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Capitalism and Unmaking of Democracy

Rule of law, transparency, accountability and citizenship rights are fundamental pillars of constitutional democracy. These pillars are eroding rapidly. The democratic cultures based on equality, liberty, justice, reason, science, secularism, tolerance and mutual respect for dissenting and diverse opinions are declining across the globe. The corporatisation of electoral campaigns, market …

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Soaring Gas Prices Fuel June Inflation

It is hard to feel good about this report, but with wage growth slowing sharply in the last six months to around 4.0 percent (compared to 3.4 percent in 2019), it’s hard to see how an inflation rate north of 9.0 percent can be sustained. The overall CPI was up …

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Reflections On The Mediterranean Region – Analysis

The Mediterranean region in question The Mediterranean is etymologically the “sea in the middle of the land“. (1) The Romans called it Mare Magnum (‘Great Sea’) or Mare Internum (‘Internal Sea’) and, starting with the Roman Empire, Mare Nostrum (‘Our Sea’). The term Mare Mediterrāneum appears later in the work …

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US And Israel Concede Iran Will Go Nuclear – OpEd

Iran getting the Bomb is not necessarily a bad thing, though in a perverse way. An Israeli physicist who worked at Israel’s Dimona nuclear reactor, which produces the plutonium for the country’s nuclear warheads, published a Haaretz article declaring the the US and Israeli policy of “maximum pressure,” has utterly …

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SDF continues operations against ISIS in Deir ez-Zor

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Wednesday said that they targeted two ISIS members in Deir Ez-Zor (Deir al-Zor). “Our SDF Special Units, enabled by air and field support by the International Coalition forces, conducted yesterday a precise security operation in the al-Zir village , al-Busayrah town, the eastern countryside …

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