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Article: From Sykes-Picot to "Degrade and Destroy" - http://www.opednews.com/article...
The current conflict between the U.S. and its allies is a conflict that can only be understood by a look back to the Sykes-Picot Agreement, the 1919 document that allowed Great Britain and France to carve up the Ottoman Empire for their own selfish colonial purposes.
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QuickLink: The Secret to Eva Moskowitz's 'Success'; by Diane ravitch - http://www.opednews.com/Quickli...
Her charter schools get outstanding performance reports--which leave out some salient facts. "The media have long been in search of a "miracle" school, a school that can succeed in turning poor children of color into academic superstars. Of course, there already are poor children of color who are academic superstars, but they're the exception, not the rule (the same is true for poor white children). The defining characteristic of low test scores is poverty, not color. The titans of our society are especially interested in the pursuit of miracle schools because finding them would relieve those with high incomes of any obligation to alleviate the poverty that interferes with academic achievement. What are the secrets of Eva's success? It is possible to winnow out the most intractable students and be left with the best and most compliant ones by selective attrition." read the truth...
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Article: America's "Gestapo" like State - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Here's a quote by historian Sheila Fitzpatrick describing the Nazi Gestapo, "The mission of the Gestapo expanded steadily from 1933 onward, 'political criminality' was given a much broader definition & most forms of dissent & criticism were gradually criminalized. The result was that more laws & law like measures were put on the books". Substitute 1933 w/ 9/11/01 & she could be describing what's happened in America.
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Article: The Duality of the Polarity of Kindness - http://www.opednews.com/article...
The Matrix of Four, The Philosophy of The Duality of Polarity as applied to kindness and karma.
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Article: OpEdNews Writers-- Get Ye to The SERIES Button and Boost Your Readership - http://www.opednews.com/article...
OpEdNews.com has recently added a new feature-- Series Creation-- that's great for writers-- that I think will dramatically readership of your articles, particularly older ones that are no longer on the front page.
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Article: After Feigning Love For Egyptian Democracy, U.S. Back To Openly Supporting Tyranny - http://www.opednews.com/article...
That's what made the U.S. media coverage of the Arab Spring generally and Tarhir specifically such an astounding feat of propaganda: it successfully let Americans feel good about cheering for democracy in the region while ignoring their government's central role in suppressing it for decades.
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Article: The Cosmic Story: Aries Total Lunar Eclipse 2014 - http://www.opednews.com/article...
We're back in eclipse season, so be prepared for a month of changes. And today Mercury went retrograde to add to the mix. These planetary energies do not make things happen here on Earth, they just reflect the energies available for our use. How we use them, for good or ill, is up to us. It really is time to stand up and initiate changes in our lives and in the world. The Force is with us!
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Article: GMO INFOGRAPHIC: Organic/Natural Brands Betray Customers by Fighting Labeling - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Article and infographic showing the money spent for and against the latest GMO labeling initiatives in Colorado and Oregon.
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Article: Accused of Us-Versus-Them Thinking, I Responded - http://www.opednews.com/article...
One tool does not fit all situations. So it is necessary to have a diversity of tools in one's toolbox: tools for building bridges, and tools for waging battle.
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Article: The Inhuman Ukraine Nazis- A More Vile SS - http://www.opednews.com/article...
When the evidence of mass murder overwhelms you it's time to put the BS aside. Novo Russia isn't committing mass murder. The only parties making that accusation are the perpetrators of the real crime. The old argument that "she asked for it" or allowing such an argument to be made is the glorification of crime.
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Article: Noam Chomsky: Only One Thing Will Make Israel Change Course - http://www.opednews.com/article...
For a century, the Zionist colonization of Palestine has proceeded primarily on the pragmatic principle of the quiet establishment of facts on the ground, which the world was to ultimately come to accept. For those concerned with the rights of the brutalized Palestinians, there can be no higher priority than working to change U.S. policies, not an idle dream by any means.
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Article: Pepe Escobar: New Silk Roads and an Alternate Eurasian Century - http://www.opednews.com/article...
A specter haunts the fast-aging "New American Century": the possibility of a future Beijing-Moscow-Berlin strategic trade and commercial alliance. Let's call it the BMB. Its likelihood is being seriously discussed at the highest levels in Beijing and Moscow, and viewed with interest in Berlin, New Delhi, and Tehran
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QuickLink: Germany Makes College Education Free as American Students Drown in Debt - http://www.opednews.com/Quickli...
Last week, higher education tuition fees were banned in Germany for anyone pursuing a degree. Yes, that includes Americans. So if you're fed up with borrowing a huge amount of money as the trillion-dollar student debt burden in the U.S. continues to grow, maybe some German lessons are in order.
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Article: Libeling a democracy movement: Accusing Hong Kong Activists of Being Tools of US Policy is Both Ignorant and Dangerous - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Too many leftist journalists are showing an imperialist arrogance in claiming the US is behind the mass democracy protest in Hong Kong, writes TCBH! journalist Dave Lindorff, a veteran journalist with five years experience in Hong Kong.
