Evolution

Iron Dome ‘disgraced’ Israeli regime

Iron Dome ‘disgraced’ Israeli regime

By Mohammad Ali Rajabi 04/04/2014 13:32

A senior Iranian military figure has scoffed at the Israeli regime’s claims about its Iron Dome missile system, saying that Israelis see no safe place for themselves in the occupied Palestinian lands.

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A weak Arab body has a weaker heart

A weak Arab body has a weaker heart

By Niño Jose Heredia 27/02/2014 17:15

The Arab region is facing threats, including the Israeli challenge and its bets to weaken Arab revolutions by dividing people and countries

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Leader hopes new US approach to Syria real, not political game

Leader hopes new US approach to Syria real, not political game

By Jimmy Margulies 13/09/2013 18:39

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has expressed hope that the new US approach towards Syria is serious and not a political game.“If this is so, it means a change in the arbitrary and wrong US approach of the past few weeks” Ayatollah Khamenei said on Wednesday.

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Egypt’s counter revolution: A people’s coup or Mubarak déjà vu?

Egypt’s counter revolution: A people’s coup or Mubarak déjà vu?

By Carlos Latuff 29/08/2013 10:18

“Revolutions in sovereignty result from prior revolutions in ideas about justice and political authority. What revolutions in ideas bring are crises in pluralism. Iconoclastic propositions challenge the legitimacy of an existing international order, a contradiction that erupts in the volcano - the wars, the riots, the protests, the politics - that then brings in the new order.”

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US shale myths and Europe market reality

US shale myths and Europe market reality

By Rob Rogers 19/08/2013 18:40

Many US shale companies that have been beating the drums of shale “revolution” are now facing oil and gas well depletion. In February 2013, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) warned that “diminishing returns to scale and the depletion of high productivity sweet spots are expected to eventually slow the rate of growth in tight oil production”.

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Google and the secret corporate war

Google and the secret corporate war

By Monte Wolverton 18/08/2013 18:21

Currently, private corporations, not contracted to any known nation, are operating assassination squads in Syria, organizing revolutions throughout the Middle East and are training and funding terrorist groups.

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Killing creativity in our kids, just when we need it

Killing creativity in our kids, just when we need it

By Bruce Plante 14/08/2013 15:37

This summer, students from around the Valley risked failure. In fact, they made mistakes over and over. But no one panicked. No one was riddled with fear. No one worried they would be penalized for their performance.

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Pope Francis in Context

Pope Francis in Context

By Tom Stiglich 31/07/2013 07:19

The cycle is familiar: A pope says something about a controversial issue that doesn’t fit the media’s semi-informed preconceptions about Roman Catholic teaching, a firestorm of coverage follows, and then better-informed observers are left to pick up the pieces and explain that no, actually, the pope is just reasserting an idea — an openness to Darwinian evolution, the possibility that nonbelievers might go to heaven, pick your controversy — that the church already accepted or believed or allowed to be considered.

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Distribution of power within Egypt society has not changed

Distribution of power within Egypt society has not changed

By 29/07/2013 09:51

The military and the Brotherhood continue to hold all the cards while the western-oriented liberals and youth are forced to stand on the army’s shoulders Egypt lies at the heart of the Arab revolution, even if the original spark occurred in Tunisia.

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Egypt revolt verdict not decided

Egypt revolt verdict not decided

By Emad Hajjaj 28/07/2013 15:33

US Secretary of State John Kerry says the ‘verdict’ of the revolution that brought down Hosni Mubarak more than two years ago is not decided yet with the ongoing violence following the ouster of elected President Muhammed Morsi.

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Political vendetta may ruin Tunisia’s future

Political vendetta may ruin Tunisia’s future

By Niño Jose Heredia 19/07/2013 13:54

Under the proposed ‘law for the protection of the revolution’, Islamists may disqualify as many as 70,000 people from seeking elected offices While Egypt’s revolution devolves into chaos, Tunisia’s democratic transition, which until now has been the most promising of any in the Arab world, is also in jeopardy.

