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Russell Brand calls for Israel boycott

Russel Brand has gone one step further in his condemnation of the Israel-Gaza conflict than simply critiquing the way various media outlets have approached coverage.

Now, the comedian is urging banks, pension funds and other big businesses to sever investment … Read the rest

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Blame the environmentalists

Here’s The Script, in four despicable acts:

Act 1. Fracking boom goes bust as production from shale gas and tight oil wells stalls out and lurches into decline.
Act 2. Oil and gas industry loudly blames anti-fracking environmentalists and restrictive … Read the rest

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Ferguson police force ‘too white’

When an unarmed black teenager was shot by a white police officer recently, it cast a “blinding” spotlight on a small police department “struggling for authority and relevance” in a “changing” demography, the Washington Post writes.

Since the shooting, the

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Gaza: Pupil goes to HRC

A pupil at King David School, in Linksfield, Johannesburg, has complained to the SA Human Rights Commission that he has been bullied and discriminated against for his views on Israel.

The Grade 12 pupil said: “If you are critical of … Read the rest

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Swiss train derailed

Five passengers were seriously injured when a landslide derailed a train in a mountainous area of the canton of Graubünden in eastern Switzerland on Wednesday, following heavy rain in the region.

The accident occurred around 12.45pm on the Rhaetian Railway … Read the rest

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The De-industrialization of America

By Paul Craig Roberts, Dave Kranzler, and John Titus.

On January 6, 2004, Paul Craig Roberts and US Senator Charles Schumer published a jointly written article on the op-ed page of the New York Times titled “Second Thoughts on Free … Read the rest

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Spanish priest dies of Ebola

Spanish priest Miguel Pajares, 75, the first European infected by a strain of Ebola that has killed more than 1,000 people in West Africa, has died in hospital in Madrid, a spokeswoman for the city’s health authorities said on Tuesday.… Read the rest