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How outsourcing terror cases to the US can inadvertently result in a fair trial | Arun Kundnani and Jeanne Theoharis 23.7.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
The UK government tried to disappear Talha Ahsan and Babar Ahmad to the US, but the basic rules of evidence were unexpectedly applied Days after Talha Ahsan and Babar Ahmad were extradited to the US in 2012, the home secretary, Theresa May, began her speech to the Conservative party conference by asking : Wasnt it great to say goodbye? For the government, it must have been a relief to have outsourced the problem, when the pair were flown to the US, 3,500 miles ...
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After 13-year struggle, US faces counter-terror fatigue 23.7.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
WASHINGTON : After 13 years of struggle, Americans are showing a growing public fatigue and waning sense of urgency over terrorism, an attitude that threatens US security, members of the panel that investigated the Sept 11 attacks said in a report on Tuesday. A decade after issuing the official account of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington, the former members of the bipartisan ...
Editorial: Syrian death toll and extremist threat increases, but the U.S. does little 23.7.2014 Washington Post
THE FIGHTING in Gaza has served to obscure developments in another Middle East war that is far bloodier and more important to U.S. interests. In the last week, more than 700 fatalities have been reported in a single battle in Syria, as government troops have tried to retake a gas field seized by the Islamic State, the al-Qaeda entity that now controls much of eastern Syria and western Iraq. Fighting is also raging between regime and moderate rebel forces in the city of Aleppo and between the rebels and the Islamists in the suburbs of ...
Schools face new curbs on extremism after Birmingham Trojan horse affair 23.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Education secretary Nicky Morgan announces reforms after Peter Clarke's damning report on Muslim extremist infiltration

A raft of reforms to school accountability, including an education commissioner for Birmingham, inspections of city academy chains and new oversight of school governors, were announced on Tuesday by the education secretary in response to a damning report into extremist infiltration of schools.

Nicky Morgan said that in the future teachers would be sacked without appeal if it was proven that they have failed to protect pupils or promote British values by exposing children to extremist speakers.

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The Late Historian Who Predicted The Years of War After September 11 23.7.2014 Mother Jones
This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. In December 2002, finishing the introduction to his as-yet-unpublished book The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence, and the Will of the People, Jonathan Schell wrote that the twentieth century was the era in which violence outgrew the war system that had once housed it and became "dysfunctional as a political instrument. Increasingly, it destroys the ends for which it is employed, killing the user as well as his victim. It has become the path to hell on earth and the end of the earth. This is the lesson of the Somme and Verdun, of Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen, of Vorkuta and Kolyma; and it is the lesson, beyond a shadow of a doubt, of Hiroshima and Nagasaki." More than a decade later, that remains a crucial, if barely noticed, lesson of our moment. Jonathan Schell died this March, but he left behind a legacy of reporting and thinking—from The Real War and The Fate of the Earth to The Unconquerable World—about just how, as the power to destroy ...
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9/11 Commission Issues An Update On Anniversary Of Report 23.7.2014 NPR News
Saying that the world has changed "dramatically," the report's authors write that al-Qaida groups have spread, and the threat for cyberterrorism has grown.
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Nigeria's president meets kidnapped Chibok girls and their parents 23.7.2014 L.A. Times - World News
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday met with a group of schoolgirls who escaped from the terrorist group Boko Haram and the parents of the abducted girls, about 100 days after nearly 300 girls were seized.
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The Path to a New 1914? How America Chose War After 9/11 22.7.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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Nigeria school offers hope to children caught in Islamist strife 22.7.2014 Hindustan Times: World
As the city struggles with a brutal insurgency waged by Boko Haram that has declared war on education a school has emerged as a ray of hope by providing meals uniforms health care and an education at no ...
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Turkish police accused of spying on prime minister are arrested 22.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Erdoan claims corruption allegations investigated by the officers were part of coup attempt by Gülen movement Continue reading...
The path to a new 1914? 22.7.2014 Le Monde Diplomatique
This essay is slightly adapted from Jonathan Schell's 2003 book, The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence, and the Will of the People, and appears with the kind permission of its publisher, Metropolitan Books.
Then came the attack of September 11th. Like the starting gun of a race that no one knew he was to run, this explosion set the pack of nations off in a single direction — toward the trenches. Although the attack was unaccompanied by any claim of authorship or statement of political (...) - Open page
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Nabbed terrorists confessed of being involved in deadly assault 22.7.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
Lahore- Terrorists arrested during Raiwind Operation have confessed to being involved in various deadly assaults held in past. Intelligence agencies today revealed that 3 companions of terrorists held in Raiwind operation confessed to being involved in various assaults including the attack on Army convoy in Gujrat, firing on police personnel at Babu Sabu check post and attack on Jail Wardens ...
Israel's Grinding Ground War in Gaza 22.7.2014 Truthout.com

