America and Russia could end the war in Syria tomorrow, but don’t hold your breath

OPINION by Ibrahim Hewitt While the Guardian’s Simon Jenkins decries the West’s “meddling” in Syria – and suggests that “We must step back” – his humane cri de coeur touches fleetingly on the real problem. “Reality in this part of the world,” writes Jenkins, “is that order and power seem invariably to trump ‘western-style’ democracy.” He is[…]

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American Muslims file lawsuits over terror watch list

A seven-month-old baby is among 15 American Muslims named in two lawsuits being brought against the US government by the Council of American-Islamic Relations for placing the plaintiffs on the so-called terror watch list without due process. “The terrorism watch lists are premised on the false notion that the government[…]

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Everyday Americans need a champion: Clinton

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has declared that she is running for president in 2016, seeking to become the first female to occupy the seat that her husband Bill Clinton held for eight years, and setting up what could be the most expensive campaign in history. Clinton made[…]

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