Opinion

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2012 “Are You Serious?” awards

Every year Dispatches From The Edge gives awards to news stories and newsmakers that fall under the category of "Are you serious?"

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Global capitalism: The gift that keeps on taking

What should we be teaching people, most especially the youth about the holiday season?

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Romney, Obama and the real Jerusalem issue

The words "Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel" were in the 2008 Democratic Party platform but not, at first, in this year's text.

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Cuba crash reveals dissident links to U.S., European politicians

The incident illustrates the degree to which anti-socialist dissidents in Cuba are linked to important political circles both in the United States and Europe.

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Moral drones and the New York Times

First, one should never be surprised to find that the NY Times can ferret out experts to say virtually anything.

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UK activists target Shell's Arctic agenda

Activists with Greenpeace shut down 74 Shell gas stations July 16, in London and Edinburgh, to protest the oil corporation's plans to drill into the sensitive Arctic ecosystem for oil.

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Sudan protesters call for replacement of Al Bashir regime

Protests are growing in the Sudan in response to the announcement that fuel subsidies will be discontinued.

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Workers of the world are uniting

Last week IndustriALL, a new global union, was formed in Copenhagen, Denmark. It represents 50 million workers in 350 unions from all over the world.

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U.S. policy blamed for keeping American in Cuban jail

Cuba's ambassador to the U.S. has weighed in on the controversy surrounding Alan Gross, a U.S. contractor currently serving a 15-year sentence in that island nation.

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“Arab Spring, Libyan Winter” has timely lessons for NATO summit

A timely new book, "Arab Spring, Libyan WInter," provides a short, information-rich guide to what the NATO controversy is all about.

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