Israel and the international community, for there to be a viable Palestine, must recognize Hamas as a valid political interlocutor, rather than purely a terrorist organization. The current charade sponsored by Israel and accepted by the West, sees Hamas as a band of bloodthirsty Jew-hating al-Qaeda-like zealots. If you wish to remain in a state of perpetual war with Palestine, then this rejectionist stance works well for you.

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Wall Street Journal Columnist Argues That There Are No Palestinian Civilians 22.7.2014 Think Progres

A WSJ op-ed contributor argued that all Palestinians should be fair game for targeting in Israel's Gaza operation.

The post Wall Street Journal Columnist Argues That There Are No Palestinian Civilians appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Birmingham schools 'feel like the Balkans', says Labour 22.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Liam Byrne says city needs to move on after 'Trojan horse' affair and tells Nicky Morgan to not repeat 'divisive rhetoric' of Gove

The Birmingham education system feels almost as fragmented as the Balkans and some schools need a completely new ethos, Liam Byrne, a shadow minister and local MP has warned.

Ahead of a report that will find there has been an aggressive Islamist atmosphere in some schools, the senior Labour MP said the Birmingham education system needed improvements and must be allowed to "move on" after several investigations into whether there has been an attempt by Islamist extremists to infiltrate state-funded establishments.

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After 13year struggle US faces counterterror fatigue panel 22.7.2014 Hindustan Times: World
After 13 years of struggle Americans are showing a growing public fatigue and waning sense of urgency over terrorism an attitude that threatens US security members of the panel that investigated the Sept 11 attacks said in a report on ...
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China will not fill US void in Afghanistan 22.7.2014 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
BEIJING - China does not seek to fill a void left in Afghanistan by the withdrawal of U.S. troops but will play a "huge" commercial role in helping rebuild the country, a newly appointed Chinese special envoy said on Monday. China, which is connected to Afghanistan by a narrow, almost impassable mountain corridor, has been quietly preparing for more responsibility there after the bulk of U.S.-led ...
Opinion: Why Israel and Hamas need each other 22.7.2014 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
Following yet another bloody struggle, it's clear Israel and Hamas can't seem to live with one another, or apparently without one another ...
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China will not fill U.S void in Afghanistan but will help rebuild: official 21.7.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
China does not seek to fill a void left in Afghanistan by the withdrawal of U.S. troops but will play a "huge" commercial role in helping rebuild the country, a newly appointed Chinese special envoy said ...
WorldViews: Why the capture of an Israeli soldier would be such a big deal 21.7.2014 Washington Post: World
On Sunday evening, Islamist militant group Hamas announced that it had captured an Israeli soldier in the midst of the bloodiest day of hostilities in the Gaza Strip since Israel launched "Operation Protective Edge" two weeks ago. An Israeli military spokesman said the army was investigating and did not confirm the abduction, but Ron Prosor, Israel’s U.N. ambassador, told reporters in New York the " rumors are untrue ...
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