Are Syrian Refugees a Danger to the West?

By Arie Kruglanski, David Webber, Erica Molinario and Katarzyna Jaśko | – While today’s news is full of stories about refugees and migrants to the U.S. from Central America, the plight of those particular refugees is only part of an international migration crisis that has been going on since 2015 and has driven 25.9 million […]
| Displaced and Refugees, Syria |

Is Trump setting the US up for further al-Qaeda attacks by putting Troops in Saudi Arabia?

Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – Trump is sending US troops to be based in Saudi Arabia, and King Salman has signed off on the paperwork. Several hundred US military personnel will be at Prince Sultan Air Base, accompanying fighter jets and Patriot missile defense systems. US troops were first based in Saudi Arabia during the […]
| Featured, Saudi Arabia |

Charter Schools Fetishize Parents and “The Kids” While Ignoring the Role of Education in a Modern Society

The role of education in a society is to consciously pass on the accumulated knowledge of humanity to the next generation so that society keeps moving forward. This is especially true in a modern society based on mass industrial production where all sectors of the economy are interdependent and large-scale in character. Millions of highly-educated […]
| Charter Schools, Education |

Thirty Years Later: Fukuyama Reloaded

Francis Fukuyama’s book is a profound book and as a profound book it is profoundly misleading. A mixture of Platonic and Hegelian psychology/historical teleology as well as offering a good explanation for the historical origins of bourgeois man in Hobbes and Locke, it misleads not necessarily in the assertion that we cannot imagine a better […]
| Book Review, Culture, History |

Australian territory gives major status to solar plan by Singapore’s Sun Cable

Sun, 2019-07-21 03:34 SYDNEY: Australia’s Northern Territory has given major project status to an ambitious plan to transmit 3 gigawatts (GW) of solar power to Singapore by subsea cable, its chief minister said. Michael Gunner said Singaporean firm Sun Cable’s proposed A$20 billion ($14 billion) solar farm near Tennant Creek would be the world’s largest, generating 10 gigawatts of power for both Darwin and Singapore. Sun Cable plans to provide
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Cosmetics companies on trail of profits from Thai snail slime

Sun, 2019-07-21 03:29 NAKHON NAYOK: Giant snails inch across a plate of pumpkin and cucumber in central Thailand, an “organic” diet to tease the prized collagen-rich mucus from the molluscs, which to some cosmetic firms are now more valuable than gold. The snails at Phatinisiri Thangkeaw’s farm were once the scourge of rice farmers, loathed for eating the buds of new crops. “Farmers used to throw them on the road
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WEEKLY ENERGY RECAP: China distracts from Strait of Hormuz

Sun, 2019-07-21 02:11 RIYADH: Crude oil prices deteriorated despite rising tensions in the Arabian Gulf toward the end of the week. Brent crude prices dropped to $62.47 and WTI dropped to $55.63 per barrel. WTI recorded its biggest weekly decline in seven weeks, having fallen sharply earlier in the week on hopes that the situation in the Gulf would improve along with parallel worries about global demand. At the same time,
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Ryanair Irish pilot union to decide on strike ballot next week

Author:  Sun, 2019-07-21 01:31 DUBLIN: Members of Ryanair’s Irish pilot union are to decide next week whether to join British colleagues in holding a ballot on strike action, according to a memo distributed to members. Ryanair pilots in Britain, the Irish airline’s largest market, last week announced a ballot that could lead to strike action in late August, citing disagreements over pay
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White House to host meeting with tech executives on Huawei ban

Sun, 2019-07-21 01:27 WASHINGTON: White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow will host a meeting with semiconductor and software executives on Monday to discuss the US ban on sales to China’s Huawei Technologies, two sources briefed on the meeting said. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will also attend the White House event, to which chipmakers Inteland Qualcomm have been invited, the people said. A White House official confirmed the meeting would take
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Gulf tanker incidents to raise shippers’ costs, cut traffic

Sun, 2019-07-21 01:09 WASHINGTON: Recent seizures and attacks aimed at oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz will raise insurance rates for shipping companies and, if unchecked, reduce tanker traffic in the vital waterway, according to energy experts. Britain’s foreign secretary said that Iranian authorities on Friday seized two ships, one flying under the British flag, the other registered in Liberia. The events occurred in a passageway that carries one-fifth of
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DP World in quest for the Northeast Passage

Sun, 2019-07-21 01:03 DUBAI: The causes and consequences of climate change are among the most controversial issues in the world today. But where some analysts see a threat to global stability, even a challenge to human well-being on the planet, some businessmen see an opportunity. Last month in Saint Petersburg, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, chairman and chief executive of the UAE ports and logistics company DP World, announced a partnership
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African mediator calls on Sudan's opposition groups to reach compromise on peace

