Conflict In Kiev

0219_UKRAINE_langMap_web-720A great multimedia-included article in the NYT takes you into the protests, violence, and general disarray occurring right now in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev.

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European Boycotts Against Israel Taking Effect

0224-OBOYCOTTISRAEL-date-palm_full_380A good article in the CSM regarding how boycott movements in Europe, which can only get worse, is beginning to affect Israel’s economy and what lies in the future for this movement.

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0130-israel-products-pampers_full_300And there is another good piece at the CSM showing 10 popular product brands that must be boycotted if you are against the illegal Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories. The list comes form the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction) movement that began in 2005 in an effort to bring such facts to the fore.

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Iran Ready for Halting Nuclear Advances

Iran nuclear dealIn 11 days on Jan. 20th, The Guardian reports, that according to agreements with the U.S. and the other 5 members of the UN Security Council, Iran will halt developing weapons grade uranium in return for the lifting of  economic sanctions which aim to halt Iran’s nuclear capabilities.

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Did Sanctions Work in Iran?

1127-IRAN-BREAKTHROUGH_full_380A good piece in the CSM on how sociological conditions and a new leader in Iran led to Western sanctions being more affective in bringing them to the bargaining table regarding their nuclear ambitions.

Also in the article, it is explained why the sanctions are working, for now, in Iran but did not in North Korea. Very interesting.

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