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Why did Russia Intervene in the Syrian War?

Part 2 of an exchange.  See the piece by Rashin Khosravibavandpouri. By Andrey Kortunov The 2011 failed transition in Libya was an important learning experience for Moscow. It consolidated the conservative faction in the Russian political establishment and nearly silenced the liberal opposition. After Libya, […]

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Without Seatbelts in the West Bank

A visitor to the West Bank who takes one of the ubiquitous yellow Ford Transit “servis” taxis between one city to another may notice an odd ritual. Palestinians do not like to use seatbelts, even in their own private vehicles, never mind in public transportation. […]

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“Morbid Symptoms” in Palestine

Nablus, April 2 — A few nights ago, in the West Bank city of Nablus, I was awakened by sustained volleys of gunfire near the hotel where I was staying. The Hotel al-Yasmeen, is located in the town’s old al-Qasaba market district  –  yes, it’s […]

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Rally: Make GE Pay its Taxes

Rally Outside Welcome Party for GE Execs Hosted by Gov Baker & Mayor Walsh Monday, April 4th, 2016, 3:30pm-5:30 pm 60 State Street, Boston, MA (near Boston City Hall and State Street Stop on the Orange Line) Coalition of Boston area social justice groups and leaders […]