Graphic: World Hunger Map 2015

Hunger Map 2015

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Tip of the Hat to Contributing Editor Berto Jongman

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Apr 28

Chuck Spinney: The Palestinian Question: Why the Two-State Solution is Kaput Water and the Creeping Annexation of the West Bank

Chuck Spinney

Chuck Spinney

The Palestinian Question: Why the Two-State Solution is Kaput

Water and the Creeping Annexation of the West Bank

So Israel’s creeping annexation of the West Bank and its lock of the West Bank’s water resources will continue unabated, in part financed by tax deductible donations from the US, and propped up by increased military aid.

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Apr 22

Berto Jongman: Homicides, not Terrorism, Kill More

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

Terrorism is on the rise – but there’s a bigger threat we’re not talking about

It is statistically undeniable that terrorist violence is on the rise. But is today’s terrorist violence really more intense and widespread than in, say, the 1960s and 1970s? Are Western European and North American cities really the new front line of a global jihad? The answer partly depends on how terrorism is defined.  . . .  Complicating matters, governments routinely conflate terrorism and insurgency.

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Apr 21