Being Muslim is a Pre-Existing Condition

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Ahmed Tharwat

The frat boys of the Republican House of Representatives, celebrating the TrumpCare win in the Rose Garden was the most disgusting, lewd political act in recent years. We aren’t even going to talk about the absence of women in this political binge celebration.

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Coral Sea Mythology: Malcolm Turnbull’s Fictions

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Binoy Kampmark

The sea and bodies of water are as good as any in creating myths. Out of the water come creation myths: the heaving gorgeousness of Venus, emerging from raised foam, vitality captured in the enduring painting by Sandro Botticelli.

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Indian bags Green Nobel prize


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Jose Kalathil

Indian activist, Prafulla Samantara, 65, has won the Goldman Environmental Prize, also known as the Green Nobel, for his efforts in scuttling a mining conglomerate’s mega project in Odisha state. The only Asian among the six international awardees, Samantra, is the convener of the National Alliance of People’s Movements.

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The President is Missing – but not in the way it sounds

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Hazel Speed

Incongruously, a lawyer with various celebrity and high profile clients, had the inspired thought to team two together and facilitate a rather intriguing project.

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Caribbean Money Laundering Choke Hold

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Ricardo Swire

Sophisticated money laundering schemes invisibly bankroll transnational drug cartels’ presence in the Caribbean community. The cold war’s end signaled the start of an era where Russian organized crime syndicates formed alliances with Italian Mafia and Colombian drug cartels to invest billions of dollars looted from the former Soviet Union coffers.

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Bad Appraisal = Good Opportunity


Siddhartha Rastogi

You just came out of your yearly appraisal furious, red faced, spelling out names to your line manager and dotted line manager. You believed that you worked so hard, burnt your midnight oil for this, honestly for this! Almost negligible bonus, no hike, no promotion, etc, etc.

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