Opinion

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    What now?

    Andrew Levine | Updated at 12:00am on November 14, 2018

    THE good news is that Democrats will take over the House of Representatives and hold onto or take back governorships in the upper Midwest and...

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    Judicial sovereignty needed to safeguard national sovereignty

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on November 14, 2018

    SEVERAL political parties and civic groups are to file appeals to the Supreme Court against the dissolution of parliament by president Maithripala Sirisena....

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    Academia and state

    AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on November 14, 2018

    ON October 13, Professor KN Panikkar sounded the alarm....

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    Deaths underestimated by 5 to 1

    Nicolas Davies | Updated at 12:00am on November 14, 2018

    AN NGO responsible for reporting on war deaths in Yemen has acknowledged that it has underestimated the casualties in the three-year-old conflict by at least...

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    The armistice of November 11, 1918 and the lessons for today

    Nick Beams | Updated at 12:00am on November 13, 2018

    YESTERDAY marked the 100th anniversary of the armistice which finally brought an end to World War I. Nothing like it had ever been seen in...

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    Crucifying Julian Assange

    Chris Hedges | Updated at 12:00am on November 13, 2018

    JULIAN Assange’s sanctuary in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London has been transformed into a little shop of horrors. He has been largely cut off from...

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    End Yemen’s ‘humanitarian nightmare’

    Julia Conley | Updated at 12:00am on November 13, 2018

    ANTI-WAR groups and progressive lawmakers expressed cautious optimism this weekend after the Trump administration announced it would end its policy of refueling Saudi planes that...

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    Still searching for appropriate structures of governance

    Rene Wadlow | Updated at 12:00am on November 13, 2018

    ON FRIDAY, November 9 2018, at the invitation of the Russian government and under the chairmanship of the Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov began what...

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    BRICS – a future in limbo?

    Peter Koenig | Updated at 12:00am on November 12, 2018

    TODAY it’s clear that fascist-turned Brazil is out — so we are at RICS. There is not much to argue about. The world’s fifth largest...

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    Dissolution of the Lankan parliament

    K Ratnayake | Updated at 12:00am on November 12, 2018

    SRI Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena blatantly violated on November 9 the country’s constitution and dissolved parliament almost two years before its term officially ends. According...

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