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The Lie Machine

The Lie Machine

  • January 23, 2021
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Political lying is not a new phenomenon, but there are many different kinds of political lies.  There are lies that governments tell their populations in order to achieve specific objectives in war and diplomacy.  There are up-front, out-loud lies based on the invention of facts, and  lies that are achieved through the concealment and obfuscation...

The Rohingya: a suitable case for genocide?

  • May 18, 2015
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‘ All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood,’ declares Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.     Today, in the early 21st century, we live in a world in...

Stateless in Djibouti

Stateless in Djibouti

  • February 07, 2014
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It takes a lot to shock the Daily Mail, as far as the treatment of Muslim terrorists by Her Majesty’s Government is concerned.     In October 2012, however,   the Mail   published the story of Mahdi Hashi, a 23-year-old former care worker from Camden, who has apparently been held since the summer at the...

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