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International Developments


– Chris Hedges: Our invisible revolution

– The State Department will support free education in over 30 countries 

– Aung San Suu Kyi: Complicity With Tyranny?

– UN calls for Syrian ceasefire to deal with polio

– “Iran and six world powers ended an expert-level meeting over Tehran’s disputed nuclear activities on Thursday, but there was no immediate word on whether they had come any closer to an elusive breakthrough deal.”

– CIA WaPo leaks are aimed to silence drone critiques

– “Top Ten Reasons the US should Stay out of Iraq and put Conditions on Arms Sales

Middle East

Syrian chemical weapons destroyed

– Watchdog: More than 120,000 Syrians have died in civil war

– “How we lost in Iraq

– “A bloody resurgence of al-Qaida in Iraq is prompting Baghdad to ask the U.S. for more weapons, training and manpower, two years after pushing American troops out of the country.

– Rebels and Islamists clash in Yemen leaving 30 dead


– “The African Union says its members will introduce a resolution in the U.N. Security Council to delay the International Criminal Court trial of Kenya’s leaders for a year.


– “A month-long investigation into [Greek] police links with Golden Dawn has found only limited links with the Neo-Nazi organisation, police claimed on Wednesday.” Better double check to make sure.

– Yeah, capitalism! “The economy may be in recession for the sixth year running, but the 500 most profitable businesses and the 200 most profitable groups of companies [in Greece] increased their turnover and dramatically improved their profitability in 2012, data published on Thursday has shown.”

– “Two decades after Serb soldiers conducted house-to-house searches in a campaign of ethnic killings in Bosnia, forensic scientists are digging up what could turn out to be the largest mass grave from the 1992-95 war.

– “Retirees, the disabled and high school teachers were among thousands of protesters who clogged the Greek capital’s streets Thursday to demonstrate against a new property tax and other austerity measures. The show of anger disrupted traffic for more than eight hours.

Part 4 of interview with Blumenthal over architect of apartheid who stated death must occur to survive

Latin America

– Pew: View of the United States in Mexico, since 2010, has risen 22 points to 66 percent. [cont’d.]

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