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Three-way struggle for the Arab political soul

Three-way struggle for the Arab political soul

By Luis Vazquez 17/07/2013 16:39

What all the major Arab states missed in the aftermath of the Arab Spring was inclusive government Two years after the raw chaos of the revolutions of the Arab Spring, there is a growing wariness of the benefits of change.

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Mao and China’s capitalist revolution

Mao and China’s capitalist revolution

By Niño Jose Heredia 17/07/2013 16:37

His brutal interim was perhaps the essential, but paradoxical, precursor to the nation’s subsequent boom under Deng and his successors In his opening remarks at the Strategic and Economic Dialogue, an annual meeting between high ranking US and Chinese officials, US Vice-President Joseph Biden spoke about his first visit to China in 1976, the year that chairman Mao Zedong died

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 Democracy in Egypt: Promise and pitfalls

Democracy in Egypt: Promise and pitfalls

By Suzanne Eyad Mahfouz 08/07/2013 09:47

Two remarkable revolutions have given Egyptians a better understanding of liberty, equality and social peace while also highlighting the fragility of democracy Democracy in Egypt is precariously hanging on a fragile line between the promise of its fulfilment, and the pitfalls of its application.

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Founding fathers would be disappointed today

Founding fathers would be disappointed today

By 08/07/2013 08:33

A new survey conducted on the U.S. Independence Day has shown that most Americans believe the signers of the Declaration of Independence would be disappointed with how the country has turned out today.According to the Gallup poll released Thursday, 71 percent of Americans believe the political leaders who participated in the American Revolution and established the U.S. Constitution would not be happy with America today.Just 27 percent of the people surveyed said the founding fathers would be happy by the way America has turned out.

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Egypt still has an open wound

Egypt still has an open wound

By Niño Jose Heredia 04/07/2013 17:10

The uprising was about changing mindset, but what one sees right now is just a change of faces, with the same mode of thinking as in the Mubarak era Two years after the revolution that toppled a dictator, Egypt is already a failed state.

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Egypt Needs Consensus, Not Revolution

Egypt Needs Consensus, Not Revolution

By 03/07/2013 17:41

For the second time since 2011, vast numbers of Egyptians are demanding the resignation of their president. The Arab world’s most populous nation does need urgent change, but it doesn’t need another revolution.

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Iran Election 2013

Iran Election 2013

By 07/06/2013 11:46

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei addresses a ceremony at Imam Khomeini’s Mausoleum in southern Tehran on June 4, 2013 to commemorate the 24th anniversary of the passing of the founder of the Islamic Republic.

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US cannot afford to ignore Middle East

US cannot afford to ignore Middle East

By Luis Vazquez 24/11/2012 17:37

Let America, by all means, give Asia the attention it deserves, but the world will not afford it the luxury of downgrading the importance of the other two regions

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Lots of Barking in the Kremlin

Lots of Barking in the Kremlin

By Viktor Bogorad 12/10/2012 14:41

Those who sincerely believe the conspiracy theory about a U.S.-funded color revolution in Russia may have felt relieved when the Foreign Ministry kicked out USAID, a major donor of the country's nongovernmental organizations, on Oct. 1. But now, according to "Anatomy of a Protest 2," aired last Friday on government-controlled NTV television, there is still reason to be concerned. The pseudo-documentary warns darkly that the revolution against the Kremlin is getting major financing from another source: Georgia.

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Ahmadinejad and Morsi Hail 'Strategic Partnership'

Ahmadinejad and Morsi Hail 'Strategic Partnership'

By Mohammad Kargar 31/08/2012 13:15

The leaders of Egypt and Iran have held the first presidential-level talks between the two countries in more than 30 years. It signals a major shift in foreign policy for both countries, Deutsche Welle reported on Thursday.

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In Egypt, the revolution continues

In Egypt, the revolution continues

By 25/06/2012 19:48

With no parliament, the military taking complete legislative control over the country and now overseeing the writing of a new constitution, the Morsi victory brought out a myriad number of activists to the square.

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Evolution’s Sweet Tooth

Evolution’s Sweet Tooth

By Arcadio Esquivel 06/06/2012 17:09

OF all the indignant responses to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s plan to ban the sale of giant servings of soft drinks in New York City, libertarian objections seem the most worthy of serious attention

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