‘Big Brothers’ and Politics of Patriotism and Fanaticism

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Article by WorldNews.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. A major theme often overlooked in George Orwell’s book, “1984,” which was written in 1949 and warned about the rise of totalitarian states (whether communist, democratic, or socialist), is that any government, known as “Big Brother”, can dominate society to the extent that every […]

Hama assault into second day as U.N. revives Syria debate

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AMMAN (Reuters) – A two-day assault by Syrian government forces on anti-government protesters in the city of Hama was widely condemned in the West and prompted European powers to relaunch a dormant U.N. resolution condemning Damascus for its crackdown. Tanks pounded residential neighborhoods across the city after evening prayers on […]

US House of Representatives passes debt-limit bill

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The US House of Representatives has passed by 269 votes to 161 a last-gasp deal to avoid a federal debt default. The legislation must now be passed by the Senate and approved by President Barack Obama to become law. It would raise the debt ceiling by up to $2.4tn (£1.5tn) […]

Republicans ‘confident’ of deal on US debt

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Top congressional Republicans have said they are in serious talks with President Barack Obama to break a US debt limit deadlock and are confident the risk of default by the world’s largest economy could be avoided. Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he had spoken with Obama and Vice […]

Multilingualism Is Needed More Than Ever

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Article by WorldNews.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. “Much the most important thing about language is its capacity for generating imagined communities, building in effect particular solidarities. After all, imperial languages are still vernaculars, and thus particular vernaculars among many.” -Linguist Stephen R. Anderson. The mass killing of dozens of people in […]

Calls for UN session on deadly Syria crackdown

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DAMASCUS – There were calls for an emergency UN Security Council session on Monday after Syrian security forces killed nearly 140 people in one of the deadliest days of more than four months of anti-regime protests. Rights activists said Sunday’s death toll included at least 100 when the army stormed […]

Something extra – Jamaica Gleaner

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Jamaica GleanerSomething extraJamaica GleanerAP NCB Group Managing Director Patrick Hylton (right) must be telling Michael Lee Chin, NCB Group chairman, some juicy office gossip and he is seemingly enjoying it at last Tuesday's 'Celebrating Mil…

In Kabul, Mullen Promotes U.S. Pullout

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KABUL, Afghanistan — American and allied forces in Afghanistan are strengthening a layered defense along the border with Pakistan to seize Haqqani network militants as they try to make their way to Kabul to carry out spectacular attacks, according to senior military officers. Commanders continue to…

Obama unfurls 11th-hour deal to avert US default

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WASHINGTON ‘ US President Barack Obama announced Sunday that he and top lawmakers had reached an 11th-hour deal to avert a first-ever US debt payment default that would have sown chaos across the world economy. ‘I want to announce that the leaders of both parties in both chambers have reached […]