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Fake Mandela memorial sign language interpreter hospitalised

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 19 2013, 5:56am CST | by IANS

Johannesburg, Dec 19 (IANS) The sign language interpreter, who grabbed headlines across the world for allegedly using a fake sign language at the Nelson Mandela memorial last week, has been admitted to a hospital in South Africa.
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Gaza as Seen by a Progressive Zionist

Aug 28 2014 4:22pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

As a progressive (or "liberal" as I grew up calling myself), I've been troubled by the divide I've seen in the progressive community over the Israeli-Hamas conflict. While there are many good progressives on the national scene who, as I do, support Israel enthusiastically, I have also seen the unmistakable strain of anti-Israeli sentiment on the part of progressives I know, read, or interact with on social media. To me, much of what I've heard from ...
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Ferguson protesters invoke Che – oh, the irony!

Aug 26 2014 6:40pm CDT | Source: WND

By Humberto Fontova When a comedian’s “brilliant” witticism bombs he’ll often complain to the “dumb” audience that: “The irony is lost on you people!” In this spirit of “lost irony” I give you (pro) Michael-Brown protesters wearing Che Guevara T-Shirts at Ferguson demonstrations. Why “lost irony,” some readers might ask? “Don’t Shoot!” is the Ferguson demonstrator slogan/chant, right? Well, upon his very first (and very brief) experience with something properly descri ...
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Beloit Mindset List Reminds Us How College Freshmen View The World

Aug 26 2014 8:49am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Every year, Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin, releases its Mindset List to give a snapshot of how the incoming freshmen class views the world. The list for the Class of 2018: --- Most students entering college for the first time this fall were born in 1996. For these students, Tupac Shakur, Carl Sagan and Tiny Tim have always been dead. --- 1. During their initial weeks of kindergarten, they were upset by endle ...
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Former South African President Calls for Boycott of Israel

Aug 12 2014 8:32am CDT | Source: Big Government

South Africa's ex-President Thabo Mbeki has called for a boycott of Israeli goods to show solidarity with Palestinians. The public should mobilise against Israel so that it "does pay a price for the position that it is taking", Mr Mbeki said in the capital, Pretoria. About 2,000 people, mostly Palestinians, have died in the conflict in Gaza since July. Most South Africans have historically supported the Palestinians. BBC South Africa analyst Farouk Chothia says ...
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Obama, African Leaders Confront Continent's Crises

Aug 6 2014 3:35pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama called on African nations Wednesday to forcefully tackle health crises, security challenges and government corruption that could stymie the continent's economic progress, as he concluded an unprecedented summit. The summit, aimed in part at cultivating an Obama legacy on a continent where his family ties run deep, also marked a rare return to Washington for former President George W. Bush, who launched a $15 billion HIV/AIDS initiative ...
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Obama Toasts 'New Africa,' Highlights Ties to Continent

Aug 6 2014 9:31am CDT | Source: Big Government

President Obama toasted the "New Africa" and highlighted his African heritage to the dozens of leaders from the continent convened in Washington, D.C. for the U.S.-Africa Summit at a White House dinner Tuesday night. “I stand before you as the President of the United States and a proud American. I also stand before you as the son of a man from Africa,” he said. “The blood of Africa runs through ...
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EXCLUSIVE: Labour Press Officer Speaks out About Defection to UKIP

Aug 6 2014 5:35am CDT | Source: Big Government

A little while ago, I took a giant step forward and joined UKIP: the ‘people’s army’. Was I right? There are now around forty thousand of us members. But my own journey was a little different. For a small part of my professional career, a decade ago, I’d served as a Labour Party Press Officer working closely on a daily routine with Cabinet ministers and ambitious special advisers, including Ed Balls and Ed and David Miliband. I led the m ...
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American Media Biased Coverage of the Crisis in Gaza

Aug 1 2014 4:29pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

As a Palestinian living in the United States, I must say that the reporting of Fox News and CNN has no connection to the reality that Palestinians know only too well. Their coverage is unfair and fails to convey the whole truth of what is transpiring there. I have intensively followed the news since the abduction of the three Israeli teens on June 12, and it has become abundantly clear to me, and to many others, that the mainstream media in America are biased toward Israel ...
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