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Texas governor voices criticism regarding US federal border policies
Texas governor voices criticism regarding US federal border policies
by on 2014/07/21 [comments]

In recent days, Rick Perry, governor of the US state of Texas, has openly criticized US federal actions pertaining to the US–Mexico border. The governor specifically criticized President Obama's actions in an editorial yesterday, saying, "President Obama's appropriations request only deals...

Guantanamo inmate challenges force-feeding practices by suing U.S. president
Guantanamo inmate challenges force-feeding practices by suing U.S. president
by on 2014/03/17 [comments]

Guantánamo Bay detention camp inmate Emad Hassan has filed a lawsuit Tuesday against U.S. President Barack Obama, named as chief defendant, regarding alleged U.S. military practices in force-feeding prisoners during their hunger strikes.

Scottish Justice Secretary 'acutely aware of unusual publicity' in Kular case
Scottish Justice Secretary 'acutely aware of unusual publicity' in Kular case
by on 2014/02/19 [comments]

Wikinews has obtained a letter by Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill to former Conservative justice spokesman John Lamont in response to questions raised by our correspondent about the Mikaeel Kular murder case. Wikinews has investigated possible contempt by media publishing potent...

UK drugs policy petition reaches 100,000 signatures, may prompt Parliamentary debate
UK drugs policy petition reaches 100,000 signatures, may prompt Parliamentary debate
by on 2014/02/19 [comments]

The Backbench Business Committee of the House of Commons is to discuss whether to schedule a debate on reform of Britain's drug laws, after a petition calling for an independent review of the laws reached 100,000 signatures this week. The petition was started by Green Party MP Caroline Luc...

Tunisia approves new constitution
Tunisia approves new constitution
by on 2014/02/03 [comments]

The Tunisian National Assembly approved a new constitution yesterday, a step towards running elections in the country. A new cabinet has been appointed by the Prime Minister, Mehdi Jomaa.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: close Guantanamo Bay
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: close Guantanamo Bay
by on 2013/04/10 [comments]

Navi Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights told the United States Friday to close its prison camp at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. She argued the continuing indefinite detention without trial violates international law.

Urban Legends of the Presidency
Urban Legends of the Presidency
by on 2012/10/01 [comments]

When the United States was first founded, it took a while for them to concede to even have a President at all. It was believed that having one central executive figure would be too much like having a king - something they still shuddered at the thought of. Well, in terms of how kingdoms te...

Democracy and Capitalism - the look into types of power
Democracy and Capitalism - the look into types of power
by on 2010/12/10 [comments]

In order to understand the submission “ Democracy is a Function of Capitalism” one has to delve deep into Social, economic, and political evolution of human race and subject it to critical analysis.

Obama Goes East
Obama Goes East
by on 2010/11/24 [comments]

Barack Obama, the president of the masses, chosen by the deprived and have nots of the thriving American society woke up one fine morning only to stare at another nightmare that unfolded itself slowly and surely.

Elections: 10 demands to get my vote
Elections: 10 demands to get my vote
by on 2010/10/13 [comments]

Most of the real issues that concern American citizens, no matter how
common or important, will never be sexy enough to catch the headlines.
I may as well give you my wish list of issues I want to see politicians
discuss. These will be just as ignored as the others, so...

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The Unmentionable Minority: Discrimination in the United States goes on
The Unmentionable Minority: Discrimination in the United States goes on
by on 2010/10/11 [comments]

Many years ago I served in a racially segregated United States Army in the southern state of Georgia. Black people had to use separate bathrooms, train cars, churches, and restaurants: this segregation was accepted without much question.

Open Letter to The Iraqi People
Open Letter to The Iraqi People
by on 2010/10/05 [comments]

Hi everybody! I realize that I’m just one solitary American but, SORRY about the whole invasion slash occupation thing. Our bad!

Dollar goes a long way in Politics
Dollar goes a long way in Politics
by on 2010/10/01 [comments]

What is it with Men? What makes it so difficult to say 'no' to corruption? Greed perhaps? Lack of self-esteem? Fear?


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