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Article: The Trial of Stanley L. Cohen: Justice as Farce - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Now that the state has codified this judicial lynching, the legal equivalent of pre-emptive war, it will be used on the rest of us, as many activists in the environmental, anti-globalization, anti-nuclear, sustainable agriculture and anarchist movements are discovering.
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Article: The Power of Charisma-- It Can Actually Inhibit Higher Brain Function in "Believers" - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Thoughts on the power of charisma in and out of religion-- and effects on culture, love, evolution. A recent study shows that people who believe a person is a charismatic religious leader actually inhibit their higher brain functioning.
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Article: Why a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United is inevitable - http://www.opednews.com/article...
The recent vote in the senate on a constitutional amendment intended to regulate campaign finance and abolish corporate personhood was a historic advance in the abolition movement. So why are so many commentators so invested in convincing us that the movement is dead? The most charitable explanation is that they haven't bothered to consider how it can be done.
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Article: Welcome to the Flesh Farm-- The Human Resources Involved With Just Being Human - http://www.opednews.com/article...
While visiting a company recently, I saw a sign that read "Human Resources" and I tossed around the implication of this business buzzword. Are we only resources? Have we totally dehumanized our brothers and sisters as being nothing more or less than homo sapient machines? And historically, some groups of people have classed other groups into a "subhuman" class, which is a much more jarring and unsettling notion.
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Article: Fukushima, Miso Soup and Me - http://www.opednews.com/article...
We can never be too careful when it comes to feeding ourselves and our families. There are no safe foods any longer. Only safer foods. One of the hardest things I did right after Fukushima was to give up my beloved miso soup. I had been eating miso soup daily for many decades. And I thought to myself, I am probably never going to be able to eat it again. And for me, now, three-plus years later, that remains true.
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Article: Controversial Legal Thriller, "A Patriot's Act" Launches October 7, 2014 - http://www.opednews.com/article...
A controversial legal thriller novel which strikes at the heart of Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp and the USA Patriot Act has been critically acclaimed in the days leading to its release.
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Article: U.S. Should Emulate Free-Tuition Germany - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Germany returned to tuition-free education. However, the trend in the US has been to make students pay for their education, which resulted in a student loan debt of $1.2 trillion. US spent $6 trillion on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Yet, the returns to education are greater than the returns to war spending, which is needed for national security. But education must trump war spending.
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Article: More Bad News From The Jobs Front - http://www.opednews.com/article...
We are looking at the workforce of a third world country with the vast bulk of the jobs in low-pay domestic service jobs. People working these part-time and independent contractor jobs cannot form a household or obtain a mortgage.
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Article: Poverty Report Contradicts GDP Claims - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Something is wrong with the government's economic reporting. It is not possible to have real GDP growth when real median family incomes are declining and business investment consists of corporations buying back their own shares. Either the government's GDP estimate is incorrect or the Census Bureau's Income and Poverty report is incorrect.
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Article: Ships Passing in the Night - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Why are the people of Hong Kong so anxious to accede to Western type democracy when Westerners are increasingly disappointed in it?
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Article: New Film Shows Autistic Youths How to Interact Safely with Police - http://www.opednews.com/article...
My son Tom was diagnosed with autism at 13. With a late start, I had to get busy learning all I could and getting him the help he needed. I wrote my first book to answer the 1,000 questions that all new parents have, to save them the extensive and exhaustive search for unbiased information! From there, I became an advocate and leader, because autism was not just about my son anymore and there was a lot of work to be done.
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Article: Ebola to kill three and a half billion people within 20 months? - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Get survivors of Ebola to donate blood to a a blood bank to save the rest of humanity.
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Article: Memorandum For: Angela Merkel: Beware of Fixed Intelligence on Ukraine-- Think WMDs - http://www.opednews.com/article...
...accusations of a major Russian "invasion" of Ukraine appear not to be supported by reliable intelligence. Rather, the "intelligence" seems to be of the same dubious, politically "fixed" kind used 12 years ago to "justify" the U.S.-led attack on Iraq. We saw no credible evidence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq then; we see no credible evidence of a Russian invasion now.
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Article: It's Time to Repeal the Patriot Act - http://www.opednews.com/article...
It is time to repeal the attack on our personal rights by the Patriot Act
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Podcast: Rob Kall Facilitates a Conversation Between Paul Craig Roberts and Noam Chomsky - http://www.opednews.com/Podcast...
covering capitalism, corporatism, Obama's suicidal pushing Russia towards China, and more.
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Article: Forget EBOLA: The Greatest Threat To Africa's Medical Missionaries Is Ann Coulter! - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Ann Coulter's latest comment on the transfer of African medical missionaries afflicted with Ebola to America may be her latest triumph of publicity-grabbing. Who cares?
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