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More evidence Ghouta chemical weapons rockets could have been fired from rebel areas

A new video uploaded to YouTube provides good evidence of the range of the kind of rockets allegedly fired into East Ghouta on 21 August – under 2km and possibly too short a distance to have been fired from government territory.

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Barack Obama, Troy Davis and Martin Luther King

“Southern trees bear a strange fruit, Blood on the leaves and blood at the root, Black body swinging in the Southern breeze, Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees. Pastoral scene of the gallant South, The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth, Scent of magnolia sweet and fresh, And the sudden smell of burning flesh! […]

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Troy Davis: Black as Charged?

Troy Davis was convicted of killing a policeman but the chief witness seems to be in the frame, most of the other witnesses have recanted, 50 states have appealed for clemency and Amnesty International and the NAACP are campaigning for him. He has always maintained his innocence but, perhaps partly as a consequence of an institutionally racist […]