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Kosovo Says 110, Including Four IS Fighters, Repatriated From Syria

April 20, 2019           |                                       

Kosovo police chief Rashit Qalaj told a news conference in Pristina on April 20 that 32 women and 74 children, including nine who lost their parents in the conflict in Syria, were among the returnees, all of whom are now being held in a detention center for foreigners. Justice Minister Abelard Tahiri said the authorities […]

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Assange and WikiLeaks allowed us to see the inner workings of empire — the most important role of a press — and for this they became empire’s prey, writes Chris Hedges of Truthdig. By Chris Hedges Truthdig The arrest Thursday of Julian Assange eviscerates all pretense of the rule of law and the rights of […]

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This story was co-published with Guernica. The first stories we can correct are the ones we tell ourselves. My story, the one I have hung onto since I was a little girl, is that I got lucky. Luck made sense because luck can happen to anyone. Even me. Luck fit into the parts of my […]

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US Calls For Repatriation Of Foreign Prisoners Held In Syria

February 4, 2019           |                                       

The U.S. State Department has called on other nations to repatriate and prosecute their citizens captured by U.S. Kurdish allies in Syria. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of militias dominated by the Kurdish YPG, “has demonstrated a clear commitment to detain these individuals securely and humanely,” the department’s spokesman, Robert Palladino, said in […]

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In Ireland, 2019 gets going on the heels of a busy, bumper year when some watershed changes were delivered via referendums. And by the looks of it, there’s more on the way. In October 2018, almost two thirds of Irish voters chose to remove a constitutional ban on blasphemy. But even this crucial advance in […]

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Kazakhstan Says 47 Of Its Citizens Evacuated From Syria

January 9, 2019           |                                       

Kazakhstan says dozens of its citizens, including children, have been evacuated from Syria after being held “hostage” in the country. Kazakhstan’s security services say that hundreds of Kazakhs have joined up with militant groups in Syria since 2011. “On January 6 this year… 47 citizens of Kazakhstan, including 30 children, were evacuated from Syria,” Kazakh […]

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The sale of a stretch of Norwegian rail to Britain’s Go-Ahead was met with disbelief and ridicule in Norway and abroad. Kings’ Cross station protests against falling standards of service on Labour’s Rail Action Day, London, January 2, 2019. Dominic Lipinski/Press Association. All rights reserved. In October last year, it became clear that the Norwegian […]

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Uzbek Decree Allows Unmarried Couples To Stay In Hotels Together

January 7, 2019           |                                       

Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoev has issued a decree which, among other measures, allows unmarried couples to share rooms in hotels across the former Soviet republic. According to the decree that was made public by the National Information Agency of Uzbekistan, the move is being made to secure unmarried couples’ “right to a private life.” “…Hotel […]

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Stylin' With Georgia's Glamorous Grannies

December 17, 2018           |                                       

Two Georgian pensioners, aged 91 and 83, have undergone a modern makeover. It’s part of a campaign by Georgian fashion designer Megi Gabunia to encourage individuals and businesses to do more to enrich the lives of the country’s most senior citizens.

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In November, about 25 progressive Democrats were newly elected to the House of Representatives. How do the citizen groups know whether they are for real or for rhetoric? I suggest this civic yard stick to measure the determination and effectiveness of these members of the House both inside the sprawling, secretive, repressive Congress and back […]

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Are the New Congressional Progressives Real?

December 13, 2018           |                                       

In November, about 25 progressive Democrats were newly elected to the House of Representatives. How do the citizen groups know whether they are for real or for rhetoric? I suggest this civic yard stick to measure the determination and effectiveness of these members of the House both inside the sprawling, secretive, repressive Congress and back […]

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French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech at the Pnyx hill beneath the Acropolis of Athens, Greece on September 7, 2017. NurPhoto/Press Association. All rights reserved. Shortly after he became president of France, Emmanuel Macron visited Greece, where he addressed an audience in Athens. In an assured performance he surprised everyone by beginning his speech […]

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West Virginia’s Large-Scale Purge Raises Concerns Among Voters

November 1, 2018           |                                       

Trump’s Love Affair With Violence in the Age of Fascist Nihilism Meet the Health Care Industry’s Favorite Democrats A Fraction of the GOP Tax Cut Could End US’s Water Affordability Crisis Marriott Workers Stay Tough on the Picket Lines Demonstrators Block Trump During March for Love and Solidarity in Pittsburgh Latinos Born Outside Hospitals Face […]

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