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The Face That Launched a Thousand Drones?
The Face That Launched a Thousand Drones?

The much talked about August 9 Time magazine cover, unabashed in its aim to shore up support for the war effort in Afghanistan, has left many still shaking their heads [&helli... [ More ]

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Zahra’s Paradise: An On-line Graphic Novella
Zahra’s Paradise: An On-line Graphic Novella

Set in the aftermath of Iran’s fraudulent elections of 2009, Zahra’s Paradise is the fictional story of the search for Mehdi, a young protestor who has disappeared in the ... [ More ]

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Kibera Then and Now
Kibera Then and Now

KIBERA, Kenya (ILO Online) – Deep within the labyrinth of this bustling informal settlement’s infinite network of footpaths, a young man tends to rows of plants in a small... [ More ]

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Alert: 24 hours to Save Sakineh from Death Sentence in Iran
Alert: 24 hours to Save Sakineh from Death Sentence in Iran

UPDATE: (Sakineh’s execution has been averted. Click Here for more information on how to help her get out of prison.) Iranian authorities could execute Sakineh Ashtiani ... [ More ]

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Jose Cendon and Collin Freeman Released
Jose Cendon and Collin Freeman Released

Jose Cendon and Collin Freeman were freed today against ransom and are on their way to Nairobi. The

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Wikileaks, War Crimes, and the Rise of the Fascist State
Wikileaks, War Crimes, and the Rise of the Fascist State

On March 19, 2003, I was sitting at the bar of Jaks Tap in Chicago’s West Loop with a friend when

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Letter From the Grave
Letter From the Grave

Last Thursday, Lasantha Wickramatunga, editor of the Sri Lankan newspaper the Sunday Leader, was ass

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Rethinking Coal (Multimedia)
Rethinking Coal (Multimedia)

By Rebecca Carroll for Chuck Nelson mined coal seams deep below the Appalachian hills of Boone Count

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Campania InFelix: The Triangle of Death
Campania InFelix: The Triangle of Death

By Matt Nager For nearly two decades, Campania, the southern region of Italy where Naples is located

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