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The newly formed Lebanese cabinet deserves a chance

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The newly formed Lebanese cabinet deserves a chance

The newly formed Lebanese cabinet deserves a chance By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz A popular uprising forced the resignation of the Lebanese prime minister and his cabinet last October. But a strong self-serving government and a very unpopular parliament are still operating with full force. The uprising has a long way to go to achieve its…

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Sanders, Khanna announce new legislation to block funding for War with Iran

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Sanders, Khanna announce new legislation to block funding for War with Iran

Sanders, Khanna announce new legislation to block funding for War with Iran Senator Bernie Sanders co-sponsors legislation to block funding for President Trump’s war with Iran in Iraq while Americans protest across the country against the violence and targeted assassination of Iranian Military Commander Qassem Soleimani. The National Nonviolent PeaceForce denounces Trump’s violence as well as…

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Algeria: “I Can See Clearly Now”

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Algeria: “I Can See Clearly Now”

Algeria: “I Can See Clearly Now” “All politics is local,” former U.S. House Speaker Tip O’Neill said, yet in Arab countries all politics is considered global. By Abdennour Toumi  The political tempest that erupted in Algeria last winter is resonating powerfully in the ears of the masses. Algerians are still marching and celebrating both the…

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Algeria: The People Are Missing

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Algeria: The People Are Missing

Algeria: The People Are Missing In Algeria, Saïd’s name was firmly rooted as a passe-droit code among a relative consensus of the Algerian regime’s clans. By Abdennour Toumi  The relation between the Algerian regime, finance, and the powerful business barons of the private sector under the Bouteflika system have pushed many observers and political analysts…

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Algeria: Hirak Act II 

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Algeria: Hirak Act II 

Algeria: Hirak Act II  The Hirakists persist in their demands for regime change, while the Military are pushing for the Constitutional order. By Abdennour Toumi  Algeria’s “triangle of hope” could lead to the question the street, the Generals, and the Presidential Palace are asking: Will democracy in Algeria really be workable? According to classic political…

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Algeria: Egyptian Scenario will Fail 

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Algeria: Egyptian Scenario will Fail 

Algeria: Egyptian Scenario will Fail  There are some similarities between Egypt and Algeria. Both countries have armies that have been in power since they gained it, and both armies appointed presidents of their own. By Abdennour Toumi  Algerians are still marching, demanding the fall of what remains of the regime, while the country’s strongman, General…

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