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Saudi’s Brave Women Pull Back the Curtain on Crown Prince MBS

Medea Benjamin and Ariel Gold Independent Media Institute
The fact that MBS lifted the driving ban and simultaneously put in prison those who had campaigned and suffered for such reforms makes clear his actual motive: to silence dissent and prevent these women’s voices from being heard.

The New Middle East That’s Coming

Conn Hallinan Foreign Policy in Focus
The Middle East that is emerging from the current crisis may be very different than the one that existed before those cruise missiles and drones tipped over the chessboard

Tidbits - Nov. 7, 2019 - Reader Comments: Impeachment Cover-up; Trump Changing Judiciary; McConnell Countdown; Warren's Medicare for All Plan; California Fires; Army Recruitment Answer to Student Debt; Middle East - Trump Policy Collapse; and more

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The Democratic Revolution in Sudan: Testing Days Ahead

Rashid El Sheik; Isma’il Kushkush Morning Star
Democracy campaigners have called a general strike against the counter-revolutionary Supreme Military Council. The revolutionary transformation in Sudan faces a critical test over the coming weeks.

Tidbits - May 23, 2019 - Reader Comments: Italy Unions Refuse to Load Saudi Ship; Venezuela Eyewitness Report; Strange Workings of Identity and Adolph Reed Jr.; Boeing Allowed to Decide What Planes Are Safe?; Announcements; more...

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Could Trump Really Launch a War With Iran?

Conn Hallinan Foreign Policy in Focus
Of course, if the United States and/or Israel join in, Iran will be hard pressed. But as belligerent as Bolton and the Israeli government are toward Iran, would they initiate or join a war? But we should take neocons like Bolton at their word.

Since When Does Netflix Take Marching Orders From Saudi Arabia?

Dean Obeidallah The Daily Beast
Netflix has the power to reject attempts to silence those who use comedy to speak truth to power. Anything less makes the company complicit in Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman's plan to stifle those who criticize him.
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