Violence and Dignity: Reflections on the Middle East


Iraq War’s Legacy Of Cancer, on ZNet, by Dahr Jamail, March 25, 2013: Fallujah, Iraq – Contamination from Depleted Uranium (DU) munitions and other military-related pollution is suspected of causing a sharp rises in congenital birth defects, cancer cases, and other illnesses throughout much of Iraq …;

Cyprus Fallout: Moscow Accuses Euro Zone of Theft – and Worse, on Spiegel Online International, by Benjamin Bidder in Moscow, March 25, 2013: Russia has sharply criticized the bailout deal for Cyprus, with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev accusing the EU of theft. Russian state television even likened the forced levy imposed on wealthy investors – many of them Russian – to the expropriation of Jews by Nazi Germany …;

Sarkozy Scandal: An Unflattering Picture of French Democracy, on Spiegel Online International, interview with Edwy Plenel, March 25, 2013: Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is under investigation for exploiting the country’s richest woman to raise campaign funds. Edwy Plenel, founder of Mediapart, the online news magazine that broke the scandal, tells SPIEGEL that there could be more such cases to come …;

Will workfare be well paid? on open Economy, by TONY CURZON PRICE, March 24, 2013;

Book: Why Students Learn Better in a Playful Environment, on AlterNet/Education, by Peter Gray, March 11, 2013;

7 Amazing Fights for the Rights of Workers, on AlterNet/Activism, by Laura Gottesdiener, December 31, 2012;

Book: Ich bin ein Belieber, on The London Review of Books, by Michael Herbert Miller, March 21, 2013.

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