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Banners of protest

by JBB last modified Jul 05, 2015 09:56 PM
Christian liberation theology and Islamic fundamentalism both protest and contest social and political conditions in their host societies. But they don’t want the same changes. | by Gilbert Achcar | Le Monde diplomatique

The link address is: http://mondediplo.com/2015/07/13religion

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The Tragedy of Harper’s Canada

by JBB last modified Jul 05, 2015 09:48 PM
by Michael Welton | CounterPunch

The link address is: http://beta.counterpunch.org/2015/07/03/the-tragedy-of-harpers-canada/

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What Comes After Oxi?

by JBB last modified Jul 05, 2015 09:44 PM
Five possible scenarios after today’s referendum in Greece. | by Nantina Vgontzas | Jacobin

The link address is: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2015/07/tsipras-default-euro-syriza-merkel/

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Yanis Varoufakis: Why we recommend a NO in the referendum – in 6 short bullet points

by Faiz Ahmed last modified Jul 03, 2015 01:35 PM
"Greece will stay in the euro. ... Greece’s place in the Eurozone and in the European Union is non-negotiable."

The link address is: http://yanisvaroufakis.eu/2015/07/01/why-we-recommend-a-no-in-the-referendum-in-6-short-bullet-points/

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Syria military resists major rebel assault in Aleppo | BBC

by Faiz Ahmed last modified Jul 03, 2015 10:37 AM
"Aleppo, once Syria's commercial and industrial hub, has been divided roughly in half between government-held areas in the west and rebel-controlled eastern quarters for the past three years. Fighting [has] destroyed more than 60% of the Old City, a Unesco World Heritage site."

The link address is: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-33373410

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New Embassies Open Door to Cuba's Health Care Triumphs | ABC News

by Faiz Ahmed last modified Jul 02, 2015 04:48 PM
"Even with U.S. sanctions against Cuba, the nation managed to develop one of the best health care systems in the region. Minister Morales cited a focus on primary care and inter-sector cooperation as the catalysts. ... The country has one family doctor for every 1,095 inhabitants. The success Cuba achieved with HIV and congenital syphilis is a product of this strong primary care." Full story here.

Also see: Cuba first to ​end mother-to-child transmission of HIV, an important victory in fight against AIDS | Washington Post
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IMF says Greece needs extra €60bn in funds and debt relief | The Guardian

by Faiz Ahmed last modified Jul 02, 2015 03:14 PM
According to the IMF, Greece should have a 20-year grace period before making any debt repayments and final payments should not take place until 2055. It would need €10bn to get through the next few months and a further €50bn after that. ... [T]he intervention by the IMF will undermine EU leaders who argue Greece must submit to a fresh round of austerity measures to release funds for debt repayments."

The link address is: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jul/02/imf-greece-needs-extra-50bn-euros

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Benghazi, where Libya’s uprising began, now a shattered city | Washington Times

by Faiz Ahmed last modified Jul 02, 2015 11:10 AM
"More than a fifth of Benghazi’s 630,000-strong population has been forced out of their homes. Those with money fled abroad. The rest sought refuge in other Libyan towns and cities, or crowded into Benghazi’s makeshift camps and schools turned into shelters. The overall number of displaced within Libya has almost doubled from an estimated 230,000 last September to more than 434,000 amid escalating fighting this year, according to the latest U.N. report."

The link address is: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jul/2/benghazi-where-libyas-uprising-began-now-shattered/

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Venezuela’s Maduro Voices Solidarity with Greece, Rejects “Financial Blackmail” | Venezuela Analysis

by Faiz Ahmed last modified Jul 02, 2015 10:32 AM
"Since Syriza’s victory in parliamentary elections this past January, Caracas has maintained close contact with the leftwing Greek government, whose leaders have cited the Bolivarian Revolution and other leftwing socio-political processes in Latin America as a “shining example”."

The link address is: http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/11431

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Cuba stamps out mother-to-child HIV | BBC

by Faiz Ahmed last modified Jun 30, 2015 03:31 PM
"The head of the WHO, Dr Margaret Chan, called it one of the greatest public health achievements possible."

The link address is: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-33334245

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