28 Aug

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Have US candidates forgotten Afghanistan?

We ask why the Afghan war is not a campaign issue in the race for the White House.

Deadly car bomb hits Damascus funeral

Twelve killed in blast in capital, while Turkey warns it has limited space to cope with growing influx of refugees.

Last Modified: 28 Aug 2012 16:15 GMT

Middle East

Israeli army cleared in Rachel Corrie death

Israeli judge says 2003 death of American pro-Palestinian activist a result of “accident she brought upon herself”.
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2012 12:04 GMT

Tampa areas reeling from poverty

Jobs hard to come by in Florida city, as poverty level stands at twice the national average.

The Republican party is likely to pick Mitt Romney to run against President Barack Obama in November.

There is sure to be plenty of talk about cutting taxes and reforming social programmes – policies the convention’s host city will be interested in. Tampa suffers from one of the highest poverty rates in the country.


9/11 hearings: Hear no evil

If the government prevails, observers at any of the 9/11 hearings would see, but not hear those on trial, writes Hajjar.
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2012 10:50 GMT

Half measures and the limits of legitimacy in American politics

The idea that Americans can address their addiction to oil without addressing military industrial complex is ludicrous.
Mark LeVine Last Modified: 28 Aug 2012 10:23 GMT
Long Read

A world of hillbilly heroin

The hollowing out of America, up close and personal.
Chris Hedges Last Modified: 28 Aug 2012 09:08 GMT
Long Read

How not to reconstruct Iraq, Afghanistan – or the US

Why has the US spent so much money and time “so disastrously trying to rebuild occupied nations abroad”?
Peter Van Buren Last Modified: 28 Aug 2012 07:48 GMT
Long Read

No to PLC elections under policies of occupation

PNC polls can bring the Palestinians closer to self-determination, while restoring their legitimate right to resistance.
Haidar Eid Last Modified: 28 Aug 2012 06:52 GMT

What the ‘legitimate rape’ fiasco reveals about Paul Ryan’s extremist past

Todd Akin’s insensitive remarks regarding “legitimate rape” could provide the Romney ticket with a good smokescreen.
Autumn Smith Last Modified: 27 Aug 2012 13:22 GMT
Short Read

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