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    The Israeli left will not bring peace

    by Joseph Leone | Updated at 12:05am on January 02, 2018

    THERE is a common misconception among liberals worldwide that when Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing Likud government finally lose power, a revived Israeli left will actively pursue a fair and just peace with the Palestinians..

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    The visionless society

    by Chris Hedges | Updated at 12:05am on January 02, 2018

    IMAGINE yourself in early 2019. The Democrats, despite never articulating a political vision other than not being Donald Trump and refusing to roll back Republican legislation such as the 2017 tax bill, have regained the House of Representatives by a slim majority...

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    I hate new year’s day

    by Antonio Gramsci | Updated at 12:05am on January 02, 2018

    EVERY morning, when I wake again under the pall of the sky, I feel that for me it is New Year’s day...

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    When an education minister declares himself as thief

    by Mahtab Uddin Ahmed | Updated at 12:05am on January 02, 2018

    THE education minister made a rather morally distasteful remark recently that shocked the nation yet again. However, that seems to be the harsh reality of our country at the moment...

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    Unprecedented disregard for the life and dignity of workers

    | Updated at 12:05am on January 02, 2018

    SINCE the independence of Bangladesh, successive governments remained indifferent towards the life and struggle of workers. The year of 2017 was no different in this regard...

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    Govt primary schools need to be overhauled

    | Updated at 12:05am on January 02, 2018

    THAT government primary school students are falling behind their counterparts at non-government schools and kindergartens, according to results of Primary Education Completion Examination over past five years, is a matter of grave concern; it brings to the fore the government’s indifference to primary education...

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    Notes from Europe’s African border

    by Vijay Prashad | Updated at 12:05am on January 01, 2018

    REFUGEES do not show up in the Mediterranean Sea as if from nowhere. By the time they get into their flimsy boats on the Libyan coastline, they have lived many, many dangerous lives...

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    Message and warning from a war correspondent

    by Andre Vltchek | Updated at 12:05am on January 01, 2018

    SOMETIMES it is useful to take a break from news bulletins and newspapers, and even from ‘friendly’ internet publications...

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    The symphony of our times

    | Updated at 12:05am on January 01, 2018

    MY NEXT action was related to the peculiarity of location of the SDO and SDPO residences, close together but at one end of the town far from the police lines...

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    Unleashing a new wave of radicalisation?

    | Updated at 12:05am on January 01, 2018

    IN EARLY December 2017, US president Donald Trump announced that he recognised Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish people and the state of Israel...

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