July 20, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The African mediator, Mohamed El Hacen Labbet, Saturday called on the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) leaders, to reach understandings on way to achieve peace in Sudan, so that the talks on the constitutional document can resume. Labett arrived in Addis Ababa on Friday to meet the leaders of FFC political and armed groups who are holding consultations meeting in the Ethiopian capital. In a joint statement extended to Sudan Tribune on Saturday,
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FFC armed groups reiterate demand to include their positions in Sudan's document

July 20, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) has insisted that its proposals and vision about peace and democratic transition should be included in the "political agreement" with the military junta, not the "constitutional declaration", saying that the latter are legal texts derived from the political agreement. Talks between the political and armed components of the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) continue in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, to discuss how to (...) - News
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Saudi Arabia May Be on Its Own in Yemen

by Imad K. Harb Since the start of the Arab Spring in 2010-2011 and the rise in demands for democratic change in the Arab world, a special relationship has developed between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that… Continue Reading  
| Saudi Arabia, UAE, Yemen |

'Close the Camps!': Protesters March Against Trump's Plan to Imprison Migrant Kids at Site of Japanese, Indigenous Incarceration

Andrea Germanos, staff writer Fort Sill was the site of one of the nation's Japanese American internment camps during World War II, decades after it was the site of imprisoned native communites
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Trump’s Blunder Empowers The Squad and Unites Anti-Racists

We have come to live in disconcerting times of unpredictable change. Ever since the USA elected a Twitter-addicted President into power, the world has been in a continuous state of imbalance. While it may seem [...] The post Trump’s Blunder Empowers The Squad and Unites Anti-Racists appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Articles, Commentary, Anti-Semitism |

German Envoy to Palestine in Trouble over ‘Anti-Israel’ Tweets (VIDEO)

The Twitter account of Christian Clages, head of the German mission to Palestine, was spotted liking posts deemed to be “anti-Israel” and even “anti-Semitic.” A probe was launched, but the diplomat denies his involvement. The [...] The post German Envoy to Palestine in Trouble over ‘Anti-Israel’ Tweets (VIDEO) appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Blog, News, Slider |

British Airways suspends Cairo flights as security precaution

Services to Egyptian capital halted for seven days to allow for security review, says airline British Airways has suspended all flights to Cairo for seven days as a security precaution. The airline made the surprise announcement last night that all flights into the Egyptian capital were halted. Continue reading...
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Israeli Soldiers Injure Palestinian Journalist during Protests near Bethlehem

A journalist was injured and many others suffocated from teargas when Israeli forces attacked Palestinians taking part in a rally protesting the planned demolition of hundreds of apartments in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Wadi al-Hummus. [...] The post Israeli Soldiers Injure Palestinian Journalist during Protests near Bethlehem appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Blog, News, Slider |

Israeli Forces Wound over 40 Palestinian Protesters in Gaza

Israeli forces on Friday used rubber bullets and teargas shells to disperse Palestinian protesters in the occupied West Bank, injuring over 40 protesters, Anadolu Agency has reported. Murad Shtewi, a protest organizer, told Anadolu Agency. “The [...] The post Israeli Forces Wound over 40 Palestinian Protesters in Gaza appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Blog, News, Slider |

Seminars on progress of national service program

Seminars on the establishment of Sawa and the beginning of the National Service Program were organized in the 16 sub-zones of the Gash Barka region. Barentu, 20 July 2019- Seminars on the establishment of Sawa and the beginning of the National Service Program were organized in the 16 sub-zones of the Gash Barka region. The seminars that were presided by senior official of the Gash Barke region and attended by about 16 thousand residents, youth
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Workshop on questions of youth

A workshop on the question of youth in the Anseba region has been conducted on 17 July at the Hamelmalo College of Agriculture under the theme “Integrated effort on Youth: Perfect Choice for Effective Outcome”. Keren, 20 July 2019- A workshop on the question of youth in the Anseba region has been conducted on 17 July at the Hamelmalo College of Agriculture under the theme “Integrated effort on Youth: Perfect Choice for Effective Outcome”. The objective of the
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Algeria fans celebrate football victory in the streets of London

Hundreds gather in Trafalgar Square and around the city after team win Africa Cup of Nations Hundreds of Algeria fans took to the streets of London to celebrate the national football team’s first Africa Cup of Nations title in 29 years. Footage posted on social media showed huge crowds gathering in Trafalgar Square to light flares after the side’s 1-0 win over Senegal on Friday night. Related: Algeria fans light up London after Afcon
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Keep America Great (Don’t Count on It!)

