World Turned Upside Down

Horror over baby murder

Changchun, China The senseless killing of an infant has plunged China’s social media sites into another round of soul-searching. The baby was in a car stolen outside a grocery in northeastern China, and the carjacker admitted to strangling and burying ...
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Indefinite Detention Of American Citizens

President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 including a separate section that could allow the military to indefinitely detain American citizens on suspicions of supporting terrorism. His signature means indefinite detention without charge or trial will ...
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Amsterdam’s Scum Villages

Amsterdam ‘Scum villages’: Families that persistently behave badly and harass their neighbors are to be evicted from city-run housing projects and moved into trailer parks that have “minimal services” and are under constant police supervision. The new housing camps have ...
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Thousands protest the killing of an anti-fascism activist by skinheads

Paris Leftist murdered: Thousands turned out to protest the killing of an anti-fascism activist by skinheads in Paris last week. Clement Meric, 19, was out shopping with friends when he exchanged words with the skinheads, who beat him to death ...
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Tamworth – The Obesity Capital of Britain

The first thing that hits you when arriving by train into Tamworth’s railway station, is the wafting smell of sizzling burgers at a mobile snack bar just five steps from the main entry. Topping the list of specials is the ...
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Agent Orange Being Sprayed

Agent Orange Is Still Killing Veterans Slowly

Agent Orange Is Still Killing Veterans Slowly   This is a true story told to me recently by a friend who wishes to remain anonymous. It explains his experience with the legacy of Monsanto and Dow and the ongoing effects ...
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South Sudanese Army Accused Of Rape

Juba, South Sudan Army rapes, murders: South Sudanese soldiers have been gang raping young girls and then burning them alive, according to a new United Nations report. The army is trying to terrify the entire civilian population into fleeing rebel-held ...
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North Korean Food Imports Down

Despite long-running drought, overall food situation appears similar to previous years. North Korea’s spending on imports of cereals decreased again in August, after recovering slightly the previous month, data from Chinese government figures show. Cereals – which include rice imports ...
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Chile’s Raging Wildfires

Conguillfo, Chile Wildfires are raging out of control in some of Chile’s oldest protected forests. Hundreds of acres of old growth have been destroyed in Conguillfo National Park, which is known for its centuries-old “monkey puzzle” trees. This is a ...
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Internment Camps in the United States

Internment Camps in the United States

Internment Camps in the United States Miyuki is old enough to have been a child during World War II. Indeed, some of her students are that old as well but they are eager to learn and listen to her carefully.   ...
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