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How Iraq’s Neglect Made Basra’s Water Unsafe to Drink

July 22, 2019           |                                       

(Baghdad, July 22, 2019) – Iraqi authorities have failed to ensure for almost 30 years that Basra residents have sufficient safe drinking water, resulting in on-going health concerns, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The situation culminated in an acute water crisis that sent at least 118,000 people to hospital in 2018 […]

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How Iraq’s Neglect Made Basra’s Water Unsafe to Drink

July 22, 2019           |                                       

(Baghdad, July 22, 2019) – Iraqi authorities have failed to ensure for almost 30 years that Basra residents have sufficient safe drinking water, resulting in on-going health concerns, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The situation culminated in an acute water crisis that sent at least 118,000 people to hospital in 2018 […]

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Democrats “shooting themselves in the foot” by attacking Trump on North Korea

July 1, 2019           |                                       

Donald Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong-un was a hopeful sign, says Christine Ahn, founder of Women Cross DMZ, a global movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War. Ahn says the Trump administration’s pressure campaign against Pyongyang has failed to get results, so a more pragmatic approach is being tried now. She also cautions […]

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Palestinian Officials Dismiss Jared Kushner’s So-Called “Peace Plan”

May 30, 2019           |                                       

Noam Chomsky: Trump’s “Economic Boom” Is a Sham Trump Is Trying to Ban Climate Science Because… Obama? US Abortion Rights Activists Can Draw Inspiration From Ireland Big Oil Pushes Corporate-Friendly Carbon Tax to Halt Green New Deal Wave Philosopher Herbert Marcuse on the Rise of Fascism in Europe Key US Allies in the Middle East […]

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Israeli Parliament Votes to Dissolve, New Elections Planned

May 29, 2019           |                                       

A flurry of last minute talks aimed at cobbling together any coalition at all, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu making a surprise bid to convince Avi Gabbay to bring Labor into the far-right coalition, have all failed. Over the last hour before the midnight deadline, Netanyahu had seemingly given up, announcing his intention to proceed […]

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ProPublica Illinois Earns National Headliner Awards Recognition and Two Driehaus Foundation Awards Nominations for Investigative Reporting

April 22, 2019           |                                       

Four ProPublica Illinois projects were recognized Monday by the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards for Investigative Reporting and the National Headliner Awards. Administered by the Better Government Association, the Driehaus Foundation Awards highlight the impact of investigative reporting in Illinois to address state and local government waste, fraud and corruption. Two investigative series from ProPublica […]

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Armenian, Azeri Foreign Ministers To Discuss Nagorno-Karabakh 'Settlement' In Moscow

April 14, 2019           |                                       

Moscow is set to host the Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers on April 15 for talks on the conflict over Azerbaijan’s breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The Russian Foreign Ministry has said that the talks between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Armenian and Azerbaijani counterparts, Zohrab Mnatsakanian and Elmar Mammadyarov, will be “devoted to […]

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America’s senior generals find no exits from endless war, writes William J. Astore for TomDispatch. By William J. Astore TomDispatch.com “Veni, Vidi, Vici,” boasted Julius Caesar, one of history’s great military captains. “I came, I saw, I conquered.” Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton echoed that famed saying when summing up the Obama administration’s military intervention […]

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Jordan Peele Makes Cutting Commentary Extra Scary in ‘Us’

March 21, 2019           |                                       

Surely more than once while dreaming, you’ve been aware that you’re in a dream, inside it and outside at the same time. Sleep scientists call such self-aware reveries “lucid dreams.” So when I describe “Us,” Jordan Peele’s intelligent and unnerving new film, as a “lucid nightmare,” you’ll get my drift. It’s a nightmare you are […]

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Death and Valor on an American Warship Doomed by its Own Navy

February 6, 2019           |                                       

The collision of the vessels was the Navy’s worst accident at sea in four decades. Seven sailors drowned. Scores were physically and psychologically wounded. Two months later, a second destroyer, the USS John S. McCain, broke that grim mark when it collided with another cargo vessel, leaving 10 more sailors dead. The successive incidents raised […]

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Fire At Iran Space Center Kills Three Scientists

February 3, 2019           |                                       

A fire at the Iranian Space Research Center has killed three scientists, a top Iranian official has announced. Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi on February 3 said the scientists died as a result “of a fire in one of the buildings of the Space Research Center.” He did not provide further information about the […]

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