Is the World Too Big to Fail? + The US does not care about Pakistan By Noam Chomsky

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By Noam Chomsky
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April 21, 2011

Noam Chomsky at the World Social Forum in 2003...

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The Contours of Global Order

The democracy uprising in the Arab world has been a spectacular display of courage, dedication, and commitment by popular forces — coinciding, fortuitously, with a remarkable uprising of tens of thousands in support of working people and democracy in Madison, Wisconsin, and other U.S. cities. If the trajectories of revolt in Cairo and Madison intersected, however, they were headed in opposite directions: in Cairo toward gaining elementary rights denied by the dictatorship, in Madison towards defending rights that had been won in long and hard struggles and are now under severe attack.

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Detained Bahraini Medics: Brutal Crackdown against Pro-democracy Movement by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
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April 21, 2011
Manama, Bahrain

Prestigious college slammed for silence over detained Bahraini medics

The families of medics unlawfully detained in Bahrain have accused the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) of putting financial investment interests above human rights after the college refused to make a public statement concerning the fate of Bahraini members held incommunicado by the regime.

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UK Prime Minister: There is no question of an invasion or occupation of Libya

Propaganda Alert

compiled by Cem Ertür
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
20 April 2011

1) UK Foreign Minister Hague: Top British army officers in Libya to aid the rebels (19 April 2011)

2) UK Prime Minister Cameron: There is no question of an invasion or occupation of Libya (17 April 2011)

3) Obama, Cameron, Sarkozy: The bombing will continue until Gaddafi goes (15 April 2011)

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Examining Jesus’ Passion through the Crucible of Doubt by Walter C. Uhler

by Walter C. Uhler
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April 21, 2011

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No writer has had a greater impact on my life than Fyodor Dostoevsky – arguably the greatest of the world’s novelists and one of its most imposing defenders of Christianity. It was Dostoevsky who claimed, in a letter to N. D. Fonvizina in 1854, “If someone proved to me that Christ is outside the truth, and that in reality, the truth were outside Christ, then I would prefer to remain with Christ rather than the truth.”

In that same letter, however, he also asserted “I am a child of this century, a child of doubt and disbelief, I have always been and shall ever be (that I know), until they close the lid of my coffin.” To his credit, Dostoevsky never ceased testing his faith.

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