by Dilip Hiro Make America Great Again? Don’t count on it. Donald Trump was partly voted into office by Americans who felt that the self-proclaimed greatest power on Earth was actually in decline — and they weren’t wrong. Trump is… Continue Reading  
| China, Russia, US Foreign Policy |

China opens up finance sector to more foreign investment

Author:  AFP ID:  Sat, 2019-07-20 11:55 BEIJING: China lifted some restrictions on foreign investment in the financial sector Saturday, as the world’s second largest economy fights slowing growth at home and a damaging trade war with the US. China will remove shareholding limits on foreign ownership of securities, insurance and fund management firms in 2020,
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Tiki-Taka Viva Algeria: Yes, [we] CAN 19

Tiki-Taka Viva Algeria: Yes, [we] CAN 19  After winning the second coupe d’Afrique, people should think how to build with the Military, the politicians and the elite the second republic. By Abdennour Toumi  Last night all Algerian cities of the 48 Provinces so that the main French suburb large cities where Algerian community resides went sleepless. First, they waited almost three decade, twenty-nine years and four months exactly to win African Nations
| Abdennour Toumi, Bloggers, Commentary |

Is Trump Psychologically Deranged?

Iran denies it, but if true it’s an act of premeditated aggression against a nonbelligerent country threatening no one — occurring 7,239 miles distant from the US. More on his claim and Iran’s response below. *** What do all his … The post Is Trump Psychologically Deranged? appeared first on Global Research .
| English, Iran, Iranian drone |

Endangered Species Mural Project

Just as nature inspires art, art inspires actions to defend wild places and the wild creatures that live in them. With this in mind, the Center for Biological Diversity’s Endangered Species Mural Project works with artists, scientists, and organizers to … The post Endangered Species Mural Project appeared first on Global Research .
| English |

Why more millennials should go to the Proms

The first night is a reminder that there is still a huge diversity problem in classical music for both performers and audience. By the end of the first night of the Proms, the atmosphere is jubilant. The evening has ended with Janáček’s rousing Glagolitic Mass, a monumental early 20th century work featuring symphony orchestra, full chorus and organ. It
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Mad in Britain: How Boris Johnson Turned the British against Europe

Boris Johnson has always wanted to make it to the top, and he's almost there. The man who helped Brexit pass will now likely have the job of delivering it. But it's possible that even he doesn't know what he wants to do. Europe is in for a turbulent autumn.
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Trump Regime Bans Sale of F-35 Fighter Jets to Turkey for Purchasing Russian S-400s

Global Research Editor’s Note  The Pentagon ban on the sale of F-35 stealth fighter jets to Turkey, which is presented as a penalty for not conforming to US demands, is ultimately a slap in the face for Lockheed Martin which … The post Trump Regime Bans Sale of F-35 Fighter Jets to Turkey for Purchasing Russian S-400s appeared first on Global Research .
| English, F-35, Russia |

US “Downs” Legitimacy After Claims of Downing Iranian Drone

The US boasted of downing an Iranian drone over the Strait of Hormuz, admittedly in international waters, just miles off Iran’s coast, and thousands of miles from Washington. It claims the drone was “threatening” a US amphibious assault ship, the … The post US “Downs” Legitimacy After Claims of Downing Iranian Drone appeared first on Global Research .
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Exiled Turkish Journalist Can Dündar and His Wife: 'I Didn't Want To Be in the Hands of Erdogan Anymore'

Turkish government critic Can Dündar spent three years in exile separated from his wife Dilek. They recently reunited in Berlin, where they discussed their hopes for the end of the Erdogan era and how FaceTime helped keep them together as a family.
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Algeria fans light up London after Afcon triumph – in pictures

Finsbury Park and Trafalgar Square were deluged with more than 1,000 Algeria supporters after their national football team won the Africa Cup of Nations on Friday night Continue reading...
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U.S. official urges to finalize deal over Sudan's transitional authority

July 19, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - U.S. Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Nagy Tibor Urged the Sudanese parties to finalize discussions on the constitutional document and to form a government to deal with the economic and political challenges the country is facing. The Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the opposition Forces for Freedom and Changes (FFC) are expected to resume talks on Saturday on defining the attributions and powers of the three institutions of the transitional (...) - News
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The Moon landing – fifty years ago today – reminds us of the importance of good news

America really needed the 1969 moon landing to go well to serve as an antidote to a decade of bad news. Does that sound familiar? If you feel you could do with some good news to break the seemingly never-ending roll call of troubling affairs, imagine what it was like for Americans at the end of the 1960s. The country seethed
| News |

Libya’s NOC confirms 290,000 bpd production at Sharara offline

Author:  Reuters ID:  Sat, 2019-07-20 07:53 LONDON: Libya’s National Oil Corporation confirmed on Saturday that production at its 290,000 barrels per day El Sharara oilfield was currently offline. NOC said it was conducting a full-scale investigation into suspected closed valves in the Hamada area. It also said in a statement that production from El
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Can we decolonise the British Museum?

