‘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 […]

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 […]

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…

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 […]

Mexico ‘drug enforcer admits 1,500 killings’

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Mexican police say a suspected drug cartel leader they arrested last week has confessed to ordering the killing of 1,500 people in northern Chihuahua state. Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez is also a suspect in the murder of a United States consulate employee last year near a border crossing in Ciudad Juarez. […]

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 […]