- 11 hours ago - the-scientist.com
Australian researcher Donald Metcalf, whose discoveries transformed cancer treatment, has passed away at age 85.
Hamas Holds Largest Military Exercise Since Op. Protective Edge
World  (tags: middle-east, Israel, hamas, terrorism )

Barbara
- 7 hours ago - care2.com
al-Qassam Brigades hold largest military training exercise since Op. Protective Edge; Israelis report hearing explosions all night.
US Slams EU Removal of Hamas From Terror Blacklist
World  (tags: middle-east, hamas, terrtorism )

Barbara
- 7 hours ago - israelnationalnews.com
Washington urges the EU to maintain sanctions on the terror organization as Hamas spokesman declares 'victory' in ruling.
France to Act Towards Returning Hamas to Terrorist Blacklist
World  (tags: middle-east, Urope, France, EU, terrorism )

Barbara
- 7 hours ago - israelnationalnews.com
France will act towards returning Hamas to the European Union's list of terrorist organizations, the French Foreign Ministry reports.
Geneva Convention Slams Israeli Settlements Activities on Palestinian Lands
World  (tags: news, Geneva Convention. Israeli settlement ex, occupation and colonization, Palestinian lands, International law violations, apartheid-zionism, Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, freedoms, UnitedNations, world, crime )

Jess
- 1 hour ago - alray.ps
The Geneva Convention forbids the transfer of civilians from the occupying power into the occupied area by force or with the encouragement of the government, for example in the Israeli settlements on the West Bank.
The Economist - Our Country of the Year - Hope Springs
World  (tags: The Economist, country of the year, 2014, Uruguay, Indonesia, Tunisia, optimism )

Evelyn
- 4 hours ago - economist.com
EVEN with the best will in the world, which, in 2014, has not been conspicuously forthcoming, the outgoing year could not be regarded as one of the planet's finest. But look closely, and amid the misery there have been reasons for optimism.
In Israel and the Occupied Territories, Discrimination Is Enshrined in the Law
World  (tags: International politics, USA, Equality, Palestine, Israel, occupation, Democracy and government, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', freedoms, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', news, world )

Jess
- 2 hours ago - opendemocracy.net
Under the two legal systems, an Israeli settler and a Palestinian, accused of the same crime, will be treated, and sentenced, very differently.
Khaled Meshaal Speaks to MEMO About the EU's Decision to Remove Hamas From Terror List .
World  (tags: goodnews, Palestine, occupation, democracy, justice, EU, HumanRights, middle-east, usa, UnitedNsations, freedom )

Jess
- 2 hours ago - middleeastmonitor.com
It would be in the European Union's best interest to align itself with international law and with legal and humanitarian norms and to refrain from violating these laws under the misguided pressure of Israel and its exploitation of the international commun
Zimbabwe Reportedly Plans to Export 'a Hundred' Baby Elephants to China
World  (tags: World, Baby Elephants, China, Zimbabwe, Animal Rights, Conservation )

Stephen
- 27 minutes ago - newsweek.com
Zimbabwe has allegedly captured dozens of baby elephants from the wild in order to export them to zoos and circuses in China, according to activist group the Zimbabwe Conservation Taskforce (ZCTF).
   

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