Despite ongoing attempts to return stolen treasures to their countries of origin, critics argue that the history of museums will always tie them to a colonial mindset. Next time you visit the British Museum and hover around the Gweagal Shield, an Aboriginal Australian object made of bark and wood sometime around the turn of the 19th century, and you might hear the words “theft”, “Captain
| News |

Sudan urged to ensure justice for raped women protesters

By Nita Bhalla July 18, 2019 (NAIROBI) - Sudanese women were a driving force during months of protests that ousted veteran autocrat Omar al-Bashir, but the sexual violence they endured risks being forgotten with the signing of a power-sharing deal, women's rights activists said on Thursday. Action must be taken to address scores of rapes committed during a deadly crackdown by security forces in June, and ongoing sexual harassment on Sudan's streets today, they said. "There has been
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268 people killed during Sudan's peaceful revolution: report

June 19, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - 268 Sudanese were killed during the peaceful protests that led to regime change in Sudan, according to a report released by an independent group of doctors. The report is a first attempt to estimate the number of protesters killed by the former regime and the ruling military junta that has taken over power on 11 April. "Two hundred and sixty-eight martyrs have paid their lives for the revolution since its outbreak on December 19,
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Truth, Lies, and Will Van Spronsen

I have lost track of the number of times in the past few days that I have been told by openly fascist YouTube viewers that I deserve a bullet in my head for writing my most recent song. It’s been a pretty busy week. It’s always a busy week when you have a small child, […]
| Asylum seekers, Crime, Opinion |

Smart Irrigation Model Predicts Rainfall To Conserve Water

Fresh water isn’t unlimited. Rainfall isn’t predictable. And plants aren’t always thirsty. Just 3 percent of the world’s water is
| 1, Environment |

The United Arab Emirates is getting out of Yemen: Will it Target Libya Next?

By Abdulaziz Kilani | @AZ_Kilani | – Last week, the United Arab Emirates confirmed its troop drawdown from Yemen, which has raised questions about what Abu Dhabi’s next target will be. “Many people asked if this is also linked to the current rise of tensions with Iran,” said a senior UAE official who declined to […]
| Libya, UAE |

No, John McCain’s Response to Obama being Called “an Arab” was not Exemplary: Here’s Why

A video of Sen. John McCain from the 2008 presidential campaign wherein he disagrees with a woman at one of his campaign rallies about Obama being “an Arab” has gone viral again. It is being contrasted with Trump’s insouciance as his blackshirts chanted “send her home” concerning Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). People who are holding […]
| Arab Americans, Donald Trump, Featured |

The Politics of Fear is intended to make us Dumb and Tribal, if we Let it

By Arash Javanbakht | – People have always used fear for intimidation of the subordinates or enemies, and shepherding the tribe by the leaders. Recently, it appears that Pres. Trump has used fear by suggesting in a tweet that four minority congresswomen go back to the places they came from. There is a longstanding history […]
| Donald Trump, Far Right |

In Defense of Ilhan Omar

President Trump held a rally in North Carolina on Wednesday after a week of criticizing certain freshman members of Congress, drawing much media attention. Of course, the cries of racism from the left are nothing new to hear, but in specifically targeting Rep. Ilhan Omar (Dem-Minn) the president hit a new low. Omar needs to … Continue reading "In Defense of Ilhan Omar" The post In Defense of Ilhan Omar appeared first on
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Iraq Daily Roundup: Unmanned Aircraft Strikes Militia Camp; 20 Killed in Iraq

Iranian and Turkish military personnel were killed in today's violence. The post <I>Iraq Daily Roundup</I>: Unmanned Aircraft Strikes Militia Camp; 20 Killed in Iraq appeared first on Original .
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Why Sudanese should cautiously celebrate the political declaration?

By Luka Biong Deng Kuol As Sudanese have every reason to celebrate the political declaration signed by the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) and Transitional Military Council (TMC), one may have some reservations and concerns but with the optimism of a better future for Sudan. The Reasons to Celebrate The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), which is part of the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC), stated after the conclusion of a power-sharing agreement on 5th of July
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