Issue 293: Top Stories - Friday 24th October 2013

Issue 294 – Friday 25th October 2013

US-led coalition responsible for most violent deaths in Iraq

US-based PLOS Medicine journal estimated that nearly half a million people died from causes that could be associated with the US-led invasion and occupation of Iraq from 2003 to 2011.

Issue 294 – Friday 25th October 2013

Israeli ill treatment of Palestinian children ongoing despite reassurance to UNICEF

Israeli violations against detained Palestinian children are ongoing, despite reassurances by the Israeli Govt to address some of the issues of concern outlined in the UN’s Children’s Fund report that was released back in March of this year


  • Regurgitating prejudices against Muslim dress

    The media can once again be compared to vultures flying in circles around their prey, feeding on the morsels of a right-wing political agenda. This time regurgitating old fears about the traditional Islamic sense of dress and the alleged threat posed to British society and identity

  • Nuclear deal with Iran could be hallmark of Obama presidency

    With the recent election of Hassan Rouhani, the new president of Iran, another window of opportunity has opened for Obama to address the 10-year standoff over its nuclear programme. The ball appears to be firmly in the US court to demonstrate that it is capable of playing fair.

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  • Iran’s President Rouhani may face opposition

    I was pleased when Hassan Rouhani became President this year, winning a majority of the votes cast. Already, he has called for talks with the US, although he has (understandably) attached conditions to those talks


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